With the opening of a splash park, a school fete, ballet, a twilight festival, Spring Car Nationals and paddling — there's plenty to do in Shepparton this weekend.
And with the weather predicted to reach 28°C today and tomorrow and 30°C on Sunday, it's an ideal time to get out and about.
Opening of Merrigum Splash Park
What: The summer outdoor pool is opening at Merrigum pool.
When: 1.30 pm.
Where: Merrigum Pool, Morrissey St, Merrigum.
Cost: $3.80 child/$5.40 adult/$14.50 family.
St Luke's Primary School Fete
What: Enjoy carnival rides including dodgems, as well as spinning wheels, dunk tank, lots of food and games.
When: 4 pm to 8 pm.
Where: St Luke's Primary School, Goulburn Valley Hwy, Shepparton.
Cost: $35 for unlimited rides.
More information: Phone Raathika on 0421 300 924.
Spring Car Nationals
What: Enjoy a weekend of non-stop action with other like-minded petrol heads.
When: Friday 6 pm to 9 pm, Saturday 9 am to 10 pm, Sunday 9 am to 7 pm.
Where: Shepparton Showgrounds, High St, Shepparton.
Cost: Weekend pass — adult $80/family (two adults and up to three children under 14) $160/child (10-14 inclusive) $30.
More information: Including other ticket prices, visit www.autofest.com.au/spring-nats/event-home/
Goulburn Valley Academy of Ballet presents The Nutcracker & Other Dances
What: Don't miss the opportunity to see the students perform this classic.
When: Saturday and Sunday at 2 pm.
Where: Riverlinks Eastbank, 70 Welsford St, Shepparton.
Cost: Full $28/Concession $20/Student $18/Child $18.
More information: Phone Riverlinks box office on 5832 9511.
What: There will be trade stalls, demonstrations and a tailgaters’ market. There will also be an auction of gemstones and materials Saturday evening with goods that have been donated from traders and tailgaters.
When: Saturday and Sunday, 10 am to 4 pm.
Where: Kialla Harness Racing Complex, Goulburn Valley Hwy, Shepparton.
Cost: Adults $5, Children under 12 free.
More information: Phone George Fadersen on 5831 8466 or email [email protected]
Flats Walk and Bush Tucker
What: Join Uncle Rueben Baksh and others for a unique and memorable cultural walk on The Flats. Learn about significant events and hear personal stories of life growing up on the banks of the Goulburn River before enjoying a traditional-style lunch.
When: 11 am to 1 pm.
Where: Chinamans Gardens, Mooroopna.
More information: Bookings essential — places are limited. Please RSVP to RiverConnect on 5832 9714 or email [email protected]
Toolamba Twilight Festival
What: Live music, licensed bar and food. It's a perfect night out for the whole family.
When: 5 pm to 9 pm.
Where: Toolamba Community Hall, Wren St, Toolamba.
More information: Phone Keira Birchmore on 0417 252 874 or email [email protected]
What: Paddlehub offers activities for families looking to experience paddling for the first time or to further develop your paddling skills.
When: 11 am to 3 pm.
Where: Victoria Park Lake — Southern Boat Ramp, Shepparton.
More information: Phone 9020 2750 or email [email protected]