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April 2019

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19th - 28th April

Canowindra Balloon Challenge

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A history of food and wine in Orange and district

Paddock to Plate Museum Exhibition

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Sunday 14 April 2019

Sunday Producers' Market and Brunch

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20/Apr/2019

09 - 20 Apr 2019

Blooming Begonia!

The Blowes Conservatory in Cook Park is a mass of colour this month with the Begonias in full bloom. It doesn't last long so get down there as soon as you can.

20/Apr/2019

19 - 20 Apr 2019

Canowindra International Balloon Challenge

See the magic and spectacle as a plethora of hot air balloons take to the skies each morning and late afternoon in Canowindra every April, over an eight day period at the Canowindra International Balloon Challenge.

20/Apr/2019

20 Apr 2019

Flickerfest at Canowindra Challenge

In conjunction with Rosnay Organic Wines Flickerfest, a night of 11 Australian Short films, will be screening on Easter Saturday evening at Canowindra Showground. So buy your ticket, bring a chair, sit back and enjoy the Flickerfest Short Film Festival.

20/Apr/2019

20 Apr 2019

Hoppy Easter Egg Hunt

A family-friendly Easter Eggstravaganza with the Easter Bunny. Join the huge Lindt Easter Egg hunt, games, face painting, music, coffee, barbecue and refreshments. Wear a fun Easter outfit. Entry by note donation.

20/Apr/2019

26 Jan - 20 Apr 2019

Orange Parkrun

Parkrun is for all ages and abilities. From beginners to Olympians. Parkrun is not a race against other runners, but a five kilometre timed run, jog or walk. It can really be whatever you want it to be, whether that's for fun or as part of a training plan.

20/Apr/2019

09 Jan - 20 Apr 2019

Paddock to Plate Museum Exhibition

Paddock to Plate: a history of food and wine in Orange and district celebrates the history of food and wine in the Orange region, revealing how growing, processing, distribution and consumption of food has changed over time.

20/Apr/2019

02 Mar - 20 Apr 2019

Ross Hill Winery Daily Complimentary Tours

Before opening for tastings each day, they offer guests a complimentary tour of their Ross Hill NCOS certified carbon neutral winery. The tour is followed by a wine tasting at 10:30am redeemable on wine purchases.

21/Apr/2019

21 Apr 2019

Blayney Farmers Market

Full of local produce, such as fruit and vegetables, olive oil, dressings, jams, wine, meat and much more. Grab some breakfast and a coffee and relax and enjoy free live music and kids activities.

21/Apr/2019

10 Feb - 21 Apr 2019

Live Music at Washington and Co.

Hard liquor, terrible banter and swinging tunes. Join them every Sunday night from 8pm-12 midnight for an evening of live music, featuring some of the best musicians from across the state!

21/Apr/2019

21 Apr 2019

Orange Camel Races

Easter Sunday has never been such fun as a day at the Orange Camel Races. Watch the spectacular and colourful camel races and enjoy the slightly crazy fashions on the field.

24/Apr/2019

24 Apr 2019

Ruby Tuesday - Alicia Keys Tribute

Mataya delivers a warm and honest performance like no other. A musician and singer that will reach in and touch your spirit, open your eyes and open your heart. Mataya is joined by her father Micky, whose exceptional sax playing is already familiar to Ruby audiences.

25/Apr/2019

25 Apr 2019

MSM Milling/Manildra group Anzac Campfire Cookout and Concert

An evening of camp oven cooking and Australian Duo.....singing Aussie songs and telling Anzac and Aussie related yarns and poetry. This event is held as part of Canowindra International Balloon Challenge.

27/Apr/2019

27 Apr 2019

Amitie at Cabonne Country Balloon Glow

Amitie is a female trio from Parkes in Central West NSW. They will be performing on stage at the Canowindra International Balloon Glow . Come and hear them sing songs from the 70's, 80's and 90's.

27/Apr/2019

27 Apr 2019

Cabonne Country Balloon Glow

See the magic and be in awe as the balloons light up to music in the dark. A program filled with fun for the children, food, wine and craft markets for all. This is a super family friendly event with lots for every age. The gates open at 3pm with entertainment starting at 3.30pm.

