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.

Please click here to find out our events

Blue Mountains Radio Players
Tue 24th Oct 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 Grand Canyon: pop up exhibition
Sat 28th Oct 2017 to Wed 29th Nov 2017
Take part in this pop up exhibition, marking the 110th anniversary of one of their most popular walks. The exhibition is open for a limited time only, and captures the unique heritage of Grand Canyon walking track. Learn how traditional track building techniques have been used by NPWS in their 10-year renovation of this iconic walk. The exhibition is also available for show at other venues. Contact Blue Mountains Heritage ...
Govetts Leap Road, Blackheath, NSW, 2785
Back to Hartley
Sun 29th Oct 2017
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
Breaking Bread - Theatrical Performance
Fri 3rd Nov 2017
Produced by Margaret Davis, this event features four Blue Mountains theatre professionals, each performing a monologue specially written for them by a gifted local writer about food: Wild Oyster by Ryan Patrick Devlin, performed by Tiriel Mora; Soap Sandwiches by Lisa Dowling, performed by Shane Porteous; Onions by Amanda Kaye, performed by Jade Fuda; A Life in Ten Meals by Julian Leatherdale, performed by Andrew McDonell. ...
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
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
Blackheath Growers Market
Sun 12th Nov 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
Bog Garden Bash
Sat 2nd Dec 2017 to Sat 2nd Dec 2017
Join Senior Horticulturist Mat Murray on a guided tour of the Bog Garden at the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden as he describes the collection and discusses the relevance of the Bog in the Garden and its place in carnivorous plant conservation. ...
Bells Line of Road, Mount Tomah, NSW, 2758
A Very Kransky Christmas - Blue Mountains
Wed 6th Dec 2017
Cloistered in the old rickety family house in their home town of Esk in Queensland, the musical sisters traditional Christmas festivities have until now been shrouded in secrecy. For this very special season they let you into their world of egg nog, panty-hose and painted chokos. From Enya to Silent Night, Daft Punk to The Twelve Days Of Christmas, these dysfunctional sisters take family get-togethers to a new ...
107 Macquarie Road, Springwood, NSW, 2777
Carnivorous Considerations
Sat 9th Dec 2017 to Sat 9th Dec 2017
Join Senior Horticulturist Damien Vella for a carnivorous plants workshop. Damien will describe the genus of carnivorous plants, discuss local and global threats and provide tips on growing and propagating, finishing with a tour of the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden Bog Garden. ...
Bells Line of Road, Mount Tomah, NSW, 2758
Christmas Celebration at Echoes Boutique Hotel
Mon 25th Dec 2017 to Mon 25th Dec 2017
Enjoy a delectable Christmas five course degustation lunch whilst overlooking the amazing views of the Jamison Valley and complete with the traditional Christmas decorations, bon bons and even a special visit from Santa for the children. Echoes Restaurant Christmas Five Course Dinner Enjoy a delectable Christmas five course degustation dinner with a glass of sparkling cocktail whilst overlooking the amazing views of the Jamison Valley and complete with the traditional Christmas ...
3 Lilianfels Avenue, Katoomba, NSW, 2780
Boxing Day Celebration at Hydro Majestic Hotel
Tue 26th Dec 2017
Wintergarden High Tea: Take full advantage of the holiday season and extend the celebrations into Boxing Day. Enjoy High Tea and a glass of sparkling arrival whilst enjoying the stunning panoramic views overlooking the Megalong Valley. Boxing Day Two Course Lunch at the Boiler House: Why not take full advantage of the holiday season and extend the celebrations into Boxing Day. Indulge a special two Course Lunch and a glass of sparkling arrival ...
52-88 Great Western Highway, Medlow Bath, 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
AusCamino Festival
Sat 24th Feb 2018
The AusCamino Festival is a four day festival held in the Australian Blue Mountains to celebrate the Camino pilgrim trails, and all the pilgrim experiences while journeying on the Camino pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela in Spain. A great opportunity to learn more about the Camino or to relive the phenomenal experiences had by prior pilgrims. ...
56 Govetts Leap Road, Blackheath, NSW, 2785
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