Regional Tourism Guide for Murraylands Region
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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' .

Callington Show
Date Sun 28th Oct 2018
The Callington Show is held on the last Sunday in October each year.

It has been an annual event since 2002, so it is South Australia's youngest Show. The Callington Show is unique, combining a festival atmosphere, with lots of active entertainment, with the traditional rural Show events & exhibits. It is well known as an fun, affordable, family day out.

New attractions for 2018 include Extreme Motorcycle Trials, Dog Agility Trials, SA Police Dixieland Band and Off The Cuff ensemble, Rev It Up car racing simulator.

Other main attractions include Gymnastics and Trampoline, Monster Truck rides, Hobby Expo, Grain & Poultry Tent, Art Tent, The Sheep Show, The Blacksmith's Shop, Small Farm Expo, Enviro Tent, Wine Cake Challenge, Ute Muster. Visit the Show Hall with photography, handicrafts, cookery, produce & lots more.
Plus! The Calli Trail show bag, children’s games & Kids Zone, side-shows, circus skills, selfie competition, Dorothy the Dinosaur & over 100 stalls.

Held at the Callington Recreation Park 22-30 Callington Rd and Callington Memorial Hall (located opposite)

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 to Sun 18th 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:
The largest display of Blacksmith demonstrations in South Australia.
Diesel/Steam vintage historical engines operating.
Classic cars, Motor Bikes and Classsic & Wooden Boats on Display 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 river cruises on the PS Marion, PW Mayflower, PS Industry and the PS Oscar W.
Adults $20, Concessions $15, Children 5-15years $8, children 4 & under FREE One hour cruises
Saturday 10am to 3pm
Sunday 10am to 4pm

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 snags, 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 2018 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
Come along and enjoy a real family night on the river

Mary Ann Reserve is lit up by candles and the sounds of young and old alike singing Christmas Carols in a family friendly atmosphere.

Sitting on the banks of the beautiful Murray River you will also hear some talented young local performers.

Bring a rug or deck chair, a light coat and insect repellent and enjoy this great community and family tradition

Drinks , Candles, Glo Sticks on sale on the night

Blow Up Castle for the kids.
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.
Date Sat 16th Mar 2019
Revolve24 is fast, safe, fun on a bike. It is a weekend festival of cycling at The Bend Motorpsort Park at Tailem Bend. There are three Cycling Challenges 24 hour, 12 hour and 6 hour. These can ridden solo or in a relay team of up to 8 persons, depending on the challenge.

Non-competing Crew Members are welcome to add encouragement, strategy and support throughout the weekend which can be as rewarding as actually taking part. The weekend is as much about the environment in the paddock and pit garages as it is about the action on the track.

Prizes are awarded equally for men and women, and Kings and Queens of the Mountains and Fastest Laps also get acknowledged.

With participants so far aged between 16 and 70 we have something for everyone.