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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.

If venturing (to or from) further afield, be sure to visit the Corner Country and the iconic Cameron Corner.


Due to the rapidly evolving restrictions on public gatherings during the Coronavirus pandemic, the Lightning Ridge Tourism Association and Easter Festival Committee have had no other option but to postpone our 2020 Easter Festival.

This includes all usual street events, competitions and activities including Black Opal Bull Ride, Easter Horse Racing Carnival and Fireworks.
Rest assured that we are confidently looking forward to holding some or all of these events prior to the end of this year.
Subject to any further restrictions on travel and public assembly, Lightning Ridge is open for business, recreation, fun and adventure this Easter Holidays.
Rest assured as events change or unfold we will keep you up to date.
Looking forward to seeing you all in The Ridge soon.

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, horse races, market stalls, live music, our famous fireworks spectacular and more!

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


Stallholder Application forms are now available for download here: (Postponed)

Applications for the Vehicle n Float Parade can be downloaded here: (Postponed)

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.




2020 Easter Festival Program

Download your copy of what is happening over the Easter Festival.




Photos from 2018 Easter Festival

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