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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.


New Years Eve celebrations in Wagga Wagga

  • New Year's Eve family event
  • Sounds of Summer Concert Series
  • Australia Day Races
  • Tumbafest, Tumbarumba
  • Riverina Rumble


Mardi Gras parade in Wagga Wagga's main street

  • Wagga Wagga Mardi Gras Festival
  • Lockhart Vintage Verandah Fest
  • Wagga Wagga Food and Wine Festival
  • Stone the Crows Festival
  • Wagga Wagga Gold Cup Racing Carnival
  • Annual Koala Count, Narrandera
  • Batlow Ciderfest, Batlow
  • Festival of the Falling Leaf, Tumut
  • Australian International Animation Festival


Lost Lanes

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


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
  • Snake Gully Cup, Gundagai
  • Annual Miniature Railway Invitational Run
  • Christmas on Broadway, Junee

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)
  • Riverina Comedy Club
    First Friday of each month
  • Open Studio Gallery
    Every Saturday  
  • Ladysmith Tourist Railway Open Day 
    Second Saturday of each month
  • Cork & Fork Fest
    Selected dates throughout the year
  • Temora Aviation Museum Aircraft Showcase
    Selected dates throughout the year


  • River and Wren Market
    Selected dates throughout the year
  • Riverina Producers' Market 
    Every Thursday  
  • Mates Gully Produce Market
    Every Saturday  
  • Wollundry Saturday Markets 
    Second Saturday of each month
  • Tarcutta Markets
    Third Saturday of each month  
  • Markets by the Lake
    Selected Saturdays 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.

Crowds at the Spring Jam family festival in Wagga Wagga