Welcome to our BIG 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.

COVID-19:  We’ve tagged the planned events across the region that have been cancelled or postponed: Click here

NEW: HAPPENING ONLINE. We’ve added a new category for workshops, exhibitions, virutal tours and activities that are now happening ONLINE. Here’s our story on who has moved online. Click here for the listings

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Fri April 24 - Fri June 12

Bathurst Multicultural Storytelling Festival has launched a new Bathurst competition across four media formats!

Newbridge Winter Solstice

Sun June 21

NEWBRIDGE. The Newbridge Winter Solstice Festival is the biggest event in the Newbridge calendar, in the middle of winter, celebrating the shortest day of the year. 

Orange Winter Fire Festival

Fri July 31 - Sun August 2

MILLTHORPE. Kicking off with a winter night market in historic Millthorpe Village the three day festival will showcase the best of an authentic country winter through a series of bonfire events inspired by the Australian cracker night bonfire tradition.

Condo Skyfest 4&5 September 2020

Fri September 4 at 6:00 pm

CONDOBOLIN. SkyFest is a 2 night celebration of Aboriginal Astronomy. We will explore Aboriginal constellations and hear traditional sky stories. A range of workshops will take place like Wiradjuri language, boomerang throwing, fibre weaving, dancing, kids corner. Enjoy a 3 course meal of bush tucker with a modern day twist.

Condobolin 2020 Tattoo

Sat September 19

CONDOBOLIN. Celebration of pipes and drums.

Orange Wine Festival

Thu October 1 - Sat October 31

Exact dates TBC

Bathurst Spring Spectacular

Sat October 24 - Sun October 25

BATHURST. Heritage Home Gardens, Planet & Garden Expo. Live music, Food , Plant and Market Stalls

2020 Forbes Baby Boomers Music Festival

Fri October 30

FORBES SERVICES MEMORIAL CLUB. The 2020 Forbes Baby Boomers Music Festival will be held over the weekend in 30, 31 October and 1 November.

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The What’s On calendar covers arts and heritage events happening across the NSW Central West. These events 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.

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