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.

Marang Connections Calendar of Free Events

Marang Connections is a free 12-month program aiming to increase resilience, wellbeing and social connections for disadvantaged and disengaged young people aged 8-16 years. Young people will be offered one workshop/session per month facilitated by professional and reputable organisations to promote marang (well/good - Wiradjuri) lifestyles and connections.


WAYOUT ArtSpace, Kandos 71 Angus St, Kandos, NSW, Australia

WAYOUT_blp is a site-specific artwork by Margaret Roberts that makes the site an active player in the work by inviting anyone to lend an object they live with, to be arranged with others into one shape on the WAYOUT floor. These varied objects are the artwork’s ‘chance’ materials delivered by the site. The shape into which they will be arranged is known in art-history as a ‘blp’, and used as a ‘discursive mark’ for ‘here’, wherever it is located. In WAYOUT, that art-usage temporarily frames the objects and their lenders’ decisions to participate. Multiple forms of documentation are planned during the show: observational drawers are invited to record objects’ likenesses and oral history buffs are invited to record stories that lenders tell about their objects. After 7 weeks, this shape will dissolve as objects return home, their ‘provenance’ altered by participation in the communal ‘blp’.



Parkes Library 25 Bogan Street, Parkes, NSW, Australia

Do you have a passion for writing?
Come along to Author-Rised, Parkes Shire Library's writing group where all writers from 18+ share their passion for writing over snacks and tea.
We welcome writers of all stripes; poets, non fiction writers, fiction writers, scriptwriters.


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.


Central West Writers’ Group

Bathurst Library 70-78 Keppel Street, Bathurst, NSW, Australia

Writers of all genres, paid or unpaid, are welcome to join us for a chat to swap stories, gripes, tips, tricks about our writing.


Art in the Park

Machattie Park Bordered by William, Keppel, Russell & George St, Bathurst, NSW, Australia

Every 3rd Sunday of the month. Put the dates in your diaries. All are welcome ...


Black Tie and Gumboot Truffle Hunt and Dinner

Borodell Vineyard 298 Lake Canobolas Road, Orange, NSW, Australia

This year, Borrodell has partnered with the charity organisation the National Indigenous Culinary Institute (NICI), to showcase the upcoming talents of our indigenous superstars.


Twelve-hour Dance at Canowindra

Canowindra Services & Citizens Club 93 Gaskill St, Canowindra, NSW, Australia

The New Vogue and Social Dance Group presents the Twelve-Hour Dance on Sunday 25 June 2023 at Canowindra Services Club stating at 10am. Featuring a special dance demonstration by well-known dancers and choreographers, Andrea and John Barwick. 10am-4pm Music by...


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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