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.

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Arts OutWest 50th Anniversary Dinner (SOLD OUT)

Forbes Town Hall 2 Court Street, Forbes, NSW, Australia

Join us for a night of dinner, entertainment, art and connecting.
We welcome old friends and new, people who are part of the Arts OutWest story and people who make the Central West’s arts and cultural scene tick.


Orange Winter Jazz Festival – back in 2025

Get set for a weekend of great music and fine wine in the picturesque winter wonderland of Orange. This beautiful and historic township plays host to the best of the Central West’s music scene, alongside Australia’s most electrifying jazz artists across the June long weekend 2024.

Newbridge Winter Solstice Festival

Newbridge Showground Newbridge, NSW, Australia

A midwinter celebration of the solstice culminating with a wickerman bonfire and including Viking fighters, dancers, circus performers, live music, artisan markets and hearty winter food in an historic village setting.

National Indigenous Art Fair

Sydney Overseas Passenger Terminal 130 Argyle Street, Sydney, NSW, Australia

The National Indigenous Art Fair will return to Gadigal Land at The Rocks, Sydney in 2024 to showcase creations from First Nations artists, designers and makers for its fourth annual art market. 

The Overseas Passenger Terminal will be bursting with art, performances, panel discussions, bushfood and a communal weaving circle.

Flickerfest 2024 Canowindra

Rosnay Organic, Canowindra 510 Rivers Road, Canowindra, NSW, Australia

Celebrating 33 years in 2024, Flickerfest remains Australia’s leading Oscar® and BAFTA Qualifying international short film festival, ensuring that we continue to present A-list short film programmes recognised amongst the best in the world with films hand-picked from the festival’s record 3,400 entries! 

Tina the Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll Show

Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre 105 William Street, Bathurst, NSW, Australia

Get the electrifying concert experience of Tina Turner with this glorious, energetic stage production, brimming with Tina hits from the 60s, 70s, 80s & 90s. The powerful raspy vocals, high-intensity dancing and thrilling stage presence of Caroline Borole live on stage, complete with band, brass section, backing vocalists and dancers to make this the definitive tribute, and a fabulous fun night out!



Cowra Civic Centre 104 Darling Street, Cowra, NSW, Australia

Intertwined is a brand new work of Australian theatre written and directed by Cowra local Lusi Austin. It is to be premiered in Cowra July 26th, 27th and 28th 2024 at the Cowra Civic Centre so be sure to save the date.

Sculptures in the Garden

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

Sculptures in the Garden is regional New South Wales’ largest annual outdoor art exhibition. Since 2011, the exhibition has offered artists an opportunity to exhibit their works alongside local, regional, metropolitan, and interstate artists, while also being in the running for a number of acquisition and non-acquisition prizes.

Save the Date: Art of Work Regional Showcase and Forum

Orange Cultural Precinct Byng St, Orange, NSW

Regional Arts NSW is inviting both individuals and organisations connected or interested in regional arts in NSW to attend our Forum in November this year in Orange, to participate in a conversation about what Regional Arts is and could become in NSW.
The event will also be a showcase of over 60 women running creative businesses in regional NSW who have been part of our Work of Art project (funded by Women NSW).
More information to follow, but for now, save the date!


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.

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