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Events Calendar

January, 2020

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Pizza and Mini Golf Nights
Date: January 22, 2020 - January 25, 2020 | Location: Berri Riverside Holiday Park, 87 Riverview Drive, Berri, 5343

Pizza and Mini Golf Nights at the Berri Riverside Holiday Park!
For $16.00, purchase your Margherita Pizza Starter Kit and have a game on our BRAND NEW Mini Golf Complex!
Hang around to toast marshmallows by the fire pit, underneath the gorgeous Riverland sky.
Coffees & Cakes, Milkshakes, Cold Drinks and Snacks available at our Kiosk.

*Numbers are important, please contact us in advance or for more information on (08) 8582 3723.

More information here.

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Netafim Waikerie Australia Day Event
Date: January 25, 2020 | Location: Waikerie Oval

Netafim Waikerie Australia Day Event
Book your table today for the Netafim WAIKERIE Australia Day Event
☀️ Saturday January 25th
☀️ Table Bookings at Walk On Water, Waikerie - $25 cash, seating 8
☀️ general admission $5, under 18's $2, under 12's Free
☀️ Gates open at 6pm
☀️ no BYO alcohol or eskies as the evening is fully catered and licensed
☀️ sideshow alley, free rock climbing wall, face painting, citizen of the year award
☀️ see you there!

We encourage you to bring along your deck chairs and rugs and set up for a great night for the whole family on the WAIKERIE oval

More information here.

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Riverland Gem & Mineral Show
Date: January 25, 2020 - January 26, 2020 | Location: Loxton Lutheran School Auditorium

Come and join us in the Airconditioned Basketball Stadium for our Bi-annual Gemshow. We expect 70 tables of goods for inspection and sale showing everything "Gem & Mineral" from raw specimens through demonstrations of cutting, shaping & polishing of stones (Cabachoning), Faceting of stones, Wire wrapping of cabachoned stones. Also books, fossicking equipment, jewellery, etc. will all be on sale and our Raffle will be drawn. The doors will be open from 9:00am - 4:00pm each day and there will be refreshments available. Cost of entry is $6.00 for over 14's with Under 14's FREE. Our raffle tickets will be sold from October 2019 at various locations in the Riverland as well as at the Gemshow and will be drawn on Sunday afternoon.

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Renmark Lions Club Bazaar
Date: January 26, 2020 | Location: Old Wood Pavilion near the Renmark No.2 Oval , Renmark

Renmark Lions Club Fundraising Bazaar

Held on the last Saturday of every month - 8am to 11am

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.

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Berri-Barmera Australia Day Breakfast
Date: January 26, 2020 | Location: Berri Riverfront

The 2020 Australia Day Ceremony will be conducted 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 6.45am, followed by a FREE breakfast from 7.30am consisting of bacon, eggs, pancakes and/or fruit prepared and served by Councillors, volunteer staff and service club members. During the breakfast, there will also be light entertainment from "Harrison Lowe" who will perform from 7.00am until 8.00am.

Formal proceedings begin around 8:10am with a welcome address by the Mayor, followed by Australian Citizenship ceremonies, entertainment by Motley Crew Choir, 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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2020 Powerboat Spectacular
Date: January 26, 2020 | Location: Berri Riverfront

Berri Hotel Trophy Day

Racing from 10am on the Berri riverfront

Berri Hotel King of the River
Les Schrapel Memorial
Tony Patty Memorial
Round 1 of the 1.6 Litre Hydro SA Title

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Pizza and Mini Golf Nights
Date: January 29, 2020 - February 1, 2020 | Location: Berri Riverside Holiday Park, 87 Riverview Drive, Berri, 5343

Pizza and Mini Golf Nights at the Berri Riverside Holiday Park!
For $16.00, purchase your Margherita Pizza Starter Kit and have a game on our BRAND NEW Mini Golf Complex!
Hang around to toast marshmallows by the fire pit, underneath the gorgeous Riverland sky.
Coffees & Cakes, Milkshakes, Cold Drinks and Snacks available at our Kiosk.

*Numbers are important, please contact us in advance or for more information on (08) 8582 3723.

More information here.

