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January, 2021

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PS Industry Cruises
Date: January 24, 2021 | Location: Renmark Rivefront

Upcoming cruises.
24th January 2021

Cruise times will be: 11am, 1pm and 2.30pm

We cruise on the first Sunday of every month with additional cruises during some holiday periods, long weekends and during festivals. Cruises may be cancelled due to extreme weather conditions and may be subject to change so please confirm details.

Experience a bygone era with a scenic 90 minute cruise, cruising on the historic PS. Industry. Hear the unique sounds of the paddle wheels, the hiss of steam and see the wood fired boiler being stoked. Devonshire tea with scones cooked in a wood fired oven is served. During the cruise, passengers will see wildlife consisting of waterfowl, and even a koala or two may be seen as you pass between majestic river red gums and limestone cliffs.

Commissioned in 1911 as a work boat for S.A. Water keeping the Murray River open to traffic by removing snags and later in the construction of locks and weirs. After being retired in 1969, the PS. Industry was carefully restored by the hard work of the volunteers in 1990.

Bookings are essential and can be made at the Renmark Visitor Information Centre: 1300 661 704.

More information here.

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Loxton Australia Day Community Breakfast
Date: January 26, 2021 | Location: Loxton Oval

FREE Australia Day Community Breakfast.
7am to 8.30am

Includes Citizen Of The Year Award presentations.

Register at www.eventbrite.com.au

Please bring your own chair and umbrella. COVID safe protocols will be in place.

More information here.

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Berri-Barmera Australia Day Breakfast
Date: January 26, 2021 | Location: Berri Riverfront

The 2021 Australia Day Ceremony will be conducted in Barmera on the Lake Bonney foreshore. This is in keeping with the annual rotation policy of hosting the event on alternate years between the townships of Berri and Barmera.

Once again the plan for activities on the day will commence with a Community Walk at 6.45am, followed by a FREE breakfast from 7.15am served by Councillors, volunteer staff and service club members.

Formal proceedings begin around 8:15am with a welcome address by the Mayor, followed by Australian Citizenship ceremonies, guest speakers and the presentation of Australia Day Awards.

Registration forms for the Community Walk can be downloaded from the Berri Barmera Council website

More information here.

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Renmark Paringa Australia Day celebrations
Date: January 26, 2021 | Location: Renmark Club

Renmark Paringa Council - Australia Day Celebrations 2021

Celebrate Australia Day 2021 at Renmark Paringa Council's Community Breakfast, Award Presentations and Citizenship Ceremony.

The celebrations will commence with a FREE community breakfast being served from 8.00am (doors open at 7.45am) at the Renmark Club, 160 Murray Avenue, Renmark. Admission is free but this is a ticketed event and Covid safe protocols will be in place.

The official proceedings will follow with the traditional Australia Day Ceremony, the presentations to the 2021 Renmark Paringa Australia Day Award Winners and the Citizenship Ceremony, beginning at approx.9.00am.

Attendees will have the option of a traditional Aussie cooked breakfast or a vegetarian alternative.

The official Australia Day Ceremony will include -

Acknowledgment of Country

Welcome by Mayor Neil Martinson

National Anthem 'Advance Australia Fair'

Citizenship Ceremony

Award Presentations

-Citizen of the Year

-Community Event of the Year

-Community Service Awards

Australia Day Message by John Angove

Mayors Closing Message

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Renmark Lions Club Bazaar
Date: January 30, 2021 | Location: Old Wood Pavilion near the Renmark No.2 Oval , Renmark

Renmark Lions Club Fundraising Bazaars ARE BACK - next one...January 30th, followed by February 27th, March 27th, April 24th (TBC), May 29th (TBC) & June 26th (TBC).

8am to 12am

COVID 19 distancing protocols must be observed.

Usual goods for sale each month include furniture, beds, tables/chairs, electrical goods, whitegoods, crockery/cutlery, books, tools, bric-a-brac, household items, etc.

A BBQ/Sausage Sizzle and Bacon & Egg Sandwiches, Donuts, tea/coffee and cans of drink are also available during each sale.

