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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.

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Bathurst Regional Art Gallery Exhibitions

Bathurst

12 Oct - 9 Dec, 2018

Bathurst Regional Art Gallery
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Abercrombie House Friday Night Jazz

Bathurst

7 December, 2018

Concert, food and wine, jazz, Abercrombie Hous
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Garage Sale

Bathurst

9 December, 2018

Reduce your environmental footprint and support your community by shopping sustainably and ethically at this year's Garage Sale. Enjoy preloved…
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Carols By Candlelight - Sponsored by Reliance Bank

Bathurst

9 December, 2018

The 40th Anniversary Carols By Candlelight in Machattie Park is a wonderful celebration of Christmas and community. With some outstanding local…
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Fish River Festival

O'Connell

9 December, 2018

An awesome day out for the whole family starting with the fabulous Occa Rockers! Enjoy a great line...
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Curiouser Curiouser

Bathurst

14 Dec, 2018 - 10 Feb, 2019

Explore the world of contemporary art through a selection of work by some of Australia's most innovative, creative and colourful artists. Taking…
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Bathurst Harness Racing Club Race Meetings

Bathurst

15 December, 2018

Bathurst Harness Racing Club will hold race meetings on the above dates. The 5th December is the Soldiers Saddle Semi-Finals, 15th December is the…
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Turon Technology Museum

Sofala

15 & 16 December, 2018

See steam and internal combustion engines c1850 to 1950, illustrating the technology behind these im...
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Tarana Community Farmers' Markets

Tarana

16 December, 2018

Enjoy local produce and support your local farmers and producers. Connect with your food and its gro...
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A Traditional Night Before Christmas

Bathurst

18 December, 2018

Miss Traill's House and Garden will be adorned with Christmas decorations for 'A Traditional Night Before Christmas', so you can celebrate the holiday…
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Co Op Mini Markets

Bathurst

22 December, 2018

You don't have to wait a full month anymore to buy fresh local seasonal produce at the Farmers Market. Come and visit the Co Op Mini Market to…
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Co Op Mini Market

Bathurst

22 December, 2018

A small market with a big atmosphere. The Co Op Mini Markets are a celebration of locally grown fruit & veg, handmade food & crafts. Come along and…
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Bathurst Thoroughbred Racing

Bathurst

22 December, 2018

Tyers Park is the key racing centre for the Central District region overall and a vital supplier of ...
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Boxing Day High Tea @ Abercrombie House

Bathurst

26 December, 2018

This popular High Tea includes scrumptious savoury and sweet treats, variety of leaf tea, plunger co...
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Kids' Night Tour @ Abercrombie House

Bathurst

27 December, 2018

Enjoy a tour of the house and garden walk. Bring a torch or borrow one. Wear comfortable clothes an...
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High Tea @ Abercrombie House

Bathurst

30 December, 2018

This popular High Tea includes scrumptious savoury and sweet treats, variety of leaf tea, plunger co...
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NYE Party in the Park

Bathurst

31 December, 2018

NYE Party in the Park, Bathurst, family
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Harness Racing Meeting

South Bathurst NSW 2795

2 January, 2019

Bathurst Harness Racing Club will conduct 4 meetings during the month of January on the 2nd, 7th, 18th & 23rd with the feature being Oberon Community…
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Bathurst Arts Trail

Bathurst

5 & 6 January, 2019

The Bathurst Arts Trail showcases the talents of local artists in their galleries and studios.
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Summer Fiesta

Oberon

5 & 6 January, 2019

Summer Fiesta - Come to Mayfield every weekend in January, for cool vibes, local musicians, woodfire pizzas, and summer cocktails Saturday and Sundays
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Co Op Mini Market

Bathurst

5 January, 2019

Local - homemade - artisan markets run by the Bathurst Wholefood Co Op to support & celebrate local producers. You'll find all sorts of goodies here…
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Meet the Diprotodon

Bathurst NSW 2795

10 Jan - 27 May, 2019

Meet Darren the Diprotodon fossil! The fossilised skull and vertebrae of Darren the Diprotodon is on...
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Summer Festival

Oberon

12 - 27 January, 2019

12 January to 27 January 2019 - SUMMER FESTIVAL Family fun for the Summer Holidays. Enjoy rowing boats on Mayfield Lake around the Chinese Pagoda.…
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2019 International Museum Selfie Day

Bathurst

16 January, 2019

Celebrate International Museum Selfie Day in a selfie at Bathurst Regional Council Museums with free...
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Tea and Talk So what about waste

Bathurst

16 January, 2019

Need help keeping your green bin tidy?Running out of space in your recycling bin?Want to know more about Council's waste services?Want to know what…
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Jenolan Caves 4WD Adventure

