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
Fri 1st Sep 2017 to Sat 30th Sep 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
Julie Harris Exhibition: The Strip Suite
Fri 1st Sep 2017 to Sat 30th Sep 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
Leahlani Johnson Exhibition: However late it may seem
Fri 1st Sep 2017 to Sat 30th Sep 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
Blue Mountains Artists Network: The Elements Earth, Water, Air, Fire
Fri 1st Sep 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
Call Of The Wild featuring Rufino And The Coconuts and DJ Stu Buchanan
Fri 1st Sep 2017
Rufino and the Coconuts play The Baroque Room. Sailing on a raft made of 60s guitars, 80s synthesisers and souvenir-junk percussion come the castaways of Rufino and the Coconuts. Rufino, crooner and violinist, renowned for his work with Mikelangelo and the Black Sea Gentlemen, brings his sensational solo show of tropical-noir to The Baroque Room, Katoomba with a full eight piece band to stir your very bones. The Coconuts tell tales of ...
86 Bathurst Road, Katoomba, NSW, 2780
Friday Night Live Music: Wentworth Falls Country Club
Fri 1st Sep 2017 to Fri 29th Sep 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
Karaoke: Wentworth Falls Country Club
Fri 1st Sep 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
Editor in Residence September: Natalie Muller
Sat 2nd Sep 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 ...
104 Macquarie Road, Springwood, NSW, 2777
Starry Night
Sat 2nd Sep 2017
Join astronomers from The Sydney Observatory and the Australian Astronomical Observatory for a night of sky viewing on Mount Tomah. There ll be lots of interactive fun for the whole family, including The Gravity Machine, short talks, a binocular-tour of the night sky, plenty of opportunities for chatting with astronomers and telescope viewing of the Moon, planets and stars. ...
Old Bells Line of Road, Mount Tomah, NSW, 2758
The Tablelands Way Oberon Farmers Markets
Sat 2nd Sep 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
Wild Gardens of the Blue Mountains
Sat 2nd Sep 2017 to Sat 30th Sep 2017
Sometimes random and chaotic, wild gardens can reveal order and beauty by allowing the underlying rules of nature to prevail. Ian Brown explores the richness and beauty of wild Blue Mountains bush in fine art photographs & from leaf, bark and flower to massive eucalypts, rainforests and heathland. ...
Old Bells Line of Road, Mount Tomah, NSW, 2758
Nerd Alert
Sat 2nd Sep 2017
You'll make fun gadgets, mix up chemical compounds, build and test models, investigate with scientific equipment and experiment with super-cool science! Every month they'll explore a new theme with lots of making and experimenting for everyone to get involved. They provide all the tools, equipment and ingredients so you can have all the fun! September 16: Colour and Light Rainbows, prisms, plant colours and colour vision. October 14: Propellers and Parachutes Let's ...
Old Bells Line of Road, Mount Tomah, NSW, 2758
Wentworth Falls Country Club: Wednesday half price meals
Wed 6th Sep 2017 to Wed 27th Sep 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
Thursday night Trivia
Thu 7th Sep 2017 to Thu 28th Sep 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
No more Waste Train Ride and Picnic to Lithgow
Sat 9th Sep 2017
Join family descendants of Thomas Mort, Eugene Nicolle and Augustus Morris for a re-enactment of the 1875 celebration of their achievements in refrigeration technology. Lachlan Valley Railway s Tin Hare CPH Rail Motor will pick you up from Sydney, Strathfield, Parramatta, Katoomba or Mount Victoria and take you to Lithgow, re-enacting the train trip that brought 300 guests to Mort s slaughter and freezing works in 1875. The luncheon ...
Railway Parade, Lithgow, NSW, 2790
Greystanes Gala Dinner
Sat 9th Sep 2017
The Eighth Annual Signature Fundraising Event for Greystanes Disability Services. Join supporters of Greystanes Disability Services for a colourful Gala Dinner. The Annual Greystanes Gala Dinner is an evening of networking, good food and good wine for a good cause. Tickets include canaps, three course fine dining meal with four hour drinks package. Dress is formal with prizes for the most colourful guests. ...
Great Western Highway, Medlow Bath, NSW, 2780
Comedy for a Cause
Sat 9th Sep 2017
Comedy for a Cause presents a showcase of some of the best comedians from the Sydney and Melbourne International Comedy Festival in support of Winmalee High School. Please note: this is 15+ show and may contain some low level coarse language. Time: Doors open 7pm, show starts 8pm. Entry includes superb selection of free nibbles and tea and coffee served by their Hospitality Senior Students. Wine available at the ...
High School Drive, Winmalee, NSW, 2777
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
Blackheath Growers Market
Sun 10th Sep 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
Cello and Chocolate - Cello Solo
Sat 16th Sep 2017
Enjoy a wonderful Cello Solo with Georg Mertens 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. See website for more details. Time: 7.30pm. Bookings essential. ...