February, 2021

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Riverland Speedway
Date: February 6, 2021 | Location: Sturt Hwy Renmark


February 6
Solos, Sidecars

March 6
Super Sedans, Street Stocks, Modlites, V6 Sprints, Junior Sedans

April 3
Wingless Sprints, Formula 500s, Modified Sedans, Street Stocks, Junior Sedans

More information here.

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Waikerie Markets
Date: February 6, 2021 | Location: Civic Centre Lawns, Dowling St, Waikerie

The next Waikerie Market on Saturday February 6th is a twilight market from 4.30pm to 8.30pm.

Waikerie Markets are held several times throughout the year on the Civic Centre lawns. There are always a variety of stalls, including Fresh Fruit & Veg, Jams, Honey, home made pastries & baked goods, Jewellery, hair accessories, dried fruits, plants, face painting and kids corner, fabrics and crafts, hot coffee, BBQ , soy candles and much more

Head along and enjoy a day out.

Check our Facebook page for updates - https://www.facebook.com/WaikerieMarkets/

Future Market dates are;
Saturday March 6th - 9am to 1.30pm
Saturday April 3rd - 9am to 1.30pm (Easter)
Saturday May 1st - 9am to 2.00pm (Rock n Roll Festival)
Saturday June 5th - 9am to 2.00pm (Riverland West Citrus Fest)
Saturday July 3rd - 9am to 1.30pm
Saturday August 7th - 9am to 1.30pm
Saturday September 4th - 9am to 1.30pm
Saturday October 2nd - 4pm to 8pm Twilight on the Waikerie Riverfront
Saturday November 6th - 9am to 1.30pm
Saturday December 4th - time TBC

Call 0455 483 669 for bookings or further information.

More information here.

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Riverland Dingy Derby - Round 1
Date: February 7, 2021 | Location: Renmark

Round 1 of the Stacer Riverland Dinghy Club Championship Series is a distance race in open waterways and several creek networks. The race is split into two separate races commencing at 10am. Free family viewing – visit our website for more information and spectator map.

More information here.

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Sunline Speedway Waikerie
Date: February 13, 2021 | Location: Ziegler Rd, Cnr Sturt Highway, Waikerie

Super Sedans State Titles - Saturday 13th February - from 5PM

Plus Modified Sedans, Super Sedans, Modlites, Street Stocks, F500's, Amca's
V6 Sprints Riverland Cup
Junior Sedans track championship

Family Friendly - All welcome

Admission: Adults $20 / Family $45 / Pensioners $15 / Kids under 5 FREE

For more information phone Robbie Stevens on 0412 474 289

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More information here.

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Waikerie Lions Club Monthly Auction
Date: February 13, 2021 | Location: Waikerie Riverfront Lawn, Leonard Norman Drive, Waikerie,


Held every 2nd Saturday of the month, Waikerie Lions Club's Monthly Auction offers buyers a variety of goods for auction, starting at 9am at the Waikerie river front. All types of goods Welcome.

Fee applies to contribute to Auction

Donations also appreciated.

Enquiries: David Liebich 0428 403 001 or Alex McPherson 0429 846 940

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Nippy's Loxton Gift Carnival
Date: February 27, 2021 | Location: Loxton Oval

Nippy's Loxton Gift Carnival is the richest foot race event in SA after the Bay Sheffield. A twilight event attracting high calibre athletes competing in non stop races from 4pm. This will be the 20th running of this event.

Venue: Loxton Oval - Admission Free

Run as a twilight event from 4pm

The event attracts high calibre athletes from SA & interstate. All races are under handicap conditions making for exciting finishes.

Catering available

For further details and information contact: Sonya Altschwager 0405 348 260

More information here.

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Loxton Mardi Gras
Date: February 27, 2021 - February 27, 2021 | Location: Loxton Oval

Loxton celebrates its 64th Mardi Gras & Family Community Festival in 2021 with the event being moved to the Loxton Oval for 2021.

Covid safe practices will apply with a designated secure family lawn area.

The day's program includes the Mardi Gras parade & presentations, Bands, Food Vans & Market Stalls.

Details on ticketing and entry information can be found on the website. http://www.loxtonmardigras.org.au

The Mardi Gras is a family fun day, with money raised going towards community projects. Most years the event raises thousands of dollars through the efforts of many volunteers.

