Dubbo Area Events

The town of Dubbo is set in the Macquarie Valley, where the Newell, Mitchell and Golden highways meet, and has many natural attractions and historical points of interest. As the largest town in the Orana Region, Dubbo plays host to a wide range of events year-round.

A road trip to Dubbo is a great way to explore the Western Plains area, and take part in the events Dubbo has to offer. With a full calendar of events, there’s plenty to keep you busy. Whether you're keen to spend the morning at a weekend farmers’ market, see some stand up comedy or check out gigs from local and international acts, there’s sure to be something to tickle your fancy.

While visiting Dubbo, don’t miss the Taronga Western Plains Zoo, home to hundreds of rare and endangered animals, and also visit the nearby towns of Gilgandra, Narromine, and Wellington.

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  1. Titan Macquarie Mud Run

    Saturday 25 March 2017, Dubbo

    The Titan Macquarie Mud Run will challenge you, inspire you, and be lots of fun! Your grit and determination will push you through over 20 obstacles including the soon to be infamous Mud Mania...

    25 Mar
  2. Riverside Markets

    Sunday 14 August to Sunday 18 December 2016, Dubbo

    A vibrant market atmosphere located on the banks of the Macquarie River bringing buyers and sellers together at this picturesque venue. The Riverside Markets showcase stall holders with a range of...

    14 Aug -18Dec
  3. Dubbo Farmers Market

    Saturday 6 August to Saturday 17 December 2016, Dubbo

    The Dubbo Farmers Markets, held on the first and third Saturday of every month, is a showcase of the region's produce, fresh from the soils and water basins of the Macquarie Valley and beyond. Kick...

    06 Aug -17Dec
  4. Dubbo Rotunda Market

    Sunday 28 August to Sunday 27 November 2016, Dubbo

    The Dubbo Rotunda Markets will be held on the fourth Sunday of each month (excluding December). There will be stalls along the footpath of Macquarie Street and some businesses open, showcasing...

    28 Aug -27Nov
  5. Cricket Australia – Australian Indoor Junior Championships

    Sunday 2 July to Sunday 9 July 2017, Dubbo

    Each year, hundreds of talented boys and girls participate in the annual Australian Indoor Junior Championships.
    This Cricket Australia event will see teams from across Australia...

    02 Jul -09Jul
  6. Godspell

    Friday 29 July to Saturday 6 August 2016, Dubbo

    The Dubbo Theatre Company's production of Godspell is a masterful retelling of the Gospel according to Saint Matthew, interjected with contemporary references and some dazzling new arrangements.

    29 Jul -06Aug
  7. Akmal

    Saturday 6 August 2016, Dubbo

    Known for his incredible ability to deal with hot topics in a hilarious and slightly offensive way, Akmal promises this year to deliver a show that is punctual and jam-packed with words... some of...

    06 Aug
  8. Dubbo Bridal and Event Expo

    Sunday 7 August 2016, Dubbo

    The Dubbo Bridal and Event Expo is a must for anyone planning any kind of event. With all of the experts and suppliers under one roof, you can now plan your entire event in one day. Whether you...

    07 Aug
  9. Dubbo Weekend of Jazz

    Sunday 7 August to Tuesday 9 August 2016, Dubbo

    ***LATEST EVENT DETAILS ARE YET TO BE CONFIRMED***
    The celebration kicks off with the Weekend of Jazz bringing live jazz music to venues around Dubbo featuring Trad and New Orleans jazz...

    07 Aug -09Aug
  10. The Marriage of Figaro

    Tuesday 9 August 2016, Dubbo

    Mozart's brilliant opera, The Marriage of Figaro, follows the adventures of a household over one crazy day. Masters are lusting over their servants, servants are outwitting their masters - Figaro...

    09 Aug
  11. John Paul Young and The Allstar Band - The Vanda and Young Songbook

    Friday 12 August 2016, Dubbo

    John Paul Young and The Allstar Band - The Vanda and Young Songbook is a concert celebrating the incredible song writing duo Harry Vanda and George Young and their creations; the songs that gave...

    12 Aug
  12. Simon and Garfunkel - The Concert

    Saturday 13 August 2016, Dubbo

    Performed by Mark Shelley and John Robertson.

    "Here's to you..."

    Mrs Robinson, Homeward Bound, Sounds of Silence, Scarborough Fair, The Boxer, Bridge Over...

    13 Aug
  13. Bangamalanha Conference

    Monday 15 August to Wednesday 17 August 2016, Dubbo

    Following the success of the inaugural Bangamalanha Conference in 2014, TAFE Western is pleased to provide the opportunity for practitioners, researchers, community members and industry...

    15 Aug -17Aug
  14. Soweto Gospel Choir

    Wednesday 17 August 2016, Dubbo

    Hailing from Soweto in Johannesburg, Soweto Gospel Choir brings together some of Africa’s finest singers performing a repertoire that combines traditional African songs handed down through the...

    17 Aug
  15. The McClymonts

    Friday 19 August 2016, Dubbo

    The McClymonts ‘10 Years of Hits’ tour is set to thrill audiences when it kicks off in July.
    Since releasing their self-titled debut EP in 2006, Brooke, Sam and Mollie have gone on to...

