Things to do in Murray Bridge: January 22-28, 2021

Ceremonies and races are planned for Australia Day as the school holidays come to an end.

The local achievers who helped our communities make it through 2020 will be celebrated around the Murraylands on Tuesday, Australia Day.

Mayor Brenton Lewis said the awards to be handed out at a breakfast ceremony in Murray Bridge, and a lunch-time function in the Willow Street precinct at Tailem Bend, would serve as a reminder of all that was good in the world.

“This past year has been a challenging one for all of us, but through it all we have banded together as a community to protect, respect and help keep each other safe,” he said.

“Those common ideals of friendship, community and innovation are some of the great ideals that unite us all as Australians.

“The Australia Day awards are a great opportunity for us to come together, pause and reflect, learn from each other and celebrate the people ... who go above and beyond to help make our communities great.”

Food and coffee will be available from 7am in Murray Bridge ahead of a 7.45am ceremony which will include five awards and a citizenship ceremony.

At Tailem, 11.30am will be the start time for a short ceremony featuring a speech by dragon boater Lynn Hill and presentation to citizen of the year Angela Tomkinson.


Murray River Splash festival: 10am-4pm at Sturt Reserve, Murray Bridge. Come and try rowing, double lane splash slide, lawn games, circus school, create feather flowers and boomerangs, learn about poo with SA Water. More information:


Skate Park League: POSTPONED.


4AM: 2-6pm at the Welly Hotel, Wellington. Band.


Australia Day craft with Josie: 3-4pm at Murray Bridge Library. For ages 6-12. Book: 8539 1175 or

Tuesday – Australia Day

Murray Bridge Australia Day celebrations: 7-9.30am at Sturt Reserve. Breakfast from local service clubs for a donation; barista coffee for purchase; proceedings including Australia Day awards, guest speaker and citizenship ceremony begin 7.45am.

Tailem Bend Australia Day lunch in the park: From 11.30am at Willow Street Park. Celebrate 2021 citizen of the year Angela Tomkinson, guest speaker dragon boat racer Lynn Hill, Rotary Club barbecue lunch to follow, BYO chairs and drinks.

Aussie BBQ race day: From 11.30am at Murray Bridge Racing Club. A great day out with the family. General admission: $22 at

Australia Day Sprintcar Stampede: From 6pm at Murray Bridge Speedway. Plus wingless sprints and street stocks invitational. Tickets: $30/15/5 at

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