Jenolan Caves

19 & 20 January, 2019

4WD Tag-a-Long Tour exploring rugged 4WD trails from Katoomba to Jenolan Caves & beyond - deep into the Kanangra Boyd National Park - with one night's…
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Australia Day Awards Ceremony

Bathurst 2795

25 January, 2019

Doors open 5.30pm | Ceremony starts 6.00pmThis event will recognise the wonderful achievements of members of our community.Awards on the day include:-…
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Australia Day BBQ Breakfast

Eglinton

26 January, 2019

Eglinton War Memorial Hall8amThe community will be able to wake up with a BBQ Breakfast, hosted by the Eglinton War Memorial Hall. Included in the…
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Australia Day by the Pool

Bathurst 2795

26 January, 2019

Cool off at the Manning Aquatic Centre Bathurst on Australia Day, with free entry from 11am.Enjoy free activities for the kids, and celebrate with the…
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Classic Afternoon High Tea at Abercrombie House with an Aussie Twist

STEWARTS MOUNT

26 January, 2019

Celebrate Australia Day with Classic Afternoon High Tea with an Aussie Twist! - from 2.30 pm on Saturday 26th January - Join us for our popular High…
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Citizenship Ceremony

Bathurst 2795

26 January, 2019

Join us as we celebrate the new citizens in our community. On 26 January 2019, the Australian Government will mark 70 years since Australian…
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Pengopuss @ Vale Creek Wines

Cow Flat (Georges Plains)

27 January, 2019

Cool jazz from the popular 'Pengopuss' quintet at Vale Creek Wines cellar door. Swing to the jazz sounds from moody ballads to groovy funk with the…
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Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour

Bathurst

31 Jan - 3 Feb, 2019

The Bathurst 12 Hour on Mt Panorama is internationally recognised as one of the most significant races for GT vehicles.
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Lowndesy - The Story So Far

Mount Panorama

4 Feb - 31 Mar, 2019

This exhibition celebrating An exhibition that celebrates the career of Craig Lowndes, one of the greats of Australian Touring Car Racing, and…
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Bathurst Harness Racing Meetings

South Bathurst NSW 2795

13 February, 2019

Bathurst Harness Racing Club normally holds an 8 race meeting predominately on Wednesdays. Our races start at 6.00pm over the summer months and at…
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Cityfit Seniors Festival Complimentary Classes

Bathurst

13 - 23 February, 2019

Throughout Seniors Festival, all seniors are invited to attend any Active Seniors Exercise Class FREE of charge. There are a range of classes…
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St Valentines Day Twilight Supper High Tea at Abercrombie House

STEWARTS MOUNT

14 February, 2019

Thursday 14th February- St Valentine's Day Twilight Supper High Tea- Enjoy a scrumptious evening supper high tea on the verandas of Abercrombie House…
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Doing Serious!

Bathurst

15 February, 2019

music, concert, piano, bathurst
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BRAGS 50 Years The Art of Giving

Bathurst

15 Feb - 7 Apr, 2019

The Bathurst Regional Art Gallery Society Inc. (BRAGS) was established as a fundraising organisation for the Galley in 1969. In its 50 years of…
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Seeing Voices

Bathurst

15 Feb - 7 Apr, 2019

A collaboration between NETS Victoria and Monash University Museum of Art I MUMA, Seeing Voices uses the Monash University Collection as a springboard…
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Wendy Murray Night Day

Bathurst

15 Feb - 7 Apr, 2019

Wendy Murray is a Sydney based graphics artist and art educator. Her work addresses social and political issues through drawing and poster making.…
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Art of Ageing Exhibition

Bathurst

18 - 22 February, 2019

Art of Ageing is a digital exhibition that will be shown at the Bathurst Library as part of Seniors Festival 2019. It will run from the 18-22nd of…
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Encore!

Bathurst

22 February, 2019

music, bathurst, concert
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Sofala District Agricultural & Horticulture Show

Sofala

24 February, 2019

Head to the town that inspired artist Russell Drysdale's Sofala and spend the day immersing yourself in the region's food, art and local entertainment…
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Classic Afternoon High Tea at Abercrombie House

STEWARTS MOUNT

24 February, 2019

Afternoon High Tea - from 2.30 pm - Join us for our popular High Tea event includes scrumptious savory and sweet treats with leaf teas, ground plunger…
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David Brian Wilson talk by Hendrik Kolenberg

Bathurst

28 February, 2019

David Brian Wilson (1946-1998) was a prominent artist in the Central West region from when he moved to the area in 1978. David was a much admired…
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Bathurst Farmers Markets

Bathurst

Next: 23 March, 2019 (Fourth Saturday of the Month)

Meet the local growers at the Bathurst Farmers' Markets at the Bathurst Showground
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