News and Events - February 2021
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LET'S GO REMINDERS
It's not been easy keeping track of events lately; cancellations, re-scheduling, confirmed dates and subsequent cancellations, who knows what's going on. To simplify this, Let’s Go Caravan Camping Show has set up an easy email reminder system to alert subscribers of show dates and ticket sale dates. Head to www.letsgocaravanandcamping.com.au/show-reminders-made-easy/ to register.
LET'S GO CARAVAN & CAMPING SHOW (SA)
Let’s Go Caravan Camping Show is back in action and soon to take over the Adelaide Showground. The event will showcase the latest caravans, campers, gear and accessories, and will feature live entertainment, seminars and plenty to keep the family entertained. The show runs from February 17-21, visit www.caravanandcampingsa.com.au for details.
BIRDSVILLE RACES 2021 TICKETS
Organisers of the Birdsville Races have confirmed that they're expecting the event to return in September of 2021. All visitors will be required to pre-purchase their tickets, to ensure ongoing Covid-safe practices. At this point, tickets are set to go on sale in May and are expected to be in high demand. Keep an eye on www.birdsvilleraces.com to make sure you don't miss out.
CARAVAN AND CAMPER THEFT ON THE RISE
Thieves have been busy in Melbourne's bayside suburbs during January, according to a 7News report. The recent growth in sales and growing demand for both new and second-hand RVs has been credited for the spate of thefts in suburbs including Mordialloc, Hampton, Parkdale and Black Rock.
If leaving your van or camper somewhere easily accessible, even if you're just parking it on the street for a night or two, be sure to use wheel clamps and a locked coupling. If buying a second-hand RV, be sure to check the VIN number.
PARRTJIMA FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS
Returning to Alice Springs in 2021 is the extremely popular Parrtjima – A Festival of Light. It will run 9–18 April.
The only Aboriginal festival of its kind in the world, Parrtjima uses the newest technology combined with storytelling, music and art to showcase stories of Australia’s oldest living culture. A major attraction of the festival is the lighting of the MacDonnell Ranges, which makes two kilometres of the landscape the largest light canvas in the world.
Produced by Creative Directors AGB Events, and delivered by NT Major Events Company, Parrtjima will be curated by Rhoda Roberts AO. The chosen theme if Future Kultcha, which focusses on intergenerational wisdom and celebrates the next generation through music, light art, workshops, performances, talks, and more.
The full program is to come but will include a brand-new under the stars dining experience Merne. Pronounced mer-na, loosely translating as ‘food’ from the local Arrente language, this will be held Saturday 10 April.
Guests will enjoy a dining adventure delivered by bushfood guru Rayleen Brown, who is co-founder of Kungkas Can Cook and sources organic bushfood straight from the Central Desert. The evening will finish with a program of entertainment.
Access to the light installations is free, while tickets to Merne are $250pp. To book and for more information, visit parrtjimaustralia.com.au