Whats On

What's On

WHAT'S ON IN THE BLUE MOUNTAINS

display.image (2)The Blue Mountains is a colourful place for an entire palette of seasons. Every season brings with it a change of hues in nature as well as a range of unique festivals and events designed to reflect the beauty of the months.

There's Yulefest and Winter Magic in Winter, Leura Gardens Festival in Spring, Wild about Waratahs and the Rhodo Festival (as it is affectionately known) in Summer to list just a few of the colourful events.

Things to do for Kids

Visit to do kids for specialised children's activities currently available in the region and Discovery Rangers also have school holiday special children's events program. National Parks 'Bush Trackers' program, in conjunction with local schools, have produced the Blue Mountains bushwalks for kids by kids to encourage kids to share their experience through words, poems, drawings and photos that are available at the Visitor Information Centres or www.bushtrackers.com.au

Our Visitor Information Centres have updated events notice boards, electronic information and iPad touch screens to offer instant access to current events, festivals and activities of interest.

Our accommodating team at the Visitor Information Centres will be happy to assist if your interests are not displayed. They will search information sources to try and track down any special requests.

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Blue Mountains Radio Players
Thu 21st Sep 2017 to Sun 26th Nov 2017
Come along and enjoy Radio Plays with the Blue Mountains Radio Players. Performances are before a live audience, using mainly scripts transcribed from original performances of the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s. The repertoire includes plays from such long-running drama series as Suspense, Escape and Quiet Please!; episodes from the comedy series Easy Aces, Baby Snooks and Daddy and Life of Riley; and crimes solved by Sherlock Holmes, Boston Blackie and ...
The Mountain Heritage Hotel and Spa Retreat, Katoomba, NSW, 2780
Blackheath History Forum: The Secret Cold War - ASIO, 1975 to 1989
Sat 23rd Sep 2017
Like its predecessors, The Secret Cold War, the final volume in the Official History of ASIO trilogy, was written with unrestricted access to ASIO s classified files. Its publication in October 2016 was significant in many ways; not only did it mark the culmination of a history project the likes of which had not been seen in Australia, but it also provided the first official confirmation that ASIO had ...
Corner Leichhardt Street and the Great Western Highway, Blackheath, NSW, 2785
Bravo Victor: East Coast Tour
Sat 23rd Sep 2017
Bravo Victor is an Australian based Bass and Voice Duo. Its members comprise of Bassist Jonathon Burgess and vocalist Sophie Aked. The pair met in 2013 during their studies at the Newcastle Conservatorium where they both undertook a Bachelor of Music. Both musicians have a very different approach to writing and listing to music, which stems from their different musical backgrounds; Jono s in Jazz and Sophie s in Classical ...
88 Lurline Street, Katoomba, NSW, 2780
Blackheath Art Prize - Blackheath Art Society
Fri 29th Sep 2017 to Mon 2nd Oct 2017
Come to the 'Meet the Artists and Prize giving' on Saturday afternoon September 30 at 2.30pm and enjoy a glass of wine and the spectacular artworks on display from the Blackheath Art Society. If you miss the opening, there is still time to browse with the closing date of Monday, October 2. The art works on display at this exhibition are for sale. You can see the last exhibition's winners on ...
139A Station Street, Blackheath, NSW, 2785
Brenton Foster 6tet at The Mechanics Institute
Sat 30th Sep 2017
'Music in the Mountains' is pleased to present Brenton Foster 6tet on their The Nature Of Light Tour throughout Australia this September and October. After feature concerts at the Stonnington and Melbourne International Jazz Festivals, the band celebrates their second album, The Nature Of Light, with a run of shows across south-eastern Australia. The Nature Of Light followed Brenton s 2016 release, Two Cities, which was nominated for Best Jazz ...
284 Great Western Highway, Lawson, NSW, 2783
Blue Mountains Opera Festival
Sat 30th Sep 2017 to Sun 1st Oct 2017
An irresistible weekend filled with a sensual atmosphere of music, heartbreaking tragedy, passion and cheeky fun. Join the Hydro Majestic as they celebrate Opera with performances of classical masterpieces. ...
52-88 Great Western Highway, Medlow Bath, NSW, 2780
Dinosaur Stomp
Wed 4th Oct 2017
They're going on a Big adventure these holidays! Come along and stomp around the Garden to discover megafauna and dinosaurs, and the plants they enjoyed eating. They ll plant a small dinosaur garden to take home, and make their own delicious ancient plant snack - chocolate-crackle Wollemi Pine bark. Yum! ...