27/Apr/2019

27 Apr 2019

Mustang Jerx – Easter Monday Orange

Tokyo’s premier Blues Punk trio, Mustang Jerx are returning to Australia this April/May to rip up Sydney, Orange and Melbourne for the release of their latest recording Easter Monday which was honed in a string of gigs up and down their homeland of Japan.

28/Apr/2019

28 Apr 2019

Chill Out Sundays at Duntryleague

Come and relax on the Deck at Duntryleague, listen to live music, catch up with friends, enjoy great food and local wine. Selected Sundays at Duntryleague during Spring, Summer and Autumn. Family friendly.

03/May/2019

03 May 2019

Dr Gill Hicks

Presented by: Saxton Speakers Bureau. Gill Hicks is considered to be one of the most thought provoking, powerful and life affirming speakers in Australia and the UK. She is globally known as an Advocate for Sustainable Peace and a valuable resource in Countering Violent Extremism.

03/May/2019

03 May 2019

Live at Agrestic: Smith and Jones

Smith and Jones, made up of keyboard player and vocalist Abby Smith, with guitarist and vocalist Sophie Jones, have never been ones to follow the pack.

04/May/2019

02 Mar - 04 May 2019

4 on the 4loor

On the first Saturday of each month and sometimes the third Saturday as well, four or more musical acts perform at the Victoria Hotel, Orange, NSW. Live, local, original and free.

04/May/2019

04 May 2019

Orange and District Relay For Life

*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** Relay For Life is a fun and moving overnight experience for the whole family that raises vital funds for the Cancer Council's research, prevention, information and support services.

04/May/2019

02 Feb - 04 May 2019

Wentworth Main Mine Open Day

The Lucknow goldfield was discovered in 1851. Located just nine kilometres from Orange on the eastern side of Lucknow, the Wentworth Main Mine holds its open days on the First Saturday and Sunday of the month. Stroll around this historic mining site and see relics of past mining heritage.

05/May/2019

14 Oct 2018 - 05 May 2019

City of Orange Brass Band Recitals

Head to beautiful Cook Park and spend the afternoon listening to music from the City of Orange Brass Band. The City of Orange Brass Band is a community band located in Orange, NSW.

06/May/2019

06 May 2019

Billionaire Boy

Presented by: CDP Kids. Twelve year old Joe has everything a boy could ever want, from a golden underwater Ferrari to his very own cinema. Joe and his Dad have more money than you could imagine, but what Joe really needs is a friend.

10/May/2019

10 May 2019

Live at Agrestic: Allensworth

Hailing from Southern California, Jamie Allensworth and his eponymous musical collective fuse rock and soul with true-life anthemic song writing.

11/May/2019

09 Feb - 11 May 2019

Colour City Creatives Art Gallery and Studios Open Day

They open every Orange Farmers Market Saturday, which is every second Saturday of every month, from 10 am to 4 pm. The two galleries, corridors and gift shop as well as their working studios are here for your viewing pleasure. All artwork and gift items are original and for sale.

11/May/2019

13 Jan 2018 - 11 May 2019

Orange Farmers Market

The Orange Region Farmers Market is held on the second Saturday of every month and showcases local produce strictly from the Orange region. Meet the producers and taste their fresh seasonal produce.

11/May/2019

11 May 2019

Orange Show

The 147th Orange Show in May 2019 is a wonderful family show presented by Orange Show Society Incorporated.

11/May/2019

09 Feb - 11 May 2019

The Orange Society of Model Engineers - Miniature Train Rides

Their Society conducts a Public Running day on our miniature railway located in Matthews Park, corner of Anson and Moulder Streets. Rides commence at 1pm. Come and join them and bring the whole family. Rides for both adults and children. Cost AUD2.

11/May/2019

11 May 2019

The Tap Pack Orange

Direct from sold out houses and rave reviews in London, Berlin and Beijing, Australia’s newest and hottest tap dance sensation, The Tap Pack is coming to Orange this May for one show only!

13/May/2019

13 May 2019

Possum Magic

Presented by: Monkey Baa Theatre Company. For more than 30 years, Mem Fox’s Possum Magic has captivated and enchanted young people all over Australia. Grandma Poss loves making magic. She makes wombats blue and kookaburras pink. She makes dingoes smile and emus shrink.

