Mildura has a busy calendar of arts, gourmet, sporting and musical events. Find out about some annual events you can't afford to miss:
The Global Water Willowfest Australian Cricket Club Championships is an annual event held in the beautiful rural city of Mildura nestled on the banks of the majestic Murray River. The 2013 event marks Willowfest's 36th year! The Championships involves cricket teams from all over Australia coming together to play cricket on the first class facilities and vie for big prize money. With all the attractions of Mildura and the amount of prize money, the Global Water Willowfest Australian Cricket Championships is establishing its niche on the cricket calendar. The competition is graded so that all teams have a chance of winning 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 competition for the men, while the ladies will play in two 40 over matches as well as Twenty20 matches. And each year Willowfest is looking for the longest Whacker!
Location: Various cricket grounds
New Years Eve Celebration
Come celebrate the coming in of the New Year. Live entertainment with Dirt Girl, Wizard of Oz Lily and the Drum and the Whispering Jack - the John Farnham Experience. Family fireworks at 9.30pm and the New Year Fireworks Spectacular at midnight. Come and join us in counting down the New Year! Children's ride and on-site catering available. Proudly brought to you by Mildura Rural City Council.
Location: The Nowingi Place, Hugh King Drive
20-27 January 2014
A fine music festival presenting world class Australian and international musicians to audiences in unique locations along the Murray River. Each day of the program provides world class performances. This Festival offers a dynamic program of performances set in beautiful locations providing an ideal vessel with which to showcase the region’s tourist, food and wine experience.
Mildura Wentworth Arts Festival
28 February-9 March
The Mildura Wentworth Arts Festival is one of Australia’s leading regional arts festivals. The festival offers a rich and vibrant program of visual and performing arts, workshops, theatre, Big Screen outdoor cinema, music, exhibitions and comedy – all in a diverse range of venues showcasing the unique landscape, natural beauty and rich heritage of the Mildura.
8, 10 & 12 April
Victoria's most popular racing carnival and no doubt one of the best harness racing carnivals in Australia. This event is recognised country wide. The carnival will be held over three nights. On Saturday night additional dining packages will be available, including marquee dining. Due to heavy demand for bookings on the special night of harness racing everyone is encourage to book early.
Location: Mildura Recreation Reserve, 12th Street