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Regional Tourism Guide for Blue Mountains
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Daniel Champagne and Special Guest Chris Gillespie
Date Sat 1st Jun 2019
They are very pleased to welcome Daniel back to the Blue Mountains and after the last sold out show they advise booking early to avoid disappointment!

Daniel Champagne exudes a natural ease on stage, as he sings poignant lyrics and beautifully crafted melodies that invariably whisk the heart up with grand romanticism.
A Bloody Dickens Christmas
Date Sun 2nd Jun 2019 to Wed 31st Jul 2019
A Murder Mystery Dinner.

You are invited to a unique Yulefest Blue Mountains dinner experience and leap into the spirit of Christmas-in-July by dressing up as one of Charles Dickens’ characters – you might be Miss Havisham or Estella from Great Expectations, or perhaps you’ll play Mr. Bah Humbug himself, Ebenezer Scrooge of A Christmas Carol infamy.

Over a traditional two course Christmas dinner, you and your fellow Dickens character guests will sort through the clues and investigate who dunnit.

Perhaps you are the murderer!
There are only 10 tickets to each Dickens Murder Dinner.
Bill Frisell Trio
Date Thu 6th Jun 2019
In a coup for music lovers, Live at the Village and Blue Mountains Theatre present Grammy award-winning guitarist Bill Frisell in a rare and intimate concert.

A musical chameleon and shining light of Americana, New York-based Frisell has collaborated with pop icons such as Elvis Costello, Paul Simon, Sting and Brian Eno along with jazz luminaries John Scofield, Ron Carter, Pat Metheny and Charlie Haden, combining sonic mastery with jazz, country, folk, rock, blues, pop, avant-garde, and more, whilst always maintaining a uniquely identifiable sound.

With bass player Thomas Morgan (Paul Motian, Dave Binney Quartet) and drummer Rudy Royston (Branford Marsalis, The Mingus Big Band), he’ll take you on a spellbinding sonic journey of new music from his latest albums alongside reimagined ‘Frisell’ classics.

Don’t miss this iconic voice in music – part skewered jazz, part roadside folk blues and part gritty rock, delivering big sky grooves with one of jazz’s most deeply interactive trios.
bentART
Date Fri 7th Jun 2019 to Mon 10th Jun 2019
bentART was established in the Blue Mountains in 2005 to celebrate works in the visual arts of Australian Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) artists.

Each year over the June long weekend, the annual four day bentART exhibition is held in the Blue Mountains.

bentART is focused on encouraging, promoting and supporting the visual art of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Queer (LGBTIQ) people of Australia. The sexual orientation of LGBTIQ artists naturally informs and influences their perspective and vision. It is this orientation and view of the world that is encouraged by bentART.



All artworks are judged on their artistic merit.

All artworks are for sale.

Check out the bentART website for further details.

Saskia Everingham - Flora Sensa
Date Thu 13th Jun 2019 to Sun 7th Jul 2019
Flora Sensa is an exhibition of ten textile artists from the Blue Mountains, exploring significant moments when flowers touched their lives. Ranging from weaving, felting and sewing to printmaking and installation, each artist brings their own experiences and skill to
create a tapestry of stories. You are invited to participate in the exhibition by sharing your own flower story at the Flora Sensa exhibition facebook page, or visit the website.
Joseph Tawadros Quartet
Date Fri 14th Jun 2019
Joseph Tawadros AM is one of Australian music’s most impressive and charismatic figures: a composer, improviser, storyteller and a brilliant exponent of the oud, the Egyptian lute.

A multi award-winning virtuoso, Joseph’s music has brought middle-eastern, classical and contemporary jazz together seamlessly and is considered by peers and music critics to be a truly brilliant performer.

Tawadros’s virtuoso technique and depth of musicianship have brought him into contact with the worlds of jazz, classical and world traditions to create music that transcends labels and shatters borders.

