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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.

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
Dinah Johanson Earth
Sat 1st Jul 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
National Photographic Portrait Prize
Sat 1st Jul 2017 to Mon 31st Jul 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
Kurt Sorensen: Solitude is Desolation
Sat 1st Jul 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
Luba Bosch - Do Not Touch
Sat 1st Jul 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
Mountain Explorers
Sat 1st Jul 2017 to Mon 31st Jul 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
The Tablelands Way Oberon Farmers Markets
Sat 1st Jul 2017
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
Wunderkammer
Sat 1st Jul 2017 to Mon 31st Jul 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
Sat 1st Jul 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
Works on Paper from East to West - Michiyo Miwa
Sat 1st Jul 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
Blue Mountains Radio Players
Sat 1st Jul 2017 to Mon 31st Jul 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
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 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
Wentworth Falls Country Club: Wednesday half price meals
Wed 5th Jul 2017 to Wed 26th Jul 2017
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
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
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
Thursday night Trivia
Thu 6th Jul 2017 to Thu 27th Jul 2017
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
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
Karaoke: Wentworth Falls Country Club
Fri 7th Jul 2017
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
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
Friday Night Live Music: Wentworth Falls Country Club
Fri 7th Jul 2017 to Fri 28th Jul 2017
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
Tracey Moffatt from the MAMA collection: Katoomba
Sat 8th Jul 2017 to Mon 31st Jul 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
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
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
Blackheath Growers Market
Sun 9th Jul 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
Sat 22nd Jul 2017
Enjoy the extraordinary sounds of the cello and shakuhachi with Georg Mertens and Bronwyn Kirkpatrick 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
Bron Newman: Interplay - Surface
Thu 27th Jul 2017 to Mon 31st Jul 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
Tim Newman: Interplay - Light
Thu 27th Jul 2017 to Mon 31st Jul 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
The Creative Collective: Stories from Leaves
Thu 27th Jul 2017 to Mon 31st Jul 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