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.

Blue Mountains Radio Players
Tue 27th Jun 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
Kurt Sorensen: Solitude is Desolation
Tue 27th Jun 2017 to Sun 2nd Jul 2017
Drawing upon the historical newspaper account of the disappearance of David and Emily Jane Joel near Wentworth Falls in 1918, Kurt Sorensen combines experimental analogue photography, video and sound works to explore the often uneasy relationship of colonial European settlers with the Blue Mountains environment. Sorensen s current work is created through researching historical colonial texts such as newspapers, state archives or journals and looking for specific instances of misadventure in ...
30 Parke Street, Katoomba, NSW, 2780
Wunderkammer
Tue 27th Jun 2017 to Sun 27th Aug 2017
Everglades Historic House and Gardens will provoke and challenge environmental change by opening its closet to a secret stash of exotic animals. The Wunderkammer (meaning "closet of secrets'') exhibition of ethically-sourced taxidermied animals by artist Rod McRae consists of 15 portals into what was, what is and what could be. Each work explores an animal "issue using real preserved animal bodies (taxidermy) to tell their stories including trophy hunting, displacement ...
37 Everglades Avenue, Leura, NSW, 2780
Art from the Birds: Nests and Bowers
Tue 27th Jun 2017 to Sun 23rd Jul 2017
Birds are artists and architects. With just beaks and feet, they build cosy nests that are both functional and beautiful. The clever bowerbird family even creates love arbours thoughtfully decorated with precious items to impress. Take advantage of Fiona Lumsden s 40 years experience in the field, observing and painting birds, to delve into the world of birds and their creations as inspiration for your own art. ...
Bells Line of Road, Mount Tomah, NSW, 2758
Mountain Explorers
Tue 27th Jun 2017 to Thu 31st Aug 2017
Follow the map to find the five trail stops and enjoy fun hands-on activities to learn about some weird and amazing plants. Answer the quiz questions to solve the puzzle and win a prize! ...
Bells Line of Road, Mount Tomah, NSW, 2758
Wentworth Falls Country Club: Wednesday half price meals
Wed 28th Jun 2017 to Wed 18th Apr 2018
Don't feel like cooking or cleaning but don't want to spend too much money eating out? Join them for delicious Wednesday night dinners at half price! Restaurant is open from 6-8pm. Please book on the number provided. ...
206-220 Blaxland Road, Wentworth Falls, NSW, 2782
Dinah Johanson Earth
Thu 29th Jun 2017 to Sun 23rd Jul 2017
Earth features oil paintings by artist Dinah Johanson, based on field studies made in the Blue Mountains, Lanzarote (Canary Islands) and the Himalayas. Johanson s art is about rocks: volcanoes, chasms, cliffs, lava tubes and scattered tuff are all external markers of the underlying geological forces that have shaped, and continue to shape the earth. It is evolution from a mineral perspective. Previously Johanson s art practice depicted erosion and ...
104 Macquarie Road, Springwood, NSW, 2777
Works on Paper from East to West - Michiyo Miwa
Thu 29th Jun 2017 to Sun 23rd Jul 2017
Japanese inkwash painting (Sumi-e or Suiboku-ga) originated from China. Sumi-e is the expression of the essence of the object in the very moment by using Sumi (ink) in black and shades of grey on white paper. Living in the Blue Mountains, Michiyo Miwa is mesmerised by the rugged beauty of the landscape and what nature presents: stark contrast of light and shadow in one moment, subtle shades of grey in ...
104 Macquarie Road, Springwood, NSW, 2777
Thursday night Trivia
Thu 29th Jun 2017 to Thu 19th Apr 2018
Come along to unwind and give your brain a workout at the same time. Trivia from 6:30pm. Restaurant is open from 6-8pm. They have lots of fun, so don't miss out. Please book on the number provided. ...
206-220 Blaxland Road, Wentworth Falls, NSW, 2782
Luba Bosch - Do Not Touch
Thu 29th Jun 2017 to Sun 23rd Jul 2017
Fragments of fragile and fluid beauty collide with the harsh and angular in this bristling installation. The works in this exhibition are a result of an exploration of the exquisite beauty of the natural world and the form and function of cacti. These works are metaphors for themes of otherness, exotic invaders, survival in a harsh environment, ugliness and beauty and challenging, preconceived visual perceptions. Recycled materials are cleaned, sliced, crushed, ...
104 Macquarie Road, Springwood, NSW, 2777
Friday Night Live Music: Wentworth Falls Country Club
Fri 30th Jun 2017 to Fri 20th Apr 2018
Come and unwind from your week with them at WFCC while enjoying some live music. Music starts from 7pm. Restaurant has delicious food and is open from 6-8pm. They suggest booking a table on the number provided. Please note that Karaoke replaces live music on the first Friday of each month. ...
