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Lake Light Sculpture and much more this weekend in the Snowy Mountains

Ian Campbell 18 April 2019
Matt Hill’s “The Shadow Sphere”. Photo: Lisa Matthes.

Matt Hill’s “The Shadow Sphere” at 2018 Lake Light. Photo: Lisa Matthes.

It’s a packed weekend of events in the Snowy Mountains this Easter. Here’s our guide to all the fun that’s on offer:

Lake Light Sculpture, Banjo Paterson Park, Jindabyne, April 19 to 22

Lake Light Sculpture is an inspiring outdoor sculpture event set amidst the stunning foreshore of Lake Jindabyne and the Snowy Mountains.

Sculptures are displayed in an evocative setting on the water edge, a living studio for artworks but as night falls the real magic happens.

Illumination has, since the festival’s inception, been a defining element of Lake Light Sculpture, and the sculptures are lit from sunset to 10 pm each night. Artists embed lighting, reflection and optical tricks into their sculptures to play on the light of Easter’s full moon. The effect is dramatic, transforming already interesting sculptures and revealing hidden elements.

Artists of every calibre are on show – including professionals, experienced and emerging artists, community groups, and local tradesmen.

Visit the Lake Light tent near the Strzelecki Monument at Banjo Paterson Park to collect a program for a gold coin donation and participate in voting for the People’s Choice Award.

Thredbo School Holidays Adventure Festival, on now until Saturday, April 27

Promising a mountain of activities for the whole family across the entire school holiday period, this is a seriously packed program – it’s impossible to list everything!

Headlining this Easter Long Weekend is the Thredbo $10,000 Golden Easter Egg Hunt by Lindt taking place on Easter Sunday. Six Lindt golden bunnies will be hidden, with a jackpot bunny worth $5,000 and five other bunnies worth $1,000 each.

There’s also a Giant Kids Easter Egg Hunt from 10 am at Friday Flat, where over 5,000 Lindt chocolate eggs will be waiting to be found.

Check out the big program of events HERE

Delegate Duck Race, Good Friday, April 19, Bill Jeffery Park, 12 pm to 4 pm

Ducks are $10 each and are available at the Delegate Cafe, Delegate General Store, Old Delegate Post Office and on the day at Bill Jeffrey Park. Funds raised go to Delegate Public School.

Entries are also open for the popular Kids Boat Race! Make your own boat out of recyclable materials to race on the day,  plus there will be a variety of games for both adults and kids throughout the afternoon.

There is a variety of prizes to win in the day including $250 for the winner of the Duck Race.

There may even be a Treasure Hunt – with a twist!

Delegate Easter Egg Hunt, Easter Sunday, April 21, Delegate Country Club, 4 pm

The club is open across the Easter long weekend and serving hot finger food after Sundays Easter Egg Hunt.

Jindabyne Lions 2019 Easter Art Show and Sale, April 19 to 27, Jindabyne Memorial Hall 

Bringing ‘Art with Altitude to the Snowy Mountains’ for over 20 years, the Jindabyne Lions Art Show and Sale is an Easter tradition.

The committee, under the leadership of Terry Chalk has been busy arranging entries, hanging artworks, and judging – a great opportunity for talented local artists to display their work and perhaps sell a few pieces.

While you are there, take in the Snowy Mountains Easter Quilt and Craft Exhibition, April 19 to 21 at the Jindabyne Memorial Hall.

Adaminaby Easter Fair, Saturday, April 20 9 am to 3 pm 

A great day out in the Snowy Mountains for people of all ages, the Adaminaby Easter Fair features food and market stalls, entertainment, activities, displays, a kids zone, visit from the Easter Bunny and the wonderful Wacky Quacky Duck Race, with $1,000 prize money on offer!

40th Berridale Lions Easter Fair, Saturday, April 20, 9 am to 2 pm

Lots of Entertainment for all ages, including:

  • Easter Bunny Easter Egg Scramble
  • Jumping Castle
  • Heavy Machinery Display
  • RFS & Marine Rescue Displays
  • Small Animal Petting Zoo
  • Cooma Car Club display

Plus Aitchison House will be open to visitors, music by “The Jukes”, CWA Rooms open for food.

Cooma Rotary High Country Markets, Centennial Park, Cooma, 8:30 am to 1:30 pm

The biggest and most popular markets in the High Country. Head to Centennial Park on Easter Sunday for a wide variety of stalls and local attractions, plus the Lifegate Church Easter Egg Hunt for the kids starting at 7 am at the fantastic new playground.

Want to know more? Check in with Donna and the team at Cooma Visitors Centre.

Original Article published by Ian Campbell on About Regional.


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