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. Barry Morgan is... Spaced Out at the Blue Mountains Theatre

    Friday 7 October 2016,

    Barry Morgan is the ultimate home organ salesman and owner of the World Of Organs store situated in the beautiful Sunnyside Mall, Adelaide. When he’s not busy giving the public the best organ deals...

    07 Oct
  2. Blue Mountains Artfest

    Friday 11 November to Sunday 13 November 2016, Wentworth Falls

    Blue Mountains ArtFest is an annual weekend art festival that celebrates the talents of local and regional Australian artists and artisans in the context of a school community event....

    11 Nov -13Nov
  3. Botanical Illustration Workshop with Tanya Hoolihan

    Sunday 9 October 2016, Katoomba Area

    Join natural history illustrator Tanya Hoolihan to gain an understanding and appreciation for botanical subjects as artworks. Learn how to illustrate a small piece of flora using four different...

    09 Oct
  4. Coiling Workshop with Lanny and Sally

    Saturday 3 September 2016, Katoomba Area

    Join Lanny Mackenzie and Sally Blackwell and learn weaving skills to create a small coiled basket to take home.
    They will demonstrate a variety of stitches, so you can develop your own...

    03 Sep
  5. Blackheath Growers Market

    Sunday 14 August 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....

    14 Aug -11Dec
  6. Blue Mountains Radio Players

    Sunday 31 July to Sunday 27 November 2016, Katoomba

    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...

    31 Jul -27Nov
  7. Fibre Workshop with Ann Evers

    Sunday 27 November 2016, Katoomba Area

    Join fibre artist Ann Evers to learn the ancient skill of basket weaving. Create your own sculptural piece from items collected from nature.
    To be held in the Waratah Education Centre....

    27 Nov
  8. Floristic Fusion: The Art and Science of Botany - an exhibition by Tanya Hoolihan

    Saturday 3 September to Sunday 9 October 2016, Katoomba Area

    Natural History Illustrator, Tanya Hoolihan, showcases the fusion of science and art in this exhibition of botanical illustrations. Art creates beauty while science provides truth. Informed by...

    03 Sep -09Oct
  9. Ultra-Trail Australia

    Thursday 18 May to Sunday 21 May 2017, Katoomba

    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...

    18 May -21May
  10. Teddy Bears Day Out

    Sunday 28 May 2017, Katoomba Area

    Children aged 16 and under admitted free on this day only provided they bring their Teddy Bear along for the fun! (and are accompanied by an adult paying for admission).
    At 11am, 12 noon,...

    28 May
  11. Random Weaving Workshop with Lanny and Sally

    Saturday 1 October 2016, Katoomba Area

    Join Lanny Mackenzie and Sally Blackwell and learn how to random weave to create functional (or not so functional) pieces in either natural or recycled materials.
    Share this fun, relaxing...

    01 Oct
  12. Where Sky Meets Earth - an exhibition by Dr Shane Smithers

    Saturday 30 July to Sunday 28 August 2016, Katoomba Area

    Aboriginal Culture describes the place where we grow, live and dream as ‘Where Sky meets Earth.’ This exhibition brings a new energy to this story, giving context to stories of greatness, good and...

    30 Jul -28Aug
  13. Markets - Blue Mountains - Oberon - Lithgow

    Saturday 30 July to Saturday 31 December 2016, Katoomba

    Markets are held at the following locations:

    Rotary Farmer's and Gourmet Food Market, Glenbrook Infants School. First Saturday.
    Glenbrook Rotary Markets, Glenbrook...

    30 Jul -31Dec
  14. Yulefest in the Blue Mountains

    Saturday 30 July to Wednesday 31 August 2016, Katoomba

    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,...

    30 Jul -31Aug
  15. Steam Train or Tram Rides at Valley Heights

    Sunday 14 August 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...

    14 Aug -27Nov
  16. Springwood Growers Market

    Sunday 28 August to Monday 28 November 2016, Springwood

    Smell, buy and taste wonderful regional food at the Springwood Growers Market. Meet the Growers and Producers of the fantastic array of foods.

