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Mary MacKillop Feast Day
Date Wed 8th Aug 2018 to Thu 8th Aug 2019
Come & Celebrate the life of Australia's First Saint, Mary of the Cross MacKillop. Free Entry all Day at the Mary MacKillop Interpretive Centre, Cnr of Petticoat Lane & Portland Street, Penola.
Open 10-4pm.
Mass @ 9.15, Morning Tea, Mass @ Noon & Evening Prayer @ 5pm.
All Welcome.
Art Exhibition by Catherine Warnest - Salt of the Earth
Date Fri 10th Aug 2018 to Sat 29th Sep 2018
Catherine Warnest grew up in Charleville, QLD and completed an Arts Degree at the University of Southern QLD.

Playing a double on the tv series McLeod's Daughters, cattle mustering in QLD, running the Willalooka Tavern and shearing and wool handling around the world are just some of the roles Catherine has played throughout her life.

Her adventurous and creative spirit along with her love of the land and animals is depicted in her stunning artworks.

Catherine is a very talented local artist and we are sure visitors to the Gallery will love Catherine's work as much as we do.
I'm a Feminist but...
Date Sun 12th Aug 2018 to Fri 21st Sep 2018
Curator Eleanor Scicchitano has brought together seven women to explore the challenges and hypocrisies of being a twenty-first century feminist. As part of the inaugural FRAN Festival 2017, the exhibition presents a multitude of female voices attempting to reconcile their desires and needs.

ARTISTS
Jacqueline Bradley (ACT) Chantal Henley (QLD) Deborah Prior (SA) Alex Pye (NSW) Amanda Radomi (SA) Olivia White (SA) Meg Wilson (SA)

Free Event
Bordertown, Walkway Gallery.

August 12 - September 21

Children's Book Week @ the Millicent Library 'Find your Treasure'
Date Tue 21st Aug 2018 to Sat 25th Aug 2018
Tuesday through to Friday - Children's Book Week - Explore Robotics, Scavenger Hunt & Pirate Fun.
Each year, schools and public libraries across Australia spend a week celebrating books and Australian authors and illustrators. Classroom teachers, teacher librarians and public librarians develop activities, offer competitions and tell stories relating to a theme to highlight the importance of reading.
Rascals and Ratbags Roadshow - Mount Gambier
Date Tue 21st Aug 2018
You’re invited to mint your way to mischief on the Royal Australian Mint’s 2018 Rascals & Ratbags Roadshow. The national tour marks 150 years since the convict era and will be landing in Mount Gambier on Tuesday 21 August 2018.

To celebrate the contribution of the convicts to Australia’s history, heritage and folklore, the Mobile Mint Team will be setting up a pop-up shop at Cave Gardens.

Join in the fun and strike your very own commemorative Rascals & Ratbags $1 coin, swap coins or cash for freshly minted and special circulating coins, browse new products from the Mint. Be sure to meet some of the characters from Australia’s past when the Rascals & Ratbags Roadshow comes your way. In 2018, the Mint’s convict era themed products bring to life remarkable tales from this period, from Ned Kelly’s dad to an ancestor of PM Kevin Rudd and even a cannibal. These tales share actions of the convicts that helped create the nation we are today.

Event: Mount Gambier Pop-Up Shop
Date: Tuesday 21 August
Time: 9.00am to 4.00pm
Location: Cave Gardens, next to Old Town Hall

Can’t make it to Mount Gambier? We’ll be visiting Wodonga, Mildura, Adelaide and Bendigo.
In The Pines
Date Thu 23rd Aug 2018 to Sat 25th Aug 2018
Presented by Gener8 Theatre

Suspect everyone, trust no one…

WHEN Claire and Simon McRae moved back to Claire’s home, the regional centre of The Mount, tragedy strikes at the heart of their marriage. Torn apart by grief, and financial strain each make desperate decisions that draw them into a new and dangerous world inhabited by some of those closest to them. Finally, The Enforcer is called and what turned out as a quick fix solution, suddenly becomes a deadly situation. As the live theatre performance switches to Virtual Reality, we head into the pines where the legacy of Claire and Simon’s decisions have to be paid by someone.

In the Pines is a thriller that examines how the new economy of drugs is touching the most unlikely aspects of our local communities. This show is a must see.

