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Events in Wagga Wagga

No matter what time of year you visit, Wagga Wagga + Surrounds is humming with life.

There’s the thundering hooves of the Wagga Gold Cup Racing Carnival in autumn, the warmth and vibrancy of Lost Lanes in winter, a spring jam-packed with festivals like Fusion or Gears and Beers, and a summer of sun-drenched fun by the river. Choose your season and discover Wagga Wagga + Surrounds.


Wagga Skyworks

  • Wagga Skyworks (New Years Eve family event)
  • Sounds of Summer Concert Series
  • Australia Day Races
  • Tumbafest


Food and Wine Festival

  • World Championship Gumi Race
  • Wagga Wagga Pro Am
  • Lockhart Vintage Verandah Fest
  • Junee Rhythm and Rail Festival
  • Wagga Wagga Food and Wine Festival
  • Stone the Crows Festival
  • Annual Koala Count, Narrandera
  • Festival of the Falling Leaf, Tumut
  • Wagga Wagga Gold Cup Racing Carnival + NRL Canberra Raiders v Penrith Panthers weekend
  • Barry Carne Interstate Challenge
  • Batlow Ciderfest
  • Australian International Animation Festival


Lost Lanes

  • Wagga Comedy Fest
  • Lost Lanes micro festival
  • Wagga Wagga Swap Meet
  • Wagga Wagga Trail Marathon
  • Cootamundra Wattle Time Fair and Street Parade


Spring Jam Children's Festival

  • Gears and Beers Festival
  • Henty Machinery Field Days
  • Wagga Wagga Picnic Races
  • Burning Seed
  • Spring Jam
  • Spirit of the Land Festival, Lockhart
  • Fusion Multicultural Street Festival
  • MTC Rock at the Races
  • Snake Gully Cup, Gundagai
  • Annual Miniature Railway Invitational Run
  • Riverina Truck Show and Kids Convoy

As well as great season events, there's also plenty of regular events that happen all-year-round.

Regular Events

  • Willans Hill Miniature Railway 
    First and third Sunday of each month
  • Downside Bushdance
    First Saturday of each month (except January)
  • Art on the levee
  • Second Saturday of each month
  • Tumba Rail Open Day 
    Second Saturday of each month
  • Cork & Fork Fest
    Selected dates throughout the year

For all events happening in Wagga Wagga + Surrounds stop over to our What's On Calendar, updated regularly with the best major events, free events, school holiday activities, exhibitions and more.