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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Event Series Handpicked Music Events

Handpicked Music Events

Canobolas Dance Hall, Orange Canobolas Rd, Canobolas, NSW, Australia

Handpicked at Canobolas Hall features a killer house band comprised of Orange’s most prominent rock musicians, fronted by hand-picked local and national artists, delivering themed music nights like no other.

One of the region’s beautifully restored small halls will be transformed into a vibrant music venue for the Handpicked events, set amongst cherry orchards on the foothills of Mount Canobolas.

$28 – $42

Event Series Astro Photography Workshop

Astro Photography Workshop

Canobolas Dance Hall, Orange Canobolas Rd, Canobolas, NSW, Australia

Unlock the secrets of the night sky!

Held at the Canobolas Dance Hall where the brilliant, unpolluted night sky is an endless expanse to capture, engage in an informative Astrophotography Workshop in a beautiful rural setting, close to town.

Learn key tips and tricks for capturing stunning night sky images from experienced photographers.


Ash Grundwald – Canobolas Dance Hall

Canobolas Dance Hall, Orange Canobolas Rd, Canobolas, NSW, Australia

Renowned for his electrifying live shows, Ash Grunwald has inspired a generation with his high-energy, vibrant live shows with stacks of guitars and foot-stomping blues.


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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