206-220 Blaxland Road, Wentworth Falls, NSW, 2782
Yulefest - Christmas In July at Hydro Majestic Hotel
Sat 1st Jul 2017 to Sat 29th Jul 2017
Hydro Majestic Yulefest Five Course Degustation Dinner Available every Friday and Saturday during July from 6.00pm to 9.00pm. This annual event held in the Blue Mountains returns to the Hydro Majestic perfect for family, friends and couples to indulge in a decadent five course Christmas dinner with all the trimmings, using the freshest local ingredients. Upon arrival to the Hydro Majestic you enter via the Casino Lobby featuring the iconic domed roof ...
52-88 Great Western Highway, Medlow Bath, NSW, 2780
The Goon Show Live! at Yulefest
Sat 1st Jul 2017 to Sat 29th Jul 2017
The Goon Show Live! is the perfect comedy entertainment, with high energy and snappy one-liners that you will be quoting for days, weeks and months to come - forever; ensuring a great night& one that you will remember. Based on the original cult BBC series which starred Spike Milligan, Peter Sellers and Harry Secombe; the shows include specially re-engineered sound effects. Every year Christmas at Blue Mountains programme features popular episodes ...
Corner Gang Gang and Lurline Streets, Katoomba, NSW, 2780
National Photographic Portrait Prize
Sat 1st Jul 2017 to Sun 13th Aug 2017
Blue Mountains City Art Gallery is the first venue in The National Photographic Portrait Prize 2017 tour. The exhibition is selected from a national field of entries, reflecting the distinctive vision of Australia's aspiring and professional portrait photographers and the unique nature of their subjects. A National Portrait Gallery exhibition. ...
30 Parke Street, Katoomba, NSW, 2780
The Tablelands Way Oberon Farmers Markets
Sat 1st Jul 2017 to Sat 5th May 2018
Sample a smorgasbord of local produce at The Tablelands Way Oberon Farmers Markets. Each month the lovely quaint grounds at St Barnabas Church become a flurry of activity complete with some truly delightful smells which lure passers by to come for a look, and end up leaving with an armload of locally produced goodies. Around 30 stalls gather under the canopy of trees in the charming grounds all year around, ...
Ross Street, Oberon, NSW, 2787
The Coconut Kids Blue Mountains Tour and Belle Jar in concert
Sun 2nd Jul 2017
Fusion Boutique Presents The Coconut Kids (Belgium, Ireland and Adelaide!) Blue Mountains Tour and Special Guests Belle Jar live in Concert at Junction 142. Infectiously fun and outrageously different, The Coconut Kids are an eclectic group that defy genres and styles. They ve been wooing audiences across Australia and beyond with their own blend of French-influenced world folk using ukulele, brass, bass, keys, violin, mandolin and powerful vocals. The kids ...
142 Katoomba Street, Katoomba, NSW, 2780
Mossy Monsters
Wed 5th Jul 2017 to Wed 12th Jul 2017
Led by their experienced and enthusiastic educators, kids will explore The Jungle rainforest to hunt for some of the world s most ancient life-forms moss, lichen and ferns. Then they ll get creative to make their own mossy monster to take home! ...
Bells Line of Road, Mount Tomah, NSW, 2758
NAIDOC Aboriginal Heritage Tour
Wed 5th Jul 2017
Join Brenden Moore, Biripi man and a Simon from Taree, for a NAIDOC Aboriginal Heritage Tour of the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden. On this fascinating, immersive tour, you'll gain insight into part of the richly diverse history and culture of the Aboriginal People of Australia. Explore nature s connections with the strong Aboriginal history and community on the Garden's Darug Trail, that Brenden helped build. Experience Aboriginal cultural practice - the ...
Bells Line of Road, Mount Tomah, NSW, 2758
Karaoke: Wentworth Falls Country Club
Fri 7th Jul 2017 to Fri 6th Apr 2018
Come along to the Wentworth Falls Country Club for Karaoke on the first Friday night of each month. This is a great fun night. Restaurant is open from 6-8pm - come and try their delicious food! They suggest booking on the number provided. ...
206-220 Blaxland Road, Wentworth Falls, NSW, 2782
A Bloody Dickens Christmas
Fri 7th Jul 2017 to Fri 28th Jul 2017
A Murder Mystery Dinner. You are invited to a unique Yulefest Blue Mountains dinner experience and leap into the spirit of Christmas-in-July by dressing up as one of Charles Dickens characters you might be Miss Havisham or Estella from Great Expectations, or perhaps you ll play Mr. Bah Humbug himself, Ebenezer Scrooge of A Christmas Carol infamy. Over a traditional two course Christmas dinner, you and your fellow Dickens ...
