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
The Mildura Racing Club's Cup Carnival Weekend is a great annual event for both visitors and locals. Our two day horse racing program creates a fun and friendly atmosphere at the Mildura Racecourse suitable to all people. Along with live horse racing action we offer live entertainment, numerous hospitality packages, free kids entertainment, fashions on the field and much more. Country Racing Vcitoria's tag line of "It's A Great Day Out". Dates: Friday 22 and Sunday 24 August. Time: 11am.
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 Mildura Racing Club's Cup Carnival Weekend is a great annual event for both visitors and locals. Our two day horse racing program creates a fun and friendly atmosphere at the Mildura Racecourse suitable to all people. Along with live horse racing action we offer live entertainment, numerous hospitality packages, free kids entertainment, fashions on the field and much more. Country Racing Vcitoria's tag line of "It's A Great Day Out". Time: 11am.
Djuki Mala - an extraordinary evening of dance and performance from one of the nation's most innovative Aboriginal ensembles. After attaining worldwide fame through their legendary YouTube rendition of Zorba in 2007, new media stars Djuki Mala (The Chooky Dancers) have embarked on their next national tour. Reinterpreting popular dance and culture through the traditions of the Yolgnu people, Djuki Mala exuberantly blend Hip-Hop, Bollywood and traditional Aboriginal dance in a performance guaranteed to excite the senses. Following appearances that have electrified international audiences across China, Taiwan, Canada and the Solomon Islands, this is an opportunity to engage with performers from one of the remotest corners of our vast and diverse country. With and wit and wisdom, skill and discipline, Djuki Mala offers a rare and insightful view into contemporary Aboriginal culture. The Djuki Mala 2014 national tour is coordinated and presented by the Northern Territory's leading arts organisation, Artback NT. Tickets: Adult $35.00 Concession $30.00, Student $20.00 and Family $90.00. Tickets available from Mildura Arts Centre via phone 03 5018 8330 or Mildura Visitor Information Centre via phone 03 5018 8376 or in person. Online at www.milduraartscentre.com.au
The Melbourne International Film Festival proudly heralds the return of a MIFF travelling film festival. The Mildura Arts Centre and Deakin Cinema Complex will host five MIFF Premiere-fund supported Australia films, including the Opening Night feature of CUT SNAKE, a sexy crime drama set in mid-70s suburban Australia from Matchbox Pictures' Tony Ayres (THE SLAP). CUT SNAKE tells the story of Sparra Farrell, a young man trying to escape his past and make a life for himself in a new city. The other films screening are: PAPER PLANES, a magical new family film from writer/director Robert Connolly starring Sam Worthington, Deborah Mailman and David Wenham; ELECTRIC BOOGALOO: THE WILD, UNTOLD STORY OF CANNON FILMS, a feature documentary about prolific 1980s Hollywood company Cannon Films; MY MISTRESS, a love story from director Stephen Lance in which a strangely innocent affair between a young romantic and an S&M mistress become something more; plus THE LEGEND MAKER, a dramatic thriller from director Ian Pringle in which an aging forger needs all his cunning to survive. Don't miss this exciting weekend of the best Australian cinema. Book now!