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Regional Tourism Guide for Murraylands Region
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PS Marion Short Cruise
Date Sat 23rd Feb 2019
PS Marion short 1 hour cruise leaving Arnold Park in Mannum.

Unique river experience aboard this steam powered 12 year old vessel. Step back in time as you paddle down the mighty Murray river.

Cars and Coffee on the River
Date Sun 24th Feb 2019
Cars and Coffee on the River.

In the Arnold Park carpark near the ferries from 8.30am.

Spend some time with other car enthusiasts with their pride and joys. Great socialising event
Silo Sights - RV Basecamp Coonalpyn
Date Fri 1st Mar 2019 to Tue 5th Mar 2019
'Silo Sights' - RV Basecamp Coonalpyn is an RV Fest held in Coonalpyn, SA.

Coonalpyn is home to a 30-metre high silo, which has painted by world-renowned artist Guido Van Helten (who also painted the Brim silos).

The 2017 event was all about celebrating the completion of Guido's work, those who came along were some of the first people in the world to see Van Helten’s incredible silo creation.

This event is now held every two years, it will be back on 1-4 March 2019 !

There is low cost RV parking, entertainment and food offerings as well as local activities & events, including night owls lawn bowls, pool party, local markets, good old country pub meals and live music nights, sporting club meals, town walks & more! Not to mention the Coonalpyn Swimming Pool is just next door!

Some of the key icons on the itineraries that can be offered are Creating Coonalpyn arts tours & snail farm, bird watching along the Coorong, Point Malcolm Lighthouse, Tailem Bend Railway Museum, Tintinara and much more.

Fiona O'laughlin
Date Sat 2nd Mar 2019
Tickets on Sale Now!! Fiona O'Loughlin and Marc Ryan The Beautiful Bogan bringing the best of the Fringe to Mannum.
Saturday March 2nd at the Mannum Club.

Book now before tickets sell out.
Mannum Agricultural Show
Date Sat 2nd Mar 2019
There is something for everyone here. Stalls, Exhibitions, Horse Shows, Baking, Sewing, Gardening, Art, Photography, Crafts, Hobbies and some of your favourite animals. This is just to name a few things happening at the show.

A great way to spend a day in beautiful Mannum with music, food and many other displays.

Bring the family along and enjoy.

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.
Tailem Bend Race Day
Date Wed 6th Mar 2019
Join us at the Murray Bridge racecourse for our mid week race meet.

Murray Bridge is known as the generous heart of the Murray and is famous for its hospitality, with a range of packages available on the day.
60th Anniversary of Murray Bridge Speedway
Date Sat 9th Mar 2019 to Sun 10th Mar 2019
Over 2 nights Murray Machining & Sheds Speedway celebrate Murray Bridge's Speedway's 60th Anniversary.

Two nights of action with the first night including the USC Round 5 plus 65 Roses Formula 500s and the second night with the USC Round 6 plus Formula 500s 50 Lapper and FIREWORKS.

This two night spectacular is brought to you by the Rural City of Murray Bridge.

Mannum Hot Rod Show PS Marion Short Cruises
Date Sun 10th Mar 2019
Come and join us

The PS Marion will be cruising for 1hr along the Murray River

Devonshire Teas available on board

Adult $20, Concession $15, Child $8, Family $48, children under 5 free

11.00am, 12.30pm and 2.00pm
Mypolonga Farmers Market & Car Boot Sale
Date Sun 10th Mar 2019
Mypolonga Institute Grounds and Car Boot Sale

Supported by The Rural City Of Murray Bridge

Sites still available

CFS Sausage Sizzle

Karate Display, Morning Tea, Come and Try Karate
Mannum Hot Rod Show
Date Sun 10th Mar 2019
Hot Rods, Custom and Classic Vehicles
Live music from "The Silverados" and DJ Jess
Food and Bar facilities available
PS Marion Short cruises on the day
Shuttle bus running from the Mannum Football Oval for the public
All proceeds to the Mannum Hospital Auxiliary

For more information, please contact us.
Festival of Small Halls - Lameroo
Date Thu 14th Mar 2019
Festival of Small Halls has launched the largest tour in its history in partnership with major Australian festivals Port Fairy Folk Festival and the National Folk Festival.

The Autumn Tour 2019 features award-winning Canadian trio The Once (CAN) and master Australian folk collaborator John Flanagan (AUS). The group are bound for 25 regional towns across South Australia, Victoria and New South Wales from March 8th to April 22nd.

Festival of Small Halls is a series of tours that takes the best folk and contemporary acoustic artists performing at two of our country’s largest festivals, and sends them on the road to tiny halls in communities all over Australia.
Revolve24
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.
The Ultimate Speedway Challenge - Murray Machining & Sheds Speedway, Murray Bridge
Date Sat 16th Mar 2019
The Ultimate Speedway Challenge is a new Concept for this Season which allows drivers to compete in 3 different categories for a lucrative purse prize.

The Categories drivers can race are Sprintcars, Late Models and Speedcars, If they win two of the categories some great prize money is up for grabs.

This concept tests the driving skills of those drivers, which go from one category to the next, if they dare!

This race is the 6th and final race of the series and the 2nd one to be held at Murray Machining & Sheds Speedway for this Season.

Come and enjoy the fun!

The Ultimate Speedway Challenge Series is proudly sponsored by Hi-Tec Oils

There are two races in three states for this Series, who will be the Ultimate Speedway Challenge Title holder?

Coorong Community Ride
Date Sat 16th Mar 2019
A fabulous opportunity for friends, families, motorsports enthusiasts or anyone with a bike to ride together on the world-class track of The Bend Motorsport Park
PS Marion Lunch Cruise Mannum -Murray Bridge
Date Thu 21st Mar 2019
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 as we travel downstream to Murray Bridge.