194-196 Great Western Highway, Blackheath, NSW, 2785
The Umbilical Brothers: Speedmouse (Blue Mountain Theatre)
Fri 7th Jul 2017
It's legendary and it's live. Direct from another off-Broadway season in New York and an appearance on the Colbert show, the Umbies' most beloved show is back. The Sydney Morning Herald described it as "Marcel Marceau on really good drugs". 'Nuff said. The Umbilical Brothers are an international comedy phenomenon who have so far won a couple of BAFTAs, an Emmy, the Critics' Choice at Edinburgh Fringe and the Helpmann ...
108 Macquarie Road, Springwood, NSW, 2777
NAIDOC Kids Aboriginal Language
Sat 8th Jul 2017
NAIDOC Aboriginal Language Treasure Hunt is a fun interactive game of learning traditional Aboriginal languages using plants, animals and country. Come along as they look at country through Aboriginal eyes exploring together you will all journey through the Dharug Country through the Yenmara Bembulra Dharug. Walk through the Botanic Tales Trails finding rock engravings hidden within the Bush tucker Garden within beautiful Mt Tomah Botanic Garden. So come along and ...
Bells Line of Road, Mount Tomah, NSW, 2758
Editor in Residence: Natalie Muller
Sat 8th Jul 2017
For aspiring writers who want assistance and tips on writing and editing, Blue Mountains Library s resident editor, Natalie Muller, is back. 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 advice on ...
30 Parke Street, Katoomba, NSW, 2780
Tracey Moffatt from the MAMA collection: Katoomba
Sat 8th Jul 2017 to Sun 13th Aug 2017
Tracey Moffatt is one of Australia's most successful international artists, known for her film, photography and video works. Drawing on cinema, television and the media, her art is equally inspired by popular culture, recollections from her childhood and art history. The exhibition is drawn from the collection of the Murray Art Museum Albury (MAMA), and features photographs from Moffatt's Something More, Scarred for Life and Some Lads series. Moffatt began ...
30 Parke Street, Katoomba, NSW, 2780
Blackheath Growers Market
Sun 9th Jul 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
Lulo Reinhardt and Bart Stenhouse: The Wentworth Falls School of Arts
Thu 13th Jul 2017
United in virtuosity for a national tour, is the Lulo Reinhardt (innovator of "Latin Swing" and nephew of the immortalised king of Gypsy jazz, Jango Reinhardt) with Australia's Bart Stenhouse, multi- instrumentalist and film score composer. With a shared aptitude for fusing styles, including flamenco, Nth Indian classical, Latin and Brazilian jazz, they also give a solid nod to gypsy influences. Lulo Reinhardt is one of the foremost authentic and distinctive ...
217 Great Western Highway, Wentworth Falls, NSW, 2782
Nature Drawing Workshop with Fiona Lumsden
Sun 16th Jul 2017
Join Fiona for a nature drawing workshop and take advantage of her 40 years experience in the field, observing and painting birds, to delve into the world of birds and their creations as inspiration for your own art. ...
Bells Line of Road, Mount Tomah, NSW, 2758
Cello and Chocolate - Elgar, Haydn, Monn, Kol Nidrei, Bach, Popper
Sat 22nd Jul 2017
Enjoy the extraordinary sounds of the cello and keyboard with Georg Mertens and Gavin Tipping in the 100 year old former Presbyterian Church, now Josophan s Gingerbread House. Guests are welcomed with Josophan's hot chocolate shot and fine chocolate on arrival, can indulge in an amazing dessert at Intermission and receive a cello-chocolate to take home (gluten free and vegan options available - please mention when booking). Time: 7.30pm. Bookings ...
Lurline Street, Katoomba, NSW, 2780
Blue Mountains Billy Cart Bash
Sun 23rd Jul 2017
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 there's those three little words. "Ready. Set. Go!" The ...
Buttenshaw Park, Springwood, NSW, 2777
Tim Newman: Interplay - Light
Thu 27th Jul 2017 to Sun 20th Aug 2017
The work in this exhibition explores the interaction of light and dark in the landscape. The emphasis is on painting using mixed media in an expressive/abstract style on canvas and paper. Light only exists when placed against darkness. The interplay between the two is how we see the world. Positive and negative space are equally important yet have very different roles. Our eye is attracted to light. The challenge here is ...
104 Macquarie Road, Springwood, NSW, 2777
Bron Newman: Interplay - Surface
Thu 27th Jul 2017 to Sun 20th Aug 2017
Bron Newman s work focuses on surface; the contrast between the shapes, patterns and textures of nature with the shapes, textures and intricate patterns formed by the built, industrial landscape. Nature is reduced to an almost abstract surface depiction, and the commonplace and ordinary of the built-environment in the landscape takes on another perspective when depicted in different ways. These include a loose and expressive manner to a more structured ...
