Regional Arts Development Central West NSW

Tony Luchetti Sportsground, Lithgow

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.
Submit your events here (more details about event contributions at the bottom of the page).
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 Culture Maps Central NSW.

Ironfest 2023

Tony Luchetti Sportsground, Lithgow Barton St, Lithgow, NSW

The 21st annual Ironfest will take place over the April weekend of Fri April 21; Sat April 22 and Sun April 23, 2023 at Lithgow Showground, featuring art exhibitions, stalls, live music, street performance, Cosplay, Steampunk, historical re-enactments, blacksmithing demonstrations, workshops, automotive displays, educational, historical and technological displays and lots, lots more!


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. 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

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.