Loxton’s 62nd Mardi Gras will start Friday 22nd February, at 6.30pm, with a Scouts SA Family BBQ at the Rotunda followed by the free Disney movie, ‘Up”, on a big screen at 7.00pm.
Saturday from 9.00am there will be market, craft and food stalls and music till 10.45am when the parade, of about 60 floats, will be opened by the Mayor. The parade will be followed by street activities – the Nuriootpa Town Band, food, the stalls and fun for children and adults, including ‘Circus Elements’. About 1.00pm announcements at the Rotunda will include the Float, Shop Window Competition and Mardi Gras Ambassador 2019 winners. At 5.00pm Nippy’s Loxton Gift commences at the oval (free entry).
Sunday morning at 8.30 the Mardi Gras Appreciation Service will be held at the Rotunda, Honouring WWII SA Military Nurse, Eileen Callaghan and local volunteers and a presentation will be made to 2019 Mardi Gras Flagbearers.
A wreath will be laid at the Rotunda memorial stone.