He shares an almost telepathic rapport with his band members: brother James, a percussionist, bassist Karl Dunnicliff and jazz pianist Matt McMahon, leading to moments of joyous spontaneous invention.
Glow Worm Tunnel Trail Marathon
Date Sat 15th Jun 2019 to Sun 16th Jun 2019
The Glow Worm Tunnel Trail Running Weekend includes events for the whole family, all on some of the most pristine trails and in one of the most amazing National Parks in Australia.

The event caters for runners and the entire family. Camping and catering is available on site.

Some of the events held over the weekend include:
Marathon: 42.2 kilometres of ultimate trail running. From the challenge of Pipeline Track to the glory of the Glow Worm Tunnel. A superb running experience. This is one of the toughest Trail Marathons in the country. Be sure to check out the course profile beforehand. Half Marathon: The most amazing Half Marathon experience in Australia - taking runners through the spectacular Glow Worm Tunnel. The terrain is challenging and exciting as you negotiate small trails that lead to the Glow Worm Tunnel. A quick 10 kilometres downhill on the way back!
Winter Magic Festival
Date Sat 22nd Jun 2019
The Winter Magic Festival in Katoomba, Blue Mountains is when one of Australia's most famous towns is taken over by local artists, musicians, dancers, drummers, choirs, stalls and community. The Winter Magic Festival is a chance for everyone to participate and have fun!

The main street of Katoomba is closed to motor traffic and open to pedestrians. This allows the whole town to become a performance space. Streets are lined with market stalls and everybody is encouraged to dress in costume.

Winter Magic won't just be the name of Katoomba's premier festival during winter, but a description of what will be experienced when the town will unleash a mammoth mix of surprises once again.

Travel directly to the Festival via steam train or simply take a ride to Mount Victoria and back when you get here.
Jukebox Revolution
Date Sun 23rd Jun 2019
Every record tells a story!

Elvis, Bee Gees, Johnny O’Keefe, Queen, Jackson 5, Beatles, ACDC, John Farnham… and many more.

Following on from their 2018 sell-out concerts, internationally acclaimed ‘Boys in the Band’ is proud to present their brand new show “Jukebox Revolution…every record tells a story!” celebrating the most iconic artists of the 20th century.

Starring Australia’s finest leading men and backed by their sensational band The Players, this dazzling performance features over 50 years of mega hits in an all singing, all dancing, high octane concert.

Boys in the Band have performed among star-studded company such as Pharrell Williams, Bon Jovi, Maroon 5 and Pseudo Echo, entertaining audiences across the globe. Highlight concert performances including Singapore F1 Grand Prix, Marina Bay Sands Singapore, Mandela Theatre Johannesburg, The Star Gold Coast, Arts Centre Melbourne and festivals such as Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers, Sydney Taronga Zoo and Melbourne Zoo Twilight Series.

Get ready to join the revolution!
Bald Archy Art Exhibition: Leura Blue Mountains
Date Mon 24th Jun 2019
Created in 1994 as a spoof of that more serious competition, the Bald Archy Prize provides artists of all styles and standards with a genuine opportunity, ranging from the hilarious to the bizarrely vulgar, to create portrait paintings of humour, dark satire, light comedy or caricature.

This year's winning painting was James Brennan's portrait of artist and comedian Anh Do.

Winning subjects over the years have included Kerry Packer, Amanda Vanstone, Edmund Capon, Shane Warne, Dame Edna Everage, John Howard and Pauline Hanson, Robbie and Gai Waterhouse, Rupert Murdoch, Jeff Kennett, Cardinal George Pell, Tony Abbott, and Ian Thorpe.

Now known internationally as the only art competition in the world to be judged by a sulphur-crested cockatoo named Maude, the satirical side of this event has its basis in the irreverent, larrikin Australian comic comment, with great appeal to people from all walks of life, the reason why the exhibition of finalists keeps breaking attendance records wherever it is shown.

Celebrating its 25th, the exhibition is being brought to the Blue Mountains' by Dr Jerry Schwartz, the owner of the Fairmont Resort and Leura Golf Course.
The Goon Show Live! at Yulefest
Date Sat 29th Jun 2019 to Sat 20th Jul 2019
Join the lads for their sixth annual appearance at Yulefest Blue Mountains.

