Sapphire Coast

SAPPHIRE COAST - AUTUMN 2024 27 Merimbula Jazz Festival all set to swing in June The 42nd Merimbula Jazz Festival will be held at various venues across Merimbula from the 7-10 June 2024. Established in 1981, the Merimbula Jazz Festival is now the longest-running jazz festival in Australia, giving jazz lovers the chance to see, hear and socialise with talented jazz musicians from right across Australia. Performance venues for this year’s Festival will include Twyford Hall, The Lakeview Hotel, Merimbula RSL Club and Club Sapphire Merimbula, and there’ll also be buskers bringing jazz music to Merimbula’s streets. Festival Committee President, Denise Dion, said that along with a feature-packed program of performances, this year’s festival will also include two vocal workshops that encourage anyone to have a go at singing and performing. “If you’ve ever thought how wonderful it might be to sing as part of a gospel choir or in front of a big band – this is the chance you have been waiting for... and beginners are welcome,”Denise said.“Each workshop comes with the opportunity to perform with a large vocal group as part of the festival program.” The Festival also incorporates a family lakeside lantern walk, a Jazz Hatters’ Party, a Jazz Quest talent competion, and many other events and activities. For a full Merimbula Jazz Festival program, ticket information, workshop bookings and much more, visit the Merimbula Jazz Festival website at Photos from previous Merimbula Jazz Festivals. This year’s Festival will be held at various venues from the 7-10 June 2024. MARKET DAYS First Sunday of the Month 8.30am – 12.30pm | Candelo Market, Candelo Township Every Thursday of the Month 3.30pm – 5.30pm | Bermagui Growers & Makers Market, Bermagui Country Club (Market runs October to April) Every Friday of the Month 8am – 1pm | Bega Produce Market, Littleton Gardens, Bega Second Sunday of the Month 8am – 1pm | Pambula Village Market, Pambula Soccer Grounds Third Saturday of the Month 8am – 1pm | Eden Community Market, Eden Uniting Church Community Garden Third Sunday of the Month 8am – noon | Merimbula Seaside Market, Ford Oval Mermbula Fourth Sunday of the Month 8.30am – 1pm | Wyndham Village Market, Wyndham Hall Last Sunday of the Month 8.30am – 12.30pm | Bermagui Market, Dickinson Park, Lamont Street Third Saturday (January, April, July, October) 9am – noon | Flourish Market Pambula, Grounds of Covingtons, Pambula Fourth Saturday (January, April, July, October) 8am – noon | Nethercote Produce Market, Nethercote Hall VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRE Bega Visitor Information Centre (02) 6491 7645 | Lagoon Street,Bega NSW 2550 Cobargo Visitor Information Centre (02) 6493 6110 | Princess Highway,Cobargo NSW 2550 Eden Visitor Information Centre (02) 6496 1953 | Weecoon Street,Eden Wharf,Eden NSW 2551 | Merimbula Visitor Information Centre (02) 6495 1129 | Shop 7/29 Market Street,Merimbula NSW 2548 Free call 1800 150 457 | Bermagui Visitor Information Centre (Bermagui Community Centre) (02) 6493 3054 Bunga Street Bermagui NSW 2546 | Sapphire Coast Directory