Official Festival Opening

Saturday 10 June 2023: 9.45am-11am

This year’s theme is Moving Forward, but we can’t do that without honouring the past.  Head to Spencer Park on Saturday morning for the Official Festival Opening where we pay tribute to musicians, venues, committees, volunteers and supporters from the last 40 years. Enjoy the live music, dancing, historic car display, live  and more!

Confirmed for 2023 Official Festival Opening:

Welcome to Country by Wendy Dixon

Music from the Royal Australian Navy Band

Eden Monaro’s Federal MP Kristy McBain

Bega Valley Shire Council Mayor Russell Fitzpatrick

Tribute to Kevin and Aileen Walsh

Announcement of MJF Awards

Members of the first Down South Jazz Band

Canberra’s Swing Katz Dancers

Col Hazel and Garford the historic Fire Truck

CAT 7 Fire Truck

Sapphire Coast Historic Vehicle Club display

Down South Jazz Club

Coffee and biscuits available from Bonnie Day’s Coffee Cart