Blue Mountains Events

Events in the Blue Mountains

The Blue Mountains is constantly abuzz with a wide range of events such as art exhibitions, live music performances, cultural festivals and markets.

Weekend markets are held throughout the Blue Mountains region and range from featuring arts and craft to specialising in gourmet food; explore the diverse stalls and immerse yourself in the vibrant community scene.

Experience the region’s thriving art scene by timing your visit with an Arts Trail event. This free event is held every three months and invites visitors into the studios of local artists. Create your own art by joining a photography tour and capturing the Blue Mountains’ stunning landscape.

The towns of Katoomba and Leura are the main precincts for musical and theatrical productions. From symphony orchestras to dramatic stage shows, there is no shortage of cultural activities to enjoy. Held in March, the annual three-day Blue Mountains Music Festival of Folk, Blues and Roots is a great event for all ages and includes food and craft stalls, a poet’s brunch, performance workshops and children’s entertainment. Visit Oberon's beautiful open gardens during autumn and spring, and check out a wide range of sporting events throughout the year in Lithgow.

Less than two hours from Sydney by road or train, the Blue Mountains is a great destination to experience arts and cultural events at any time of the year.

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  1. Waratah Wander

    Tuesday 27 September 2016, Katoomba Area

    Come along for a Horticulturist guided walk discovering the magnificent waratah collection on display at the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden, Mount Tomah.Meet at the Sundial outside the Visitor Centre

    27 Sep
  2. Explore

    Wednesday 28 September to Friday 30 September 2016, Blackheath

    "Explore" is an exhibition showcasing the work of six young emerging Sydney photographers, who excite in capturing shared moments and experiences while exploring Sydney and its surrounds. All artists are...

    28 Sep -30Sep
  3. A Coterie of Cosies Exhibition

    Wednesday 28 September to Sunday 16 October 2016, Leura

    Opening in September 2016, Bygone Beautys will be host to a special exhibition, A Coterie of Cosies. As a celebration of Australiana through the creative art of handmade tea cosies, the exhibition will showcase the...

    28 Sep -16Oct
  4. Wild About Waratahs Festival

    Wednesday 28 September to Monday 3 October 2016, Katoomba Area

    Come along to celebrate the waratah at the popular annual Wild About Waratahs Festival. This year’s festival includes the state-wide waratah bloom competition, children’s art, local waratah farm open day, botanical...

    28 Sep -03Oct
  5. Blue Mountains Markets

    Wednesday 28 September to Saturday 31 December 2016, Katoomba

    For the market enthusiast, every weekend in the Blue Mountains offers a different market to explore. -Rotary Farmer's and Gourmet Food Market, Glenbrook Infants School, Ross Street. First Saturday....

    28 Sep -31Dec
  6. Mountain Explorers - Children's Self Guided Trail

    Wednesday 28 September to Wednesday 30 November 2016, Katoomba Area

    Can you find the five trail stops? Follow the map to explore the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden and enjoy fun hands-on activities. Learn about some weird and amazing plants, then answer the quiz questions to solve the...

    28 Sep -30Nov
  7. Blackheath Art Prize - Blackheath Art Society

    Friday 30 September to Monday 3 October 2016,

    Come to the 'Meet the Artists and Prize giving' on Saturday afternoon, 1 October, at 2.30pm and enjoy a glass of wine and the spectacular artworks on display from the Blackheath Art Society.If you miss the...

    30 Sep -03Oct
  8. Leura Gardens Festival

    Saturday 1 October to Sunday 9 October 2016, Leura

    The gardens of Leura are famous for their magnificent displays of azaleas, rhododendrons, dogwoods, camellias and other cool climate exotics, as well as flowering annuals, perennials and bulbs. This year’s...

    01 Oct -09Oct
  9. Good Food Month in the Blue Mountains

    Saturday 1 October to Monday 31 October 2016, Katoomba

    Spring into the Blue Mountains this October to enjoy Good Food, Wine and Beer.Twenty venues across the Blue Mountains from Glenbrook to Hartley will be plating up unique food experiences throughout the month...

    01 Oct -31Oct
  10. Waratah Workshops

    Saturday 1 October 2016, Katoomba Area

    Join Gordon Meiklejohn, a grower of Australian and South African Flora, to learn how to strike waratah cuttings and hear tips on how best to care for your cuttings and plants. Gordon’s cut flowers are sold in the...