Age suitability: 15+
WARNING: Coarse Language; Simulated Smoking; Violent themes/ Imagery; Haze effects; Simulated Drug Use

Mount Gambier, Sir Robert Helpmann Theatre
Thursday, August 23 at 7:30pm
Friday, August 24 at 12:00pm & 7:30pm
Saturday, August 25 at 7:30pm
Beachport Film Society presents - The Leisure Seeker
Date Fri 24th Aug 2018
The Beachport Cinema is a fantastic Old Style Cinema. And the Beachport Film Society holds films on the fourth Friday of every month from February to November.

The MOVIE this month is "the Leisure Seeker" - The Journey of a Lifetime starring Helen Mirren and Donald Sutherland. Travelling in their family Leisure Seeker vintage recreational vehicle, John & Ella Spencer take one last road trip from Boston to Hemingway house in the Florida Keys before his Alzheimer's and her cancer can catch up with them.
New Members are always Welcome.
Membership is $80 for the year.
Non Members are welcome to join us at $12 per film.
Bring a Plate to share for supper.
Thankyou for your Support
Bordertown Race Day
Date Sun 26th Aug 2018
Join us at Bordertown Racing Club for our Sunday race meet on the 26th of August 2018. Because there’s nothing like a day at The Races. Full bar and catering facilities are available.
The 60 Four in Naracoorte
Date Sat 8th Sep 2018
Fast becoming one of the state’s most popular acts, The 60 Four will bring the sounds of the sixties to
venues across South Australia.

The 60 Four’s incredible talent, with their slick moves and flawless four-part harmonies, has seen them go from strength to strength in the Adelaide entertainment industry.
The critically acclaimed quartet have performed over 100 times, in public, private and corporate settings at venues including the Adelaide Oval, St Peter’s Cathedral, The Entertainment Centre, Ayers House, and the Royal Adelaide
Show.
They have also performed as a part of two Adelaide Fringe Festivals, performing to over 2000 people in 10 sold out performances over two years.
This show will make it impossible for the crowd to stay seated as the boys perform a selection of their favorite 60s hits, paying homage to artists including: Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, The Beatles,
The Beach Boys, Johnny O’Keefe, The Monkees, The Turtles, The Foundations and The Temptations.
Everyone will be singing along in no time!
Naracoorte Race Day
Date Sun 9th Sep 2018
Join us at Naracoorte Racing Club for our Sunday race meet on the 9th of September. Because there’s nothing like a day at The Races. Full bar and catering facilities are available.
Island to Inland - Naracoorte Art Gallery
Date Fri 14th Sep 2018 to Sun 21st Oct 2018
Islands are by nature hermetic and that seclusion, coupled with majestic natural surroundings can be a powerful muse to the creative soul.

Thus the symmetry of Kangaroo Island: 4500 square kilometres, half of it natural ecosystems and, 4500 residents, half seemingly artists in some form.

Ten of the island’s visual artists are bringing ‘mainlanders’ a glimpse of the isolation and inspiration of island life in Island to Inland: contemporary art from Kangaroo Island, which will open at Flinders University City Gallery during SALA Festival 2017 and then be toured by Country Arts SA.

The artists are creating new works on the theme of ‘isolation and inspiration’ for the exhibition, curated by Eleanor Scicchitano, Visual Arts Coordinator, Country Arts South Australia and Celia Dottore, Exhibitions Manager, Flinders University Art Museum and City Gallery University.

Naracoorte Art Gallery - 14 Sep - 21 Oct 2018.
Teagles Excavations ARB Pines Enduro
Date Fri 21st Sep 2018 to Sun 23rd Sep 2018
Sunday, 23 September 2018


This Action Packed Weekend is a Fantastic Opportunity to see Round 6 of the ARB Australian Off Road Racing Championship . Taking in the Sight of Teagles Quarry and the Tantanoola Pine Forest.
For more information
Orchid and The Crow - Tintinara War Memorial Hall
Date Sat 22nd Sep 2018
Created and performed by Daniel Tobias

A comedy about an atheist surviving cancer by finding God in Lance Armstrong.

Reflecting on Daniel’s real life (and almost death) experiences, The Orchid and the Crow is a solo performance that is part story-telling, part-theatre featuring original songs from the award-winning writers of Otto & Astrid (Die Roten Punkte).