104 Macquarie Road, Springwood, NSW, 2777
The Creative Collective: Stories from Leaves
Thu 27th Jul 2017 to Sun 20th Aug 2017
The Creative Collective consists of eight professional women, in the teaching and design fields. Over the past year, the group have met regularly in the Blue Mountains, in their homes and surrounds, to bond and encourage each other on their artistic journey. Stories from Leaves shares their discoveries of creative growth and inspired connections with their community. Highlighting natural scenes and textures, each artist has been inspired by the environment ...
104 Macquarie Road, Springwood, NSW, 2777
Kitty Flanagan: Smashing (Springwood)
Fri 28th Jul 2017
A Brand New Show Love songs, sex, algorithms, chimps, clowns and psychics, everything is getting "smashed". Leave the kids at home unless you fancy them getting a real Flanagan style education. Recommended for Mature Audiences 15+ Duration: 1hr 20 mins (no interval) ...
108 Macquarie Road, Springwood, NSW, 2777
Blackheath History Forum: The History behind SBS s Who Do You Think You Are
Sat 29th Jul 2017
Ever wondered who supplied the history for SBS's "Who Do You Think You Are?"? Come behind the scenes with Linda Emery, one of the series' lead researchers, to find out how the programs are made and what the celebrity subjects make of their family histories. Time: Doors open 3.30pm, talk starts 4pm. ...
Corner Leichhardt Street and Great Western Highway, Blackheath, NSW, 2785
The Annual Blue Mountains Elvis Festival
Thu 3rd Aug 2017 to Sun 6th Aug 2017
The Blue Mountains Elvis Festival's main venues this year are the Wentworth Falls Country Club and the Palais Royale Hotel, Katoomba, with additional shows at the Family Hotel and other venues in and around Katoomba. The Festival includes four major shows at the Wentworth Falls Country Club and seven major shows at the Palais Royale, plus the Sing Like Elvis competition and the opening night dinner dance. Jack Gatto, Marcus Jackson, and ...
206-220 Blaxland Road, Wentworth Falls, NSW, 2782
The Buzz on Native Bees with Megan Halcroft
Sat 5th Aug 2017
Join Megan Halcroft PhD to learn about bees and how they drive biodiversity and support food security. While most bees live solitary lives and don t store honey, they are the world s most efficient flower pollinators. They are beautiful, diverse and fascinating to watch with about 200 species of native bees calling Sydney and the surrounding regions home. Learn how to encourage many bee species into the garden by ...
Old Bells Line of Road, Mount Tomah, NSW, 2758
My Friend The Chocolate Cake at Blue Mountains Theatre
Fri 11th Aug 2017
My Friend The Chocolate Cake launch the new album The Revival Meeting . The song writing genius of David Bridie combined with the glorious strings of Helen Mountfort s cello and Hope Csutoros violin are high in the curious collision of elements that have made My Friend The Chocolate Cake a sure concert draw, triple ARIA winners and a vivid presence on countless film and TV soundtracks these last ...
108 Macquarie Road, Springwood, NSW, 2777
Mark Tedeschi QC, Murder at Myall Creek: Author Talk
Sat 12th Aug 2017
An author talk presented by Mark Tedeschi, QC. The most sensational trial of mass murder in Australia s legal history occurred in 1838 when eleven convicts and former convicts were put on trial for the murder of 28 Aboriginal men, women and children at Myall Creek. Whilst Macquarie is remembered for his building projects and expanding the boundaries of the colony, John Hubert Plunkett (prosecutor and Attorney General of New ...
30 Parke Street, Katoomba, NSW, 2780
Blackheath History Forum: New Models of Colonisation: the Vandemonian Frontier
Sat 12th Aug 2017
We've all grown up with Australia's foundation stories about our discoverers and explorers, the reasons for their journeys, and their first contacts with the first Australians. But just how accurate and insightful are these narratives? Historian Nick Brodie has some new and challenging ideas you're sure to find interesting. Time: Doors open 3.30pm, talk starts 4pm. ...
Corner Leichhardt Street and Great Western Highway, Blackheath, NSW, 2785
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Day Parade and Service
Sun 13th Aug 2017
The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Day Parade and Service commemorates the Battle of Long Tan, the most significant engagement by Australian Forces during the Vietnam War on 18 August 1966. Each year on the closest Sunday, Vietnam Veterans gather at the War Memorial for a commemorative service and wreath laying. This year the event will start with the parade and service in Macquarie Road Springwood from 11am to 12.30pm. ...
