Things to do in Murray Bridge: August 20-26, 2021

Get set for roll racing, horse racing, a footy clinic and more.

Roll racing will return to The Bend this Saturday night.

The format is comparable to drag racing, but with high-end street cars.

It originated in the United States, where old air strips are more often used in venues, but here in Australia racetracks have proven more accessible.

If you’re looking for a bit of petrol-powered fun this weekend, roll up, roll up.

Friday ☂ 19°

Barney Rebel: 6-10pm at the Bridgeport Hotel, Murray Bridge. Live music.

Saturday ⛅ 19°

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

Preschool passion project: 10-11.30am at Murray Bridge Library. Experience sensory science sensations, mathematical magic, artistic avenues and musical masterpieces. Book: Search for “Play with a Purpose Australia” on Facebook or call Tina on 0467 096 402.

Roll Racing Adelaide: 5.30-10pm at The Bend Motorsport Park. Admission: $20.

Jordan Holmes: 6-10pm at the Bridgeport Hotel, Murray Bridge. Live music.

Sunday ☂ 23°

Ben Edwards: 2-6pm at the Bridgeport Hotel, Murray Bridge. Live music.

Monday ☂ 14°

Noel and Karen Kneebone: 5-9pm at the Bridgeport Hotel, Murray Bridge. Live music.

Tuesday ☂ 15°

Jordan Holmes: 5-9pm at the Bridgeport Hotel, Murray Bridge. Live music.

Wednesday ☂ 16°

Academic essay writing explained: 9am-12pm at Murray Bridge Library. Professional writer and editor Heather Sladdin explains what markers look for in university essays and why, and how to think critically, make a strong argument and include references. Book: 8539 1175.

5MU/Power FM race day: 10.30am-5pm at Murray Bridge Racing Club. Horse racing. Admission: From $10 at www.moshtix.com.au.

COTA SA country conversations: 1.30-3pm at Murray Bridge Marketplace. As an older person, discuss your experience of living in a regional community with an organisation which can advocate for you.

Fathers’ Day: 4-5pm at Murray Bridge Library. Creative kids craft session for children aged 5-12. Book: 8539 1175.

Sausage sizzle and football clinic: 5-6.30pm at Le Messurier Oval, Murray Bridge. Meet past Adelaide Crows players and enjoy a free sausage sizzle, autograph session and coaching clinic.

Jordan Holmes: 5-9pm at the Bridgeport Hotel, Murray Bridge. Live music.

Thursday ☀️ 17°

Life stories with Peri: 2-4pm at Murray Bridge Community Centre, 18 Beatty Terrace. Put your achievements, memories or experiences into words with Murray Bridge News journalist Peri Strathearn.

Jordan Holmes: 5-9pm at the Bridgeport Hotel, Murray Bridge. Live music.


Let Murray Bridge News know about an upcoming event by emailing peri@murraybridge.news. Events will typically be listed if they are free to attend, raising funds for a charitable cause, occupying a public place, or if the organisers have advertised with Murray Bridge News. For-profit events may be listed at Murray Bridge News’ discretion. Event listings are sourced from local councils, Facebook, Ticketbooth, tourist attractions’ websites and other sources.