Things to do in Murray Bridge: November 24–30, 2023
All you need to know about the Murray Bridge Makers Market, the Jervois Hall Christmas market, new art exhibitions at the Murray Bridge Regional Gallery and more.
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas this coming week, with the Jervois Hall Christmas market on Saturday and the annual Murray Bridge Makers Market on Sunday.
In particular, if you want to find some stylish Christmas gifts and support local and South Australian artists and creative small businesses, it’s worth checking out the family-friendly Makers Market in downtown Sixth Street.
In between browsing, you can grab a bite to eat from one of the food vans and relax with live music.
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Friday 🌧️ 22°
Place of Courage launch: *Please note the change of venue due to weather. The launch will now be from 11am to 1pm at the Station, 3 Railway Terrace, Murray Bridge. Place of Courage, Ripples Across SA is a state-wide initiative from Spirit of Woman. It’s now in Murray Bridge thanks to the Murray Bridge Collaboration on Violence against Women and Children, the Rural City of Murray Bridge and a community grant. The public space is designed to acknowledge the impact of domestic and family violence in our community, providing a safe space to reflect, grieve, connect and heal. The official launch of a commemorative artwork will include a Ngarrindjeri smoking ceremony, live music, guest speakers and a free community barbecue.
Funeral service for Trevor Koop: 2pm at the Tailem Bend Football Club, 73 Trevana Road, Murray Bridge.
Unlimited Feet “Spooktacular”: 6pm at the Murray Bridge Performing Arts and Function Centre, 13–17 Bridge Street, Murray Bridge. Featuring students from Murray Bridge, this year’s dance extravaganza has a ghosts and ghouls theme. But you won’t be scared or scarred: rather, the performance will entertain the whole family. Tickets: $25 at events.ticketbooth.com.au.
Saturday 🌧️ 19°
Jervois Hall Christmas market: 9am–2pm at Jervois Hall, Henningson Road, Jervois. The silly season has arrived, so if you’re looking for a good Christmas market, come to Jervois for some festive family fun and maybe even a family portrait. You’ll discover something to see, find and taste. There’ll be two big halls full of stalls with arts and crafts, plus an outdoor area with even more stalls; a kids play area with showbags and prizes to win; giant games; and more. Santa will arrive at 12pm with gifts for kids. All he asks for in return is a gold coin donation for charity. For more information, search for Jervois Town Hall on Facebook or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cars and Coffee Murray Bridge cruise to Meningie: 9.30am–1.30pm at the Swanport Hotel, Murray Bridge. Feel like a relaxed cruise to Meningie’s Lake Albert Caravan Park to see vintage caravans? Who wouldn’t? Optional lunch is available at the cheese factory, the Meningie Bakery and the Breeze Café. Meet at the Swanport Hotel at 9.30am. For more information, phone 0415 790 260 or email email@example.com.
ReDress: From 10am at Murray Bridge Regional Gallery; continues until 4pm, January 28. This exhibition celebrates the work of significant Adelaide artist Annabelle Collett, whose practice included art, fashion and costume design, furniture and interior design, craft, graphics and public art. For more information, contact the MBRG on 8539 1420 or at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit murraybridgegallery.com.au.
Project Creative Courage: From 10am at Murray Bridge Regional Gallery; continues until 4pm, January 28. Murray Bridge High School and Unity College students have created art to express their feelings about domestic and family violence. The students’ positive artwork shows what a loving community looks like. For more information, contact the MBRG on 8539 1420 or at email@example.com or visit murraybridgegallery.com.au.
Samuel Mulcahy: Botanical Armour: 10am at Murray Bridge Regional Gallery, 27 Sixth Street, Murray Bridge; continues until 4pm, January 28. Come to the first solo exhibition of a rising regionally based artist who’s drawn to nature and its geometry and uses only recycled materials. For more information, contact the MBRG on 8539 1420 or at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit murraybridgegallery.com.au.
Unlimited Feet “Spooktacular”: 12pm or 6pm at the Murray Bridge Performing Arts and Function Centre, 13–17 Bridge Street, Murray Bridge. Featuring students from Murray Bridge, this year’s dance extravaganza has a ghosts and ghouls theme. Entertainment for the whole family. Tickets: $25 at events.ticketbooth.com.au (12pm) or at events.ticketbooth.com.au (6pm).
The Last Waltz: 8pm–11.30pm at Chapman Bore Hall, Karoonda Highway, Chapman Bore. Be part of this historic event, the last Chapman Bore dance to be held at the hall. After 70 years of dances, it’s the end of an era. Enjoy a pooled supper, a raffle and prizes. Peter Hutchins will provide the music. Everyone’s welcome to attend. For more information, phone Robyn on 0416 032 357.
Sunday 🌧️ 18°
Murray Bridge Makers Market: 10am–3pm at Sixth Street, Murray Bridge. Check out the treats and treasures on offer at the annual Makers Market. This popular, family-friendly event has over 30 stalls, brimming with a wide range of local and South Australian handmade and bespoke arts, crafts and products. You can see and buy South Australian jewellery, paintings, scuptures, ceramics, henna tattoos, flavoured honey, beeswax skincare, bath products, plants, books, homewares, garments, gift cards, candles and more. There’ll also be live music and a selection of food vans. For more information, contact Michelle Dohnt on 8539 1421 or email@example.com.
Resin art workshop: 2pm–4.30pm at Parklane Motel, 24 Sixth Street, Murray Bridge. Create art with resin in this fun workshop. As you learn about this cool medium, you’ll be creating your own wooden serving board and matching coaster. What better resin is there to give it a whirl? Not suitable for pregnant women and people under 18. Tickets: $140 at eventbrite.com.au.
Varroa mite information session: 3pm–5.30pm at the Bridgeport Hotel, 2 Bridge Street, Murray Bridge. PIRSA, BSSA and the SAAA invite you to attend a free information session about varroa mite. Topics to be covered include the National Varroa Response Transition to Management plan; management of Varroa mite using IPM principles; and discussion about how SA plans to prevent the introduction of Varroa.
Monday ⛅ 17°
Author talk with Stig Wemyss (Murray Bridge): 9.30am–10.30am at the Murray Bridge Library. Come to this free talk by Stig Wemyss, the well-loved narrator of talking books for children and young adults. His performances in libraries and schools around the country are wildly entertaining. Fun will be had. Cost: Free. For more information, contact the library on 8539 1175 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Author talk with Stig Wemyss (Tailem Bend): 9.30am–10.30am at the Tailem Bend Primary School gym. Come to this free talk by Stig Wemyss, the well-loved narrator of talking books for children and young adults. His performances in libraries and schools around the country are wildly entertaining. Fun will be had. Cost: Free. All are welcome.
Tuesday ⛅ 18°
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Wednesday ⛅ 21°
Creative Kids Craft: 4pm–5pm at the Murray Bridge Library. If you’re a kid aged between 5 and 12 years old and want to get into the Christmas vibe, then come along to make some Christmas decorations. Bookings essential: Contact the library on 8539 1175 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday ⛅ 25°
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