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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. 
 
  • 92.26km Yarrawonga

    The Massive Murray Paddle is an amazing five-day paddling...

  • 47.57km Corowa

    Come and buy beautiful handmade gifts from local artists and...

  • 7.1km Wodonga

    Held on the public holiday Friday November 24, 2017, this...

  • 82.41km Yarrawonga

    Celebrating the fifth anniversary of Lake Mulwala Rod Run...

  • 49.6km Corowa

    For a fantastic day of family fun and racing, get track side...

  • 49.03km Corowa

    Corowa Swap Meet brings together veteran, vintage, classic...

  • 313.77km Swan Hill

    The Swan Hill Basketball Junior Classic continues to go from...

  • 82.75km Yarrawonga

    2017 Yarrawonga Mulwala Multisport Festival brought to you by...

  • 26.64km Howlong

    The Corowa Golf Club, Howlong Golf Resort and Thurgoona...

  • 2.87km Wodonga

    The time has come… for Midnight Oil. Their first tour...

  • 0.72km Albury

    Set in early nineteenth-century France, it is the story of...

  • 306.79km Quambatook

    The Silo Cinema will screen on Saturday 28 October in the...

  • 28.52km Burrumbuttock

    Come for a Sunday drive in the country and view the...

  • 48.09km Corowa

    Come along and view the exquisite display of orchids at the...

  • 3.13km Wodonga

    The 2017 Border Bike Fest will include the Wodonga Lions Club...

  • 0.56km Albury

    Platinum-selling Australian hip hop artist Illy has announced...

  • 5.98km Wodonga

    The Albury Wodonga Sustainable Living Festival is the largest...

  • 7.97km Thurgoona

    Come and watch Australia’s golfing legends compete for the...

  • 132.59km Numurkah

    Numurkah's annual family friendly event, the Numurkah...

  • 0.72km Albury

    Ireland’s most celebrated show, The Rhythms of Ireland,...

  • 117.26km Cobram

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

  • 6.18km Wodonga

    SOQ Collective Presented by Murray Conservatorium Ignite...

  • 6.18km Wodonga

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

  • 0.87km Albury

    Craft beer and cider lovers are in for a treat with many of...

  • 6.77km Wodonga

    Since its inception in 1990, the award winning Wodonga...

  • 82.89km Mulwala

    Entering its sixteenth year, Australia's richest freshwater...

  • 314.13km Swan Hill

    Touring as part of the Melbourne Camber Orchestra's 2017...

  • 244.52km Cohuna

    The 2017 Big Cohuna Festival will be launched on the Friday...

  • 4.25km Albury

    Albury Wodonga will welcome back the Border Bash in 2017 as...

  • 5.96km Wodonga

    A classic vehicle display of the timeless American muscle...

  • 0.67km Albury

    Melbourne-based adventurer and author Jeremy Scott will talk...

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.