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.

Marramarra Makerspace – Childrens School Holiday Program

Parkes Library 25 Bogan Street, Parkes, NSW, Australia

Check out the Marramarra Makerspace school holiday program and join us for some building fun as we make MARBLE RUNS (How fast will your marble go?) and build PAPER TOWERS (How tall with your tower stand?).

Event Series Marramarra Makerspace

Marramarra Makerspace

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

Calling all Youthful Creative Makers and Shakers!

From cardboard sculptures and laser cutting leather, to screen printing and drumming, there is something for everyone with this line up of holiday activities for youth.


Friday Flicks

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

Each month some of the latest and most loved films are shown at Parkes Shire Library.


Parkes Library 25 Bogan Street, Parkes, NSW, Australia

Do you have a passion for writing?
Come along to Author-Rised, Parkes Shire Library's writing group where all writers from 18+ share their passion for writing over snacks and tea.
We welcome writers of all stripes; poets, non fiction writers, fiction writers, scriptwriters.


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’).