Jazz rings in massive weekend

PLANES, trumpets and automobiles are just a sample of the action-packed events menu on offer in Wagga this weekend.

Last night the 18th Wagga Jazz and Blues Festival kicked off with a sensational sound-off, seeing audiences wowed by the sounds of some of Australia’s top jazz and blues performers.

The festival continues today with a street parade in Fitzmaurice Street starting 10.30am and a gospel service tomorrow.

Regional Express (Rex) will be throwing open its hangar doors at the Wagga Airport to celebrate 10 years since forming the merger of Kendall and Hazleton airlines.

The Rex celebration will be adding to the musical vibe in the city with Darren Coggan performing.

Visitors to the airport will also have the chance to participate in flying simulator rides, helicopter rides and the launch of Rex’s 10th anniversary book.

Car enthusiasts will be gathering at the Riverina Playhouse with Wagga’s MG Car Club hosting a tour and show ‘n’ shine.

Today, the MGs can be found at the Riverina Playhouse car park from 10am before heading out on a tour around Wagga and district at 1pm.

The chamois will be polishing the classic cars before Sunday’s show ‘n’ shine which kicks off at 7.30am and goes until 10am.

The region’s biggest fun run and ride, the Lake to Lagoon, will have the city’s streets packed on Sunday.

Starting at Apex Park, this year’s event is sure to be a fun day with federal Opposition Leader Tony Abbott competing.

Runners start the race from 10.30am tomorrow and bike riders at 10am.

Adding to the busy weekend schedule, those over 18 will also need to find time to make it to a polling place with the local government elections being held between 8am and 6pm today.

SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE: This weekend is packed with activities across Wagga with music, open days and even an MG car club gathering, including this 1950 MG TD owned by Heather and Alan Taylor.

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