Embarkation 10.30am from Mannum (Arnold Park) for 11.00 departure
Chicken and salad/cheese platters
Bar facilities available, no smoking
Return by coach departing 4.00pm
For more information contact the event organiser.
17th National Heritage Machinery Association National Rally 2019
Date Fri 22nd Mar 2019 to Sun 24th Mar 2019
National Vintage machinery show
With three massive days to squeeze all the sights and sounds of yesteryear.

open from 10am to 5pm Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd and 10am to 3pm sunday 24th March 2019

With over 1000 exhibits expected including vintage working Machinery and engines, live steam, vintage Cars, bikes and tractors, a tractor pull and much much more there is something for the whole family. 

Held at Sturt reserve, Murray Bridge, right on the river allowing access to the paddlesteamers and vintage wooden boats, making a beautiful backdrop to a great rally.
PS Marion Lunch Cruise Murray Bridge to Mannum
Date Mon 25th Mar 2019
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 as we travel Upstream to Mannum

Embarkation 10.30am from Mannum (Arnold Park) for 11.00 departure
Chicken and salad/cheese platters
Bar facilities available, no smoking
Return by coach departing 4.00pm
Karoonda Farm Fair
Date Fri 5th Apr 2019 to Sat 6th Apr 2019
With 2 days of entertainment, information, fashion, trade, competitions, machinery and over300 sites - its definitely worth a visit .
The crowd favourites are back for another year. Spports and Speed Shear, Fashion Parades, Yard Dogs, Fleece Competition and Southern Carriage Horses. Don't forget Friday night, the free community event with plenty of entertainment, competitions and food for the whole family to enjoy
Careship Escargot Festival
Date Sat 6th Apr 2019
Learn about the process of farming and processing snails while enjoying great wine, excellent escargot, fabulous entertainment and a variety of desserts served in a traditional Mongolian Yurt.
Careship Coorong, a social care and free-range snail farm will be showcasing a smorgasbord of snail dishes cooked by Atomic Food's chef, Heath Broeckelmann & the students from our intergenerational cooking & gardening program. The farm aims to provide social support to people living with dementia and persons with mental health issues and disabilities. Learn about the process of farming and processing snails while enjoying great wine, excellent escargots, fabulous entertainment and a variety of desserts served in a traditional Mongolian Yurt. Experience true country hospitality with homegrown culinary delights where the humble snail is the star of the show. Dress in country wear with some flair.
PS Marion one hour short cruise
Date Sun 7th Apr 2019
Jump aboard the PS Marion for a short 1 hour cruise on this 120 year old paddle steamer.

Leaving from Arnold Park near the ferries, enjoy a relaxing cruise along the Murray River on this grand old lady.
Rockford Wines -Take me to the river
Date Sat 13th Apr 2019
Step aboard the P.W. Mayflower for an afternoon on the River Murray with Rockford Wines. This pioneer 135-year-old wooden paddle wheeler was in severe disrepair when Pam O'Donnell and Robert O'Callaghan purchased and donated her to the Mannum Dock Museum. Five years and thousands of volunteer hours have seen her now restored to her heritage best. This is Rockford's first opportunity to invite you on board.
You'll cruise downstream from Mannum for around 45 minutes before disembarking for a riverside campfire lunch, prepared by Rockford chef Sandor Palmai and enjoyed with some favourite current release and Museum Cellar wines. As the shadows grow longer, you'll gently paddle back upstream, returning to the Mannum Dock in the early evening.
Bowhills 2 day Kayak fishing competition
Date Wed 17th Apr 2019 to Fri 19th Apr 2019
Join us for this 2 day event .
Friday night meal and presentation.

Day one is 7am to 4pm comp and at 6pm saturday meal.
Day two is 7am to 12pm comp and at 2 pm presentation and bbq.

$100 entry paid before 6th of may
$100 covers entry , 2 x 2 course meals
$120 from 6th of may
And $40 entry pack for all entries
Capped at 80 kayakers.

This event helps our small town also helping homeless veterans raising $2500 for them in last years event ( proud)
PS MARION - Mannum to Goolwa
Date Mon 22nd Apr 2019 to Wed 24th Apr 2019
Come cruise the mighty Murray River on the historic Paddle Steamer PS Marion as we head to Goolwa crossing Lake Alexandrina (weather conditions permitting)and on to the Wooden Boat Festival
3 days and 2 nights crusing slowly down this beautiful river
Departing Monday 22nd April and arriving in Goolwa approx 2.30pm on Wednesday 24th April 2019
Mannum Truck & Ute Show
Date Sun 9th Jun 2019
Trade Displays, market stalls, plenty of utes and fantastic trucks all line the main street of Mannum
A great day out for all the family
PS MARION - MANNUM TO MORGAN CRUISE
Date Wed 13th Nov 2019 to Fri 15th Nov 2019
Come cruise the mighty Murray River on the historic Paddle Steamer PS Marion as we head to Morgan for the Morgan Living River Festival.
3 days and 2 nights of fun whilst enjoying the tranquil surrounds of the river.
Departing Wednesday 13th November and arriving in Morgan on Friday 15th November.
PS MARION - MORGAN TO MANNUM
Date Tue 19th Nov 2019 to Thu 21st Nov 2019
Come cruise the mighty Murray River on the historic Paddle Steamer PS Marion as we head back to Mannum from Morgan.
3 days and 2 nights crusing slowly down this beautiful river
Departing Tuesday 19th November and arriving in Mannum on Thursday 21st November 2019.