March in Swan Hill has
– the ever popular Swan Hill Regional Food & Wine Festival
– Abba Tribute Band, Bjorn Again
– FIVE wonderful art exhibitions at the Swan Hill Gallery
– guided Gallery Tours on Sunday afternoons
– Robinvale Euston Ski Race
– Mid Murray Amateur Golf Tournament
– Swan Hill Harmony Day
– Taste of Ireland
– Gypsy Fire Classical European Vionlinists
– Friday racing at Swan Hill Jockey Club
– Live music at the Swan Hill Club; AND
– the magnificent monthly local markets!
Also in early April watch out for music by Thirsty Merc & the Billy Joel Tribute Concert.
Swan River Regional Food & Wine Festival
9th to 11th of March 2018
We’d like to invite you to enjoy the Swan Hill Region Food and Wine Festival. It’s going to be three days of events, festivities, tastings, entertainment and food and wine focused happenings all over town. So, save the date! Come and celebrate with us.
Swan Hill’s Pioneer Settlement will come alive with food and wine offerings for your tasting pleasure. With all the best produce from the heart of Australia’s food bowl, this is a treat like no other.
Don’t miss our line up of fantastic entertainers Ross Wilson, Peta Evans-Taylor and Jeff Gibson. The kids will be entertained with face painting and a jumping castle.
Location: Pioneer Settlement
Cost: $15 per adult (includes entry, wine glass and tastings); $5 – High School Students & Free for younger children
Thank ABBA for the music tour
10th of March, 2018
ABBA fans, it is time to get excited.
Björn Again, the world’s leading ABBA show, will be performing in Swan Hill part of The Swan Hill Food and Wine Festival.
Bjorn Again will perform all the biggest ABBA hits including Waterloo, Fernando, SOS, Money Money Money, Does Your Mother, Take a Chance On Me and Dancing Queen in their internationally acclaimed world-class production that has been delighting audience for over 29 years.
The band is renowned for their musical excellence, authentic voices, authentic costumes, energetic on-stage performances and of course their ‘Swenglish’ accents.
A night with Bjorn Again guarantees one of the best nights of fun you could ever have.
Robinvale Euston Ski Race
10th & 11th of March, 2018
For ski racing action at its best that the whole family can enjoy, the Robinvale Euston 80 Ski Race is the event for you.
No other race in Victoria provides the atmosphere and excitement that Robinvale Euston 80 Ski Race provides. This gruelling race, on the mighty Murray River, attracts around 300 competitors each year – with boat travelling in excess of 300 kilometres per hour.
Mid Murray Amateur Golf Tournament
16th of March, 2018
If you love golf then it is worth checking out the Mid Murray Amateur Golf Tournament being held at the Murray Downes Golf Course.
Swan Hill Harmony Day
24th March, 2018
Since 2010, this annual event has continued to grow and prosper, with over 2,500 people now coming together to share food, performances, and stories of the many cultures that make up the region. Some of the highlights of the day include a cultural fashion parade, a fantastic experiential play area for the kids, over a dozen different cuisines from local cooks in the Harmony Kitchen and performances from choirs, dance groups and musicians from the local area.
Women of the River Country
Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery
January 31st until 18th of March
“The exhibition showcases the stories of 19 unique women from the mid 1800s to present day. From early pioneers, to an internationally acclaimed sporting icon, to a world class musician, all of whom have connections with our magnificent riverscape” – curator Deb Alexander.
As the tour continues along the river course, the exhibition ebbs and flows with the inclusion of local women at each venue.
Lads, Louts & Larrikins
Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery
January 31st until 18th of March
Graphic designer, advertising artist, art teacher and former Swan Hill resident James Lowery presents a rogues’ gallery of friends and acquaintances he has had the pleasure of knowing over the past 40 years. This self taught painter presents over 20 portraits of Swan Hill and district identities.
