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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.


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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Plays & musicals

The Gizmo

The Gizmo is a fun theatrical adventure, adapted by Verity Laughton based on the well-known novel. The energy-packed performance includes great music...

26 Oct 2016
26 Oct 2016


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...

26 Oct 2016
2 Nov 2016
9 Nov 2016
16 Nov 2016


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...

26 Oct 2016
27 Oct 2016
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29 Oct 2016


Wodonga Senior Celebrations 2016

Wodonga Council and Wodonga’s local community organisations will host events daily throughout the month of October. Events include: Grace Knight...

Until 31 Oct 2016


Rust Exhibition

Rust exhibition, Earth. Iron. Wire. Is a collaborative exhibition by three local sculptors. Come down to see the works by Glenda Cornell, Dennis...

Until 2 Nov 2016


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


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...

27 Oct 2016
3 Nov 2016
10 Nov 2016
17 Nov 2016


Art Buzz

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

28 Oct 2016
4 Nov 2016
11 Nov 2016
18 Nov 2016

Motor sport

Nitro Circus Live

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


Swan Hill Festival of Motor Sport 2016

This inaugural event will be hosted over the Melbourne Cup long weekend. Some of the highlights of the three day event include the cruze four...

29 Oct 2016
31 Oct 2016

Produce markets

Echuca Farmers Market

Echuca Farmers Market is an accredited member of the VFMA and held on the first, third and fifth Saturday of each month. Walk through the variety of...

29 Oct 2016
5 Nov 2016
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3 Dec 2016

Markets & vintage

Cobram Lions Log Cabin Market

The Cobram Lions Log Cabin Market is an outdoor market with over 40 stalls raising money for Cobram Lions Club. A huge variety of stalls in the...

29 Oct 2016
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28 Jan 2017

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The Murray

Food and wine

From wineries and hatted restaurants to country pubs and farm gates, the list of eateries and boutique producers grows with each passing year.

Things to do


Tour the Murray River and discover lush farmland and desert landscapes, red gums, historic paddle steamers, and sample local food and wine.

Things to do

Outdoor activities

For lovers of the great outdoors, The Murray River region is a sun-kissed wonderland full of striking natural landscapes and winding waterways.

Outdoor activities


Whether a novice or a serious angler, come cast a line for the famed Murray cod, trout or golden perch in the rivers and lakes of the Murray region.