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Fun thing to do in Mildura – Fill up your bucket list

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Located on the Murray River banks, you can be sure that they know how to put on events which they are well known for running and hosting throughout the year. There are many to choose from throughout the annual calendar, ranging from large music festivities to weekly markets where local creatives share their wares.

On a must-do list when in the Murray River are is to visit the best Mildura pub, The Gateway Tavern. There is no better place to congregate after one of our many community experiences for a delicious array of chef-inspired mouth-watering dishes or to meet with your friends in our laid-back pub for a drink or two.

Five Must-Do Events

When visiting our town, you will soon become aware of our long history of running the most diverse and fun things to do – large and small. As we share five of our best, we give you a taste of what’s on in our region and invite you to share in it with us.

  1. Mildura Show

No one does the Show as well the Murray River and Sunraysia. Experienced over three days, you will get to feel the community spirit through culture, dancing, amusements, produce, animals and a spectacular fireworks display.

  1. Great Outdoor Expo & Caravan Show

Popular amongst those passing through in the caravans, our Great Outdoor Expo is a celebration of all things camping, fishing, new off-road vehicles, travel, and food. There is inspiration and fun things to do over the full three days, and at the end of it all, there is no better place to wind down than at the Gateway.

  1. Country Music Festival

When it comes to what’s on, you cannot miss the country music celebration as one of Victoria’s most significant entertainment experiences. Held for more than 30 years, the community hosts famous artists and local independent creatives.

  1. Great Australian Vanilla Slice Triumph

For a celebration full of deliciousness, you must not miss the vanilla slice triumph. During August, it’s not only a competition for the best slice but also an array of live tunes, entertainment, display, and cooking demonstrations.

  1. Writers Festival

For a winter’s oasis, you will appreciate three days of getting lost in words and immerse yourself in the company of other creatives. It’s a time to enjoy local and international writers’ talents and the tastes of food and wine from within the area. It’s a special time where people get to contribute ideas about writing and literature.

We Welcome You to Enjoy Mildura’s Events

Our rural city and The Gateway love sharing all the events we have to offer with visitors and residents alike. Whether at one of our festivities, gathering at the bistro for a family meal or a pint at the bar, we are a place to gather and to meet people from all over the world. We welcome you to explore our town, its carnivals, and the plethora of activities that invite you to be a part of our rural culture.