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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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Art Buzz

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

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Theatre & performing arts

Cafe Culture Series Backwards in High Heels

The much awaited sequel to The Wild Women Show, the Cafe Culture Series brings you Backwards in High Heels. A powerful journey through the music,...

27 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...

28 Oct 2016
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1 Nov 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


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
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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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Billabong Ranch Brumby Run

Billabong Ranch Brumby Run, 12 kilometres and over 25 obstacles. Are you up for the Challenge? Run, walk or scramble. It doesn't matter how you...

29 Oct 2016


2016 Goods and Services Auction

Annual fundraising auction for the Yarrawonga Football Netball Club. Come and check out an array of local goods and services provided by local...

30 Oct 2016


Vodusek Meats 2016 Yarrawonga Sheep Races

Family fun day for the whole community. Incorporating the 2016 Goods and Services auction and car boot sale. Featuring the 2016 Tungmah Country Hotel...

30 Oct 2016

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

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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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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.

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