Moruya Riverlights return to celebrate Sydney Harbour Bridge anniversary
Arts & Culture
Moruya's spectacular Riverlights Festival will return in 2022, with the event to coincide with the 90th anniversary of the opening of the Sydney Harbour Bridge on 19 March. With a harbour bridge theme, spectators will see illuminated models of the iconic landmark floating down the Moruya River, bringing much-needed joy to local families, as well as attracting visitors to the...
In Gunning, the show must go on – online
Arts & Culture
While COVID-19 has forced the closure of shows and festivals in many of our cities, it has put the village of Gunning on the virtual map. Last year was to be the first for the Gunning Arts Festival, a coming together of all that was culturally good in the small rural community about 30 km from Gundaroo and a bit further...
Pandemic? Wild weather? Virtually nothing will stop Goulburn’s Lilac Festival
Community
When it comes to tradition in Goulburn, the show must and will go on - even if the masses won't be able to stop and smell the lilacs. To maintain the 70 years of tradition that is the Goulburn City Lilac Festival, the show will go ahead this upcoming long weekend, just a little differently to the 68 years that...
ReBoot in Bermagui will launch wellness lovers into summer with move to December
Health & Wellbeing
A popular Far South Coast fitness and wellbeing event will not go ahead in October, but don't despair as it has not been cancelled - merely rescheduled to later in the year. ReBoot in Bermagui will be held on 4 and 5 December 2021 so participants can hopefully launch themselves out of COVID-19 lockdown blues and into summer. Committee spokesperson...
Now that’s ‘Food for Thought’: free Queanbeyan-Palerang community meal events happening in September
Community
Later this month, free food van events are set to go ahead in small, rural communities around the Queanbeyan-Palerang region. It's a plan that's been put into motion by Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council's Disaster Recovery Hub to engage local residents from small towns such as Gundillion and Nerriga to find out what concerns these communities might have on issues including disaster preparedness...
UPDATE: Regional filmmakers showcase local stories in Far South Film Festival
Arts & Culture
16 August 9:20 am: Due to the recent NSW-wide COVID-19 lockdown, the Far South Film Festival will be held online. Anyone who purchased tickets for the planned cinema screenings can transfer their tickets to the online festival at no extra charge. Visit Far South Coast Film Festival for more information. 14 August, 11:oo am: Across a range of ages and genres,...
Nine things to do in the region this week (6-12 August)
What's On
August is the month of art and platypuses. The Sapphire Coast will be resplendent with all manner of art and craft by local talent for Art Month 2021, while Waterwatch will be celebrating Platypus Month by providing the opportunity to spot the unique marsupials along Queanbeyan River. And yes, the plural of platypus is platypuses (a group of them is...
New Whale Trail campaign kicks off in Bermagui
What's On
A community paddle-out will be held at Bermagui on 14 August as part of a new event to mark the opening of the whale season and to launch this year's Sapphire Coast Whale Trail. The Walawaani Muriyira-Waraga festival will connect people to place and celebrate the relationship between whales, Yuin culture and the community. Walawaani Muriyira-Waraga, which means ‘safe journey...
Nine things to do in the region this week (30 July-5 August)
What's On
The end of July marks the end of another month of winter, and for much of the NSW coastline it also signals the beginning of 'Art Month'. During the next four weeks, there'll be a cornucopia of exhibitions, sales and displays dedicated to the imagination and talent present in the towns of the NSW Sapphire Coast. Further inland, the Travelling...
Nine things to do in the region this week (23-29 July)
What's On
It will be markets galore out in the region this week with the once-a-season Nethercote Produce Markets back to highlight local growers, and the Boorowa Rotary Community Makers and Growers Markets also taking place. Spend the weekend embracing your inner craft superstar in Goulburn with a Creative Winter Wonderland Christmas in July event, or head to Bungendore for a terrarium workshop....
Nine things to do in the region this week (16-22 July)
What's On
Despite us all being asked to limit our movements due to COVID-19, you can still get out and about while staying close to home. Experience the best of Canberra's wintery wine region with Van Du Vin tours, and special truffle weekends at Mount Majura vineyards. Bundle the whole family into the car for Queanbeyan Markets and its delicious treats, local...
Nine things to do in the region this week (9-15 July)
What's On
UPDATED: Please note the Canberra District Wine Fireside Festival has now been cancelled. Whether it be food, wine, art, music, sport or culture, there's something happening to keep everybody occupied out and about in the region this week. Special video projections from the Narooma Gallery window will take place throughout July, while the whole family will enjoy a visit to...
Astronomical agriculture project plants the seed for budding young farmers
Environment
UPDATE 19 July: This event has been postponed until October due to COVID-19. Dates TBC. What is astronomical agriculture and how does the lunar cycle influence what we grow on farms? These are just two of the big questions children in the Canberra region will explore at the future site of the Australian Agricultural Centre (AAC) during National Science Week 2021....
Nine things to do in the region this week (2-8 July)
What's On
Due to the evolving COVID-19 situation, events may be postponed or cancelled at short notice. Check with organisers for the latest event details. While it isn't exactly the school holidays we all hoped and planned for, there are still things to do around the region, albeit while needing to stay a bit closer to home. Mogo Wildlife Park is putting...
Nine things to do in the region this week (25 June-1 July)
What's On
Due to the evolving COVID-19 situation, events may be postponed or cancelled at short notice. Check with organisers for the latest event details. Whether you love music and the arts, or getting back to nature, there's something for everyone out and about in the region this week. In Goulburn, Patrick Russell's play, Prophecy, is playing over the weekend. In Yass,...
Nine things to do in the region this week (18-24 June)
What's On
Due to the evolving COVID-19 situation, events may be postponed or cancelled at short notice. Check with organisers for the latest event details.  There may be no long weekend in sight for a while, but there's still plenty of events happening all around the region. The hilarious stage show, Kiss Me, Kate, is coming to Queanbeyan, while the Snowy Mountains will...
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