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No matter what season, there's always plenty of things to do around the Murray River Lakes & Coorong.

24 Hour Australian International Pedal Prix

2016 is the 31st running of the Australian International Pedal Prix and the 20th 24 hour event in Murray Bridge.

This race is the final Round of the UniSA Australian HPV Super Series and is regarded as the premier HPV endurance race in Australia.

The race is conducted on a 2.06 kilometre circuit around Sturt Reserve situated on the banks of the Murray River.

200 teams, 3,200 competitors and thousands of spectators make Sturt Reserve their home for three days in September.

36 Houseboat moorings immediately adjacent to the track provide an alternative for those not inclined to camping with ample space inside the fully fenced reserve for teams to establish camp.

Known to many South Australians as the Pedal Prix, the annual series of events is designed to develop competitors' teamwork, technological and engineering skills, enterprise and fitness and health.

The UniSA Australian HPV Super Series involves more than 500 teams and draws up to 35,000 spectators to the Murray Bridge 24-hour endurance race.

Please note ticket prices will be advised closer to the event.

This event listing has been provided by the Rural City of Murray Bridge.

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Dates and times: From September 24 to September 25.

4hr Christmas Lunch Cruise aboard the historic PS Marion

From $40 to $85

Come aboard the restored historic Paddle Steamer and enjoy a superb Chrismas feast prepared by our renowned Chef whilst cruising on the mighty Murray River. Embarkation 10,30am from Mannum Town Wharf, Mary Anne Reserve for 11am departure. Bar facilities available, no smoking Return to Mannum Town Wharf at 3pm

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Dates and times: From December 2 to December 4.

All Steamed Up Engine, Blacksmith and Classic Boat Festival

All Steamed Up Engine, Blacksmith and Classic Boat Festival will be held at Mannum.

Join us for this family fun weekend on the banks of the Murray River at Arnold Park and the Mannum Dock Museum.

Highlights include: The largest display of Blacksmith demonstrations in South Australia. Diesel/Steam vintage historical engines operating. Classic cars on display. Mannum Fresh Water Classic Boat Festival. Boat Concourse D 'Elegance. Live entertainment. Food stalls and crafts. Free parking at Mannum Football Oval and shuttle from Mary Ann Reserve to Arnold Park. One hour PS Marion and PS Oscar W cruises.

Explore the exciting interactive display "All Steamed Up" where you become a River Boat Captain and steer along the River Murray. Understand the science of steam power. Learn about sags, snakes and river life; just a few amazing attractions that await you.

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Dates and times: From November 19 to November 20.

Australia Day Races

This race day is a celebration of our great Aussie lifestyle. It's a fantastic place to be on Australia Day! Murray Bridge is an easy 45-minute drive up the freeway from Adelaide. Come and join in the activities or just soak up the track side atmosphere.

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Dates and times: January 26.

Authentic Wood Oven Pizza Night

Each Thursday night and Sunday, from 4pm we make our Wood Oven Pizzas. A casual dining experience for the whole family.

What could be tastier than SALT & PEPPER SQUID, chilli capsicum coulis, fetta, lime aioli, coriander MOROCCAN LAMB, babaganoush, red onion, haloumi, apricot and mint chutney? We love our Dessert Pizzas too!

So come and visit. We'd love to meet you. Bookings recommended online.

