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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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Our Voices: Our Stories

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

26 Aug 2016
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Markets & vintage

Swan Hill Rotary Market

Looking for a bargain or unique treasure, then a visit to the Swan Hill Rotary Club Market is a must to do while you are in the Swan Hill region. The...

18 Sep 2016
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Art Buzz

Creative visual art workshops for little hands that relate to the current exhibition. Come down and get creative with the team at Arts Space Wodonga....

26 Aug 2016
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Art & exhibitions

The Charcoal Burners - Exhibition

The Charcoal Burners The Charcoal Industry as told by three Barmah and district charcoal burners. An exhibition is being held at The Barmah Forest...

Until 14 Sep 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

Gardens & agriculture

Wentworth Show

*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** As always, the Wentworth Show offers a great family day out for visitors and locals alike,...

27 Aug 2016
28 Aug 2016

Produce markets

Rochester Town Market

The Rochester Town Market is held on the fourth Saturday of the month at the Shire Hall/Skate Park. Stalls include local food and produce as well as...

27 Aug 2016
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Orchestra Victoria Quartet - Waratah

The Grain Store in Nathalia presents Orchestra Victoria Quartet. The Orchestra consists of Jason Bunn on the Viola, Melissa Chominsky on Cello,...

27 Aug 2016

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...

27 Aug 2016
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A Study in Dance Workshops

Projection Dance is hosting a variety of workshops including musical theatre, jazz, contemporary, ballet, ballroom and more. With a strong focus on...

27 Aug 2016
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A Night of Hope

World Vision Australia is presenting A Night of Hope, a rare opportunity to hear the inspirational story of Grace Arach, former Ugandan child...

28 Aug 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...

28 Aug 2016
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