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Orange Coin & Stamp Spring Fair

Sat November 16 at 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

ORANGE. Stamp and coin displays - Valuations and collecting advice - Children's activities

Lithgow Blast: A Free Concert for Drought-affected Communities

Sat November 16 at 2:00 pm - 9:00 pm

LITHGOW. Lithgow Blast is an alcohol-free all-ages event for young people and their families and features a smashing line up of stellar artists from across the musical spectrum.

Millfest 2019

Sat December 14

MILLTHORPE. Come along to the Village year end street festival. Live music, shopping, local wine and beer and food. Kids entertainment. Adults $5 entry with each ticket in the draw for lots of prizes. School age children accompanied by adults free.

Parkes Elvis Festival 2020

Wed 8 January 2020, - Sun 12 January 2020,

PARKES. The Parkes Elvis Festival is held every year in the second week in January, coinciding with Elvis Presley’s birthday. Now in its 28th year, the Festival continues to grow – with more than 200 events across five fabulous, fun-filled days.

Festival of Small Halls

Sat 25 January 2020, at 6:30 pm

BLOOMFIELD HALL, ORANGE.

Cold Chisel Blood Moon Tour 2020: Day on the Green

Sat 1 February 2020, at 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

ORANGE. For the first time ever, this iconic Australian band will be playing 14 very special outdoor shows in Australia and New Zealand during summer - including the first ever a day on the green event in Orange at the stunning Heifer Station Wines, as part of COLD CHISEL'S Blood Moon Tour 2020.

Banjo Paterson Poetry Festival 2020

Sun 16 February 2020, - Sun 23 February 2020,

ORANGE. What better way to celebrate this great Australian’s life and work than through the sixth Banjo Paterson Australian Poetry Festival.

Inland Sea of Sound 2020

Fri 28 February 2020, - Sat 29 February 2020,

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.

Orange F.O.O.D Week

Fri 27 March 2020, - Sun 5 April 2020,

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

Bathurst Heritage Trades Trail

Sat 28 March 2020, - Sun 29 March 2020,

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 14 April 2020, - Sat 18 April 2020,

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. 

Ironfest 2020 Gothic

Sat 18 April 2020, - Sun 19 April 2020,

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 19 April 2020, - Tue 28 April 2020,

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.

Trundle ABBA Festival 2020

Sat 2 May 2020,

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

Newbridge Winter Solstice

Sun 21 June 2020,

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 31 July 2020, - Sun 2 August 2020,

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.

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The What’s On calendar covers arts events happening across the NSW Central West. These events are sourced or supplied from local venues and arts organisations. Whilst all care is taken and accuracy is our priority we can take no responsibility for date changes or the content of contributed information. To contribute an event email us at artsoutwest@csu.edu.au