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
1 December- January
This year the theme of our Christmas Tree Spectacular is 'Peace on Earth'. Get into the spirit of Christmas by visiting our remarkable display of Christmas trees provided by local community groups and businesses. These trees are adorned not just tinsel and ornaments, but with a myriad of imaginative decoration. Time: 9am-5pm.
Join us in the Langtree Mall as we celebrate Christmas in the City; Santa's Cave will be open until Christmas Eve. Photos with Santa on a USB are $10.00. there will be entertainment in the mall during December along with extended trading hours.
Sunraysia Farmers Market provides the platform that links good food direct from the regions genuine producers with community. Indulge the sense, 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 and cakes plus meat 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 and flat ground and with the playgrounds nearby, it's perfect for families. Time: 8am-12noon.
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 and 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.
The Merbein Street Market is held on the third Sunday of each month. You will find local and interstate stalls selling fresh produce, delicious home made goodies, plants, arts and crafts, bric-a-brac and lots more. The second-hand shops will also be open where you can search for a hidden gem! Time: 8am-1pm.
Willowfest is an annual cricket carnival attracting participants to Sunraysia for the prestigious and entertaining week of cricket. The cricket carnival has been running continuously for over 35 years. 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 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. The competition also encourages spectators to take part in the biggest 'whack' competition.
Dudley Bradshaw Sidecar Shootout. Gates open at 5.30pm and racing starts at 7.30pm. Juniors race at 6.30pm Fully catered. No BYO by law. Please contact the Club Secretary prior to making arrangements. For more information contact 0448 252 015.
Mildura Rural City Council invites the community to join in the fun and excitement of bringing in 2015. The night's entertainment kicks off at 8pm with great live performances including locat talent. The night will also include two fantastic firework displays. The Family Fireworks will make a big bang at 9.40pm and then the midnight fireworks spectacular. Food and drink available for purchase as well as kids rides available. Come and join us for the countdown and a night of free entertainment in a safe environment for the whole family.