Things to do in Murray Bridge: May 21-27, 2021

Find out about the inaugural Tailem Bend pedal prix, an event celebrating David Gulpilil, a State Theatre Company production and more.

After almost two years away, pedal prix will return to the Murraylands this weekend – but not to its traditional home at Sturt Reserve.

The Bend Motorsport Park will be the venue for round two of the Australian Human-Powered Vehicle Super Series in 2021, the first time the trikes will race at the track.

More than 180 vehicles are expected to take part, including entrants from Murray Bridge North School, St Joseph’s School and Unity College.

Series chairman Andrew McLachlan said the new venue would offer something different for competitors.

“The 3.4-kilometre west circuit which we will be utilising is smooth and wide, enticing for the riders, and it can accommodate our big field,” he said.

“Off track the facility has excellent amenities, as well as structured areas enabling us to comply with COVID requirements.

“We are really looking forward to the experience this weekend.”

Racing will start at 10am on Sunday, with free entry for spectators.

The series will return to the Bend for race four on July 31 before making a triumphant return to Murray Bridge’s riverfront on September 11 and 12.

Noel Kneebone, Martin Altmann, Breigh Angove and Steve Mattner star in Murray Bridge Players and Singers’ sold-out production of Mamma Mia. Photo: Jay Birdy Photography.


Mamma Mia: SOLD OUT.


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

Trades Day: 11am-5pm at Murray Bridge Racing Club. Horse racing. Admission: From $16.83 at

Open mic: From 2pm at the Palmer Hotel. Hosted by Henk Groot, thank you drink for performers.

Mamma Mia: SOLD OUT.

Cocktails and karaoke: 7.30-10.30pm at Heavenly Hotdogs, 187 Adelaide Road, Murray Bridge. All tables booked out.

Experts from Adelaide’s Sprout Cooking School will present two workshops at Murray Bridge Library on Sunday. Photo: Sprout Cooking School and Health Studio/Facebook.


Come and try the sport of shooting: 9am, 11am and 1pm at Monarto Shooting Complex, 52 Rifle Road, Monarto South. Try something new in a safe environment with coaching and supervision by experienced club members; for all ages, abilities and skill levels; equipment supplied. Book:

Australian HPV Super Series: From 10am at The Bend Motorsport Park, Tailem Bend. Round two of the national pedal prix race series.

Palomino Deluxe: 11am-4pm at Johnstone Park, Murray Bridge. Hosted by Murray Bridge Country Music Club, lunch available. Admission: $12/10.

Sprout Cooking School and Health Studio: 1.30pm and 2.30pm at Murray Bridge Library. Learn how food defines cultures, shows appreciation, is fun and nourishing and brings people together. Book: 8539 1175.


My Name is Gulpilil plus Q&A: 6.20pm at Cameo Cinema, Murray Bridge. Movie screening with My Gulpilil in attendence, health permitting; followed by a live, interactive, virtual Q&A session with Jack Thompson, Stephen Page, Witiyana Marika and Margaret Pomeranz, hosted by Leila Gurruwiwi. Tickets: $15 at


Made in Italy: 5.30pm at Murray Bridge Library. Thursday night movie about a London artist and his estranged son who try to mend their relationship as they work together to repair a dilapidated house.

Euphoria: 7pm at Murray Bridge Town Hall. State Theatre Company production of a two-person play about a festival and a tragedy in a country town that doesn't talk, by South Australian playwright Emily Steel, contains references to mental illness and suicide. Tickets: $27/10 at Get help: Lifeline 13 11 14.

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