Long Weekend Fun

October 2019

The weather forecast this long weekend? Sunshine baby! Slip, slop, slap and get  some #rivertime! Prepare yourselves for a fun-filled weekend with a huge range of events across the whole region.


Start on Friday night with Friday Night Live at Eleni's at Mallee Estate. Listen to the live music on the lawns by Riverland band 'Jaam' and enjoy their new outdoor menu and cocktails. Or head to the main bar at the Loxton Hotel and enjoy their great local inspired menu followed by 'Crosstown Ramblers' live from 9pm. You're spoilt for choice with 23rd Street Distillery 'Distillery Nights' as well! Dine in their new restaurant from 6pm with live entertainment by Nick & Tash duo or head there on Sunday for for lawn games, cocktails, & more with Sunday session sounds on the lawn by Tom Ganly from 12noon!

Bassham Wines are hosting a Riverland Small Wine Makers Collaborative Cellar Door day on Sunday from 10:30am-4:30pm. As well as their own great wines they will also be hosting 919 Wines, Top Block Wines, Spook Hill Wines, Mundoo Ridge Wines, Junnare Wines, Whistling Kite Wines and Back Verandah Wines! Accompanied by El Gringos Mexican Street Food, Sassy Brews coffee, sweets and burgers, cheese platters and music by The Bowerbirds, its set to be a great day out!

The Woolshed Brewery are celebrating the long weekend each day from 11am-5pm with Pete's Pizza and live music on Saturday and Sunday & Awesome Hotdogs on Monday! 

Try out the new Sangria flavours at Caudo Vineyard and enjoy live entertainment on Saturday and Sunday as well as their delicous wood oven pizzas, from 10:30am-5pm!



Love finding a bargain?! The Riverland West Chamber of Commerce are running their Garage Sale Trail in Waikerie, Cadell, Morgan & Blanchetown on Saturday and Sunday from 9am-4pm. Find out more here.

To Market to Market!!..There's a range of markets happening around the region. Find one that's for you or visit them all and do your own Riverland Market trail!

Head to the Waikerie Street Festival from 9am to 2pm. Incorporating with the Waikerie Markets there will also be family entertainment including Craig the Clown, mini golf, face painting, music by Trick Acoustic and more. Magic 93.1 will also be broadcasting live.  Find out more here. PLUS afterwards at 6:30pm in the Waikerie institute is the Family Movie Night, showing the Lego Movie 2.

The Renmark Riverfront Markets are happening on the Renmark riverfront on Saturday from 9am-2pm with 40+ stalls with a variety of products, food and beverages, 'Healthy Mind, Healthy Body’ activities for kids AND The SA State HOG Rally will also have their Show ‘n’ Shine event from 10am to 12pm with 230+ Harley Davidson’s on display! Find out more here.

Then on Sunday are the Barmera Main Street Markets from 9am-1pm with a variety of stalls and entertainment!

The Annual Loxton Spring show is celebrating its 100th Birthday on Sunday and Monday from 8:30-5pm with full display of exhibits, plenty of rides, food and entertainment available and for the first time The Australian Sheaf Tossing will be an added feature to this years show! Find out more here.

Of course with weather like this you'll also be jumping at the chance to get out on the water! Our beautiful Murray River and Lake Bonney are waiting for you! It's a watersport lovers paradise!

Looking to do something a little more low key? Relax by the river and try your luck at catching a fish or explore the creeks in a kayak, grab the dinghy and go for a cruise and have a picnic, take the family to one of the many playgrounds or experience all the local food and beverage offerings.


To see the full range of events in the Riverland this weekend check out our Riverland Event Calendar.

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Images: South Australian Tourism Commission, Destination Riverland, Bassham Wines, Mallee Estate, Barmera Main Street Markets