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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

Peter Forward - Departure Lounge Sculptures and Installation

Come along on for a once in a lifetime chance for a workshop with John Kean (scientist, illustrator, curator). Works by local artists for sale in...

29 Jul 2016
30 Jul 2016

Plays & musicals

Galah Bar: Winter Remix

Join the The Butter Factory Theatre for a wintry night of music, cabaret and who-knows what else. Warm you up with a casual night out, wine,...

29 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...

29 Jul 2016
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2 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

Albury Wodonga Farmers Market

The Albury Wodonga Farmers Markets is the place to spend your Saturday morning. Shop for the best seasonal fare while supporting the local growers...

30 Jul 2016
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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...

30 Jul 2016
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3 Sep 2016

Produce markets

Eastland Farmers' Market

The Eastland Farmers Market in Ringwood is run in partnership with Eastland. Held along Melbourne Street and Town Square, the market offers seasonal...

31 Jul 2016
7 Aug 2016
14 Aug 2016
21 Aug 2016

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
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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
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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
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