Spice up your social calendar at the Bridgeport

The start of summer on the Murray River is shaping up a little differently this year, and while we wait for the high flows to subside, we’re taking every other opportunity in the region to enjoy the river in any way we can.

One example is spending our time, overlooking the historic twin bridges at the $45 million, six-storey, riverfront Bridgeport Hotel. Recently announced as Australia’s best regional hotel, this incredible venue provides one of the most epic front terraces, allowing visitors to take in the sight of the mighty Murray from high above it.

The bonus this summer, is that it will also be putting on its biggest calendar of events which will help spice up your weekends, and allow you to support the Murray River communities, even when some of the on-water activities are limited.

What's coming up

Take a read of the shows, celebrations and good vibes you can grab tickets for now:

1. Dinner & Drag: 3 December

While you have your calendar out, mark 3 December as busy… because you’ll be having outrageous fun at the Bridgeport’s Dinner & Drag Show. You’ll be spoiled with a two-course dinner, glass of bubbles, and a live show from Hungry Jackie and her Queens. The evening assures glitz, glamour, giggles and fabulous entertainment.

2. Deck the Halls at the Bridgeport: 9 December

The festive season is best spent with your loved ones, that’s why the Bridgeport is offering an all-inclusive dining package for 9 December. As a table of 10, you’ll indulge in a 3-course dinner, 4-hour beverage package, and live entertainment. It’s the classic Christmas feast – with more fun and less dishes.

3. Gin & Jazz New Year’s Eve: 31 December

Party like its 1999 with a 3-course dinner, 3-hour beverage package, gin tasting flight and jazz band. With good vibes guaranteed as the clock strikes midnight, it’s the perfect way to welcome in the New Year.

4. Fringe Festival: 17 Feb – 17 March

Once the festive season finishes, it’s on to the fun of the Fringe. The Bridgeport Hotel is an official Fringe venue for 2023 and has plenty of fun events lined up for February and March, including:

  • 17 Feb: We are Woman Here Us Roar
  • 19 Feb: Paint N Sip x 2 sessions
  • 24 Feb: Redneck Greenie
  • 25 Feb: The Dodgy Drag Divas
  • 25 Feb: Me ‘N’ Me Mates – Australian Songs and Yarns
  • 26 Feb: Unpredictable Magic
  • 2 & 3 March: Closure at a Self-Serve Checkout
  • 4 March: The Dodgy Drag Divas
  • 10 March: Funny Adelaide on Tour
  • 17 March: Granny Flaps


Plus, stick around for accoustic sessions in the lounge each Friday night (7:30-10:30pm) and Sunday (2pm-5pm).

Elevate the event experience in one of the Bridgeport’s contemporary river view rooms. Boasting the exceptional Murray Bridge landscape, one peak out the window will inspire you to explore the region.

The added bonus, is that if you’re an overnight guest you can use the gorgeous infinity pool perched alongside the cocktail bar – the perfect way to cool off this summer.

More to explore

A weekend in Murray Bridge will immerse you in food, nature and action experiences. To get up close and personal with your room’s river view, book a guided kayak tour with Freedom Boat Hire where the experts will take you to the best spots along the water.

If you’d prefer an inland adventure, a short trip to Monarto will land you at the largest safari park outside of Africa, where you can get in touch with your wild side. The Monarto Safari Park team recently unveiled the Land of the Lemurs, the newest place to spend time with everyone’s favourite Madagascar character.

Plus, on top of all the other great features at the redeveloped visitor centre, there’s also a 32-metre-wide mural of the park’s animals, in a piece they call Monarto’s Great Race – this is incredibly popular with the kiddos (and for those who love art, discover more with a visit to the Murray Bridge Regional Art Gallery).

Our region has everything you need to soak up summer, so fill your social calendar with an event at the Bridgeport, stay for the weekend, and make unforgettable memories.