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!
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.
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.
Renmark Riverfront Markets
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.
Renmark Rose Festival
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.
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.