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Getting to Lightning Ridge is easy from any of the east coast capitals and is a short drive north of Walgett, and while it is not on the Darling River, it is certainly a must-see destination while travelling the Darling River Run.

Lightning Ridge Easter Festival

The Easter Festival showcases all that the 'Ridge has to offer and so much more.

If you are after a unique, dynamic and memorable experience make sure not to miss it.

The festival is a fantastic weekend for the whole family and packed full of events including:

  • Rodeo (Friday evening)
  • "Big Dig" for opals
  • "Little Dig" for techie prizes
  • Novelty events
  • Miners challenges
  • Float parade
  • Forse races
  • Market stalls
  • Live music
  • Our famous fireworks spectacular
  • And much more!

It's the only place to be this Easter - and every Easter!

For all enquiries please contact the festival co-ordinator via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


2022 Easter Festival Program

Program Coming early 2022!



Photos from Previous Easter Festivals

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