Things to do in Murray Bridge: February 26-March 4, 2021

Murray Bridge Fringe, the Magic Millions, Mannum Fun Run and Walk, speedway and much more.

With up to 1000 people expected at an open-air street theatre on Sixth Street on Saturday night, and shows all weekend, it was already going to be a big one in Murray Bridge.

Throw in the richest horse race in the city’s history, a Speedway event, Mannum Fun Run and more and we’re talking about a big, big weekend.

The weather is supposed to be warm and sunny, so you’ve got almost no excuse for not getting out and enjoying it.

Let’s start with the Murray Bridge Fringe: 13 shows over three days, mostly at Murray Bridge Town Hall.

Of course I’ll suggest you get your tickets for Get Back: a Night of the Beatles – I’ll be performing alongside four superbly talented local musos – but beyond that, there will be much more music, magic, kids’ shows and so on.

Be sure to get out and support your performers of choice, because with venues’ capacity limited due to COVID, they need to sell every ticket they can.

Then there’s the Magic Millions: formerly run at Morphettville and set to draw a big crowd to the Gifford Hill racecourse on Saturday.

If you’re into horse racing, it’ll be a day to remember, with more than $200,000 in prizes up for grabs in the feature race.

If not, head up to Mannum and race for yourself – and stop in at the markets while you’re there.

See you out there!

Friday

Amazing Drumming Monkeys: 4.30pm at Murray Bridge Town Hall. A little kids’ show with cute and funny monkeys, hilarious comedy, funky live drumming and a message for the world. Tickets: $18 at adelaidefringe.com.au.

Helpless: the songs of Neil Young: 8pm at Murray Bridge Town Hall. A tribute to the songs of Neil Young with four-part harmonies, banjos, wailing guitars and harmonicas. Tickets: $28 at adelaidefringe.com.au.

Whole Lotta Zepp Adelaide: the music of Led Zeppelin: CANCELLED.

Leon Macdonald and Andrew Gluyas’ Manhatten Times has nominated for the Magic Millions Two-Year-Old Classic at Murray Bridge Racing Club this Saturday. Photo: Racing SA.

Saturday

Disney Delights: 11am at Murray Bridge Town Hall. A magical journey through the biggest and best Disney songs with Benjamin Maio Mackay and Laura Desmond. Tickets: $25/20 at adelaidefringe.com.au.

Magic Millions race day: 11.30am-7.30pm at Murray Bridge Racing Club. Celebrate the new year with nine jam-packed races. Tickets: $22 at www.moshtix.com.au.

First Nations Voices: 1.30pm at Murray Bridge Town Hall. Soul, blues, rock and cultural stories from Glenn Skuthorpe, Russell Smith, a band and special guests. Tickets: $23/18/8 at adelaidefringe.com.au.

Kevin Kropinyeri Goes Talkabout: 3.30pm at Murray Bridge Town Hall. The Ngarrindjeri comedian opens up about his colourful past while mixing observational stand-up with high-energy on-stage antics. Tickets: $32/28 at adelaidefringe.com.au.

Fringe on Sixth Street Theatre: 5-9.30pm on Sixth Street, Murray Bridge. A showcase of street theatre featuring Adelaide Fringe performers and local talent, arrive early to avoid disappointment.

Wingless Sprints 60-Lapper: From 6pm at Murray Bridge Speedway. Plus street stocks, formula 500s, classic super modifieds. Tickets: From $27/17/7 at tickets.speedwaytickets.com.au.

Jervois Tennis Club bingo: From 6pm at Jervois Combined Sports Club. Fundraiser for junior players, lamb on the spit rolls and bar facilities available. Admission: $10; RSVP to Chantelle Flint 0438 318 327 or Trudy Hicks 0437 020 030.

Werewolves in the Attic: 6.30 and 8.30pm at Murray Bridge Town Hall. An interactive game of accusation, bluffing and assassination. Tickets: $23/18 at adelaidefringe.com.au.

Get Back: a night of the Beatles: The Murraylands’ finest musicians cover history’s greatest band. Tickets: $23 at adelaidefringe.com.au.

Sunday

MSCA Super Sprint Series: 7.30am-5pm at The Bend Motorsport Park. First event of 2021 for the Marque Sports Car Association of SA.

Mannum Fun Run and Walk: From 8.15am at Mary Ann Reserve. Three-kilometre walk, run or gopher ride; 5km walk or run; 10km run; kids’ and adults’ competitions; registrations 8.15am, warm-up 8.45am, race start 9am. Register: www.surveymonkey.com.

Mannum Riverside Markets: 9am-2.30pm at Arnold Park.

Big Tops and Tiny Tots Circus Show: SOLD OUT.

Meet and greet Bluey and Bingo: 10am and 2pm at Little Rockets Play Cafe. Impersonators. Entry: $12/9.

Sunday Sessions: 2pm at Murray Bridge Library. Featuring local band Chasing Lights.

The Great British Pub Singalong: 3.30pm at Murray Bridge Town Hall. Choose team Ireland, Scotland, England or Wales and participate in singing, banter and dart games with Jim and Alex from the Borderers. Tickets: $40/35/25 at adelaidefringe.com.au.

Frolic and Follies: 6pm at Murray Bridge Town Hall. A contemporary twist on the Ziegfeld Follies, a celebration of the female body with dance, cabaret, comedy and more. Tickets: $28/25 at adelaidefringe.com.au.

Wednesday

Weekday races: 11.30am-7.30pm at Murray Bridge Racing Club. Seven races. Tickets: From $12 at www.moshtix.com.au.

River Murray Youth Council information session: 4-7pm at Swanport Reserve. For high school students interested in the environment and citizen science; BYO water bottle, hat and appropriate clothing; afternoon tea provided. Register: www.eventbrite.com.au.

Thursday

The Secret: Dare to Dream: 5.30pm at Murray Bridge Library. Thursday night movie about a hard-working widow and the mysterious man who enters her life.


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