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Known for its vibrant communities and packed calendar of events, The Murray plays host to a whole host of high profile events throughout the year. Join in the fun and frivolity at music and food and wine festivals, sporting events and art exhibitions.

Mildura

Travel up to Mildura early in the year for the Murray River International Music Festival and the Mildura Wentworth Arts Festival and catch some of the creative energy buzzing around this art-loving town. For the literary types, the Mildura Writers Festival in July is a must. September brings the Mildura Country Music Festival, Australia's biggest showcase of independent country music artists. The Mildura Jazz, Food and Wine Festival in November combines the best of Australian modern and traditional jazz with the opportunity to sample the region's fine wines. Lastly, the biennial Mildura Palimpsest is a visual arts event that promotes artists' engagement with the cultural and natural environment of the Mildura and Murray Darling region.

Rev it up

Take the opportunity to catch some of the country's big names alongside local heroes at The Riverboats Music Festival, held beside the river each February in Echuca-Moama. Blues lover? Bring your harp and guitar and head along to the Echuca Moama Winter Blues Festival in July.

Feel the need for speed? Take things up a notch with an Easter visit to the Mildura 100 Ski Race competition or the Club Marine Southern 80 in February, the largest waterskiing race in the world with over 40,000 spectators.

In the pond, on the greens

In December, try your luck at the Cod Opening Classic, Australia's largest inland fresh water fishing competition or head to Corowa for the Murray Golf Masters, held over three days and attracting the best amateur golfers in the region.

For a bit of a exercise and a whole lot of fun, sign up for the Massive Murray River paddle. This popular local event has been running since 1969 and covers a distance of 404km over five days.

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Lifestyle

Miracles in Mildura Psychic & Wellbeing Fair

Miracles Psychic and Wellbeing Fair is back again for another exciting weekend. Showcasing interstate and local talented tarot readers, mediums,...

Until 26 Mar 2017

Exhibitions

Echuca Historical Society Museum, Stories of the past

Local History Exhibition Open daily. Regular exhibition of local history photographs and objects. The story of the early settlers of the Murray...

26 Mar 2017
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Community

Rotary Club of Nathalia Show and Shine & Swap Meet

Rotary Club of Nathalia Show and Shine and Swap Meet. Held at the Nathalia Recreation Reserve. If it's got wheels and you're proud of it, they want...

26 Mar 2017

Produce markets

Yarrawonga Farmers Market

Welcome to the Yarrawonga Farmers' Market. Yarrawonga sits on the shores of Lake Mulwala which is part of the Murray River system in North East...

26 Mar 2017
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28 May 2017
25 Jun 2017

Music

Darryl and the Kerrigans with Guests for Kidz Fix

Darryl and the Kerrigans, a group of cool old rockers get their great band together again for a day of fantastic music from the 60's, 70's and 80's....

26 Mar 2017

Plays & musicals

Carpe Diem - Starring John Wood & Chris Pidd

Carpe Diem - Starring John Wood and Chris Pidd. Promoting sound mental health with humour, compassion and heart. This is a free event at the...

26 Mar 2017

Exhibitions

Isobel Harvie Collection at Kyabram Town Hall

The next exhibition from the Isobel Harvie Collection is titled 'Cherished Memories'. The exhibition is all about children’s wear, from the 1900’s to...

26 Mar 2017
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28 Mar 2017
29 Mar 2017

Exhibitions

R.U.S.T.I.C Aart - Exhibition

R. U. S. T. I. C Aart Exhibition - Recycled, unwanted steel and timber including ceramics. Exhibition open for viewing at the Barmah Forest Heritage...

Until 1 May 2017

Dining

A Lunch in the Olive Grove -Sun Country Food and Wine Festival

Enjoy a unique dining experience of local produce set amongst the olive grove overlooking the picturesque Murray. Experience a tractor ride into the...

31 Mar 2017

Festivals

Sun Country Food and Wine Festival - Byramine Homestead and Brewery's Vintage Release

To celebrate the 175th birthday of the Byramine Homestead, you are invited to enjoy the release of Byramine Homestead and Brewery's latest vintages....

1 Apr 2017

Festivals

Sun Country on the Murray Food and Wine Festival - Naked Tree Cafe

As part of the Sun Country on the Murray Food and Wine Festival, enjoy a pop up food truck of sorts in the courtyard at The Naked Tree Cafe, offering...

1 Apr 2017

Sports

Cobram Parkrun

Parkrun is a free, timed, five kilometre running/walking event at Thompsons Beach in Cobram, Victoria. Parkrun is in 196 locations in Australia and...

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