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.

Talking About Your Website

Molong RSL Club 22-24 Riddell Street, Molong, NSW, Australia

A free workshop is for anyone in the creative sector who knows they need to make their website better.
Led by Monica Davidson from CreativePlusBusiness, the workshop is for anyone in the creative sector who knows they need to make their website better.
This free workshop is funded by and part of the NSW Government’s official Small Business Month, supported by regional arts development organisation Arts OutWest.

Helping Hands: find and keep volunteers

Club Forbes Templar Street, Forbes, NSW, Australia

A free workshop to help arts, heritage and creative groups find and keep volunteers.
Led by Monica Davidson from CreativePlusBusiness, the workshop is tailored specifically volunteer based groups and not-for-profits in the arts and museums sector, volunteer led events, or those who rely on volunteers in what they do.

Waterbird Photography

Cowra Japanese Garden and Cultural Centre Ken Nakajima Place, Cowra, NSW, Australia

The Commonwealth Environmental Water Holder’s Exhibition of Waterbird Photography and the Cowra NRM Committee’s Archibird Native Bird Photography Winner’s Exhibition.
Following two years of record-breaking waterbird breeding seasons, the Commonwealth Environmental Water Holder (CEWH) has collaborated with numerous photographers to present a stunning photo exhibition at Cowra Japanese Gardens.

Country Arts Support Program Info Session #2


Last minute chance to learn about Arts OutWest's 2024 round of the NSW Government's Country Arts Support Program (CASP).
CASP closes at 5pm Thursday 9 November 2023.

Great Santa Hat Challenge + Kew-Y-Ahn Gallery Crafts Day

Kew-Y-Ahn Aboriginal Gallery 51 Old Great Western Highway, Hartley, NSW, Australia

The Great Santa Hat Challenge returns to Hartley Historic Site and Arts OutWest will be there with extra Christmas shopping artworks and gifts in the gallery and craft activities (bring the kids!).

Fast Cars

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

The sold-out smash-hit of 2023 returns in 2024 as part of Superfest. Think Schitts Creek, Upper Middle Bogan and The Castle all rolled into one! A riotous romp about winners and losers; lovers and fighters and what happens when the will to win spins us out of control and away from the ones we love!


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’).