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. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Derby Day Dubbo Turf Club

    Event dates to be confirmed: October 2016, Dubbo

    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...

    Oct 2016
  5. Matt Hale Comedy Hypnotist

    Saturday 5 November 2016, Dubbo

    Real hypnosis, real fun, as award-winning Comedy Stage Hypnotist Matt Hale hypnotises volunteer patrons with hilarious (but tasteful!) consequences. Encouraging audiences to 'Get Hypnotised' last year with sold out...

    05 Nov
  6. Dubbo Farmers Market

    Saturday 5 November 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...

    05 Nov -17Dec
  7. One Eye Film Festival

    Friday 11 November to Saturday 12 November 2016, Dubbo

    In partnership with the Western Plains Cultural Centre, Dubbo Filmmakers will host the fourth annual One Eye Film Festival at the new Black Box Theatre. The One Eye Film Festival has grown in popularity both...

    11 Nov -12Nov
  8. Riverside Markets

    Sunday 13 November 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...

    13 Nov -18Dec
  9. Evocities MTB Series - Dubbo 300

    Sunday 20 November 2016, Wellington

    In 2015 the inaugural Evocities MTB Series was held as the richest MTD Series in the nation, with support from Fairfax Media. The 2016 season promises to be even better with races across all seven of the Evocities....

    20 Nov
  10. Songs in the key of Motown: Dubbo

    Wednesday 23 November 2016, Dubbo

    By popular demand, the all-singing all-dancing Songs In The Key Of Motown is coming back to Australia! Two of the best and biggest Las Vegas soul shows are coming together again and bringing with them the best in soul...

    23 Nov
  11. Dubbo Rotunda Market

    Sunday 27 November 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...

    27 Nov -27Aug
  12. Twilight on Talbragar

    Event dates to be confirmed: December 2016, Dubbo

    Twilight on Talbragar will have fun for all of the family with lots of kids activities, live entertainment, and Christmas markets. Talbragar Street retail shops...

    Dec 2016
  13. Twilight Race Meeting

    Friday 16 December 2016, Dubbo Area

    The MVAS Twilight Race Meeting is held at the Warren Showground Racecourse.Public bars and food vendors will be on site. Camping is allowed in the racecourse car park but no alcohol is allowed in...

    16 Dec
  14. New Year's Eve Fireworks Party

    Saturday 31 December 2016, Dubbo

    Celebrate New Year's Eve in Dubbo with a fireworks display to be held at Caltex Park. Fireworks start at 9pm and this is a family friendly event. BYO picnic, snacks, rug or chairs. Please no glass or alcohol...

    31 Dec
  15. Dubbo New Year Open Athletics Carnival

    Sunday 1 January to Tuesday 3 January 2017, Dubbo

    The Dubbo New Year Carnival (NYC) is a timed event that has been running for 37 years. It is hosted by the Dubbo Athletics Club. The NYC caters for all ages from Tiny Tots to 80 years plus and is aimed at family fun....

    01 Jan -03Jan
  16. Red Hot Summer Tour: Dubbo

    Saturday 4 March 2017, Dubbo

    As one of the hottest summer festivals on the calendar, the annual Red Hot Summer Tour is once again bringing out an incredible line-up of the best talent in the Australian Music Industry. Audiences can expect a day...

    04 Mar
  17. Nitro Circus Live

    Saturday 11 March 2017, Dubbo

    Direct from sell out shows across the globe, the world's greatest action sports show, Nitro Circus Live returns to Australia in 2017! Featuring 30 of the world's best extreme athletes in freestyle motocross, BMX and...

    11 Mar
  18. Black Dog Ride One Dayer

    Sunday 19 March 2017, Dubbo

    Black Dog Ride One Dayer is a one day motorcycle ride, usually about 200 kilometres, held Australia wide on the same day. It is open to all types of riders and bikes (as long as they are licensed and registered). The...

    19 Mar
  19. 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
  20. Warren Community Triathlon

    Sunday 9 April 2017, Dubbo Area

    The Warren Community Triathlon includes three different course lengths, so there is something for everyone!The Mini Triathlon runs from 9am and covers a 100 metre swim, two kilometre cycle, 900 metre run ...

    09 Apr
  21. Lake Burrendong Fishing Classic

    Friday 14 April to Sunday 16 April 2017, Wellington

    The Lake Burrendong Fishing Classic is strictly a 'catch and release' fishing competition with all native fish being released back into the dam. There will be approximately AUD35,000 worth of prizes to be won over the...

    14 Apr -16Apr
  22. Dubbo Bridal and Event Expo

    Monday 7 August 2017, 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 are planning a party,...

    07 Aug
  23. Dubbo Stampede

    Sunday 27 August 2017, 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 animals, the event also...

    27 Aug

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