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.

Spring In Jenolan

Jenolan Caves 4655 Jenolan Caves Road, Jenolan Caves, NSW, Australia

Spring in Jenolan is a great time of year to visit. Especially as we're open EVERY Friday and Saturday.

Enjoy a late afternoon tour, dinner at Chisholm’s Restaurant and/or evening tour.

Bathurst Ghost Tour

Miss Traill's House 321 Russell Street, Bathurst, NSW, Australia

This location has been steeped in mystery and reports of ghostly activity for years and now you can finally get access through Blue Mountain’s Mystery Tours interactive ghost tour.

You might even meet the ghost of one of the original residents who is reported to still be on-site.

Event Series Bathurst Arts Trail

Bathurst Arts Trail

Bathurst Bathurst, NSW, Australia

The Bathurst Arts Trail is a collective of artists throughout the Bathurst region who open their galleries and studios to visitors on the first weekend of each month.


Grand Re-Opening of Zig-Zag Railway

Zig Zag Railway Clarance, NSW

Join in the celebration and grand reopening of Zig Zag Railway and help mark the railway’s 154th birthday.

It’s been years in the making, and we can’t wait to welcome you and your family and show you our new refreshed look!

Bathurst Spring Spectacular 2023

The Bathurst Spring Spectacular is an annual event held on the last weekend of October of each year.

Our 2022 event was a great success with $20 000 being donated to local charities. The event was also awarded Bathurst Regional Council’s Destination Event of the Year.



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’).