Pianos on the Pavement
Oct
18
4:00 PM16:00

Pianos on the Pavement

  • Rotunda, Church and Macquarie Streets Dubbo Australia (map)
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Supported by Techni-Clean Australia

What better way to find out about the 2017 Macquarie Credit Union DREAM Festival, than to come down to the Dubbo Rotunda.

Listen to our local musicians tickling the ivories and hear all the details of the festival. This event marks the beginning of the 2017 festival, and Pianos on the Pavement will celebrate all that we love about DREAM.

LOCATION: Church and Macquarie Streets, Dubbo

COST: Free entry
 

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TalbragArt Competiton and Exhibition
Oct
18
to Oct 28

TalbragArt Competiton and Exhibition

Supported by Talbragar Street businesses

Artists have been asked to submit entries, responding to the theme "Anniversary". It's a great chance for artists to show their talent and maybe even take home one of the wonderful prizes on offer, (courtesy of Talbragar St businesses). Entries have now closed.

The exhibition will commence on Thursday 12th October, with a walking tour leaving the Church Street Rotunda at 6pm (from the Pianos on the Pavement event).

For people's choice award, vote here, until midday on Friday 26th October. Winners will be announced at the Music + Markets event on Saturday 27th October, with artworks on display in Talbragar Street until Sunday 28th.

LOCATION: Talbragar Street shop windows

COST: Free

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Nightmare on Wingewarra Street
Oct
19
5:30 PM17:30

Nightmare on Wingewarra Street

ALL AGES MUSIC EVENT

Presented by Bangover Entertainment, Dubbo Youth Council and Dubbo Neighbourhood Centre

Showcasing visiting and local bands, this drug and alcohol free event is perfect for teenagers and will be provided in a safe environment.

Listen to some emerging, edgy bands - from hip hop to pop punk, this event will be a great way to end your week.

LOCATION: Former CWA Hall, Wingewarra Street, Dubbo

COST: $10 per person online, or $15 at the door

TICKETS:  Buy Tickets Here

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Big Band Riot - Friday @ the Commercial
Oct
19
7:00 PM19:00

Big Band Riot - Friday @ the Commercial

Presented by the Mighty Big Band and Commercial Hotel

A gathering of local and visiting Big Bands and not so Big Bands playing Jazz in all its glory. The patrons of the event are John Morrison and Jacki Cooper, internationally renowned Australian Jazz artists and educator. John and Jacki will be conducting workshops and directing and Mighty Big Band for Riot. 

This event features the Chalkies and the Tin Roof Big Band. The evening will finish up with an open jam session. All welcome.

LOCATION: Commercial Hotel, Brisbane Street, Dubbo

COST: Free

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Lantern Making Workshops (community)
Oct
21
10:00 AM10:00

Lantern Making Workshops (community)

Supported by Taronga Western Plains Zoo

The workshops will be run by LightnUp Inc, a community based arts organisation located in Lismore, NSW. The talented Jyllie Jackson (CEO/Artistic Director) and her team will join the DREAM Festival to help you create your lantern for the lantern parade on Saturday 27 October.

This workshop is for a standard lantern (similar to those used in the schools workshops).  Younger children will require adult assistance to complete.

LOCATION: Western Plains Cultural Centre, Wingewarra Street, Dubbo

COST: Standard Lantern - $25 per person

TICKETS: Buy Tickets here

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Sushi in the Shoyoen Gardens
Oct
21
11:00 AM11:00

Sushi in the Shoyoen Gardens

Supported by Dubbo Regional Council and Friends of Shoyoen Gardens

Visit these beautiful gardens, with sushi, musical entertainment, kids activities and more.

Bring the whole family for a beautiful Sunday out. Sushi available from 12.30-1.30pm.

LOCATION: Coronation Drive, Dubbo

COST: Free

SUSHI: Must be pre-ordered. Click here to purchase.

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Lantern Making Workshops (community)
Oct
21
1:30 PM13:30

Lantern Making Workshops (community)

Supported by Dubbo Regional Council

The workshops will be run by LightnUp Inc, a community based arts organisation located in Lismore, NSW. The talented Jyllie Jackson (CEO/Artistic Director) and her team will join the DREAM Festival to help you create your lantern for the lantern parade on 27 October.

LOCATION: Western Plains Cultural Centre, Wingewarra Street, Dubbo

COST: Larger torch style lantern - $40 per person

TICKETSBuy Tickets here

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Small Films, Big Screen
Oct
23
7:00 PM19:00

Small Films, Big Screen

  • Dubbo Regional Theatre & Convention Centre (map)
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Supported by David Payne Constructions

Join the Dubbo Filmmakers for a night of magnificent movies.

