Annual Events

January
Mildura Summer Music Festival
The 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.

Australia Day Celebrations
Enjoy the community spirit at one of the many Australia Day celebrations across the Mildura region. Celebrate our national day with a barbeque breakfast, a glass of fresh orange juice and the company of fellow Aussies, sharing in the spirit of the day.

February/March
Mildura Grand Tennis International
Mildura Grand Tennis International features Australia's prominent and emerging tennis talent; a tournament not to be missed.
 
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 ClubSunraysia Drag Racing AssociationTimmis Speedway and Mildura Motorcycle Club. The Easter Power Sports Show & Shine and the Mildura 100 Ski Race 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.

Cullulleraine Music Festival
Set alongside the beautiful Lake Cullulleraine, this festival aims to bring tourists and residents from the broader municipality together to showcase the Millewa region and its great rural lifestyle. The event is held over a weekend and involves music, sport, children's activities, displays, demonstrations, food along with art, environment and musical workshops.

Sunraysia Multicultural Festival
The main objective of the festival is to showcase the cultural and ethnic diversity of our region, through a vibrant event which encouraged the participation and engagement of the whole community.

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.

June
Mildura Eisteddfod 
For three and a half decades, the Mildura Eisteddfod has provided a chance to showcase and celebrate our region's most talented singers, musicians, dancers and performers. Of course, the event now attracts accomplished and new and exciting performers from across Victoria, as well as interstate.

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.

Euston Club Resort Mildura Cup
Mildura's horse racing cup carnival includes marquees, fashions on the field and kids entertainment.

Sunraysia Gang Show
Sunraysia Gang Show are heading back to school for their 42nd annual performance, A Class Act! Get those uniforms on and ready, because we are heading back to school! Over the course of this year’s show you will be heading to all the classes you remember, plus more! 



August
Great Australian Vanilla Slice Triumph
Bakers from around the country will converge on Mildura to find out who bakes the ultimate vanilla slice. With live entertainment, kids activities, cooking demonstrations and a Vanilla Slice Market Hall for you to buy and try!

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.  (Sept-Oct)

Pooncarie Cup
Enjoy a great day out at an outback race meet. Hot and cold food available, as well as bar facilities. Jumping Castle and pony rides for the children. A great social day out for families. In the evening, enjoy live entertainment on stage outside the Pooncarie Hotel.

October
Merbein Rodeo
Come and see the action with the horses, the bulls, the cowboys and cowgirls and the funny clown in the ring. Enjoy some of Australia’s top riders and enjoy all the entertainment that is on offer.

Patchewollock Music Festival
One of the very few free festivals on the calendar, audiences can expect a fun-filled program of music, dance, comedy, yarn-spinning, bush tucker and, just to be different, sheep racing.

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 three 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.

November
Ted Hurley Memorial Classic
This annual 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 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.

2018 Malibu Boats Wakeboard State of Origin - SA vs Vic
Watch South Australia and Victoria go head-to-head in this epic clash of the states. Whether you're a local or a visitor, come on down to the Mildura Riverfront for a day of fun, entertainment and marvel at the amazing talent displayed by competitors of all ages. Enjoy the family friendly atmosphere and hospitality available from Mildura's wonderful local riverfront businesses.

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.




How to
contact us

Mildura Visitor Information
and Booking Centre

Ph: +61 3 5018 8380 or
Freecall 1800 039 043 (within Australia)
E: tourism@mildura.vic.gov.au
www.mildura.vic.gov.au

Wentworth Visitor Information Centre
Ph: +61 3 5027 5080
E:tourism@wentworth.nsw.gov.au
www.visitwentworth.com.au