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Summer in Bathurst

While most are winding down at the end of the year, Bathurst closes out the year with a host of activity to celebrate the start of summer and the lead in to the silly season.

Local and national musicians and artists flock to the Bathurst for Central NSW's very own Coachella-inspired music and arts festival, Inland Sea of Sound Festival. Staged on a section of Mount Panorama usually inaccessible to the public, the event brings together the best talent across music and arts, as well as local providores, in a two-day celebration. An important springboard for homegrown acts looking to make their mark on the music industry, you'll be introduced to some new sounds as well as familiar names from the Australian music biz.

Contemporary tunes will then make way for Christmas carols as the silly season kicks into full swing. ‘A Traditional Night Before Christmas' at Miss Traill’s House and Garden, offers carol  singing and Christmas activities for the kids, while Bathurst Outdoor Expo and Christmas Markets brings together a wide variety of exhibitors so you can get your stocking fillers and Christmas treats under the one roof.

  • Inland Sea of Sound, aka the Central West's version of Coachella, is a two-day event jam packed with local musicians and top Australian artists all performing on top of Australia’s most famous race track, Mount Panorama.

  • Miss Traill’s House and Garden will be adorned with Christmas decorations for ‘A Traditional Night Before Christmas’. Celebrate the holiday season at the heritage house museum with live music, traditional Christmas carols and loads of family activities.

  • The Sofala District & Agricultural Show showcases the region’s country life with the best arts and crafts, produce and livestock. Wander through the exhibition stalls to see antique machinery on display, while animal lovers can snuggle with the cutest farm animals at the nursery.

Check out our round up of the best events in Bathurst here.


Challenge Bathurst

Mount Panorama

28 Nov - 1 Dec, 2019

The Challenge Bathurst Event is held in November annually and incorporates a two-day 'sprint' activity, a two-day 'regularity' activity and two-day…
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Friday Night Jazz at Abercrombie House


13 December, 2019

Join us for an intimate night of live jazz featuring various talented local musicians with Chris McCusker and the Abercrombie Jazz Men, the house jazz…
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Edmund The Beginning

Bathurst, NSW

14 December, 2019

By Brian Lipson. EDMUND. THE BEGINNING is both an exercise in distorted biography and a confessional torrent. Brian Lipson summons a disordered array…
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Christmas Radio Play at Abercrombie House


19 December, 2019

Annual Christmas Radio Play - 6.30 for 7.00 pm: Our 5th annual Christmas Week Live Radio Play; The Abercrombie Radio Players present a delightful and…
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Bathurst Farmers Markets


21 December, 2019

Meet the local growers at the Bathurst Farmers' Markets at the Bathurst Showground
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Bathurst Thoroughbred Racing Race Day


23 December, 2019

Bathurst Thoroughbred Racing invites you to join us on our race day this Monday 23rd December. With entertainment both on and off track you are bound…
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Classic Afternoon High Tea at Abercrombie House


26 December, 2019

Classic Afternoon High Tea - from 2.30 pm - Our popular High Tea event includes scrumptious savory and sweet treats with leaf teas, ground plunger…
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NYE Party in the Park


31 December, 2019

The annual New Years Eve Party in the Park will be a night to remember, as Bathurst comes together t...
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Elton John's Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour


22 January, 2020

The Yellow Brick Road leads to Bathurst . In a major coup for Bathurst and the region, the city will host one of Elton John's Farewell Yellow Brick…
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Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour


31 Jan - 2 Feb, 2020

The Bathurst 12 Hour on Mt Panorama is internationally recognised as one of the most significant races for GT vehicles.
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Inland Sea of Sound

Mount Panorama

28 & 29 February, 2020

The region's hottest two-day music festival featuring emerging homegrown talent and top Australian performers mixing great tunes with great vibes,…
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