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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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Celebrating History Week

Special event, join for afternoon tea to celebrate the launch of second edition of Warwick Finlay’s book. It will be an event not to be missed.

Until 23 Oct 2016


Yarrawonga Mulwala Multisport Festival (YMMF)

The Yarrawonga Mulwala Multisport Festival is a two day multisport event comprising of Triathlons and Fun Runs along the scenic foreshore of Lake...

Until 23 Oct 2016 (dates to be confirmed)


Yarrawonga Mulwala Multisport Festival

2016 Yarrawonga Mulwala Multisport Festival brought to you by Mulwala Waterski Club. The fifth annual Yarrawonga Mulwala Multisport Festival, proudly...

Until 23 Oct 2016


Wodonga Children's Fair

Since its inception in 1990, the award winning Wodonga Children's Fair has been a major success with over 120 community organisations participating...

23 Oct 2016


Powercor Tour de Depot Shepparton 2016

On Sunday 23 October 2016, the wider Shepparton community will once again come together for a fun filled day at Powercor Tour de Depot. This...

23 Oct 2016


Echuca Historical Society Museum, Stories of the past

Local History Exhibition Open daily. Regular exhibition of local history photographs and objects. The story of the early settlers of the Murray...

23 Oct 2016
30 Oct 2016
6 Nov 2016
13 Nov 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...

23 Oct 2016
30 Oct 2016
6 Nov 2016
13 Nov 2016

Produce markets

Yarrawonga Farmers Market

Welcome to the Yarrawonga Farmers' Market. Yarrawonga sits on the shores of Lake Mulwala which is part of the Murray River system in North East...

23 Oct 2016
27 Nov 2016
25 Dec 2016
22 Jan 2017

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


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


Asia Pacific Country Tennis Carnivale

Come and play tennis at the Yarrawonga Lawn Tennis Club as part of the Asian Pacific Country Tennis Carnivale and enjoy the picturesque surrounds of...

21 - 27 Nov 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

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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.

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.

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Nature and wildlife

Venture into the diverse terrain of the Murray region – farmland, red gum forests, wetlands and even desert – and cross paths with the local fauna.

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