Macquarie Road, Springwood, NSW, 2777
Mountains of Stories Creative Writing Workshop: Essentials of Fiction with Keith Whelan
Sat 19th Aug 2017
Writers keen to explore this genre will benefit from Keith s extensive experience in writing and in the academic field of writing. Keith has a Degree in Journalism and Media Studies from Griffith College, Ireland and has worked for several national and local newspapers as well as freelancing and teaching creative writing for the past eight years in Ireland and Australia. He has also authored and co-authored books in Ireland ...
104 Macquarie Road, Springwood, NSW, 2777
Julie Harris Exhibition: The Strip Suite
Sat 19th Aug 2017 to Sun 8th Oct 2017
For this exhibition Julie Harris combines recent abstract paintings and sculptural pieces all referencing the same motif: the strip or ribbon. Harris has intuitively incorporated this linear element in ever increasing ways over the last three years, layering it onto a more organic ground. The motif signifies her immediate environment in its most basic form whether vertical or horizontal the strips describe features such as: her studio louvre ...
30 Parke Street, Katoomba, NSW, 2780
Daffodil Discovery Walk
Sat 19th Aug 2017
Join their Horticulturist on a guided walk discovering the delightful winter/spring bulbs on display at the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden, Mount Tomah. Learn about some of the varieties which are growing at Mount Tomah. ...
Bells Line of Road, Mount Tomah, NSW, 2758
Cello and Chocolate From Beethoven to Brazil
Sat 19th Aug 2017
Enjoy the extraordinary sounds of the cello and guitar with Georg Mertens and Giuseppi Zangari in the 100 year old former Presbyterian Church, now Josophan s Gingerbread House. Georg Mertens toured Germany, France, Scandinavia, Switzerland, but is best known for his series of hundreds of cello solo concerts at Jenolan Caves. Giuseppe Zangari is lecturer for Classical guitar at the University Newcastle and also performs with the Sydney Symphony ...
56 Waratah Street, Katoomba, NSW, 2780
Daffodil Festival
Sat 19th Aug 2017 to Sun 27th Aug 2017
With optimum growing conditions, the Garden will be transformed by a sea of golden hues as plantings of daffodils erupt in bloom. Enjoy a picnic, take some photos or simply enjoy the mass plantings. View the many varieties of cut flowers in the Visitor Centre with cut flowers and potted Daffodils available for purchase along with Cancer Council by purchasing Daffodil Day merchandise. For a small fee, book in for ...
Bells Line of Road, Mount Tomah, NSW, 2758
The Davidson Brothers in intimate acoustic concert
Sat 19th Aug 2017
The Davidson Brothers are considered two of Australia s most highly driven and well respected bluegrass musicians. Hamish and Lachie were raised in the rural Victorian town of Yinnar and began performing and recording in 1998. Since then, they ve toured the United States, Europe, appeared on the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville and toured their band extensively across Australia. Mostly self-taught, multi-Instrumentalists, both Hamish (fiddle, banjo, guitar, dobro, vocals) and Lachlan ...
65 Katoomba Street, Katoomba, NSW, 2780
Leahlani Johnson Exhibition: However late it may seem
Sat 19th Aug 2017 to Sun 8th Oct 2017
Leahlani Johnson s However late it may seem is an exhibition of new, site specific installation work that combines ceramics, painting, plant material and moving image to investigate the paradoxical nature of time. ...
30 Parke Street, Katoomba, NSW, 2780
Gondwana Garden Family Day
Sat 19th Aug 2017
Take a trip through time to the ancient land of Gondwana for a fantastic family day of hands-on science fun at the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden! See Australian dinosaurs and megafauna come to life throughout the Garden with their amazing new augmented reality app Jurassic Garden. Join them for exciting and spectacular science shows, hands-on activities, demonstrations, talks and walks! Special guests in the jam-packed schedule include the Australian Museum, the ...
Bells Line of Road, Mount Tomah, NSW, 2758
Blue Mountains Artists Network: The Elements Earth, Water, Air, Fire
Thu 24th Aug 2017 to Sun 17th Sep 2017
Ancient cultures refined the complexity of all matter into four elements - earth, water, air and fire. Each physical element related to philosophical, mythological and cosmological concepts. Aboriginal culture recognises the infinity of relationships between all of the elements, and their shaping of human activities, cultures and beliefs. In the immensity of the Blue Mountains natural environment, the elements of earth, water, air and fire surround. In the daily experience, people ...
104 Macquarie Road, Springwood, NSW, 2777
Blackheath History Forum: When Atomic Thunder Rolled Across Australia
Sat 26th Aug 2017
Elizabeth Tynan's Maralinga has been a critical and popular success. Come hear Liz as she lays out the extraordinary story of how and why Australia allowed itself to become a test site for nuclear explosions, and the tragic consequences it has had for our history and those who were directly exposed to its effects. Time: Doors open 3.30pm, talk starts 4pm. ...