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Dates and times: October 22 (5:30 PM — 7:30 PM). October 26 (5:30 PM — 7:30 PM). October 29 (5:30 PM — 7:30 PM). November 2 (5:30 PM — 7:30 PM). November 5 (5:30 PM — 7:30 PM). November 5 (5:30 PM — 11 PM). November 9 (5:30 PM — 7:30 PM). November 12 (5:30 PM — 11 PM). November 12 (5:30 PM — 7:30 PM). November 16 (5:30 PM — 7:30 PM). November 19 (5:30 PM — 7:30 PM). November 19 (5:30 PM — 11 PM). November 23 (5:30 PM — 7:30 PM). November 26 (5:30 PM — 11 PM). November 26 (5:30 PM — 7:30 PM). November 30 (5:30 PM — 7:30 PM). December 3 (5:30 PM — 7:30 PM). December 3 (5:30 PM — 11 PM). December 7 (5:30 PM — 7:30 PM). December 10 (5:30 PM — 11 PM). December 10 (5:30 PM — 7:30 PM). December 14 (5:30 PM — 7:30 PM). December 17 (5:30 PM — 11 PM). December 17 (5:30 PM — 7:30 PM). December 21 (5:30 PM — 7:30 PM). December 24 (5:30 PM — 11 PM). December 24 (5:30 PM — 7:30 PM). December 28 (5:30 PM — 7:30 PM). December 31 (5:30 PM — 11 PM). December 31 (5:30 PM — 7:30 PM). January 4 (5:30 PM — 7:30 PM). January 7 (5:30 PM — 11 PM). January 7 (5:30 PM — 7:30 PM). January 11 (5:30 PM — 7:30 PM). January 14 (5:30 PM — 7:30 PM). January 14 (5:30 PM — 11 PM). January 18 (5:30 PM — 7:30 PM). January 21 (5:30 PM — 7:30 PM). January 21 (5:30 PM — 11 PM). January 25 (5:30 PM — 7:30 PM). January 28 (5:30 PM — 11 PM). January 28 (5:30 PM — 7:30 PM). February 1 (5:30 PM — 7:30 PM). February 4 (5:30 PM — 7:30 PM). February 4 (5:30 PM — 11 PM). February 8 (5:30 PM — 7:30 PM). February 11 (5:30 PM — 11 PM). February 11 (5:30 PM — 7:30 PM). February 15 (5:30 PM — 7:30 PM). February 18 (5:30 PM — 11 PM). February 18 (5:30 PM — 7:30 PM). February 22 (5:30 PM — 7:30 PM). February 25 (5:30 PM — 11 PM). February 25 (5:30 PM — 7:30 PM). March 1 (5:30 PM — 7:30 PM). March 4 (5:30 PM — 7:30 PM). March 4 (5:30 PM — 11 PM). March 8 (5:30 PM — 7:30 PM). March 11 (5:30 PM — 7:30 PM). March 11 (5:30 PM — 11 PM). March 15 (5:30 PM — 7:30 PM). March 18 (5:30 PM — 7:30 PM). March 18 (5:30 PM — 11 PM). March 22 (5:30 PM — 7:30 PM). March 25 (5:30 PM — 7:30 PM). March 25 (5:30 PM — 11 PM). March 29 (5:30 PM — 7:30 PM). April 1 (5:30 PM — 7:30 PM). April 1 (5:30 PM — 11 PM). April 5 (5:30 PM — 7:30 PM). April 8 (5:30 PM — 7:30 PM). April 8 (5:30 PM — 11 PM). April 12 (5:30 PM — 7:30 PM). April 15 (5:30 PM — 7:30 PM). April 15 (5:30 PM — 11 PM). April 19 (5:30 PM — 7:30 PM). April 22 (5:30 PM — 11 PM). April 22 (5:30 PM — 7:30 PM). April 26 (5:30 PM — 7:30 PM). April 29 (5:30 PM — 11 PM). April 29 (5:30 PM — 7:30 PM). May 3 (5:30 PM — 7:30 PM). May 6 (5:30 PM — 7:30 PM). May 6 (5:30 PM — 11 PM). May 10 (5:30 PM — 7:30 PM). May 13 (5:30 PM — 7:30 PM). May 13 (5:30 PM — 11 PM). May 17 (5:30 PM — 7:30 PM). May 20 (5:30 PM — 7:30 PM). May 20 (5:30 PM — 11 PM). May 24 (5:30 PM — 7:30 PM). May 27 (5:30 PM — 11 PM). May 27 (5:30 PM — 7:30 PM). May 31 (5:30 PM — 7:30 PM). June 3 (5:30 PM — 7:30 PM). June 3 (5:30 PM — 11 PM). June 7 (5:30 PM — 7:30 PM). June 10 (5:30 PM — 11 PM). June 10 (5:30 PM — 7:30 PM). June 14 (5:30 PM — 7:30 PM). June 17 (5:30 PM — 11 PM). June 17 (5:30 PM — 7:30 PM). June 21 (5:30 PM — 7:30 PM). June 24 (5:30 PM — 7:30 PM). June 24 (5:30 PM — 11 PM). June 28 (5:30 PM — 7:30 PM). July 1 (5:30 PM — 11 PM). July 1 (5:30 PM — 7:30 PM). July 5 (5:30 PM — 7:30 PM). July 8 (5:30 PM — 7:30 PM). July 8 (5:30 PM — 11 PM). July 12 (5:30 PM — 7:30 PM). July 15 (5:30 PM — 11 PM). July 15 (5:30 PM — 7:30 PM). July 19 (5:30 PM — 7:30 PM). July 22 (5:30 PM — 11 PM). July 22 (5:30 PM — 7:30 PM). July 26 (5:30 PM — 7:30 PM). July 29 (5:30 PM — 11 PM). July 29 (5:30 PM — 7:30 PM). August 2 (5:30 PM — 7:30 PM). August 5 (5:30 PM — 7:30 PM). August 5 (5:30 PM — 11 PM). August 9 (5:30 PM — 7:30 PM). August 12 (5:30 PM — 11 PM). August 12 (5:30 PM — 7:30 PM). August 16 (5:30 PM — 7:30 PM). August 19 (5:30 PM — 7:30 PM). August 19 (5:30 PM — 11 PM). August 23 (5:30 PM — 7:30 PM). August 26 (5:30 PM — 11 PM). August 26 (5:30 PM — 7:30 PM). August 30 (5:30 PM — 7:30 PM). September 2 (5:30 PM — 11 PM). September 2 (5:30 PM — 7:30 PM). September 6 (5:30 PM — 7:30 PM). September 9 (5:30 PM — 11 PM). September 9 (5:30 PM — 7:30 PM). September 13 (5:30 PM — 7:30 PM). September 16 (5:30 PM — 11 PM). September 16 (5:30 PM — 7:30 PM). September 20 (5:30 PM — 7:30 PM). September 23 (5:30 PM — 7:30 PM). September 23 (5:30 PM — 11 PM). September 27 (5:30 PM — 7:30 PM). September 30 (5:30 PM — 11 PM). September 30 (5:30 PM — 7:30 PM). October 4 (5:30 PM — 7:30 PM). October 7 (5:30 PM — 11 PM). October 7 (5:30 PM — 7:30 PM). October 11 (5:30 PM — 7:30 PM). October 14 (5:30 PM — 7:30 PM). October 14 (5:30 PM — 11 PM). October 21 (5:30 PM — 11 PM). October 28 (5:30 PM — 11 PM).

