Events & Tourism

Take a 'Fresh' look at one of city's favourite cultural events

Published: 06 Mar 2020 2:37pm

The Fresh program creatively combines Seniors Festival and Youth Week celebrations into a month-long program of talks, workshops and events for people of all ages and walks-of-life.

In April 2020, there will be even more ways to explore and experience this fun, diverse and engaging program, presented by Wagga Wagga City Council.

Council’s Director Community Janice Summerhayes said Wagga Wagga is a diverse community and the concept behind Fresh is to bring people of different ages, backgrounds and cultures together.

“Whether you’re young or old(er), this year’s Fresh program has something for everyone – with a series of special events tailor-made for young people, families and older members of our community. The program is bursting with highlights ranging from live music to cross-cultural dance workshops, ancient and contemporary art forms and more,” Ms Summerhayes said.

“More than 2500 people of all ages and backgrounds took part in Fresh 2019, with the broad variety of activities and focus on inclusion part of its success.

“The Fresh 2020 program is a mix of headline events, along with a variety of workshops, talks and more by local businesses, community groups and artists.”

Ms Summerhayes said the mix of Seniors Festival and Youth Week brings millennials, Gen Y, Gen X, baby boomer and silent generation audiences together to exchange ideas, and learn new skills, in order to gain new perspectives and insights into the way they see the world.

“Fresh is a fantastic opportunity for residents to learn something new or discover something out of the ordinary,” Ms Summerhayes said.

Pick up a hard copy of the Fresh program from the Visitor Information Centre, Wagga Wagga City Library, Wagga Wagga Art Gallery, Museum of the Riverina and Wagga Civic Theatre.

A Re-Fresh program with activities hand-picked for over 60s by the Senior Citizens’ Club of Wagga Wagga is available for collection from the Seniors Community Centre.

For full event details visit or call the Visitor Information Centre on 1300 100 122.

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