Fireworks will headline New Year’s Eve celebrations for Murray Bridge locals as they welcome in a brighter 2021.
The Rural City is hosting a free COVIDSafe ticketed event for locals on the foreshore from 5 on Thursday 31 December.
Mayor Brenton Lewis said residents deserve a night out to relax and safely reconnect after a difficult year.
“Fireworks from the bridge last year were amazing and well received by the community, so this year we have a little something extra we know residents will love," Mayor Lewis said.
A Kidzone on the foreshore will give families a taste of what is instore for the Murray River Splash Festival in January, including a rock climbing wall, giant hamster balls, laser tag, inflatable water slide, mini golf, bouncy castle, bungee trampoline and roving performers.
Local musicians Collective Cabaret, Chasing Lights and Hannah Smith will provide the tunes and food trucks will provide options for dinner.
Gates open 5pm at Sturt Reserve with the fireworks display launching at 9.45pm from the Murray Bridge road bridge. Road closures will be in place.
To ensure a COVIDSafe environment where contact tracing can be achieved, the event will be fenced and free tickets must be booked at eventbrite.com.au/e/murray-bridge-new-years-eve-tickets-124497319835.
Do not attend the event if you have flu like symptoms, have been interstate within the last 14 days or are generally unwell.
Sturt Reserve is a dry zone so no alcohol is allowed. The event will finish at 10pm.