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

2021 Australian Superbike Championship

From $10 to $185

Five spectacular national and highly competitive classes will provide intense competition in the 2021 mi-bike Motorcycle Insurance Australian Superbike Championship, presented by Motul at The Bend Motorsport Park. Date: 03 - 05 December

See factory team riders and privateers alike do battle on their race machines from Ducati, Yamaha, Honda, Suzuki, BMW and Kawasaki.

The ASBK is structured in a progressive format that caters for a variety of motorcycle classes, riders, and abilities. Starting with the bLU cRU Oceania Junior Cup that is based on a single make Yamaha R15 production bike for riders aged between 11 to under 16 years old right through to the Australian Superbike category featuring some of the largest capacity motorcycles currently available on the domestic market.

The story of the Australian Superbike Championship begins in 1980, with Motorcycling Australia Championship having laid the foundations for riders to not only showcase their talents, but to provide opportunities for the continuing development of their race craft and a clearly defined pathway for progression from junior programs through to the elite Superbike class.

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Dates and times: From December 3 to December 5.

2021 Australian Superbike Championship (Round 6)

From $10 to $55

Bring on the Rumble!

Six spectacular national and highly competitive classes will provide intense competition in the 2021 mi-bike Motorcycle Insurance Australian Superbike Championship, presented by Motul (ASBK) at The Bend Motorsport Park on 11-14 November 2021.

Factory team riders and privateers alike will do battle on their Superbikes from Ducati, Yamaha, Honda, Suzuki, BMW and Kawasaki.

The event will also feature the Superbike Masters for historic racing action on machines from the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s.

Plenty of off-track entertainment with stunt bike riders, Xtreme Machine road race bike displays, and mini-motos for the kids.

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Dates and times: From September 24 to November 11. From November 11 to November 14.

2021 Shannons Motorsport Australia Championships

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This month’s Shannons Motorsport Australia Championships race at The Bend Motorsport Park will have a reduced capacity, with the round to instead run as a one-day event on Saturday. Categories will include the South Australian based Hyundai Excel Challenge and Sports Car Invitational, while more local series may be added to the bill.

The event will also feature the GT Festival, an amazing display of GT cars from the ‘50s to current day including everything from a 1954 Jensen 541, a 1972 Lamborghini Miura, through to a 2021 Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series.

On the Sunday morning The Bend will be hosting a Coffee & Cruise for all comers to try their hand at cruising the 7.77km GT Circuit, the longest circuit in the Southern hemisphere with 35 turns. The same circuit has hosted The Asian Le Mans Series and Australian GT Championship.

Entry to the venue is FREE!

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Dates and times: From October 15 to October 22. From October 22 to December 10. From December 10 to December 12.

Beats & Eats - A Taste of Italy

From $30 to $50

Kick back and relax at our first summer evening event for 2022.

Book a table on the deck, back patio or roof top soaking up the balmy summer evening and watching the sun go down with a few friends and a glass of your favourite Kimbolton wine. Where would you rather be?

Adelaide based food truck, Signor Arrostini is back at Kimbolton serving up traditional Italian street food from the region of Abruzzo. Think chunks of lamb cooked over charcoal served with chips, salad and continental bread soaked in extra-virgin olive oil.

The Beach Bums are making their debut at Kimbolton with Captain Sam and Tommy Tequila creating summer party vibes.

Adult Ticket $50 - includes a reserved table, glass of Kimbolton wine on arrival, cheesy arancini balls, Arrosticini plate, Gelista gelati and live music.

Child Ticket $30 - includes a juice box, cheesy arancini balls, Arrostini plate, Gelista gelati and lawn games.

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Dates and times: January 8 (5 PM — 9 PM).

Country By the River

From $24.95 to $89.95

Country by the River is a two day music festival showcasing Australia's best country-styled musicians suitable for all ages. We have gathered some of Australia's best and emerging country rocks artists for you to enjoy. The 2 days will be must for all ages to enjoy on the banks of the Murray River. Join us for some great music, amusement rides, on-site bars and some of South Australia’s best food trucks. We also have camping as an option where you can setup right next to the festival grounds.

We have an awesome line up. Lee Kernaghan • Sunny Cowgirls • Casey Barnes • Amber Lawrence • Andrew Swift • Jayne Denham • Hurricane Fall • Gretta Ziller • Paul Costa • Gareth Leach • Michaela Jenke • Ella and Sienna • and more

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Dates and times: October 17 (11 AM — 10 PM). From October 16, 2021 to March 26, 2022. From March 26 to March 27.

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.