Corner Leichhardt Street and Great Western Highway, Blackheath, NSW, 2785
Growing Bulbs
Sat 26th Aug 2017
Join their Horticulturist to learn the secrets to bulb growing success. Learn about general cultivation and care tips for growing both spring and summer flowering bulbs with a hands on propagation workshop. ...
Bells Line of Road, Mount Tomah, NSW, 2758
Festival of Romantic Song - Phoenix Choir
Sat 26th Aug 2017
This festival of Romantic song focuses on works by Schubert and Mendelssohn. It encompasses every type of choral writing from the popular Ave Maria, a Schubert Lied, to the gushing melodies of Mendelssohn s large-scale Psalm 42, Wie der Hirsch schreit. Complementing these works the chamber choir will sing Durufle s Quatre motets sur des the mes gre goriens, and there is also a sneak preview of our ...
Gardiner Crescent, Blackheath, NSW, 2785
Daffodils at Rydal
Sat 9th Sep 2017 to Sun 17th Sep 2017
Thousands of daffodils in all shapes and colours, combined with colourful gardens, music, food, village heritage and rural landscapes, make Daffodils at Rydal a destination for a day or a weekend. Daffodils at Rydal is spread over two weekends to showcase the daffodils at their best. An entry fee gives admission to all the gardens, the music and other attractions (except the Sculpture Garden which has a separate entry fee). You ...
Bathurst Street, Rydal, NSW, 2790
Leura Gardens Festival
Sat 30th Sep 2017 to Sun 8th Oct 2017
Think Spring ... Think Leura. The 53rd Leura Gardens Festival promises to maintain the high standard of past festivals with several beautiful new gardens for visitors to enjoy as well as a good selection of old favourites. The Upper Blue Mountains in the spring is a feast of new growth, masses of flowers, gorgeous bulbs and an amazing variety of cold climate plants including wonderful deciduous trees, which will just be coming ...
Leura Mall, Leura, NSW, 2780
Friday the 13th Myths Legends and Skywatching
Fri 13th Oct 2017
For decades, there have been hundreds of reports of black panthers, yowies, UFOs and ghostly sightings throughout the Blue Mountains. Join your local guide Paranormal Pete (aka Pete Clifford) as he returns to his roots to lead a creepy Friday the 13th night of myths, legends, ghost stories and sky watching. Visit areas of the vast Greater Blue Mountains wilderness where strange sightings have been reported and hear about Pete's own dead-of-night ...
Corner Civic Place and Station Street, Katoomba, NSW, 2780
RedAss Downhill Enduro State Round Two: Lithgow
Sat 14th Oct 2017 to Sun 15th Oct 2017
Round two of the RedAss Downhill Enduro Series will be held at the Pony Express Track in Lithgow. With successful state races being held in Lithgow every year since 2012, the downhill racing circus is coming back for more and the local Central Tablelands MTB Club will once again be the hosts together with the Pony Club. Organisers Rocky Trail and NSW MTB are expecting more than 150 racers to the ...
Hassans Walls Road, Lithgow, NSW, 2790
RedAss Downhill Enduro Series Finale
Sat 14th Oct 2017 to Sun 15th Oct 2017
The RedAss Downhill Enduro Series will come to Lithgow 14 and 15 October 2017. Downhill racers from all over NSW and the ACT will be summoned for an action-packed weekend at the Lithgow Pony Express downhill track, hosted by the local Central Tablelands Mountain Bike Club in cooperation with the Lithgow Pony Club at Hassans Walls Road. The two-day event will have its participants across all age divisions practice on ...
, Hassans Walls, NSW, 2790
Mayfield Garden Spring Festival
Sat 14th Oct 2017 to Sun 29th Oct 2017
The Garden is one of the world's largest privately owned cool climate gardens and is home to a private garden, and Mayfield Garden which is a year-round visitor experience. Mayfield Garden Spring Festival offer visitors a rare chance to experience the expansive private family garden beyond Mayfield Garden. See the vibrant spring colours across over 160 acres (64 hectares) of manicured garden. Private Garden is made available for 16 days each ...
530 Mayfield Road, Oberon, NSW, 2787
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
The Foghorn Stringband (USA) in concert
Sat 21st Oct 2017
The Foghorn Stringband is the present day gold standard for real-deal hard-hitting genuine old-time American string band music, with eight albums, thousands of shows, over 15 years of touring under their belts, and an entirely new generation of roots musicians following their lead. American roots music is a diverse and never-ending well of inspiration, and Foghorn Stringband continually and obsessively draws from old-time, bluegrass, classic country, and Cajun music traditions in ...
