Spring fun continues across the Border and North East. Here are five ideas to inspire you this weekend.
Entertainment – Beechworth Celtic Festival
The Beechworth Celtic Festival is a celebration of Celtic culture, featuring a Celtic Dinner, Beechworth Old Gaol Tattoo, dancing, music, family history, the Pipe Bands March, markets and more across the weekend.
The feature will be the Tattoo with more than 90 minutes of music, dance, colour and pageantry as the event salutes the original ANZACs in this year’s Old Goal Tattoo: Music of the Great War.
Eye Candy – Mustangs on the Murray and Bright Rod Run
Mustang Clubs from NSW and Victoria will meet on the Border to talk and show their cars.
Sunday’s display at Junction Place Wodonga from 9:00am to 12:00pm will feature around thirty Mustangs ranging from the 60’s to modern ponies.
Meantime Bright turns into the Hot Rod capital this weekend for the Bright Rod Run. There will be a multitude of events to keep the entire family entertained including the Show ‘n’ Shine, Poker Run, markets, live music and drive in cinema.
Family Fun – Brave Hearts Dragon Boat Club Community Regatta
Watch exhilarating dragon boats in action while raising money for a good cause at the 12th annual community regatta on Sunday 12 November.
Bring a picnic rug and chairs for a fun-filled day with free kids’ activities, stalls and food vendors throughout the day. The event features 12 teams, including two cancer survivor and supporter races.
Culture – Festival of Lights, Albury
Albury Wodonga Indian Australian Association hosts the Festival of Lights at QEII square on Saturday 11 November from 6:30pm to 9:00pm.
The Festival marks the triumph of good over evil and showcases the regional and folk culture of India, Bhutan and Nepal where Diwali-the Festival of Lights is celebrated.
There will be authentic Indian food, music and folk dancing. Details: https://www.facebook.com/awiaa1992/
Commemoration – Armistice Centenary, Albury
Among Armistice commemorations across the Border and North East marking 100 years since the end of World War One is a special ceremony at the Pioneer Cemetery on Sunday 11 November at 4:00pm that will honour more than 240 servicemen and women who were laid to rest in Albury.
At 5:00pm, pipers from the Scots School Albury will play a special tribute to the more-than 2,000 pipers from all nations who were killed or wounded during the Great War.
A display, Armistice: Albury’s Armistice Celebration, which examines life in Albury at the time of the war’s end, is also on show in the council offices foyer until 5 April 2019.
What’s On – Extra (from our Border Cafe partners)
November Headline Acts, Live & Free, The Studio @ SSA
Sat 10 Nov – Purple Revolution
Sat 17 Nov – Monday Saints
Fri 23 Nov– Thirsty Merc
Sat 24 Nov – Thunderstruck
What’s On Soon
La Dolce Vita – the wine and food festival that is an Italian celebration of the King Valley’s winemaking families. 17 – 18 November.
Viking Feast – a gourmet Viking feast with matching beer, wine and mead, Saturday 17 November at SS&A Auditorium.
McRae Motors Wodonga Gold Cup – 30 November
Great Australian Beer Festival, Albury – 1 December