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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Event Series Youth Hub Term 1 Activities

Youth Hub Term 1 Activities

Orange Youth Hub 33 Garema Road, Orange, NSW, Australia

The Orange Youth Hub is open Tuesday to Thursday afternoons from 4pm to 6pm and Friday afternoons from 4pm to 7pm during term 1.

Young people aged 12 to 24 years are invited to drop in and join a range of activities.


Bald Hill Tourist Mine Guided Tour

Hill End Historical Site Hill End, NSW, Australia

Experience the underground world of a goldminer at Bald Hill tourist mine.

A short walk or drive from Hill End, this guided tour is ideal for families and school groups.

Event Series Arts & Crafts Bar

Arts & Crafts Bar

The Little Art Company 11 Ryall Street, Canowindra, NSW, Australia

The Art & Craft Bar is an opportunity for you and your family and friends to dip your toes into the world of art and craft possibilities. Create something fun and memorable together, something special for yourself or a loved one while adults can have a coffee or tea from our in-house espresso machine.

Kids School Holiday Program

Canowindra Showground Canowindra, Australia

Do your kids love to dance, sing, move and create? The ADC School Holiday Program will keep them busy and guarantee that they will have the best day ever. 

For pre-schoolers to Year 6.

Event Series April Holiday Art Workshops

April Holiday Art Workshops

Cleverness Art School, Orange 10 Ralston Drive, Orange, NSW, Australia

Young and Old (Watercolour Painting)

This class would have to be a crowd favourite. This class is designed for Mum, Dad, Aunty, Uncle or Grandparents to come along with their child/teen to paint together at Cleverness Art School. What a special moment.


Poetry Circle

Mudgee Library 64 Market Street, Mudgee, NSW, Australia

Share or listen to poetry in a relaxed environment. 

Open to all new and established poets, and fans of poetry.


Oberon Men’s Shed

Oberon Showground Oberon, NSW

Oberon Men's Shed is a neutral safe space to enjoy other bloke's company.

A range of activities and a great starting point for blokes new to Oberon to meet the locals or for locals to catch up with old mates. 


April Holiday Art Workshops

Cleverness Art School, Orange 10 Ralston Drive, Orange, NSW, Australia

Young and Old (Chalk Pastel Drawing)

This class would have to be a crowd favourite. This class is designed for Mum, Dad, Aunty, Uncle or Grandparents to come along with their child/teen to draw together at Cleverness Art School. What a special moment.

Event Series Camera Club

Camera Club

Neighbourhood Central - Parkes Cnr Bushman & Currajong Streets, PARKES, NSW, Australia

Parkes Camera Club meets on the first and third Tuesday of each month.

All welcome!

Sewing Group

Wallerawang Library Main Street, Wallerawang, NSW, Australia

Come along and join in our weekly sewing group.

Storytime @ Lithgow

Lithgow Library & Learning Centre 157 Main Street, Lithgow, NSW, Australia

Weekly children's activity. 

Gindaymanha Family Activities

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

Held every Wednesday afternoon.

Family fun activities, Yulunya Traditional Indigenous games, story telling, painting and much more. 

Storytime @ Canowindra

Canowindra Library 70 Gaskill Street, Canowindra, NSW, Australia

Every Thursday during the school term.

They read stories, sing songs, play games and make craft. They are held during the school term and cater for preschool children and their carers.


Youth Activity Day

Macquarie River Bicentennial Park (Peace Park), Bathurst Bathurst, NSW

NSW Police Youth Command and Chifley Police are holding an activity day for Bathurst Youth Week. 

There will be games, craft, bbq with local Police, inflatable obstacle course, green screen activities and B-Rock FM Radio broadcasting live.

The Malachi Project – Phase 2

Malachi Gilmore Hall, Oberon 124 Oberon St, Oberon, NSW, Australia

Eighteen months ago, a huge bale of Oberon wool fleeces were kindly given to the Malachi Hall so they thought the bale would make a great display prop since the Malachi was used as a wool store for almost 40 years!

If you are a knitter or crocheter and would like to spend a happy day creating more lap rugs, you are most welcome.

Molong Library Storytime

Molong Library 98 Bank Street, Molong, NSW, Australia

Storytime at Molong Library is lots of fun. We read stories, sing songs, and do colouring in or a simple craft.

Storytime sessions are held on the third Friday of the month during the school term. They cater for children from birth to 6 years, and their carers.


Save the Date: Music Industry Mixer

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

BMEC, Music NSW and Arts OutWest host a Music Industry Mixer to bring music based artists together for networking, industry updates and for us to meet you, find out what you do and see how we can collaborate.

Carer’s Support

Oberon Masonic Lodge 70 Oberon Street, Oberon, NSW, Australia

Are you caring for a loved one? Would you like to access more resources in your area? Would you like to meet other people with circumstances similar to yours?

Please coming along to these safe and supportive sessions.


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

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