Larger than Life at Monarto Safari Park

Can you run faster than a cheetah? Do you know how long a lion’s adult teeth are?

From gigantic giraffes to mighty big bison, discover wild facts about the larger than life animals at Monarto Safari Park! Draw, colour and complete special school holiday activities including the chance to test how close your run speed comes to our cheetah.

Pre-book your ticket for a supersized safari this summer!

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Dates and times: December 12 (9 AM — 4:30 PM). December 13 (9 AM — 4:30 PM). December 14 (9 AM — 4:30 PM). December 15 (9 AM — 4:30 PM). December 16 (9 AM — 4:30 PM). December 17 (9 AM — 4:30 PM). December 18 (9 AM — 4:30 PM). December 19 (9 AM — 4:30 PM). December 20 (9 AM — 4:30 PM). December 21 (9 AM — 4:30 PM). December 22 (9 AM — 4:30 PM). December 23 (9 AM — 4:30 PM). December 24 (9 AM — 4:30 PM). December 25 (9 AM — 4:30 PM). December 26 (9 AM — 4:30 PM). December 27 (9 AM — 4:30 PM). December 28 (9 AM — 4:30 PM). December 29 (9 AM — 4:30 PM). December 30 (9 AM — 4:30 PM). December 31 (9 AM — 4:30 PM). January 1 (9 AM — 4:30 PM). January 2 (9 AM — 4:30 PM). January 3 (9 AM — 4:30 PM). January 4 (9 AM — 4:30 PM). January 5 (9 AM — 4:30 PM). January 6 (9 AM — 4:30 PM). January 7 (9 AM — 4:30 PM). January 8 (9 AM — 4:30 PM). January 9 (9 AM — 4:30 PM). January 10 (9 AM — 4:30 PM). January 11 (9 AM — 4:30 PM). January 12 (9 AM — 4:30 PM). January 13 (9 AM — 4:30 PM). January 14 (9 AM — 4:30 PM). January 15 (9 AM — 4:30 PM). January 16 (9 AM — 4:30 PM). January 17 (9 AM — 4:30 PM). January 18 (9 AM — 4:30 PM). January 19 (9 AM — 4:30 PM). January 20 (9 AM — 4:30 PM). January 21 (9 AM — 4:30 PM). January 22 (9 AM — 4:30 PM). January 23 (9 AM — 4:30 PM). January 24 (9 AM — 4:30 PM). January 25 (9 AM — 4:30 PM). January 26 (9 AM — 4:30 PM). January 27 (9 AM — 4:30 PM). January 28 (9 AM — 4:30 PM). January 29 (9 AM — 4:30 PM). January 30 (9 AM — 4:30 PM). January 31 (9 AM — 4:30 PM).

Mannum Cars and Coffee

All car enthusiasts are very welcome to come along and show your car or just inspect other cars. Held next to the mighty Murray River in Arnold Park last Sunday of the month.

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Dates and times: May 30 (8 AM — 2 PM). June 27 (8 AM — 2 PM). July 25 (8 AM — 2 PM). August 22 (8 AM — 2 PM). From April 25 to August 29. September 19 (8 AM — 2 PM). From August 29 to September 26. October 17 (8 AM — 2 PM). November 14 (8 AM — 2 PM). December 12 (8 AM — 2 PM). January 9 (8 AM — 2 PM). February 6 (8 AM — 2 PM). March 6 (8 AM — 2 PM). April 3 (8 AM — 2 PM).

Mannum Riverside Markets - 1st Sunday of the Month

Mannum Riverside Markets is an outdoor market and can be found on the first Sunday of the month at Arnold Park near the ferries from 9am till 2.30pm in Mannum.

The market has an eclectic mix of over 30 stallholders, showcasing the best that our region has to offer. You will find delicious food, artisan jewellery, fine local handcrafted items, plants, candles, fresh produce and much more.

Come and meet the people who make the products. Enjoy the atmosphere, chat to the locals, watch the buskers and then grab something to eat and relax on the lawns by the river.

The Mannum Riverside Market is proudly brought to you by the Mannum Visitor Information Centre.

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Murray Bridge Fringe

The Murray Bridge Fringe is a celebration of the arts held in Murray Bridge, South Australia over 3 days each February. A number of performances are held which are both free and ticketed with a wide array a genres including cabaret, comedy, theatre, street theatre, music and visual arts. Venues include Sixth Street, Murray Bridge Town Hall, Murray Bridge Regional Gallery, the Station and the Murray Bridge Library. The dates for the forthcoming Murray Bridge Fringe are the 25th to the 27th February 2022.

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Dates and times: From February 25 to February 27.