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

2019 Shannons Nationals Finale

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The Shannons Nationals are back on 15 - 17 November for the 2019 finale!

General admission includes grandstand access. FREE entry on Friday 15 November plus children 12 and under FREE all weekend.

Do not miss S5000's debut at The Bend plus the season finale of TCR Australia! Plus Porsche Michelin GT3 Cup, Australian Production Car Series, Australian Prototype Series and the 2019 Excel Nationals.

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Dates and times: November 16 (8 AM — 5 PM). November 17 (8 AM — 5 PM).

2020 Santos Tour Down Under - Stage 4: Murray Bridge Finish Line

About the Stage Stage 4 sets out from Norwood under neutral before commencing the popular ascent into the Adelaide Hills via Gorge Road. This stage is straightforward and will suit a sprint finish.

After the Gorge Road climb, riders will traverse a lumpy profile to Kersbrook before ascending to Williamstown and veering south to Mount Pleasant.

The final 5.4% climb at Mount Torrens (Cyanide Climb) is a reasonable 5.4% average, and is the curtain-raiser to a downhill out of the Hills and to the Murray River, where riders hit Mannum before pushing out the final 30km to finish in Murray Bridge.

Remember when? The Tour finished in Murray Bridge? If you can, count yourself among the top fanatics of Australia’s Greatest Cycling Race – because that was way back in 2001 when Italian Fabio Sacchi (Saeco Macchine Per Caffé) claimed honours at the line in a sprint finish. 2020 will be the first time the town has hosted a finish of the race as a WorldTour event.

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Dates and times: January 24.

2020 Santos Women's Tour Down Under - Novatech Stage 2: Murray Bridge Starting Line

Murray Bridge sees the return of women’s racing for the first time since 2018 as the host town of Novatech Stage 2 of the Santos Women’s Tour Down Under. This stage is full of climbing, heading from the Murray into the Adelaide Hills via Nairne and Balhannah, before taking the road to Birdwood at Mount Torrens.

Upon reaching Birdwood, the peloton will head east to Gumeracha and Kersbrook before taking the road less-travelled – Christmas Tree Ridge at Forreston – a debut climb with a maximum 11% grade before the finish back in Birdwood.

Dates and times: January 17.

Australia Day Breakfast

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Australia Day celebrations will be held at Sturt Reserve in Murray Bridge.

Traditional Australia Day community breakfast kicks off at 7am with a variety of cooked breakfasts provided by local community groups for a small donation.

Formal proceedings begin at 7.45am with a welcome address by the Mayor, followed by Australian Citizenship ceremonies, guest speaker and the presentation of Australia Day Awards.

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Dates and times: January 26 (7 AM — 9 AM).

Carp-a-thon Fishing Competition

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Fun Carp fishing competition on the banks of the Murray River at Caurnamont and Purnong. $2 entry per person. Prizes for various categories for both adults and juniors. Starting from 11.00 am until 3.00 pm. Weigh in occurs at 3.00 pm. Register at the Caurnamont Boat Ramp on the day or via email.

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Dates and times: March 14 (11 AM — 3 PM).

Cycling SA Super Series - Round 7

The Cycling South Australia Super Series is South Australia’s largest and highest profile road racing series outside of the Tour Down Under, and provides Adelaide-based riders the best opportunity for elite-level road racing in the state. With eight rounds spanning the Spring months each year and up to two hundred competitors across 6 grades, the Super Series is the Adelaide-based and South Australian cycling calendar’s flagship event, pushing the envelope of what amateur cycling can look like.

Cycling South Australia has been responsible for an Elite Team Series each year since 2009, beginning as a 12-team Elite Men’s race series with up to 13 rounds before the addition of Women’s Elite and Masters grades in 2015 saw that number of teams double to 24 in just one year. With the addition of Masters and Cat 2 grades, that number of teams grew to 34 in 2017, and grew again to 41 in 2018. Two grades, Elite Men and Masters 2 Men are expected to reach capacity in 2019, with the rest of the grades not far behind.

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Dates and times: November 17 (10 AM — 3:30 PM).