The stories of Neddie Seagoon, a rotund and short (Duck’s Disease, the curse of the Seagoons!) idiot.

This tour de overacting, incorporating lots of sound effects, silly voices and a platoon of CraZy characters, will have you in fits of laughter and drowning in your own tears.

Seagoon, a good-natured and hairy sort, is victim to a terrible weakness - greed. Coupled with his innate gullibility, Neddie’s covetous nature makes him easy prey to confidence schemes courtesy of the conniving cads Grytpype-Thynne and Moriarty.

Featuring a plethora of characters including the world’s most famous idiot Eccles (yes, even more infamous than Neddie), the squeaky-voiced boy-scout Bluebottle (who reads his stage-directions out loud), Major Dennis Bloodnok a devout coward, and Miss Minnie Bannister the sexy senior citizen who lives in sin with crumbling, fumbling old man Henry Crun.

If you love British Comedy, Yule Love The Goon Show Live!

Based on the original cult BBC series which starred Spike Milligan, Peter Sellers and Harry Secombe; the shows include specially re-engineered sound effects.

Please note, booking fees apply in addition to quoted prices.
Nathan Cavaleri and Kristen Lee Morris
Date Sat 29th Jun 2019
Much of the country was oblivious to the career Nathan Cavaleri led beyond prime-time Australia. By age 12, he found himself the centre of a bidding war between the labels of Michael Jackson, Prince and Madonna. By age 16 he’d toured with B.B. King as his guest, and played at the Kennedy Centre in front of The Clintons with Etta James and Bonnie Raitt.

Cavaleri returns after playing sell out gigs up and down the East Coast, seeing him connect intimately with new and lifetime fans through both story and song. From how his love for music deepened during his battle with leukaemia as a kid, to a hilarious encounter with Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page and Robert Plant after playing to sixty thousand people in Zurich after Elton John.

However, it’s how he brings his experiences and songs into the present that gives audiences more than a shot of nostalgia.
Wollemi Artisan Market
Date Sun 30th Jun 2019
Join the Blue Mountains Cultural Centre for the Wollemi Artisan Market Winter Edition for live music, gourmet food and stalls from local designers, artists and makers.

The markets will showcase a range of hand crafted gifts, homewares, prints, jewellery, clothing, stationery, beauty products, toys and more.

It’s the perfect opportunity to shop local and support your creative community.
Fiona Horne: The Art of Witch
Date Sun 30th Jun 2019
Featuring candid personal stories, inspiring advice and insight, audience Q and A, and powerful, life-changing spell casting and ritual experience.

Rockstar, radio and television personality and Australia’s best-known Modern Witch – Fiona Horne is back home for the release of her new book, The Art of Witch (Rockpool Publishing) and a magical Spoken Word tour. In The Art of Witch event, Fiona will share aspirational and motivating stories from her life’s journey, with special focus on the inspiring and life transformational message: Don’t get older – get better at living!

Fiona reveals her lessons in a uniquely entertaining way, drawing on her adventures spanning Hollywood, Africa and the Caribbean. She will share essential wisdom to empower you to step into the best version of yourself and experience your dream life. She will give you the practical and magical tools to relaunch your life!
The Maes with Monique Clare and Maizy Coombes
Date Fri 5th Jul 2019
Multi-award-winning Melbourne contemporary folk outfit, The Maes (formerly The Mae Trio) is the brainchild of sisters Maggie (banjo, guitar and vocals) and Elsie Rigby (fiddle, mandolin and vocals). Born into the arms of the Folk music community, both sisters were side of stage at their first folk festival when they were four weeks old and have been absorbing and exploring folk music since that time.

The Maes latest, self-titled record set for release in April 2019 is a return to the sisters’ folk music roots. Gentle, intimate and conversational, the album is an unadorned showcase of Maggie and Elsie’s superb song writing as well as honest, relaxed and stunning vocal and instrumental performances.
The album also features cello and harmony vocals by award-winning Brisbane musician, Monique Clare who regularly tours with The Maes and will be performing at this show.

