Rivafest continues to build a strong reputation as the premier craft beverage and food event for the region. The scheduling of the event, held every year in January, during the Riverland’s peak tourism time, has proved to be successful and provides a great opportunity for our local boutique craft beverage producers and caterers to showcase their products and receive maximum exposure. The event features live entertainment with acoustic tunes from the Party Club Band duo taking patrons through the early part of the evening before the five piece band play your favourite dance tunes well into the night!

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Riverland Dinghy Derby

Since 1981 the Dinghy Derby has been the pinnacle of dinghy racing in the world, held over 100km in the unique river and creek systems around Renmark in South Australia. Teams race for the glory of becoming one of the selected few to win this prestigious race, held on the first Sunday in February each year, operating 6 rounds, with the event concluding in October. The Derby caps off a huge weekend of racing with the Renmark Club Dash for Cash held at the Renmark water front, under lights.

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Riverland Rock and Roll Festival

“Rock” the weekend away with the annual Riverland Rock and Roll Festival, held in Waikerie on the first weekend in May each year. A “star studded event”, full of entertainment for the family, featuring live acts from some of the worlds most famous rock bands and solo artists, this is one event you sure will not want to miss.

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Renmark Riverfront Markets

Held in July each year, the Renmark Riverfront Markets are set on the beautiful Renmark Riverfront. The Markets are an opportunity for talented local people to showcase their business whether is be freshly made produce, handmade items or to explore some of the locally owned two storey houseboats. The event caters for the whole family and has live entertainment and lots of activities for the kids to enjoy whilst the rest of the family can have a taste of the Riverland.

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Riverland Food and Wine Festival

Set in a unique environment on the bank of the mighty Murray River at Berri and shaded by huge riverside trees, the Riverland Wine & Food Festival, held in October each year, is an opportunity to get together with your friends and enjoy the “sweet indulgence” that the Riverland has to offer – local wine, beer, cider, sangria, and delicious food accompanied by live entertainment and an incredible atmosphere, all in one place – the beautiful riverfront in Berri. This section of the riverfront has shade aplenty and complete lawn cover so provides an excellent location for this event.

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Renmark Rose Festival

The Renmark Rose Festival is one of the largest festivals of its type in the southern hemisphere. Held in October, the festival attracts thousands of visitors into Renmark and the surrounding Riverland towns. Highlights of the festival include the magnificent floral display in the Renmark Institute building, the festival fair and grand opening, open gardens, a range of workshops and exhibitions and gala dinner on the banks of the River Murray.

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Riverland Speedway

The Riverland Speedway is located on the Sturt Highway at Calperum and operates once a month, for 5-6 months of the year, generally during the Spring and Summer months, predominately from November to April. The speedway is a venue for sedans, open wheeled sections, karts, solos, sidecars and classics. The track surface is a combination of crusher dust and clay and is shaped like a ‘D’, extending 330 metres long.

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Novita Mighty River Run

Join SA’s largest charity flotilla along the Mighty River Murray – supporting kids living with disability in South Australia. Established by Patrons, John Riddell (Channel 7), Jason “Snowy” Carter and Russell Ebert, The Mighty River Run takes up to 40 boats and their crews on a six-day trip along the Murray in the month of November.

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