Corner of Lurline and Gang Gang Streets, Katoomba, NSW, 2780
National Cool Climate Wine and Food Festival
Sat 21st Oct 2017
The Cool Climate Wine Show has teamed up with Mayfield to create the Cool Climate Wine and Food Festival to celebrate world class cool climate wines from over 15 cool climate vineyards, craft beer and cider stalls gourmet, along with 10 local and premium food trucks all in one spectacular location Mayfield Garden. The best of local bands will keep you entertained. For the wine aficionados, there are wine ...
530 Mayfield Road, Oberon, NSW, 2787
Lithgow Halloween
Sat 28th Oct 2017
Lithgow Main Street will be overrun with freaky fiends, ghouls, zombies and loveable fantasy. The main shopping area will be transformed into a fun-filled pedestrian zone with themed precincts, non-stop entertainment and a community Trick or Treat activity for children. ...
Main Street, Lithgow, NSW, 2790
Back to Hartley
Sun 29th Oct 2017
Back to Hartley is a community event to promote their heritage and raise funds for local charities. Entry is payable per car, with all monies raised going to charity. ( Note: 2017 charity is not confirmed yet) Back to Hartley is a day of fun and entertainment with something for every age member of the family to enjoy. Bring the whole family and all your friends too. Walk around the ...
Old Great Western Highway, Hartley, NSW, 2790
Glenbrook Spring Festival
Sat 11th Nov 2017
The Glenbrook Spring Festival is a festival of local art and craft focusing around fun, friendship and entertainment for all the family in Glenbrook, the Gateway Village to the Blue Mountains. The Festival is held on the second Saturday of November in each year. Bands, singers, dance groups, displays, large carnival with amusement rides, petting zoo, various street stalls, and locally made goods. A variety of food stalls will be running during the ...
Park and Ross Streets, Glenbrook, NSW, 2773
Radical Reels Tour - Katoomba
Wed 15th Nov 2017
Calling all adrenaline junkies: The Radical Reels Film Festival is back to set your pulse racing with nine of the world s best action sport films. This year, the line-up showcases heart-stopping action filled with wild rides, long ski lines, steep jumps, and skilful stunts. Each action-packed short has been handpicked from more than 300 entries to the recent Banff Mountain Festival (the largest and most prestigious mountain-adventure festival in the world). These ...
225 Great Western Highway, Katoomba, NSW, 2780
Summer Harvest Festival
Mon 8th Jan 2018 to Thu 8th Feb 2018
*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** Slow Food Blue Mountains presents this fun festival with the aim to educate and entertain guests about food with events relating to the use, preparation and consumption of food. The Summer Harvest Festival and events include an eclectic program of food related workshops and events from long lunches, food tastings, workshops and the famous Chooks Tour as the grand finale. See the ...
Various locations throughout the Blue Mountains, Katoomba, NSW, 2780
The Leura Shakespeare Festival
Sun 14th Jan 2018 to Mon 29th Jan 2018
*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** Sport for Jove s acclaimed Summer Shakespeare Season, has become a must-see on the NSW theatrical calendar. Summer Season will give these wonderful plays a vigorous outdoor life in the glorious surrounds of the Everglades Garden in Leura. Join us outdoors this summer for a rampaging look at Rome s eternal lessons for our contemporary lives. ...
Everglades Historic House and Gardens, Leura, NSW, 2780
Springwood Australia Day Festival
Fri 26th Jan 2018
The Australia Day Festival in Springwood features a stage with live music and dancers along with rides, stalls, barbecue and a bar. Australia Day in Springwood welcomes all members of the community to come together and celebrate living in Australia. Entry to event by donation. All proceeds raised from the event are donated to local Rural Fire Service brigades. ...
Burns Road, Springwood, NSW, 2777
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
Oberon Show
Sun 18th Feb 2018
*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** Oberon's annual Agricultural Show returns. Enjoy plenty of action and activity at the Oberon Show. A colourful showcase of country life with plenty of action and activity including dog championships, equestrian events, ute competition, stationary engines, fireworks, and a wonderful display of produce, flowers, and craft in the pavilion. Children can enjoy rides and sideshow alley as well as the animal nursery. ...
Oberon Show Grounds, Oberon, NSW, 2787
The Roaring 20s Festival and All That Jazz
Sun 25th Feb 2018
*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** Doff your fedora, polish your pearls and celebrate the golden era of opulence, architecture and jazz music when the Roaring 20s and All that Jazz! Festival kicks up its heels again. The Festival will be held at venues throughout the Blue Mountains and features 1920s-style balls in historic grand ballrooms, the Charleston Challenge, a long lunch, high teas, jazz and blues performances, ...