Created by the artists behind the hugely successful Otto and Astrid, this is a unique, brilliantly clever and ultimately moving story that audiences have described as ‘life-changing’. The play deals with rarely discussed themes in an entertaining, theatrical, accessible and comical form.

Suitable for audiences 15 and over

★★★★ “Turns divine vengeance into comedy gold.” The Age

WINNER: Best Writing Cabaret – 2016 Green Room Awards

Tintinara War Memorial Hall. Saturday, September 22 at 7:30pm
Tickets on sale via Tintinara Engineering 8757 2077 and Keith Newsagency on July 1 – For all queries please contact tammy.hall@countryarts.org.au
Penola Race Day
Date Sun 23rd Sep 2018
Join us at Penola Racing Club for our Sunday race meet on the 23rd of September. Because there’s nothing like a day at The Races. Full bar and catering facilities are available.
International Limestone Coast Video Art Festival
Date Fri 28th Sep 2018 to Sun 21st Oct 2018
Organised by the Riddoch Gallery, the Inaugural International Limestone Coast Video Art Festival will kick off in 2018.

The Festival celebrates the creation of Video Art and places special emphasis on innovative and ground-breaking Video Art internationally, as well as on the work of South Australian artists, and artists throughout Australia.

The Inaugural International Limestone Coast Video Art Festival significantly raises the scope of programming at the Riddoch Art Gallery/Main Corner by presenting experimental and innovative exhibitions, conferences and workshops that challenge established ways of thinking.

The theme for the 2018 Festival is “The Lived Body”. It focuses on art projects that reveal the human relationship to both technology and nature, and attempts to provide a metaphorical response via the medium of Video Art.

The “corporeality” (lived body) is not experienced in a vacuum but in inter-relationship with society, as the lived relationship we maintain with others exists in the interpersonal space we share with them.

Mount Gambier, Riddoch Art Gallery
Exhibition and screenings: 28 September - 21 October
Conference at Dress Circle: 29 - 30 September
Workshops: 1 - 5 October
For more information visit our website.

'Art in the Sticks' - RAW! the exhibition.
Date Sat 29th Sep 2018 to Sun 30th Sep 2018
Be immersed in the latest offerings at this year’s ‘Art in the Sticks’, with RAW! - an exhibition comprising the work of more than fifteen artists.

Paintings, sculpture, photography, jewellery, furniture, textiles, and wearable art will be housed in unique exhibition spaces including rustic shearer’s quarters at ‘Cluain’, Lucindale, a working organic beef farm.

The unique two-day event offers the chance to indulge in creative workshops, food, wine and beer offerings, with Sunday’s ‘Long Lunch’ catered by McLaren Vale’s ‘BillyDohntDoes’.

Hosted by co-creators and members of the family who own ‘Cluain’, - and described variously over the years as a ‘Woodstock for artists’ - the two day event will showcase music by Archer, Matisse, Tom Lane, Kelly Menhennett and jazz group ‘Two’s Company’, setting the scene for a festival like no other.

Now in its eighth year, 'Art in the Sticks' offers an eclectic gathering of experiences with unique art, food, wine and music, showcasing talent from SA and the Limestone Coast.

‘Art in the Sticks’ will be held on Saturday 29 September and Sunday 30 September with gates open from 11 am to 6pm. Entry $10.00 per adult and children under 15 free. No EFTPOS available. Camping available.
Coonawarra Cabernet Celebrations
Date Mon 1st Oct 2018 to Wed 31st Oct 2018
Coonawarra Cabernet Celebrations is one of South Australia's best regional wine based events, with over 60 unique events ( and 218 individual sub-events) designed to showcase and celebrate the Coonawarra wine region's beautiful signature red wine: Cabernet Sauvignon.

Enjoy the spring-time celebrations across the month of October, with every week/weekend featuring themed events.

We're confident there will be something to: tickle the fancy of families; delight wine connoisseurs; and, entertain those looking for an event combining live music and chilled tunes with regional produce and our sublime wines.



On offer will be: special tasting experiences; a masterclass; vineyard tours; degustation dinners; breakfasts and brunches; family-friendly events and much, much more.



View the full 2018 program on website.

