Regional Tourism Guide for Murraylands Region
South Australia  
Dances with Colour - SALA 2018 Exhibition with Launch
Date Fri 3rd Aug 2018 to Sun 26th Aug 2018
The Old Barn in Sedan - a rustic picturesque place along the Graetz Creek, once home of German settlers and Clydesdale horses, approx. 90 mins scenic drive from Adelaide - is this year for the first time host of the South Australian Living Artists festival, SA's 2nd largest Arts Festival.

Dances with Colour- at The Old Barn is an exhibition of a diverse range of approaches to reflect our environment, our heritage and our sensitivity to the visual world.

The adventures with imagery and media and dances with colour show works by artists local artists include the owner of the venue Peter Jesser and two international awarded Adelaide artists.

The exhibition of a range of approaches to reflect our environment, heritage and sensitivity to the visual world. Adventures with imagery and media and dances with colour.

Launch by his Worship Dave Burgess, Mayor Mid Murray council.
South Australian Living Arts (SALA) Mannum
Date Sat 4th Aug 2018 to Sun 2nd Sep 2018
This year SALA Festival is being held at the Arnold Gallery within the Mannum Dock Museum and Visitor Information Centre. The Festival
will open from Saturday 4th August, 2018 continuing until Sunday 2nd September 2018.

Opening hours will be the same as the Information Centre.
This year the Mannum Creative Communties group will present 20 novice and Artists alreadyrecognised for their works in Australia
and overseas.

This gives our local artists the opportunity to showcase their art in the Mid Murray Area.

If you would like an invitation to the SALA Opening event to meet the Artists, please contact Val and an invitation will be organised.

Please address your email subject as SALA

OTR SuperSprint
Date Fri 24th Aug 2018 to Sun 26th Aug 2018
The 2018 Virgin Australia Supercars Championship will be making its way to The Bend Motorsport Park on the 24-26 August, 2018.

It will be a Supersprint event taking place on The Bend Motorsport Park's 4.95km International Circuit.

The Bend Motorsport Park is one of the most significant developments in Australian motorsport history. A state-of-the-art, world-class motorsport facility. The Bend will deliver an exhilarating experience for competitors, enthusiasts and spectators alike.

Conveniently located one hour from Adelaide and only half a day's drive from either Melbourne or Sydney, The Bend Motorsport Park is an ideal location for the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship.

The Bend's International Circuit is 4.95km long. Its 18 turns are designed to encourage thrilling racing with corners offering passing opportunities and innovative racing lines.

Be part of the legend, don't miss out on The Bend Motorsport Park's inaugural Supercars event, the OTR SuperSprint
PS Marion Long overnight Cruise Mannum to Wilkadene (near Renmark)
Date Fri 14th Sep 2018 to Sat 22nd Sep 2018
Come and join the fun on an 9 day and 8 night cruise along the Murray River aboard the PS Marion to Wilkadene (near Renmark)
2018 Mindarie - Halidon Cup
Date Sun 16th Sep 2018
There's nothing like a day at The Races. Join us for the annual Mindarie - Halidon Cup.

The day includes the state-wide Fashion at The Races competition with a to prize of $500 cash up for grabs for the Best Dressed Womenswear.
Murray Bridge Spring Race Day
Date Wed 19th Sep 2018
Join us at Murray Bridge Racing Club for our Wednesday race meet on the 19th of September. Because there’s nothing like a day at The Races. Full bar and catering facilities are available.
The 60 Four Murraylands
Date Fri 21st 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
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 favourite 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!
Come back to Cambrai
Date Sat 22nd Sep 2018
Come back to Cambrai and help celebrate 130 years of Education in Cambrai
Cambrai Primary School Fete - includes candles, soaps, handbags, jams, chutneys, lollies, handmade jewellery, Tupperware, Nutrimetics, Memirabilia, displays and more.
Lunch available (pies, pasties, hot dogs, Salad and BBQ

CAMBRAI INSTITUTE open from 2pm onwards, light afternoon tea available
CAMBRAI MUSEUM open 2pm onwards

