There’s still plenty of time to put a spring in your step with a huge range of events to enjoy before the weather really heats up.
Escape the mundane by catching up with family and friends with plenty of live music on offer. Have a flutter on the races with the Spring Racing Carnival in full swing or step back in time to experience one of Australia’s most iconic cultural institutions. Why choose, when you can do them all.
With Summer just around the corner and the countdown to Christmas well and truly on, we’ve got your diary dates covered to make that perfect summer getaway even more memorable. And don’t forget to book ahead for those school holidays which are only a few weeks away.
Fridays on my Mind | Friday 1st November
Ease into the weekend, relax and unwind on a Friday evening, meet friends and family; come along and make new connections and enjoy the entertainment, gourmet food, interactive activities, music, or workshops, or simply lounge around and soak up the relaxed atmosphere.
Discover Bonegilla | Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd November
Bonegilla Migrant Experience played a unique part in Australia’s post-war history with more than 320,000 new Australians passing through the largest and longest operating migrant reception and training centre. This annual back to Bonegilla Migrant Camp gathering is a must-do on your calendar.
Professional Bull Riders Invitational | Saturday 2nd November
For one-night-only, some of the best bull riders in the world will battle the sport’s toughest bovine athletes. The thrilling eight-second rides and heart-stopping wrecks make the PBR’s Monster Energy Tour the toughest sport on dirt and one huge night that you won’t want to miss.
Rutherglen in the city | Saturday 9th November
Come and experience the magic of Rutherglen in your own backyard, as QEII Square will come alive with the magic of the Rutherglen Wine Region. With 16 pop up cellar doors let your senses loose as you explore all the varietals that make this region famous. Tickets are a bargain at only $10 each. Enjoy live music, a range of food options for purchase, and discover boutique and rare wines you can’t access anywhere else!
Twilight Markets | Thursday 14th November
Meet the makers and innovators, shop a unique range of hand-made designs and local produce or sample a selection of street-foods, craft beers and local wines amid live music from local duo Mayfair Lane and featured artist, Goodnight Japan.
Music in the Gardens | Sunday 17th November
Catch the electrifying beats of Gypsy band Lovo Lovina as they perform from their quirky Gypsy caravan stage. Fronted by Australian born Romani-Gypsy singer Sarah Bedak, Lolo Lovina are an intoxicating brew of Gypsy beats, cabaret, heavy metal, swing and tango and guarantee an afternoon of fun, love and unity.
McRae Motors Wodonga Gold Cup | Friday 29th November
The McRae Motors Wodonga Gold Cup is the highlight of the Wodonga and District Turf Club racing calendar. With loads of entertainment and packages available, this is one event you cannot afford to miss.
By the Banks Music Festival | Saturday 30th November
By The Banks Music Festival is Albury’s unique festival experience, held on the banks of the Murray River. Conceived and founded by two members of The Northern Folk, and now in its third year, By The Banks is held over 12 hours at Willowbank, Albury, featuring 15 acts across two stages.
For the Diary
Borderville Summer Circus | 4th to 7th December
There is something special about a circus. The atmosphere of the magical big top, the vibrant colours, sounds, and of course the awe-inspiring performers. To celebrate 40 incredible years, the Flying Fruit Fly Circus returns to the site of their very first show on the banks of the mighty Murray River.
Carols by Candlelight | Sunday 15th and Sunday 22nd December
The iconic Carols by Candlelight is a most loved event bringing the community together. Anything but a silent night these two events in Albury and Wodonga is a chance to bring family and friends together for a night of song, friendship and fun.
Boxing Day Races | Thursday 26th December
The Albury Racing Club was established in 1881 and today stands as an iconic venue for the city of Albury with a rich history and modern facilities and services home to thoroughbred racing and a host of premium functions and events. Continue the celebrations at the Boxing Day Races.
New Years Eve Fireworks | Tuesday 31st December
Ring in the New Year with a spectacular display of fireworks at the family-friendly time of 9 pm. Enjoy an evening of food stalls, rides and family entertainment with live music to set the atmosphere alight at Birallee Park, Wodonga. If you’re not one for heading to bed early, join in the festivities at the Albury Harness Racing Club with harness racing and a midnight fireworks display.
Now you know what you’ll be doing, you’ll need somewhere to stay.