Things to do in Murray Bridge: April 30-May 6, 2021

Your comprehensive guide to the Tailem Bend Street Party, Adam Harvey's tour, the Fit and Deadly Futures Fun Run and more.

Lightning McQueen and Mater from Cars have been parked at Tailem Bend for the past few weeks as the OTR Super Sprint approaches. Photo: Tailem Bend Community Centre/Facebook.

It’s going to be another busy weekend in the Murraylands, with a fun run and Aboriginal health fair at Sturt Reserve, an event focusing on Japanese cars at The Bend and even a performance by country music star Adam Harvey at Mannum.

But mark next Thursday evening in your calendar, too.

Tailem Bend will again host a street party to welcome the Supercars to town ahead of the OTR Super Sprint next weekend, May 7-9.

There’ll be classic and vintage cars and motorbikes, a bit of drifting, a bit of mower racing and market stalls galore, plus food and drink.

Let’s hope the weather holds out this year.

Friday

Adam Harvey Highway One Tour: 7.30pm at the Pretoria Hotel, Mannum. The acclaimed country music artist tours to promote his new single, Ramblin’ Fever, and album, supported by Raechel Whitchurch. Tickets: $35 at www.stickytickets.com.au.

Saturday

River Murray football and netball: Mannum v Imperials at Mannum Oval; Jervois v Mypolonga at Jervois Oval; Ramblers v Meningie at Le Messurier Oval, Murray Bridge.

Round House revamp: 11am-3pm at the Round House, off Bridge Street, Murray Bridge. Free guided tours of the heritage site every Saturday and Sunday during May as part of the SA History Festival. Book: www.eventbrite.com.

Night and Day Cabaret: Gender Swap: 6-10pm at Green Wall Studio, 24A Joseph Street, Murray Bridge. Performers sing their favourite songs originally recorded by the opposite sex, pizza available if ordered prior to 10pm Thursday. Tickets: From $12.50 at www.trybooking.com.

There’ll be several automotive events around the Murraylands on Sunday, starting at Murray Bridge’s wharf at 8am. Photo: Cars and Coffee Murray Bridge/Facebook.

Sunday

Cars and Coffee Murray Bridge: 8-10am at Murray Bridge wharf precinct. Cars, coffee, food and drinks.

Fit and Deadly Futures Fun Run and Aboriginal health fair: Fun run from 9am, health fair from 10.30am at Sturt Reserve, Murray Bridge. Includes light breakfast and lunch, entertainment, family activities. Register: www.eventbrite.com.au.

JDM Speed at The Bend: 9am-4.30pm at The Bend Motorsport Park. Show and shine featuring Japanese cars, rare JDM showcase, drift demo, food trucks, trade stalls and more. Tickets: $10 at thebend.rezdy.com.

SA Drift Series: 9am-7pm at The Bend Motorsport Park. Competition from 12.30-5pm featuring drifters from around Australia. Tickets: $27.46 at www.eventbrite.com.

Mannum Riverside Markets: 9am-2.30pm at Arnold Park. Food, crafts, produce, coffee, busking and more.

Round House revamp: 11am-3pm at the Round House. See Saturday.

Belvidere Soldiers' Memorial Hall 100 year celebrations: 11am at Belvidere Soldiers’ Memorial Hall, 599 Langhorne Creek Road. RSL, CWA and business displays, vintage machinery, food van, live music, guest speakers, foundation stone unveiling.

Intro to still-life with Lyn Wood: 2-4pm at Murray Bridge Regional Gallery. Learn the key elements of still-life drawing; bring two to three objects to draw, your smartphone and drawing materials if you have any; nine places available. Book: $25/20, contact Michelle Dohnt on 0467 604 747 or at m.dohnt@murraybridge.sa.gov.au.

Wednesday

Murray Bridge Racing Club Hoteliers Day: At Murray Bridge Racing Club. Details TBA.

Mothers’ Day craft: 4-5pm at Murray Bridge Library. Come and make a gift for mum. Book: 8539 1175.

Thursday

Domestic violence vigil: 4.30-5pm at Murray Bridge Rowing Club. In memory of women and children who have died as a result of domestic violence during the past year.

Tailem Bend Street Party and Coorong Country Markets: 4-9pm on Railway Terrace, Tailem Bend. Welcome the return of the V8 Supercars with displays of drifting, classic and vintage cars, motorbikes and lawnmower racing, arts and crafts, entertainment, food and more. Register: www.trybooking.com.


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