Old Bells Line of Road, Mount Tomah, NSW, 2758
Chris O'Connor: Saturday Night Blues
Sat 7th Oct 2017
Chris O'Connor has had an enduring fascination with the blues of the 1920s and 30s masters, from players such as Son House, Willie McTell and Blind Blake. His expert blues renditions use six and 12 string guitars and a well-worn steel bodied National resonator for a full rich sound. In performance, he ranges from string-snapping delta blues to hypnotic minor key laments, gospel shouts, slide guitar instrumentals and ragtime songs with ...
88 Lurline Street, Katoomba, NSW, 2780
Blackheath History Forum: Snakebite, Science and Suffering
Sat 7th Oct 2017
How do we know when a snake is dangerous? In nineteenth-century Australia, snakes were often deemed venomous , yet the basis for this purported knowledge was rarely disclosed. From Aboriginal testimony to anatomical analogy, settlers, naturalists and doctors accepted a wide variety of evidence. Yet beyond snakebite cases in humans, the most potent testimony has been largely overlooked. From the very first years of ...
Corner Leichhardt Street and the Great Western Highway, Blackheath, NSW, 2785
Blackheath Growers Market
Sun 8th Oct 2017 to Sun 10th Dec 2017
Smell, buy and taste wonderful regional food at the Blackheath Growers Market. Meet the growers and producers of a fantastic array of foods. It is run between the hours of 8am and 12noon on the second Sunday of each month from February to December. (Closed January) ...
Blackheath Community Centre, Blackheath, NSW, 2785
David Hockney Words and Pictures
Sat 14th Oct 2017 to Sun 3rd Dec 2017
Drawn from the British Council Collection, the exhibition presents four major suites of artists prints produced by David Hockney from 1961 1977. United by their reference to historical works of literature and art, these prints were produced during the first two decades of Hockney s career when he established his international reputation as a Pop artist. A selection of Hockney s more personal works from the private collection of ...
30 Parke Street, Katoomba, NSW, 2780
Blackheath History Forum: Recovering the Hawkesbury's Vanished Places - Four River Stories
Sat 21st Oct 2017
Grace is fascinated by lost places: the physical processes and politics by which one landscape succeeds another over time; the way we can read markers of earlier, phases in later landscapes; and the impacts these vast changes have on people. Her talk will present and discuss four elemental stories from her forthcoming book People of the River (Allen and Unwin), a history of Aboriginal and settler peoples on the ...
Corner Leichhardt Street and the Great Western Highway, Blackheath, NSW, 2785
Cass Eager and The Velvet Rope with Special Guest Andie
Sun 22nd Oct 2017
Named by Timber and Steel as Janis Joplin and Ben Harper s love-child , Cass Eager s mix of raw blues, husky soul and light-hearted ditties are all punctuated with her unique whisky-soaked vocals. In 2015/2016 Cass supported Michael Franti and Spearhead, G Love and Special Sauce and JJ Grey and Mofro, performing with Kristy Lee and Irish Mythen on their Bluesfest shows/sideshows. A finalist for Best Group and ...
Gang Gang Street, Katoomba, NSW, 2780
Back to Hartley
Sun 29th Oct 2017 to Sun 16th Sep 2018
Back to Hartley is a community event to promote their heritage and raising funds for local charities/not for profit groups. It will also celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the National Parks and Wildlife Service. Entry is AUD5 per car, all monies raised will be donated the Lithgow Highland Band. Back to Hartley is a day of family fun and entertainment with something for every age member of the family ...
Old Great Western Highway, Hartley, NSW, 2790
Botanica and Birdlife
Wed 1st Nov 2017 to Thu 30th Nov 2017
Birds are natural companions of every landscaped, tamed or wild garden. The Visitor Centre exhibition space will feature depictions of the flora and birdlife of the Blue Mountains environment in many genres including floral artistry, woven objects and feather work. Additional sites around the Garden will contain harmonious unions with ephemeral works in natural materials or mixed media. ...
Old Bells Line of Road, Mount Tomah, NSW, 2758
Blackheath Rhododendron Festival
Sat 4th Nov 2017
During the Annual Rhododendron Festival the Blackheath village comes alive with entertainment and street stalls. The Grand Parade will take place on the first Saturday in November. The Annual Art Show will be held at the Blackheath Community Centre with all items are for sale with over 300 exhibits including traditional and contemporary works. During the festival, there will be varied stalls, activities and music for all the family. Other ...
Wentworth Street, Blackheath, NSW, 2785
