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. 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
  2. Blackheath Growers Market

    Sunday 11 September 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....

    11 Sep -11Dec
  3. Blue Mountains Radio Players

    Sunday 25 September 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 the 1930s, 1940s and...

    25 Sep -27Nov
  4. Annual Hazelbrook and Woodford Garden Festival

    Saturday 17 September to Sunday 25 September 2016, Katoomba Area

    Now in its 32nd year, the festival showcases the beauty and diversity of gardens in the heart of the Blue Mountains.Gardens open this year are a testament to the hard work, imagination and love of nature...

    17 Sep -25Sep
  5. Blackheath Flower and Craft Show

    Saturday 24 September to Sunday 25 September 2016, Blackheath

    Come along to the 96th Blackheath Flower and Craft Show 2016. Enter flowers (exotic and native), home baked cakes, slices, biscuits, jams, chutneys and pickles into this wonderful traditional show. Admire...

    24 Sep -25Sep
  6. Annual Greystanes Disability Services Fundraising Dinner

    Saturday 8 October 2016, Katoomba Area

    Join supporters of Greystanes Disability Services for a Spring Masquerade. The Annual Greystanes Foundation Gala Dinner is an evening of networking, good food and good wine for a good cause.The Gala Dinner...

    08 Oct
  7. Blackheath Rhododendron Festival

    Sunday 23 October to Wednesday 30 November 2016, Blackheath

    Event details are yet to be confirmed

    During the Annual Rhododendron Festival the Blackheath village comes alive with floral displays, the Annual Art Show, roof bolting, coal shovelling, and outdoor...

    23 Oct -30Nov
  8. Annual NSW Iris Society Show

    Saturday 22 October to Sunday 23 October 2016, Blackheath

    Part of the National Iris Convention hosted by the Iris Society of Australia, enjoy the wonderful displays of many types and varieties of Iris, plus floral art, handcraft, photographs and art depicting Iris and...

    22 Oct -23Oct
  9. Back to Hartley

    Sunday 30 October 2016, Hartley

    Back to Hartley is a community event to promote their heritage and raise funds for local charities. Proudly supporting Optimist Club Lithgow Branch in 2016. Optimist Club Lithgow works to support the underprivileged...

    30 Oct
  10. Australia Day with the Australian Gnome Convention Glenbrook

    Thursday 26 January 2017, Katoomba Area

    Event details are yet to be confirmed

    Join in the fun at the Australia Day celebrations and twelfth Annual Gnome Festival in the Blue Mountains at Glenbrook Park.There will be a...

    26 Jan
  11. Barry Morgan is... Spaced Out at the Blue Mountains Theatre

    Friday 7 October 2016, Springwood

    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 in town, you can...

    07 Oct
  12. 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. During the weekend there...

    11 Nov -13Nov
  13. Blue Mountains Music Festival

    Friday 17 March to Sunday 19 March 2017, Katoomba

    Blue Mountains Music Festival of Folk, Blues and Roots is a three day festival of folk, roots and blues music, featuring selected artists from around the world and across Australia. In a variety of venues in Katoomba,...

    17 Mar -19Mar
  14. 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 mediums - pencil, pen...

    09 Oct
  15. 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 style.Share...

    03 Sep
  16. Father's Day at Valley Heights

    Sunday 4 September 2016, Katoomba Area

    Following last year's successful event, the Valley Heights Rail Museum is pleased to advise that all the wonderful deals for Dads will be repeated for Father's Day 2016.As well as free entry* for Dads (as...

    04 Sep
  17. 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. Morning and afternoon...

    27 Nov
  18. 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 science, inspired by...

    03 Sep -09Oct
  19. History Week Talk: Macarthur and Harris, and the Kings Who Came Between

    Friday 9 September 2016, Katoomba

    A fascinating tale of feuding neighbours in the fledgling colony. Historian Jo Henwood introduces the audience to John Macarthur, of Elizabeth Farm in Parramatta, and surgeon John Harris, of Harris Park, who...

    09 Sep
  20. James Valentine Afternoons Tonight! with special guest H.G Nelson

    Saturday 3 September 2016, Springwood

    702 ABC Sydney’s James Valentine is to bring his hilarious live show to the Blue Mountains Theatre. “Afternoons Tonight!” allows you to experience all the joy and bizarreness of his weekday afternoon radio...

    03 Sep
  21. 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
  22. Lolo Lovina Album Launch with special guests Belle Jar

    Saturday 10 December 2016, Katoomba

    Fresh from their European CD tour, Lolo Lovina launch their new album in the Blue Mountains.Presenting again two fantastic acts in one night –Tango, Swing, Jazz, Multicultural Gypsy Rhythms with a touch of...

    10 Dec
  23. Magda Wegrzyn: Error Strategy

    Wednesday 31 August to Sunday 11 September 2016, Katoomba

    Magda Wegrzyn from Torun, Poland was selected to participate in the inaugural World Heritage Artist in Residence Program (launched by the Blue Mountains Cultural Centre) and will present her body of work Error...

    31 Aug -11Sep
  24. Markets - Blue Mountains - Oberon - Lithgow

    Wednesday 31 August 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 Infants School. Third...

    31 Aug -31Dec
  25. Moon Festival

    Sunday 25 September 2016, Katoomba Area

    Asian street food, music, lanterns, lights and lions – visitors to the original Blue Mountains party palace will experience all the sights and sounds of the Orient on Sunday, September 25.The Hydro Majestic...

    25 Sep
  26. Mountain Explorers - Children's Self Guided Trail

    Thursday 1 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...

    01 Sep -30Nov
  27. My Visions: Neil Aldred

    Wednesday 31 August 2016, Blackheath

    Neil Aldred presents a selection of fine art photographic images. Having spent the past 20 years exploring the outdoors, it has been Neil Aldred's dream to capture the wild and wonderful nature that many of...

    31 Aug
  28. Oktoberfest at The Carrington Hotel

    Saturday 29 October 2016, Katoomba

    Oktoberfest 2016 in the grounds of the historic Carrington Hotel, come and enjoy the live music and German cuisine, bring your stein from last year or buy one here on the day they will be serving Lowenbrau and a...

    29 Oct
  29. 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
  30. 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, 2pm and 3pm all...

    28 May
  31. 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 activity with other...

    01 Oct
  32. Steam Train or Tram Rides at Valley Heights

    Sunday 11 September 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 ...

    11 Sep -27Nov

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