Plenty on offer this long weekend, but police urge caution

A couple enjoying the Wyangala Dam Bonfire and Fireworks Spectacular. Photo: Meg French

A couple enjoying the Wyangala Dam Bonfire and Fireworks Spectacular. Photo: Meg French

The weekend's weather may be chilly but that shouldn't cool off the holiday spirits of Cowra residents.

There is plenty on offer around the region to keep the the whole family entertained this Queen's Birthday Long Weekend.

Wyangala will host its annual Bonfire and Fireworks Spectacular on Sunday from 4pm at Matt Morrison Oval.

More than 4000 people attended last year's event, with something for everyone including live entertainment, a jumping castle, hot and cold beverages, a huge bonfire and dazzling fireworks, all for free.

The Gooloogong Log Cabin markets will be on from 9am on June 9. The winter weather lends itself to a nice country drive and there will be a stall for everyone.

Those looking for something further afield can visit the Iandra Castle open day, Grenfell's Henry Lawson Festival or Eugowra's Golden Plough, which returns after an 11-year break.

Chifley Police District Inspector, Adam Beard, said while the long weekend was a great time to get away, drivers needed to be more aware of their surroundings and drive to survive.

"Operation Stay Alert will start at 12.01am on June 7 and will run until 11.59pm on Monday, June 10," he said.

"There will be a heavy presence of both Highway Patrol and General Duties officers on our roads.

"Police will be targeting speeding, seat belt offences, mobile phone use as well as drink and drug driving.

"With expectations of wet and frosty weather in parts of the state drivers need to drive to the conditions. We want to see people arrive to their destination safely and return home safely," he said.

Traffic offences during Operation Stay Alert will attract double demerit points.