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. Wellington SpringFest

    Friday 23 September to Sunday 25 September 2016, Wellington

    SpringFest, held in September, will prove to be bigger and better than ever. On Friday 23rd, events get underway with the Quota Charity Art Exhibition and entertainment at the Soldiers Memorial Club...

    23 Sep -25Sep
  2. Narromine Rotary Markets

    Sunday 25 September 2016, Narromine

    Get your family and friends together and head to Dundas Park for the Narromine Rotary Spring Markets this weekend. There is something for everyone plants, balloons, honey, jewellery, cakes, slices, trash N treasure,...

    25 Sep
  3. Royal Flying Doctor Service: Dubbo Base Open Day

    Sunday 25 September 2016, Dubbo

    The Dubbo base will be opening its doors to visitors, friends and family for the day. It is a great chance for everyone, especially kids to see and step into the aircraft and mobile education unit. And for anyone...

    25 Sep
  4. The Listies - 6D

    Sunday 25 September 2016, Dubbo

    The award-winning Listies star in 6D (it's twice as good as 3D), which is a kids' comedy show all about movies.Expect haunted backpacks, ninja nans, vomiting puppets and fully automatic toilet...

    25 Sep
  5. Rotax Pro Tour Grand Final

    Friday 30 September to Sunday 2 October 2016, Dubbo

    The Rotax Pro Tour series consists of seven rounds which culminates at the Rotax Pro Tour Grand Final being hosted by the Lincoln County International Raceway!Run in a professional European format;...

    30 Sep -02Oct
  6. Gilgandra Coo-ee Festival

    Saturday 1 October to Monday 3 October 2016, Gilgandra

    Coo-eeee come to the Festival on the October long weekend!The festival will be kicking off with an exhibition and galleries at the Coo-ee Heritage Centre and then onto the Friday night poetry competition. On...

    01 Oct -03Oct
  7. Dubbo Farmers Market

    Saturday 1 October 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 start your morning...

    01 Oct -17Dec
  8. Mungery Picnic Races

    Sunday 2 October 2016, Narromine

    Get your backside trackside for the annual Mungery Picnic Races. Six race program with TAB and bookmakers, fashion in the field, mid race auction, Mungery Dash for Cash and children's entertainment with a jumping...

    02 Oct
  9. Blackwattle Fair

    Sunday 2 October 2016, Wellington

    The Mumbil Blackwattle Fair is an annual event.The main feature of the day is the famous 'Chuck Akubra'. This is a competition where participants literally throw an Akubra hat. The person who throws the hat...

    02 Oct
  10. Lah Lah "Sing it loud"

    Thursday 6 October 2016, Dubbo

    National Tour 2016 - Sing It Loud! Is the brand new live musical extravaganza from Lah-Lah's Big Live Band. The stars of ABC KIDS will be playing up a storm in 2016 as they travel all over Australia with their biggest...

    06 Oct
  11. Dami Im: Yesterday Once More Tour

    Saturday 8 October 2016, Dubbo

    2013 X-Factor winner, singer songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Dami Im unveils her new album and tour, Classic Carpenters. A breath-taking homage and re-invention to one of Dami's idols, Karen Carpenter. The show...

    08 Oct
  12. Central West Pride March

    Saturday 8 October 2016, Dubbo

    Celebrate diversity - dress in Carnivàle and march with pride this October whilst supporting those that identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, Questioning, or Asexual (LGBTIQA+)....

    08 Oct
  13. Flavours on the Farm

    Sunday 9 October 2016, Dubbo

    Lazy River Estate presents ‘Flavours on the Farm’, a long table five course degustation on the banks of the Macquarie River at Lazy River Estate. ‘Flavours on the Farm’ is not just a lunch, but a whole food...

    09 Oct
  14. Riverside Markets

    Sunday 9 October 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 quality mixed...

    09 Oct -18Dec
  15. 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 Macquarie Credit Union...

    13 Oct
  16. Glow Hard Fun Run

    Saturday 15 October 2016, Dubbo

    The Dye Hard Fun Run is very excited to bring you the Glow Hard Fun Run. Walk, run, dance or stroll at twilight around the approximately five kilometre course. There will be music, dancing, light shows and...

    15 Oct
  17. Ranch Sorting Dubbo

    Saturday 15 October to Sunday 16 October 2016, Dubbo

    Ranch Sorting is a western-style equestrian sport that evolved from the common ranch work or separating cattle into pens for branding, doctoring, or transport. Ranch Sorting is an event that pits a team of two riders...

    15 Oct -16Oct
  18. 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 very core of his being...

    15 Oct
  19. Wambuul Macquarie River Festival

    Sunday 16 October 2016, Dubbo

    The inaugural Wambuul Macquarie River Festival showcases how the community can access, enjoy and learn about the Wambuul River.Learn about the River via a guided environmental and cultural walking tour,...

    16 Oct
  20. The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards

    Tuesday 18 October 2016, Dubbo

    The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards is a Scottish spectacular, featuring 23 musicians, singers and dancers on stage.The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards are notably the highest profile of the British Military...

    18 Oct
  21. DREAM Festival Twilight Markets

    Saturday 22 October 2016, Dubbo

    The DREAM Lantern Parade and Light Show is a spectacular parade in Dubbo not to be missed. See the life-size Rhino proceed down the street to reach Victoria park where entertainment, food stalls and a children's...

    22 Oct
  22. Encoded

    Saturday 22 October 2016, Dubbo

    Encoded is an aerial dance performance that uses the latest interactive technologies to build a projected digital environment that responds to the movements of the performers.Encoded is a...

    22 Oct
  23. Dubbo Light the Night

    Saturday 22 October 2016, Dubbo

    Every day 35 Australians are diagnosed with blood cancer. You can bring a little light into their lives by supporting a Leukaemia Foundation Light the Night walk. Raise funds and walk this October to help more...

    22 Oct
  24. Dubbo Rotunda Market

    Sunday 23 October to Sunday 27 August 2017, 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 their wares on the...

    23 Oct -27Aug
  25. Murray Darling Association National Conference and AGM

    Wednesday 26 October to Thursday 27 October 2016, Dubbo

    'Local Government - The Voice of the Basin'Established in 1944, the MDA has long been representing local government in getting a better deal for the regions on management of water and Basin resources, from...

    26 Oct -27Oct
  26. Artlands Dubbo 2016

    Thursday 27 October to Sunday 30 October 2016, Dubbo

    Nestled in the heart of NSW, Dubbo is a vibrant and dynamic regional centre offering a refreshing mix of urban and rural cultures. With its rich heritage, world class attractions and burgeoning arts scene, Dubbo is...

    27 Oct -30Oct
  27. Unsustainable Behaviour by Linga Franca

    Friday 28 October to Saturday 29 October 2016, Dubbo

    Using the performing body pushed to extremes as a symbol for how humanity is exceeding the limits of a sustainable civilisation, unsustainable behaviour is a high energy, 60-minute burst of break-dance, physical...

    28 Oct -29Oct
  28. We Will Come to the Rescue

    Friday 28 October to Saturday 29 October 2016, Dubbo

    We Will Come to the Rescue is the fLiNG Company's main performance work for 2016 and it is going to be wild! Exploring and embracing the themes and clichés of the Superhero genre, this show will see the...

    28 Oct -29Oct
  29. Derby Day Dubbo Turf Club

    Saturday 29 October 2016, Dubbo

    Event details are yet to be confirmed

    After the Dubbo Show, the City Of Dubbo Turf Club's Derby Day is the biggest party on the social calendar in the city. the committee and management of the club...

    29 Oct

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