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January, 2022

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Powerboat Racing - Berri Hotel Trophy Day
Date: January 22, 2022 - January 23, 2022 | Location: Berri Riverfront

The Riverland Powerboat Club will be hosting their Trophy day on the 22nd and 23rd of January 2022

Scrutineering Friday and Saturday - Practice Saturday morning

Racing Saturday arvo and all-day Sunday following presentations at the Berri Hotel Sunday night

Formula Futures


Nominations via Facebook or email: riverlandpowerboatclub@gmail.com
Enquiries Ph: 0418839102

More information here.

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Riverland Gem & Mineral Show
Date: January 22, 2022 - January 24, 2022 | Location: Loxton Lutheran School Auditorium on Luther Rd

Bi-annual Gemshow incorporating all things Lapidary for both display and purchase. Over 140 metres of tables will display rough mineral specimens, cut, shaped and polished semi-precious stones, hand made jewellery, commercially produced jewellery, stone working equipment, advice on gems and minerals, demonstrations of cabachonning, faceting, jewellery
making (wire wrapping in both silver & copper), metal detecting, etcetera. Entrance is minimal ($6 for adults only) Probably one of the largest local Club run Gemshows in South Australia

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Berri-Barmera Australia Day Breakfast
Date: January 26, 2022 | Location: Berri Riverfront

The 2022 Australia Day Ceremony will be conducted in Berri on the Berri riverfront. 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 6.30am, followed by a FREE breakfast from 7.00am 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.

COVID safe protocols will be in place and must be observed.

More information here.

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Bruno Bay Australia Day Fireworks Spectacular
Date: January 26, 2022 | Location: Cobdogla Football Oval

What started off as a small fundraising group many years ago has now evolved into an institution of Cobdogla, this family friendly event celebrates Australia day and raises money for great causes at the same time.

As the title suggests there’s no shortage of Fireworks at this event and who doesn’t like fireworks? Seriously? As well as this there’s also dodgem cars, sideshows and you can soak up some great live music from AC/DC tribute “Shoot to Thrill” as well.

Activities start at 6pm

COVID safe protocols will be in place and must be observed.

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Loxton Australia Day Community Breakfast
Date: January 26, 2022 | Location: Loxton Club

FREE Australia Day Community Breakfast.
8am to 9.30am

Includes Citizen Of The Year Award presentations.

Held at the Loxton Club - limited seating available.

COVID safe protocols will be in place and Covid vaccination certificate must be presented to gain entry

Register at www.eventbrite.com.au

More information here.

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Renmark Lions Club Bazaar
Date: January 29, 2022 | Location: Old Wood Pavilion near the Renmark No.2 Oval , Renmark

Renmark Lions Club Fundraising Bazaar

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, 2022

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Sunline Speedway Waikerie
Date: February 12, 2022 | Location: Ziegler Rd, Cnr Sturt Highway, Waikerie

Saturday 12th February - 5PM

F500's State Title Super Sedans

Street Stocks, Modlites, Modified Sedans, Junior Sedans Track Championship

Family Friendly - All welcome

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

For more information phone Rob Stevens on 0412 474 289

(sections may be subject to change)

More information here.

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Waikerie Lions Club Monthly Auction
Date: February 12, 2022 | 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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SA 'Ol Skool' Ski Boat Run Renmark to Woolshed
Date: February 19, 2022 | Location: Big 4 Renmark caravan park

Welcome to the 2022 'Ol Skool' Ski Boat Run. 19/20 Feb 2022 Renmark SA to Woolshed Brewery, Wilkadene SA.
So big Run Saturday to the Woolshed, throughout the day we will still judge boats for some limited show n shine categories and this year some fun trophies to give everyone a chance. All of these will be decided Saturday. Then on Sat night while all are still in town we will get together for a fun presentation night over dinner and drinks.

More information here.

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Nippy's Loxton Gift Carnival
Date: February 26, 2022 | 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 21st 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.

March, 2022

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A Case of You: The Music of Joni Mitchell
Date: March 5, 2022 | Location: Bonney Theatre, Barwell Avenue, Barmera

Created by cabaret songbird and storyteller Deborah Brennan, A Case of You is a musical love letter to one of the most inspiring singer songwriters of the Woodstock era. After appearing on stages in Edinburgh, Melbourne and Perth, A Case of You: The Music of Joni Mitchell is touring to regional South Australia as part of the 2022 Adelaide Fringe Festival. Come on down to the Mermaid Cafe... we'll laugh and toast to lighter times and nostalgia.

★★★★ "Beautiful to watch, beautiful to listen to" The Clothesline.

★★★★ "Brennan's personal engagement with the music is the fuel that powers the show and lights it up" The Edinburgh Reporter.

★★★1/2 "A gem of a show, beautiful and hauntingly simple" The Australia Times

More information here.

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SA Carp Frenzy
Date: March 5, 2022 | Location: Along the entire foreshore of Lake Bonney Barmera

South Australia's Biggest Carp Fishing Comp- 5th March 2022.

A not for profit community event going 9 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.

