Regional Tourism Guide for Riverland Region
South Australia  
2019 Loxton Free Australia Day Breakfast
Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
The day kicks off with a free breakfast and is followed by the official ceremony and presentation of Citizen of the Year, Young Citizen of the Year, Event of the Year, Australia Day Awards.
Situated under the shady Jacaranda trees at the Loxton Rotunda in East Terrace.
Dirt Wars Survivor
Date Sat 16th Feb 2019 to Sun 17th Feb 2019
Saturday night obstacle run and Dirt Wars Survivor on Sunday
Buy a ticket for either and run in the other for free

February 16th weekend in South Australia.
Dirt Wars Survivor is for those who want to get fit and be physically challenged. The course of around 9 km long with over 100 obstacles designed to be tough but fun, featuring both natural obstacles alongside man made challenges.
2019 Loxton Mardi Gras
Date Sat 23rd Feb 2019
The 62nd Loxton Mardi Gras is a family fun day featuring a colourful pageant of community floats, marching band, vintage cars and the crowning of ambassadors, with money raised going towards community projects. Find a spot on the lawns of East Terrace and enjoy this wonderful parade. This year's theme is "Showtime".
East Terrace is also filled with food, craft and market stalls to enjoy. Enjoy a bite to eat while watching the ambassador crowning which is part of the program of events.
2019 Nippy's Loxton Gift
Date Sat 23rd Feb 2019
Nippy's Loxton Gift Carnival is one of the richest foot racing events in South Australia after the Bay Sheffield, and features the richest 1,000m Open race of Professional Athletics in Australia. The annual twilight event attracts over 130 high calibre athletes competing in 50 non-stop races under handicap conditions for exciting finishes. With FREE admission, Nippy's Loxton Gift Carnival is a great night out for the whole family to enjoy the spectacle and competition of the State's top athletes, as well as local sporting teams, racing for lucrative prize money. Full catering provided by the Loxton Sporting Club, or bring a picnic dinner and soak up the atmosphere of this unique and exciting event in the Riverland.
Riverland Harvest Festival and Great Stomp
Date Fri 29th Mar 2019
Annual Harvest Festival celebrating the grape harvest and features ‘The Great Stomp’. It is the major fundraiser for the Loxton North School and is the largest and longest running harvest celebration in the region. It promises to be a feast of fun, food and entertainment for the whole family. The Great Stomp is the highlight event as teams race to fill a bottle of juice from their barrel of grapes in the traditional (barefoot) manner. The action gets fast, furious and well …. sticky! A great family fun night with heaps of food and entertainment.
Loxton Christmas Lights Festival
Date Sat 30th Nov 2019 to Tue 31st Dec 2019
Loxton Christmas Lights is a celebration of Christmas enjoyed by locals and visitors to the Riverland.
Street decorations (including a 10-metre high rope light Christmas Tree on the main roundabout), fireworks, a Christmas Tree Festival and 'Christmas Wonderland' are features which help create a magical world of colour and lights.
Festival goers enjoy more than 400 paintings and coloured light displays on 'Santa's Walk' which illuminates a cluster of streets in the town.

The festival commences with 'Light Up Day' on the last Saturday in November and continues until December 31 each year. The festival attracts thousands of visitors to the region to enjoy a wide range of activities to help capture the spirit of Christmas.