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Mildura hosts a busy calendar of events throughout the year.

To read The Mildura Visitor Information Centre's monthly "What's On" newsletter, click here.

To read The Wentworth Visitor Information Centre's monthly "What's On" newsletter click here.

Click here to view a snapshot of Mildura events for 2015. 

See Below for brief details on some of the Festivals/Events there is to look forward to during the year.

January

Murray River International Music Festival - A fine music festival presenting world class Australian and international musicians to audiences in unique locations along the Murray River.

Feb/March

Mildura Wentworth Arts Festival - 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.

Mildura Grand Tennis International - Mildura Grand Tennis International features Australia's prominent and emerging tennis talent; a tournament not to be missed.

Euston Club Resort Mildura Cup - Mildura's horse racing cup which is held over a two day carnival and includes marquees, fashions on the field and kids entertainment.  

April

Mildura Easter Power Sports - Easter Power Sports comprises of four sporting clubs who run major sporting competitions over the long weekend. These clubs include: Mildura Ski Club, Sunraysia Drag Racing Association, Timmis Speedway and Mildura Motorcycle Club. The Good Friday show & shine and the Mildura 100 ski event attract thousands every year.

Mildura Pacing Cup - Victoria's most popular racing carnival and no doubt one of the best harness racing carnivals in Australia, this event is recognised nationwide.

May

Mildura Field Days - Where agriculture and community unite - the Mildura Field Days is an opportunity to promote all of our regions agricultural industries, and assists our farmers through exposure to new information, technology, advances, improved farming systems, and a national stage where excellence can be awarded.

July

Mildura Writers Festival - The Mildura Writers' Festival brings together some of Australia's best writers in an intimate, winter program of workshops, lectures and discussion forums.

Hattah Desert Race - It is the largest national junior and senior motorbike desert race in Australia, arguably tougher than the Finke Desert Race. Hattah has the reputation as being the most challenging off road race in the country.

Mildura Golf Week - The popular golfing event hosts players and clubs from all over Australia and New Zealand with competitions for both men and ladies.

August

The Merbein Great Australian Vanilla Slice Triumph - Where bakers across Australia compete for the prize of Best Vanilla Slice.

Wentworth Show - The Wentworth Show is one of the nation's few remaining authentic country shows and as such, the organisers pride themselves on an event that manages to retain its rustic, rural flavour while catering to an increasingly wide variety of tastes.

September

Mildura Country Music Festival - Mildura Country Music Festival rates a mention alongside Tamworth Country Music Festival and the Gympie Music Muster as one of the big three. The major point of difference being that the Mildura Country Music Festival is Australia's biggest showcase of Independent entertainers.

October

Mildura Palimpsest - Mildura Palimpsest is a biennial visual arts event that invites artists to engage with the cultural and natural environment of the Mildura and Murray Darling region.

Goanna Run - The annual "Goanna Run" is held in late October, one of the best times to visit Mildura. The Goanna Run attracts Hot Rodders and their cars from all over Australia and even as far as New Zealand and the USA.

Mildura Show - Held over two days the local community show includes something for everyone. Pat baby animals, be delighted with the horses in jump, dressage and novelty events, local talent in the ever popular exhibitions, feast on all your gourmet and fast food favourites and get into the hurly burly of the show rides.

Ted Hurley Memorial Classic -  This race takes place in two rivers starting in the Darling River at Wentworth passing though the Murray Darling Junction and up the Murray River to Mildura with Apex Park being the turnaround point.

Australian Print Triennial - The Australian Print Triennial is an major international art event spearheaded by The Art Vault together with significant community arts representatives who have formed a not for profit body to manage the event. It will bring together artists, academics, national arts identities and practising printmakers from Australia and overseas to engage in a celebration of the art of printmaking and will bring to the wider public a deeper understanding of the print as a work of art.

November

FIM Team Speedway Under 21 World Championship - Final - See the World's best three Under 21 teams come to Mildura to fight against Mark Lemon's Young Kangaroos, for the Team Speedway Under 21 World Championship.

Mildura Jazz, Food and Wine Festival - Combines the best of Australian modern and traditional jazz with the region's fine wines at wineries, on riverboats, in restaurants and along streets throughout the town.

Australian Alternative Varieties Wine Show - The show aims to provide an alternative to the mainstream wine shows, a dedicated forum for alternative or emerging wine varieties and to encourage alternative, more cutting edge judging procedures.

River Rockfest Mildura - River Rockfest is one night of legendary Oz Rock. Performing under the stars at Mildura's Nowingi Place soundshell, the River Rockfest line-up is guaranteed to please, including Taxiride, Pseudo Echo, Choirboys and Mental as anything.

 

December

Willowfest Australian Cricket Club Championships - The four day Championships involves cricket teams from all over Australia coming together to vie for their share of the $10,000 prize money. Plus there's the "Willowfest Wack" crowd favourite to find who can hit the ball the farthest.

Mildura New Year's Eve Celebrations - Where Mildura Rural City Council invite the community to join in the fun and excitement of bringing in the New Year at Nowingi Place.

** Regular markets:
Sunraysia Farmers Market: 1st & 3rd Saturday of each month
Merbein Street Market: 3rd Sunday of each month
Mildura City Market: 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month
Red Cliffs Country Market: 1st Sunday of each month

 

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