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. Morris Park Season Opener

    Saturday 10 December 2016,

    Dubbo City Speedway Club presents Morris Park Season Opener featuring Super Sedans, Fender Benders, Juniors, Street Stockers and Production Sedans! Also showing off some of the local guys with burnout exhibitions!...

    10 Dec
  2. Romeo and or Juliet

    Saturday 10 December 2016,

    A classic tale of forbidden love, but not as you know it! Join them as Dubbo Ballet Studio turns Shakespeare on its head with an ultra-modern, urban version of the classic tale, Romeo and Juliet. It will be...

    10 Dec
  3. Macquarie River Fishing Classic

    Saturday 10 December to Sunday 11 December 2016, Dubbo Area

    This event is a catch and release event for Murray Cod and Golden Perch, plus a Carp muster. The event will be run this year in December. It is a fund-raiser to help support their work along the Macquarie River, the...

    10 Dec -11Dec
  4. Fantasy DanceSport Christmas Dance

    Friday 16 December 2016, Dubbo

    Fantasy Dubbo DanceSport Christmas Dance! Come along and celebrate a fabulous year and dance the night away! Plenty of social dancing and some very special performances by the very talented students! BYO Drinks and...

    16 Dec
  5. 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
  6. Dubbo Farmers Market

    Saturday 17 December to Saturday 16 December 2017, 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...

    17 Dec -16Dec
  7. Riverside Markets

    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...

    18 Dec
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. NSW Country Athletics Championships

    Friday 20 January to Sunday 22 January 2017, Dubbo

    For the first time Dubbo will host over 500 participants to compete in the full spectrum of track and field events in age groups from 10 years to 70 years plus. The NSW Country Athletic Championships will be...

    20 Jan -22Jan
  11. Dubbo Rotunda Market

    Sunday 22 January 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...

    22 Jan -27Aug
  12. Wambuul Freshwater Festival

    Thursday 26 January 2017, Dubbo

    Commencing with a dawn service and smoking ceremony, join their day of celebration of all Nations to herald Survival Day. Celebrations will commence at dawn at Ollie Robbins Oval with a smoking ceremony followed by a...

    26 Jan
  13. Gala CAT Awards Evening

    Saturday 18 February 2017,

    The Canberra Area Theatre Awards (CAT Awards) have been part of the theatre, dance and musical scene in Canberra and the surrounding districts since 1994. They provide recognition for the enormous contribution made by...

    18 Feb
  14. Cowboys and Angels

    Wednesday 22 February 2017, Dubbo

    Direct from Las Vegas following individual successful seasons in Legends in Concert, Dean Simmons as Garth Brooks, Kim Simmons as Shania Twain and Adam D Tucker are Cowboys and Angels.

    22 Feb
  15. 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
  16. CraftAlive Dubbo

    Friday 10 March to Sunday 12 March 2017, Dubbo

    Annually they bring together both interstate and local talented exhibitors, focusing on the latest Craft Trends and Supplies, Creative Hand Finished Products, Do it Yourself Products, Homewares and Creative Workshops...

    10 Mar -12Mar
  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. Rotary District 9670 Conference

    Friday 17 March to Sunday 19 March 2017, Dubbo

    "9670 Serving Humanity” is the title for the 2017 Rotary 9670 District Conference to be held in Dubbo in March. Rotary 9670 District spans the Hunter, Central, Orana and Far West regions of NSW. Some 500 delegates...

    17 Mar -19Mar
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. Tubular Bells for Two

    Thursday 6 April 2017,

    Two blokes juggle over 20 instruments live on stage in a spellbinding performance. A multi-award winning sell-out hit at festivals around the world, Tubular Bells for Two is now returning home for an Australia tour.

    06 Apr
  22. 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

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