What's on in the Riverland this Spring

There’s always something happening in the Riverland. Food and wine events, riverside markets and music festivals make up a packed annual schedule each year, enticing family and friend groups from across the state. There’s lots happening this Spring, so in this article we let you know what’s on in the Riverland. Take you pick and plan your next Weekend Escape around your favourite event as we tell you what’s on in the Riverland this Spring.

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Events in the Riverland in Spring 2022

The Riverland hosts a wealth of events each year, drawing people in from Adelaide and all parts of the state. In fact, the region is proud to have some of the best events and festivals in regional South Australia. Take a look at some upcoming events in the Riverland this Spring.

Let the good times flow!

Riverland Rose and Garden Festival Opening Night Dinner

Date: 14th October

Riverland Rose and Garden Festival is an annual event which brings together and celebrates the beautiful Riverland region.

On the 14th of October, an opening night degustation dinner at Eleni’s Restaurant, Mallee Estate, will start off the festivities! The exciting menu is set to tantalise the tastebuds of visitors and locals alike.

Enjoy bubbles and canapes on the Estate lawn at 5.45pm before moving to the hall for a fabulous menu with live music. The fun theme of ‘Whimsical Garden Party’, encourages a dress code of pastels and floral prints!

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Riverland Small Winemakers Showcase 2022

Dates: 21st – 23rd October

Riverland is an exciting, up-and-coming wine region in South Australia. Comprised of mainly large scale wineries, in recent years increasing numbers of small wine producers have emerged. At the 2022 Riverland Small Winemakers Showcase, venues in the region encourage you to stay and play.

On Friday night the event will begin with a wine and food themed movie at Top Block Wines. On Saturday, small winemakers open their doors for a range of wine and food events as well as entertainment.

Finally, on Sunday, an all-day brunch at the Riverland Wine Centre keeps the party going, followed by karaoke and wine cocktails.

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Riverland Field Days

Dates: 16th – 17th September

Riverland Field Days is a great event for the whole family. With 350 exhibitors and approximately 30 food vendors, visitors can spend the day tasting the Riverland and its unique produce.

But it’s not just food and drink. In fact, it’s an exhibition for all things outdoors. You’ll find products for horticulture and broad acre growers as well as a Caravan and Camping expo. Check out and dream about the latest caravans, camping boating equipment.

For those who like a spot of shopping, a range of giftware, jewellery and other shopping options will entertain the whole family.

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Renmark Riverfront Markets

Dates: 30th September – 1st October

Start the October School Holidays right, with a visit to the Riverland! The Renmark Riverfront Markets will keep you entertained for the day, with its range of stallholders, local food trucks, coffee and lawn games.

With its idyllic riverside location, you won’t find it hard to spend hours in the sun enjoying the tastes and atmosphere of the Riverland.

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The Deep North Renmark

Dates: 21st October

Fancy something a little different? The Deep North Renmark is a musical and theatrical performance celebrating African Australian communities. A combination of hip hop, afro-beat, R’n’B, theatre and multimedia, celebration the diverse African Australian diaspora at this event in Renmark.

The excellent performance – presented by South Australian Playwrights Theatre – reveals the empowering story about a girl finding her voice, the meaning of home and what it means to live across two, or more, countries. It’s the first African Australian musical!

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Loxton Historic Village Alive Day

Date: 29th October

Loxton Historic Village Alive Day is a great event for families, and it’s educational too! Working exhibits such as shearing, blacksmithing, whip cracking and more, helpful visitors understand what it was like in Australia during European settlement.

Enjoy free horse and cart rides as well as food and market stalls.

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SA Weekend Escapes Top Hotel Pick!

Now that you know what’s on in the Riverland this Spring, it’s time to book a getaway!

Berri Hotel is located in the heart of Berri, South Australia. Sat right next to the river with great riverbank views, the hotel offers a range of accommodation options for your visit.

During your stay, you’ll have access to a wonderful pool as well as the award-wining Berri Hotel Bistro.

To book your room at the Berri Hotel, click here. 

To find out more about thing to do in the Riverland, check out our Ultimate Guide.