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Riverland Dingy Club Dash 4 Cash
Date: January 31, 2020 | Location: Renmark riverfront

Round 1 of the Magic 93.1 Riverland Dinghy Club Championship Series starts with the Dash 4 Cash on Friday January 31st
Racing consists of circuit racing, two boats gridded at the one time and time trails over two laps. Seven classes of boats and motors compete in teams consisting of a driver and navigator. Grid positions are interchanged between laps. This race is an idea free family viewing event from around noon and into the twilight racing under the stars.
Racing from 1pm to 10pm
FREE viewing event.

More information here.

February, 2020

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PS Industry Cruises
Date: February 2, 2020 | Location: Renmark Rivefront

We cruise on the first Sunday of every month with additional cruises on some long weekends and during festivals. Cruises may be cancelled due to extreme weather conditions.

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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Riverland Dinghy Club 40th Annual Dinghy Derby
Date: February 2, 2020 | Location: Renmark riverfront & adjacent creeks

Round 2 of the Magic 93.1 Riverland Dinghy Club Championship Series.
The Dinghy Derby is a distance race in open water ways and several creek networks.
The race is split into two separate races with racing commencing at 10am and concludes around 5pm
Free family viewing - visit our website for more information and spectator map.

More information here.

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Pizza and Mini Golf Nights
Date: February 5, 2020 - February 8, 2020 | Location: Berri Riverside Holiday Park, 87 Riverview Drive, Berri, 5343

Pizza and Mini Golf Nights at the Berri Riverside Holiday Park!
For $16.00, purchase your Margherita Pizza Starter Kit and have a game on our BRAND NEW Mini Golf Complex!
Hang around to toast marshmallows by the fire pit, underneath the gorgeous Riverland sky.
Coffees & Cakes, Milkshakes, Cold Drinks and Snacks available at our Kiosk.

*Numbers are important, please contact us in advance or for more information on (08) 8582 3723.

More information here.

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Waikerie Lions Club Monthly Auction
Date: February 8, 2020 | 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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Barmera Main Street Markets
Date: February 9, 2020 | Location: Barwell Avenue Barmera

The award winning Barmera Main Street Markets are a must visit for locals and visitors to the region.

Held in Barmera's main street, Barwell Avenue, the markets comprise a large variety of stalls including clothing, craft, woodwork, jewellery, artwork, books, furniture, fruit, vegetables, homewares, DVD's, condiments, plants, food and coffee. From one market to the next there is usually some different stallholders mixed in with the regular favourites.

Stallholders can change from market to market so there is often something new to see and buy.

Market organisers always try and incorporate live music and also a display or demonstration of some kind which adds to the atmosphere and range of activities to enjoy so head along, have a browse, listen to the music and enjoy a variety of foods and great coffee.

Market Dates are:
Sunday February 9th 2020
Sunday March 8th 2020
Sunday April 12th 2020- Easter Twilight Market on the Lakefront 2.00pm - 6.00pm - Followed by the Open Air Cinema 7.30pm
Sunday May 10th 2020
Sunday June 7th 2020
Sunday October 4th 2020
Sunday November 1st 2020
Sunday December 6th 2020

Stallholder enquiries can be made by calling 08 8588 2289.

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Loxton Mardi Gras
Date: February 28, 2020 - March 1, 2020

Loxton celebrates its 63rd Mardi Gras in 2020 commencing Friday 28th of February and running over the weekend with a fun filled program of events and activities on Saturday 29th & Sunday 1st of March as well.

Events include street parade with floats, markets, craft & food stalls, games, BBQ's and the Nippy's Loxton Gift athletics carnival.

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.

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Nippy's Loxton Gift
Date: February 29, 2020

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 50 non stop races under handicap conditions for exciting finishes.

Venue: Loxton Oval - Admission Free

Run as a twilight event from 5pm to 10 pm.

The event attracts high calibre athletes from SA, interstate and overseas.

All races are under handicap conditions making for exciting finishes.

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

More information here.

March, 2020

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Riverland Super Kick
Date: March 6, 2020 | Location: Berri Riverfront Precinct

The Berri Hotel is proud to host the second annual Riverland Super Kick.
Test your skills in our accuracy round, or try to kick it the furthest over the river.
The Opens Winner can win $1000 for their nominated sporting club and $500 Cash & $500 Berri Hotel voucher for themselves.
Heaps of other prizes on the day. Friday March 6th 2020 from 5pm.
For more information or to register your kick call 08 8582 1411.

