Must-see Events in Wagga Wagga
As a bustling hub of the Riverina region, Wagga Wagga is host to a variety of exciting events.
In this article, we take a look at some of the popular regular and annual events held in the city. Whether you're a sports fan, a shopaholic, a movie and theatre goer, a music enthusiast, or a food and wine lover, Wagga Wagga will have an event that you will surely enjoy.
Wagga Wagga is home to some of the freshest produce in Australia. The Farmers Market is the perfect venue for tourists and locals alike to sample the gourmet and organic goods the city has to offer including fruits, vegetables, meat, nuts, flowers and cakes. Considered by many as a must-go-to event, the Farmers Market has become popular for its festive and social atmosphere and features over 30 stalls selling high quality products.
The Farmers Market is held every 2nd Saturday of the month, from 8:00am to 1:00 pm in front of the Civic Centre around the beautiful Wollundry Lagoon. Entrance is free.
The Sunday Market is another excellent venue to check out the local produce. In addition to gourmet and organic products, a wide range of goods are also for sale including arts and crafts, plants, toys, tools, books, clothes and second hand, pre-loved items. The Sunday Market is also a great venue for locals and visitors to find unique, collectable items.
The Sunday Markets are held every Sunday, from 8:00am to 12 noon at the Myer Car Park. There is an entry fee of 50 cents, with proceeds going to charity.
Wagga Wagga Food and Wine Festival
The Wagga Wagga Food and Wine Festival offer visitors a taste of the local produce, some of the best local wines and a wide range of local olive products. It features over 40 food and wine stalls that offer high quality local products.
The Wagga Wagga Food and Wine Festival is an annual event held every March at the beautiful Civic Centre.
Wagga Wagga Gold Cup
The Wagga Wagga Gold Cup is the premier racing event in the Riverina and is believed to be Australia's 2nd oldest thoroughbred horse racing event today. It attracts a top field of horses every year and features a "fashions on the field" competition and musical entertainment. It is considered as one of the largest events in the Riverina region.
The Wagga Wagga Gold Cup is an annual event held at the Murrumbidgee Turf Club.
Wagga Wagga Jazz and Blues Festival
Music and jazz enthusiasts are sure to enjoy the Wagga Wagga Jazz and Blues Festival as it features a weekend of excellent performances from a growing number of Australian and International jazz musicians and blues bands. The Jazz and Blues Festival has been an annual event since 1995, with the performances held in various venues.
Some final words
If you're staying in the city from out-of-town, sample some more of Wagga Wagga's diverse offerings such as restaurants, parks and gardens, rivers and Wagga accommodations including motels, hotels, bed and breakfast and even camping grounds for a complete and exciting visit.