Splash of cash for month-long event

A New Year's Eve fireworks display on the Murray bridge was one of the activities at the 2020 Murray River Splash event. Photo - William Bailey.

A New Year's Eve fireworks display on the Murray bridge was one of the activities at the 2020 Murray River Splash event. Photo - William Bailey.

Enjoying the coming summer could be even more fun with a family festival at Sturt Reserve being bigger and brighter than before.

Funding of $30,000 has been granted to the Murray River Splash through the Federal Government's Regional Tourism Bushfire Recovery Grants program.

The Murray River Splash, which is hosted by the Rural City of Murray Bridge, has been running from New Year's Eve until Australia Day, with a series of day and night activities for children and families.

Member for Barker Tony Pasin said the funding would be used for promotion of the event to people outside of the region and to expand the range of programs and activities for kids.

"With COVID-19 restrictions easing, and planning for events and projects starting again, it's fantastic that Murray Bridge can benefit from this federal funding for their River Murray Splash event," Mr Pasin said.

"Not only will this encourage visitors to the region over summer bringing with them their summer holiday spending money, but it will be a great morale boost for the local Murray Bridge community after a tough year of restrictions."

The Regional Tourism Bushfire Recovery Grant Program was created to encourage tourism recovery to protect jobs, small businesses and local economies.