When it comes to springtime, Dubbo knows how to entertain with a jam packed event line-up to entertain all. Known as one of the friendliest destinations in New South Wales, Dubbo has a charm that leaves a lasting impression.
No one knows markets like Dubbo. They embrace and promote local businesses and produce to the fullest with a variety of markets happening almost weekly, if not more.
Dubbo Farmer’s market sets up in Macquarie Lion’s Park every 1st and 3rd Saturday month showcasing local produce, meat, bakeries, honey and jams from 8am to noon. A great way to start the day while getting something to eat and meeting the locals in their element.
Every 4th Sunday of the month from 8am to midday, Dubbo Rotunda Markets offer unique vintage art, décor, jewellery, baking and buskers amongst Dubbo’s shop fronts and coffee houses. The live music and smells of coffee and baked goods surround you with rich ambience, while the artistic treasures ignite your creative side.
On the 2nd Sunday morning of the month, the Riverside Markets line the Macquarie River with fresh produce, art and craft, collectables, plants, clothing, tools and both new and pre-loved toys.
This vibrant market atmosphere won’t disappoint and offers something for everyone to enjoy and even buy.
Dream Festival is an annual event packed week of celebrating Dubbo’s creative community. The week is full of art exhibitions, workshops and community events entertaining for the whole family. The Dream Festival kicks off with Pianos on the Pavement, where local pianists share their love for music while sharing their keys with anyone who wants to join in.
On the Saturday, the Dream Twilight Markets and Lantern Parade are one of the highlights of the festival. The Twilight Markets starts in the afternoon with food stalls, fashion stalls and live music. Bring a blanket to picnic with your family or friends and for the adults there is a beer garden from local producers. Unique towering lanterns light the night at the Lantern Parade. The lanterns are created by locals leading up to the event and all the proceeds go to the Leukaemia Foundation. A week of fun for a great cause!
Horses for Courses
From racing to equestrian competitions to ranch herding and sorting, Dubbo is a town full of horse enthusiasts that show the diversity of skill and beauty in horses and their riders.
And they’re racing! One of the biggest parties of the year is Dubbo Derby Day from fashions on the field to a full day of racing fun. Turf Club’s Derby Day Classic Marquee is a great way to get out of the sun by sitting down to a buffet luncheon with all the amenities provided.
Located west of Sydney in the heart of NSW, Dubbo is easily accessible by 3 major highways, daily train return services or direct flights into Dubbo Airport. With the majority of the town activities happening in the heart of Dubbo there are several ideal options for Dubbo accommodation. Whether you plan to incorporate spring events into your itinerary or have a day at the zoo, Dubbo accommodation offers a great base camp to rest up between the array of fun activities and local culture.