Since 2014, The Maes have been full time touring in Australia and overseas, winning over audiences with their striking song writing, intricate instrumental arrangements and stunning vocal harmonies.

+ Special Guest Maizy Coombes who is an endearing violinist and Singer/songwriter with a contemporary folk sound beneath wholesome lyricism.
Blue Mountains Antiques and Collectables Fair
Date Sat 6th Jul 2019 to Sun 7th Jul 2019
A wide range of antiques, retro items and collectables for sale displayed by a group of professional dealers. Items include furniture, jewellery, sliver , porcelain, lamps, books and many other collectables. Also a fundraiser for the Rotary Club of Upper Blue Mountains who will be supplying delicious morning and afternoon teas and light lunches.
Elysian Fields
Date Sun 7th Jul 2019
Elysian Fields is a brilliant six-piece band formed by highly regarded viola da gambist, Jenny Eriksson, and critically acclaimed jazz musicians, Matt Keegan and Matt McMahon.

The backbone of Elysian Field’s repertoire consists of original works written specifically for the line-up by band members Matt McMahon, Matt Keegan, Jenny Eriksson and bassist, Siebe Pogson as well as select covers from a diverse range of composers.

Elysian Fields’ music influences are as broad as its member’s eclectic interests and include e.s.t., Herbie Hancock, Jaco Pastorius, Tord Gustavson, Victor Wooten, Mats Norrefalk, Jean-Luc Ponty, Weather Report, Mara!, traditional Indian music, Irish and Swedish folk song, Jordi Savall, Marin Marais, John McLauglin, Steve Hunter, Pat Metheny, Jan Gunnar Hoff and Joni Mitchell.

Not to be missed, this exciting band has performed at leading venues and festivals including Vivid, Foundry616, and the Sydney Women’s International Jazz Festival.

Susie Bishop – vocals and violin; Matt Keegan – saxophones;
Matt McMahon – piano; Jenny Eriksson – electric viola da gamba;
Siebe Pogson – bass guitar; Finn Ryan – drums
Mayfield Garden Winter Festival
Date Mon 8th Jul 2019 to Fri 19th Jul 2019
There's so much to do at Mayfield this Winter School Holiday! Every day of the July School Holidays, from 9am to 4.30pm, they have lots of fun and action for the whole family.

First ever curling event: It’s the Olympic Sport meets Lawn Bowls with daily games and weekend competitions for great Mayfield annual garden passes. Come out and see the crazy winter sport played with stones on “ice”!

Warm up in the Wood Fire Garden at their free S'More Station every weekend during Winter Fest.

Sections of The Hawkins’ Family Garden will be open during the Winter Festival. The last garden entry is 3pm, and the garden closes at 4.30pm.
Dragonfly Discovery
Date Mon 8th Jul 2019 to Mon 15th Jul 2019
Do you like dragonflies? Come and join their ranger for some fun activities that celebrate this majestic and fascinating insect.

They'll create a dragonfly out of colourful eco-friendly materials, discover where they live and what they like to eat, and make their own little dragonfly to take home.

Junior Ranger: Fire Safety Awareness
Date Thu 11th Jul 2019
Do you want to be a Junior Ranger? Fire safety is an essential skill at any age, and this activity will teach you some of the scientific principles behind fire and how it works. Discover the best way to make a cosy campfire, and explore some of the ways you can help prepare your home during bushfire season.

Junior Rangers is a new five-part program for kids aged 8-12 years. Once you complete all five activities you will receive a certificate and a gift!
Dr Seuss's Cat In The Hat Live On Stage
Date Thu 11th Jul 2019
Two bored kids. One rainy day. And one crazy cat wearing a red-striped hat.

In 1957, Theodor Seuss Geisel used this formula and only 200 words to write his second children’s book as Dr. Seuss. More than 50 years later, The Cat in the Hat is a much-loved children’s literature classic and now, a zany, imaginative play coming to Blue Mountains Theatre in July.



