2020 was the year of cancelled events of all kinds, big and small, fun and festive to milestone occasions and community get togethers.
In 2021, everyone is hopeful the majority of these events will be allowed to return again, albeit with the usual COVID safe practices in play.
So, with that in mind, here's a list of some of the events which usually take place in Leeton shire every January, February and March.
Organisers are no doubt hopeful these, along with more that pop up along the way, will be able to go ahead in 2021.
AUSTRALIA Day in Leeton shire typically includes multiple barbecue breakfasts to kick off the January 26 festivities.
These are usually held in Leeton's Mountford Park, the Yanco hall and the Murrami hall.
Following that an awards ceremony is held in Mountford Park to recognise achievers from across the shire of all kinds of backgrounds, ages and such.
A pool party usually rounds out the day at the Leeton pool.
However, with the renovation work at the pool still continuing, this may be moved to Whitton.
Check back in with The Irrigator in the coming weeks to see exactly what is planned for the shire on Australia Day once these details are formally finalised.
The Volkswagen Scramble will be held at the Leeton golf course on January 31.
This event is part of a national competition and Leeton golfers have enjoyed much success in the past.
For more information contact Jason Mimmo at the pro shop.
VARIOUS restaurants in Leeton shire typically hold special Valentine's Day events on February 14 each year.
It is worth checking with your favourite venue what they have planned if this is a date you enjoy celebrating.
Most restaurants in the past have been known to prepare one-off menus for the occasion.
THE Narrandera Rodeo is scheduled to take place on February 20 from 6pm.
This event is family-friendly and well worth checking out with just a short drive over to our neighbours.
Leeton Bidgee Classic
THE Leeton Bidgee Classic event is slated to be held from March 5 to March 7 in 2021.
The event was one of the last big ones to be held in 2020 as restrictions on gatherings come into play soon after.
This year's event will again be based at Gogeldrie Weir and encourages anglers from beginners to the professional to take part in the fishing competition along the Murrumbidgee River.
Events such as the Leeton Farmers and Makers Markets and the Yanco Markets made a return in the latter half of 2020. The first Leeton event will be held on February 6 in Mountford Park, with Yanco to also return that month.
A monthly hoop and flow jam will kick off on January 31 in Mounford Park at 10.30am for those interested in hula hooping or learning the craft.
Don't forget to check out the movies on offer at the Roxy Theatre before it closes for redevelopment work to begin.
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