1 March 2024

Nine things to do in the Riverina this week (1-7 March)

| Shri Gayathirie Rajen
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Downside Bush Dance

There is plenty to do around the Riverina this week, from bush dancing to visiting your favourite markets. Photo: Visit NSW.

There are two new releases at Forum 6 Cinemas this week: DUNE Part 2 and Combat Wombat Back 2 Back.

Albury’s annual celebration of Gardenquse is back with a special Australian TV star.

Get on top of your fitness and health with Wagga Wagga Road Runners.

Why not try something new this weekend and be part of the monthly Downside Bush Dance?

Ladies, discover your goddess at Women’s Soul Immersion: Inner Acceptance.

It’s the week for market lovers with Griffith Rotary Markets, Junee Rotary Markets and Riverina Producers Market.

Get your creative on at Create and Connect with Narrandera Arts.

All Week

Catch the latest release at Forum 6.

Catch the latest release at Forum 6. Photo Collage – Shri Gayathirie Rajen.

Forum 6 Cinemas

When: Various times between 10 am and 8:30 pm
Where: 77 Trail Street, Wagga
Cost: Various. Tickets can be purchased at Forum 6.

The most anticipated sci-film of the year is Dune: Part Two, starring Timothee Chalamet and Zendaya. It follows Paul Atreides as he unites with Chani and the Fremen while seeking revenge against the conspirators who destroyed his family. In Combat Wombat Back 2 Back an evil genius threatens to turn the city into a metaverse simulation, leaving the Combat Wombat to save the day.

All Weekend

Special guest Jamie Durie will be at Gardenesque. Photo: Visit Albury Wodonga.


When: Saturday 2 March, 10 am to 4 pm, Sunday 3 March 10 am to 3 pm
Where: Albury Botanic Gardens, Wodonga Place, Albury
Cost: Tickets are adult $15, concession $12, child (six-17yrs) $5, family (2x adult and 2x child) $35, 2-day pass (adult) $25, (concession) $20, under six free, and can be purchased at Ticketebo.

The annual Gardenesque celebration is back with special guest, Jamie Durie, at the Albury Botanic Gardens. Head down and meet gardeners from far and wide and check out the displays and workshops.


Wagga Wagga Road Runners will be held every Saturday until 30 March.

Wagga Wagga Road Runners will be held every Saturday until 30 March. Photo: Skynesher.

Wagga Wagga Road Runners – Saturday Runs

When: Saturday 2 March, 7:30 am
Where: Pomingalarna Reserve, Wagga
Cost: There will be a fee to pay for the monthly barbecue. Members $2 (individual) $3 (family) and non-members: $4 (individual) $5 (family).

Join the Wagga Wagga Road Runners club on their weekly run around Pomingalarna Reserve.

It’s time to spin your partner round and round again. Photo: Monkey Business Images.

Downside Bush Dance

When: Saturday 2 March, 8 pm
Where: Downside Hall, Downside-Shepherds Siding Road, Downside
Cost: Cash only. Adults $5, children $3.

Head to Downside Hall, one of NSW’s best-preserved old-time community halls, for a night of bush dancing. The Downside Bush Dance has been running on the first Saturday of each month since the 1970s.

Evolve Mind Soul You's event will be at the Riverina Yoga Studio.

Evolve Mind Soul You’s event will be at the Riverina Yoga Studio. Photo: Ridofranz.

Women’s Soul Immersion – Inner Acceptance

When: Sunday 3 March, 10 am
Where: Riverina Yoga Studio
Cost: Tickets are $51.07 and can be purchased at eventbrite.

Embrace your divine feminine at Women’s Soul Immersion: Inner Acceptance. The two-hour session is a space to be heard and seen.


The Griffith Rotary Market

The Griffith Rotary Market will be held every Sunday. Photo: VisitNSW.

Griffith Rotary Market

When: Sunday 3 March, 7:30 am to noon
Where: Griffith Showground, Murrumbidgee Avenue, Griffith
Cost: Gold coin donation.

Head to the Rotary Sunday Markets at the Griffith Showground to get your hands on the Riverina’s freshest fruit and veg, eggs, chutneys, cakes and other homemade goodies.

There will be fresh coffee and bacon and eggs too!

Junee Rotary Markets guy selling jam

The Junee Rotary Markets are back. Photo: Facebook.

Junee Rotary Markets

When: Sunday 3 March, 8 am – 12:30 pm
Where: Junee Ex-Services Memorial Club, 75 Broadway, Junee
Cost: Free entry.

Head to Junee to get your hands on freshly baked goods, wines, olives, cheeses, flowers and more. Enjoy a relaxing Sunday at the child-friendly market with live music.


Get your creative on with like-minded people.

Get your creative on with like-minded people. Photo: Shironosov.

Create and Connect with Narrandera Arts

When: Wednesday 6 March, 6 to 8 pm
Where: ArtsHub@TheStation, Narrandera Railway Station
Cost: $5.

Unleash your inner creative side at the Create and Connect with Narrandera Arts. No commitments – just bring along your paints, tools, stitching and anything else you’re working on to the workshop.


The Riverina Producers' Market runs every Thursday afternoon at the Wagga Wagga Showgrounds.

The Riverina Producers’ Market runs every Thursday afternoon at the Wagga Wagga Showgrounds. Photo: Riverina Producers’ Market.

Riverina Producers’ Market

When: Thursday 7 March, 1 to 6:30 pm
Where: Wagga Wagga Showground, Bourke Street, Wagga
Cost: Various.

The Riverina Producers’ Market is bustling every Thursday at the Wagga Showground, featuring the Riverina’s local producers and the best of what they have to offer – eggs, chocolates, fruits, veggies and more.

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