The town’s signature event, the National Cherry Festival is now in its 64th year and is held in the first full weekend in December coinciding with the cherry harvest. The festival starts Friday night with fireworks, live music in the park and announcement of the Cherry Queen and Charity Queen winners in the annual festival queen competition and a big program of events continues on Saturday and Sunday morning.
There are many other sporting and cultural events linked to the National Cherry Festival held in November and December.
The town’s historical festival, the Lambing Flat Chinese Festival is scheduled for April 5 in 2014.
The Hilltops Annual Wine Dinner is another popular local event focusing attention of the superior food and wine coming from the region.
Be in the crowd in the grand location of Carrington Park on January 26 for the announcement of Australia Day awards.
Assemble outside the town hall for the dawn service on Anzac Day to pay your respects, or join the crowd to view the march and attend the service later in the day.
Mark the annual Young Agriculture Show each September in your diary and soak up the atmosphere in the ring, pavilion and side show alley.
Though out the year the town hosts a range of other major events: dressage, masters’ rugby league, Veterans’ golf,
Year round Young offers a range of attractions: the Lambing Flat Folk Museum, art exhibitions from the Society of Artists at the Burrangong Gallery, film projects, concerts from Young Regional School of Music and its association with Musical Viva, choral works and Young’s very own Down to Earth opera company.