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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.

3.5hr Christmas in July Lunch Cruise aboard the historic PS Marion

From $95

Come aboard the restored historic Paddle Steamer and enjoy a superb Chrismas in July lunch prepared by our renowned Chef whilst cruising on the mighty Murray River to Bowhill. Enjoy Live entertainment along the way. Bus transfer included back to Mannum Embarkation 11am from Mannum Town Wharf, Mary Anne Reserve for 11.30am departure. Bar facilities available, no smoking

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Dates and times: From December 2 to December 4. July 14 (11:30 AM — 3 PM).

3.5hr Christmas in July Lunch cruise aboard the historic PS Marion

Come along and enjoy our Christmas in July Lunch cruise whilst cruising down the Murray River from BOWHILL to MANNUM aboard the historic PS Marion. Listen to Live entertainment whilst on board Bus transfer included to departing port Bar facilities available on board. No Smoking Departing Bowhill 11.30am arrive Mannum 3pm

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3.5hr Christmas in July cruise aboard the historic PS Marion

From $95

Come along and enjoy our Christmas in July Lunch cruise whilst cruising down the Murray River from BOWHILL to MANNUM aboard the historic PS Marion. Listen to Live entertainment whilst on board Bus transfer included to departing port Bar facilities available on board. No Smoking Departing Bowhill 11.30am arrive Mannum 3pm

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Dates and times: July 15 (11:30 AM — 3 PM).

All Steamed Up Engine, Blacksmith and Classic Boat Festival

From $5

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, Motor Bikes and Classsic & Wooden Boats on Display 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 river cruises on the PS Marion, PW Mayflower, PS Industry and the PS Oscar W. Adults $20, Concessions $15, Children 5-15years $8, children 4 & under FREE One hour cruises Saturday 10am to 3pm Sunday 10am to 4pm

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 snags, snakes and river life; just a few amazing attractions that await you.

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Dates and times: November 17 (9 AM — 4 PM). November 17 (9:30 AM — 4 PM). November 18 (9:30 AM — 4 PM).

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.

Beer & Cider Festival

From $15

You're invited to the second Annual Beer & Cider Fest at the Pretoria Hotel! Enjoy the views of the Murray River and taste a great selection of beer and cider on the lawn adjacent the hotel.

There will be live entertainment by Tyson Pedro and all day dining available plus over 50 beer & ciders to taste!

Tickets are $15 presale or $20 at the door.

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Dates and times: February 11 (12 PM — 4 PM).

Carols By The River

Come along and enjoy a real family night on the river

Mary Ann Reserve is lit up by candles and the sounds of young and old alike singing Christmas Carols in a family friendly atmosphere.

Sitting on the banks of the beautiful Murray River you will also hear some talented young local performers.

Bring a rug or deck chair, a light coat and insect repellent and enjoy this great community and family tradition

Drinks , Candles, Glo Sticks on sale on the night

Blow Up Castle for the kids.

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Dates and times: From December 8, 2017 to December 8, 2018.

Craft Anonymous

Curated by Polly Dance as part of Adelaide City Council’s 2014/15 Emerging Curator Program, Craft Anonymous brought together South Australian regional and metropolitan textile, glass, metal and ceramic artists for an exhibition in the iconic Adelaide Town Hall in 2015. The exhibition is now on a tour of regional South Australia throughout 2016-17.

Featuring artists Louise Byrne, Annabelle Collett, Cindy Durant, Robyn Finlay, Wayne Mcara, Deborah Prior, Patricia Rose, Sera Waters and Meg Wilson, the artists employ traditional handicraft techniques such as weaving, embroidery, knitting, felting, enamelling and hand-dying are showcased within a contemporary art context; where old meets new.

Craft Anonymous addresses ideas around the body: approaching themes of adornment, embellishment, desire/disgust, and identity: public/private, femininity/masculinity, domesticity, place, family history and a sense of belonging.

Free Event Goolwa, South Coast Regional Arts Centre Gallery. Friday, July 27 - Sunday, August 26

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Dates and times: From July 27 to August 26.

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).