Mildura has a busy calendar of arts, gourmet, sporting and musical events. Find out about some annual events you can't afford to miss:
Until 26 January 2015
Curated by Ken Scarlett, Mildura Revisited: sculptures revisited 1961-1978 will focus attention on the Mildura Sculpture Triennials and the influence of gallery directors Ernst Van Hattum and Tom McCullough. The exhibition will consist of works in the Mildura Arts Centre collection, supplemented with works on loan from State and Regional Galleries and private collections. Photographs of ephemeral earth works, installations and performances will be displayed on the walls of the gallery.
Location: Mildura Arts Centre, 199 Cureton Ave
The much anticipated inaugural Ted Hurly Memorial Classic runs this weekend. This unique event will start on the Darling River, Wentworth. A quick 180 degree turn at the Murray Darling Junction teams will race up the Murray River to Apex Park, Mildura. The one-up from Wentworth to Mildura, approximately 50kms with one of the team's skiers and return Mildura to Wentworth with the other skier. Seeded fastest to slowest. The main race will take place on Sunday, one boat at a time with 30 second intervals.
Location: Darling River, Wentworth and Murray River, Mildura
Willowfest is an annual cricket carnival attracting participants to Sunraysia for the prestigious and entertaining week of cricket. The carnival attracts teams and players and visitors from Victoria, New South Wales and South Australia. The turf wickets that the carnival is played on, are regareded as some of the best in Australia and many participants come for this experience. The competition is graded so that all teams have a chance of winning in their section and the associated prize money. The round robin competitions will consist of three 50 over matches and two Twenty20’s on day two of the competition for the men, while the ladies will play in two 40 over matches as well as Twenty20 matches. Spectators are encourged to compete for the biggest 'whack'.
Location: Various cricket grounds