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. Free Comic Book Day

    Saturday 7 May 2016, Katoomba

    Free Comic Book Day is back for 2016 and Katoomba Library will be getting in the spirit of this kooky international event with free comics (while stocks last), movie screenings and a sketch artist...

    07 May
  2. Blackheath Growers Market

    Sunday 8 May 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. A Twilight Market...

    08 May -11Dec

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  3. Steam Train or Tram Rides at Valley Heights

    Sunday 8 May to Sunday 27 November 2016, Surrounds

    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&...

    08 May -27Nov

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  4. The Escalators at The Metropole Guesthouse

    Sunday 8 May 2016, Katoomba

    Fusion Boutique Presents 'Metro Social' with The Escalators live in Concert at the 1930s Metropole Guesthouse. A night of Swing, Jazz and Soul in a 1930s boutique lounge.The Escalators tip their...

    08 May

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  5. Blaxland Explorers Day

    Monday 9 May 2016, Surrounds

    Event details are yet to be confirmed

    Blaxland Explorers Day is an annual community day celebrating the Crossing of the Blue Mountains in 1813. It also recognises the first...

    09 May

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  6. Ultra-Trail Australia

    Wednesday 11 May to Sunday 15 May 2016, 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...

    11 May -15May

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  7. Mikelangelo and The Black Sea Gentlemen Blue Mountains Album Launch

    Saturday 14 May 2016, Katoomba

    Early-mid twentieth century Europe was a hotbed of musical styles and modernity, with the old world of waltzes, polkas and mazurkas crashing headlong into the new world of swing, rhythm'n'blues and...

    14 May

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  8. The Melbourne Ska Orchestra - Sierra-Kilo-Alpha Tour

    Saturday 14 May 2016, Jenolan Caves

    Assembled from some of Australia's pre-eminent names in Ska and Reggae and fronted by inimitable frontman Nicky Bomba (Bomba, Bustamento, John Butler Trio), The Melbourne Ska Orchestra is fast...

    14 May

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