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.

Circus Rio Carnival

The Bathurst Showground 28 Kendall Avenue, #Lot 1, Bathurst, NSW, Australia

With a brand-new cast and a brand-new show, under new management. Circus Rio is bringing together a unique team of internationally acclaimed performers to your town!

Circus Rio is suitable for families, teenagers, singles, and couples alike. The show features jugglers, aerialists, acrobatics, Cyr wheel, hand-balancing, clowning, illusion, and FMX riders.

$25 – $75

Lifeline Book Fair 2024

The Bathurst Showground 28 Kendall Avenue, #Lot 1, Bathurst, NSW, Australia

The first 2024 BOOKFAIR for Lifeline Central West is on at the Bathurst Showground.

With tens of thousands of titles to choose from, you are sure to find something to suit all tastes and all ages from kids to seniors.

Gold Coin

VIP Book Night

The Bathurst Showground 28 Kendall Avenue, #Lot 1, Bathurst, NSW, Australia

A joint FUNdraiser from Lifeline Central West and Café on Corporation. Enjoy an evening of music with Greg Jeffree, delicious catering, bubbles and mulled wine, lucky door prizes AND first dibs to check out the books at the bookfair before it opens to the public.



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’).