What’s happening at Houndwave 2019

We are excited to provide our program for Houndwave, Adelaide’s Doggy Day out and pooch friendly music festival on Saturday 21st September – 11 am – 4 pm. Light Square Adelaide.

Download a PDF of the Houndwave Map

Remember to read the house rules and weather policy, we want everyone to have a great day to keep everyone safe and happy.

Our live music for the day has again been curated Little Acorn Music and includes some of Adelaide’s finest dog loving, emerging musicians. NB Times are subject to change #ADLCityofMusic

Nathan May Music 11.10 am
Elli Belle 11:50 am
Ryan Martin John + Band 12.45 pm
Ricky Albeck & the Belair Line 2.20pm
Katie Pomery 3.15 pm

We know you are all keen to join in the fun of our competitions! We are asking that you pay $5.00 entry fee , all proceeds here will be for the RSPCA SA and For the Animal Welfare League

Drop into the Wunderhaus Activation and be part of the Photo Mosaic (details to follow)

Feel free to bring a picnic blanket and deck chairs. The event is licensed and we have a bar courtesy of Fat Controller bar, which also includes lots of non-alcohol beverages (Nuclear Juices, Farmers Union Ice Coffee + More)

Get there early so you don’t miss out, our comps start at 1.30 pm (subject to change) and will include:

  1. Best Dressed (Doggy bag from Adelaide Vet, Photography Voucher via Fluff & Stuff, $200 Voucher Level One Restaurant at Electra House Hotel, Accomodation Voucher for the newly renovated rooms at the Grand Chancellor Hotel, Hand Painted Ceramic dog bowl via City Of Adelaide)
  2. Best Trick (Doggy bag from Adelaide Vet, Advance Behavioural Training Voucher, Accomodation Voucher -Executive Spa Suite for two- Adelaide Riviera Hotel, A Box of SA’s Finest Beers from Sturt Street Cellars, Hand Painted Ceramic dog bowl via City Of Adelaide)
  3. Best look a like (Doggy bag from Adelaide Vet, Photography Voucher Hand in Hound Photography, PETstock Gift Cards, Hand Painted Ceramic dog bowl via City Of Adelaide, Goody bags)

We have goody bags from many of stall holders, Movie tickets from GU Filmhouse, and Wines from the dog friendly West Oak Hotel.. so DRESS TO IMPRESS

Kaffana have donated a $100 Voucher which is being given away prior to Houndwave .. visit the Houndwave Facebook Page. Kaffana will have a new outdoor dining area where dogs are welcome, opening in October.

Adelaide Vet will be giving a way a years worth of Veterinary Care valued at up to $850, to be in the running you’ll need to visit Adelaide Vet at Houndwave.

We provided the RSPCA and AWL with a photography voucher each from TS Photography

SAHARA (formerly SA Dog Rescue) will be there with a  merchandise stall, some pooches up for adoption and will be running the Vegan BBQ.

Houndwave T Shirts available for sale (limited edition black version)

Canine Cup are giving away 2 tickets to the Canine Cup, visit the “Cuddle Booth” to learn more

Our stall holders and local business in the West End of Adelaide have all been very generous.

Please add donations to the collection tins all day .. all proceeds go to charity.




This post is getting long, but you might get hungry during Houndwave, so we have food and coffee on site for the humans (and several treat stall for the pooches):

Cavan Espresso Coffee Van
Soza’s Sri Lankan
Ragi’s Spicery
El Diablo Wood Fired Pizza
Worldwide Fried Chicken
Honey Puff Lads

Houndwave is Presented by the Adelaide West End Association
Principal Partner: Wunderhaus ; Vet Partner: Adelaide Vet; Funding Partner: City of Adelaide

Thank you to all our supporters, stall holders, volunteers, suppliers and Event Management Team.


Houndwave House Rules and Weather Policy

Houndwave House Rules and Weather Policy

We want everyone to have a great day out at Houndwave so we need to have a few rules (and we do have regulations to abide by).

Don’t have a dog, that’s okay you are still welcome, just always remember to ask an owner before you pat a dog. Remember CHAT, THEN PAT.


If a dog is brought into the event, it must be kept on a short leash (2m or under) at all times. We don’t have fencing in the square, so please be careful and keep your dog on a leash as we really don’t want any accidents. Please respect these rules as the park is in the middle of Adelaide and is surrounded by roads. We have also arranged that traffic around Light Square for the duration of the event will be reduced to 25 km per hour.

Please respect the park as well as other patrons by picking up after your dog and yourselves. Doggy bags are available at entrance points and on the north-east and south-west corners of the square. Rubbish bins are also available.

Please only bring well socialised and non-aggressive dogs. If a dog becomes aggressive or fights with another dog once inside the event, we will need to ask the owner to immediately remove their dog from the event site.

All dogs attending must be vaccinated – if you need some information head over to our Vet Partners at Adelaide Vet

HOUNDWAVE is a Licensed event and alcohol will be for sale. It is not BYO and no alcohol can be brought into the event. We have food available for sale and this includes Vegan and Gluten free options

Definitely NO GLASS as this is really a hazard for all those paws in attendance.

We will have water bowls on site and you may bring your own.

FIRST AID – First Aid Kits are located at the AWEA  Marquee (in front of the fountain)  and Adelaide Vet are onsite for any dog related first aid needs


It’s looking like things might be a bit chilly, so rug up, bring a picnic blanket and a deck chair if that helps. Our policy does need to cover weather extremes so please see below.

HOT WEATHER: Houndwave may be modified if, on Friday 20th September, the forecast temperature for Saturday 21st  September is 35 degrees or above. If the event is changed a notice will be placed on the Houndwave website at www.houndwave.com.au and on the event’s Facebook Page www.facebook.com/houndwave

We have changed the time of year to spring, so we are hoping the weather will not be too hot., we found that by holding an event in March, it was getting too hot for dogs to enjoy the day out.