14/May/2019

14 May 2019

Yeoval Show

Come along to the Yeoval show to experience the warmth and entertainment that a small country show has to offer. Horse riding, wood chopping, needle craft, jams and preserves, photography, side show alley, rides and much more.

18/May/2019

18 May 2019

Jukebox Revolution

Presented by: SMA Productions and Boys In The Band.

23/May/2019

23 May 2019

Rent

Presented by: Orange Theatre Company. Set in the East Village of New York City, Rent is about falling in love, finding your voice and living for today.

24/May/2019

24 May 2019

Comedy Hypnosis Show with Wayne Donnelly

Get your laughing gear warmed up as your volunteers from the audience come forward to be the stars of the show. Be prepared to be hypnotised, mesmerised and maybe even Zombitised.

24/May/2019

24 May 2019

Tea Festival - Tea and Food Matching Dinner

Join them in celebrating The Tea Karts Tea Festival 2019 opening night with a four course Food and Tea Matching Dinner at Charred Kitchen and Bar After such a successful trial event with mountains of positive feedback and energy in 2018, it was a necessity to make this event first...

24/May/2019

24 May 2019

Tea Karts Tea Festival

Tea Karts is very excited to Announce after years of dreaming, months of planning and mountains of support they will be hosting the May 2019 Tea Festival in Orange NSW!

25/May/2019

25 May 2019

Tea Festival - A High Tea History

For The Tea Karts Tea Festival they will have the pleasure of having The High Tea Mistress travel all the way from Victoria and The NSW Gold Coast! To bring you A High Tea History Workshop! Learn all there is to know about the history, traditions and luxury that makes a High Tea.

25/May/2019

25 May 2019

Tea Festival - A Modern High Tea Etiquette

Topping off the weekend, join certified tea blender Katja Ingham of Tea Karts and her surprise guest in a DIY Tea Blending session!

25/May/2019

25 May 2019

Tea Festival - Formal Dinner

Join them in celebrating the end of Day Two for The Tea Karts Tea Festival with a three course formal dinner at Zona Kitchen Bar Events showcasing the finest local foods, tea and wine of Central West NSW.

25/May/2019

25 May 2019

Tea Festival - Tea tasting

Join Tea Karts Certified tea blender and designer, Katja Ingham for a two hour tea tasting afternoon tea at Zona Kitchen Bar Events. Explore the flavours of the world and enjoy the pleasures of loose leaf tea blends accompanied with a wonderful spread for afternoon tea.

26/May/2019

26 May 2019

DIY Tea Blending Session

Topping off the weekend, join certified tea blender Katja Ingham of Tea Karts and her surprise guest in a DIY Tea Blending session!!

26/May/2019

26 May 2019

Tea Festival - High Tea Orange

Put your high tea knowledge and new found etiquette training to the test at The Tea Karts Tea Festivals closing High Tea event at at The Greenhouse of Orange. Tea Karts invite you to experience the elegance of Queen Victoria's renowned bridging meal, the High Tea.

01/Jun/2019

01 Jun 2019

Emma Matthews Sings Mozart Arias

Presented by: Sydney Symphony Orchestra. Enjoy an intimate evening of Mozart and Schubert with the Sydney Symphony and opera star Emma Matthews. Emma Matthews is one of Australia's most beloved performers and one of opera's brightest stars.

07/Jun/2019

07 Jun 2019

The Roaring Days

Join them in the wild, wild Central West for the June long weekend to explore a food and wine trail through the historic goldrush-era villages of Canowindra, Carcoar, Millthorpe and Manildra.

08/Jun/2019

08 Jun 2019

The Golden Plough

The Golden Plough is a celebration of the contribution that the Australian Draught Horse has made to the nation and agricultural history. It is, indeed, a rare opportunity to see these magnificent horses in action.

09/Jun/2019

09 Jun 2019

Skydive Orange!

They're coming to your home town. Embrace the fear, hop in the plane to take in your 'backyard' during the 20 minute scenic flight to 14,000 feet. Feel free to scream at the top of your lungs as you free-fall for 60 seconds at over 200 kilometres per hour.

20/Jun/2019

20 Jun 2019

Meet Author Amanda Hampson at Orange City Library

Join them for a special evening when engaging and entertaining author Amanda Hampson launches her latest book Sixty Summers. When Maggie, Fran and Rose met in their youth, they had dreams and ambitions.

