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In March, local stalwart Codemo Smallgoods closed their doors. The Griffith Tourism Team wish to thank Gary, Steven, Robert and families, for being wonderful ambassadors for our city. With a history of smallgoods manufacturing that dates back to the 1950s, Codemo Smallgoods have always prided themselves on providing quality not quantity. They have played such a significant role in Griffith's visitor economy, offering a personalised experience with their tastings, passion, generosity and warm hospitality.  From the locals and independent travellers to the many groups they have hosted over the years, Codemo Smallgoods and their well renowned salami will most certainly be missed.
GRIFFITH EASTER PARTY
Sunday 18 April 2021
An action packed weekend of events for the whole family. Taste our region's food and wine and experience what activities our wineries have to offer. Explore the Easter Saturday Sidewalk Sale in the CBD or stretch your legs in the Bacchus on the Lake Fun Run. Bookings will be required for most events, pick up a program from the Griffith Visitor Information Centre closer to the date or visit the website.
CELEBRATING 50 YEARS
5 – 12 April 2021 
Pioneer Park Museum is celebrating it’s 50th year anniversary, to mark the occasion it will host a new exhibition dedicated to the Museum’s history. Pioneer Park called ‘One Man’s Dream: Treasures of Pioneer Park Museum’. The exhibition will be on display from 5 to 12 April from 10am – 3pm each day. Floor talks on the exhibition will be conducted by the Curator throughout the week, with bookings essential. There will be a number of events running throughout this period, go to the website for more details.
BRISCOLA 2 V 2 TOURNAMENT
Sunday 18 April 2021 
Griffith’s first Briscola 2 v 2 official tournament is launching in April. Briscola is a unique card game that is native to Italy. 
Teams of two will battle it out at Pizzeria Belvedere to win the title of the first Briscola Champion in Griffith. Pre-registration is required and it is limited to 12 teams. Click here for more information.

NERIDAH STOCKLEY: A SECULAR VIEW
19 March – 2 May 2021
A Secular View is an exhibition spanning twenty-five years of sustained practice by Northern Territory based artist Neridah Stockley. Stockley’s work is characterised by abstracted compositions that hint at narrative or symbolic content, traversing memory and experience in an ongoing dialogue with visual interpretation. A Secular View is on exhibition now at the Griffith Regional Art Gallery until 2nd of May 2021.

A FAREWELL TO DORIS
Saturday 24 April 2021
A Farewell to Doris with Melinda Schneider is a tribute to the legendary Doris Day. Following the recent passing of the iconic Doris Day, acclaimed Australian singer Melinda Schneider pays tribute to her childhood idol in A Farewell To Doris, performing all of Doris’ timeless hits, including Que Sera, Sera, Sentimental Journey, Everybody Loves a Lover and Secret Love. A nostalgic concert celebration of a remarkable life. Tickets are available to purchase here. 

STREET SCAPES
May 2021
Street Scapes Griffith is a celebration of our city. During the month of May, locals and visitors can enjoy a series of activities, events and activations that invigorate the CBD and breathe life back into the city’s street scapes.
Street Scapes will transform the CBD into an outdoor cultural experience. A section of Kooyoo Street will be converted into a pedestrian piazza and will host an array of activities. More information to come and the website is launching soon.

ARCHIBALD PRIZE: 2020
7 May to 20 June 2021
Gaze in wonder, admire and critique the finalists from the 2020 Archibald Prize. 
Australia’s favourite portrait prize, the annual Archibald Prize is eagerly anticipated by artists and audiences alike. Griffith Regional Art gallery is lucky enough to be one of the six stops Australia wide in the Archibald Prize 2020 tour. For more information click here.

 

RIVERINA FIELD DAYS
Friday 14 & Saturday 15 May 2021
Riverina Fields Days will be back in 2021, located at the Griffith Showgrounds it has everything farming and agriculture related, plus so much more! This year there will be a strong focus on rural health and wellbeing. Over the two days the entire community can discover and access a variety of organisations and professional help. For more information visit the Riverina Field Days website.

