Regional Arts Development Central West NSW


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.
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Sculptures by the Bush

Mon 12 April - Mon 26 April

BLAYNEY. Sculptures by the Bush is a tourist trail of outdoor creative artworks that will dot the scenic landscapes around Blayney over the April School Holidays every year.

2021 Eugowra’s Most Wanted Mural Weekend

Fri 23 April - Sun 25 April

EUGOWRA. Set over 3 days and along the banks of the Mandagery Creek, the 10th annual Eugowra’s Most Wanted Mural Weekend will be hosted at Apex Park, cnr Grevillea & Pye St, Eugowra between Friday 23rd and Sunday 25 April 2021.

Canowindra Balloon Challenge

Sat 24 April - Sun 2 May

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

Festival of Small Halls – Orange

Sun 25 April at 7:00 pm

ORANGE. Orange music lovers are set for a night of lively, contemporary sounds and energetic performances when JAM Orange hosts the Festival of Small Halls at Bloomfield Hall

Bathurst Writers’ & Readers Featival

Fri 30 April - Sun 2 May

BMEC, BATHURST. Bathurst Writers' & Readers' Festival is a 3 day free event! Streaming Sydney Writers' Festival Live & Local program. Printed program now available from Books Plus & BMEC Box office.

Autumn Colours – Heritage Week

Sat 1 May - Sun 9 May

BATHURST. Heritage Week is an opportunity to discover more about the rich and often surprising stories of the Bathurst region with a varied series of activities. Join a heritage tour, celebrate Proclamation Day, take a self-guided walk along the Surveyors Walk or the Town Square and visit the Bathurst District Historical Society Museum.

Festival of Bells

Fri 7 May - Sun 9 May

BATHURST. The inaugural Festival of Bells is centred around the recently upgraded and now world-class Bathurst War Memorial Carillon.

Frost & Fire

Sat 19 June at 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

FORBES. As temps reach frosty lows, indulge in hearty food, boutique brews and kick back next to warming fire buckets, all while enjoying the sounds of Australian renowned musicians and local talent together with memorable live entertainment and Wiradjuri cultural performances

Newbridge Winter Solstice Festival

Sun 20 June at 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

NEWBRIDGE. The streets are filled with medieval fun and games, English-style street market, Viking sword fight demonstrations as well as children’s sword fighting activities. There will be Belly Dancers in the streets and The Great Dane Magician.

Spring Molong Arts Festival (SMARTS)

Fri 15 October

MOLONG. Save the date

Parkes Elvis Festival 2022

Wed 5 January 2022, - Sun 9 January 2022,

PARKES. Start your engines and speed your way to the 2022 Parkes Elvis Festival, where we’ll celebrate Elvis’ 1968 musical film, Speedway.

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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. If you have submitted an event and want to make changes just email us at