Random draw prize for anyone who registers - First Prize WINS $3,000 Cash! 2nd Prize: $1,500. 3rd Prize - $500
Other prizes Include:
Weekend holiday packages.
Goodie Baskets
Fishing gear, camping equipment ,gift baskets, vouchers, local wines & more.
You MUST have ID Bracelet on. No Bracelet- No Prize.

Starts 6.30 am to 3pm. Carp tossing competition at 4pm
Presentations at the Barmera Club at 5.30 pm. Lake Bonney, Barmera. SA fishing regulations apply. 2 rods per person.
Over $10,000 in prizes
$20 adults.
$10 U/16
$50 Family of four

Follow us on Facebook for updates.

More information here.

Australian Arenacross Round 4 Renmark
Date: March 12, 2022 | Location: Riverland Junior Motorcycle Club

Australian Arenacross are hosting Round 4 of their four event series at the Riverland Junior Motorcycle Club. It will be one not to forget, as it hits the history books for motorcycling in Australia. Bringing a whole new world of moto atmosphere for riders of all levels, family’s and spectators.
A night full of bar to bar action with some of Australia’s greatest motocross riders. Under lights we bring, Carnival fun with epic rides for all ages, Food stalls, Bar, Industry trade stands, show bags, family entertainment FMX action Fireworks and so much more…

Racing starts at 9 am your ticket is valid for the entire day. Carnival, trade stands, food trucks will be open all day from 10 am. Night show begins at 7:00 pm

More information here.

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Riverland West Fisherama
Date: March 12, 2022 | Location: Ramco Point, Ramco

Riverland West Fisherama & Boat Raffle

Major raffle prize - Boat, Trailer & Motor package valued at $17,000

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 registration and entry into the raffle.

More information here.

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Sunline Speedway Waikerie
Date: March 13, 2022 | Location: Ziegler Rd, Cnr Sturt Highway, Waikerie

Sunday 13th March - 5PM

V6 Sprints - King of the Riverland

Junior Sedans, Super Sedans, Street Stocks, Classics

Family Friendly - All welcome

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

For more information phone Rob Stevens on 0412 474 289

(sections may be subject to change)

More information here.

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Waikerie Riverfront Markets
Date: March 13, 2022 | Location: Riverfront, Leonard Norman Drive, Waikerie

The next Rotary Waikerie Riverfront Market -
Sunday March 13th - River Fringe On Tour Opening Night & Twilight Market. (NO car boot & Collectables at this market). 1pm-6pm

The Rotary Waikerie Riverfront Markets are held regularly throughout the year with some markets scheduled to coincide with long weekends and local events. Markets are held on the Waikerie riverfront. 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.

Future 2022 dates....
Saturday April 30th - Waikerie Rock n Roll Festival & Show n Shine Market. 9am-2pm
Sunday June 12th - Queen's Birthday Long Weekend Market and Car Boot & Collectables 9am-2pm
Sunday September 4th - Market and Car Boot & Collectables 9am-2pm
Sunday October 2nd - Long Weekend Twilight Market and Car Boot & Collectables 3pm-8pm
Sunday November 27th - Market and Car Boot & Collectables 9am-2pm
Sunday December 18th - Christmas Market and Car Boot & Collectables 9am-2pm

Enquiries to 0438 185 385
Visit our website for further information or to book a stall - www.waikeriemarket.com/

More information here.

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Renmark Rocks On
Date: March 17, 2022 - March 21, 2022 | Location: Renmark Riverfront Lawns

Join us for a weekend full of Rock'n'Roll music, dancing and fun on the beautiful banks of the River Murray. March 17th to 21st.
VENUE ~ Renmark Riverfront Lawns

Thursday 17th March 6.30 - 10.30pm
​Partner Dance with DJ Ron
Tickets $10

Friday 18th March 6.30 - 11.30pm
Shake 2 & DJ Ron
Tickets $25

Saturday 19th March ​6.30 - 11.30pm
Midnight Shift & DJ Ron
Tickets $25

Sunday 20th March - 9.00am
Relax at the Renmark Riverfront BIG Marquee with a wonderful cooked BIG breakfast, re-live the weekend, as well as catch up with old friends (& new ones!)
More dancing provided by DJ Ron
Tickets $5.00 each

Monday 21st March
River Rock Dance Club night

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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Adelaide Fringe Riverland Cabaret
Date: March 18, 2022 - March 20, 2022 | Location: Kingston Community Hall

An entertaining cabaret performed by top local artists from the Riverland.

Toe tapping, live music performed by a number of different bands and artists.

Amazing, interactive performance from two magicians who are members of the Australian magician Society. The have performed in cities and country venue around SA. A walk-up competition for the best funniest joke told at the performance. Local food and wine vans on site. Come along, relax and enjoy the music and entertainment at the "Riverland Cabaret", near the River Murray, at the historical town hall at Kingston on Murray.

There is an evening show on the 18th and 19th of march and also a matinee on Sunday 20th of March.

More information here.

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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.

