Things to do in Murray Bridge: March 5-11, 2021

Mannum Show, Murray Bridge Speedway, Murray Towns cricket grand finals, a Lions fundraiser and more.

There will be plenty for families to do this weekend, starting with Saturday’s Mannum Show and racing at Murray Bridge Speedway that night.

But if you want to support families who are going through a really tough time – and please the kids while you’re at it – you might pop down to Bunnings and grab a sausage from Murray Bridge City Lions.

The Lions Biggest BBQ is an annual fundraiser for the Childhood Cancer Research Association.

Lion Denise James said kids with cancer needed to be spoken for.

“We had a childhood friend of my daughter’s die of cancer a few years ago – that was devastating,” she said.

“It’s one of the hardest things to accept in life, that this child doesn’t get a chance to live.

“Somebody has to try and support them, and that’s what we’re going to try to do.”

They’ll be down there from 9am til 3.30pm.


Ski for Life: 7.30-8.45am at Sturt Reserve, Murray Bridge. Start of a 500-kilometre ski relay to Renmark, raising awareness of mental health, wellbeing and suicide prevention.

Noel and Karen Kneebone: 6-8.30pm at Murray Bridge RSL. Live music with special guest Mike Bristow.

Cherry Farrow comedy hypnosis: 8pm at the Pretoria Hotel, Mannum. South Australia’s only female comedy hypnotist brings you a show full of high-impact, hilarious, hypnotic humour. Tickets: $25/20 at


Clean Up Australia Day: 8am at the Johnstone Park gates, Adelaide Road, Murray Bridge.

Lions Biggest BBQ: 9am-3.30pm at Bunnings Murray Bridge. Sausage sizzle raising funds for the Childhood Cancer Research Foundation, by Murray Bridge City Lions.

Mannum Show: 11am-6pm at Mannum Showground. Stalls, exhibitions, bands, horse shows, baking, sewing, gardening, art, photography, crafts, hobbies, animals and more.

Murray Towns Cricket A-grade grand final: From 12.30pm at Mypolonga Oval. Mypolonga v Monarto, to be live-streamed on Facebook by Murraylands Football and Netball Sporting Results.

Community outdoor movie night: 4-10.30pm at Jabuk Community Hall. Screening of the movie Think Like a Dog, food, barista coffee, jumping castle, lawn games, popcorn, guest speaker Kate Gunn of Ifarmwell. Bookings essential: $5 per family at

Ross Wright Memorial: From 5pm at Murray Bridge Speedway. Sprintcars, wingless sprints, super modifieds, late models, formula 500s. Tickets: $32/17/7 at


Cars and Coffee Murray Bridge: 8-10am at Murray Bridge Wharf. Family friendly event for car enthusiasts, coffee van and breakfast available, new venue.

World’s Greatest Shave golf day: From 9am at Murray Bridge Golf Club. Teams of four, Ambrose format, prizes for best dressed, no golfing skill required. Entry: $25.

Mannum Riverside Markets: 9am-2.30pm at Arnold Park. Food, handcrafted items, plants, fresh produce, coffee and more.

Clean Up Australia Day: 10am at Long Island Reserve, Murray Bridge; or 10am at the Foodland car park, Railway Terrace, Tailem Bend.

SA Greens Barker branch get-together: 2-4pm at Sturt Reserve, Murray Bridge. Get to know Greens members, view two electric vehicles, some snacks on hand. RSVP:

Monday – Adelaide Cup Day

Clean Up Australia Day: 6pm at the southern entrance to Tailem Bend, on the Princes Highway.


Karoonda Livestock Technology Expo: 8.30am-4.30pm at Karoonda oval. Experience technology, talk to suppliers, hear from industry experts, learn how innovations could help with your business efficiency and productivity, see trade displays. Register:


Using an iPhone: 10am-12pm at Murray Bridge Library. Tech smart training session. Book: 8539 1175.


Indigenous voice community consultation: 9.30am-12pm at Murray Bridge Town Hall. Provide your feedback on proposals for a way for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians to provide advice and input to the federal government. Register:

International Women’s Day: 7-9pm at Cameo Cinema, Murray Bridge. Mini film festival showcasing the talents of South Australian women, performance by the Maori Evangelical Church women’s choir, light refreshments, presented by Soroptimist International Murray Bridge. Register:

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