May is a magnificent time to visit Swan Hill. The days are still warm and the nights are starting to cool down.
Also on in May at Swan Hill are:
- The Mik Maks – Working on the Farm
- David Scheel returns to Swan Hill
- Speedway, Auto Cross Racing & Drag racing events!!
- Annual Autumn Bowls competition
- Live music at the Swan Hill Club.
- Wonderful exhibitions at the Art Gallery; and
- Experience the Silo Cinema at nearby Quambatook
The Swan Hill Million Paws Walk
Sunday May 20th, 2018
You and your pooch are invited to join the Million Paws Walk event in Swan Hill. The walk will be brimming with activities, food, furry friends and more! It’s the perfect way to spend the day and anybody can enter this unique event, so grab your lead, attach your pooch and come along.
BIG4 Swan Hill has pet friendly cabins – so staying with your pet has never been easier!
Country Markets near Swan Hill
Each month there are around 10 markets in and around Swan Hill. Check out our blog post for what markets are on during May!
The Mik Maks
Thursday 3rd of May, 2018
Dynamic kids rock band The Mik Maks are coming to Swan Hill to take over the family farm.
Incorporating animated projections, a handful of unreleased songs and a brand new character, the show is inspired by the McInnes brothers’ own experiences growing up on a farm in Wickliffe, Victoria.
Part stage show and part concert, The Mik Maks break the mould of kid’s music with their high-tempo, intelligent and catchy country rock songs.
Don’t Shoot Me, I’m Still Only the Piano Player
Friday 4th of May, 2018
Following his last sell out show, David Scheel returns to Swan Hill for the long awaited sequel, “Don’t Shoot Me, I’m STILL only the Piano Player!”. With a wonderful blend of piano and comedy, new material and perennial favourites, David will have you rolling in the aisles with his masterful playing and riotous humour.
Hart presented by She Said Theatre
Friday, Mary 25th, 2018
A verbatim theatre piece, HART examines the difficult and harrowing history of the Stolen Generations from the perspectives of four Noongar men spanning three generations – including performer Ian Michael, who won the Melbourne Fringe Best Emerging Indigenous Artist award for HART.
Annual Autumn Swan Hill Bowls Carnival
5th of May to 16th of May, 2018
52nd Annual Autumn Swan Hill Bowls Carnival – Commences first Saturday in May for 12 days. Half day events, mens and ladies covering all bowls games, single entries accepted.
Swan Hill Sonic Speedway JSPA Junior Sedans
5th of May, 2018
JSPA Juniors return to the Swan Hill Speedway with the Standard Saloons and supporting classes VSC Juniors, V8 Super Modifieds and VSC Open Sedans.
Silo Cinema Quambatook
5th of May, 2018
Silo Cinema Quambatook – Special autumn screening of Last Cab to Darwin. tickets can be purchased online http://www.trybooking.com/USDE for $10.00
Print & Drawing Awards
12th May to 15th July, 2018
Celebrating printmaking and drawing, these long-running awards see some of the finest contemporary works on paper from across Australia.
With the exhibition showcasing the work of finalists, the 2018 Awards will also incorporate a program of workshops and talks by artists. And leading up to and during the exhibition, artist Judy Holding will oversee a major community art project entitled Swan Hill’s Biggest Print.
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.
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.
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.
Swan Hill Sporting Car Club Twin Track Auto Cross Racing – Test and Tune
Sunday 20th of May, 2018
The Event will be held at the Jack Chisholm Reserve approx. 10km west of Swan Hill on the Sea Lake – Swan Hill Road, Swan Hill
SUNDAY AUTOCROSS COME AND TRY EVENT-Scrutineering will start at 8.30am. There will a Driver’s and Passenger’s Briefing at 10.00am followed by a Parade lap on both tracks.
Swan Hill Trots Twighlight Evening
Sunday 20th of May, 2018
New faces are always welcome. It’s a relaxed night of racing that is perfect for a family outing or catch up with mates. Food option available on course include sit down meals or BBQ. BYO food is allowed and seated venues available upstairs and on-couse. TAB and cash bar.
Swan Hill Drag Racing Returns
26th & 27th of May, 2018
All race cars pre 1980 Body styles or “chrome bumper” spectator entry adults $25.00 per day children (12-15) $15.00 per day under 12 free when accompanied by an adult, family $60.00 per day (includes 2 adults and 2 children) two day passes available.
Live Music at Swan Hill Club
The Swan Hill club has the following live music lineup for May:
4th – Kung Fu Jesus
11th – Los Wages
18th – Endangered Species