    Supporting local Farmers and...

    28 Aug -28Nov
  17. Printmaking for Beginners with Artist Liz Perfect

    Saturday 30 July to Thursday 15 September 2016, Katoomba

    Learn how to use three different printmaking mediums: Silkscreen, Relief Printing and Intaglio.
    This course will introduce the beginner to a range of methods and materials necessary to...

    30 Jul -15Sep
  18. Introduction to Blending: Tea, Spices and Herbs

    Saturday 30 July 2016, Katoomba

    Creating your own style of tea is easier than you might think.
    Join Liliana Algorry, Tea Sommelier and Tea Blender, for an introduction to blending tea, spices and herbs. Learn about...

    30 Jul
  19. Advanced Weaving with Lanny Mackenzie

    Saturday 30 July 2016, Katoomba Area

    Join successful weaver and fibre artist Lanny Mackenzie to build on the skills learnt in the Stage One workshop. Lanny, who has exhibited her work around the world, will show you new stitches and...

    30 Jul
  20. Denis Carnahan’s - Rugby League The Musical

    Saturday 30 July 2016, Springwood

    Bigger hits, more grunt, new songs, more villains, more off field dramas, and some big name off season signings.
    Rugby League is filled with larger than life characters, melodrama,...

    30 Jul
  21. General Introduction to State Records resources for family history

    Wednesday 3 August 2016, Springwood

    Gail Davis, Senior Archivist and Publications at State Records NSW will provide a fascinating introduction to using State Records to research family history.
    Free Entry but bookings...

    03 Aug
  22. Cello and Chocolate: From Beethoven to Brazil

    Saturday 6 August 2016, Katoomba

    Enjoy the wonderful sounds of cello and guitar, with Georg Mertens - cello and Giuseppi Zangari - guitar, in the 100 year old former Presbyterian Church, now Josophan’s Gingerbread House....

    06 Aug
  23. Mountains of Stories Creative Writing Workshop: Screenwriting with Keith Whelan

    Saturday 6 August 2016, Katoomba

    Writers keen to explore this genre will benefit from Keith’s extensive experience in writing and in the academic field of writing.
    Keith is an entertaining and knowledgeable presenter...

    06 Aug
  24. Vietnam Veterans Memorial Day Parade and Service

    Sunday 14 August 2016, Springwood

    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...

    14 Aug
  25. Daffodil Festival

    Saturday 20 August to Sunday 28 August 2016, Katoomba Area

    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...

    20 Aug -28Aug
  26. Lower Blue Mountains Artists Trail

    Saturday 20 August to Sunday 21 August 2016, Katoomba Area

    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...

    20 Aug -21Aug
  27. Daffodil Discovery Walk

    Tuesday 23 August 2016, Katoomba Area

    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...

    23 Aug
  28. Growing Bulbs

    Thursday 25 August 2016, Katoomba Area

    Join our 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...

    25 Aug
  29. Springwood Art Show

    Friday 26 August to Sunday 28 August 2016, Springwood

    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...

    26 Aug -28Aug
  30. Blackheath Choir Festival

    Friday 26 August 2016, Blackheath

    The Blackheath Choir Festival is always held over the last weekend in August. In 2016, the festival is back. The choirs will perform individually, between them singing ancient, modern, classical,...

    26 Aug
  31. Winter Soirée Concert Series: Canto Latino Trio

    Friday 26 August 2016, Katoomba

    Come and enjoy the evenings’ entertainment and the exhibitions in the City Art Gallery as they come to life in a new way. Spinning out stories of sensuality and seduction, Canto Latino will be...

    26 Aug
  32. Damien Leith - The Winners Journey – 10th Anniversary Tour

    Saturday 27 August 2016, Springwood

    2016 marks ten years since Damien won Australian Idol and released his six times platinum album, ‘The Winners Journey’. To celebrate, Damien will perform songs from his first album right through to...

    27 Aug

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