A crowd of people in a community garden setting.
2024 EVENTS:  FUSION Botanical is one of the events returning in Wagga Wagga in 2024.

Events & Tourism

2024 brings a line-up of great events for Wagga Wagga and surrounds

Published: 18 Jan 2024 12:44pm

2024 is shaping up to be a year full of vibrant and fun events in Wagga Wagga and the surrounding rural villages to bring the community together.

Destination & Events Coordinator Kimberly Parker said “During each month of the year there will be plenty of things to get involved in with a packed calendar planned for 2024.

“People of all ages are invited to the Back to School Party at Chambers Park, Tolland, on Saturday 27 January, where there will be live music, food, creative activities and free school supplies available.”

Wide shot of an outdoor stage in Chambers Park where a young, local band plays. A small crowd of young people are lounging on the grass in front of the stage.
RETURNING 2024: The BACK TO SCHOOL PARTY will be returning Saturday 27 January 2024 at Chambers Park Tolland.

In March, Wagga Wagga will be one of seven hosts across the state for Great Southern Nights, a live music tour coordinated by Destination NSW and ARIA (Australian Recording Industry Association).

“We are very excited Wagga Wagga was chosen as a regional host for Great Southern Nights which will be held at various venues including the Civic Theatre, Birdy Bar Wagga, The Curious Rabbit and Tilly’s between 8 and 24 March,” Kimberly Parker said.

“There will be performances by some great Australian singers and bands including Illy, Kingswood, Ella Hooper, NorthlaneSneaky Sound SystemTigerlily, Kasey Chambers, Y.O.G.A and more.”

Wagga Wagga continues to be a popular destination for state sporting events with the NSW Junior Touch Football Southern Conference returning in February, and the Southern Sports Academy will again be hosting the Academy Games in April, bringing over 1,000 emerging athletes to the region to showcase their talent.

Some young people on a sporting field playing touch football.
TOUCH CARNIVAL: the NSW Junior Touch Football Southern Conference is returning to Wagga Wagga in February

Wagga Wagga City Council and the neighbouring shires of Coolamon and Junee will be hosting the Local Government NSW Destination and Visitor Economy Conference in May which is expected to attract around 250 delegates across three days to the City.

Returning in 2024 will be annual favourites including the Mardi Gras Festival, Wagga Wagga Gold Cup Carnival, Wagga Comedy Fest, Festival of W, Spring Jam and FUSION Botanical.

A crowd of people sitting in an amphitheater during a community event.
PARTY TIME: There will be plenty for residents and visitors to see and do with a great calendar of events planned for Wagga Wagga for 2024.

The latest Summer What’s On Guide is available now with information about what events are happening in the region.

Printed copies of the guide can be found in local businesses and at the Wagga Wagga Visitor Information Centre or online at visitwagga.com