22/Jun/2019

22 Jun 2019

Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow

Presented by: Melbourne Comedy Festival. Looking for a laugh? The Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow is coming to town.

05/Jul/2019

05 Jul 2019

The Australian Tenors - The Spirit of Australia

The Australian Tenors’ versatility spans all genres of the classical tenor repertoire.

12/Jul/2019

12 Jul 2019

Much Ado About Nothing

Presented by: Bell Shakespeare Company. Claudio and Hero are deeply in love. Beatrice and Benedick would rather swap sassy insults than sweet nothings.

13/Jul/2019

13 Jul 2019

Black Tie and Gumboot Truffle Hunt and Dinner

A grand extravaganza, the evening kicks off with a black truffle hunt with the trained dogs under the matured oak trees (the oldest truffle trees on the mainland of Australia), followed by a five course degustation feast featuring the freshly harvested truffles, with matched wines...

31/Jul/2019

31 Jul 2019

Diplomacy

Presented by: Ensemble Theatre. After a sold out 2018 season, theatre legends John Bell and John Gaden reprise their roles in this unmissable production of this high-stakes WWII thriller.

03/Aug/2019

03 Aug 2019

Orange Winter Fire Festival

Kicking off with a winter night market in historic Millthorpe Village the three day festival will showcase the best of an authentic country winter through a series of bonfire events inspired by the Australian cracker night bonfire tradition.

06/Aug/2019

06 Aug 2019

Roald Dahl's The Twits

Presented by: Spare Parts Puppet Theatre.

09/Aug/2019

09 Aug 2019

Dami Im – Dreamer Tour Orange

Australia’s most revered pop artist of the new millennium, Dami Im is set to take her all new national tour on the road in 2019.

27/Aug/2019

27 Aug 2019

Hitler's Daughter

Did Hitler’s daughter really exist? The play begins early morning somewhere in the Australian countryside. Four children wait for the school bus and they decide to play a game; a simple game of storytelling.

05/Sep/2019

05 Sep 2019

Lady Beatle

Presented by: Little Red Company and Critical Stages. From the creators of Rumour Has It and Wrecking Ball comes the must-see live music event of the year.

13/Sep/2019

13 Sep 2019

Rainbow's End

A First Nations story about the bond of family and the power of the land. It’s the 1950s in Shepparton, Victoria. Three generations of the Dear family live together in a rundown shack on the Goulburn River flats. Gladys yearns for a better life, a real home and a decent job.

21/Sep/2019

21 Sep 2019

Circa's Peepshow

Circa’s Peepshow turns cabaret on its head, literally. Join Circa as they embark on a seductive dance through the hall of mirrors that is your imagination, Circa’s Peepshow lurches from the thrillingly acrobatic to the comically playful.

22/Sep/2019

22 Sep 2019

155th Molong Annual Show

A stack of interesting displays and events for a wonderful family day out with home grown produce, home made arts and craft and hand reared and more. Jam-packed day!

18/Oct/2019

18 Oct 2019

Orange Wine Festival

Orange Wine Festival is a 10 day week of events and activities highlighting the region's premium wines through wine shows, tastings, educational workshops and celebrations with local produce.

24/Oct/2019

24 Oct 2019

Australian National Field Days

The Australian National Field Days (ANFD) is the oldest annual agricultural exhibition in the country. Established in 1952, the ANFD continues to offer visitors a unique insight into the future of agriculture with the commitment to Advancing Australian Agriculture.

24/Oct/2019

24 Oct 2019

Jesus Christ Superstar

With 30 pieces of silver and a kiss on the cheek, the ultimate act of betrayal is committed. In 1971, Jesus Christ Superstar burst onto the worldwide stage and changed the face of musical theatre forever.

02/Nov/2019

02 Nov 2019

Carcoar Cup Running Festival

The Carcoar Cup Running Festival is an iconic event, special enough to be judged a NSW Regional Flagship Event for the last five years in a row. It was conceived to bring runners and visitors from all over Australia and overseas to showcase the beauty of Carcoar and the region.

02/Nov/2019

02 Nov 2019

Millthorpe Garden Ramble

Experience 10 open gardens in and around the delightful historic village of Millthorpe. Some new, some old, some from previous years, some not. Always the first weekend in November. Garden related stalls and food available particularly at larger 'out of town' gardens.

