Snowy Mountains Events

Events in the Snowy Mountains

Known as a premier winter holiday destination, the Snowy Mountains also hosts an array of exciting activities and events year-round that appeal to a wide range of tastes and interests.

Monthly markets featuring crafts, vintage clothing and fresh produce are local favourites. The region also has a thriving arts and culture scene with several exhibitions showcasing talented local artists.

The Snowy Mountains’ diverse terrain lends itself to be a great sports destination. There are skiing events during the winter in Thredbo, Perisher and Charlottes Pass, as well as fishing contests in the warmer months.

The beautiful natural scenery of the Snowy Mountains area also makes it a convenient meeting destination attracting conferences, festivals, shows, culinary events and fairs catering to audiences from all across the country.

Choose from a wide variety of accommodation available for visitors in the Snowy Mountains and stop by a local visitors centre for most up to date information on activities and events taking place in the region.

A scenic sanctuary and alpine escape, the Snowy Mountains region is a showcase of the panoramic beauty found in New South Wales.

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  1. Fly Fishing Season Opens

    Saturday 1 October to Saturday 10 June 2017, Thredbo

    Discover the lure of fly fishing in the Snowy Mountains by casting a line in some of the most pristine and beautiful waterways. Those in search of the ultimate catch can explore the snow fed rivers, lakes and streams...

    01 Oct -10Jun
  2. Oktoberfest Jindabyne

    Saturday 1 October 2016, Jindabyne

    Oktoberfest, at the Wildbrumby Schnapps Distillery, is an event not too be missed for the October Long Weekend. German beers, pretzels and German food will be included in daily specials! Dress up in your finest...

    01 Oct
  3. Oktoberfest Thredbo

    Saturday 1 October to Sunday 2 October 2016, Thredbo

    Finish the snow season with a bang at Thredbo’s very own Oktoberfest! Over one massive weekend Thredbo’s celebrating all things German at Australia’s highest Oktoberfest festival.Don your best pair of...

    01 Oct -02Oct
  4. Upper Murray Challenge

    Event dates to be confirmed: October 2016, Khancoban

    The Upper Murray Challenge is Australia's most scenic and challenging one day multisport race for individuals and relay teams, consisting of a 38 kilometre...

    Oct 2016
  5. Kids Fishing Workshops - Jindabyne

    Saturday 1 October to Saturday 14 January 2017, Jindabyne

    NSW Fisheries runs four hour kids fishing workshops for 8-14 year olds. The kids learn how fish responsibly in a safe and fun environment.NSW DPI fishing workshops include fun lessons on fishing techniques,...

    01 Oct -14Jan
  6. September Kids Snow Festival

    Saturday 1 October 2016, Thredbo

    The Kids Snow Festival take place for families during the school holiday's and is a must for any family wanting their kids to experience a snow holiday. With parties, events, kids flare runs and entertainment the kids...

    01 Oct
  7. Batlow Apple Blossom Festival

    Saturday 15 October 2016, Batlow

    Celebrate the arrival of spring in Australia's most renowned apple growing region at the Batlow Apple Blossom Festival. Food, market stalls, live music,and family fun combine to bring the apple town of...

    15 Oct
  8. Cooma Rotary Markets

    Sunday 16 October to Sunday 21 May 2017, Cooma

    The Cooma Rotary Markets are held on the third Sunday of every month. The markets have up to 50 stalls supplying a variety of merchandise including craft, vegetables, nursery, garden implements,...

    16 Oct -21May
  9. Hume Hovell Ultra

    Monday 17 October 2016, Tumbarumba

    October 2016 - Hume Hovell Ultra - Located in the stunning Snowy Mountains, the Hume Hovell Ultra will challenge your ability as well as inspire your success. Run with the wild brumbies, past pioneer cottages and...

    17 Oct
  10. Rosewood Country Round Up Music Festival

    Wednesday 19 October to Sunday 23 October 2016, Tumbarumba

    Rosewood Country Round Up Music Festival is a week of country fun and music with bush camping and entertainment held at Rosewood near Tumbarumba. The event is held at the Rosewood Golf Club. Guest artists will be...

    19 Oct -23Oct
  11. Bredbo CWA Village Markets

    Sunday 23 October to Sunday 27 November 2016, Cooma

    Bredbo CWA Village Markets are held on the fourth Sunday of the month from 9am to 3pm in the Community Hall and grounds. The wide range of indoor and outdoor stalls has all manner of goods to buy. Local arts and...

    23 Oct -27Nov
  12. Ladies Mountain Bike and Wellness Weekend

    Friday 28 October to Sunday 26 March 2017, Jindabyne

    Join like minded ladies in the heart of the Snowy Mountains for a full weekend of developing your mountain biking skills whilst enjoying the pampering of luxury inclusions. The friendly and encouraging...

    28 Oct -26Mar
  13. Tumbarumba Tastebuds

    Saturday 29 October to Sunday 30 October 2016, Tumbarumba

    Tumbarumba Tastebuds - a lush spring affair to showcase the best of Tumbarumba's food and produce. Explore Tumbarumba's premium quality vineyards and cellar doors with free wine tasting at unique venues oozing charm,...

