What's On

Banjo Paterson Australian Poetry Festival

Banjo Paterson Australian Poetry Festival

  • February
  • The birthplace of the beloved Australian poet, Orange NSW and the surrounding region celebrate Banjo Paterson Australian Poetry Festival each February to coincide with his birth date on February 17, 1864.
  • www.orange360.com.au
Canowindra International Balloon Challenge

Canowindra International Balloon Challenge

  • April
  • See the magic and spectacle as a fleet of hot air balloons take to the skies each morning and late afternoon in Canowindra every April, over an eight-day period at the Canowindra International Balloon Challenge.
  • www.canowindrachallenge.org.au
Newcrest Orange Challenge

Newcrest Orange Challenge

  • March
  • Run by Bicycle Network, this is an opportunity to test your legs on the 70km, 100km or 170km routes among the pinchy climbs, rough roads and beautiful surroundings at this hidden gem of NSW cycling.
  • www.bicyclenetwork.com.au
Orange F.O.O.D Week

Orange F.O.O.D Week

  • April
  • The festival runs over ten days in April, showcasing the region’s high quality food and wine, and celebrating the local farmers, producers, winemakers, chefs and caterers who have helped position Orange NSW as one of Australia’s most aspirational culinary tourism destinations.
  • www.orangefoodweek.com.au
Orange Farmers Market

Orange Farmers Market

  • The second Saturday of every month – 8.30am to midday.
  • Proudly supporting producers only from the Central West region, more than 60 stallholders with freshly picked, grown and handcrafted produce for you to enjoy. Held at Northcourt behind the Art Gallery from October - May and at the Showground from June - September.
  • www.orangefarmersmarket.org.au
Orange Fire Festival

Orange Fire Festival

  • August
  • Inspired by the Australian cracker night bonfire tradition, the Orange Winter Fire Festival celebrates Orange’s authentic country winters with bonfires, char grilled feasts, star gazing from both European and Indigenous perspectives and blazing Sunday lunches in country pubs, cafes and restaurants.
  • www.orange360.com.au
Orange Parkrun

Orange Parkrun

  • Every Saturday 8am - 9am
  • Parkrun is for all ages and abilities. From beginners to Olympians. Parkrun is not a race against other runners, but a five kilometre timed run, jog or walk. It can really be whatever you want it to be, whether that's for fun or as part of a training plan.
  • www.parkrun.com.au
Orange Running Festival

Orange Running Festival

  • First weekend of March
  • The festival caters for all ages and abilities, from a 2km dash for kids to a marathon along a scenic, fast, undulating course in the cool climate of Orange. You’ll enjoy a welcoming country atmosphere while competing for one of the largest cash prize pools in NSW.
  • www.orangerunningfestival.com.au
Orange Wine Festival

Orange Wine Festival

  • October
  • Running over two weeks in October, the program features over 80 events including some much-loved favourites such as the Orange Wine Show Tasting, Wine in the Vines, The Vino Express as well as the highly popular Festival Night Market.
  • www.orangewinefestival.com.au