130th DINNER - Cambrai Sports Ground
6.30pm - Spit Dinner with salads, $10 per adult, $5 per child BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL
Live Band - Creatures of Habit (ex scholars in band) 7.30pm

OTHER DINNER OPTIONS - Sports Ground 6.30pm Steak Sandwiches and Sausage Sizzle
Bring own chairs, blankets and nibbles to listen to band
Orchid and The Crow - Lameroo Memorial Hall
Date Sun 23rd 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

Lameroo Memorial Hall. Sunday, September 23 at 7:30pm
Tickets on sale via Lameroo Post Office on July 1 – For all queries please contact
Palmer Hot Rod Show
Date Sun 30th Sep 2018
Come and show off your Hot Rod. Live music, dancing, hot rods.

The Main Street of Palmer is the place to be on Sunday, September 30th. If you love great cars and great music! Palmer is a small town with a population of approximately 80 people, located 16 kilometres west of Mannum on the Adelaide to Mannum Road.

The day features everything from Hot Rods to the classics, muscle cars and street machines which will fill the main street of Palmer. It all starts at 11am with a live band. Bar and food facilities, wheelbarrow and gate raffles and dance floor. Free entry.

Palmers main street will be closed to through traffic from 10am to 5pm to allow angle parking for the special interest vehicles and for the safety of the public.

There will be plenty to do and see at the Palmer Hot Rod Show including Music, Dancing, Food and plenty of Hot Rods to see. You can enter your Hot Rod into the Show.
Murray Bridge Gold Cup
Date Fri 19th Oct 2018
The Carlton Draught Murray Bridge Gold Cup is always a fantastic day of quality racing, fashion and entertainment.

Murray Bridge is known as the generous heart of the Murray and is famous for its hospitality. Take advantage of the atmosphere of this great day to entertain friends and colleagues or network with clients and suppliers. There's a package to suit everyone's needs.
Murray Bridge Jazz Festival
Date Sat 20th Oct 2018 to Mon 22nd Oct 2018
The Annual Festival of Traditional Jazz and Dixieland music is held in Murray Bridge on the third weekend in October.
This Festival is the Premier Jazz Festival in South Australia and 2018 will feature top bands from interstate as well as local talent, we are working together with the Southern Jazz Club to encourage aspiring young musicians to participate.
This 'not for profit' Festival is supported by the Rural City of Murray Bridge and the Southern Jazz Club.

Bands will perform on Friday at the Murray Bridge Golf Club and on Saturday in the Murray Bridge Town Hall and the Murray Bridge Hotel. Sunday morning on the Murray Bridge Hotel Balcony.

Meals are available in the hotel and other venues close by.

The Paddle Wheeler Captain Proud provides a river cruise with a band on board, also a Sunday Morning breakfast Cruise in 2018.
Entry to all venues is by 'badge' .

Murray Bridge Daish Irrigation & Fodder Race Day
Date Wed 14th Nov 2018
Join us for the midweek races at the Murray Bridge Racing Club.

Murray Bridge is known as the generous heart of the Murray and is famous for its hospitality. There are hospitality packages available for this day. Please see our website for further details.

General Admission - $6.50
Concessions - $3.00
U18 - Free
All Steamed Up Engine, Blacksmith and Classic Boat Festival
Date Sat 17th Nov 2018
All Steamed Up Engine, Blacksmith and Classic Boat Festival will be held at Mannum.

Join us for this family fun weekend on the banks of the Murray River at Arnold Park and the Mannum Dock Museum.

Highlights include:
Recommissioning of PS Mayflower
The largest display of Blacksmith demonstrations in South Australia.
Diesel/Steam vintage historical engines operating.
Classic cars on display.
Mannum Fresh Water Classic Boat Festival.
Boat Concourse D 'Elegance.
Live entertainment.
Food stalls and crafts.
Free parking at Mannum Football Oval and shuttle from Mary Ann Reserve to Arnold Park.
One hour PS Marion, PS Oscar W & PS Industry cruises.

