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. Hidden Design Festival Mountains

    Saturday 30 April 2016, Surrounds

    Hidden Design Festival reveals the usually private gardens and outdoor spaces behind the gates, walls, passageways and hedges that showcase some of Australia's leading landscape designers. Most...

    30 Apr

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  2. Hollywood Noir: Tiki Crimes

    Saturday 30 April 2016, Katoomba

    Enter the glamorous world of 1950s Hollywood crime dramas with Hollywood Noir: Tiki Crimes. Mining the vein of Los Angeles' golden period of Hollywood cool swing and lounge, Jimmy Vargas and...

    30 Apr
  3. Phil Davidson - Songs and Stories to Inspire

    Saturday 30 April 2016, Katoomba

    ABC 702 Drive Show host, Richard Glover, discovered singer/songwriter Phil Davidson. It was his subsequent rendition of his song 'Belfast Boy' on the show that proved a massive hit amongst 702...

    30 Apr

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  4. Robert Malherbe: Resist the Spirit of the Times

    Saturday 30 April to Sunday 5 June 2016, Katoomba

    Robert Malherbe is an award-winning artist who lives in pursuit of art. His journey with paint is examined in a focus exhibition at Blue Mountains Cultural Centre this Autumn.This survey looks at...

    30 Apr -05Jun

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  5. TableTop (Board Games) Day

    Saturday 30 April 2016, Springwood

    Blue Mountains City Library is teaming up with Katoomba-based games shop, Afternoonified, to bring you a jam-packed day of board game fun. Come ready to play a game or learn to master one of the...

    30 Apr
  6. Leura Harvest Festival

    Sunday 1 May 2016, Leura

    With a focus on fresh, regional, and sustainable, the Leura Harvest Festival is set to take place in Leura Mall during autumn, when the village is at its beautiful best!This year's event...

    01 May

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  7. Winmalee Autumn Artfest

    Sunday 1 May to Tuesday 3 May 2016, Surrounds

    Event details are yet to be confirmed

    The 24th Annual Winmalee Autumn Artfest is an event not to be missed! Investment pieces are available for the serious collectors, or for those...

    01 May -03May

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  8. 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

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