For travel and accommodation details visit our website or contact the Penola Coonawarra Visitor Information Centre.

Naracoorte Race Day
Date Mon 1st Oct 2018
Join us at Naracoorte Racing Club for our Monday race meet on the 1st of October. Because there’s nothing like a day at The Races. Full bar and catering facilities are available.
Coonawarra Cabernet Celebrations , The Family Feast
Date Sat 6th Oct 2018
Three Coonawarra Families. Three Tables. Three Courses.

Join the DiGiorgio, Zema and Redman families for a progressive lunch. Visiting a different winery for each course you will enjoy the hospitality of DiGiorgio for entree, Zema for main and Redman for dessert, all matched with wines, some from the cellar. Be immersed in the stories, nostalgia and generosity that is synonymous with these three Coonawarra families.
The Wizard Of Oz Interactive Show - Bordertown
Date Sat 6th Oct 2018
BORDERTOWN DRAMA WORKSHOP- Offers a basic introduction to movement, voice plus a valuable opportunity to perform on stage as munchkins with the Oz cast. Bookings essential due to limited spaces.



Click your heels together and follow a yellow brick road full of fun, adventure and wacky characters in this popular, interactive re-telling of Frank Baum's classic for kids now celebrating its 4000th performance worldwide with an International Yellow Brick Road Tour.

Kids can rap with the Tinman, roar like a Lion, wake up sleepy Shakey the Scarecrow and dance with Dorothy. "If great grandfather was alive, I'm sure he would be clapping, singing along and smiling with your show!" Robert Baum, great grandson of Oz author L. Frank Baum

3D animation on screen, catchy music and fantastic costumes bring this production alive on stage. Come dressed up as your favourite Oz character and create some oz-some photo memories. Don't forget to bring a toy for their Children's Hospital Toy Appeal.

The Wizard Of Oz Interactive Show - Kingston
Date Sat 6th Oct 2018
Click your heels together and follow a yellow brick road full of fun, adventure and wacky characters in this popular, interactive re-telling of Frank Baum's classic for kids now celebrating its 4000th performance worldwide with an International Yellow Brick Road Tour.

Kids can rap with the Tinman, roar like a Lion, wake up sleepy Shakey the Scarecrow and dance with Dorothy. "If great grandfather was alive, I'm sure he would be clapping, singing along and smiling with your show!" Robert Baum, great grandson of Oz author L. Frank Baum

3D animation on screen, catchy music and fantastic costumes bring this production alive on stage. Come dressed up as your favourite Oz character and create some oz-some photo memories. Don't forget to bring a toy for their Children's Hospital Toy Appeal.
The Wizard Of Oz Interactive Show - Mount Gambier
Date Mon 8th Oct 2018
MT GAMBIER DRAMA WORKSHOP- Offers a basic introduction to movement, voice plus a valuable opportunity to perform on stage as munchkins with the Oz cast. Bookings essential due to limited spaces.

Click your heels together and follow a yellow brick road full of fun, adventure and wacky characters in this popular, interactive re-telling of Frank Baum's classic for kids now celebrating its 4000th performance worldwide with an International Yellow Brick Road Tour.

Kids can rap with the Tinman, roar like a Lion, wake up sleepy Shakey the Scarecrow and dance with Dorothy. "If great grandfather was alive, I'm sure he would be clapping, singing along and smiling with your show!" Robert Baum, great grandson of Oz author L. Frank Baum

3D animation on screen, catchy music and fantastic costumes bring this production alive on stage. Come dressed up as your favourite Oz character and create some oz-some photo memories. Don't forget to bring a toy for their Children's Hospital Toy Appeal.
The Wizard Of Oz Interactive Show - Naracoorte
Date Mon 8th Oct 2018
Click your heels together and follow a yellow brick road full of fun, adventure and wacky characters in this popular, interactive re-telling of Frank Baum's classic for kids now celebrating its 4000th performance worldwide with an International Yellow Brick Road Tour.