The Cat in The Hat interrupts a rainy afternoon with his unexpected visit to Sally and her brother’s cosy home. Their outspoken and outraged pet Fish is astounded and concerned, but this cat will not be deterred. He will teach you all to make your own fun with nothing but a little imagination. Along with Thing One and Thing Two, the cat will fill the theatre with mischievous humour and madcap style.

Young and old alike will delight in this faithful adaptation of a classic book come to life before your eyes.

Spoiler alert: Things run amok, and quickly!

Duration: Approximately 50 minutes, no interval
Recommended ages: three years and over

Top Dog Film Festival Katoomba
Date Tue 30th Jul 2019
Celebrate the canine connection through this carefully curated collection of heartwarming stories about dogs and their people at the 2019 Top Dog Film Festival screening in Katoomba.

Meet dogs from all walks of life on the big screen at the 2019 Top Dog Film Festival. From husky dogs of Alaska to working dogs of Australia, the pull on your heartstrings is guaranteed. Meet four-legged heroes, unbreakable bonds and canine companions that enrich the lives of all they encounter.

The 2019 Top Dog Film Festival presents a two hour cinematic celebration honouring the bond between dogs and their people. Filled with delightfully doggy moments of joy and celebration of your beloved canine companions.

This carefully curated program of canine-themed films is comprised of the most inspirational, heart-warming and entertaining stories about dogs and their human companions, from independent filmmakers around the globe.

Get tickets before they sell out – you’d be barking mad to miss it.

The Top Dog Film Festival is exempt from classification but would obtain a General rating and is suitable for all ages.
Shane Nicholson and Special Guest in concert for Metro Social Blue Mountains
Date Sat 3rd Aug 2019
From his early days with Brisbane’s Pretty Violet Stain to his current status as Australia’s leading proponent of Alternative Country / Americana, Shane Nicholson has become a steady and constant figure in the Australian music industry.

He has won three ARIA awards – for his solo album Hell Breaks Loose in 2015 and his hugely successful collaborations with Kasey Chambers Rattlin’ Bones and Wreck and Ruin, 10 Golden Guitar Awards – including 2018 Male Artist of the Year – and an APRA award.

Shane is widely regarded as a major player in the Alternative Country field in Australia and the USA, having been nominated multiple times at the Americana Music Awards in Nashville.
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Day Parade and Service
Date Sun 11th Aug 2019
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 on the closest Sunday, Vietnam Veterans gather at the War Memorial for a commemorative service and wreath laying.

This year the event will start with the parade and service in Macquarie Road Springwood from 11am to 12.30pm.

In the afternoon from 4pm to 4.45pm, proceedings continue with the Beating the Retreat Ceremony with Lithgow Pipe Band at the War Memorial.

Art in the Mountains
Date Tue 13th Aug 2019 to Sun 1st Sep 2019
An exhibition by Award Winning Artists of the Combined Art Societies of Sydney (CASS).

This is an opportunity to experience the inspired and unique work of the region's artists.

The wider Sydney Basin is home to many creative artists.

Artists are from the Central Coast and the leafy North Shore; the Eastern Suburbs and inner Sydney Harbour communities; south to St George and Sutherland Shire; and west to the Nepean and Macquarie Towns; and onto the Southern Highlands district of Bowral.

Artwork will range from portraits, landscapes, streetscapes, still life, abstract and realist paintings with a contemporary edge – as well as prints. There will also be the opportunity to commission special pieces.



CASS is a non-profit-group run totally by volunteer lovers of art.

The Annual Blue Mountains Elvis Festival
Date Thu 15th Aug 2019 to Sun 18th Aug 2019
The Blue Mountains Elvis Festival's main venues this year are the Wentworth Falls Country Club and the Palais Royale Hotel, Katoomba, with additional shows at the Family Hotel and other venues in and around Katoomba.