More information here.

March, 2021

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Riverland West Fisherama
Date: March 6, 2021 | Location: Ramco Point, Ramco

Riverland West Fisherama & Boat Raffle

Major raffle prize - Boat, Trailer & Motor package valued at $14,000

8am start

Junior & Senior Fishing Sections

Breakfast & Catering Available on the Day

Prices: $35 per ticket or 2 for $60 or 4 for $100.
Tickets include entry into the raffle.

More information here.

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Lake Bonney Yacht Club Classic Dingy Regatta
Date: March 6, 2021 - March 7, 2021 | Location: Dean Drive Barmera

The Lake Bonney Yacht Club will conduct a Regatta for classic dinghies of all classes. The LBYC Classic Dinghy Regatta will be for the display and racing of historic and classic dinghies with wooden hulls, wooden and fibreglass or all fibreglass with traditional rigging although spars may be made of materials other than wood.

Sailors entering and taking part on the water in their classic or historic dinghy in the Regatta Races or Social Sail will be eligible for awards [excluding those dinghies that do not qualify as Classics]. A brief history of the boat is to be provided as part of the entry. Organizers will produce the sheet for display so all can better appreciate the boat.

The Regatta includes social, race events, the display of boats on the foreshore of Lake Bonney and on the water. There will be race awards and for boats in two categories. Boats will be judged by a panel.

More information here.

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Renmark Rocks On
Date: March 11, 2021 - March 15, 2021 | Location: Greek Community Hall & Renmark riverfront

Join us for a weekend full of Rock'n'Roll music, dancing and fun on the beautiful banks of the River Murray. March 11th to 15th.
VENUE ~ Greek Community Hall 21st Street Renmark

Thursday 11th March 6.30 - 11.00pm
​Partner Dance with DJ Ron
​Tickets $10

Friday 12th March 6.30 - 11.30pm
Midnight Shift & DJ Ron
Tickets $20

Saturday 13th March ​7.00 - 12.00pm
The Cadillacs & DJ Ron
Tickets $20

Sunday 14th March
9.00am Relax at the Lions Club Park (Renmark Big 4 Park) with a wonderful cooked BIG breakfast, re-live the weekend, as well as catch up with old friends (& new ones!)
Tickets $5.00 each
11.30am Head to the Woolshed Brewery for a relaxing afternoon

Monday 15th March
River Rock Dance Club night at Renmark Hotel ​7.30 - 10pm $2 entry

Strict COVID plan & restrictions will be in place. ​Assist us by booking in tables of 10, thank you.

More information here.

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SA Carp Frenzy
Date: March 13, 2021 | Location: Along the entire foreshore of Lake Bonney Barmera

South Australia's Biggest Carp Fishing Comp- 13th March 2021.

A not for profit community event going 8 years strong . Great family day out held on picturesque Lake Bonney. Fish from the shore, boat or kayak. Any size fish can win the major cash prize or one of many prizes donated by local small business. NO size limit.

First Prize WINS $3,000 Cash! 2nd Prize: $1,500. 3rd Prize - $500
Other prizes include 5 weekend getaway packages, fishing kayak, swag, local wine & produce - all thanks to our generous sponsors.

Starts 6.30 am to 3pm. Presentations at the Barmera Club at 5.30 pm. Lake Bonney, Barmera. SA fishing regulations apply. 2 rods per person.
$8,000 in prizes
$20 adults.
$10 U/15
$50 Family

Follow us on Facebook for updates.

More information here.

April, 2021

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Murray Man Triathlon
Date: April 10, 2021 - April 11, 2021 | Location: Lake Bonney Yacht Club, Barmera

Multi-event triathlon in and around Lake Bonney. Short course triathlon on Saturday 10 April suitable for all ages and abilities. South Australia Long Course championship triathlon on Sunday 11 April

More information here.