A Taste of Ireland
15th of March
After performing to thousands of audiences Australia wide, A Taste of Ireland returns with the St. Patrick’s Day tour for some very special shows.
A Taste of Ireland is Ireland’s most vivid portrayal from the Celtic heart. Unique for a production in this genre, A Taste of Ireland features music and dance reflected through raw talent, which is impressively 100% LIVE!!
‘A Taste of Ireland’ is the quintessential Irish tale, a show never to be missed!
23 March to 6 May, 2018
Paul Oswin has a passion for the plants, animals and landscape of the Mallee region.
This exhibition of birdlife uses expressive marks and bold colours to capture the bird’s physical likeness, character and the impression of its environment.
His approach shares similar philosophies to sumi-e painting. Sumi-e painting is a Japanese style of monochromatic painting using ink, brush and paper that aims to depict the spirit of the subject, rather than a detailed resemblance of it. In his current works, Paul has adopted some of these ideas and combined them with expressive use of watercolour and coloured inks.
2nd February to 18th March, 2018
Presented in thematically connected pairs, Take Two invites the viewer to take a second look at differing approaches including scale, technique and medium. Featuring our most recent acquisition David Frazer’s linocut Slow Boat.
Mallee Routes 2018
23rd March to 6th May, 2018
Mallee Routes is the latest instalment of an ongoing collective project representing the Mallee through the unique perspectives of three different photographers; Eric Algra, Gilbert Roe and Gary Sauer-Thompson
Mallee Routes 2018 will enable the Mallee community to see their environment and culture through these artists eyes and reflect on the physical and social landscape, their place in it and how it’s shaped them as individuals and communities.
11th March, 2018
Matthew Fagan & Romana Geermans
Featuring amazing Czech violinist Romana Geermans and 10 String Spanish Guitarist Matthew Fagan, Gypsy Fire is a captivating live show performed with passion, renewed vigour and virtuosity.The program includes Gypsy Swing Jazz a la Stephane Grappelli and Django Reinhardt, Eastern European gypsy and Classical European repertoire including Vivaldi Four Seasons, Paganini, Mozart’s Rondo Alla Turca, highlights from Opera Carmen, and O’Carolan’s Celtic harp and lute music arranged for guitar and violin.
Swan Hill Guided Gallery Tours
Sunday’s just before 2pm
These free and entertaining weekly tours will provide valuable insights into current exhibitions.
Simply turn up a little before 2pm on any Sunday to meet your guide.
Live Music at Swan Hill Club
The Swan Hill club has the following live music lineup for March:
Friday 2nd – Cheap Thrills
Sunday 4th – Scoogs
Friday 9th – KEG
Sunday 11th – JUCE
Friday 16th – Still Water
Sunday 18th – Jason Wall
Friday 23rd – Code 5
Sunday 25th – Lily & The Drum
Good Friday 30th of March – The Drowning Sorrows
Swan Hill Racing
Friday 2nd of March
Experience Country Racing at the Swan Hill Jockey Club on Friday 2nd of March.
Enjoy all country racing has to offer at one of Victoria’s premier race tracks located in the heartland of Victoria’s Thoroughbred Country in an intimate setting, with sweeping views of the course. Get up close and personal with jockeys and trainers from all over the State, while enjoying all of the racing action right from the Mounting Yard to the Winning Post at your leisure.
We encourage racegoers to embrace country casual; where you can enjoy backing a winner from our bars and bookmakers on course. We also offer plenty of outside grandstand seating for those looking to watch the races from a great undercover spot. Parking is FREE and race day dining packages are on offer.
We look forward to welcoming you to Swan Hill!
Swan Hill Farmers Market
1st Sunday of the Month
The Swan Hill Farmers Market is held on the first Sunday of each month in the picturesque surrounds of Riverside Park, Swan Hill.