    29 Oct -30Oct
  14. Walking Season Opens

    Saturday 29 October 2016, Thredbo

    The Kosciuszko walking season gives you the chance to experience the Kosciuszko Main Range at its summery best. The fresh alpine air is filled with the sweet scent of wildflowers that emblazon the landscape and the...

    29 Oct
  15. Snowy Mountains Trout Festival

    Monday 31 October to Sunday 6 November 2016, Adaminaby

    ***Latest event details are yet to be confirmed***This year will be the 43rd year of the Yamaha / Freshwater Fishing Snowy Mountains Trout Festival.All you have to do is enter this years event and...

    31 Oct -06Nov
  16. Snowy Ride

    Friday 4 November to Sunday 6 November 2016, Jindabyne

    The Snowy Ride is a motorcycle event run annually with the aim of involving motorcycle riders from all over Australia to raise money for Childhood Cancer Research. It's an opportunity for riders to enjoy a weekend...

    04 Nov -06Nov
  17. ITU Cross Triathlon World Championships

    Friday 18 November to Sunday 20 November 2016, Jindabyne

    Australia’s spectacular Snowy Mountains in NSW, with its rugged mountain ranges and iconic Australian history is ready to welcome the world’s best at the ITU Cross Triathlon World Championships. Based at...

    18 Nov -20Nov
  18. Annual Bredbo Sheep Dog Trials

    Friday 18 November to Sunday 20 November 2016, Cooma

    This is grazier country so dog trials are part of the scene. Held over three days there are a number of categories from novice through to open championships. Come and experience a taste of country life and watch the...

    18 Nov -20Nov
  19. Adaminaby Cup Race Day

    Saturday 19 November 2016, Adaminaby

    Adaminaby Cup Race Day is a great local event, held annually in November. This is a fantastic day of country racing. Enjoy fashions of the field, there are prizes to give away, and lots of action on the race track. ...

    19 Nov
  20. Bombala Bike Show

    Saturday 19 November 2016, Bombala

    If you are a bike enthusiast then mark the date on your calendar as the 2016 Bombala Bike Show is the event not to be missed!This is the 25th annual show and some great things are in the works. Keep an eye...

    19 Nov
  21. Mountain Bike Season Opening

    Saturday 19 November 2016, Thredbo

    The 2016/17 Mountain Bike Season opens on Saturday, 19 November with a mountain of mountain biking experiences. Thredbo is one of Australia's premier mountain biking destinations and this summer it takes freeriding...

    19 Nov
  22. Snowies Mountain Bike Festival

    Friday 25 November to Sunday 26 March 2017, Jindabyne

    The iconic NSW Snowy Mountains and Thredbo Resort host the ultimate mountain bike experience where riders are challenged with four stages across two days.Contenders will tackle more than 125 kilometres of...

    25 Nov -26Mar
  23. L’Etape Australia by Le Tour de France

    Friday 2 December to Saturday 3 December 2016, Kosciuszko

    The count-down is on for the first Tour de France event to be held in Australia! L'Étape Australia by Le Tour de France is a cycling event run under professional conditions for amateurs. Closed roads, a challenging...

    02 Dec -03Dec
  24. Cooma Sundowners Cup

    Event dates to be confirmed: December 2016, Cooma

    Head to the Ti Tree Racecourse for the biggest race day in Cooma. Held annually, on the first Saturday in December, with the main race being the ...

    Dec 2016
  25. Cannonball Mountain Bike Festival

    Friday 9 December to Sunday 11 December 2016, Thredbo

    Thredbo's Cannonball MTB Festival back for 2016!Five events - three days - one mountain - over AUD45,000 in cash and prizes to be won.Thredbo is set to again showcase a feast of gravity fuelled...

    09 Dec -11Dec
  26. Live Music at the Local

    Saturday 17 December to Saturday 15 April 2017,

    Soak up summer on Thredbo's biggest deck, listen to tunes by fantastic local artists and sip your favourite drink. The Local Pub and Bistro has got dinner covered as well with a great menu available.On 4...

    17 Dec -15Apr
  27. Gravity Girls

    Sunday 18 December to Sunday 9 April 2017, Thredbo

    Gravity Girls is a women's specific ride day lead by Claire Whiteman. A social ride, with tips from the industries best!Geared to offer girls a non-intimidating introduction to downhill riding in Thredbo...

    18 Dec -09Apr
  28. School Holidays Adventure Festival

    Saturday 24 December to Sunday 8 January 2017, Thredbo

    There is something for everyone these school summer holidays, with a program of free activities for the kids. Kids can climb peaks, jump on a bike, bounce down the massive inflatable slide, get their moves on at the...

    24 Dec -08Jan
  29. Christmas Eve Carols

    Saturday 24 December 2016, Thredbo

    Join them Poolside at the Thredbo Alpine Hotel on Christmas Eve for the free annual Christmas Eve Carols.From 6pm Thredbo will be filled with the sound of Christmas carols as the local community turns out...

    24 Dec

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