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Inland Sea of Sound 2020

Fri February 28 - Sat February 29

BATHURST. The Inland Sea of Sound Festival is one of the leading cultural events of central New South Wales, a major festival of music, arts and culture staged in an iconic location on the grounds of Wahluu – Mount Panorama.

Rebellion on the Turon

Sun March 15


Orange F.O.O.D Week

Fri March 27 - Sun April 5

ORANGE. The 10 day community festival celebrates the Orange region’s diverse and high quality food and wine.

Bathurst Heritage Trades Trail

Sat March 28 - Sun March 29

BATHURST. Blacksmithing, saddlery, dry stone walling, whip cracking and making, glass artistry, lace making, tapestry, embroidery, carpentry and joinery, cigar box guitar making and violin making are among many unique talents to be demonstrated by local and guest artisans.

Catapult Festival: Gravity & Other Myths intensive masterclass

Tue April 14 - Sat April 18

BMEC, BATHURST. The final installment of the National youth circus and physical theatre festival in Bathurst will be a three day intensive workshop with Gravity & Other Myths. 

Inaugural Orange Chamber Music Festival

Thu April 16 - Sat April 18

An initiative developed by a collective of professional classical musicians from diverse chamber music backgrounds. 16-18 April 2020 will see you indulge your senses with world class performances, good company and a wide range of food and drink experiences.

Ironfest 2020 Gothic

Sat April 18 - Sun April 19

LITHGOW SHOWGROUND. The 21st annual Ironfest will take place at the Lithgow Showground over the weekend of Sat 18 & Sun 19 April

Canowindra International Balloon Challenge

Sun April 19 - Tue April 28

CANOWINDRA. See the magic and spectacle as a plethora of hot air balloons take to the skies each morning and late afternoon in Canowindra every April, over an eight day period at the Canowindra International Balloon Challenge.

Eugowra’s Most Wanted Mural Weekend 2020

Fri May 1 - Sun May 3

Set over 3 days and along the banks of the Mandagery Creek, the 9th annual Eugowra Most Wanted Mural Weekend will be hosted at Apex Park, cnr Grevillea & Pye St, Eugowra between Friday 1 and Sunday 3 May 2020.

Trundle ABBA Festival 2020

Sat May 2

TRUNDLE. Held in the rural township of Trundle, in Central Western NSW, the trundle ABBA Festival is Australia’s only and original ABBA festival.

LithGlow 2020

Sat May 9 at 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

LTIGHOW. A spectacular night of innovation and imagination from the past to the future featuring food trucks,night markets and entertainment.

Rainbow City Festival

Fri May 22 - Sun May 24

ORANGE. Join us in Orange NSW for a three day community celebration bringing together the LGBTQI+ community, friends, families and allies

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.

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