Mid Murray Council district's calendar for February, March, April packed with music, sport, vehicle, religious events

Jimmy Barnes is one of the headlining acts of Sounds by the River. Photo: Nic Walker.
Jimmy Barnes is one of the headlining acts of Sounds by the River. Photo: Nic Walker.

There is no shortage of things to do in the Mid Murray district - the next couple of months are jam-packed with a variety of events for everyone.

Music, sport, vehicle, and religious events plus the Mannum Agricultural Show are all on the Mid Murray Council's schedule.

Mayor Dave Burgess said the series of events would lead to an increase in visitor numbers and give the local economy a much-needed boost.

"We're excited to see the return of some of our region's most popular events over the coming months," he said.

"Council continues to monitor the COVID-19 situation in our state and nationally and will work with event organisers if there are any changes that impact public health and safety.

"However, we're delighted there are multiple events on our calendar that our community and visitors can look forward to over coming months, and which will provide significant stimulus for our economy."

First up are two events at Mannum's Mary Ann Reserve: Worship Under the Stars on Thursday, February 25, and the Mannum Fun Run and Walk on Sunday, February 28.

The Mannum Agricultural Show is at Mannum Showground on Saturday, March 6 and Sounds by the River is at Mannum Golf Course on Saturday, March 27.

April is set to be busy, with the Morgan Easter Bazaar and Auction on April 3, St Martin's Lutheran Church Easter Sunday breakfast on April 4, Mannum Rowing Regatta at Mary Ann Reserve on April 10, Classic Car and Motorbike 'Run to the Reach' on April 18, and River Murray Boat Owners Association of SA's River Ramble on April 28-29.

There will also be Anzac Day services at Mannum, Morgan, and Swan Reach on Sunday, April 25.

Mr Burgess said the fact all these events were going ahead was a testament to those who worked hard to adapt and ensure they could be run in a COVID-Safe manner.

"Last year was challenging for many community groups and event organisers with restrictions forcing event cancellations and changes, often at the last minute," he said.

"That had flow-on impacts for our business community and tourism and hospitality sectors, as well as for our residents who have also enjoyed the fun and social connection these events bring.

"Council staff have been working closely with event organisers to help out as events change, in order to meet the current community health measures in place."

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