Things to do in Murray Bridge: November 19-25, 2021

Find out about the Murray Bridge Riverfront Christmas Festival, White Ribbon Day, Locktoberfest and more.

It’s official: Christmas season is starting.

Murray Bridge’s annual riverfront Christmas festival will go ahead this Saturday and, for the first time, on Friday night as well.

You won’t need a ticket – you’ll just need to check in when you arrive.

There will be a few differences from previous years, as required by SA Health – for example, the entire event will be held in a fenced-in area at Sturt Reserve.

But the good news is that there will be the usual range of rides, market stalls, food trucks and live entertainment.

The pageant will be at 4pm on Saturday, with a fireworks show to follow at 9pm.

Between that and the Christmas tree festival at Murray Bridge Town Hall – and the fact that decorations are up in shops, streets and front yards – we can safely say the countdown to the festive season has begun.

An anti-domestic violence event will be held at Murray Bridge’s Edwards Square sound shell on Friday. Photo: Peri Strathearn/The Murray Valley Standard.

Friday ☂ 22°

Christmas Tree Festival: 9am-5pm at Murray Bridge Town Hall. Themed “colours of God’s world”, featuring performances by the St Joseph’s Singers at 10.30am and Unity College Choir at 11.30am; continues until Sunday.

White Ribbon Day: 11am-1pm at Edwards Square, Murray Bridge. Stand up, speak out and act to prevent domestic violence in our community with a walk, student-led activities, shout “no” and free lunch.

Funeral service for Alan Heath: 2.30-4pm at the Minge Chapel, 63 Swanport Road, Murray Bridge. To be followed by a private cremation.

Locktoberfest: 5-8pm at The Bend Motorsport Park. Australia’s biggest drifting event, continues until Sunday.

Murray Bridge Riverfront Christmas Festival: 5-9pm at Sturt Reserve. Food trucks, market stalls, rides, entertainment and fun for the whole family; no ticket required but attendees will need to check in via QR code or paper; continues Saturday.

Saturday ☂ 21°

Men’s breakfast: 8am near the boat ramp at Sturt Reserve, Murray Bridge. Free men’s breakfast with Lifehouse Church, Ken Munro speaking.

Christmas Tree Festival: 9am-5pm at Murray Bridge Town Hall. Themed “colours of God’s world”, featuring a performance by Murray Bridge Children’s Choir at 10.30am; continues Sunday.

Locktoberfest: 9am-8pm at The Bend Motorsport Park. Australia’s biggest drifting event, continues Sunday. Tickets: From $20 at www.eventbrite.com.

Murray Bridge Riverfront Christmas Festival: 5-9pm at Sturt Reserve, including parade from 4pm and fireworks at 9pm. Food trucks, market stalls, rides, entertainment and fun for the whole family; no ticket required but attendees will need to check in via QR code or paper; capacity limit will apply.

Georgia Germein: 6-10pm at the Bridgeport Hotel, Murray Bridge. Live music.

Sunday ⛅ 20°

Christmas Tree Festival: 9am-5pm at Murray Bridge Town Hall. Themed “colours of God’s world”, featuring carols and readings at 10.30am.

Locktoberfest: 9am-8pm at The Bend Motorsport Park. Australia’s biggest drifting event. Tickets: From $20 at www.eventbrite.com.

Acoustic Highway: 2-5pm at the Bridgeport Hotel, Murray Bridge. Live music.

Monday ⛅ 22°

Funeral service for Denise Meech: 2-3.30pm at the Minge Chapel, 63 Swanport Road, Murray Bridge. To be followed by a private cremation.

Tuesday ⛅ 22°

Beep: CANCELLED.

Wednesday ☂ 21°

Know of anything going on today? Email peri@murraybridge.news.

Thursday ☂ 20°

Aboriginal community consultation: 12-2pm at the Bridgeport Hotel, Murray Bridge. By the Riverland Mallee Coorong Local Health Network for all members of the Aboriginal community, lunch provided.

Mobile COVID-19 vaccination clinic: 12-7pm at 108 Swanport Road, Murray Bridge. Pfizer vaccine appointments available for people ages 12 and up.

Life stories with Peri: 2.30-4pm at Murray Bridge Community Centre, 18 Beatty Terrace. Put your memories, achievements or anecdotes into words with Murray Bridge News journalist Peri Strathearn.

Six Minutes to Midnight: 5.30pm at Murray Bridge Library. Thursday night movie about an English teacher who tries to raise the alarm about his students, the daughters of influential Nazi families, in 1939. Book: Visit tinyurl.com/y5zycazg or call 8539 1175.


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