More information here.

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Waikerie Markets
Date: March 7, 2020 | Location: Civic Centre Lawns, Dowling St, Waikerie

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, ducks & chickens, 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 morning out.

The Markets run from 9am to 2pm

Upcoming Market Dates are Saturday March 7th, Saturday April 11th (Easter), Saturday May 2nd, Saturday June 6th, Saturday September 5th, Saturday October 3rd, Saturday November 7th, Saturday December 5th.

Call 0455 483 669 for bookings or further information.

More information here.

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Renmark Rocks On
Date: March 12, 2020 - March 16, 2020 | 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 12th to 16th.
VENUE ~ Greek Community Hall
21st Street Renmark
* Thursday Partner Dance with DJ Ron
​* Friday Shake-2
* Saturday FREE Market Day with Shake-2, Classic Car Display, Dance Demos and lots more on the Renmark Riverfront Lawns
* Saturday Itchy Fingers
* Sunday Breakfast & Relaxing afternoon
* Monday River Rock Rockers Club Night

More information here.

April, 2020

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Anzac Day Service - Barmera / Berri
Date: April 25, 2020 | Location: Upper Murray Garden of Memory, McKenzie Rd, Barmera.

Berri RSL & Barmera RSL are holding a combined Dawn Service - commencing at 6am - at the Upper Murray Garden of Memory on McKenzie Road Barmera.

All welcome.

Details of breakfast to follow at the respective RSL clubrooms will be advised at the conclusion of the service.

Lest We Forget.

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Anzac Day Service - Kulcurna Homestead
Date: April 25, 2020 | Location: Kulcurna Homestead, Cal Lal Rd Kulcurna, via Renmark

Every year we conduct a dawn service on ANZAC DAY, on the banks of the Murray, under the flag .. usually attended by around 100 people.

All welcome. No dogs or motorbikes please.

Lest We Forget.

More information here.

May, 2020

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Monash Mammoth Market
Date: May 31, 2020 | 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, 2020

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SA Sheepdog Trials - Barmera
Date: June 3, 2020 - June 7, 2020 | 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

September, 2020

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Riverland Field Days
Date: September 11, 2020 - September 12, 2020 | Location: Sturt Hwy between Barmera & 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.

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Mindarie-Halidon Races
Date: September 19, 2020 | Location: Halidon

Known as the “Melbourne Cup of the Mallee”, the Mindarie-Halidon races are held annually in September. Come and join us for some fun.

Some of the events features include –
- Full Bar & Catering Facilities
- Marquees available
- Seven Races
- TOTE Facilities
-Sky Channel
- Children’s entertainment

Organise a group and hire a marquee - for more information contact Krystina on 0427 540 373

October, 2020

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Loxton Show
Date: October 4, 2020 - October 5, 2020 | 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.

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Renmark Rose Festival
Date: October 16, 2020 - October 25, 2020 | Location: Renmark & surrounds

The Renmark Rose Festival is held annually, commencing on the third weekend in October which is the optimum time in the region for experiencing the first spectacular spring rose blooms. A majority of the festivals events are conducted by the Renmark Rose Festival Committee which is a group of volunteers with a common love of Roses, Renmark and the Riverland.

Each year the Rose Festival Committee is committed to looking at new and exciting initiatives to complement the existing festival’s events and activities and the festival has a constantly changing array of open gardens to enjoy, spread out over numerous towns throughout the Riverland. In this, we hope
to keep the Renmark Rose Festival as fresh and vibrant as our wonderful roses.

The Renmark township’s rose gardens provide a spectacular backdrop and are immaculately presented during the Rose Festival thanks to the Renmark Paringa Council. There are 51 garden beds consisting of in excess of 3,500 rose bushes spread throughout the town and it is well worth taking a walking tour to discover them.

The Renmark Rose Festival is a celebration of the region and its communities. It is an opportunity to showcase the region’s produce, enjoy our spectacular weather and experience the beauty of the magnificent Murray River. Be welcomed by our diverse multicultural community and experience our friendly and accommodating hospitality.

More information here.