A TASTE OF ITALY: GRIFFITH
27 -29 August 2021
Save the date! A Taste of Italy: Griffith is back! The much loved cultural celebration will be held 27 -29 August 2021. Follow the Visit Griffith Facebook for updates as they become available.

CATANIA FRUIT SALAD FARM
We were delighted to release the second instalment of our Meet the Local series. Catania Fruit Salad Farm is run by Sharon and Joe Maugeri and is home to more than 60 types of fruit and nut trees. At Catania you can tour the orchard in a rustic mini bus and learn about the history of irrigation and the array of crops they grow. You can view the video here.

QANTAS
Griffith's first Qantas flight touched down on Monday 1 March. Qantas offers a daily return flight from Sydney to Griffith. Visitors and locals are able to take connecting flights to Griffith from other cities and towns thanks to Qantas’ extensive domestic flight route. Visiting Griffith has become a whole lot easier! You can earn frequent flyer points and have a rocket toppa all in one day! Book flights here.

EVERYDAY GOURMET
Visit Griffith joined forces with Aus Prunes, Australian Almonds & Stahmann Webster to bring Justine Schofield and the team from Everyday Gourmet, to showcase Griffith as the agricultural powerhouse that we are.
Justine & the crew were treated with our well renowned Griffith hospitality and thoroughly enjoyed their time here! Justine cooked up a storm with an abundance of our local produce; keep an eye out for when it hits the screen later this year on Channel 10 and TenPlay.

 

AQUNA SUSTAINABLE MURRAY COD
Aquna Sustainable Murray Cod are leaders in their field with a strong commitment to innovation, sustainability and quality. Their Murray Cod are grown in open ponds on the Murray-Darling Basin river system, containing the fish in their native environment. By using a land-based aquaculture model, Aquna has one of the lowest environmental footprints in the industry. Aquna Murray Cod products can be purchased from their Griffith retail shop. Aquna Murray Cod, the perfect addition to your Easter menu.

KIDMAN WAYSIDE INN
Named after Sir Sydney Kidman, one of Australia's largest property owners, the Kidman Wayside Inn has 80 ground floor luxury units, taking on a theme of the farmer and a stockman's life.  When you stay away from home you want to feel safe and comfortable and the Kidman offers that experience. Choose to dine in at the onsite restaurant or take a stroll to the clubs or main street precinct.

RICE
The Riverina is a renowned rice growing region. Typically sown in October and November and grown in bays of water over the summer. The green paddocks have turned a golden colour and the rice is now ready to be harvested. Driving around the region you may see rice headers in the paddock stripping this popular and nutritious grain.
Annual rice production for the Riverina region is estimated to be 450,000 tonnes this year!

 

CORN
Corn, also referred to as maize is planted in spring and harvested in April. The plant is green as it grows, it then dries off to a golden colour and is ready to be harvested. 
Maize has a myriad of uses; cornflakes, polenta, popcorn, starch and stockfeed to name a few.
Keep an eye out for this 2m tall plant, particularly on the Kidman Way when travelling from Coleambally. 

 

COUNTRY STYLE
Have you spotted Griffith in the March edition of Country Style Magazine? Visit Griffith teamed up with Country Style and our idyllic patch of paradise has been featured as this month’s MY TOWN.  It is wonderful to see so many of our local businesses in print. Pick up a copy at your local newsagents.

AUSTRALIAN TRAVELLER
Griffith, so nice it was mentioned twice in the City to Outback edition of Australian Traveller! Griffith was named as one of ‘the quirky outback delights of the Kidman Way’ (click here to read) and the Griffith Regional Art Gallery was listed in the ‘Knockout art galleries in regional hubs’.

ESCAPE - SUNDAY TELEGRAPH
Best Short Breaks – The ultimate list for a quick getaway. We are beyond chuffed to be listed as the 15th destination in a recent edition of the Sunday Telegraph’s Escape travel magazine.
 

SUNDAY ADVERTISER
Explore the best of Griffith; a wonderful feature from Wagga Wagga’s Weekend Advertiser, highlighting some of the marvellous things Griffith has to offer. We love seeing Griffith in print!

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