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.

Family Violence Hurts Forum

Yoorana Gunya Family Healing Centre 40-70 Church Street, Forbes, NSW, Australia

Join Yoorana Gunya for our Family Violence Hurts Forum.

Please note this work is dedicated to survivors or victims of family violence and/or sexual assault. Community members encouraged to attend and join in on the conversations.

Local and family history

Parkes Shire Library 25 Bogan Street, PARKES, NSW, Australia

Come along to the Parkes Shire Library Local History room to share your wisdom, learn new local and family history facts and work together on projects for our community.

Event Series Junior Book Club

Junior Book Club

Grenfell Public Library 88 Main Street, Grenfell, NSW, Australia

Aimed at students in years 4, 5, 6 and 7, by joining the book club you will meet up once a month and discuss books that you are reading.

They will encourage you to select books that you normally wouldn’t choose, encourage you to select books that you think are above your reading level, recommend/swap books amongst the group and most importantly…….. have fun!!


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’).