Rev Up Your August: 5 Unmissable Events and Adventures Await

As August draws near, get ready to ignite your excitement for five exhilarating events taking place in or just a short drive from Murray Bridge.
Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to make the most of your August!

1. Mannum River Lights: A Dazzling Riverside Spectacle

Mannum lights festival
Mannum – 25 minutes drive from Bridgeport Hotel
Date: 4th – 13th August 2023

Gather your family and experience the magic of Mannum River Lights, a free event that will illuminate the charming town of Mannum in the heart of the Riverland. Partnering with Illuminate Adelaide and the Government of South Australia, the South Australian Tourism Commission brings you ten days and nights of mesmerizing installations and breathtaking light displays.

Explore cutting-edge art, technology, and the wonders of the Murray River as you stroll along Mannum’s main street. Captivating experiences await!

2. 2023 OTR Supersprint

The Bend Supercars OTR supercars race

Location: The Bend Motorsport Park – 27 minutes drive from Bridgeport Hotel
Date: 18th – 20th August

Calling all motorsport enthusiasts! Prepare for an adrenaline-pumping weekend at The Bend Motorsport Park as it hosts the Repco Supercars Championship for the 7th time in 2023.

Get ready to witness world-class racing action and experience the thrill. But the fun doesn’t stop there! Rock along with iconic Australian band The Choirboys and award-winning alt-rock artists Kingswood during the event.

Additional attractions feature Matt Mingay’s Hotwheels and Silver Sharks aerial stunt show, an expanded Family Zone for families to enjoy, and an exciting new Karting Championship for motorsport enthusiasts.

Make sure to grab your tickets early and secure your spot at this heart-pounding motorsport extravaganza!

3. Murray Bridge Street Party
Murray Bridge Street Party

Location: Outside the Bridgeport Hotel
Date: Thursday 17th August 2023 4.30pm-6.30pm

The Murray Bridge Street Party will be in full swing just outside the Bridgeport Hotel, coinciding with the OTR Supersprint event. The atmosphere will be buzzing with excitement as Supercars drivers grace the occasion, making appearances and signing autographs.
There will also be impressive displays of race cars and road cars, promising an unforgettable experience for all attendees.

On Friday 18th Bridgeport Hotel also has a driver signing event with Team 18 scheduled – consider booking a table for lunch and make the most of this fantastic event! More details to be released on our social media pages soon!

Team 18 signing

Team 18 signing

4. Ngarrindjeri Weaving Workshop

Ngarrindjeri Weaving Workshop with Aunty Ellen Trevorrow
Murray Bridge Regional Gallery– 4 minutes drive from Bridgeport Hotel
Date: Sunday 27th August 10am-4pm

No matter your level of experience, whether you’re a beginner or an advanced weaver, this workshop is designed to accommodate all. It presents a unique opportunity to learn the intricacies of Ngarrindjeri weaving from a highly skilled and knowledgeable Ngarrindjeri Elder. Discover the significance of reeds like Cyperus gymnacaulos and Cyperus vaginatus, including where to locate them, or even how to cultivate them in your very own backyard for future weaving endeavors.

Join us for a memorable day and weave your own cherished masterpiece under the expert guidance of Aunty Ellen Trevorrow!

5. Cellar Treasures: 10 Days of Treasures Festival in Langhorne Creek

Cellar Treasures: 10 Days of Treasures Festival in Langhorne Creek
Langhorne Creek Wine Region – 31 minutes drive from Bridgeport Hotel
Date: 11th – 20th August

For wine enthusiasts and culture lovers, the Cellar Treasures festival in Langhorne Creek Wine Region is a must-attend event. This year’s festival promises an indulgent, immersive, and enlightening experience suitable for all ages. With over 40 diverse events hosted by more than 10 wineries, you’re in for a wine-filled treat!

From vineyard walks with Australia’s best winemakers to live music in an airfield hangar and a spectacular light show in the town center, this festival will captivate your senses. Get ready to savor the rarest and finest wines the region has to offer over ten delightful days.

August is packed with excitement and adventure in South Australia, and these five events near Bridgeport Hotel are just a short drive away.
So, mark your calendars, bring your friends and family and get ready to create lasting memories this August!