Mildura hosts a busy calendar of events throughout the year. Head to Mildura in March for Mildura Wentworth Arts Festival, featuring events such as Music under the Stars at the dramatic Perry Sandhills.
In July Mildura Golf Week tees off, and the Mildura Writers' Festival entices lovers of words to the region. In August, dont forget to check out the Euston Club Resort Mildura Cup which will be held over a two day carnival and of course The Merbein Great Vanilla Slice Triumph; 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 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
31 October - 3 November
The Mildura Jazz, Food and Wine Festival is a well established event that has been attracting locals and visitors to the Mildura district over the past 30 years. The Festival presents four days of round the clock jazz entertainment in popular clubs, bars, cafes, restaurants, art galleries as well as street side and riverside venues - with feature events utilising unique Murray River settings and all events showcasing the regional food and wine. The Festival combines Traditional Jazz and Swing and more contemporary and quirky sounds and caters to hardcore jazz enthusiasts and music lovers.
15 October-13 November
In the Main Gallery - 'Memory Mapping' by Claire Primrose. In the Middle Gallery - 'Confluence' by Bob Jankowski and John Whitney. The artists will be in attendance at the opening on Saturday 18 October, 2pm-3pm, so come along and have a drink to celebrate their wonderful work. Opening Hours: Sunday-Monday, 10am-2pm and Wednesday-Saturday, 10am-5pm. Admission free.
Experience art, enjoy live music and catch up with friends and family. Wander through the galleries and Rio Vista Historic House. Enjoy a picnic on the lawn. BYO chair and rug.
This high class show will take you back in time to the fabulous music of the 60's, featuring songs by artists such as Dusty Springfield, Dionne Warwick, Shirley Bassey, The Supremes, Petula Clarke, Lulu and more. The show features the amazingly versatile talents of Gina Hogan who has a string of music theatre credits to her name such as Cats, Mamma Mia! and Beauty and the Beast to name but a few. She was a regular artist on Good Morning Australia, has written, produced and performed in her one woman cabaret shows around the country and has been performing in corporate bands for the past 10 years. So come along and enjoy being taken back in time as Gina captures the essence of this exciting era, one of the most memorable decades of our time. All tickets $25.00 includes afternoon tea. Tickets from Mildura Arts Centre via phone 03 5018 8330 or Mildura Visitor Information Centre via phone 03 5018 8376 or in person. Performance time: 2pm.
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, bric-a-brac as well as locally made boomerangs and didgeridoos. The market is managed by the Loddon Mallee Region Girl Guides. If you are interested in having a stall with us, ring 0400 032 803 Monday to Friday 9am-6pm. Market insurance is available.
Gates open at 5pm and racing starts at 6.30pm. Adults $10.00, Pensioners $5.00 and Under 18 free when accompanied with an adult, otherwise $2.00. Why not relax in the comfort of the on-course restaurant whilst enjoying a night at the trots. For more information contact 03 5024 2454 or 0407 864 558.
Red Hot Jazz is a community event providing jazz, quality gourmet food and delicious local wines to enjoy whilst relaxing on the manicured lawns at Red Cliffs Secondary College. The evening will feature both traditional and mainstream jazz bands along with the Red Cliffs Secondary College Jazz Ensemble. The College provides a range of gourmet food sourced from local supplies - think delicious homemade dips, ploughman platters, fresh healthy salads to accompany a mixed grill or
lasagne and some divine desserts. Red, white or sparkling wine will be available to purchase by the glass or bottle as well as beer and soft drinks. Vegetarian and gluten – free options will also be offered.