Kids can rap with the Tinman, roar like a Lion, wake up sleepy Shakey the Scarecrow and dance with Dorothy. "If great grandfather was alive, I'm sure he would be clapping, singing along and smiling with your show!" Robert Baum, great grandson of Oz author L. Frank Baum

3D animation on screen, catchy music and fantastic costumes bring this production alive on stage. Come dressed up as your favourite Oz character and create some oz-some photo memories. Don't forget to bring a toy for their Children's Hospital Toy Appeal.
Wattle Range Art Exhibition
Date Fri 12th Oct 2018 to Wed 31st Oct 2018
Wattle Range Art Exhibition - Calling All Artists!

Diversity of Wattle Range: Through the Arts.

We invite you to enter this Annual Exhibition at the Millicent Gallery. In it's 4th Year we have had an increase in entries each year along with an increase in categories and prize money. The Exhibition has been an outstanding success and we thank the artists who have participated.
Entries Close 2nd October with delivery of Art work to the Gallery 5/6th October 2018.

OPENS FRIDAY 12th October 2018

Categories
*Wattle Range Art Prize (Overall Winner) - $1500
*Visual Art (Paiting) $750
*Print Making & Drawing (Pastels, Pen & Ink Charcoal, Colour Pencil etc) $750
*Textile Art Award $750
*Mixed Media Award $750
*3D including Sculptural Work, Glass, Ceramics & Mosics $750
*Youth & Mayoral Awards and First Time Entrants

Located at Millicent Art Gallery
Millicent Skate Park Competition
Date Sat 13th Oct 2018
Get down to the Millicent Skate Park on the 13th of October and compete in skate, scooter, or BMX.

The Skate Park League competitions are community based grass-roots events focused on embracing skate park culture and bringing the community together.

*All competitors will go in the draw to win one of our raffled off prizes. This encourages participation and ensures everyone has a chance to win!

Registrations are now open:
http://skateparkleagues.com/enroll/sa-series-registration/

Heat Times:
Scooter 11am (14 & Under, 15 & Over)
BMX 12:30pm (14 & Under, 15 & Over)
Skate 1:30pm (12 & Under, 16 & Under, Open Male, Open Female)

Event Partners: Wattle Range Council, Skate Australia, YMCA SA, Bad Boy Australia, Nike, Element, OCD Skate Shop, Goliath Skate, Scooter Hut & Root Industries.
Kalangadoo Cup
Date Sun 14th Oct 2018
Join us at Penola racing Club for our Sunday race meet on the 14th of October. Because there’s nothing like a day at The Races. Full bar and catering facilities are available.
Millicent Basketball Junior Carnival Weekend
Date Sat 20th Oct 2018 to Sun 21st Oct 2018
Junior Participant across South Australia and Victoria come to compete at Basketball Stadiums throughout the Wattle Range Council region.


Organised by the Millicent & District Basketball Asssociation . It proves a massive weekend of Basketball a the Millicent 'Peter Seebohm' Basketabll Stadium at McLaughlin Park.

Bordertown Race Day
Date Sun 21st Oct 2018
Join us at Bordertown Racing Club for our Sunday race meet on the 21st of October 2018. Because there’s nothing like a day at The Races. Full bar and catering facilities are available.
Penola P. A. & H. Show
Date Fri 26th Oct 2018 to Sat 27th Oct 2018
Come to the Penola Show where there will be lots of family entertainment.

See traditional country show displays including the CFS display, a special heifer show and all breeds cattle show, SE light Horsemen, yard dogs, sheaf tossing, horses in action and the Stockhorse Challenge.

The children will love the sideshows, animal nursery, children's entertainment and indoor exhibits and fireworks.
Island to Inland - Millicent Gallery
Date Fri 26th Oct 2018 to Sun 9th Dec 2018
Islands are by nature hermetic and that seclusion, coupled with majestic natural surroundings can be a powerful muse to the creative soul.

Thus the symmetry of Kangaroo Island: 4500 square kilometres, half of it natural ecosystems and, 4500 residents, half seemingly artists in some form.

Ten of the island’s visual artists are bringing ‘mainlanders’ a glimpse of the isolation and inspiration of island life in Island to Inland: contemporary art from Kangaroo Island, which will open at Flinders University City Gallery during SALA Festival 2017 and then be toured by Country Arts SA.

The artists are creating new works on the theme of ‘isolation and inspiration’ for the exhibition, curated by Eleanor Scicchitano, Visual Arts Coordinator, Country Arts South Australia and Celia Dottore, Exhibitions Manager, Flinders University Art Museum and City Gallery University.