The Festival includes four major shows at the Wentworth Falls Country Club and seven major shows at the Palais Royale, plus the Sing Like Elvis competition and the opening night dinner dance.

Jack Gatto, Marcus Jackson, and Sean Spiteri will headline the festival this year.

Please refer to the website for further details and the programme.
Greystanes Gala Dinner
Date Sat 17th Aug 2019
The Annual Signature Fundraising Event for Greystanes Disability Services.

Join supporters of Greystanes Disability Services for a colourful Gala Dinner.

The Annual Greystanes Gala Dinner is an evening of networking, good food and good wine for a good cause.

Tickets include canapés, three course fine dining meal with four hour drinks package. Dress is formal with prizes for the most colourful guests.

Blue Mountains Writers' Festival
Date Thu 22nd Aug 2019 to Sun 25th Aug 2019
The inaugural Blue Mountains Writers’ Festival will be held in Katoomba from Thursday to Sunday 22- 25 August, 2019.

Do you love books, writing and hearing writers talking about their work? A celebration of place, writers, writing and reading, this Festival offers something for everyone, including author talks, panel presentations, literary dinners, book clubs with celebrity authors, children's and young adult events, musical events, writing workshops, book launches and more.

The Festival will be held across several venues, including Varuna house, the iconic Carrington Hotel, the Cultural Centre, Katoomba library, and other cafes and galleries around town.

The program will be announced in June 2019.
Bygone Beautys' Traditional High Tea Supreme for Good Food Month.
Date Tue 1st Oct 2019 to Sat 5th Oct 2019
Every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday in October 2016.
Bookings are essential, please phone or email.

Enjoy a unique and theatrical Traditional High Tea with a twist. Reminiscent of decades past, enjoy even more decadence as Bygone Beautys launches its new Traditional High Tea Supreme as part of The Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Month presented by Citi in October 2016.

Step back in time for a unique and theatrical high tea reminiscent of decades past in a charming old-world dining room. Upon arrival, enjoy complimentary champagne in crystal flutes with mini quiches, sausage rolls and vegetarian roulades. Then, grandly presented silver service on an afternoon tea tray-mobile, finely rolled crustless sandwiches, an assortment of homemade tea cakes and biscuits, baby scones with freshly whipped cream and strawberry jam, and your choice of speciality loose-leaf tea or coffee.

With the addition of a hot first course and a complimentary glass of champagne on arrival, this experience will add an extra touch of upper class decadence and also give guests a taste of the original ‘High Tea’, which began around 1825 and was originally a hearty meal which included several hot dishes.
Circle Time
Date Wed 2nd Oct 2019 to Wed 9th Oct 2019
Come and experience the magic of Circle Time. Sit down with their Aboriginal ranger and learn some traditional hands-on craft activities using resources straight from the bush. Learn how materials such as tree bark can transform into eco-friendly fishing line, a belt, or bush jewellery. Create your own stringybark rope bracelet to take home.
Leura Gardens Festival
Date Sat 5th Oct 2019 to Sun 13th Oct 2019
The 55th Festival will feature glorious cool climate spring gardens, showcasing a particularly wide range of styles and sizes, and comprising new, returning and several old-favourite gardens. Situated in the beautiful Blue Mountains 100 kilometres west of Sydney, the gardens of Leura are famous for their magnificent displays of azaleas, rhododendrons, dogwoods, camellias and other cool climate exotics, as well as flowering annuals, perennials and bulbs. The blaze of springtime colour in the gardens attracts visitors from all parts of Australia and overseas.

There are big gardens and small gardens in the Festival and each garden has its own distinctive character.
Festival proceeds go to the Blue Mountains District ANZAC Memorial Hospital and other local health-related organisations.
Mayfield Garden Spring Festival
Date Sat 12th Oct 2019 to Sun 27th Oct 2019
The Garden is one of the world's largest privately owned cool climate gardens and is home to a private garden, and Mayfield Garden which is a year-round visitor experience.