The evening will feature Snow Monkey, the award winning documentary by George Gittoes (Australian artist and film maker, and winner of the 2015 Sydney Peace Prize), before its official NSW premier at the Museum of Contemporary Art. Click here to see the trailer (movie rated MA+). Followed by short films selected from the One Eye Film Festival.

COST: $5 at the door

(This will be a great forerunner to the "Blood Mystic" dinner being held on Friday 20th October. Click here for details.)

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Stitch & Sip
Oct
24
5:30 PM17:30

Stitch & Sip

Bringing culture and creativity to the wine bar, you'll enjoy fine food and wine whilst stitching.  Needles and wool available to use or bring the project that has been sitting in the cupboard - this is an opportunity to stitch and wine!

Two Doors has new owners and is now open as a wine lounge.  Platters and drinks available to purchase on the night.

CONTACT: Robyn, Yummy Yarn & Co (0431 754 909)

LOCATION: Two Doors Wine Lounge, Macquarie Street, Dubbo

COST: Free entry - platters and drinks available on the night to purchase

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Music + Markets
Oct
27
4:00 PM16:00

Music + Markets

Supported by Kennards Hire

MARKET STALL HOLDERS

Stall applications are now open.  All stallholders must read the Information Pack - click here

Food stall holders are also required the read the Guidelines for Food Business at Temporary Events and we also recommend you go to:  NSW Food Authority - Markets and Temporary Events for further information

 

The premier event of the Festival program. Music + Markets will have you listening to some of the region's best artists on the main stage, whilst wandering Victoria Park amongst the market stalls of gourmet foods, beautiful handmade jewellery, children's clothing and much more.

  • Food Galore with something for everyone (gourmet pizzas, devilish desserts, loaded fries, fresh salads and of course a few old favourites such as twisted chips).
  • Kids have their own area 'DREAMland' with lots of kids activities, entertainment and they might just learn something (but don't tell them!)
  • Bar area for over 18yrs; a good spot to relax and meet up with friends
  • Bring a picnic blanket and make an afternoon/evening of it.

The Music + Markets event is partnering with the 'Light the Night' fundraising event by the Leukaemia Foundation to bring together Australia's blood cancer community. Be a part of the event by visiting their stall and buy a lantern.  

An incredible amount of activities, entertainment and market stalls - a great way to spend a Saturday afternoon and evening.

Music + Markets is not to be missed!

LOCATION: Victoria Park, Darling Street, Dubbo

COST: We ask for a gold coin donation, but this is not compulsory (we want everyone to be able to attend)

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DREAMland
Oct
27
4:00 PM16:00

DREAMland

Held amongst our Music + Markets, there's a whole "land" specifically for the kids. With a range of performances and activities, this is a fantastic way to have an inexpensive day out.

LOCATION: Victoria Park, Darling Street, Dubbo

COST: Free entry

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Lantern Parade
Oct
27
8:00 PM20:00

Lantern Parade

  • Lower Talbragar Street to Victoria Park, (map)
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Supported by Dubbo Regional Council

The highlight of the Music + Markets event is the Lantern Parade. After the sun sets, a massed display of magical lantern sculptures will light up the night (includes hundreds of lanterns made by school children in the region, plus the iconic rhino, lions, goanna and many more).

But don't leave, because after the Lantern Parade, the spectacular Lights + Lasers will delight everyone - from the littlest of people to the seasoned attendee.

LOCATION: The parade will travel from the corner of Macquarie and Talbragar Streets through to Victoria Park, Darling Street, Dubbo

COST: Free entry

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Lights + Lasers
Oct
27
8:30 PM20:30

Lights + Lasers

 

The spectacular lights + lasers show will delight everyone from the littlest of people to the seasoned attendee.

One of the festival's highlights, this event commences just after our Lantern Parade, and is not to be missed.

LOCATION: Victoria Park, Darling Street, Dubbo

COST: FREE Entry

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Zoocoustic
Oct
28
1:00 PM13:00

Zoocoustic

Supported by Taronga Western Plains Zoo

Sunday afternoon perfection! Enjoy acoustic sounds in the Savannah Visitor Plaza grassed area of Taronga Western Plains Zoo.

Bring your chairs or picnic rugs and enjoy this spectacular venue.

LOCATION: Taronga Western Plains Zoo, Obley Road, Dubbo

COST: Free

 

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