11 April 2023

Eight things to do in the region this week (7 April – 13 April)

| Claire Sams
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Acclaimed trumpeter John Foster will perform in Braidwood on 15 April in the last of a series of concerts. Photo: Facebook.

This Easter, we have some egg-cellent events and festivals to keep you booked up and busy! There’s music of varying genres, sculpture, community fundraising and an agricultural show on offer.

If you’re looking for something to take the family to this Easter long weekend, we have eight picks that are sure to contain something everyone will enjoy.

Multiple days

Four Winds festival

Crowds will again gather to hear a range of musicians perform, as they did for the 2019 event, pictured above. Photo: David Rogers.

Four Winds Music Festival

When: 7 to 9 April, various times; see program
Where: 17 Four Winds Road, Barragga Bay
Cost: Prices vary depending on performance and age; see website.

World-class music is returning to Four Winds for three big days of performances at Barragga Bay (near Bermagui). Attendees will be able to listen to a range of classical, jazz and neo-soul musicians, ‘yolŋu manikay’ (song cycles) from Arnhem Land and other performances.

Easter Art Sale poster

The Easter Art Sale will be the place to be for art lovers. Image: Shoalhaven Art Society.

Shoalhaven Art Society’s Easter Art Sale

When: 6 to 10 April, 10 am to 4 pm
Where: Pyree Hall, 880 Greenwell Point Road
Cost: Gold coin donation on entry.

Visitors can view more than 100 artworks by members of Shoalhaven Art Society, with all artworks available for sale. Money raised through the entry cost, along with a percentage of all sales, with be donated to charity. The exhibition’s grand opening will be held on 8 April at 11 am.

Zero Central Circus poster

It’s time for some circus fun in these workshops. Image: Zero Central Circus.

Zero Central Circus workshops

When: 12 to 13 April, 10 am to noon and 1 pm to 3 pm
Where: Veolia Area in Goulburn Recreation Area, 45 Braidwood Road, Goulburn
Cost: $65.

This is the chance for youngsters to get an introduction to aerial silks and aerial hoops. These workshops are aimed at children and teenagers aged seven to 15.


Lazy Mountain Festival poster

This festival has a packed line-up. Image: Lazy Mountain Festival/Facebook.

Lazy Mountain Music and Arts Festival

When: 8 April, 10 am to 10 pm
Where: Berry Showground, Berry
Cost: Various; see website.

You may be able to snap up a final release ticket for this festival, but sales close at 10 am on the day of the festival. If you’re quick enough, you will join those assembled to party throughout the day, with the line-up including Gang of Youths, Tash Sultana, Slowly Slowly, Tyne-James Organ and more.


Princesses will once again ride high on their floats, as pictured above from a previous year. Photo: Katrina Condie.

Ulladulla Blessing of the Fleet Festival

When: 9 April, 9 am to 6 pm
Where: Various; see program
Cost: Free entry.

2023 is a return to normalcy for the festival, with the parade, ‘greasy pole’ competition and tug-of-war coming back after a three-year hiatus. But that isn’t everything, with the festival also set to feature a kids zone, live music, rides, a seafood inspired cooking demonstration and the traditional Catholic blessing. Fireworks set to music will close the day at 6 pm.

Tathra Lions Club's annual fundraiser

It’s on again! Tathra Lions Club’s annual fundraiser, held at the Tathra Country Club. Photo: Supplied.

Tathra Pig Day Out

When: 9 April, from 11 am
Where: 1 Andy Poole Drive, Tathra
Cost: $10 for adults, free entry for children.

When the gates open at 11 am, attendees will have an hour to take their places before the first of six pig races starts at noon. Before each race, the pigs will be auctioned and the winning pig will have the money split evenly between the winning pig and the fundraising total. Other attractions organised include an Easter egg hunt, market stalls and a jumping castle.


Jerrawa Show logo

Congratulations to Jerrawa Show on reaching 85 years! Image: Jerrawa Show Society Inc./Facebook.

85th Jerrawa Show

When: 10 April, 8 am to 4 pm
Where: 1720 Coolalie Road, Jerrawa
Cost: $7 for adults, $3 for children.

The Jerrawa Show has reached a milestone – will you be there to celebrate its 85th outing? This year, there will be a range of exhibits in the pavilion, such as flowers, fruits and vegetables, jams, needlework, photography, wool and handicrafts. There will also be food and drink on offer to keep you fuelled as you check out the attractions.


Australian Baroque Brass Band

Acclaimed baroque musician John Foster will perform in Braidwood on 15 April, the last concert in a series of the town’s autumn program of music. Photo: Australian Baroque Brass Band.

Braidwood Concert Series

When: 15 April, 2 pm to 3:15 pm
Where: St Andrew’s Anglican Church, 47 Elrington St, Braidwood
Cost: Free to $45; see Humanitix platform.

In their final concert of the 2023 autumn Braidwood Concert Series, a highly regarded group of baroque musicians will be coming to Braidwood. They will perform at St Andrew’s Anglican Church, Braidwood on 15 April (Saturday), with tickets currently for sale via Humanitix.

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