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EVENTS AND FESTIVALS

The Murray is a legendary place to revel in authentic Aussie culture, great music festivals and sporting prowess – from the iconic Deni Ute Muster to a five-day paddling marathon; from world-class waterskiing competitions to attending a festival or two – Murray events will be a highlight of your holiday.
 
Another special feature of the Murray are the week end markets where you will find a tantalising range of fresh produce and quirky gifts. 
 
  • 48.08km Corowa

    Come and enjoy the many different types of art work produced...

  • 195.21km Echuca

    The Riverboats Music Festival - Gold Winner (Festivals and...

  • 313.54km Swan Hill

    The Swan Hill Region Food and Wine Festival is a three day...

  • 82.84km Mulwala

    The Red Hot Summer Tour returns to the Mulwala Water Ski Club...

  • 271.76km Kerang

    The Kerang Turf Club is proud of its beautiful green...

  • 196.19km Echuca

    The Murray River is the original life blood of the...

  • 47.78km Wahgunyah

    Lake Moodemere Rutherglen Regatta is Australia's oldest...

  • 194.87km Echuca

    Revving The River Festival is an annual bike and music event...

  • 47.66km Corowa

    To welcome the arrival of 2018, the Rotary New Year's Eve...

  • 114.58km Cobram

    The Sun Country on the Murray Food and Wine Festival promotes...

  • 52.67km Holbrook

    *** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** Enjoy a...

  • 81.78km Yarrawonga

    Yarrawonga rodeo gates open at 4:00pm along with the bar....

  • 195.26km Moama

    The Rich River Rod Run is held biennial in Echuca Moama...

  • 46.97km Wahgunyah

    Summer heralds a bounty of seasonal produce, from fresh...

  • 117.26km Cobram

    Cobram and District Harness Racing host 12 race meetings a...

  • 1.3km Albury

    The Australian Deaf Games is the pinnacle multi-sport event...

  • 6.18km Wodonga

    Todd McKenney Sings 'Peter Allen - The Piano Sessions As...

  • 6.18km Wodonga

    Presented by The Flying Fruit Fly Circus and The Cube Wodonga...

  • 2.87km Wodonga

    Australian singing legends, John Farnham and Daryl...

  • 256.07km Barham

    River Daze is a music, wine and food event presented on the...

  • 48.25km Wahgunyah

    Wahgunyah Speedway comes alive on Boxing Day for an action...

  • 6.77km Wodonga

    The Johnsons MME Lake Hume Cycle Challenge, held every...

  • 26.53km Howlong

    Mens and Ladies Stableford 18 Hole Daily Events plus 36 Hole...

  • 142.61km Waaia

    The Waaia Tractor Pull is a community event run by local...

  • 1.72km Albury

    Join Albury Harness Racing Club to welcome in the New Year at...

  • 113.69km Cobram

    KU de’ TA Cobram Presents - Thompson’s Beach Blues Tour....

  • 8.28km West Wodonga

    Wodonga Raiders along with City of Wodonga are proud to be...

Legendary Speed

Club Marine Southern 80 (February) Supercharged speedboats pulling super-skilled waterskiers for 80km from Torrumbarry to Echuca Moama – that’s Club Marine Southern 80, the largest and most thrilling waterski race in the world. Held in February, the event attracts over 400 entries and some 80,000 spectators. Boats carry one driver, one observer and two skiers travelling through 126 bends in the Murray at speeds of up to 200kmh!
 

Legendary Music

Riverboats Music Festival, Echuca Moama (February) Framed by a natural amphitheatre of towering River Red Gums on the banks of the Murray, the Riverboats Music Festival is the Murray region’s premiere contemporary music event. Over three days on the third weekend in February, some of Australia’s finest artists take to the stage for a rollicking weekend of music, dancing and regional food and wine.

Mildura Country Music Festival 
(September/October)
Mildura’s toe-tappin’, finger-pickin’ country music bash in late September draws some of Australia’s finest independent country music stars and rising talent, performing at more than 20 venues around town.

Deni Blues & Roots Festival (Easter)
After an Award winning first year in 2013, the Deni Blues and Roots Festival is confirmed to return on an annual basis over the Easter Weekend in Deniliquin in southern New South Wales. It’s two days of non-stop music, onsite camping, two stages and massive international headline acts. The Festival is unique for southern NSW and utilises the massive Deni Ute Muster site, which has had millions of dollars of permanent staging and lighting infrastructure installed in recent years.
 

Legendary Literature

Mildura Writers’ Festival (July)
With a reputation that has grown from humble beginnings in Stefano de Pieri’s cellar restaurant 20 years ago, the Mildura Writers’ Festival draws the cream of Australia’s literary talent along with notable international authors.  Readings, workshops and fireside chats are held at venues throughout Mildura over the course of a winter weekend.
 

Legendary Aussie Icons

Deni Ute Muster (October)
Only in Australia! Wanting to celebrate the iconic ute and Australia’s rural identity, in 1999 the good people of Deniliquin came up with the idea of setting a record for the largest parade of legally registered utes in the world. It made the Guinness Book of Records (2839 utes) and the Deni Ute Muster was born. The event has grown into a classic bush bash with a family camp-out, bush poetry and a fabulous lineup of country music stars. The Muster also holds a record for most number of people wearing blue singlets - 3500 people!

Australian Billy Cart Championships
(Easter) Held over the Easter weekend in Corowa, this race celebrates the humble Aussie billy cart – though the designs are a bit fancier than when we were kids!
 

Legendary Paddling

Massive Murray Paddle (November) This five-day, 404km paddling event from Yarrawonga to Swan Hill is one of the longest annual flatwater canoe races in the world. What’s more, it’s a much-loved fundraising event benefitting the YMCA. Find a spot on the banks to cheer on individual and team entrants as they paddle through Tocumwal, Picnic Point, Echuca, Torrumbarry and Murrambit, or join the party at the finish line in Swan Hill.