    01 Oct
  11. ContextART Homespun 2016

    Saturday 1 October to Monday 3 October 2016, Katoomba Area

    ContextART Homespun is a new event offering workshops tutored by outstanding artists who reside in The Blue Mountains. Come and join over the October long weekend in the Spring for an all mountain tutor event -...

    01 Oct -03Oct
  12. Frank Yamma Live At The Attic

    Sunday 2 October 2016, Katoomba

    Frank Yamma is the voice of Australia’s Central Desert striking a chord in hearts all over the world. He is regarded as one of Australia’s most significant Indigenous songwriters with an ability to cross cultural and...

    02 Oct
  13. Lah-Lah - Sing it Loud! National Tour 2016

    Tuesday 4 October 2016, Springwood

    Sing it Loud! is the brand new live musical extravaganza from Lah-Lah’s Big Live Band. The Stars of ABC KIDS will be playing up a storm in 2016 as they travel all over Australia with their biggest musical show ever...

    04 Oct
  14. The Song Company presents Strange Fruit: Blackheath

    Saturday 8 October 2016, Blackheath

    In 1939 Billie Holiday first sang Strange Fruit (actually written by a white Jewish teacher, Abel Meeropol) and brought to raw prominence the inequity of much of America's history. She was afraid to sing it, even in...

    08 Oct
  15. Leura Village Fair

    Saturday 8 October to Sunday 9 October 2016, Leura

    Running for over 35 years, this popular annual street fair celebrates spring and coincides with the last weekend of the Leura Gardens Festival.Leura Mall and Megalong Street Carpark are lined with over 130...

    08 Oct -09Oct
  16. Steam Train or Tram Rides at Valley Heights

    Sunday 9 October to Sunday 27 November 2016, Katoomba Area

    On selected Sundays, visitors may ride in a vintage open-ended "cowboy" carriage. This will be pulled by a Stephenson Tank Engine from 1899 which has recently been revived for the Museum's 25 minute return trip ...

    09 Oct -27Nov
  17. Blackheath Growers Market

    Sunday 9 October to Sunday 11 December 2016, Blackheath

    Smell, buy and taste wonderful regional food at the Blackheath Growers Market. Meet the growers and producers of a fantastic array of foods.Time: 8am to 12noon. Closed January....

    09 Oct -11Dec
  18. All Our Exes Live In Texas at Metro Social

    Sunday 9 October 2016, Katoomba

    All Our Exes Live In Texas in Concert at The Metropole Guesthouse Upstairs.Things have been hotting up for All Our Exes Live in Texas, the most badass folkies around. Having completed their debut album, When We...

    09 Oct
  19. The Rumjacks at Hotel Gearin

    Saturday 15 October 2016, Katoomba

    Fusion Boutique are bring folk-punk band The Rumjacks back to the Blue Mountains for another highly enjoyable night. They have earned a fearsome reputation for the strength and passion of their live shows, tearing up...

    15 Oct
  20. Oberon and Villages Spring Festival of Open Gardens

    Saturday 15 October to Sunday 30 October 2016, Oberon

    Come and visit an abundance of beautiful open gardens this Spring in the Oberon region.Mayfield Garden will be opening its gates once again to show off Spring in all its splendour. Mayfield Garden Water...

    15 Oct -30Oct
  21. RedAss Downhill State Round 2 Lithgow

    Saturday 15 October to Sunday 16 October 2016, Lithgow

    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...

    15 Oct -16Oct
  22. Mayfield Garden Private Garden Spring Open Days

    Saturday 15 October to Sunday 30 October 2016, Oberon

    Mayfield Garden is one of the world's largest privately owned cool climate gardens and is home to a private garden, and the Water Garden which is a year-round visitor experience.The Private Garden...

    15 Oct -30Oct
  23. Out West: an exhibition by Ann Evers

    Saturday 15 October to Sunday 27 November 2016, Katoomba Area

    Fibre artist Ann Evers explores the struggles, adaptation and loss over the millennia that people have walked on this land. Using collected plant fibres along with collected cultural and natural material from Broken...

    15 Oct -27Nov
  24. Mountain Cruizers 2016 Car Show

    Sunday 16 October 2016, Lithgow

    The sound of roaring car and bike engines will soon fill the air as vintage, special cars and bikes from across the state make their way to Lithgow Showground for the Charity Car, Bike and Recreational Show...

    16 Oct

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