There’s a lot going on around Wagga this weekend.
For the next three days, we're likely to see a bit of cloud cover, but the rain will hold off. Temperatures probably won’t get much higher than 16.
This weekend is stacked full of things to do, with Council’s events coordinator Fiona Hamilton saying she’s expecting hundreds of visitors to attend.
“Wagga has already seen a huge offering of events in May, starting with the Gold Cup carnival and backed up by Fitz Live,” she said.
Batlow’s annual festival for cider lovers is on May 19.
The region’s unique, home-grown brews, boutique ciders, craft beers, and cold climate wines will be available for tasting from 10am to 4pm.
Additional festival features will kick on until 4:30pm, and including merchandise stalls, exhibits, stage shows, street performers and the Wacky Apple Tarts dance troupe.
Tickets are available at the gates, with adults paying $5 and children in for free.
Fire and Rescue Station Open Day
As part of the annual fire and rescue open day on May 19, Wagga fire station will be throwing its gates wide between 10am and 2pm.
The day will include firefighting demonstrations, station tours, presentations on fire safety, hands-on experience with fire fighting equipment, and an up-and-personal experience inside the engine.
Neighbouring stations in Turvey Park, Junee, Coolamon, Henty, and Lockhart will also participating in the open day.
Australian International Animation Festival
The 15th annual Australian International Animation Festival comes to Wagga from May 18 to 20.
More than 120 films have been selected from over 4,000 global submissions to be shown all over the country, including at the Forum 6 Cinemas.
Screenings will begin at 5:30pm tonight, and 12.30pm on Saturday and Sunday.
Tickets cost $13 for adults and $8 for children, with full festival passes available for $50.
The festival will also feature a number of free animation seminars by leading Australian animators.
A market and car boot sale is being held tomorrow to raise money for Mia Sterwart’s surgery in America next year.
It will be held at the Wagga Christian College from 9am to 3pm.
There will be more than 40 market stalls, a jumping castle, face painting as well as the car boot sale.
Stamp & Coin Fair
Seven out-of-town dealers will congregate in Wagga to buy and sell coins and stamps on May 19 and 20.
Market-goers may also have their collections valued at the valuations and stamp club bargain table.
Stalls will be set up at Sturt Public School from 9am to 5pm on Saturday, and 9am to 3pm on Sunday.
Entry on both days is free. Pick up a bargain and complete your collections.
National Families Week Family Fun Day
To celebrate the beginning of National Families Week, Wagga Family Support Services is hosting a fun day on May 19.
The free event will be on at the Botanic Gardens from 11am to 2pm with a sausage sizzle, jumping castles, face painting, and children’s art activities throughout the afternoon.
Bring a picnic blanket and remember to rug up!