Millicent Gallery - 26 Oct - 9 Dec 2018.
The Robe Homebrew & Craft Beer Festival
Date Fri 26th Oct 2018 to Sun 28th Oct 2018
Open to anyone making Homebrew. We'd love to see you enter a brew in the comp. From the familiar pale ales to the speciality beers. Get brewing now!
Naracoorte Race Day
Date Wed 31st Oct 2018
Join us at Naracoorte Racing Club for our Sunday race meet on the 31st of October. Because there’s nothing like a day at The Races. Full bar and catering facilities are available.
Millicent Agricultural and Horticultural Show
Date Fri 2nd Nov 2018 to Sun 4th Nov 2018
Usually held on the first weekend in November, the Millicent Agricultural and Horticultural Show is an annual event which features the best local produce, livestock, exhibitions held in the halls, an array of stalls, sideshows and show rides, horse jumping events, refreshments, parades and more.

On Friday Night, witness the night sky as it lights up with a spectacular colourful and dazzling display of fireworks. Also come and see the adrenalin pumping Moto-Cross. Competitors and visitors from all over South Australia and interstate come to compete and see this exciting night of motorbike racing. See the popular 'Freestyle Motocross' where competitors perform daring yet astonishing jumps and tricks.

Saturday, is a fun-filled day for all of the family with a busy side-show alley, local displays and exhibitions, competitions with great prizes to be won, and a special parade around the grounds in the afternoon.
Legend of the Lakes Hillclimb 2018
Date Fri 9th Nov 2018 to Sun 11th Nov 2018
The 2018 Mount Gambier Legend of the Lakes event will take place on Friday 9 November, Saturday 10 November and Sunday 11 November at the Valley Lake.

This is the 13th year that this event has been held and it continues to attract enormous national competitor interest. The Mount Gambier Legend of the Lakes has become an elite event on the National motor sport enthusiast’s calendar which adds greatly to our motoring history and is a significant coup for the City as a regular major event.
Penola Returned Serviceman's Day
Date Sun 11th Nov 2018
Join us at Penola Racing Club for our Sunday race meet on the 11th of November. Because there’s nothing like a day at The Races. Full bar and catering facilities are available.
Mount Gambier Brass Band Festival 2018
Date Sat 17th Nov 2018
The Lions Club of Mount Gambier sponsors this prestigious event each year in November. This festival is the largest country based brass band festival of its kind in Australia.

The Mount Gambier Brass Band Festival comprises of a morning massed street march, followed by participation in the city's annual Christmas Parade. In the afternoon the music contest is held in its entirety in the Helpmann Theatre. The contest will be held in graded divisions dependent on entry numbers. These selected divisions will be awarded a cash prize and trophy for the winning band and runner up in each grade.
NF McDonnell & Sons Mount Gambier Christmas Parade 2018
Date Sat 17th Nov 2018
The Mount Gambier Christmas Parade draws people from around the region who line the main street to view the annual Parade running from Commercial Street East to Vansittart Park in Commercial Street West. You will find fun for all ages with Christmas themed floats, Giant Christmas tree, Father Christmas plus many more!

The Parade starts at 11am and continues for approximately one hour. Walking along the parade will be clowns and brass bands from local and interstate. The local community, schools and organisations get behind this event every year with prizes offered for the best float and entrant in various categories. Father Christmas always makes a special appearance at the end of the float. In 2018 the Mount Gambier Christmas Parade is celebrating its 59th year.
Naracoorte Race Day
Date Fri 23rd Nov 2018
Join us at Naracoorte Racing Club for our Friday race meet on the 23rd of November. Because there’s nothing like a day at The Races. Full bar and catering facilities are available.
Blue Lake Fun Run
Date Sun 2nd Dec 2018
A family-friendly Fun Run held annually along a scenic course in beautiful Mount Gambier, South Australia

In 2010 the inaugural Blue Lake Fun Run attracted over 1,000 participants including team entries from schools, sporting clubs and workplaces. The Fun Run started as an OPAL initiative which received overwhelming support from the community, government agencies, non-government organisations and businesses who all worked together to create an amazing inaugural event.

The previous Blue Lake Fun Runs have all attracted around 1,300 participants. This year we are expecting an even larger participation.