Mayfield Garden Spring Festival offer visitors a rare chance to experience the expansive private family garden beyond Mayfield Garden. See the vibrant spring colours across over 160 acres (64 hectares) of manicured garden.

Private Garden is made available for 16 days each season (summer, autumn, winter and spring) and there's something for everyone with the Cafe and Produce Store serving a garden and paddock to plate menu from Mayfield produce and local suppliers and the Nursery selling a range of cool climate plants and some kids activities too.

Just 2.5 hours from Sydney and 15 kilometres from Oberon, Mayfield Garden Private Garden Open Days are not to be missed.

Please check the website for further details.
Leura Village Fair
Date Sat 12th Oct 2019 to Sun 13th Oct 2019
Held for the past 36 years, Leura Village Fair is a celebration of spring in the beautiful Blue Mountains that runs over two days. Designed for all ages, this vibrant event transforms the picturesque village into a bustling strip of market stalls, which are set up among the beautiful cherry blossom trees on Leura Mall and extend into Megalong Street Carpark. The majority of stallholders are based within the mountains and sell everything from fashion, jewellery, homewares and art to beauty products, children's toys and cool-climate plants. Megalong Street Carpark is transformed into an international canteen, with stallholders selling a delicious array of freshly made food, along with fresh local produce, locally made wine and cider, and an amazing selection of providore goods. Local retailers also join in by having sale tables at the front of their shops. Street performers and buskers add to the fun and the Fair also coincides with the final weekend of the annual Leura Gardens Festival – it's a great opportunity to enjoy everything that makes Leura such a unique destination!
Lithgow Halloween
Date Sat 26th Oct 2019
Lithgow Halloween 19 bursts into life Saturday 26 October with spectacular entertainment and creative costumes.
Have your costumes at the ready and prepare to be immersed in the next installment of Lithgow Halloween. Australia’s biggest Halloween themed street party explodes into life at 3pm and will keep you spellbound until 10pm.
There will be market stalls selling an amazing selection of giftware and food plus street performers, two live stages and lots more.
With live entertainment and amusement rides there is something for everyone.
Blackheath Rhododendron Festival
Date Sat 2nd Nov 2019
Some details to be confirmed closer to the event date*

The Blackheath village comes alive with entertainment, the Grand Parade and street stalls at the Annual Rhododendron Festival on the first Saturday in November.

The Annual Art Show will be held at the Blackheath Community Centre with all items are for sale with over 300 exhibits including traditional and contemporary works.

During the festival, there will be varied stalls, activities and music for all the family.

Other activities during November include the Rhodo Black and White Ball, the Rhodo Festival Revue, and the Rhodo Festival Golf Classic. The Campbell Rhododendron gardens are always open for inspection.

Please visit the facebook page for more information.
Oberon Outdoor Week
Date Sat 2nd Nov 2019 to Sat 9th Nov 2019
A must for anyone who loves the outdoors or those looking to explore the culture and history of the Oberon region. The week includes an array of events including a fishing competition, cross country run, fossicking experiences, and arts and heritage walks.
Mayfield Garden Summer Festival
Date Sat 11th Jan 2020 to Sun 26th Jan 2020
The Mayfield Garden Summer Festival brings a sense of occasion and delight with Mayfield row boats now available to the public on Mayfield Lake, live entertainment, and the Lolly Bug on weekends. Dine at the café, serving a garden and paddock to plate menu, and discover parts of the Private Garden beyond Mayfield Garden.

Features include: the Rose Garden, Creek Garden and Mayfield Lake. This summer bring your family and friends and enjoy a long, leisurely day and view vibrant summer colours, roses in bloom and lush green growth in this spectacular garden.

This Summer new attractions are opening, These include The Gallery, Valley of Five Ponds, Venus Vale, Mayfield Allee and Grotto. Visitors have witnessed some of these components being built nearby for a number of years, however, some have previously only been glimpsed from afar and can now be seen and explored up close for the first time.
Australia Day with the Australian Gnome Convention Glenbrook
Date Sun 26th Jan 2020
Join in the fun at the Australia Day celebrations and the famous Annual Gnome Convention in the Blue Mountains at Glenbrook Park.

