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We would like to especially acknowledge the Riverland community for their enthusiastic support of the February 2021 Loxton 64th Mardi Gras. We were pleased to be able to stage such a successful and popular event and, in the process, show the community that even under Covid restrictions it could still happen.

We look forward to continued community support during the 65th event in April 2022.  Our theme will be ‘Celebration’ so everyone can again let their creativity shine with a parade float.

We look forward to strong community participation as we continue this long standing family festival into the future.

Thank you one and all.

The 2021 Loxton Mardi Gras Community Ambassador was Rosy McConnell sponsored by the Rotary Club of Loxton. 

Rosy McConnell sponsored by the Rotary Club of Loxton was named the 2021 Charity Ambassador. 

Sally Wendland who was sponsored by Loxton Pharmacies is our 2021 Senior Ambassador. 

Trinny Nitschke sponsored by Loxton Home Hardware was named the 2021 Junior Ambassador representative.

A huge congratulations and thank you to all our 2021 Ambassadors and their sponsors.

The Murray Pioneer Shop Window Competition winner was Loxcare. A big thank you to the shops that decorated their windows to the "Nature" theme.

The Parade float competition winners were:

Most Outstanding float $500 donated by Tankard Dental Riverland: Loxton Lutheran School

Best Ambassador float $250 donated by the Bill Ebert Family: Trinny Nitschke  (Loxton Home Hardware)

Best "Nature" themed float $250 donated by Loxton Health Centre: Matilda Williams (MGE Enterprises)

Best School float $250 donated by Riverland & Mallee Conveyancers P/L: Loxton Primary School

Most Humorous float $250 donated by Altschwager Family Funerals: Loxton Ladies Probus

Encouragement Award $250 donated by Ronco Motors: St Alberts Catholic School

The parade consisted of over 50 floats which were preceded by Vintage and Classic vehicles  making for a wonderful atmosphere. Also participating in the parade were 2021 flagbearers Denis & Mary Hann and Loxton Citizen of the year David Kimber. 

Loxton Mardi Gras Ambassadors

2022 Community Ambassadors

Keira Fielding-Loxton Club

Angel Hockey-Rotary Club of Loxton

2022 Senior Ambassadors

Ray Edwards-Friends of Mill Corner Historical Precinct

Jo Hentschke-Eternal Yoga & Wellness

2022 Junior Ambassadors

Amelia Semmler-Mammoth Fitness

Natalia Burgemeister-Little Town Productions

Hannah Hampel-Browns Well Football Club

Eliza Albrecht-CS Accounting

Anwen Dalzell-D & C Dalzell Avocados

Appreciation Service

CFS Volunteers at the Appreciation Servi

8.30am East Terrace Rotunda

Honouring World War II SA Nursing Sister Patricia Cashmore, 2021 Mardi Gras Flag Bearers Denis & Mary Hann. 

Feedback and comments


Loxton 63rd Mardi Gras 2020 took place Saturday in Loxton with a street parade. Have to hand it to Loxton, when they put on a parade, they PUT ON a parade with it being a real community event. If you have never seen or been to the Loxton Mardi Gras, put it on your calendar for 2021. GS

Thanks for a great market site at the Mardi Gras. Being under the trees and on the lawn was fantastic.

Hope it was a successful day for you, as it was for me.

Cheers and thanks J M

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