Things to do in Murray Bridge: April 16-22, 2021

The Big Little Art Fest, a world record attempt at Murray Bridge Speedway, school holiday activities and more.

Murray Bridge Regional Gallery will mark its 20th birthday this Sunday with the Big Little Art Fest, a family-friendly celebration of all things creative.

The event on Sixth Street will feature free art workshops, demonstrations, live music, market stalls, food trucks and more.

Grown-ups can learn about pottery, mosaics, botanical painting, cartooning, zine-making and weaving.

Teenagers might be interested in hip-hop music, dancing and aerosol art.

For the littlies there will be chalk drawing and “wearable art”, among other activities.

Gallery director Fulvia Mantelli encouraged families to come from 10am and make a day of it.

It will be the first street event the gallery has hosted since 2019, since COVID forced the cancellation of both the Little Art Fest and Sixth Street Handmade makers’ market last year.

Exhibitions of embroidery and home-crafting by Sera Waters, and portraits of enamelware by Lyn Wood, will continue in the gallery.


Old MacDonald’s Travelling Farm: 10am-2pm at Murray Bridge Marketplace. Get up close and personal with baby farmyard animals. Register:

Noel and Karen Kneebone and John Harvey: 6-8.30pm at Murray Bridge RSL. Live music.


River Murray football and netball: Mannum v Jervois at Mannum Oval; Imperials v Meningie at Johnstone Park, Murray Bridge; Tailem Bend v Mypolonga at Jaensch Park, Tailem Bend.

Oz! auditions: 9am-5pm at Murray Bridge Regional Gallery. For people between the ages of 12 and 25 interested in roles with Hannah Catherine Productions' upcoming stage musical. More information: Email or visit

Demolition derby world record attempt: From 6pm at Murray Bridge Speedway. Plus street stocks, super sedans, Modlites and wingless sprints. Tickets: $27/17/7 at


Big Little Art Fest: 10am-3pm on Sixth Street, Murray Bridge. Celebration of Murray Bridge Regional Gallery's 20th anniversary with workshops, market stalls, exhibitions, live music, food trucks and more.

National Tree Day: 10am-12pm at Rocky Gully Wetland, Mannum Road, Murray Bridge. Plant trees, then enjoy lunch and a drink with volunteers; bring enclosed shoes, gloves, sun protection and a drink. RSVP: Email Glenn Dean at or call 8539 1100.

Anzac Day commemorative service: 11am at Mypolonga RSL. Flag ceremony with tea, coffee and bar open afterwards, but no meals to be served due to COVID restrictions.

Pre-Anzac Day service: 3pm at Murray Bridge Cemetery, Adelaide Road.


Me’n’Me Mates: 11am-12pm at Murray Bridge Library. Performance of Australian songs and stories for children aged 5-12. Book: Call 8539 1175 or visit


My Name is Gulpilil: SOLD OUT. Second screening scheduled for 7pm on April 27 at Cameo Cinema.


Memorial Day races: 10.30am-5pm at Murray Bridge Racing Club. Admission: From $10.

Holiday kayaking: 1.30-3.30pm at Avoca Dell Reserve. Come and try kayaking with your child aged 4-12 in easy-to-use, sit-on-top kayaks; all equipment provided; bring hat, water, sunscreen and solid-soled shoes. Book: Call Lyall on 8215 6320.

Cancer screening roadshow: 2-4pm at Murray Bridge Club. Learn how to reduce your risk of bowel, breast and cervical cancer; the importance of early detection; and how to access cancer screening. Register:


Holiday kayaking: 10am-12pm and 1-3pm at Hume Reserve, Murray Bridge. See Wednesday.

Sweet as Swing: 11am at Murray Bridge Town Hall. Your favourite Aussie songs, reimagined with a jazz twist and four-part male harmonies. Tickets: $20 at

Tomboy knitting: 2-3pm at Murray Bridge Library. Come and try session for children aged 5-12. Book: Call 8539 1175 or visit

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