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  1. Julie Harris Exhibition: The Strip Suite

    Saturday 19 August to Sunday 8 October 2017, Katoomba

    For this exhibition Julie Harris combines recent abstract paintings and sculptural pieces all referencing the same motif: the strip or ribbon. Harris has intuitively incorporated this linear element in ever increasing...

    19 Aug -08Oct
  2. Yulefest in the Blue Mountains

    Friday 7 July to Thursday 31 August 2017, 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, experience warm ...

    07 Jul -31Aug
  3. Blue Mountains Radio Players

    Sunday 26 February to Sunday 26 November 2017, 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 1950s. The...

    26 Feb -26Nov
  4. The Love Affair

    Sunday 20 August 2017, Katoomba

    Presented by Blue Mountains Love magazine, The Love Affair is a one-day 'market' that showcases the region's best suppliers to the wedding industry in one of the most iconic properties in the mountains – The...

    20 Aug
  5. Academy Singers - Broadway and Beyond

    Sunday 20 August 2017, Katoomba

    Academy Singers presents a program of classic songs from the Golden Age of Broadway, arranged for mixed voices, harp and strings by Musical Director Paul Terracini and accompanied by The Kedumba Quartet, Leigha Dark ...

    20 Aug
  6. Cello and Chocolate - Cello Solo

    Saturday 16 September 2017, Katoomba

    Enjoy a wonderful Cello Solo with Georg Mertens in the 100 year old former Presbyterian Church, now Josophan’s Gingerbread House. This event includes the concert plus Josophan's hot chocolate shot and fine...

    16 Sep
  7. Bravo Victor: East Coast Tour

    Saturday 23 September 2017, Katoomba

    Bravo Victor is an Australian based Bass and Voice Duo. Its members comprise of Bassist Jonathon Burgess and vocalist Sophie Aked. The pair met in 2013 during their studies at the Newcastle Conservatorium where they...

    23 Sep
  8. Varuna Open House

    Sunday 1 October 2017, Katoomba

    Varuna, the National Writers House is one of Katoomba’s most special places. This is a rare opportunity for the public to come and visit this very unique place, get a sense of what it’s like to work at Varuna as a...

    01 Oct
  9. Chris O'Connor: Saturday Night Blues

    Saturday 7 October 2017, Katoomba

    Chris O'Connor has had an enduring fascination with the blues of the 1920s and 30s masters, from players such as Son House, Willie McTell and Blind Blake. His expert blues renditions use six and 12 string guitars and...

    07 Oct
  10. David Hockney Words and Pictures

    Saturday 14 October to Sunday 3 December 2017, Katoomba

    Drawn from the British Council Collection, the exhibition presents four major suites of artists’ prints produced by David Hockney from 1961–1977. United by their reference to historical works of literature and art,...

    14 Oct -03Dec
  11. International Games Week Event

    Saturday 4 November 2017, Katoomba

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

    04 Nov
  12. Radical Reels Tour - Katoomba

    Wednesday 15 November 2017, Katoomba

    Calling all adrenaline junkies: The Radical Reels Film Festival is back to set your pulse racing with nine of the world’s best action sport films.This year, the line-up showcases heart-stopping action filled with...

    15 Nov
  13. Poetry Under The Stars

    Friday 17 November 2017, Katoomba

    Poetry has never been more breathtaking. The Library’s popular, annual celebration of poetry and the wonder of poems is back helping to kick off the Blue Mountains Cultural Centre’s fifth Birthday...

    17 Nov
  14. Summer Harvest Festival

    Event dates to be confirmed: January 2018, Katoomba

    Slow Food Blue Mountains presents this fun festival with the aim to educate and entertain guests about food with events relating to the use, preparation...

    Jan 2018
  15. Blue Mountains Ukulele Festival

    Friday 10 February to Sunday 12 February 2017, Katoomba

    The Blue Mountains Ukulele Group presents one of the most unique and fun events of the year with the Annual Blue Mountains Ukulele Festival.The festival is the largest ukulele festival in the world with over...

    10 Feb -12Feb
  16. Six Foot Track Marathon

    Saturday 11 March 2017, Katoomba

    The Six Foot Track is a 45 kilometre trail stretching across the Blue Mountains from The Explorer's Marked Tree, near Katoomba to Jenolan Caves. The marathon started in 1984 and follows the length of the entire trail....

    11 Mar
  17. 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

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Katoomba is a popular holiday destination in the heart of the Blue Mountains. Surrounded by the Blue Mountains National Park, Katoomba overlooks Echo Point Lookout with views of the Three Sisters, one of the region’s most famous natural attractions. Scenic World and the Katoomba Falls can be found nearby, and there are also some beautiful bushwalks which depart from Katoomba. The area is also a haven for adventure sports such as rock climbing, caving and abseiling.

Katoomba and the greater Blue Mountains events calendar takes full advantage of the natural beauty of the Blue Mountains region. Yulefest is an opportunity to cozy up and experience Christmas in July at local cafes, restaurants and hotels, while the Winter Magic Festival brings Katoomba to life each winter with live music, performances, arts events, local markets and food stalls. Lastly, don’t forget the Summer Harvest Festival, which takes place in January and celebrates great local food and produce.