Lurline Street, Katoomba, NSW, 2780
The Summit of Her Ambition: The Spirited Life of Marie Byles
Sat 16th Sep 2017
Marie Byles triumphed over the chauvinistic legal profession and a society that viewed women as second-class by establishing a successful legal practice. An avid explorer-mountaineer, Marie climbed Mt Cook and mapped previously unexplored areas of New Zealand's Southern Alps. Her failure to achieve the summit of a mountain in Yunnan Province in 1938 became the catalyst for a journey into realms not found on a map. Marie Byles' life story has powerful ...
End of Govetts Leap Road, Blackheath, NSW, 2785
Mick Dark Talk for the Future - Bob Brown
Thu 21st Sep 2017
Presented by Varuna, the National Writers House and the Blue Mountains Conservation Society. The Mick Dark Talk for the Future honours the generosity and legacy of Varuna s founding patron Mick Dark, with a talk to inspire community discussion of environmental issues of local and global significance. The 2017 Mick Dark Talk for the Future will be delivered by Bob Brown. An acclaimed author, photographer and lifelong activist, Bob ...
108 Macquarie Road, Springwood, NSW, 2777
Gypset Glamping Pop-Up Hotel
Fri 22nd Sep 2017 to Sat 30th Sep 2017
Gypset Glamping is transforming an exclusive section of Lake Lyell Recreation Park into a one of a kind popup glamping hotel. Experience the serenity of Lake Lyell in never before used section of the incredible Lake. Immerse yourself in the tranquil surroundings with their bespoke glamping accommodation. Each tent is fully furnished and styled with double beds and luxurious bedding, silk cushions, lighting, solar phone charging ports and more! ...
Lockyers Line, South Bowenfels, NSW, 2790
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
Waratah Science and Art
Sat 23rd Sep 2017 to Sun 24th Sep 2017
Kids will discover the secrets of Waratahs on a Garden walk learning how these beautiful plants fit into the Blue Mountains environment and their special relationship with birds and fire. Back in the Learning Centre, they ll examine the flowers by dissecting them and viewing under a microscope. They'll see preserved waratah specimens and botanical illustrations used by Botanists to study these amazing plants, and make their own ...
Old Bells Line of Road, Mount Tomah, NSW, 2758
Waratah Wander
Sat 23rd Sep 2017
Come along for an hour long Horticulturist guided walk discovering the magnificent waratah collection on display at the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden Mount Tomah. Four timeslots available. Bookings essential. ...
Bells Line of Road, Mount Tomah, NSW, 2758
The King and Queen of Green: The Realm of Rubbish
Sat 23rd Sep 2017 to Sun 24th Sep 2017
The King and Queen of Green love the planet earth and in particular things that are green! Princes and Princesses of all ages will enjoy this interactive show that explores the topic of landfill and the simple things everyone can do at home to reduce the amount of waste going to the tip. ...
Old Bells Line of Road, Mount Tomah, NSW, 2758
Wild About Waratahs Festival
Sat 23rd Sep 2017 to Sat 30th Sep 2017
Celebrate the waratah at the popular annual Wild About Waratahs Festival. This year s festival includes the state-wide waratah bloom competition, children s science and theatre performance, local waratah farm open day, photographic exhibition, guided tours, spectacular wildflower arrangements and plant sales. Sponsored by Proteaflora. ...
Bells Line of Road, Mount Tomah, NSW, 2758
Dinosaur Stomp
Wed 27th Sep 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
Blackheath Art Prize - Blackheath Art Society
Fri 29th Sep 2017 to Sat 30th Sep 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
Blue Mountains Opera Festival
Sat 30th Sep 2017 to Sat 30th Sep 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
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
Picture Gallery: Contemporary Australian Children's Book Illustrations
Sat 30th Sep 2017
A part of the Sydney Writers Children s Festival of Moving Stories, WestWords, Blue Mountains Cultural Centre and Katoomba Library present an exhibition of selected works by renowned contemporary Australian children s illustrators including Andrew Joyner, Tony Flowers, Cheryl Orsini, Judith Rossell, Shaun Tan, Chris Nixon and Liz Anelli. ...
30 Parke Street, Katoomba, NSW, 2780
Garden After Dark - Spotlight Tour
Sat 30th Sep 2017
Visit the Garden after hours! As the sun sets, you ll go on a prowl of The Jungle an area of Blue Mountains rainforest to find out who comes out to play after dark. You ll use bat detectors to help locate micro-bats, and red-light torches to spot other nocturnal animals. You may see insects and spiders, brush-tail and ring-tail possums, gliders or nocturnal ...
Old Bells Line of Road, Mount Tomah, NSW, 2758
Leura Gardens Festival
Sat 30th Sep 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