Proudly organised and run by the Lakes Rotary Club of Mount Gambier
Penola Race Day
Date Fri 7th Dec 2018
Join us at Penola Racing Club for our Friday race meet on the 7th of December. Because there’s nothing like a day at The Races. Full bar and catering facilities are available.
Island to Inland - Riddoch Art Gallery - Mt Gambier
Date Fri 14th Dec 2018 to Sun 27th Jan 2019
Islands are by nature hermetic and that seclusion, coupled with majestic natural surroundings can be a powerful muse to the creative soul.

Thus the symmetry of Kangaroo Island: 4500 square kilometres, half of it natural ecosystems and, 4500 residents, half seemingly artists in some form.

Ten of the island’s visual artists are bringing ‘mainlanders’ a glimpse of the isolation and inspiration of island life in Island to Inland: contemporary art from Kangaroo Island, which will open at Flinders University City Gallery during SALA Festival 2017 and then be toured by Country Arts SA.

The artists are creating new works on the theme of ‘isolation and inspiration’ for the exhibition, curated by Eleanor Scicchitano, Visual Arts Coordinator, Country Arts South Australia and Celia Dottore, Exhibitions Manager, Flinders University Art Museum and City Gallery University.

Riddoch Gallery - Mt Gambier - 14 Dec 2018 - 27 Jan 2019.
Australian String Quartet
Date Sat 15th Dec 2018
Celebrate Summer with a captivating twilight concert at the Riddoch Art Gallery, Mt Gambier with the Australian String Quartet (ASQ).

Following a whirlwind tour to Italy, the ASQ will bring a selection of its favourite music to South Australia to celebrate the festive season in style.

For over 30 years, the ASQ has created unforgettable string quartet performances for national and international audiences. Dedicated to musical excellence with a distinctly Australian character, its purpose is to create chemistry and amplify intimacy through experiences that connect people with string quartet music.The distinct sound of the ASQ is enhanced by a matched set of 18th century Guadagnini instruments, on loan for the Quartet's exclusive use through the generosity of UKARIA.

The culmination of the ASQ's Limestone Coast summer resdiency, don’t miss this special opportunity to hear four of Australia’s finest musicians in concert.

Duration: 70 minutes plus interval

Mount Gambier, Riddoch Art Gallery: 15 December 2018, 5.30pm
The Australian String Quartet will conduct a summer residency in the Limestone Coast December 12 – 15 2018.

2018 Bordertown Cup
Date Sun 16th Dec 2018
The annual Bordertown Cup is a great excuse to get together with family and friends to toast the festive season.

Bordertown is renowned for its specialty Sunday sessions at the races, with the Pavilion a popular meeting spot.

As usual we will be holding the popular Fashion At The Races competition with excellent prizes, including a $1000 womenswear cash prize, so come dressed to impress.

There will be live music and free kids entertainment.
World Series Sprintcars at Borderline Speedway
Date Fri 28th Dec 2018
Borderline Speedway will see one of its biggest crowds for the season as race fans gather for Round Three of the World Series to witness the best in the business from Australia and overseas.

Watch local & international drivers put on an action packed show! Don't miss this one!

Cape Jaffa Seafood and Wine Festival
Date Sun 13th Jan 2019
The second Sunday in January sees the fishing community of Cape Jaffa burst into life with the Cape Jaffa Seafood and Wine Festival.



This festival promises all the seafood, local produce and wine you could desire against the backdrop of the brilliant blue Southern Ocean. Indulge on Southern Rock Lobster, snapper pies, prawns and other fruits of the sea. For lovers of food from the land there will be plenty of barbecue treats and sweets, not to mention a huge array wines from the Mount Benson and Robe wine regions to compliment all that good food.

Live entertainment, photo opportunities with festival Lobster mascot and the annual kid's sandcastle building competition ensure it's a great day out for the entire family.

Don't miss the Limestone Coast social event of the year.

2019 Coonawarra Cup
Date Thu 17th Jan 2019
Summer is the time for South Australia's 'best country race meeting'.

Get your hats ready for the Coonawarra Cup! With over 3,000 visitors each year, come and experience a fun-filled day with fabulous local food, fine wine, fashion and friends.