Carols By The River

Carols by the River down at Mary Ann Reserve on the banks of the River. Great family event through the Mannum Inter-Church Council. For more information please contact Christine on 85692373 or 0457258031.

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Dates and times: December 8 (3 PM — 10 PM).

Floatfest 2018

From $10 to $18

Want to take part in a World Record attempt on the Murray River? Here's your chance!

Floatfest is two day family event all about getting outdoors and enjoying the Murray River at Murray Bridge! The event is all about "Paddling into the Record Books" and attempts to break two world records.

Record 1: the largest number of floating kayaks/canoes rafted together, and Record 2: the largest number of kayaks/canoes lying end to end along the river bank.

Activities you can participate in include: face painting, lucky duck hunt, canoe races, fastest lap canoe challenge on our obstacle course, houseboats open for inspection and much more!

With lots of great activities both on and off water Floatfest is your families next must do event!

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Dates and times: April 8 (10 AM — 4 PM).

Game Obsession Expo at Mannum

The Game Obsession Expo at Mannum is a family friendly event featuring games, hobbies, obsessions and interests. Many are often considered the realm of children but are as equally appealing to all ages.

There will be: Quidditch Matches plus a come and try, Warhammer 40K tournament (hive con), Academy of the Sword Medieval re-enactment, Moat Perrier firing, Southern Wilds Live Action Role Play LAR, Fire Bear Armoury and Whip moto cross displays.

Other attractions include model boats, model trains, cars and model planes, dolls houses and airbrush displays.

There will be live music from Mon Cherie and food stalls.

Watch a sky-diving parachute drop, skateboarding and kite flying. See Lego, Star Wars and Cosplay.

Young children will love rides on Clancy, face painting and balloon clowns. Adults will enjoy an Artisans and food market.

The Game Obsession Expo at Mannum is putting fun back into a family fun day. Whether you are a novice or a serious collector or player in your chosen obsession there will be something for you.

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Dates and times: August 7 (9 AM — 5 PM).

Goolwa Wharf Markets

Goolwa Wharf Markets is held on the first and third Sunday of each month, as well as other special event days. You will find a myriad of goods on offer with around 80 stalls. Whether you just want to look around or to have a cappuccino or maybe a massage, there is something to interest just about everyone.

There are stalls offering bric-a-brac, collectables, plants in profusion, plenty of books both new and old, hand crafted goods, from woodwork and small items of furniture to fabric and knitted items, beautiful decoupage and hand made greeting cards, hats fishing gear,sunglasses and jewellery for the young and not so young. Fresh organic produce is very popular, with growers bringing their goods along, so too are the pickles, jams cakes and pastries. This market is well worth a visit!

This Market is managed by the Rotary Club of Encounter Bay and operates on the first and third Sunday of every month 9am to 3.30pm. Extra markets are held every Sunday in January and Good Friday.

Hand Held exhibition at Murray Bridge

Handheld is an exhibition built to travel and is currently on display at the Murray Bridge Regional Art Gallery.

Commissioned by Country Arts SA, the four pieces have been designed to fit inside a suitcase to enable easy transportation. Each of the artists, Nic Brown, Brad Lay, Lilly Buttrose and Cathy Sarles, explore ideas of home, travel and place. They have all chosen to do so in unique and varied ways.

Brown has gone back to her family home, a farm near Naracoorte, and documented this journey and the sense of place it now invokes for her.

Drawing on the natural environment around both their homes and further afield, Sarles and Buttrose are collectors, picking up bits of the environment and then using them to colour their artworks. Despite their similarities, they each approach home from a different aspect, and ask their audiences to participate in their work, building their own ideas of home.

Lay chooses to turn his attention off-shore, reminding us of our relationship with the ocean, be it a close one borne out of the intimate knowledge that life along the coast can bring, or a distant memory of a place once visited while on holiday.

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Dates and times: From July 4 to July 17.