Historic Site Aldinga Hotel
The Aldinga Hotel which is located on the important cross roads of Old Coach Road and Port Road was opened on 20 March 1851. The first licensee was Carty Downing who ran the hotel from 1851 to 1854. Downing purchased allotments in the new subdivision of Section 400 and named one of the areas Downingsville. Early photos indicate the modest nature of the hotel structure in its early years. Most recently it has been extended and a concrete block structure added to the street frontage. The core of the structure retains little of the early building fabric of the hotel. However, its continuous functioning as a hotel provides the structure with its historic significance. The hotel served an important social function in early settlements in the district providing facilities for business, Council and school meetings, and other social activities. There is a notable mature Norfolk Island pine at the rear of the hotel.( City Of Onkapringa History And Heritage)
Fridays After 5
This popular event kicks off again on Friday 30th November, 2018 and will be on every Friday in December and January at Old Coach Road, Aldinga
What are the Fridays After Five? A perfect start to the weekend where you can enjoy some live music, a glass of wine, some delicious food and a shop at the markets.
It’s a free event perfect for the family and friends.
Where? – Head to Home Grain Bakery on Old Coach Road, Aldinga. Please park behind on the football oval. There is a convenient walk through behind Home Grain Bakery
MUSIC: Live music from local bands and performers will fill the air.
Cooee Arthousee Open Mic! throughout the evening. If you fancy playing a couple of tunes in a super relaxed awesome place, bring your instrument and put your name down on the chalk board.
KIDS:There will be a dedicated kids area where they can play and have fun in a safe environment. Food: Home Grain Bakery, Maxwell’s Grocery, The Shack Cafe & Pizzeria, Rosey’s Aldinga, The Little Rickshaw, Nourish Me Happy Cafe, Aldinga Hotel PLUS selected food trucks.
Drinks: Fall from Grace, Aldinga Hotel and a on site bar.
IF you wanted to get involved and become a stall holder there are still some places left so jump on the website and fill in your details
Parking: Please park on the footy oval off port road.
Bring a chair or a picnic rug and nestle in for the night.
And more local businesses will be open like Aldinga Bike Kitchen
Aldinga is happening on Friday night!