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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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Festivals

Winter Blues Festival

Forget the winter blues at Echuca Moama's annual Winter Blues Festival, a weekend not to be missed. The Echuca Moama Winter Blues Festival has become...

31 Jul 2016

Exhibitions

Fear Uprooted by Tracie MacVean

Artist Tracie MacVean explores the land beyond language, among the things words cannot express. In attempting to unravel the layers that form our...

31 Jul 2016
2 Aug 2016
3 Aug 2016
4 Aug 2016

Community

Swan Hill Primary School Concert

The School concert event involves all students from prep to grade 6, and is integrated into the Specialist program at Swan Hill Primary School. Each...

5 Aug 2016

Exhibitions

Childhood Memories Exhibition

Echuca Moama Artists are conducting an exhibition, Childhood Memories, 4 July to 1 August. The exhibition takes a nostalgic look at the past, as...

Until 1 Aug 2016

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

Produce markets

Swan Hill Farmers Market

Set the date - first Sunday of each month to experience and taste the regions finest fresh produce, direct from the farmers themselves, in a unique...

1 Aug 2016
1 Sep 2016
1 Oct 2016
1 Nov 2016

Film

He Named Me Malala

The documentary feature film He named me Malala is an intimate portrait of Malala Yousafzai, who was wounded when Taliban gunmen opened fire on her...

3 Aug 2016

Family

Young at 'art

Calling all young art lovers and their parents, grandparents and carers. Come inside, where it’s warm this winter and enjoy the treasures in Arts...

4 Aug 2016
11 Aug 2016
18 Aug 2016
25 Aug 2016

Music

Soweto Gospel Choir

Soweto Gospel Choir is one of the world's greatest vocal ensembles. Since its formation in 2002, Soweto Gospel Choir has won four Grammys with two in...

4 Aug 2016

Exhibitions

Our Voices: Our Stories

New work by local Aboriginal artists identify stories, personal connections and growth of practice of local Aboriginal artists. The exhibition...

5 Aug 2016
6 Aug 2016
8 Aug 2016
9 Aug 2016

Classical

Café Culture Series - Largerphones

The third concert in the Café Culture Series is Lagerphones. Café Culture Series will be presented at the Cobram Italian Social Club, Friday August...

5 Aug 2016

Exhibitions

2016 Indigenous Ceramic Art Award

The Indigenous Ceramic Art Award (ICAA) was established under the patronage of acclaimed artist Dr Gloria Thanakupi Fletcher, this award celebrates...

6 Aug 2016
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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.

Outdoor activities

Golf

The Murray is a year-round golfing haven that stretches from Albury to Mildura. Tee off on a course along the banks of the beautiful Murray River.

Things to do

Art and culture

Linger in a local museum or gallery to glimpse iconic artworks and local art, brush up on riverboat history or experience life as a pioneer.

Things to do

Shopping

Find handcrafted items created from river red gums and pick up fresh local produce from the specialty shops and cafes loaded with local delicacies.