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.

It’s free to submit your local events

For maps and details of museums, galleries, artist studios, historic sites, Aboriginal experiences and sites, craft shops, handmade retail outlets or public art go to the Culture Maps Central NSW menu.

Dino Day

Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum, Bathurst 224 Howick St, Bathurst, NSW, Australia

Roarsome fun!

Join the Dinovember fun for the Museum's first kids day since 2019.

Dino Day will be a day of everything dinosaur with special guests Jurassic Jack and his Jurassic Park themed jeep baby dinosaurs, fossil zone and more!


Event Series Summer Beats

Summer Beats

Kings Parade Bathurst Russell St, Bathurst, NSW

This December, Kings Parade will come alive with free live music held from 5pm – 8pm every Friday in the lead up to Christmas.
Get your family and friends together, grab a bite to eat from your favourite local takeaway and picnic in the park while soaking up the tunes of some of Bathurst’s best local bands.


2024 Bathurst Winter Festival Business Consultation Session

Bathurst Rail Museum 126 Havannah Street, Bathurst, NSW, Australia

Bathurst Regional Council’s Economic Development and Events teams are excited to hold a consultation session tailored for local businesses on the upcoming 2024 Bathurst Winter Festival.

The session will deliver key information around event insights, guidance, actionable tools, and logistical support and advice. This opportunity equips businesses to develop their own festival-themed initiatives and opportunities.


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.

Event promotors are asked to only include their own original images / images that they have permission to use / copyright free stock images. For more information see our fact sheet on Using Images For Promoting Events (if you can’t see this link look under ‘Opportunities’ then ‘Resources’).