Regional Arts Development Central West NSW


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.
Submit your events here (more details about event contributions at the bottom of the page).
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 Culture Maps Central NSW.

Mudgee Readers’ Mini Festival

Mudgee Mudgee

Friday 26 August 6pm Book Launch: A Daisy in a Jar The Book Nest Mudgee, free to attend Join Jorie Ryan for a celebration of her latest poetry collection. Described as ‘a hopeful book,’ A Daisy in a Jar is Jorie’s fourth...

Condo Skyfest

Wiradjuri Study Centre, Condobolin Cnr Cunningham & McDonnell Street, Condobolin, NSW

An annual community festival in the small Inland town of Condobolin, New South Wales, to celebrate 65,000+ years of Wiradjuri culture, including astronomy and skylore..

Mudgee Wine + Food Month

Mudgee Mudgee

An unforgettable wine and food experience, Mudgee’s annual wine and food month festival started as a week-long celebration of the wine industry. Over 40 years later, the event is now one of New South Wales’ longest running wine and food festivals and features a diverse range of events including tastings, trivia, dinners and more.


Forbes Forbes, NSW

Beneath the gum trees, alongside a tranquil river - the scene is set for an epic long lunch embedded in nature.

Festival: Meet the authors

Grenfell Public Library 88 Main Street, Grenfell, NSW

Australian authors Annie Seaton, Darry Fraser and Fiona McArthur are visiting Grenfell and will be at Grenfell Public Library for book signings, autographs & photos.

Grenfell’s Booklovers Festival – Discussion panel plus lunch

Grenfell Bowling Club Cross Street, Grenfell, NSW

Join the visiting Australian authors, Annie Seaton, Fiona McArthur and Darry Fraser for lunch at the Grenfell Bowling Club. Lucky door prize and raffle to be won $40 per person Bookings to be made via the Library by 5pm Thurs...


Baroquefest Canowindra

Canowindra Canowindra, NSW

In 2022 you will experience a varied program exploring all corners of early music. From the Italian high baroque, through the Byzantine sacred music of the Middle Ages, to the bawdy drinking songs of the British Isles; your Baroquefest will be rich in musical colour as you enjoy historic Canowindra, fine wine and cuisine!

Cowra Sakura Matsuri (Cherry Blossom Festival) 2022

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

Sakura Matsuri showcases Japanese culture through a range of activities and demonstrations. With taiko drummers, sumo wrestlers, Japanese archery and sword demonstrations, origami, martial arts, singers, dancers, choir, kimono fashion parade, ikebana, tea ceremonies and more. Stall holders will have a range of food and goods on offer, and there will be activities for children. It is a day for all the family to enjoy.

Flavours of Mudgee

Mudgee Mudgee

Flavours of Mudgee is a free community street festival event that brings together local stallholders and their regional wine, food, and produce. The street festival brings the CBD alive as crowds gather to have dinner in the street and taste the flavours of Mudgee.

Out West Piano Fest

Blackdown Farm, Bathurst 90 Eleven Mile Drive, Eglinton, NSW

Over the 2022 October long weekend Bathurst will hum to a different sound. From Saturday 1 to Monday 3 October the sounds of piano will ring out over the landscape, with a program that is inspired by place, by culinary delights, by visual art, by collaborative passion for sharing the delight that music can achieve.

Higher Sounds with Guy Sebastian

Mudgee Showgroud Mudgee, NSW

In a soulful celebration of the return of live music in Australia, TEG Live is proud to announce multi ARIA award-winning singer-songwriter Guy Sebastian on his brand new Higher Sounds live event spectacular!

Sculptures In The Garden 2022

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

Mudgee and regional NSW’s largest and most renowned outdoor sculpture exhibition, Sculptures in the Garden, is on again for its 12th year!

Trundle ABBA Festival

Trundle Trundle, NSW

Bjorn Again (AUSTRALIA), Australia's leading ABBA tribute band will be headlining the Festival with many more exciting announcements on support acts to follow.

Wildflower // Mudgee

Craigmoor Wines, Mudgee Mudgee, NSW

Celebrating women in music and the return of the live scene, Empire Touring is elated to announce Wildflower for 2022, a music festival that will bring together some of Australia’s most prized female singer songwriters at some of the country’s most exquisite locations. Featuring Missy Higgins, Kate Miller-Heidke, Kasey Chambers, Sarah Blasko, Deborah Conway, Alice Skye and Georgia June


Wahluu/Mount Panorama Bathurst, NSW

Australia’s most popular regional boutique music festival, VANFEST is set to return on the 2nd and 3rd December with a new-look, brand new location, and a colossal line-up of chart-topping, award winning Australian and New Zealand artists that has today been revealed for VANFEST’s epic return.


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.

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