Hi-Tec Oils Ultimate Speedway Challenge Round 3

The Ultimate Speedway Challenge is a now in its second Season. This series allows drivers to compete in 3 different categories for a lucrative purse prize. The Categories drivers can race are Sprintcars, Late Models and Speedcars, If they win two of the categories some great prize money is up for grabs.

This concept tests the driving skills of those drivers, which go from one category to the next, if they dare!

This race is the 3rd round of the series and the first one to be held at Murray Machining & Sheds Speedway this Season. Come and enjoy the fun! There is Fireworks too!!

The Ultimate Speedway Challenge Series is proudly sponsored by Hi-Tec Oils

There are sever rounds to this series, two rounds held in Murray Machining & Sheds Speedway, Murray Bridge, two to be held at Hi-Tec Oils Toowoomba Speedway (QLD) and three to be held at Valvoline Raceway, Parramatta (NSW) Who will be the Title holder this Season?

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Dates and times: November 9 (5 PM — 10 PM).

Mannum Hot Rod Show

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Hot Rods, Custom and Classic Vehicles Live music from "The Silverados" and DJ Jess Food and Bar facilities available PS Marion Short cruises on the day Shuttle bus running from the Mannum Football Oval for the public All proceeds to the Mannum Hospital Auxiliary

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Dates and times: April 12 (10 AM — 5 PM).

Mannum Riverside Markets

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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Dates and times: August 5 (9 AM — 2:30 PM). September 2 (9 AM — 2:30 PM). October 7 (9 AM — 2:30 PM). November 4 (9 AM — 2:30 PM). December 2 (9 AM — 2:30 PM). January 6 (9 AM — 2:30 PM). February 3 (9 AM — 2:30 PM). March 3 (9 AM — 2:30 PM). April 7 (9 AM — 2:30 PM). May 5 (9 AM — 2:30 PM). June 2 (9 AM — 2:30 PM). From July 1, 2018 to July 7, 2019. From July 7 to August 4. August 4 (9 AM — 2:30 PM). September 1 (9 AM — 2:30 PM). From August 4 to September 1. October 6 (9 AM — 2:30 PM). From September 1 to October 6. From October 6 to November 3. November 3 (9 AM — 2:30 PM). From November 3 to December 1. December 1 (9 AM — 2:30 PM). From December 1, 2019 to January 5, 2020. January 5 (9 AM — 2:30 PM). February 2 (9 AM — 2:30 PM). From January 5 to February 2. March 1 (9 AM — 2:30 PM). From February 2 to March 1. From March 1 to April 5. April 5 (9 AM — 2:30 PM). From April 5 to May 3. May 3 (9 AM — 2:30 PM). From May 3 to June 7. June 7 (9 AM — 2:30 PM). July 5 (9 AM — 2:30 PM). From June 7 to July 5. August 2 (9 AM — 2:30 PM). September 6 (9 AM — 2:30 PM).

Murray Bridge Jazz Festival

The Annual Festival of Traditional Jazz and Dixieland music is held in Murray Bridge on the third weekend in October. This Festival is the Premier Jazz Festival in South Australia and 2019 will feature top bands from interstate as well as local talent, we are working together with the Southern Jazz Club to encourage aspiring young musicians to participate. This 'not for profit' Festival is supported by the Rural City of Murray Bridge, Goodwood Community branch of the Bendigo Bank and the Southern Jazz Club.

Bands will perform on Friday at the Murray Bridge Golf Club and on Saturday in the Murray Bridge Town Hall and the Murray Bridge Hotel. Sunday morning on the Murray Bridge Hotel Balcony. Meals are available in the hotel and other venues close by. The Paddle Wheeler Captain Proud provides a river cruise with a band on board, also a Sunday Morning breakfast Cruise in 2019. Entry to all venues is by 'badge' .

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Dates and times: October 20 (9 AM — 5 PM). October 21 (9 AM — 5 PM). October 22 (9 AM — 5 PM). From October 20, 2018 to October 18, 2019. From October 18 to October 20.