Things to do in Murray Bridge: September 17-23, 2021

It's not just the RMFL grand final this weekend – NAIDOC Week is about to kick off and there's plenty more going on.

A celebration of Ngarrindjeri culture and achievements will finally kick off on Monday.

Two months have passed since NAIDOC Week events around the Murraylands were postponed due to COVID-19.

The traditional bridge walk and awards ceremony is now scheduled to go ahead on Monday, starting what will now be almost a fortnight of events on the theme “heal country”.

Murray Bridge Mayor Brenton Lewis encouraged everyone to get involved.

“This is an opportunity for our community to focus on coming together, learning the  history, celebrating the achievements and honouring one of the oldest living cultures on our planet,” he said.

You’ll find a rundown of all the upcoming events here in Murray Bridge News’ Things to Do column each Thursday.

Friday ⛅ 27°

Using Android devices: 10am-12pm at Murray Bridge Library. Tech smart community training session. Book: 8539 1175.

Emilio Lacar: 6-10pm at the Bridgeport Hotel, Murray Bridge. Live music.

Priscilla: Queen of the Desert: SOLD OUT.

Saturday ⛅ 19°

River Murray Football League grand finals: From 7.30am at Mypolonga Memorial Oval. Tailem Bend v Imperials under 14s 8.20am, Mannum v Imperials under 16s 9.30am, Tailem Bend v Mannum under 18s 10.50am, Ramblers v Jervois reserves 12.30pm, Jervois v Imperials league 2.30pm.

Spring market day: 9am-5pm at Murray Bridge Marketplace. Stalls, specials.

Preschool passion project: 10-11.30am at Murray Bridge Library. Explore sensory science sensations, mathematical magic, artistic avenues and musical masterpieces with your preschooler. Book: Search for Play with a Purpose Australia on Facebook or call Tina on 0467 096 402.

Sporting Car Club of SA state motor racing championship: 10am-5pm at The Bend Motorsport Park. Various racing categories, continues Sunday.

Mannum Craft Fair: 10am-3pm at Mannum Leisure Centre. Sewing, cardmaking, scrapbooking, lacemaking, spinning and weaving, jewellery, candles, oils, flowers, belts, all-ages fashion parades, exhibitions, demonstrations, food vans and more, presented by Mannum Progress Association. Entry: $2.

Priscilla: Queen of the Desert: SOLD OUT.

Noel Kneebone and John Harvey: 5-9pm at the Bridgeport Hotel, Murray Bridge. Live music.

Sunday ☂ 22°

A nature walk through the park: 9.30am-1.30pm at Monarto Safari Park. Join bird watchers and wildflower lovers on an exclusive walk through the mallee in spring, including a late morning brunch. Book: $79/40; email volunteers@zoossa.com.au.

Murray Bridge Basketball Association winter grand finals: 10am-5pm at Murray Bridge Showground.

Sporting Car Club of SA state motor racing championship: 10am-5pm at The Bend Motorsport Park. See Saturday.

Barney Rebel: 12.30-4.30pm at the Pretoria Hotel, Mannum. Live music.

Brad Lee: 2-6pm at the Bridgeport Hotel, Murray Bridge. Live music.

Monday ☂ 17°

NAIDOC Week bridge walk and awards: From 9.30am at the east side of the old Murray Bridge. Awards ceremony to follow at the Murray Bridge council office on Seventh Street.

Migrant drivers get to know SA road rules: 2-3pm at the Murray Bridge council office, 2 Seventh Street. Learn about driving on the left, road rules, signs, travelling in rural areas, the "fatal five" and more, plus a question and answer session. RSVP: Lee Prestwood 8539 1120.

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

Tuesday ⛅ 19°

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

Wednesday ⛅ 21°

World Rhino Day: 9.30am-5pm at Monarto Safari Park. See the park's six southern white rhinos and two black rhinos, and listen to a keeper talk at 11.45am. Admission: $39/28/21 at www.monartosafari.com.au/tickets.

NAIDOC Week story time: 10.30am-2pm at Murray Bridge Library. Listen to stories being told by local elders and stay for lunch.

Tumake Yande open day: At 25 Joyce Street, Murray Bridge. Visit the elders' house for a barbecue lunch and NAIDOC Week activities.

Flat cows: 4-5pm at Murray Bridge Library. Creative kids craft session for ages 5-12. Bookings essential: 8539 1175.

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

Thursday ☀ 26°

Yesterday Once More: 11am at Murray Bridge Town Hall. Karen Carpenter tribute show with Kat Caton and Alan Turner, featuring hits such as Close to You, Rainy Days and Mondays, Please Mr Postman and Top of the World. Tickets: $20 at events.ticketbooth.com.au.

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.

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


Let Murray Bridge News know about an upcoming event by emailing peri@murraybridge.news. Events will typically be listed if they are free to attend, raising funds for a charitable cause, occupying a public place, or if the organisers have advertised with Murray Bridge News. For-profit events may be listed at Murray Bridge News’ discretion. Event listings are sourced from local councils, Facebook, Ticketbooth, tourist attractions’ websites and other sources.

Disclosure: Barney Rebel is the author’s alter ego.