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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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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...

25 Jun 2016
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24 Sep 2016

Exhibitions

Chen Qiulin. One Hundred Names

Held at the Shepparton Art Museum, Chen Qiulin. One Hundred Names offers a rare survey of over a decade of work by one of China’s most acclaimed...

25 Jun 2016
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28 Jun 2016

Festivals

St Kilda Film Festival

Prize winning films and outstanding favourites from this year’s St Kilda Film Festival will hit the road for a Victorian tour. Screening in...

25 Jun 2016

Film

If Only The Trees Could Talk

If Only The Trees Could Talk is a locally filmed and produced documentary which captures the oral histories of 26 Nathalia /Barmah local identities...

25 Jun 2016
26 Jun 2016
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28 Jun 2016

Exhibitions

Refugee Week Photographic Exhibtion

Refugee Week is an annual week long celebration of the positive contributions of refugees to Australian Society. The Numurkah Visitor Information...

25 Jun 2016
26 Jun 2016

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...

25 Jun 2016
30 Jun 2016
1 Jul 2016
2 Jul 2016

Exhibitions

Bushranger

Bushranger presents collection of landscape paintings by artist Nina Machielse Hunt. In response to the artist’s immediate surroundings within the...

25 Jun 2016

Exhibitions

Home/On Country Exhibition

Showing at the Barmah Forest Heritage and Education Centre at Nathalia, Home/On Country Exhibition is an exhibition of works by Sydney-based...

25 Jun 2016
26 Jun 2016
27 Jun 2016
28 Jun 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

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...

26 Jun 2016
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17 Jul 2016

Film

Hard To Believe

It has happened before, Governments killing their own citizens for their political or spiritual beliefs. But it’s never happened like this. It has...

26 Jun 2016

Family

School Holiday - Cupcake Decorating Classes

The Kitchenware Queens will be holding some cupcake decorating classes over the July school holidays. Children will learn six different piping...

28 Jun 2016
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