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Mildura hosts a busy calendar of events throughout the year.

Head to Mildura in March for Mildura Wentworth Arts Festival, offering a rich and vibrant program of visual and performing arts, workshops, theatre, Big Screen outdoor cinema, music, exhibitions, parades and comedy - all in a diverse range of venues. The Euston Club Resort Mildura Cup is also a popular event, held over a two day carnival, and is now scheduled for the March long weekend.

In July Mildura Golf Week tees off, and the Mildura Writers' Festival entices lovers of words to the region. In August The Merbein Great Vanilla Slice Triumph is held; where bakers across Australia compete for the prize of Best Vanilla Slice.

In September the Mildura Country Music Festival presents Australia's biggest showcase of independent country music artists. The Mildura Jazz, Food and Wine Festival in November combines the best of Australian modern and traditional jazz with the region's fine wines at wineries and on riverboats, restaurants and along streets throughout the town.

Experience our events

July 2015

Sunraysia Farmers Market

4 July

Sunraysia Farmers Markets provides the platform that links good food direct from the regions genuine producers with community. Indulge the senses, taste, wander and unwind as you discover a range of superb fruit, vegetables and herbs; freshly brewed coffee, wine, olive oil, preserves and condiments; eggs, honey, grains and nuts; freshly baked bread, pastries, cakes plus meats and smallgoods and so much more. Take the time to enjoy breakfast made from the market's produce under giant river gums beside the Murray River. There's plenty of parking, pathways, flat ground and with the playgrounds nearby, it's perfect for families.

Sunraysia Doll and Bear Show

4-5 July

This is a doll and teddy competition and this year's themed dolls is 'Rock'n Roll'. A great exhibition of all cuddly things. Trading tables, local and visiting. Porcelain, cloth, mixed media and clay dolls. Teddies and other animals in fur and cloth. Knitted toys and dolls. Reborn dolls. Light refreshments available. Proceeds to to Sunraysia Cancer Resources. Entry: $6.00 Adult and $2.00 Under 12.

Red Cliffs Country Market

5 July

The Red Cliffs Country Market is just a short 15 minute drive from Mildura and offers over 100 stalls of fresh produce, crafts, bric-a-brac, gourmet delights, plants, jewellery, sausage sizzle and rides for the kids. Enjoy the local entertainment which varies from month to month. Most local stores are open for your shopping convenience. Time: 9am-1pm.

Red Cliffs Historical Steam Railway

5 July

The Red Cliffs Historical Steam Railway operates a steam train which has significant importance to Red Cliffs. Unique to Sunraysia it is the only tourist steam train in the area and one the few small gauge railways throughout Australia. Come and enjoy a ride on an authentic steam train. Last train pulls out at 3.30pm. Tickets: Family $15.00, Adult $6.00 and Child $3.00. All Aboard! Time: 11am-4pm.

Red Cliffs Military Museum

5 July

The Red Cliffs Military Museum has an extensive display of artefacts and memorabilia from the Boer War through to Vietnam and East Timor covering all services, including women's services. Entry: Adult $2.00 and children free. Time: 10am-3.30pm.

Pop-Up Art Gallery

5 July

'The Story Behind the Art'. The Pop-Up Art Gallery is held on the first Sunday of every month to coincide with the Red Cliffs Country Market. The Gallery has been set up to foster local artists and to use empty spaces with the Red Cliffs township. A changing range of works are on show each month, including Aboriginal art, sculpture, drawings, ink work, pastels, oils and acrylic paintings, print making, artisan jewellery and photography. Most works ar for sale. Drop in and have a chat to the artists and hear their story behind the art and maybe even purchase a unique piece of local art.

Mildura City Market

12 July

Find a gift among the many stalls that have lovely items for sale. There are crafts, socks, clothing, home cooking, fruit and vegetables as well as jams, honey, pickles and dried fruit. You will also find jewellery, natural beauty products, books, plants, fancy cards, woodwork items and locally made boomerangs and didgeridoos. Time: 8am-1pm.

Mildura Writers Festival

16-19 July

The Mildura Writers Festival is acknowledged as one of the best festivals in the country. The festival brings a focus to Mildura as a high quality cultural destination. The 2014 event was heralded by audiences and participating writers as the best ever. The following quote is one fo the many accolades received by Arts Mildura following the event. The festival presents high profile writers to a broad range of audiences in Mildura, including secondary and tertiary shool students and the general public. 'You have an amazing festival, so different to those elsewhere, in that it is truly festive. Plus, you make it look easy, which I know requires a stupendous effort. I'd heard great things about the festival in advance; I'm glad to say that it exceeded even these raised expectations'. Gideon Haigh

Sunraysia Farmers Market

18 July

Sunraysia Farmers Markets provides the platform that links good food direct from the regions genuine producers with community. Indulge the senses, taste, wander and unwind as you discover a range of superb fresh fruit, vegetables and herbs; freshly brewed coffee, wine, olive oil, preserves and condiments; eggs, honey, grains and nuts; freshly baked bread, pastries, cakes plus meats and smallgoods and so much more. Take the time to enjoy breakfast made from the market's produce under the giant river gums beside the Murray River. There's plenty of parking, pathways, flat ground and with the playgrounds nearby, it's perfect for families.

Merbein Street Market

19 July

The Merbein Street Market is held on the third Sunday of every month. You will find local and interstate stalls, fresh produce, arts and crafts, bric-a-brac, entertainment and the second-hand shops open. Time: 8am-1pm. For more information contact 0427 888 708.

Mildura City Market

26 July

Find a gift among the many stalls that have lovely items for sale. There are crafts, socks, clothing, home cooking, fruit and vegetables as well as jams, honey, pickles and dried fruit. You will also find jewellery, natural beauty products, books, plants, fancy cards, woodwork items and locally made boomerangs and didgeridoos. Time: 8am-1pm.

Rio Vista Social Club

26 July

Come and join the Rio Vista Social Club where you can play the ukulele and have a sing-along. We play a variety of music and music styles to suit the beginner to the more experienced player. It is a friendly, cheery no pressure environment. There’s spare ukes if you just want to give it a try. So pop in and have a go! But we are not just a bunch of ukulele lovers, we also encourage other music makers. You might play the guitar, spoons or the theremin, whatever you play come along and join us. More the merrier! For more information contact 03 5024 1986.

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