30 June 2023

Things to do in the Riverina this week (30 June to 6 July)

| Shri Gayathirie Rajen
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Festival of W

Festival of W is back again for the second year in a row with stunning lights, an ice-skating ring and delicious food. Photo: Visit Wagga.

Riverina is in for a packed week of events for all ages.

Light up your cold winter nights at Festival of W and celebrate the winter at ErinEarth with the garden’s Winter Lantern Festival.

Don’t miss out on this week’s new releases to Forum, Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny, Cats in the Museum, Transformers: Rise of the Beasts and No Hard Feelings.

There are plenty of events planned for NAIDOC Week and you can book your tickets to the Griffith Wine Indulgence Tour and enjoy a relaxing Sunday with great food and wine.

Junee Markets are back on with the region’s finest produce.

All Week

Festival of W

The much-anticipated Festival of W kicks off this weekend. One of the attractions exciting locals is the new light show, by Mandylights. Photo: Adam Drummond.

Festival of W

When: All week, dusk to late
Where: Wollundry Lagoon precinct, Victory Memorial Gardens and Wagga Wagga CBD
Cost: Tickets for ice-skating are $16 adult, $12 child (2-14 yrs), family $50 and can be purchased here.

The much-anticipated Festival of W kicks off this weekend with a major visual and sound experience, ice-skating, live music and food vans and stalls.

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There’s plenty to watch at Forum 6 this week. Don’t miss out on Harrison Ford’s return as Indy in Indian Jones. Photo: Supplied.

Forum 6 Cinema

When: All week
Where: Forum 6, 77 Trail Street, Wagga Wagga
Cost: Various. Tickets can be purchased here.

Harrison Ford returns as the legendary hero Indy in Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny. The famous archeologist races against time to retrieve a legendary artifact that can change the course of history. Follow the story of a cat named Vincent in Cats in the Museum as he escapes the flood in the company of Maurice the mouse. The seventh instalment in the Transformers live-action series, Transformers: Rise of Beasts, is set in the 90s, where a new faction of Transformers – the Maximals join the Autobots as allies in the battle for Earth. Jennifer Lawrence returns in No Hard Feelings as Maddie, who is about to lose her home and finds a unique job listing where a set of helicopter parents are looking for someone to help their introverted teenage son.


Lights in a tree

ErinEarth is inviting everyone to celebrate the season at the Winter Lantern Festival. Photo: Oleg Breslavtsev.

Winter Lantern Festival

When: Saturday 1 July, 4 pm to 8 pm
Where: ErinEarth, 1 Kildare Street, Turvey Park
Cost: Entry free.

ErinEarth is set to leave you starry-eyed at the garden lantern festival. Head to the garden with family and friends and enjoy a hot chocolate by the campfire, and delicious camp oven meals while the kids get busy with fun activities.


People enjoying wine

Enjoy your Sunday at Griffith with the wine indulgence tour. Book your tickets now. Photo: iStock/NaPeter.

Griffith Wine Indulgence Tour

When: Sunday 2 July, 11 am
Where: 121 Banna Avenue, Griffith
Cost: Tickets are $145 adult, $66 teenager, $45 child and $15 infant and can be purchased here.

Enjoy the seated tour of Griffith’s local winery and food. The Griffith Wine Indulgence Tour takes guests on a tasty tour of the best of what the region has to offer.

Junee Rotary Markets

The Junee Rotary Markets are back on again this weekend with the best produce from the region. Photo: Facebook.

Junee Rotary Markets

When: Sunday 2 July, 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 musicians.


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This year’s NAIDOC Week will start off with a march down Baylis Street and flag raising at the Civic Centre forecourt. Photo: National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee.

NAIDOC March and Flag Raising

When: Monday 3 July, 10 to 11 am.
Where: Baylis Street and Civic Centre forecourt, Wagga Wagga
Cost: Free.

Wagga’s First Nations community are inviting all to join the NAIDOC march on Baylis Street, then head to the Civic Centre forecourt for the flag-raising ceremony.


Drawing of kids at play

Coolamon Shire Library has plenty of school holiday programs for the kids. Photo: Lemono.

Coolamon Library School Holiday Program

When: Wednesday 5 July, 10:30 am to noon
Where: Coolamon Shire Library
Cost: Age 8+ free.

Children can celebrate NAIDOC Week at Coolamon Shire Library by participating in a dot painting workshop with Robert Clark.


The community of Wagga Wagga are invited to Riverside Wagga Beach to celebrate NAIDOC Family Fun Day. Photo: Visit Wagga.

NAIDOC Family Fun Day

When: Friday 7 July, 11 am
Where: Riverside Wagga Beach, Wagga Wagga
Cost: Free.

The Mawang Gaway elders are inviting the community of Wagga to join and celebrate NAIDOC Family Fun Day at Riverside Wagga Beach. The Family Fun Day will include entertainment on stage, face painting, colouring in, yarns at the Yarning Circle, 3×3 basketball, slides and more.

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