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Sunline Speedway Waikerie
Date: April 10, 2021 | Location: Ziegler Rd, Cnr Sturt Highway, Waikerie

AMCA's SA State Title - Saturday 10th April - from 5PM

Plus Modified Sedans, Super Sedans, Country Sedans, W/Less Sprints, Modlites, Street Stocks, F500's, Amca's, Junior Sedans
Robert Gynne Memorial & Track Championship

Family Friendly - All welcome

Admission: Adults $20 / Family $45 / Pensioners $15 / Kids under 5 FREE

For more information phone Robbie Stevens on 0412 474 289

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More information here.

May, 2021

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Riverland Rock and Roll Festival
Date: May 1, 2021 - May 2, 2021 | Location: Various venues in Waikerie

The Riverland Rock and Roll Festival is held in Waikerie on the first weekend in May each year. 2021 will be the 27th festival.

The festival kicks off on Friday night and a number of events are held over the weekend at various venues in and around Waikerie. Visit our Facebook page for a full program.

Enquiries to Jenny on 0427 975 251

More information here.

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Sunline Speedway Waikerie
Date: May 15, 2021 | Location: Ziegler Rd, Cnr Sturt Highway, Waikerie

Modified Sedans State Series - Saturday 15th May - from 5PM

Plus Super Sedans, Modlites, W/Less Sprints, Street Stocks, F500's, Amca's, V6 Sprints, Junior Sedans, Classics
Robert Gwynne Memorial Final
Super Sedans Country Series

Family Friendly - All welcome

Admission: Adults $20 / Family $45 / Pensioners $15 / Kids under 5 FREE

For more information phone Robbie Stevens on 0412 474 289

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More information here.

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Monash Mammoth Market
Date: May 30, 2021 | Location: Monash Primary School Oval Jackson St Monash SA


The 33rd Annual Monash Mammoth Market - A fun filled day for everyone.

Plenty of entertainment (music, face painting, jumping castles), plenty of food and stall holders selling a wide variety of goods.....come for a quick look around or come for the day. Something for everyone.

$2 entry for adults and kids are free. 9am to 2pm. We hope to see you there.

Stallholder bookings and enquiries can be made on 08 8583 5361

June, 2021

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Sunline Speedway Waikerie
Date: June 13, 2021 | Location: Ziegler Rd, Cnr Sturt Highway, Waikerie

Steve Butcher Street Stocks Memorial - Sunday 13th June - from 12noon

Modified Sedan Championships
Junior Sedans Track Championship Final

Plus Modlites, Amca's, Classics

Family Friendly - All welcome

Admission: Adults $20 / Family $45 / Pensioners $15 / Kids under 5 FREE

For more information phone Robbie Stevens on 0412 474 289

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More information here.

September, 2021

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Riverland Field Days
Date: September 17, 2021 - September 18, 2021 | Location: 52 Field Day Drive, BARMERA - on the Sturt Highway between Barmera and Monash.

The Riverland Field Days are a very popular 2 day annual event that attracts thousands of people from throughout South Australia and beyond. Hosted on a purpose built facility just out of Barmera on the Sturt Highway.

With over 350 exhibitors and approximately 30 caterers there is something for the whole family. The field days include the latest in agricultural machinery, equipment and services, demonstrations & information sessions. There are also numerous and varied retail & trade sites including automotive, marine, building trades & services, food producers, clothing & footwear, hardware, electrical, camping & fishing, welding & engineering, and much more. Many local service providers also take the opportunity to promote their services, for example, disability & support services.

A large program of events, parades and other various entertainment enhance the static displays and there are a range of food & wine tastings as well.

We invite you to come along and experience one of the Riverland's major events. New exhibitors are always welcome.

More information here.

March, 2022

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The 18th National Caravan Rally
Date: March 28, 2022 - April 7, 2022 | Location: Riverland Events Centre Field Day Drive Barmera 5345

The 18th National Caravan Rally will commence on 28/03/2022 lasting for 10 days to 07/04/2022.

Around 500 caravans from all over Australia will converge on the Riverland and injecting some $7/8 million into the local community.

A trade fair will also be held from 1st-3rd April that will also attract people to the region.

If you wish to get involved in this Major Event please contact the treasurer/sponsorship officer Trevor Porter by phone or email.....

Phone - 0413 069 577
Email - treasurer@18thnationalcaravanrally.org.au

More information here.