Bathurst Winter Festival

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Get ready to embrace the chill and ignite your spirit at the Bathurst Winter Festival – a celebration of all things winter, bringing locals and visitors together to revel in the icy cool vibes of the season.

With Bathurst’s historic buildings and charming streets as a backdrop, the festival boasts an epic array of activities and attractions that are sure to give you chills in all the right ways. From sipping hot cocoa and jamming to live music in the Winter Playground, to carving up the McDonalds Bathurst Ice Rink or browsing the bustling markets, this gathering is a winter wonderland like no other.

As darkness falls, the festival transforms into a surreal wonderland of light displays and interactive installations. Prepare to be transported to a world of pure enchantment and delight.

So, layer up, round up your squad and join us for an unforgettable two-week adventure in the heart of winter’s embrace this July!

The best part? Festival entry is FREE!

Unmissable Moments:

  • McDonald’s Bathurst Ice Rink | Every day, 9am – 9pm
  • Ferris wheel, two-storey carousel & carnival rides | Every day, 9am – 9pm
  • Illuminations | Every night sundown – 10pm

Plus, check out the Feature Festival Events with delicious food and drink, live music, thrilling entertainment, artesian markets, and plenty of free and affordable family fun!

  • Opening Night | Sat 6 July
  • Kids Day brought to you by Bathurst City Centre | Wed 10 & 12 July
  • Accessibility Day brought to you by our Accessibility Partner, Carer Gateway | Thurs 11 July
  • Charles Sturt University Brew & Bite | Fri 12 & Sat 13 July
  • Winter Wind Down | Sun 21 July

We recommend pre-booking your ice-skating session to avoid missing out. Ride tickets can only be purchased from the onsite ticket box.

To stay up to date with what’s happening throughout the festival:


    July 6
    July 21


    Bathurst Regional Council Events


    Winter Playground
    3 Church Street
    Bathurst, NSW 2795 AU
    View Venue Website