10 February 2023

Nine things to do in the region this week (10 to 16 February)

| Evelyn Karatzas
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The Goulburn Multicultural Festival is returning in 2023. Photo: Goulburn Multicultural Centre.

Looking for some fun things to do with your family and friends this weekend?

Whether you’re living in the region or are going on a road trip this weekend to the South Coast or Goulburn and surrounds and are after something to do, we’ve got events for you.

These include an annual agricultural show, a multicultural festival, a wellness festival, live music performances, a comedy show, a candle-making workshop, a footy game, a market and more.

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man riding a bull

The rodeo is a popular event at the Cobargo Show. Photo: Cobargo Show.

Cobargo Show

When: Friday to Sunday, 10-12 February (various times)
Where: Cobargo Showground, corner of Avernus Street and Cobargo-Bermagui Road, Cobargo
Cost: Entry from $5, and tickets can be purchased at the gate

Returning for its 123rd year is the popular Cobargo Show.

In 2023, the show promises three days of non-stop entertainment, including the rodeo, which is a crowd favourite.

It will also showcase local produce, and there will be beef cattle judging, a stock horse challenge demonstration, a workhorse competition as well as dog high jumping, lawnmower races, a fashion show and chainsaw events. To find out more, visit the show’s website.

Fleetwood Mac & Stevie Nicks

The Fleetwood Mac and Stevie Nicks tribute show takes place this weekend. Photo: What’s On Eurobodalla.

Fleetwood Mac and Stevie Nicks Show

When: Friday 10 February, from 8 pm
Where: Bay Pavilions, 12 Vesper St, Batemans Bay
Cost: Tickets are from $45, and can be purchased here

A Fleetwood Mac and Stevie Nicks tribute show – Dreams, is taking place this Friday night and you’re invited.

Endorsed by the management of the real Fleetwood Mac, people can expect to come along and hear hits including Go your Own Way, Gypsy, Dreams, Little Lies and many more. This one is not to be missed.

lion costumes dancing

The Prosperous Mountain Chinese Lions performed at last year’s festival. Photo: Goulburn Multicultural Centre.

Goulburn Multicultural Festival

When: Saturday, 11 February, 10 am to 4 pm
Where: Belmore Park, Auburn Street, Goulburn
Cost: Free.

Come along with your family and friends to Belmore Park this February and join Goulburn as it celebrates its diverse and multicultural community.

The free event, the Goulburn Multicultural Festival, will feature market stalls, multicultural food and drinks, events and activities for kids, live music and more than 20 visiting and local cultural groups attending and performing.

If you love trying new food and experiencing different cultures, this event is for you.

ingredients for making soy candles

Come and learn to make your own candle in Moruya. Photo: Daria Bulgakova.

Soy candle-making workshop

When: Saturday, 11 February, 12:30 to 3:30 pm
Where: Basil Sellers Exhibition Centre, corner of Vulcan and Campbell Streets, Moruya
Cost: Tickets are $120 per person, and can be purchased here.

Have you ever wanted to learn how to make your own candle?

Creative artist Karim Sorum is ready to teach you how to make your own soy candles in a three-hour workshop in Moruya this weekend.

During the workshop, you’ll learn how to set the wick, add your chosen scent, incorporate colour and work with the correct temperatures for wax pouring.

All participants will be guided to make one or two candles, and are welcome to bring their own decorative jar or vessel for their creations.

people walking through a market

Get all your fresh produce at Riverside Park in Moruya this weekend. Photo: Moruya Country Markets.

Moruya Country Market

When: Saturday, 11 February, 8 am to 1 pm
Where: Riverside Park, Moruya
Cost: Free.

The Moruya Country Market is on this Saturday and is known as a lively, colourful morning event that takes place on the bank of the Moruya River.

With more than 140 stallholders stocking everything from fresh produce to preloved books and bric-a-brac, the Moruya Country Market is loved by everyone. Here you’ll also hear live music and find a variety of tasty refreshments on offer.

Sam Stevenson performing

Sam Stevenson is coming to Batemans Bay for a two-hour performance. Photo: Sam Stevenson, Facebook.

Sam Stevenson at Soul Space

When: Saturday, 11 February, from 5 to 9 pm
Where: Soul Space, 55 Beach Rd, Batemans Bay
Cost: Tickets are $30, and can be purchased here

If you love roots and blues music, folk and rock, you won’t want to miss Sam Stevenson perform in Batemans Bay this weekend.

He will be taking the stage for a two-hour set at Soul Space to bring you original songs and covers guaranteed to blow you away.

two young Raiders fans waving flags on the field

Come and watch the Raiders take on the Bulldogs this February in Moruya. Photo: NRL Photos/Gregg Porteous.

Canberra Raiders vs Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs

When: Sunday, 12 February, 3 pm
Where: Ack Weyman Oval, Moruya
Cost: Tickets are from $10, and can be purchased here.

If you love the footy, we’ve got a game you won’t want to miss.

On Sunday, 12 February, the Canberra Raiders will go head-to-head against the Canterbury Bulldogs in their first NRL preseason trial match.

Taking place at Ack Weyman Oval, Moruya, this double-header event with the Jersey Flegg team means a great day out for rugby league fans. Over half the tickets have already sold, so grab yours now to avoid missing out.

C U Sunday Wellness Festival poster

Come along to the free Wellness Festival this weekend in Moruya. Photo: What’s On Eurobodalla.

C U Sunday Wellness Festival

When: Sunday, 12 February, 6 am to 6 pm
Where: Moruya Riverside Park, Moruya
Cost: Free

Taking place this Sunday is the C U Sunday Wellness Festival. Held as a way to create and connect the community in Moruya, there will be several events and workshops taking place on the day.

People will be invited to participate in yoga classes (which are being held to raise money for the Lifeline Southcoast branch), there will be a range of workshops for practices to support mental wellness, such as breathwork, nutrition, ecotherapy, art therapy and more.

There will also be market stalls, a range of performances by local musicians and more.

Kevin Bloody Wilson performing

Comedy legend Kevin Wilson is coming to Batemans Bay. Photo: Kevin Bloody Wilson, Facebook.

Kevin Bloody Wilson

When: Tuesday, 14 February, 8 pm to 10:30 pm
Where: Moruya Golf Club, Evans Street, Moruya
Cost: Tickets are $65 per person, and can be purchased here.

One of Australia’s best comedians is coming to the Moruya Golf Club this February.

Kevin Bloody Wilson will perform a must-see show alongside Jenny Talia this Valentine’s Day, which welcomes everyone aged 18 and up.

He is known for his talent in telling Australian stories better than anyone else, and it’s guaranteed to make people laugh their socks off.

As a comedian who started out in small outback pubs before eventually performing in the halls of The London Palladium, he is an impressive performer who has to be seen live.

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