Lots of Choices for a Long Weekend Getaway over the Queen’s Birthday weekend 6-8 June
A three day break presents an ideal opportunity to escape the city rush and get out into the country. Many of our towns and regions are hosting unique events catering for a wide range of interests; here are some of them.
Melrose Fat Tyre Festival
5-8 June, Flinders Ranges and Outback
The Melrose Fat Tyre Festival welcomes mountain bike riders of all ages and abilities to come and test out their skills on the well renowned trails around beautiful Melrose in the Flinders Ranges. The long weekend is very family-orientated offering events for children, BMX jump displays, modular pump track, giant games, and street parties with stalls, food, live music, entertainment, and awesome giveaways Events include Mini D time trials, mountain bike orienteering, modular pump track mountain bike/BMX skills clinics, bike maintenance courses and guided rides for all abilities.
Sea and Vines
5-8 June, Fleurieu Peninsula
Savour the flavours of the Fleurieu. Wine, food, music, tastings, long lunches and more are in store at this much-loved event. It’s the perfect way to explore the region and discover new wineries in the company of friends and family. www.mclarenvaleseaandvines.com.au
SA Truck and Ute Show
7 June, Mannum
An array of new and vintage trucks and utes will be showcased at this event, which takes place in the main street of Mannum. Enjoy food, craft and a mini market, along with an area for children’s entertainment. www.murrayriver.com.au
SA Geocachers June Long Weekend Event
6-8 June, Mundulla
If you are into geocaching you shoudn’t miss the South Australian geocaching community’s annual get-together, being held this year at Mundulla, near Bordertown in the state’s south east. This great event involves a little bit of competition, a lot of socialising and plenty of fun, all based around the geocaching game. Carto Graphics are pleased to be sponsoring the mapping for this event and presenting a GPS to a young “Rising Star”. http://www.geocaching.com/geocache/GC5R78B_mythical-mundulla-mayhem-jlwe-2015?guid=338028fe-4003-49b2-b368-97add67459f9
SA Country Music Awards
5-8 June, Barmera
The South Australian Country Music Festival & Awards has for the past 37 years remained the Biggest and the most Prestigious of its kind in the State. New and Young Talent is discovered every year and Presentations will be made at the South Australian Awards Concert at 7pm on Sat 6th June in Bonney Theatre Barmera – for Bookings please phone Barmera Visitor Information Centre on 08-85882289.
Known as the “Friendly Festival” it also boasts a Country Music Hall of Fame and a Hands of Fame Park.
The SA Sunday Spectacular will be held in the Barmera Monash Football Club and is another highlight with beautiful Lake Bonney as a backdrop to the day long show. National artists along with the best South Australian talent will appear at some ninety shows over ten days in twenty venues and shows are held indoors or in heated marquees. http://www.riverlandcountrymusic.com/
There’s lots to do and see in our great state, head out there and enjoy it.