    19 Aug
  16. 2016 Junior Inter-Zone 7-A-Side

    Saturday 20 August to Sunday 21 August 2016, Dubbo

    The 2016 Junior Inter-Zone 7-A-Side is a lawn bowls competition for sides representing the Zones of NSW in Lawn Bowls.
    Seven players per side from each Zone play off for individual and...

    20 Aug -21Aug
  17. Rabobank Dubbo National Merino Sheep Show and Ram Sale

    Tuesday 23 August to Thursday 25 August 2016, Dubbo

    This three day promotion and exhibition of the merino is a truly special event on national calendars. The event offers sites for stud displays, commercial stands and retail products. Catalogues...

    23 Aug -25Aug
  18. Warren Campdraft Weekend

    Friday 26 August to Sunday 28 August 2016, Dubbo Area

    What is campdrafting? It is a truly spectacular Australian sport, requiring a horse and mounted rider to work cattle and prove to a judge that they have the cattle under control....

    26 Aug -28Aug
  19. Dubbo Sustainable City Expo and Science Festival

    Saturday 27 August 2016, Dubbo

    Enjoy a fantastic morning at the Western Plains Cultural Centre as it plays host to the Dubbo Sustainable City Expo and Science Festival.

    Discover exhibits to help you reduce...

    27 Aug
  20. CounterMove by Sydney Dance Company

    Saturday 27 August 2016, Dubbo

    Sydney Dance Company's CounterMove explores luminescence and life in a double bill that will enchant, compel and amuse with exhilarating physical dance by some of Australia's finest dancers...

    27 Aug
  21. Dubbo Stampede

    Sunday 28 August 2016, Dubbo

    The Dubbo Stampede at Taronga Western Plains Zoo is the only major running festival that takes place in a zoo, anywhere in Australia.
    As well as the opportunity to run close to the zoo...

    28 Aug
  22. Annual Macquarie Lions Swap Meet Car and Bike Show

    Sunday 28 August 2016, Dubbo

    It's time again for another Swap Meet Car and Bike Show in Dubbo. Always a successful event, it is one not to be missed.
    Vintage and veteran car and motorcycle parts and Australian...

    28 Aug
  23. 14th National Dorper and White Dorper Sale

    Tuesday 30 August to Wednesday 31 August 2016, Dubbo

    The 14th National Dorper and White Dorper Sale is Australia’s most prestigious sale. Last year saw a large crowd of buyers competing for more than 150 lots on offer, with the top price reaching...

    30 Aug -31Aug
  24. Acca Dacca

    Saturday 27 August 2016, Dubbo

    The live performance reputation Acca Dacca has built over the past 15 years is second to none, anywhere!
    They're extremely proud that Acca Dacca continues to convince the masses that this show...

    27 Aug
  25. Always ... Patsy Cline

    Saturday 10 September 2016, Dubbo

    Always...Patsy Cline is more than a tribute to the legendary country singer who died tragically at age 30 in a plane crash in 1963.

    The show is based on a true story about Cline...

    10 Sep
  26. Annual National Diggers Carnival

    Tuesday 13 September to Thursday 15 September 2016, Dubbo

    The 9th Annual National Digger’s Bowls Carnival is the only event of its type in Australia and will be co-hosted by Club Dubbo and Sporties.
    Three days of competition will see 180 current...

    13 Sep -15Sep
  27. Australian Sheep Veterinarians Conference

    Friday 9 September to Sunday 11 September 2016, Dubbo

    The Australian Sheep Veterinarians 2016 Conference is one you won't want to miss!
    They have an exciting program for those with an interest in sheep and working dogs filled with informative...

    09 Sep -11Sep
  28. Beethoven and Mendelssohn by ACO Collective

    Sunday 11 September 2016, Dubbo

    The Australian Chamber Orchestra (ACO) presents Beethoven and Mendelssohn, performed by ACO Collective and directed by one of Finland's most internationally successful string quartets, Meta4...

    11 Sep
  29. Bowls NSW Seven-a-side Junior State Championships

    Saturday 20 August 2016, Dubbo

    Dubbo will be the first regional City to host the Bowls NSW Seven-a-side Junior State Championships.
    120 players, representing 16 zones from throughout the state will compete over the...

    20 Aug
  30. DREAM Festival Launch - Pianos on the Pavement

    Thursday 13 October 2016, Dubbo

    What better way to find out about the DREAM Festival than to come down to the Rotunda in Dubbo. Listen to the local musicians tinkling the ivories and hear all about the details of the 2016...

    13 Oct
  31. Damien Leith - 10th Anniversary Tour

    Saturday 17 September 2016, Dubbo

    In 2016, Damien Leith celebrates a decade in the Australian music industry. To commemorate this auspicious anniversary, the revered singer songwriter will embark on a massive intimate and acoustic...

    17 Sep
  32. Diesel - Americana Tour

    Saturday 15 October 2016, Dubbo

    Americana.
    It’s music that draws from America’s roots, from country, folk, bluegrass, R and B, the blues … But to Mark Lizotte, the musician known and loved as Diesel, Americana is the...

    15 Oct

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