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Festival of the Lakes 2023 – Lake Cargelligo
Sat 30 September at 10:00 am - Sun 1 October at 4:00 pmFREE
Over the October long weekend 2023 (September 30th – October 1st) the town of Lake Cargelligo will host the Festival of the Lakes – an opportunity for anyone who reserves a special place in their heart for the Lake to remember the past, enjoy the present and celebrate a strong future together.
Featuring live music, a street parade, market stalls, food vans, silent disco, a sports gala day, and art, photography and memorabilia exhibitions, the Festival will be a chance to come together and see what’s happening in our beautiful town. The Festival will commence with a Welcome to Country and Smoking Ceremony and continue throughout Saturday and Sunday at Liberty Park and the Rec Ground. There are also many events to be held throughout the weekend by other organisations and groups, including an open day at the Museum with lunch and an old-time shearing display, bowling, and church services.
Register now for your free tickets to the Festival of the Lakes 2023! The free tickets for this event will be used to ensure that we have enough amenities for everyone who is coming.
The Organising Committee for the 2023 Festival of the Lakes is auspiced by Lower Lachlan Community Services Inc.
The organising committee for the Festival of the Lakes would like to acknowledge the Wiradjuri people who are the Traditional Custodians of the Land on which the festival is held. We would also like to pay respect to their people both past and present and extend that respect to other Aboriginal Australians who attend the festival.
The What’s On calendar covers arts and heritage events happening across the NSW Central West in the local government areas of Bathurst Region, Blayney, Cabonne, Cowra, Forbes, Lachlan, Lithgow, Mid-Western Region, Oberon, Orange, Parkes and Weddin.
Event listings are sourced or supplied from local venues and arts organisations. Many events listed here have been originally shared by the organisers on social media. Whilst all care is taken – and accuracy is our priority – we can take no responsibility for date changes or the content of contributed information. Contact the event organisers listed for more details or to book tickets.
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