Throughout the Blue Mountains region, Medlow Bath, 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
Portland Art Exhibition
Sat 3rd Mar 2018 to Mon 5th Mar 2018
*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** The Portland Art Exhibition will be held once again on the first weekend in March. The event is held in Portland s Beautiful Crystal Theatre. The building ensures a wonderful atmosphere for you to enjoy the art show. With over 400 paintings on display, all of which are for sale, it is one of the largest and most respected regional art shows ...
Crystal Theatre, Portland, NSW, 2847
Six Foot Track Marathon
Sat 10th Mar 2018
The Six Foot Track is a 45 kilometre trail stretching across the Blue Mountains from The Explorer's Marked Tree, near Katoomba to Jenolan Caves. The marathon started in 1984 and follows the length of the entire trail. The race is a fundraiser for the Rural Fire Service, and Six Foot Track Heritage Trust and is organised by the Sydney Striders Running Club, it attracts over 850 entrants each year. ...
Katoomba to Jenolan Caves, Katoomba, 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
Lower Blue Mountains Artists Trail
Sat 7th Apr 2018 to Sun 8th Apr 2018
12 artist studios that make up the Blue Mountains Spring Artists Trail are being opened again to the public across the mountains from Lapstone to Linden. See how art is made and the environments in which creativity and inspiration flourishes. The artists who are opening their doors create paintings, textiles, photographs, mosaics, glasswork, sculptures and more! Set your own pace for a leisurely and inspiring art crawl. For full ...
Great Western Highway, Glenbrook, NSW, 2773
Sculpture at Scenic World
Sat 7th Apr 2018 to Mon 7th May 2018
*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** Sculpture at Scenic World will transform the natural Jurassic rainforest in the Blue Mountains with world-class sculpture. The exhibition, will offer exciting opportunities for art lovers, enthusiasts, children and families. Sculpture Otherwise (indoor show), will exhibit in the Blue Mountains City Art Gallery. Set in the World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains showcasing local, national and international artists, the exhibition offers the perfect Autumn ...
Violet Street, Katoomba, NSW, 2780
ContextART
Sun 8th Apr 2018 to Thu 12th Apr 2018
ContextART, now entering its sixth successful year, is a unique event that promotes Textile Arts and the wider creative context. Delivered by highly experienced National and International tutors, join them for two day, three day and five day workshops at Korowal School in Hazelbrook. ...
54 Hall Parade, Hazelbrook, NSW, 2779
Mayfield Garden Autumn Festival
Mon 16th Apr 2018 to Sun 29th Apr 2018
*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** This Garden is one of the world's largest privately owned cool climate gardens and is home to a private garden, and Mayfield Garden (36 acres), which is a year-round visitor experience. The Private Garden Autumn Open Days at Mayfield Garden offer visitors a rare chance to experience the expansive private family garden beyond the Mayfield Garden. See the stunning autumn colours across ...
530 Mayfield Road, Oberon, NSW, 2787
Springwood Foundation Day
Sat 28th Apr 2018
Join the fun at this festival to celebrate the spirit of Springwood in 2018! Springwood Foundation Day Festival celebrates the village's heritage and showcases what it has become. Enjoy live entertainment, stalls, street performers, and amusement rides. Non-stop fun and entertainment for all the family! ...
Macquarie Road, Springwood, NSW, 2777
Leura Harvest Festival
Sat 5th May 2018
*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** With a focus on fresh, regional, and sustainable, the Leura Harvest Festival is set to take place in Leura Mall during autumn, when the village is at its beautiful best! This year's event promises to be even bigger and better than the previous three festivals. Up to 75 stalls will line Leura Mall, selling seasonal food and sharing expertise on all things ...
Leura Mall, Leura, NSW, 2780
Ultra-Trail Australia
Fri 18th May 2018 to Mon 21st May 2018
*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** Ultra-Trail Australia (formally The North Face 100) is five day running festival incorporating a 100 kilometre, 50 kilometre and 22 kilometre trail run through the world heritage listed Blue Mountains National Park. The UTA start/finish event hub is located at Scenic World, Katoomba. The UTA festival also includes kids trail races and the UTA 951, a stair climb ...
Violet Street, Katoomba, NSW, 2780
Million Paws Walk - Blue Mountains
Sun 20th May 2018
*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** Grab your two and four legged friends and join other animal lovers for a fun filled day at the Million Paws Walk. Whether you have pets in your family or not, you're invited to join the pack, walking with tens of thousands of people and pets throughout Australia to help raise vital funds for the RSPCA, the animals in their care, and ...
1 Albion Street, Katoomba, NSW, 2780