Thinking about a trip to Waikerie's River Fringe?

Published: Wed, Feb 16 2022
Posted in General, Reviews
Adelaide Fringe van in front of Silo's in Waikerie
Waikerie. Photo: Adelaide Fringe, 2022.
 

Need something to do over the long weekend but not the planning type? Not to worry, we’ve got you covered with a 2 hour road trip to Waikerie - that’s about the length of a good podcast episode. 

River Fringe rolls into Waikerie on Sunday 13 March, packed full of only the good stuff! Join us on the Waikerie Riverfront for a day of markets, food, aerial acrobatics, comedy and more. Whether it’s a trip with your mates or a family getaway, we guarantee you’ll have a good time. 

The hilarious comedy duo from The Jack and Annie Show will be joined by a local aerial artist from Fit to Fly, Dolly Parton Dance Party (get ready for some boot-scootin’ fun!), alternative funk rockers and theatre makers George Glass, and writer and performer of 16 solo comedy shows, Gordon Southern

The fun doesn’t end there… Check out the range of events happening in Waikerie below!

River Fringe

Join us over the long weekend for a family-day-out by the river. Jam packed full of Fringe fun, markets, aerial acrobatics, food, juggling, and performances. This event is one of many in the freshly cultivated ‘River Fringe’ 10-day mini-festival. Enjoy the Rotary Riverfront markets from 1pm – 6pm with roaming entertainment and a bunch of stalls from all the local favourites. In the afternoon sun, plant yourself on Ferry Forest Hill to see the Adelaide Fringe Caravan (packed full of Fringe artists!) entertain crowds of all ages from 4pm into the evening.

Find out more here.

Ivan Aristeguietua

Australia’s favourite Venezuelan is one ‘Happy Papi’, and with a spring in his step, he is back on stage where he belongs. Like a chorizo in a vegan burrito, happiness can be found in the most unexpected of places.

As seen on 'Have You Been Paying Attention?', ‘Hughesy We Have A Problem’ and the Melbourne Comedy Festival Galas.

Find out more here.

Riverland Youth Showcase and Skills Workshop

Come and see these talented Riverland youngsters in their element!  Flying aerialists, twirling dancers, flipping acrobats, zany characters and more.  The hour-long show will be followed by a workshop open to all ages - learn how to do some of the amazing feats you just witnessed.

Find out more here.

Adelaide Fringe Comedy Superstars

Let us bring the best comedy from the Adelaide Fringe direct to your town. Your MC Gordon Southern is world-class UK stand up. He’s sourced the finest comedy performers to provide a guaranteed night of wall –to- wall laughter. 

Find out more here.

Riverland Silent Disco

Dance and sing your way through Loxton and Waikerie as part of the River Fringe! See your town as never before: a place of music, laughter, Disney sing-alongs and dance parties!

Each performance has a different theme so pick the party you want to be at!

Find out more here.

Riverfront Art Gallery

With river views as stunning as the artworks, a visit to this unique & private gallery is a must during RIVER FRINGE. Original artworks all created onsite, including kiln-fired glass art, canvas art works and award winning childrens books that teach young ones to care for the environment. Riverglen View Art Studio & Gallery is tucked away in an incredibly private and remote natural setting, but is a short drive from most Riverland towns. Take a short stroll to a breathtaking Cliff-top lookout.

Find out more here.

When the Fringe caravan rolls into Waikerie, you know things are about to get interesting… Check out the River Fringe List.