April, 2022

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Sunline Speedway Waikerie
Date: April 24, 2022 | Location: Ziegler Rd, Cnr Sturt Highway, Waikerie

AMCA's SA State Title - Sunday 24th April - from 5PM

Plus Modlites, Modified Sedans, State Series, Super Sedans Country Series, Junior Sedans , F500's Street Stocks, V6 Sprints King of the Riverland

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

(sections may be subject to change)

More information here.

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Riverland Rock and Roll Festival
Date: April 29, 2022 - May 1, 2022 | Location: Various venues in Waikerie

The Riverland Rock and Roll Festival is held in Waikerie on the first weekend in May each year. 2022 will be the 28th 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.

May, 2022

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Loxton Mardi Gras
Date: May 7, 2022 - May 8, 2022 | Location: Loxton Oval


Loxton celebrates its 65th Mardi Gras & Family Community Festival in 2022 with the event being moved to the Loxton Oval for 2022.

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.

Saturday 26 Feb - Loxton oval #2
Market and Food Stalls
Activities for the children
Riverland Brass Band

10.45am Parade
Parade runs for 60 mins

12 noon
Nippy's Loxton Mardi Gras Great Underarm Orange Bowling Event
Nuriootpa Town Band

12-2pm Food and Market Stalls
1pm Announcement of the Loxton News window display and Float winners.
Presentation and Crowning of Ambassadors
5pm to 10 pm - Loxton oval
Nippys Loxton Gift.

Sunday 27th - Rotunda
8.30am Mardi Gras Appreciation Service

More information here.

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Sunline Speedway Waikerie
Date: May 21, 2022 | Location: Ziegler Rd, Cnr Sturt Highway, Waikerie

Modified Sedans SA State Title Modlites

Wingless Sprints, Street Stocks, Super Sedans, Junior Sedans, 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

(sections may be subject to change)

More information here.

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Monash Mammoth Market
Date: May 29, 2022 | Location: Monash Primary School Oval Jackson St Monash SA

The 34th 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, 2022

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SA Sheepdog Trials - Barmera
Date: June 9, 2022 - June 12, 2022 | Location: Barmera Oval

Barmera's SA Sheepdog Trials will again be held on the June long weekend (Thurs to Sun) on the Barmera oval at the bottom of Barwell Ave.

The Sheepdog Trials don't only provide a great public spectacle but also promote a wide human interest in the working sheepdog amongst sheep breeders and the general public and encourage, develop and maintain a high standard of working sheepdog.

Another fun feature of the Barmera trials is the 'running of the sheep' on Saturday morning in the main street of Barmera.

Barmera also hosts the SA Country Music Festival & Awards on this weekend so there is plenty to see and do away from the Trials.

For more information contact Bob Clark – 08 8588 2559

More information here.

Riverland Paddling Marathon
Date: June 11, 2022 - June 13, 2022 | Location: Berri to Morgan

Hosted by the Marathon Canoe Club of SA since 1988 the Riverland Paddling Marathon (RPM) is not just a marathon it is a festival of paddling marathons with 6 possible events over 3 days on 1 weekend in the chilly month of June each year. Every June long weekend paddlers from all over the country gather on the Murray River in South Australia’s beautiful Riverland to meet, greet and most importantly to paddle.

The Six events which run consecutively over the weekend include – Murray 200, 200 Relay –Murray 100 – Murray 50 – Single day paddle – or Mini-marathon .

So if you are up for a challenge lock the date in early and get into action for this years Riverland Paddling Marathon.

Next event – 11th to 13th June 2022

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Sunline Speedway Waikerie
Date: June 12, 2022 | Location: Ziegler Rd, Cnr Sturt Highway, Waikerie

Steve Butcher Street Stocks Memorial - Sunday 12th June - from 5pm

Modified Sedan Championships

Plus Super Sedans, Junior Sedans, 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

(sections may be subject to change)

More information here.

September, 2022

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Riverland Field Days
Date: September 16, 2022 - September 17, 2022 | 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.

October, 2022

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Loxton Show
Date: October 2, 2022 - October 3, 2022 | Location: Loxton Oval, Bookpurnong Tce, Loxton

The Loxton Show is an annual event held on the October Long Weekend each year which brings people from across the Riverland & Mallee together to celebrate the agricultural and horticultural heritage of the region. The Show caters for its patrons with many exciting sights, including livestock, grain and fodder, handicrafts, gardening, competitions, vintage machinery, specialty trade sites, sideshows, live entertainers and Show rides. One major aspect of the Show is the exhibits. Amateur hobbyists from far and wide are exhibit their work in a variety of interest areas.

The Loxton Show is open to the public from 8.30 am each day.

More information here.

December, 2022

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Monash CFS Carols Night & Hayride
Date: December 14, 2022 | Location: Monash Fire Station - Randall Terrace Monash

Monash CFS 'Carols Night' commences with a meal at 6.30pm

Cost is $5 per person which includes a BBQ / Roast and salad. (children under 12 Free)
Soft drinks available

Features of the night include;
- Hayride at 8.00pm
- Appearance by Father Christmas
- Face Painting

Please bring a small salad to share.