Community & Annual Events
There’s always something happening in the Murray River, Lakes and Coorong region. Highlights include the Moonlight Kayak Tour in November, Mannum's Sounds by the River rock concert in January, country horse races throughout the year, canoe and kayak race: Floatfest and the Murray Bridge Jazz Festival in October. Join the locals who flock to country shows and markets held throughout the region. You'll also find sunset kayak tours, dinghy cruises, concerts and live performances.
- Karoonda Farm Fair
- Mypolonga Farmers Market & Car Boot Sale
- Mannum Riverside Markets
- Murray Bridge Country Markets or Fair days
- Murray Bridge Cup
- Bow hill 2 Day Kayak Fishing Competition
Parks and Sporting Facilities
Although many of the Murray Bridge attractions are water based, such as skiing and swimming, there are many exciting land attractions that are also well worth a visit. Murray Bridge boasts many sporting and leisure clubs.
Just out of Murray Bridge there is a new open range zoo and breeding ground for arid and grassland animals at the Monarto Safari Park. Many species of animals can roam this 1000 hectare site. Tourists have the opportunity to take a Safari Bus around the park with a personal guide.
Just south of Murray Bridge is The Bend Motor Sport Park for auto enthusiasts of all varieties.
There are many parks and reserves located in Murray Bridge, however, the jewel in the crown of Murray Bridge, is Sturt Reserve - a magnet for outdoor pleasure and fun for local and international visitors alike.
This breathtaking reserve is located on the banks of the mighty Murray River, and is perfect for relaxing with a picnic, strolling along the foreshore and making the most of majestic river views and local birdlife. Barbecues and shelters are available and several commercial restaurant facilities also feature for those who enjoy more traditional dining.
For people with a bit more energy to burn, there are plenty of great quality outdoor facilities to keep you entertained. A large safely fenced and sheltered playground with a great big pirate ship will keep young ones entertained for hours. Swings rockers, a spinning drum, seesaw and flying fox ensure there is plenty of activities to choose from.
For teenagers there is a Skate Park and what is affectionately known as the "Rage Cage". The skate park features a concrete structure for skateboarding and bicycles and the skate ramp is a steel constructed half pipe. The Rage Cage is a structure suitable for basketball, netball, hockey, soccer and other sports.
One of the most popular additions to the park is an outdoor gym which includes a butterfly press, easy rider, stepper, rowing machine, shoulder press and lat pull down, calf trainer, ad hip swinger and cycle seat, and these facilities are available to all members of the public.
Sturt Reserve is also home to the only swing specially design for people with a disability in the district. The key for this swing is available from the Visitors Information Centre and Riverscape Cafe.
Sturt Reserve also plays host to a range of water sports and activities including swimming, rowing, boating and fishing. This reserve is also houseboat friendly and mooring sites are available.
Regular annual events at Sturt Reserve include the Ski Racing SA State Titles, Sufferfest Triathlon, Murray Bridge Christmas Pageant, Festival, & Fireworks Spectacular, New Year Eve show and Fireworks and the International Pedal Prix.
Housing in Murray Bridge
The median sales price for houses in Murray Bridge in the last year was $225,000 based on 199 home sales and the weekly median advertised rent is $225. This is dependent on the size and location of the property. Compared to the same period five years ago, the median house sales price for houses decreased 1.5% which equates to a compound annual growth rate of -0.3%.