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BUSY WEEKEND AHEAD FOR GRIFFITH

Griffith knows how to put on a show and this June long weekend is no exception according to Councillor Christine Stead, Chair Tourism Management Committee for Griffith City Council.

“The June long weekend is always a big one for Griffith and we are really excited about the range of upcoming events,” Said Councillor Stead.

“From sporting events, winery celebrations and the traditional Shaheedi Tournament, our residents and visitors will not be short of activities.”

Saturday 8 & 9 will see Ted Scobie Oval be transformed for the Shaheedi Tournament, which the Sikh community host every year. Come along and enjoy traditional Indian cuisine, soccer, tug-o-war, athletic events for the kids, and Kabbadi – a traditional wrestling sport originating from early Indian civilisation. 

“Council is pleased to be able to once again support the Shaheedi Tournament, a very important event on our calendar. Every year the event grows with participants and spectators traveling from all over the country attending – I would encourage you to stop by and enjoy the festivities,” said Councillor Stead.

The MIA Tennis Tournament is also being held Saturday and Sunday, one of the longest running regional tennis tournaments in NSW. Held at the Noorilla Street Tennis Complex, spectators are welcome to attend with the canteen operating all day and evening meals also available.

What’s a June long weekend without Shiraz? Come along to Last Leaf at Yarran Wines on Sunday 9 from 12pm – 5pm and enjoy a drop or two of local wines, live music and plenty of delicious food with thanks to 3 Brothers.

Griffith Regional Art Gallery will be open all weekend, showcasing the spectacular Through our own eyes exhibition featuring the works of three contemporary Aboriginal Artists. The Gallery is open from 10am – 2pm Saturday and Sunday.

Griffith City Library will be open Saturday from 9am – 4pm and is hosting the Art of Aging exhibition as part of the NSW Ageing Strategy 2016–2020 to demonstrate the diversity of older people in NSW. The photographic exhibition celebrates the value, experience and contribution older people bring, and challenges out-dated perceptions of ageing.

Why not take a step back in time and visit Griffith Pioneer Park Museum? Open from 9am – 3pm Saturday and Sunday, is the perfect stop for the entire family. Learn all about the earliest settlers from our region while strolling through the picturesque bush surroundings.

Griffith Rotary Markets will be held Sunday morning from - high quality locally grown fruit and vegetables, garden furniture, bread, cakes and slices, fresh flowers, cheese, olive oil and more is on offer at this popular local Market. Located at the Griffith Showgrounds, the market operates from 7am – 12pm. 

“This is just a small taste of events happening across the region, but you can see it is once again gearing up to be a memorable long weekend,” said Councillor Stead.

“You can view all the events via our website at visitgriffith.com.au or drop in to the Visitor Information Centre on Jondaryan Avenue which is open every day from 9am – 5pm.”

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