There will be a flag raising ceremony, market, community and information stalls, free on-stage entertainment for the whole family, children's rides, Gnome competition, Aussie family fun activities on the oval, and much, much more.

Ask anyone in the mountains - it's a great day - a country fair with extra flair! Gnomes come from all over to join the fun!
Springwood Australia Day Festival
Date Sun 26th Jan 2020
The Australia Day Festival in Springwood features two stages with live music, band, singers and dancers along with rides, market and food stalls, barbecue and a bar. Australia Day in Springwood welcomes all members of the community to come together and celebrate living in Australia.

Entry to event by donation. All proceeds raised from the event are donated to local Rural Fire Service brigades and SES.
Wines of the West Festival
Date Wed 29th Jan 2020
The annual Wines of the West Festival brings together Vineyards throughout the Blue Mountains and Central West to showcase some of the best of the regional wineries.

Make the most of your chance to talk to the makers of fine award winning wines!

Entry includes two days access to the 25 wineries, tastings of all wines available and exclusive access to specials at the Cellar door.
Rydal Show
Date Sat 8th Feb 2020
The Rydal Show is known as 'The Biggest Little Show in the West'.

There is something for everyone with yard dog trials, wood chopping, prize winning arts and horticulture. See the best wool, the best cattle, and the best vegetables the district can produce. See the horse riding events and enjoy the Rydal Show country dining room where there is a two course lunch as well as morning and afternoon tea. Snacks are available at the canteen and liquid refreshments at the Bar.

Experience a real country show in a great bush setting on the edge of the village of Rydal, just 20 minutes from Lithgow.
Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend Roaring 20s High Tea.
Date Sat 8th Feb 2020 to Mon 10th Feb 2020
Be transported back to the Roaring Twenties and experience true decadence at Bygone Beautys’ special Traditional High Tea Supreme event Diamonds are a Girls Best Friend.

Through an opulent display of sparkling diamonds accompanied by a complementary glass of champagne, visitors will experience the full charade of 1920s grandeur set amongst a lavish backdrop of an old world dining room. Tables adorned with an impressive array of shimmering diamonds, sparkling champagne, as well as silver pots and fine bone china, guests will be amazed at just how many diamonds will fit on the table.

While waiters are dressed in top and tails to deliver this decadent delight on an afternoon tea tray mobile, guests will be transported back to the leisure of decades past. This year enjoy even more decadence with all the inclusions of a Traditional High Tea Supreme, including an additional hot course and complimentary champagne.

Tickets include a complimentary glass of Champagne (over 18 years only). Bookings essential.
Blue Mountains Music Festival
Date Fri 13th Mar 2020 to Sun 15th Mar 2020
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, see and hear world class musicians in an intimate and relaxed atmosphere that has been raved about by both performers and audiences.

All weekend the site is alive with the sounds of acoustic guitars, dobros, mandolins, fiddles, accordions, concertinas, bouzoukis, banjos, pianos, drums, percussion, flutes, pipes, whistles and voices. Food and craft stalls, the poet's brunch, children's entertainment and performance workshops fill out the on site atmosphere.

The festival precinct is a short stroll from Katoomba railway station and the buzzing strip of cafes, restaurants and shops that lead you down to the site.

Ticket prices are yet to be released, check website for up to date details.
Six Foot Track Marathon
Date Sat 14th Mar 2020
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.

The race is a fundraiser for the Rural Fire Service, and Six Foot Track Heritage Trust and is organised by the Sydney Striders Running Club, it attracts over 850 entrants each year.



For further qualifying and registering details please visit the web site.

Springwood Foundation Day Festival
Date Sat 2nd May 2020
Join the fun at this festival to celebrate the spirit of Springwood in 2020!

Springwood Foundation Day Festival celebrates the village's heritage and showcases what it has become.

Enjoy live entertainment, stalls, street performers, and amusement rides.



Non-stop fun and entertainment for all the family!