If the temperature is over 35 degrees and we will run the event and advise of times that dogs should not be at the event.

It is forecast to be warm on Saturday and the good folk at the Animal Welfare League SA are kindly bringing splash pools along for the dogs.

WET OR WINDY/STORMY WEATHER If the forecast for Saturday 21st of September is for particularly wet or dangerously windy weather a decision about cancelling Houndwave  (or moving to an indoor location) will be made before 5pm on Friday 20th September. In any case, all marquees and umbrellas must be secured with pegs and or weights. and will be actively collapsed immediately if required.


Stallholders and Vendors are to remove own waste from the site, remove your own waste water and oils (food vendors)  – bins will be provided for general event waste. We ask that everyone attending please respect the park. Please can you return recyclable drink containers to the point of purchase.



Dogs on leads with owners

All dogs must be on leashes at all times during Houndwave Photography by Helen Page





Win a year of veterinary care at Houndwave

Win a year of veterinary care at Houndwave

AdelaideVet have been Adelaide’s trusted and local vets for 20 years. Their dedicated team, high standards of care, extended trading hours and fully equipped facilities means you can rest assured you and your pets are in excellent hands. There are 4 AdelaideVet practices across Adelaide.

To show their love for the pets of Adelaide, they’re giving you the chance to win the ultimate healthcare plan at Houndwave!

The Total Wellness Plan for cats and dogs includes:

  • Annual vaccination
  • Unlimited consultations to the vet
  • Monthly parasite control delivered to your door (flea, heartworm and intestinal worming protection)
  • $50 off professional services voucher
  • Plus more great discounts and benefits!

For your chance to win, visit the AdelaideVet team at Houndwave.

We’ll also have Adelaide Vet Dr Jessica Paterson on site for “Ask a Vet” at Houndwave.

Win a total wellness package from Adelaide Vet

Adelaide Vet will be onsite to answer your questions at Houndwave


Houndwave 2019 – Adelaide’s Doggy Day out

Houndwave 2019 – Adelaide’s Doggy Day out

Houndwave is Adelaide’s pooch-friendly music festival! + markets and more. #Houndwave #MustLoveDogs.
Houndwave is Adelaide’s dog’s day out!.. a chance for dogs and their two legged companions and friends to celebrate the ancient bond between dogs and humans. It’s a pooch friendly music festival. Saturday 21st September, 11am – 4 pm at Light Square, Adelaide

This is a FREE COMMUNITY EVENT celebrating life in the City of Adelaide.

We’ve got competitions and prizes for best trick, best dressed
and look a likes.

The Adelaide West End Association celebrates all we love about dogs with music, food and a market in the heart of the west end and draws to attention the importance of canine companions to people and the city.

Houndwave is licensed and we have food from local traders available on site. Have a vino or a dogtail from Fat Controller Bar .

We have Adelaide Vet on hand an we’ll be supporting the RSPCA and AWL SA, so come along with a generous spirit.

Live Music from local dog loving musicians!

Most of all, come along and have a fun day out with the whole family (no cats or rats!)

Pawsome Art Trail – Adelaide – SALA Festival

Pawsome Art Trail – Adelaide – SALA Festival

Pawsome Art Trail- South Australian Living Artists (SALA)

Dog lovers know our dog’s love a day out! During August and the SALA Festival dogs are welcome at many venues across Adelaide .. (check the attached map).

The Pawsome Art Trail  is designed to encourage art and dog lovers to get out and about the City of Adelaide  to experience more of the 2018 SALA Festival.

Established, emerging and community artists have hand-painted 100 distinctive dog bowls that will identify venues featuring work by local artists. There are also seven supersized dog bowls painted by high profile artists.  Partnering with Guide Dogs SA/NT the supersize bowls will be auctioned at the end of SALA with all proceeds going to Guide Dogs SA/NT.

You’ll be able to go for a ramble around the City streets and happen upon the decorative dog bowls and, therefore, the SALA displays. Alternatively during August, you can download the map here:  2018-SALA-Pawsome-Trail

Houndwave not Soundwave

Houndwave not Soundwave

Houndwave is Adelaide’s pooch friendly music festival and doggy day out.  Our second event was held in Light Square Adelaide, on Saturday 7th April and is supported by Splash Adelaide.  2000 + people and over 1000 dogs joined us for a pawsome day.. so many happy furry and human faces. 2018 saw the introduction of a partnership with Adelaide MINI Garage with lots of giveaways, including winning a MINI for a weekend.

Houndwave includes live music from dog loving musicians, market stalls, competitions, agility demo’s, dog related market stalls, food, wine. Our Vet partners Adelaide Vet were on site for ask a vet sessions, Advance Behavioural Training joined us for Agility training demos and opportunities. Doggy do’s were available, canine massage and general well being information.

We support our charity partners .. RSPCA SA and Animal Welfare League SA. This year we also included SA Dog Rescue, Animals Australia and Guardian Angel Animal Rescue.

Houndwave is an initiative of the Adelaide West End Association and is supported by Splash Adelaide, Principal Partner Adelaide MINI Garage, Adelaide Vet ,ABT, Bendigo Bank, Greaton, PETstock, Chihuahua Bar, Dandelion Wines, Duografik, Glashaus and Uno Partnership.

Film by Charles Phillpot and Music by Ryan Martin John “Connor” https://ryanmj.bandcamp.com

Houndwave 2018 Photo’s by Helen Page Photography 

Dandelion Vineyards & Heirloom Wines

Dandelion Vineyards & Heirloom Wines

King Charles Cavalier Spaniel at Houndwave

Bowie Jackson

Adelaide MINI Garage

All Photography © Helen Page Photography