Editor in Residence November: Natalie Muller
Sat 4th Nov 2017
For aspiring writers who want assistance and tips on writing and editing, Blue Mountains Library s resident editor, Natalie Muller, is back in 2017. Natalie offers affordable, expert advice to writers and authors in the Mountains and has considerable experience in professional writing and has been published in a variety of sources from Narrator Magazine to The Australian as well as holding a Masters in Creative Writing. Natalie can offer ...
30 Parke Street, Katoomba, NSW, 2780
Blue Mountains Artfest
Fri 10th Nov 2017 to Sun 12th Nov 2017
Blue Mountains ArtFest is an annual weekend art festival that celebrates the talents of local and regional Australian artists and artisans in the context of a school community event. During the weekend there is ample opportunity to purchase over 200 quality artworks and exquisite handcrafts at affordable prices - just in time for Christmas! There are art and craft workshops to take part in, entertainment to relax to and delicious ...
Falls Road, Wentworth Falls, NSW, 2782
Chocolate and Cello: Vivaldi, Vivaldi, Vivaldi for Two Cellos
Sat 11th Nov 2017 to Sat 18th Nov 2017
Enjoy a wonderful performance with Georg Mertens and Trish McMeekin in the 100 year old former Presbyterian Church, now Josophan s Gingerbread House. This event includes the concert plus Josophan's hot chocolate shot and fine chocolate on arrival, dessert in candlelight at the long oak table at Intermission and take home chocolate. Bookings essential. See website for more details. ...
Lurline Street, Katoomba, NSW, 2780
Blue Mountains Ukulele Festival
Fri 9th Feb 2018 to Sun 11th Feb 2018
The Blue Mountains Ukulele Group presents one of the most unique and fun events of the year with the Annual Blue Mountains Ukulele Festival. The festival is the largest ukulele festival in the world with over 100 acts across nine stages and thousands of visitors taking in the ukulele fun. The festival opens Friday night at 7pm, with a dinner and show (bookings required at the Carrington Hotel). All are welcome to ...
The Carrington Hotel and Carrington Place, Katoomba, NSW, 2780
Embrace Life Festival: Blue Mountains
Sun 25th Feb 2018
*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** Embrace Life Festivals are a Gratitude event. Gratitude the world's first Co-Operative movement focused on increasing gratitude on a global scale. These local, boutique festivals are about creating experiences, so you can explore, immerse and connect with what is available in your community in the area of health, wellbeing, creativity, personal development and spirituality. On the last Sunday in February celebrate the Blue Mountains ...
1 Sublime Point, Leura, NSW, 2780
Blue Mountains Music Festival
Sat 24th Mar 2018 to Sat 24th Mar 2018
Blue Mountains Music Festival of Folk, Blues and Roots is a three day festival of folk, roots and blues music, featuring selected artists from around the world and across Australia. In a variety of venues in Katoomba, see and hear world class musicians in an intimate and relaxed atmosphere that has been raved about by both performers and audiences. All weekend the site is alive with the sounds of acoustic ...
Lurline Street, Katoomba, NSW, 2780
bentART
Fri 8th Jun 2018 to Sun 10th Jun 2018
*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** bentART was established in the Blue Mountains in 2005 to celebrate works in the visual arts of Australian Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) artists. Each year over the June long weekend, the annual four day bentART exhibition is held in the Blue Mountains. bentART is focused on encouraging, promoting and supporting the visual art of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Queer ...
217-219 Great Western Highway, Wentworth Falls, NSW, 2782
Blue Mountains Billy Cart Bash
Mon 23rd Jul 2018
*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** Picture this...It's a beautiful crisp July day, skies are clear and there is the crunch of leaves underfoot as contestants walk up to the start line with a freshly painted billy cart in tow. The smell of the sausage sizzle firing away in the background, and there is still the faint taste of fairy floss in the air. Suddenly ...
Buttenshaw Park, Springwood, NSW, 2777
Blackheath Choir Festival
Sun 26th Aug 2018
*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** The Blackheath Choir Festival is always held over the last weekend in August. The choirs will perform individually, between them singing ancient, modern, classical, folk, pop, comedy, opera, jazz, cabaret, traditional, chamber, gospel, world music and original compositions. See the web site for more details. 'The friendliest choir festival in the world' is not a competition - it's all about the music! ...
Gardiner Crescent, Blackheath, NSW, 2785