Welcome to our list of arts and cultural events happening in the NSW Central West gathered from artists, event producers, great local venues and groups across the region. Use the contact or ticketing details listed with each event.

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Parkes Elvis Festival

Wed 10 January 2024, - Sun 14 January 2024,

Parkes will come alive from 10-14 January 2024 to celebrate Elvis Presley and all things Rock ‘n’ Roll and our 31st year. There’ll be hundreds of Elvis, Jailhouse Rock and Rock ‘n’ Roll themed events across five fabulous, fun-filled days.
The theme for the 2024 Festival is Elvis’ 1957 musical drama, Jailhouse Rock.
Program and tickets can be found here Parkes Shire Council Tickets – 123 Tix


Wed 10 January 2024,
Sun 14 January 2024,
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The What’s On calendar covers arts and heritage events happening across the NSW Central West in the local government areas of Bathurst Region, Blayney, Cabonne, Cowra, Forbes, Lachlan, Lithgow, Mid-Western Region, Oberon, Orange, Parkes and Weddin.

Event listings are sourced or supplied from local venues and arts organisations. Many events listed here have been originally shared by the organisers on social media. Whilst all care is taken – and accuracy is our priority – we can take no responsibility for date changes or the content of contributed information. Contact the event organisers listed for more details or to book tickets.

The best way to include your event is to use our SUBMIT HERE form (under the What’s On menu at the top of each page). These listings will be manually approved by the Arts OutWest team before publication.  Please allow a couple of days for listings to be published. If you have submitted an event and want to make changes just email us at artsoutwest@csu.edu.au

Featured events‘ are those submitted directly online by presenters.

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