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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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Exhibitions

Rod McNicol: Memento Mori A Monash Gallery of Art travelling exhibition

Rod McNicol’s photographic practice has always concentrated on portraiture as a genre that highlights mortality. For more than three decades, McNicol...

5 Dec 2016
6 Dec 2016
7 Dec 2016
8 Dec 2016

Learning

Tinker Team

Get hands on with technology and learn new skills in our after school maker space. Develop the techniques to start creating your own projects. Over...

5 Dec 2016
19 Dec 2016

Community

A Nostalgic Christmas at Glenlossit

Celebrate Christmas at Glenlossit ,the home of Doug and Glenice Holmes for the annual fundraiser for the Numurkah and District Historical Society. At...

Until 27 Dec 2016

Exhibitions

Arts in Nathalia - Exhibition

Art Windows in Nathalia has been running now for more than ten years. While it has been successful, like everything, sometimes you just need to shake...

Until 9 Jan 2017

Community

Chiltern Cancer Cruise

A unique event dedicated to the memory of local resident John Jamison. This is a car and bike show with a difference. Please bring your car or bike...

Until 8 Apr 2018

Community

Wodonga Carols by Candlelight

Bring a chair, relax, have a picnic and sing along while you enjoy this traditional outdoor concert. Free family entertainment provided by local...

18 Dec 2016

Motor sport

Nitro Circus Live- Shepparton

Direct from sell out shows across the globe, the world's greatest action sports show, Travis Pastrana's Nitro Circus Live, is coming to 15 cities...

19 Mar 2017

Family

Just Paint

Any Wednesday afternoon, join in and get creative with a variety of painting mediums and tools each week. Drop in after school to paint. For bookings...

7 Dec 2016

Family

Young at 'art

Calling all young art lovers and their parents, grandparents and carers. Come inside and enjoy the treasures in Arts Space Wodonga. Join Education...

8 Dec 2016

Community

Nathalia Lions Club - Poultry Auction

The Nathalia Lion's Club Poultry Auction is held the third Saturday of every second month from March to November each year. Come down and see some...

21 Jan 2017
18 Mar 2017
20 May 2017
15 Jul 2017

Family

Art Buzz

Creative visual art workshops for little hands that relate to the current exhibition. Running Every Friday in Victoria’s school terms, excluding...

9 Dec 2016
16 Dec 2016

Lifestyle

Lake Mulwala Rod Run

Celebrating the third anniversary of Lake Mulwala Rod Run held over three days. Free to come and watch the spectacle of hot rods all around and...

10 - 12 Nov 2017
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