Explore the exciting interactive display "All Steamed Up" where you become a River Boat Captain and steer along the River Murray. Understand the science of steam power. Learn about sags, snakes and river life; just a few amazing attractions that await you.
Cruise on the PS Marion
Date Sat 17th Nov 2018 to Sun 18th Nov 2018
Come and enjoy a unique experience cruising the magnificent Murray River aboard this restored c1897 historic Paddle Steamer.

Amazing river scenery and a myriad of birdlife awaits your enjoyment.

PS MARION Short Cruises

1 Hr duration
$20 adults $8 Children $15 Concession

Devonshire teas available on board $6, Bar facilities available on board

Cruises leave 10.30am, 12noon, 1.30pm, & 3pm

Mannum Christmas Tree Festival
Date Fri 30th Nov 2018
Come down to the Mannum Leisure Centre on 24 November 2017 from 9am to 4pm to celebrate and be a part of the 2017 Mannum Christmas Tree Festival.

The event is a Mannum tradition for the whole family. Everybody is welcome.

Experience the best in arts and culture without leaving your suburb.
Mannum Christmas Pageant and Fireworks
Date Sat 1st Dec 2018
Come along and enjoy Mannum's Christmas Pageant, Street Party and Firewaorks

Mannum Progress Association are proud to put on the annual Christmas Pageant, Street Party and Fireworks Display. A large number of floats, together with bands, clowns, old cars etc will be on show.


Plenty of food will be available, face painting for the kids, and of course Santa will be along to give each child under 12, a bag of goodies with special gifts for the real littlies.

Murray Bridge- Swanport Hotel Christmas Cup Race Day
Date Sun 2nd Dec 2018
Join us for a great family day at the races. With FREE KIDS activities, delicious food vendors and all the colour and excitement of thoroughbred racing, this is one day not to miss.

Murray Bridge Racing Club offers a variety of social and corporate race-day marquee hospitality packages. Marquee hospitality packages can be customised to cater for individual requirements, providing a unique and memorable way to entertain corporate clients, employees or friends and family.

General Admission - $20.00
Concessions - $12.00
U18 - Free
Carols By The River
Date Sat 8th Dec 2018
Carols by the River down at Mary Ann Reserve on the banks of the River. Great family event through the Mannum Inter-Church Council. For more information please call.
10th Anniversary Sounds By The River - SOLD OUT
Date Sat 12th Jan 2019
For many years the award-winning SOUNDS BY THE RIVER has been delivering amazing national and international acts on the banks of the magnificent Murray River. 2019 brings a massive rock mix of international and Australian legends of rock to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of this destination event in South Australia.
SOUNDS is the only South Australian date as part of series one of the RED HOT SUMMER TOUR featuring Australia’s favourite son Jimmy Barnes, Joan Jett and The Blackhearts, The Living End, Diesel, Richard Clapton and Chocolate Starfish, the run of eight dates takes in South Australia, Western Australia, Victoria, Tasmania, New South Wales and Queensland. With such a stellar line-up, it isn’t hard to see why the RED HOT SUMMER TOUR has earned the reputation as one of the best regional festivals on the touring circuit.

We are excited about 2019 and Series One is going to rock the socks off of music fans! It was an absolute thrill to receive the South Australian Tourism Commission’s Best Event and Festival in South Australia award last year for the third year in a row bringing Sounds into the State’s Hall of Fame”.“
Mannum Agricultural Show
Date Sun 3rd Mar 2019
The Mannum Agricultural Show is the best "little" country show, held on the first Saturday in March each year.

In 2019 this family fun event will be celebrating its 96th year.

We strive to provide a wide range of entertainment to suit all ages, with all the traditional Agricultural Show sections including: Rural Ambassador, Show Persons, sheep shearing, sheaf tossing, cattle, goats, poultry, horses, food and music.

There will be stalls, cookery, scones, fruit cake, crafts, needlework, knitting and crocheting, flowers, art, photos, pets, produce, fruit and vegetables, ute muster, Green and Gold trail and carp throwing.

Supported by the local community.