Live Entertainment

BIRDSVILLE RACES PROGRAM OF EVENTS

7:00AM – 9:00AM daily

K9 mix and Mingle

Birdsville Oval. BYO dog.

Hourly from 9:00AM – 2:00PM

Movie Screening “Diamantina Spirit”

Wirrarri Theatrette

4:00PM – 5:00PM

Diamante Bra Strap Presentation

MY’ER (near the info centre entrance)

4:30PM

Desert Edge Big Red Sunset Tour

Wirrarri Information Centre. Bookings Essential.

7:00AM – 9:00AM daily

K9 mix and Mingle

Birdsville Oval. BYO dog.

9:00AM – 11:00AM

Happy Hookers

Wirrarri Info Centre Lounge
Do you knit, sew, crochet, or do any other kind of craft? Or just fancy making some new friends? All welcome.

Hourly from 9:00AM – 2:00PM

Movie Screening “Diamantina Spirit”

Wirrarri Theatrette

3:00PM

HISTORY OF THE BIRDSVILLE RACES

Birdsville Community Hall.
Gather an insight into how this iconic race meeting developed and how it has come to be? Donation to the RFDS appreciated.

3:00PM – 5:00PM

Boomerang scratch art

Wirrarri Information Centre
Free kids activity

4:00PM – 5:00PM

Diamante Bra Strap Presentation

MY’ER (near the info centre entrance)

4:30PM

Desert Edge Big Red Sunset Tour

Wirrarri Information Centre. Bookings Essential.

7:00AM – 9:00AM daily

K9 mix and Mingle

Birdsville Oval. BYO dog.

Hourly from 9:00AM – 2:00PM

Movie Screening “Diamantina Spirit”

Wirrarri Theatrette

9:00AM – 11:00AM

Happy Hookers

Wirrarri Info Centre Lounge
Do you knit, sew, crochet, or do any other kind of craft? Or just fancy making some new friends? All welcome.

9:30AM

RFDS BIRDSVILLE RACES FUN RUN (OR WALK)

6.1km fun run/walk commencing adjacent the Birdsville Caravan Park. Discounted online registration and free THIR headband for those that register online via our Fun Run page. Full priced registration on the day from 8:30am at the racecourse.

2:00PM

MOVIES: LAST MAIL FROM BIRDSVILLE AND THE BACK OF BEYOND

Birdsville Community Hall. $10pp.

11:30AM – 1:30PM

Memphis Moovers Roving Band & Moovin’ Balloonin’ Zany Balloon Modeller

Wirrarri Food Court

2.30PM

LIVE MUSIC IN THE BIRDSVILLE HOTEL

Front Bar with John O’Dea

4:00PM – 5:00PM

Diamante Bra Strap Presentation

MY’ER (near the info centre entrance)

4:30PM

Desert Edge Big Red Sunset Tour

Wirrarri Information Centre. Bookings Essential.

6:00PM

BUSH DANCING WITH THE CRACK UP SISTERS

Birdsville Hotel Beer Garden

6:00PM – 8:00PM

Memphis Moovers Roving Band & Moovin’ Balloonin’ Zany Balloon Modeller

Wirrarri Food Court

7:00AM – 9:00AM daily

K9 mix and Mingle

Birdsville Oval. BYO dog.

9:00AM – 11:00AM

Happy Hookers

Wirrarri Info Centre Lounge
Do you knit, sew, crochet, or do any other kind of craft? Or just fancy making some new friends? All welcome.

9:00AM – 5:00PM

Community Poppy Making Workshop

Wirrarri Information Centre

Hourly from 9:00AM – 2:00PM

Movie Screening “Diamantina Spirit”

Wirrarri Theatrette

10:30PM

Doggy Fashions off the field

Birdsville Oval

11:30AM – 1:30PM

Memphis Moovers Roving Band & Moovin’ Balloonin’ Zany Balloon Modeller

Wirrarri Food Court

FROM 12:00PM

Birdsville versus Bedourie annual cricket match

Birdsville Oval.
Bar available. Supporting the Birdsville Social Club

12:00PM

KANGAROO BUS LINES SHUTTLE COMMENCES

Shuttle operates between Birdsville Caravan Park & River on the hour every hour until 10pm. Fare $2 – no change (Part proceeds to the RFDS).

1:30PM

BIRDSVILLE STATE SCHOOL OPEN DAY, SAUSAGE SIZZLE AND CAKE STALL

P&C fundraising and students from the Birdsville State School will be running an ‘Open Day’ and Sausage Sizzle from 1:30-2:45pm.

2.30PM

CRAZY GAMES WITH THE CRACK UP SISTERS

Birdsville Hotel Beer Garden

4:00PM – 5:00PM

Diamante Bra Strap Presentation

MY’ER (near the info centre entrance)

4:30PM

Desert Edge Big Red Sunset Tour

Wirrarri Information Centre. Bookings Essential.

FROM 6:00PM

LIVE MUSIC IN THE BEER GARDEN FROM EARLY EVENING UNTIL LATE

Featuring:
Tammy Moxon
Matt / Gav
Cassidy Rae Gaiter
The Smashing Bumpkins

6:30PM

RFDS COCKTAIL PARTY

Birdsville Community Hall with live entertainment from The Memphis Moovers

7:30PM

FRED BROPHY’S BOXING TROUPE

7:00AM – 9:00AM daily

K9 mix and Mingle

Birdsville Oval. BYO dog.

