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Things to do in Murray Bridge: March 18-24, 2022
Find out about a multicultural festival, vintage machinery rally, greyhound racing, drifting and more.
Whether it’s music, burning rubber, a wager or old machinery you’re into, there’ll be something for you in the Murraylands this weekend.
The Murraylands Multicultural Yuntu-Walun Festival will take over Sturt Reserve on Sunday for a celebration of international music, dance and food.
The Lower Murray Vintage Engine and Machinery Club’s annual rally will be at Murray Bridge Showground over Saturday and Sunday, with plenty to check out.
Murray Bridge Greyhound Racing Club’s biggest night of the year is coming up on Sunday night, too, and there’ll be a couple of events at the Bend Motorsport Park.
Check out the whole list below and see what takes your interest.
Friday ⛅ 27°
Free health age assessment: 45 minute sessions between 8.30am and 4.30pm at Tailem Bend Community Centre. Free assessment of your health by the University of South Australia and Focus One Health; you must also attend a second session on May 13. Bookings limited: Visit redcap.link/unisareach or call Henry Blake on 8302 1254.
Spirited Men’s Group community breakfast: 9-10am at Murray Bridge Community Centre, 18 Beatty Terrace. Barbecue, all welcome, repeats every Friday.
Friends of the Library book sale: 10am-2pm at Murray Bridge Library.
Lower Murray Hardcourt Tennis Association grand final: 7pm at Mypolonga Combined Sports Club. Mypolonga v Jervois.
Saturday ⛅ 33°
State election: 8am-6pm. Cast your vote to decide who should represent your electorate and who should form South Australia’s next government. Find your nearest voting centre: www.ecsa.sa.gov.au/map.
March comp: 8.30am-4pm at Murray Bridge Riding Club, 113 Old Princes Highway, Murray Bridge East. State pairs championship, all welcome, continues Sunday.
Drift All-Star Series: 9am-5pm at the Bend Motorsport Park. Practice and qualifying, competition to follow on Sunday. Tickets: $25 at www.eventbrite.com.au.
Lower Murray Vintage Machinery Show and Tractor Pull: 10am-3pm at Murray Bridge Showground. More than 150 displays, old trucks, vintage engines and tractors, antique working machinery, hay baling, rock crushing, chaff cutting, vintage cars, raffles, prizes, tractor pull, continues Sunday. Admission: $5, kids free.
Palmer Sculpture Biennial opening night: 12-7pm at Palmer Sculpture Landscape, Devonport Road. Sculptors from around Australia and overseas engage with a unique Australian landscape. Event continues 11am-5.30pm on weekends and 2-5.30pm on Wednesdays until April 10.
Roll Racing Adelaide: 4-8pm at the Bend Motorsport Park. Tickets: $20 at rollracing.com.au or $25 on the gate.
Sunday ⛅ 31°
March comp: 8.30am-4pm at Murray Bridge Riding Club, 113 Old Princes Highway, Murray Bridge East. State teams championship, all welcome.
Drift All-Star Series: 9am-5pm at the Bend Motorsport Park. The country's best drivers battle it out for the All-Star Series title. Tickets: $30 at www.eventbrite.com.au.
Lower Murray Vintage Machinery Show and Tractor Pull: 10am-3pm at Murray Bridge Showground. More than 150 displays, old trucks, vintage engines and tractors, antique working machinery, hay baling, rock crushing, chaff cutting, vintage cars, raffles, prizes, tractor pull, Cars and Coffee. Admission: $5, kids free.
Murraylands Multicultural Yuntu-Walun Festival: 10.30am-3pm at Sturt Reserve, Murray Bridge. Royal Australian Navy band, Greek dance academy, Deadly Nannas, Mawali Bhagara Academy dancers, San Ureshi instrumentalists, Burundian drummers, Vanuatuan singers, Samba dancers, Nigerian performers, Chinese dance, tai chi sword performance, didgeridoo performance, food and drink.
Murray Bridge Cup: From 4.30pm at Murray Bridge Greyhound Racing Club, Kennett Road, Murray Bridge East. Trackside catering, TAB facilities, live music, free face painting and other kids' activities. Entry: Gold coin donation to Murray Bridge CFS.
Monday ⛅ 34°
Harmony Day: 4-5pm at Murray Bridge Community Centre. Help plant an orange garden outside the harmony room and create a handprint mural with Communities for Children. Bookings essential: Karen 0421 102 276 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday ☂ 29°
River Murray Water Allocation Plan information session: 11am-2pm at Murray Bridge RSL. Find out more about the draft plan and changes to private carryover policy proposed by Landscape SA.
Wednesday ⛅ 23°
Propagation: 10am-12pm at Murray Bridge Community Centre, 18 Beatty Terrace. Learn how to grow your own bush tucker and vegetables with Stepping Stones Into Nature.
Autumn: 4-5pm at Murray Bridge Library. Creative Kids craft session for ages 5-12. Bookings essential: 8539 1175.
Jervois Primary School community night: 5.30pm at Jervois Primary School. BYO picnic dinner, followed by a walk through the classrooms and a governing council AGM at 6.30pm.
Thursday ⛅ 22°
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