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.
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.


Peisley St Gallery, Orange 54 Peisley St Gallery, Orange, NSW

The Peisley St Gallery is thrilled to present the work from local Central West artists who are all using NECTAR as their inspiration for this years' offering to the ORANGE WINE FESTIVAL.


Sculptures In The Garden 2022

Rosby Wines, Gallery & Sculpture Garden, Mudgee 122 Strikes Ln, Eurunderee, NSW

Mudgee and regional NSW’s largest and most renowned outdoor sculpture exhibition, Sculptures in the Garden, is on again for its 12th year!

Festival of Lower Brass Workshop

Orange Regional Conservatorium 73A Hill Street, Orange, NSW

Players of trombones, euphoniums, baritones and tubas of all abilities are welcome to join us for a morning workshop, which will include ensemble playing and tutorials with the chance to work in smaller groups with Scott and Jackson. This will be followed by a BBQ lunch for participants. Our afternoon concert will feature our guests and performances by the ensembles from the morning workshop.


Trundle ABBA Festival

Trundle Trundle, NSW

Bjorn Again (AUSTRALIA), Australia's leading ABBA tribute band will be headlining the Festival with many more exciting announcements on support acts to follow.

Wildflower // Mudgee

Craigmoor Wines, Mudgee Mudgee, NSW

Celebrating women in music and the return of the live scene, Empire Touring is elated to announce Wildflower for 2022, a music festival that will bring together some of Australia’s most prized female singer songwriters at some of the country’s most exquisite locations. Featuring Missy Higgins, Kate Miller-Heidke, Kasey Chambers, Sarah Blasko, Deborah Conway, Alice Skye and Georgia June


TUNES ON THE TURF MUSIC FESTIVAL, second weekend in November @ the Dunedoo Sports Club supports and features live performances of original Australian music. Rain, hail or shine-which it usually does, the festival will go ahead!

$11 – $17


Wahluu/Mount Panorama Bathurst, NSW

Australia’s most popular regional boutique music festival, VANFEST is set to return on the 2nd and 3rd December with a new-look, brand new location, and a colossal line-up of chart-topping, award winning Australian and New Zealand artists that has today been revealed for VANFEST’s epic return.

Parkes Elvis Festival

Cooke Park, Parkes Parkes, NSW

Celebrating 30 years of rockin’ and rollin’, Parkes Elvis Festival has announced their bumper anniversary program of events, jam-packed with concerts, parades, markets, competitions…. and even skydiving!


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

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