Things to do in Murray Bridge: October 1-7, 2021

All you need to know about the Battle of the Bridge, the Palmer Hot Rod Street Party, school holiday activities and more.

Apologies to those who read this story in the hours after it was published – Murray Bridge News has since learned that the Wellington Strawberry Fete has been cancelled.

Still, there’ll be plenty more local events for you to choose from over the Labour Day long weekend and in week two of the school holidays.

Friday ☂ 18°

Barney Rebel: 6-10pm at the Bridgeport Hotel, Murray Bridge. Live music.

Saturday ☂ 23°

Bill Wigzell Battle of the Bridge: From 5pm at Murray Bridge Speedway. Featuring 410 sprintcars, street stocks, junior sedans and classic super modifieds. Tickets: $30/25/15/5 at tickets.speedwaytickets.com.au.

Connor Hudson: 6-10pm at the Bridgeport Hotel, Murray Bridge. Live music.

Sunday ☂ 20°

Cars and Coffee Murray Bridge: 8-10am at the wharf precinct. Friendly meet for car enthusiasts of all ages, food van on site.

Mannum Riverside Markets: 9am-2.30pm at Arnold Park. Food, crafts, plants, produce, coffee, river cruises and more.

Palmer Hot Rod Street Party: 10am-4pm on Randell Road. Hot rods, classics and customs, food stalls, DJ Jess, Salvy and the Hired Help, capacity limited to 1000 people.

Wellington Strawberry Fete: CANCELLED.

Jordan Holmes: 2-6pm at the Bridgeport Hotel, Murray Bridge. Live music.

Labour Day ☂ 18°

Jordan Holmes: 2-5pm at the Bridgeport Hotel, Murray Bridge. Live music.

Tuesday ⛅ 21°

BPD Awareness Week mindfulness walk and nature mandala: 10am-12pm at Murray Mallee GP Network, 55 Adelaide Road, Murray Bridge. Learn to regulate and deal with difficult emotions by taking a stroll in the natural environment and making a mandala. Register: 8531 1303.

Mosaics school holiday program: 10am-12pm at Murray Bridge Community Centre, 18 Beatty Terrace. Complete your project from last week, for ages 5-12. Bookings a must: 8531 1799.

Space craft: 1-2pm at Murray Bridge Library. For children aged 5-12. Book: 8539 1175.

BPD Awareness Week yoga and afternoon tea: 1.30-3pm at Murray Mallee GP Network, 55 Adelaide Road, Murray Bridge. Join a yoga session and afternoon tea, please arrive 15 minutes prior to start time and advise of any dietary requirements.

Wednesday ⛅ 25°

BPD Awareness Week mindfulness and art: 10am-12pm at Murray Bridge Regional Gallery. Learn how to make mindfulness part of your everyday experience, to help you manage distress and regulate moods, lunch to follow. Register: 8531 1303.

Author talk with Tricia Stringer: 1-2pm at Murray Bridge Library. Bestselling Australian author of Birds of a Feather, a novel about the friendships between three women thrown together by unusual circumstances. Book: 8539 1175.

Jordan Holmes: 5-8pm at the Bridgeport Hotel, Murray Bridge. Live music.

Thursday ≋ 18°

School holiday family kayaking: 9.30am and 11.30am at Hume Reserve, Murray Bridge. Come and try kayaking with your child aged 4-12; all equipment supplied courtesy of Communities for Children Murraylands; bring a hat, water, sunscreen and solid-soled shoes. Book: Call Lyall on 8215 6347.

BPD Awareness Week using art to create a personal reminder for wellbeing: 10am-12pm and 1.30-3.30pm at Murray Mallee GP Network, 55 Adelaide Road, Murray Bridge. Create a lasting memento and reminder of your personal coping strategy to help you get through tough times. Register: 8531 1303.

Adelaide Roleplaying Community: 10am-12pm and 1-3pm at Murray Bridge Library. Try live-action roleplaying: potions, painting, fighting games, riddles, kid-friendly code-breaking and possibly a mermaid entertainer.

Life stories with Peri: 2-4pm at Murray Bridge Community Centre, 18 Beatty Terrace. Put your achievements, memories or experiences into words with Murray Bridge News journalist Peri Strathearn.

School holiday family fish ‘n’ chats: 3.30-5pm at Sturt Reserve, Murray Bridge. Meet near Murray Bridge Club for recreational fishing with your child aged birth to 12; equipment, bait and basic coaching supplied by Communities for Children Murraylands. Register: Call Lyall on 8215 6347.

Jordan Holmes: 5-9pm at the Bridgeport Hotel, Murray Bridge. Live music.


Correction: An earlier version of this story included the Wellington Strawberry Fete, which was cancelled. Disclosure: Barney Rebel is the author’s musical alter ego.

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