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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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.

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! 

2024 Bathurst Winter Festival

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

The Bathurst Winter Festival returns this July school holidays, with 16 days full of affordable fun for the whole family to enjoy; including stunning light shows, the 30m outdoor McDonald's Bathurst Ice Rink and an exciting program of Feature Festival Events.

Millthorpe Fire Fair

Millthorpe Millthorpe, NSW, Australia

Head out to Millthorpe on August 2 for a family extravaganza you won't want to miss!

Get ready to indulge in the finest offerings from our local producers, wineries, and Millthorpe's unique businesses. Immerse yourself in the cozy winter vibe with live music, thrilling entertainment, and a spectacular fireworks display to light up the night.


Cementa 2024

Kandos Kandos

Cementa Inc. is an artist-centred and community-driven regional arts organisation based in Kandos in Central New South Wales (NSW), on Wiradjuri Country.


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.

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’).