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Major events

Mildura has a busy calendar of arts, gourmet, sporting and musical events. Find out about some annual events you can't afford to miss:

Mildura Revisited: Sculptures Exhibited 1961-1978

Until 26 January 2015

Curated by Ken Scarlett, Mildura Revisited: sculptures revisited 1961-1978 will focus attention on the Mildura Sculpture Triennials and the influence of gallery directors Ernst Van Hattum and Tom McCullough. The exhibition will consist of works in the Mildura Arts Centre collection, supplemented with works on loan from State and Regional Galleries and private collections. Photographs of ephemeral earth works, installations and performances will be displayed on the walls of the gallery.
Location: Mildura Arts Centre, 199 Cureton Ave

Willowfest Australian Cricket Club Championships

26-30 December

Willowfest is an annual cricket carnival attracting participants to Sunraysia for the prestigious and entertaining week of cricket. The carnival attracts teams and players and visitors from Victoria, New South Wales and South Australia. The turf wickets that the carnival is played on, are regareded as some of the best in Australia and many participants come for this experience. The competition is graded so that all teams have a chance of winning in their section and the associated prize money. The round robin competitions will consist of three 50 over matches and two Twenty20’s on day two of the competition for the men, while the ladies will play in two 40 over matches as well as Twenty20 matches. Spectators are encourged to compete for the biggest 'whack'.
Location: Various cricket grounds

New Year's Eve Celebration

31 December

Mildura Rural City Council invites you to join in the fun and excitement of bringing in 2015. The night's entertainment kicks off at 8pm with Postman Pat who will delight the youngsters. Superheroes Wolverine and Batman will also take to the stage in a live Justice League show. Local acts Todd Griffiths and Ratbagz 70s and 80s party band will also perform before the night gets pumping with INXSIVE - INXS tribute band. The night will also include two fantastic firework displays. The family fireworks will make a big bang at 9.40pm and then the midnight fireworks spectacular. Come and join us for the countdown and a night of free entertainment in a safe environment. Strictly no alcohol and glass. For more information contact 03 5018 8325.
Location: The Nowingi Place, Hugh King Drive

Australian Solo Championships

5 January

The Australian Individual Speedway Championship is a motorcycle speedway championship held each year to determine the Australian national champion. It is organised by Motorcycling Australia and is the oldest continuously running national speedway championship in the world having been rund since 1926. In 2015 the Australian Solo Championship Round 2 will be held in Mildura. The event will attract many competitors from Australia, NZ, USA and UK along with their entourage. The qualifying round are for the world championships and therefore there will be a large number of spectators with the international media following the sport.
Location: Olympic Park Speedway, 11th Street

Australian Junior Sedan Championships

9, 10 & 11 January

Junior Sedans are the National speedway class for children aged from 10 to 16. They are very popular all over the country and once per year an Australian Championship is held. The championship is awarded on a rotation basis between states and this year Mildura Speedway Drivers Club was fortunate to succeed to be able to hold  this prestigious event.No BYO by law. Fully catered. Entry: Adults $20, Aged Pensioners $15, Kids 10 to 16 $10, Kids Under 10 free.
Location: Timmis Speedway, Deakin Ave extension & 19th St

River Rock Fest

18 January

Six time ARIA award winning Diesel hopes to bring everything to the table when he performs at the inaugural River Rock Fest. Boasting a grand slamming line up wiht some of the country's most legendary rock artists - Diesel, Hoo-doo Gurus, Daryl Braithwaite and Boom Crash Opera. This event will proceed rain, hail or shine! Gates open at 3.30pm - Local Support 4pm. This is an over 18 year old event.
Location: The Nowingi Place, Hugh King Drive

Murray River International Music Festival

19-25 January

The Murray River International Music Festival presents beautiful music in beautiful locations. This extensive program provides for world class performances combined with master-classes, VCE workshops and school visits. Performances are held in various locations including the Homestead Gardens, Roxy Theatre and stunning Ampelon Gardens.
Location: Various venues

Mildura Wentworth Arts Festival

6-15 March

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

Sunraysia Multicultural Festival

18 April

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

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