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Things to do in Murray Bridge: November 17–23, 2023
All you need to know about the Murray Bridge Riverfront Christmas Festival, A Celtic Christmas, movie screenings and more.
Christmas in the Murraylands will start with a bang this weekend at the popular family event, the Kookaburra Homes Murray Bridge Riverfront Christmas Festival.
The festivities begin on Friday at 5pm at Sturt Reserve.
On Saturday, the awesome Thomas Foods International Christmas Parade starts at 4pm in Bridge Street, following a blue line into Seventh Street, onto Mary Terrace, then towards the riverfront along Murray Cods Drive.
Glorious fireworks will take place along the riverbank from 9pm for the Spry Civil Construction Sky Show.
There will be road closures during the event, as Father Christmas does a great job but still needs a clear road to do his thing.
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Friday ☀️ 22°
Community breakfast barbecue: 9am–10am at the Murray Bridge Community Centre, 18 Beatty Terrace, Murray Bridge. Genuine Support Services welcome all and sundry to the Spirited Men’s Group community breakfast barbecue. For more information, contact the Murray Bridge Community Centre on 8531 1799.
Funeral service for Marlene Emery: 11am at the Minge Chapel, 63 Swanport Road, Murray Bridge. For more information, visit mingefunerals.com or phone 8531 1111.
Funeral service for Darryl Cameron: 2pm at the Imperial Football Club, Adelaide Road, Murray Bridge. For more information, visit mingefunerals.com or phone 8531 1111.
Christmas set with alcohol inks: 5–7pm at the Square Community Centre, 2 South Terrace, Murray Bridge. Get into the festive season creatively with this session from Katy J Designs. Decorate a gorgeous vase and two tree ornaments using alcohol inks. Tickets: $20; refreshments supplied. Bookings essential: Phone 8531 1799 or visit murraybridgecommunitycentre.com.au.
Murray Bridge Riverfront Christmas Festival: 5pm–9pm at Sturt Reserve. Bring your family to this annual family-focused festival and Christmas parade. This free community event, sponsored by Kookaburra Homes, brings together local businesses and the community to launch Christmas festivities in the Murraylands. For more information, contact AOK Events at INFO@aokevents.com.au.
Saturday ⛅ 25°
Murray Bridge Riverfront Christmas Festival: 11am–9pm at Sturt Reserve. Bring your family to this annual family-focused festival and Christmas parade. This free community event, sponsored by Kookaburra Homes, brings together local businesses and the community to launch Christmas festivities in the Murraylands. The Sky Show starts at 9pm on the banks of the Murray. For more information, contact AOK Events at INFO@aokevents.com.au.
Sprintcars at the Speedway, Murray Bridge: Cancelled.
Sunday ⛅ 24°
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Monday ⛅ 22°
Compassionate Community Conversation morning tea: 10am–11.30am at the Bridgeport Hotel, 2 Bridge Street, Murray Bridge. Do you know people who are experiencing a serious illness, ageing, dying, grief and/or caregiving? If so, you’re invited to attend a Compassionate Community Conversation with free morning tea. For more information, visit eventbrite.com.au.
Funeral service for Rhonda Gill: 10.30am at the Minge Chapel, 63 Swanport Road, Murray Bridge. For more information, visit mingefunerals.com or phone 8531 1111.
Mayor and CEO drop-in session (Rockleigh): 3pm–5pm at Rockleigh Old School House, Rockleigh Road, Rockleigh. As part of their community drop-in sessions, Murray Bridge’s mayor Wayne Thorley and CEO Heather Barclay will give you the chance to ask them questions and offer your feedback on the community and region you live in. Cost: Free. For more information, contact the council on 8539 1100 or email email@example.com.
Tuesday ☁️ 21°
Funeral service for Ellen Morris: 2pm at the Minge Chapel, 63 Swanport Road, Murray Bridge. For more information, visit mingefunerals.com or phone 8531 1111.
A Celtic Christmas: 7.30pm–9.20pm at the Murray Bridge Performing Arts and Function Centre, 13–17 Bridge Street, Murray Bridge. After captivating audiences in Australia, New Zealand and the UK, the all-singing, all-dancing, family-friendly Irish treat is set to tour South Australia. Have an unforgettable night of storytelling, Irish charm and entertainment. Tickets: $79.90–$94.90 at events.ticketbooth.com.au.
Wednesday ☀️ 21°
Being Digital – Let’s Talk about iPhones: 10am–12pm at the Murray Bridge Library. Having trouble using your iPhone? Think they’re needlessly complicated? Fair point. Come along to an information session for hints and tips on how to use your iPhone. For bookings and for more information, contact Suzette at the library on 8539 1175 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Personal security: 10am–12pm at the Murray Bridge Library. Find out important information on personal security. The session will cover being out and about, celebrations, driving, parking, public transport, ATM banking and online safety. For bookings and for more information, phone the library on 8539 1175 or at email@example.com.
Croquet come and try: 5.30pm–7.30pm at 46 Thomas Street, Murray Bridge. Have fun and do something a bit different in a sport that’s suitable for all ages and abilities. Equipment is provided, but please wear flat-soled shoes suitable for grass courts. Cost: $5 green fees plus $2 for a sausage sizzle afterwards. BYO drinks. For more information, contact Ros Rohde on 0493 052 040 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday ⛅ 23°
Horse-racing jump outs: 7am–10am at the Murray Bridge Racing Club, 342 Brinkley Road, Gifford Hill. If you want to see how horses become familiar with the processes involved in a horse race before actually racing, then jump out to Gifford Hill. For more information, phone the racing club on 8532 2310.
Thursday Night Movies at the Library – The Flipside (rated M): 5.30pm–7.30pm at the Murray Bridge Library. Adelaide restaurateur Ronnie’s life is thrown into chaos when a former lover, British movie star Henry, goes on a promotional tour of Australia with his French girlfriend. Ooh la la! For more information, contact the library on contact the library on 8539 1175 or at email@example.com.
Blue Light South Australia movie night – The Neverending Story: 4.30pm–6.30pm at the Square Community Centre, 2 South Terrace, Murray Bridge. If you’re aged between eight and 17 years old, see this classic film with a super-catchy theme song at a police-supervised lock-in event. The event will be an alcohol and drug free environment. Tickets: $5 (which includes the movie, pop corn and a drink) at www.bluelightsa.org/events.
Pat and Olivia – Glamour and Song: 11am at the Murray Bridge Performing Arts and Function Centre: 13–17 Bridge Street, Murray Bridge. You all know Australia’s sweetheart, Olivia Newton-John? But you may not have hear of Olivia’s best friend and singing partner, Pat Caroll. There is a solution. Come to a show that celebrates the talent and career of Pat Caroll though the music written and produced by her husband and Olivia’s frequent collaborator, John Farrar. This all-ages show includes such ONJ faves as “Have you never been mellow?”, “I honestly love you”, “Physical” and many more. Tickets: $20 at events.ticketbooth.com.au.
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