Things to do in Murray Bridge: September 24-30, 2021

All you need to know about Murray Bridge Show, Murray Bridge Speedway's season opener and school holiday activities.

The organisers of a colour fun run at Raukkan in April will stage another one in Murray Bridge next Tuesday. Photo: Murraylands Deadly Fun Run Series/Facebook.

Parents, I hear you, and I’ve got what you need right here.

School holidays will start this weekend with two huge local events: Murray Bridge Show and the season-opener at Murray Bridge Speedway.

Thankfully there are about a million other activities coming up during the first week of the holidays, too, as you’ll see below.

Scan the list, plan each day, and we’ll meet back here next Thursday to figure out week two.

You’re welcome.

Friday ⛅ 19°

Australian Superbike Championship: POSTPONED until November 11-14.

NAIDOC Week flag-raising: 10am at the Willow Street precinct, Tailem Bend. Morning tea and showing of Nunga Screen, a program of independent First Nations films, to follow.

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

Saturday ☁ 16°

Bird-banding at Frahns Farm: 8-10am at Frahns Farm, Monarto. See birds close up as they are caught, banded and released as part of a long-term study. Register: www.naturefestival.org.au.

Murray Bridge Show: 9am-4pm at Murray Bridge Showground. Entertainment, livestock, competitions, face painting, show bags, rides and much more. Admission: $10/8/5.

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.

Murray Bridge Speedway opening night: From 5pm. Wingless sprints, street stocks, formula 500s, classic saloons, modified sedans, super sedans and a demolition derby. Tickets: $32/22/7 at tickets.speedwaytickets.com.au.

Roll Racing Adelaide: 5-10.30pm at The Bend Motorsport Park. Domestic, imported and supercars battle it out to see who’s fastest. Tickets: $20.

Joe Amputsch: 6-10pm at the Bridgeport Hotel, Murray Bridge. Live music.

Sunday ☀ 20°

Bird-banding at Frahns Farm: 8-10am, 11am-1pm and 2-4pm at Frahns Farm, Monarto. See Saturday.

Come ‘n’ try Little Athletics: 9.30am at Murray Bridge High School. Run, jump and throw with family and friends as you try to achieve a personal best. Register: $6 at registration.resultshq.com.au or on the day.

Crosstown Connection: 11am-4pm at the Imperial Football Club, Murray Bridge. Murray Bridge Country Music Club event, lunch available. Admission: $12/10.

Prose and Poetry: 1.30-3.30pm at the Station, Murray Bridge. Local poets, authors, bards, writers and lyricists are invited to perform for five minutes each. Register: Call Aiden on 0401 749 108 to perform, or visit www.eventbrite.com.au to attend.

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

Mypolonga Ag Town of the Year meeting: 6.30pm at Mypolonga Memorial Oval. All welcome to show support and plan next steps.

Monday ⛅ 24°

Peter Rabbit 2: 2pm at Murray Bridge Library. Movie about a mischievious rabbit and his makeshift family.

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

Tuesday ⛅ 26°

Magic show: 10-11am and 12-1pm at Murray Bridge Marketplace. With Bumbles the clown and Mr Bigglesworth the magic bunny. Book: www.eventbrite.com.au.

Mosaics school holiday program: 10am-12pm at Murray Bridge Community Centre, 18 Beatty Terrace. Design a mosaic and place your tiles, for ages 5-12, continues October 5. Bookings a must: 8531 1799.

NAIDOC Week colour run and family fun day: 10.30am-2pm at Sturt Reserve, Murray Bridge. Colour fun run, barbecue lunch and activities.

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

Wednesday ⛅ 23°

Magic show: 10-11am and 12-1pm at Murray Bridge Marketplace. See Tuesday.

Paul Rutter draws myths and legends: 11am-12pm and 1-2pm at Murray Bridge Library. Illustrator workshop for ages 5-7. Book: 8539 1175.

Ngaut Ngaut school holiday event: Departing 11am from Murray Bridge Visitor Information Centre bus stop. Come and discover Ngaut Ngaut Conservation Park and learn about Aboriginal customs, culture and history, transport and lunch provided. Register: www.surveymonkey.com.

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

Thursday ⛅ 24°

Swanport Wetland tour and lunch: 10am-1pm at Swanport Wetland, via Frank Jackaman Lookout, Long Flat. Guided tour, kids’ activities, information session and lunch with the Ngarrindjeri Aboriginal Corporation and Murraylands and Riverland Landscape Board.

School holiday family kayaking: 10am, 12pm and 2pm at Dickson Reserve, Tailem Bend. Come and try kayaking with your child using sit-on-top double kayaks, bring your own hat, water, sunscreen and solid-soled shoes. Book: Call Lyall on 8215 6347.

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.

Love, Weddings and Other Disasters: 5.30pm at Murray Bridge Library. Thursday night movie about a fussy celebrity caterer, a blind woman, a tour-bus guide, an inexperienced wedding planner and their search for love.


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.