With a population of over 51,000 people Mildura, a thriving arts community and the perfect conditions for agriculture and wine making, Mildura has become a centre for festivals and arts events, with a growing number of one off and annual events on its social calendar. Here’s the Choice Hotels pick of things to do in Mildura.



Mildura Wentworth Arts Festival

The 10 day long festival is held in March each year and is one of Australia’s leading regional arts festivals hosting an exciting line up of workshops, theatre, performing arts, music, exhibitions and events such as an outdoor cinema, parades and comedy acts. The settings and venues for the program are unique to Mildura and the area, and showcases the spectacular landscapes and beautiful cityscape in and around Mildura.


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Mildura Writers Festival

Running since 1994, this 4 day winter festival brings together some of Australia’s premier writers in a range of formats including lectures, workshops and discussion forums. Many of the events also showcase local gourmet food and wine whilst celebrating all things literary. Enjoy late night fireside readings while sipping on a glass of local red – what’s not to love about that?


Mildura Country Music Festival

Ranked alongside the Tamworth Country Music Festival and the Gympie Muster, the Mildura Country Music Festival is one of the big three on the country music calendar. Running for 10 days around the October long weekend, the festival has an impressive line-up of around 100 country music stars and numerous daily events.

There are over 28 venues around Mildura and surrounding towns hosting a huge range of events from line dancing to Bluegrass and country rock along with daily walk ups for newcomers to showcase their talent. This popular event has most Mildura accommodation full to capacity so book your room at one of our Mildura hotels early to avoid disappointment.


Goanna Run

This year in October, the annual Goanna Run and is likely to attract a crowd of over 7000 people! The popular three day event celebrates all things hot rod including the associated lifestyle including fashion, hair and makeup, music, dance and arts. Walk the streets checking out these highly prized cars, chat to their owners and enjoy some great rock and roll. The Goanna Run is one of the most unique things to do in Mildura and a must see for all car enthusiasts.


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Mildura Jazz, Food & Wine Festival

The Mildura Jazz, Food & Wine Festival is five days of great music, delicious food and exceptional wine. The festival features a range of both paid and free indoor and outdoor events including a street party, jazz @ church and a breakfast and jazz event.

Ticketed events include jazz in the wineries, paddleboat cruises, lunches, dinners, concerts and more. The Mildura Jazz, Food & Wine Festival has events for all ages and budgets and for anyone who likes good music, food and wine.

Choice Hotels has three great hotels in Mildura:


For more information on any of the events above, please visit the Arts Mildura website.

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