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.

Bron Newman: Interplay - Surface
Tue 1st Aug 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
Tim Newman: Interplay - Light
Tue 1st Aug 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
The Creative Collective: Stories from Leaves
Tue 1st Aug 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
Mountain Explorers
Tue 1st Aug 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
Blue Mountains Radio Players
Tue 1st Aug 2017 to Thu 31st Aug 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 in the Blue Mountains
Tue 1st Aug 2017 to Thu 31st Aug 2017
The magical winter time (June, July and August) is Yulefest in the Blue Mountains where many venues offer traditional Xmas style celebrations. While cold winds blow and the occasional snow falls, experience warm 'Mountains' hospitality, log fires, Xmas fare, singalongs and perhaps even Santa. The Blue Mountains is truly a 'Winter Wonderland'. Event dates differ between establishments, please visit the website for more details on Winter Yulefest Packages. ...
Throughout the Blue Mountains, Katoomba, NSW, 2780
Wunderkammer
Tue 1st Aug 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
Wentworth Falls Country Club: Wednesday half price meals
Wed 2nd Aug 2017 to Wed 30th Aug 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 3rd Aug 2017 to Thu 31st Aug 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
Karaoke: Wentworth Falls Country Club
Fri 4th Aug 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
Friday Night Live Music: Wentworth Falls Country Club
Fri 4th Aug 2017 to Fri 25th Aug 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
The Tablelands Way Oberon Farmers Markets
Sat 5th Aug 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
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
Blackheath Growers Market
Sun 13th Aug 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
Julie Harris Exhibition: The Strip Suite
Sat 19th Aug 2017 to Thu 31st Aug 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 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
Leahlani Johnson Exhibition: However late it may seem
Sat 19th Aug 2017 to Thu 31st Aug 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
The Love Affair
Sun 20th Aug 2017 to Sun 20th Aug 2017
Presented by Blue Mountains Love magazine, The Love Affair is a one-day 'market' that showcases the region's best suppliers to the wedding industry in one of the most iconic properties in the mountains The Carrington Hotel, in Katoomba. Entry is free and the event will include a mini fashion show, a hair and makeup demonstration with Paul Bedggood, live music, show bags, a door prize and a Carrington Hotel ...
57 Katoomba Street, Katoomba, NSW, 2780
Academy Singers - Broadway and Beyond
Sun 20th Aug 2017
Academy Singers presents a program of classic songs from the Golden Age of Broadway, arranged for mixed voices, harp and strings by Musical Director Paul Terracini and accompanied by The Kedumba Quartet, Leigha Dark (harp) and Ann Palumbo (double bass). A nostalgic trip down memory lane that is sure to delight and tug at those heart-strings. Time: 4.30pm. Bookings advisable. ...
30 Parke Street, Katoomba, NSW, 2780
Blue Mountains Artists Network: The Elements Earth, Water, Air, Fire
Thu 24th Aug 2017 to Thu 31st Aug 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
Springwood Art Show
Fri 25th Aug 2017 to Sun 27th Aug 2017
The longest running art show in the Blue Mountains will showcase the best established and emerging talent in the area when Springwood Art Show celebrates its 40th anniversary this year. Choose from more than 400 pieces of original art from more than 100 local artists. The art show also includes quality artisan crafts such as leather handbags, jewellery, woodwork and textiles. Co-ordinated by the P and C, it directly supports students ...
Grose 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
Sensory Concert
Sat 26th Aug 2017
Sensory Concert is a new initiative aiming to bring high quality classical concerts to all members of the community, including those with sensory needs. This second concert will feature Opera Australia Orchestra's Matthew Ockenden (bassoon), Principal Cellist Teije Hylkema, and Pianist/artistic director, Grace Kim. Times: 10.30am and 12pm. Booking is limited so get in early! ...
1 Wascoe Street, Glenbrook, NSW, 2773
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
Daffodil Discovery Walk
Sat 26th 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