02/Nov/2019

02 Nov 2019

Sydney Comedy Festival Showcase

The Sydney Comedy Festival Showcase Tour will be tearing up the freeways of Australia for the seventh year in a row to bring the crème de la crème of the 2019 Festival to Orange!

08/Nov/2019

08 Nov 2019

WOW, Orange!

WOW, Orange! (Way Out West) is a new multi day tourism event for the LGBTI community.

09/Nov/2019

09 Nov 2019

Neville Show

In 2010, the Neville Show Society created the plan to have an annual show. Each year it has grown bigger. At the show each year there are market stalls and multiple competitions like the popular flowers, craft, cooking, photography, chainsaw, horse, and cattle competitions.

23/Nov/2019

23 Nov 2019

Virtuoso #4: Severiano Paoli

In his Australian debut performance, Italian Double Bass virtuoso Severiano Paoli will perform as soloist with Colour City Chamber Orchestra.

26/Nov/2019

26 Nov 2019

The Wharf Revue

Back with a bang! The all-singing, all-dancing, side-splittingly funny solution to all the world’s problems returns for another year of satirical genius. The West is crumbling, democracy is besieged and the world is run by morons with funny hair. You have to laugh.

01/Dec/2019

07 Apr - 01 Dec 2019

Millthorpe Markets

The Millthorpe Markets are held twice a year, generally on the first Sunday in April and the first Sunday in December.

26/Jan/2020

26 Jan 2020

Carcoar Village Fair

The event is a celebration of Carcoar. Carcoar was New South Wales's third town established west of the Blue Mountains. Carcoar had Australia's first daylight armed bank hold up.

16/Feb/2020

16 Feb 2020

Banjo Paterson Australian Poetry Festival

Banjo Paterson’s Waltzing Matilda is known worldwide; many Australians can recite a string of his poems; and his work has been converted to song and theatre.

16/Feb/2020

16 Feb 2020

Banjo Paterson Australian Poetry Festival - Poet's Brunch and Lunch

Relax in the shade of the trees for free entertainment, poetry and bush music along with an opportunity to visit the Banjo Paterson, more than a Poet Museum. Enjoy the outstanding collection of history and memorabilia. Seating provided.

17/Feb/2020

17 Feb 2020

Banjo Paterson Australian Poetry Festival - Birthday Breakfast with Banjo

Join us for Breakfast with 'Banjo' on his birthday near where he was born. Experience a little bit of history, poetry, music and lots of fun along with a cooked breakfast under the shade of an old oak tree.

17/Feb/2020

17 Feb 2020

The Orange Banjo Paterson Poetry Festival: Poems to Paintings and Contemporary Group Exhibition

***Latest Event Details Are Yet To Be Confirmed*** The brief and title of one of the two exhibitions on at the Barracks building during the Banjo Paterson Poetry Festival is Poems To Paintings.

21/Feb/2020

21 Feb 2020

Banjo Paterson Australian Poetry Festival - Night Market

The iconic Night Market with over 30 food and wine stallholders creates an outdoor playground in Robertson Park, and is fun for all the family. Kick back to the sounds of local musicians and poetry in the park! Gold coin donation.

22/Feb/2020

22 Feb 2020

Banjo Paterson Australian Poetry Festival Dinner - Molong

Come along for a night of poetry, the region’s finest food and wine and dancing on Molong's Village Green under starry skies.

22/Feb/2020

22 Feb 2020

Banjo Paterson Festival - Poetry Competition

Individual performances of original poetry open to students, novices and experienced poets. Beaut family entertainment! Run by the Rotary Club of Orange. 10am to 12.30pm school students; 1.30pm to 5pm Mayoral challenge, novices and open. Classes: 1.

23/Feb/2020

23 Feb 2020

Banjo Paterson Australian Poetry Festival - Emmaville Cottage Family Market Day

Visit the Emmaville Cottage and soak up the history. The Rotary Club of Orange presents craft and produce market, kids’ activities, local entertainment and open microphone for poetry recitals.

27/Mar/2020

27 Mar 2020

The Provenance Express

*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** A slow travel, slow food odyssey by train from Sydney to Orange for the annual F.O.O.D Week Festival – with an emphasis on organic and biodynamic food and wine experiences.

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