Indulge in some track side hospitality and experience a great day out in one of South Australia's most iconic wine regions.
Kingston SE Lions Surf Fishing Contest
Date Sat 19th Jan 2019 to Thu 31st Jan 2019
The Kingston Surf Fishing Competition is held annually in Kingston SE. The competition offers 87kms of onshore fishing starting from Kingston and finishing in the Coorong National Park. Total prize pool up to $25,000 in value.
2019 Naracoorte Cup
Date Sun 10th Feb 2019
The 2019 Naracoorte Cup, an annual event held in Naracoorte, attracts race enthusiasts of all ages. The great location of the event makes it a must-see event.

Come along to Naracoorte Cup and join thousands of locals and visitors alike at the racecourse for a great day of fashion fun and the thrill of the race!

Enter the Nutrimetics Beauty Bar and Fashions at the races.
Gourmet food vans
Free kids activities
Live band from 4pm - 8pm
Frances Folk Gathering
Date Sat 23rd Feb 2019 to Sun 24th Feb 2019
Each year on the last weekend in February, the tiny village of Frances (on the Victorian/South Australian border, about 50 kilometres south of Bordertown) opens its doors and its hearts to hold the Frances Folk Gathering - a huge collection of musicians, dancers, artists, buskers and just plain ordinary folk for a weekend of music, fun and laughter.

Most folk set up camp or park a caravan at the local oval for accommodation. Amenities there are basic but comfortable (toilets and showers, but no power) so come prepared to be reasonably self-sufficient. There are food stalls at the Frances Folk Gathering, and there is an excellent dining room at the local hotel.

The Frances Folk Gathering is about being in the festival, not just at it - there are plenty of opportunities to join in, whether it's as a performer, busker, a workshop, a competition, or just taking in the energy.
2019 Millicent Cup
Date Sun 31st Mar 2019
Racing Millicent Cup day is the day that Millicent district residents descend on the Penola Racecourse in their droves to celebrate Millicent’s biggest sporting and social event of the year.

An exciting day of action-packed racing for the whole family. The highlights on the track include the Millicent Cup with prize money of $35,000 and the Allen Liston Millicent Flying Handicap worth of $17,500.

Races will attract quality fields.

As usual we will be holding the popular Fashion At The Races competition with excellent prizes, including a $1000 womenswear cash prize, so come dressed to impress.

For all bookings and enquiries contact us via email or phone.

2019 Penola Cup
Date Sun 21st Apr 2019
What better way to spend Easter Sunday than amongst the vines of the Coonawarra? Watch some fantastic racing while the children enjoy the entertainment at the track.

Organise your friends to be part of a great social day out.

- Free shuttle bus from town and back
- Fashion at the Races great local prizes

Family friendly - full of fun activities for the kids including:
- A visit from the Easter Bunny
- Easter egg hunt
- Kids races
- Face painting
- Bouncy castle
2019 Mount Gambier Gold Cup Carnival
Date Fri 10th May 2019
Come join us at the 2019 Mount Gambier Gold Cup Carnival.

Experience the real thunder of the hooves as the thoroughbreds pass by. Unite with the crowd cheering on your favourite. Have a flutter at the various on-course TAB and Book Maker facilities provided.

Watch the passion and the emotions of the winning owners, trainers, and jockeys, race sponsors and delighted patrons as the carnival provides prizes totalling over AUD225,000.
Penola Coonawarra Arts Festival
Date Thu 16th May 2019 to Sun 19th May 2019
The Penola Festival Association Incorporated is a voluntary, non-profit organisation that in 2019 will conduct its 28th Penola Coonawarra Arts Festival.



Each year the Penola Coonawarra Arts Festival attract major events and exhibitions appealing to a broad audience. We are fortunate to be one of the few festivals in regional South Australia that has the potential to generate significant cultural tourism with an easily recognisable wine brand in Coonawarra and the fine food of the Limestone Coast.

Events include Co-Opera, a comprehensive Family Programme , AUD10000.00 John Shaw Neilson Acquisitive Art Prize, Festival Design Prize, Coonawarra Hall Music Night of Shenanigans, Literary Events and many more art exhibitions, competitions, food and wine.

The events are held in a variety of venues and will appeal to families, children, art lovers and all festival goers.