Our mission is to maintain a regular accredited farmers market that is an anticipated event in our township, not only for the opportunity to source high quality, local produce but also as a forum to connect and share time with family and friends. It’s also an opportunity to learn together about the benefits of supporting local, sustainable agriculture.
We believe that a farmers market provides a platform for local growers to showcase nutritious and seasonal produce in an environment which has mutually beneficial social and economic advantages for producers and the community.
Each month we average around 20 stallholders presenting a wide range a fresh, regional produce.
Swan Hill Rotary Market
3rd Sunday of the Month
The Swan Hill Rotary Market is held at the Swan Hill Railway Station. Swan Hill railway station is the terminal station of the Yungeral line in Victoria, Australia. It serves the town of Swan Hill opening on 30 May 1890. A goods shed and silos exist near the station. Beyond the station, Pacific National grain trains continue to the lines’ terminus at Piangil.
At the markets there are around 30 stalls selling bric a brac, plants, produce, assorted goods, books, craft, clothes, local produce and much, much more.
The markets have been operating for over 40 years, funds raised are given to local Schools and charity organizations.
Handmade on the Murray Indoor Artisan Market
2nd Saturday of the month
Indoor Art Buzzaar Market,
98 Chapman Street, Swan Hill
Indoor Market to showcase local talent with quality Handmade items for sale by the makers themselves. This is a unique opportunity for creative people to get together, get inspired, have some fun, learn more about creative craft and support your local artisans.
Swan Hill Italian Social Club Community Markets
2nd Saturday of each month.
Our fantastic variety market. Fully catered by the wonderful volunteers of the Italian community, with fresh hot pasta and BBQ and canoli! Come along and check it out, there’s something for everyone.
Italian Social Club, Ken Harrison Sporting Complex, Yana St
Contact Rebecca 0417 566 207
MOST IMPORTANTLY ENTRY IS FREE!
Anglican Boot Sale
3rd Saturday of the month
Anglican Boot Sale 3rd Saturday of the month at the Anglican Function Centre
Anglican Function Centre, Splatt St, Swan Hill
9am – Midday
Contact 03 5032 2506 or 5032 3765
Nyah Lions Club Markets
2nd Saturday of the month
This market is held at the Nyah Recreation Reserve Trotting Track and has around 25 stalls selling everything home made and home grown. There are food stalls and local attractions and a playground.
The market runs from 8am till noon. A gold coin donation is welcome.
Dogs are allowed on leash.
The Nyah markets are 24km north of Swan Hill at Nyah Trotting complex.
1st Saturday of the Month & Easter Saturday
The Murrabit Country Market commenced in 1977 with 19 stalls gathered in front of the Murrabit Hall. It was originally designed to provide a market outlet for cottage crafts and produce. The Murrabit Market is still held the first Saturday of each month, with an extra market on Easter Saturday. The Murrabit Market attracts thousands of visitors to the area. More than 200 stalls at the market with fruit and vegetables, local hand crafts, plants, tools, clothes, shoes and hardware.
Please note that dogs are not accommodated for at the markets (service dogs excepted)
The Murrabit Markets are 45km south east of Swan Hill.
Robinvale Community Growers Market
Second Saturday of the Month
At Caix Square Robinvale the Robinvale Country Market is on the second Saturday of the month in Caix Square from 8:30am – 12:30pm.
A wide variety of stalls … with everything from fresh fruit and vegetables to olive oil products, sauces, jams and pickles.
There’ll be children’s and musical entertainment and plenty of other activities.
Further details – Rosalie : 0438 363 095
Lake Boga Farmers Market
Every Friday from November to March
From 5pm to 8pm
It’s a friendly, personal market that usually has 15 stallholders displayig a variety of produce and some craft.
Among the more sought after items are Kelvin Free’s stonefruit, Lex Fisher’s oranges and orange products and Rex Allen’s plants.
The market is located adjacent to the Lake Boga Yacht Club on the shores of Lake Boga.
Telephone: 5037 2347