Friday 26/2/21 - Saturday 27/2/21 - Sunday 28/2/21
Loxton celebrated its 63rd Mardi Gras on Friday 28th February,
Saturday 29th February and
Sunday 1st March, 2020.
The year's theme was 'PLAY'
The Mardi Gras is a family fun day, with money raised going towards community projects.
Most years the event raises thousands of dollars through the efforts of many volunteers.
NIPPY'S LOXTON MARDI GRAS GREAT MAIN STREET DOWNHILL UNDERARM ORANGE BOWLING EVENT
About noon, immediately after the parade
Teams of 1-5 "bowlers"
Entry is free
The "Bowls" are oranges donated by Nippy"s
"The green" is down Loxton's main street East Terrace from Council Chambers towards Hotel
We thank Nippy's, Loxton Pizza Bar, Asian Feast Loxton, Loxton Ice Works and OTR Loxton French Road our sponsors of this fun event.
- 6.30 pm Scouts SA Family
BBQ with Free Family Film
"Finding Nemo" (G) commencing at 7 pm
Food, donuts and drinks available
-East Terrace lawns and street
Market and Food Stalls
Activities for the children
Riverland Brass Band
Nippy's Loxton Mardi Gras Great Main-Street Downhill Underarm Orange Bowling Event
Nuriootpa Town Band
12-2pm Food and Market Stalls
-1pm Announcement of the Loxton News window display and Float winners.
- Presentation and Crowning of Ambassadors
- 5pm to 10 pm - Loxton oval
Nippys Loxton Gift.
Sunday - Rotunda
-8.30am Mardi Gras Appreciation Service honouring WWII SA Military Nurse Matron Irene Drummond and 2020 Flag bearers Eric & Lois Rathjen
East Terrace from 9am
For all food, craft and other market stalls please contact Nola Schulz on 0407 845 790
Loxton's Mardi Gras is one of Australia's longest-running community parades and provides an opportunity to come together and celebrate our town and greater district.
This year is the 125th anniversary of farming in the area! Even amidst the pressure of ongoing drought and more recently the devastating start to the bushfire season across Australia, we have much to celebrate and be proud of.
This is why our theme of "Play" was so important. This gave us a chance to embrace a day of Play!
Thank you to all who showed their sense of "Play" in presenting who they are and what they do with a float and to the sponsors of the float prizes.
Loxton Mardi Gras Ambassadors
2020 Community Ambassadors
Nicole Langford-Loxton Club
Bec McDonald-Collins Industrial Distributors
2020 Charity Ambassadors
Melissa Blythman-Rotary Club of Loxton
2020 Senior Ambassadors
Ray Edwards-Friends of Mill Corner Historical Precinct
2020 Junior Ambassadors
Amelie Arnold-Natural Resources SA Murray Darling Basin
Sav Perre-Loxton United Soccer Club
Ebony Strother-MGE Industrial Cleaning Supplies
Sophie Summers-Bohdi & Rose Hair & Body Boutique
Matthew Puckey-Rosie Clark Dance Studio's
Please support our sponsors