What’s On

Spring Time in The Blue Mountains

September 1st – November 30th 2022

Discover the Blue Mountains, Sydney’s backyard playground. #GOBLUE… AND #STAYANIGHTORTWO. A natural wonderland where waterfalls plummet into valleys clad with rainforest, and breathtaking views stretch to the hazy blue horizon. A region where quaint, historic villages nestle amongst trees painted with the colours of the seasons, and creativity is inspired by the bounty of nature. Relax and take a stroll through the World Heritage listed National Park, or perhaps indulge….

DINOSAUR VALLER IS BACK

November 5th

Dinosaur Valley is about to coming roaring back to life!

From November 5, come face to face with dozens of roaring, moving dinos including; Triceratops, Tyrannosaurus Rex, Stegosaurus, Brachiosaurus, Spinosaurus and many more. Catch the world’s steepest railway into Dinosaur Valley, marvel at dozens of dinosaurs, set amongst a Jurassic-era rainforest. Learn about dinos from the Dinosaur Rangers, Fossil Alley and The Hatchery. All new for 2022 is the Dino Play Zone which features Jurassic Jungle Gym, Fossil Dig and Dino Disco—perfect for 3-8 year olds.

Leura Garden Festival

October 2023

Situated in the beautiful Blue Mountains 100 kms 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. . .

Blue Mountains Ukulele Festival

10th – 13th February 2023

It’s on again! The Blue Mountains Ukulele Group invites you to enjoy the best fun you can have in the Blue Mountains in the summer… the Ninth annual Blue Mountains Ukulele Festival. Now a multi-award winning event, the 2021 Blue Mountains Ukulele Festival is being held in and around the iconic Carrington Hotel, 15-47 Katoomba Street, Katoomba NSW. . .

Blue Mountains Music Festival

17th – 18th -19th March 2023

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. . .

Blackheath Rhododendron Festival

Saturday 5th November 2022

During the Annual Rhododendron Festival the Blackheath village comes alive with entertainment and street stalls. The Grand Parade will take place 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….

ARCHIBALD PRIZE

22nd – 4th December 2022

Archibald Prize 2022 finalist, Blak Douglas ′Moby Dickens′, synthetic polymer paint on linen, 300 x 200 cm © the artist, image © AGNSW, Mim StirlingSitter: Karla Dickens***This information and these images are embargoed until 11 am on 5 May 2022*** These images may only be used in conjunction with editorial coverage of the Archibald Prize 2022 exhibition, 14 May – 28 August 2022, at the Art Gallery of New South Wales. These images may not be cropped or overwritten. Prior approval in writing is required for use as a cover. Caption details must accompany reproductions of the images. Archiving is not permitted. Media contact: stephanie.pirrie@ag.nsw.gov.au

The annual Archibald Prize is eagerly anticipated by artists and audiences alike. Judged by the trustees of the Art Gallery of NSW, the prize is awarded to the best portrait painting. Since 1921 it has highlighted figures from all walks of life, from famous faces to local heroes, reflecting back to us the stories of our times.

Blue Mountains Elvis Festival

9th -12th March 2023

The Blue Mountains Elvis Festival 2023 will take place at various venues through the Blue Mountains.

Featuring an incredible set of artists, including:

Gordon Hendricks (UK), Brendon Chase (NZ),  Brody Finlay (AUS), Che Orton (NZ), Johnny Angel (NZ)

Carmine Cimilio, Stuey V, Rick Charles, Gavin Chatelier and many other performers………

Opening Gala Dinner, Gospel Show

King of the Mountains Singing Competition
Free Lounge Entertainment

Equinox Autumn Celebration of the senses

1st – 3rd April – 8th – 10th April

As the sun crosses the celestial equator giving day and night equal reign, a new celebration of the senses will dawn on the Blue Mountains NSW Australia.

Equinox – Autumn Celebration of the Senses highlights and unites all that is great about the Blue Mountains in Autumn.

Spanning the entire Blue Mountains region over four weekends between March 18 and April 10, 2022, Equinox will feature myriad free and ticketed events for locals and visitors of all ages among one of the most recognised ancient landscapes on Earth.