Mildura has a busy calendar of arts, gourmet, sporting and musical events. Find out about some annual events you can't afford to miss:
Sidecars from England, USA, New Zealand and Australia will contest this top event in the world for Sidecar Speedway machines. Four Sidecars contest each of 20 heat events, with the top three placings going straight into the main event final. Teams finishing in 4th to 7th place on points will contest a "B" final, from where the winner will progress into the main event. Sidecar Speedway is fast, furious and very exciting.
Location: Olympic Park Speedway, Johnstons' Bend, 11th Street
Mildura Wentworth Arts Festival is one of Australia's leading regional arts festival, offering a rich and vibrant program. You can expect to see visual and performing arts, workshops, theatre, Big Screen outdoor cinema, music, exhibitions, dance, fashion and comedy - all in a diverse range of venues showcasing the unique landscape, natural beauty and rich heritage of the Mildura region.
Location: Various venues
9, 11, 12 & 14 March
Bring a blanket or a chair and join us on the lawns of the Homestead for some wonderful nights of outdoor cinema. $2.00 Entry - Monday, 9 March, 8.30pm: The Water Diviner. (Opening Night Free sausage sizzle). Wednesday, 11 March, 8.30pm: The Man From Coxs River. Thursday 12 March, 8.30pm: They're A Weird Mob. Saturday 14 March at Deakin Cinema. Family Screening, 10am. 20th Anniversary screening of Babe. Tickets $5.00 includes small popcorn and drink (kids only). Accompanying adults free. 1.30pm Charlie's Country. Tickets $8.00.
Location: Mildura Homestead Lawns, Cureton Avenue & Deakin Cinema, Deakin Avenue
10, 11 & 12 April
Cullulleraine Exposed is a music festival with a difference. Set among the natural bushland around Lake Cullulleraine, you will enjoy great music surrounded by the beauty of nature. Performers will be silhoetted against the grand Lake. This inaugural event will play host to many musicians, bands and performers. What ever your taste in music, you'll be well catered for. There will also be music workshops, demonstrations, market stalls and activities for all ages. Friday night kicks off at the historical Werrimull Hotel where you can listen and enjoy local hospitality at its finest. So get along to the Lake and stay for the weekend whilst enjoying some great live music.
Location: Bushmans Rest Caravan Park
This event at The Nowingi Place will be the second Multicultural Festival in Mildura organised by a group of community members from a diverse mix of backgrounds. It will celebrate Sunraysia's cultural diversity, in both traditional and contemporary ways, through song, dance, music, food stalls, costumes, art, craft, interactive activities and static displays. The festival is designed to appeal to a broad sector of the community and postively contribute towards a greater understanding and respect of our cultural differences, as well as our commonalities.
Location: The Nowingi Place, Hugh King Drive
Mildura Field Days is an event that has been running for over 60 years predominantly focused on horticulture but is strategically changing direction to incorporate all agricultural industries with the vision to fully represent the Sunraysia as the "food bowl" of Australia. The field days offer opportunities for the wider community to understand what is grown in the region, becoming a showcase not just to locals but to state, national and international visitors and providing insight to our future food production vision, current best practice, innovation and broad economic opportunities. Times: Friday 10am-5pm and Saturday 9am-4pm.
Location: SuniTAFE Oval, Benetook Ave