Hourly from 9:00AM – 2:00PM

Movie Screening “Diamantina Spirit”

Wirrarri Theatrette

9:30AM

CALCUTTA (FRIDAY RACE DAY)

Ticket sales commence in front of the Birdsville Hotel with draw & auction to follow at 10.45am

10:30AM

GATES OPEN

Birdsville Race Course

10:30AM

KANGAROO BUS LINES SHUTTLE COMMENCES

Shuttle operates between Birdsville Caravan Park & race course until 6pm. Fare $2 (Part proceeds to the RFDS)

12:00PM

OBE ORGANIC TRACKSIDE MARQUEE OPENS

Opens until 4:30pm

12:00PM

NOVELTY FASHIONS ON THE FIELD NOMINATIONS OPEN

Registrations open

1:10PM

RACES COMMENCE

For the six race program

4:30PM

Desert Edge Big Red Sunset Tour

Wirrarri Information Centre. Bookings Essential.

6:00PM

BUS SHUTTLE CONTINUES

Shuttle operates between Birdsville Caravan Park & Campground until 12pm every 30 minutes. Fare $2 – no change (Part proceeds to the RFDS)

6:00PM

THE CRACK UP SISTERS

Live in the Birdsville Hotel Beer Garden

6:00PM – 8:00PM

Memphis Moovers Roving Band & Moovin’ Balloonin’ Zany Balloon Modeller

Wirrarri Food Court

6:00PM – 8:00PM

Birdsville Bakery Hard Road Café BFC (Birdsville Fried Chicken)

FROM 6:30PM

LIVE MUSIC IN THE BEER GARDEN FROM EARLY EVENING UNTIL LATE

Featuring:
Tammy Moxon
Matt / Gav
Cassidy Rae Gaiter
The Smashing Bumpkins

7:30PM

FRED BROPHY’S BOXING TROUPE – 1ST SHOW

7:30PM

LIVE ENTERTAINMENT

Birdsville Community Hall. Doors Open 7.30pm.

8:00PM

LIVE COMEDY WITH MICK MEREDITH

Gates and bar open 7.00pm. View Mick’s bio

9:30PM

FRED BROPHY’S BOXING TROUPE – 2ND SHOW SUBJECT TO CHANGE

7:00AM – 9:00AM daily

K9 mix and Mingle

Birdsville Oval. BYO dog.

Hourly from 9:00AM – 2:00PM

Movie Screening “Diamantina Spirit”

Wirrarri Theatrette

9:30AM

CALCUTTA (BIRDSVILLE CUP)

Ticket sales commence in front of the Birdsville Hotel with draw & auction to follow at 10.45am.

10:30AM

GATES OPEN

Birdsville Race Course

10:30AM

KANGAROO BUS LINES SHUTTLE COMMENCES

Shuttle operates between Birdsville Caravan Park & race course with selected pick up points enroute until 6pm. Fare $2 (Part proceeds to the RFDS)

11:00AM

FASHIONS ON THE FIELD NOMINATIONS OPEN

Nominations open

12:00PM

OBE ORGANIC TRACKSIDE MARQUEE OPENS

Opens until 4:30pm

12:35PM

RACE 1 COMMENCES

For the seven race program

1:15PM

FASHIONS ON THE FIELD NOMINATIONS CLOSE

Nominations close with heats to follow immediately

2:30PM

FASHIONS ON THE FIELD FINALS

3:50PM

UBET BIRDSVILLE CUP (FEATURE RACE)

4:30PM

Desert Edge Big Red Sunset Tour

Wirrarri Information Centre. Bookings Essential.

6:00PM

BUS SHUTTLE CONTINUES

Shuttle operates between Birdsville Caravan Park & riverside campground until 10pm every 30 minutes. Fare $2 – no change (Part proceeds to the RFDS)

FROM 6:30PM

LIVE MUSIC IN THE BEER GARDEN FROM EARLY EVENING UNTIL LATE

Featuring:
Tammy Moxon
Matt / Gav
Cassidy Rae Gaiter
The Smashing Bumpkins

6:30PM

CHARITY AUCTION

In front of Fred Brophy’s Boxing Tent. Proceeds to RFDS, Birdsville Clinic and Birdsville State School.

7:30PM

FRED BROPHY’S BOXING TROUPE – 1ST SHOW

7:30PM

LIVE ENTERTAINMENT

Birdsville Community Hall. Doors Open 7.30pm.

8:00PM

LIVE COMEDY WITH MICK MEREDITH

Gates and bar open 7.00pm. View Mick’s bio

9:30PM

FRED BROPHY’S BOXING TROUPE – 2ND SHOW SUBJECT TO CHANGE

7:00AM – 9:00AM daily

K9 mix and Mingle

Birdsville Oval. BYO dog.

7AM-10AM

BLOW BEFORE YOU GO (TENTATIVE)

Adjacent Birdsville Roadhouse, opposite the Caravan Park. A free service by Queensland Police to check your blood alcohol level before you leave Birdsville. Remember to walk up, not drive!

FROM 7:30AM

SAUSAGE SIZZLE TO GO

Grab a sausage from the Birdsville Social Club outside the Birdsville Roadhouse as you depart.

Hourly from 9:00AM – 2:00PM

Movie Screening “Diamantina Spirit”

Wirrarri Theatrette

4:30PM

Desert Edge Big Red Sunset Tour

Wirrarri Information Centre. Bookings Essential.

AFTERNOON

RACES RECOVERY & ACOUSTIC MUSIC

Live music in the Birdsville Hotel Front Bar with John O’Dea

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