6 July 2023

Things to do in the Riverina this week (7 - 13 July)

| Shri Gayathirie Rajen
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Treat your taste buds by trying wines at Piccolo Family Farm after touring the stunning grounds. Photo: iStock/Dimensions.

This week is packed with an array of interesting events and activities around the Riverina.

It’s a big weekend for Forum 6 Cinemas, as it’s the opening weekend of the seventh instalment of Tom Cruise’s Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One. Other new releases include Joy Ride and Insidious: The Red Door.

We are in the second week of the Festival of W, with plenty on offer for all. Riverina Comedy Club is hosting Brett Blake at Tilly’s for a night of laughter.

Celebrate NAIDOC Week at Wagga Beach – Riverside at a fun day with your family and friends.

Check out the Ngurambang: Our Riverina exhibition at the Griffith Regional Art Gallery.

Or head down to Junee for the markets at the Licorice Factory.

And don’t miss the screening of Breakfast at Tiffany’s at Junee Athenium Theatre.

It’s also the ideal time to plan a family trip to the Piccolo Family Farm during these school holidays and tour the well-known winery.

All Week

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Don’t miss out on one of the biggest opening weekends at the cinema. Photo: Supplied.

Forum 6 Cinemas

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

This weekend will be a massive opening weekend at the cinemas. Tom Cruise returns as Ethan Hunt and embarks on the most dangerous mission with the IMF team to track down a terrifying new weapon that threatens all of humanity in Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One. For those looking for something feel-good, watch Joy Ride – about four Asian-American friends who travel through Asia in search of one of their birth mothers. For those into horror and supernatural themes, Insidious: The Red Door follows Josh Lambert and a college-aged Dalton Lambert, who, to put their demons to rest, must go deeper into the Further than ever before.

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The Festival of W is in full swing for another week, with ice skating and stunning lights among the attractions. Photo: Visit Wagga.

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 for adults, $12 child (2-14 yrs) and family $50, and can be purchased here.

Missed the opening week of the Festival of W? Not to worry. It will be on until 16 July for you to enjoy ice-skating, delicious food and immersive lights.


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Funnyman Brett Blake is set to put smiles on dials with a show in Wagga Wagga. Photo: Riverina Comedy Club.

Riverina Comedy Club – BRETT BLAKE

When: Friday 7, 7:30 pm to 10 pm
Where: Tilly’s, 109 Baylis Street, Wagga Wagga
Cost: Tickets are $25 and can be purchased here.

Fill your belly with laughter tonight. Funnyman Brett Blake is back in Wagga Wagga at Tilly’s for another night of entertainment.


Local residents are invited to the NAIDOC Family Fun Day at Wagga Beach – Riverside. Photo: Visit Wagga.

NAIDOC Family Fun Day

When: Friday 7, 11 am to 3 pm
Where: Wagga Beach – Riverside, Johnston Street, Wagga Wagga
Cost: Free entry.

The Mawang Gaway elders are inviting all Wagga residents to celebrate NAIDOC Family Fun Day at the Riverside. There are plenty of activities for all, including face painting, basketball, colouring in, entertainment on stage, slides, yarns at the yarning circle and more.



The Ngurambang: Our Riverina exhibition is at the Griffith Regional Art Gallery. Photo: Jason Richardson.

Ngurambang: Our Riverina Art Exhibition

When: Saturday, 8 July, to Sunday, 20 August; Wednesday to Friday 10 am to 5 pm, weekends from 11 am to 2 pm
Where: Griffith Regional Art Gallery, 167 Banna Avenue, Griffith
Cost: Free.

Check out Ngurambang: Our Riverina at the Griffith Regional Art Gallery, showcasing collaborative works from a diverse group of artists from across the region. The exhibition looks at familiar landmarks from individual perspectives.


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The Junee markets offer something for all ages. Photo: Puhimec.

Junee Markets at the Licorice Factory

When: Sunday, 9 July, 9 am to 12:30 pm
Where: Junee Licorice Factory, 45 Lord Street
Cost: Various.

The Junee Markets at the Licorice Factory have something for everyone, with toys, sweet and sour homemade preserves, soaps, candles, jewellery, knitted products and more.

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The 1960s movie classic Breakfast at Tiffany’s will be screening at the Junee Athenium Theatre. Photo: Supplied.

Breakfast at Tiffany’s – Junee Athenium Theatre

When: Tuesday 11, 10 am to 12 pm
Where: Junee Athenium Theatre, 89 Broadway Street
Cost: Tickets are $10 at the door. Click here to RSVP.

Relive the magic of the classic romantic comedy Breakfast at Tiffany’s, featuring Audrey Hepburn, at the Junee Athenium Theatre.


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The Piccolo Family Farm offers tours on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Bookings are essential. Photo: Piccolo Family Farm.

Piccolo Family Farm Tour

When: Wednesday 12, 10:30 am
Where: Piccolo Family Farm, 1814 Mallinson Rd, Lake Wyangan
Cost: Tickets are $20 a person and can be purchased here.

Take the kids out for a farm tour at the Piccolo Family Farm at Lake Wyangan. Bookings are essential for the guided tour around the picturesque grounds. Adults can finish the tour with wine tasting from the farm’s range.

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