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.

Parkes Writing Group

Parkes Shire Library 25 Bogan Street, PARKES, NSW, Australia

Work on the last edit of your novel or thinking of entering your first poem in a competition? Parkes Writing Group have all types of writers covered. Join in for the next meeting held every first Tuesday of the month.

Waste 2 Art Regional Showcase

Coventry Room Parkes Parkes Library, Bogan St, Parkes, NSW, Australia

Sims Metal, NetWaste and Parkes Shire Council would like to invite you to the opening of the Regional Waste 2 Art Competition and Exhibition.

Waste 2 Art aims to engage the community and showcases creative works made from reused & recyclable waste materials. Councils involved host a local competition and now the winning artworks will be showcased at the Regionals with winners announced in Parkes on Saturday 10th August.


Cheers to 30 Years Festival

Cooke Park, Parkes Parkes, NSW, Australia

To celebrate 30 years of operations Northparkes would like to thank the community for their support over the years.
You are invited to a family friendly festival where you will hear some fantastic music while wandering the food stalls, tasting local beer and wine and there will also be rides for the kids. 



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’).