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.
It's free to submit your local events. (Use the 'Submit' option under the 'Whats On' menu at the top 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 the Culture Maps Central NSW menu.

Hark! The Herald Angels sing 4 Huntington’s @ Manildra

Amusu Theatre & Movie Poster Museum, Manildra 17 Derowie Street, Manildra, NSW

This concert has been professionally recorded and filmed by Dotted Eight Studio in Orange and will bring joy, fun and Christmas cheer along with spreading education and awareness for the Brain disease- Huntington's.

2023 NYE “Black Party” at The Blind Pig Orange

The Blind Pig Cocktail Bar & Sound Lounge, Orange 45 McNamara street, Orange, NSW

NYE, delivered only the way THE BLIND PIG can ! Join us to celebrate the new year, at Orange's friendliest and most inclusive bar/ music!

Lakeside Luau

Lions Park, Forbes Forbes, NSW

A Hawaiian feast on the banks of Lake Forbes with live music that will make you want to shimmy!


Redmond Oval, Millthorpe Millthorpe, NSW

A fun filled yet relaxed afternoon in the shade of the London Plane Trees. This year at Redmond Oval the event will be full of fun games, live music and entertainment, food and beverage stalls.

Cowra Festival of International Understanding

Cowra Cowra, NSW

The 2023 Cowra Festival of International Understanding promises to be bigger than ever, with a free concert at the Carnival featuring multiple golden guitar winner, Beccy Cole, and award-winning children’s entertainment group as seen on ABC Kids, The Beanies!


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

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