Two woman standing next to a light tunnel exhibit.
TUNNEL OF LIGHT: Council’s Events Officer Emma Corbett Events Assistant Tyrelle Gow inspect the installation of the 48-metre tunnel of light featuring 100,000 individual golden buds.

Events & Tourism

It’s Festival of W go-time!

Published: 05 Jul 2024 9:32am

It’s time to make the whole place shimmer at Wagga Wagga’s Festival of W.

Festival of W (FoW) 2024 will light up the Wollundry Lagoon precinct and Victory Memorial Gardens for 16 wintry days from Saturday 6 July to Sunday 21 July 2024.

A curated festival program, featuring local, national and international artists, performers and businesses, will deliver immersive light-art experiences, ice skating, live music and winter food offerings across the 16-day festival.

From 10am on Saturday, festival folk can enjoy the return of ice skating on the Skate Wagga Wagga ice rink, with tickets for all sessions, running from 10am to 10pm, on sale now.

A large group of people gathered on an ice-skating rink.

From 11.30am, the festival’s dining hub House of FoW will also open, offering a range of winter-warming delights.

Council’s Events Officer Emma Corbett said the Festival’s crowd-pleasing light show, Lightvision, returns at the Wollundry Lagoon precinct from 5pm to 10pm each evening.

“Council has once again partnered with leading Australian multi-disciplinary design and production experts, Mandylights, to deliver the free, large-scale, light and sound experience,” Ms Corbett said.

Larger than life inflatable lilies on the Wollundry Lagoon.

Lightvision will feature a floating installation on the Lagoon.

The festival will also deliver a special pop-up activation, funded by the NSW Government's Open Streets Program from Friday 12 July to Sunday 14 July, which will feature temporary activations within the festival.

Live music from a range of local and regional artists can also be enjoyed each Friday and Saturday evening at House of FoW.

People standing inside a large marquee.

Festival folk wanting to experience something a little bit different can also secure a ticket for one of the Silent Dis-FoW sessions.

Festival of W is proudly presented and delivered by Wagga Wagga City Council with sponsorship from creative producers Mandylights for the contributions to Lightvision, and the NSW Government for funding the special pop-up street activation.

For the full festival program head to the Visit Wagga website:

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