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December 2018

SEE SANTA ARRIVE ON HISTORIC STEAM TRAM

EVENT: SEE SANTA ARRIVE BY 125 YEAR OLD STEAM TRAM

DATES: Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th December at 11am & 2pm

DESCRIPTION: Welcome Santa and his elf as they arrive on the heritage listed Sydney Steam Tram* at the Valley Heights Railway Museum on Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th December.

Arriving at 11am & 2pm, Santa will greet the excited youngsters and then be on duty in the roundhouse for personal photo opportunities and a free gift for all children.

The Museum’s great attractions and exhibits are all open on the day, including rides on the Steam Tram*, and are included in the normal admission fees.

Open from 10am until 4pm and last ride at 3.30

*Please note that some activities may be affected by adverse weather conditions

 

 

Daily 8th to 9th December 2018 Next 9th December 2018

Disability Access
Children Welcome
Member Event

Scenic World presents Dinosaur Valley

Millions of years ago, dinosaurs ruled the earth. Now they’re back!

Dinosaur Valley is coming to Scenic World this summer, bringing the Jurassic rainforest to life with prehistoric dinosaurs from November 1 to January 28.

Awaken your sense of adventure with friendly Dinosaur Rangers and discover more about these fascinating creatures in the heart of the Jamison Valley.

Everyone will have a roaring good time with free events, daily ranger meet and greets and a range of kids’ activities.

Experience Dinosaur Valley for yourself with a Scenic World Discovery Pass including unlimited travel on the Scenic Railway, Skyway, Cableway and Walkway.

Daily 1st November 2018 to 28th January 2019 Next 10th December 2018

Sensory Concert

People with sensory issues that prevent them from attending public events such as concerts can immerse themselves in a specially designed live music performance.

To be held on a weekday during school holidays to cater for aged care facilities, centres for people with a disability and families, it will feature internationally acclaimed musicians Erica Kennedy on violin, flautist Lisa Osmialowski and Bullaburra concert pianist Grace Kim.

Part of the Sensory Concerts series, it has been designed for people of all ages, especially families with sensory or special needs such as autism spectrum disorder, physical or intellectual disabilities who experience feelings of being overwhelmed by crowd, noise, light, smell and touch.

Performed to small groups in a relaxed atmosphere, there will be a range of seating options and a retreat space where audience members can self-regulate or seek support from the onsite occupational therapist and psychologist.

As an internationally renowned professional concert pianist and music educator Ms Kim knows firsthand the benefits of music to health and wellbeing, and strives to make it accessible to everyone who needs it.

Various Dates 23rd April 2018 to 4th March 2019 Next 10th December 2018

KTown Funky Horns Jam Session

The K-Town Funky Horns Jam Session will be in the Baroque Room every Thursday, think large group improv ala Miles Davies Electric bands.

Entry is via The Harp and Fiddle Bar and admission is free. 

Various Dates 29th March to 27th December 2018 Next 13th December 2018

Disability Access
Free Entry
Member Event

Old City Bank Bar - Live Music

Come to the Old City Bank Bar for relaxed entertainment in an old English style pub in the heart of the Blue Mountains.
Live Music every Friday and Saturday night.

Visit their Facebook page for details.

Various Dates 19th October 2018 to 28th September 2019 Next 14th December 2018

Friday Supper Club

Avalon Restaurant and Cocktail Bar at Katoomba presents the Friday Supper Club – a weekly night of live music, hearty food and classic cocktails at Avalon.

Each Friday night, they present local acts, free of charge, who provide music-to-dine-to in the fabulous art-deco surroundings.

Featured acts include Blue Mountains favourites Jazz Daiquiri, Kate Woolfe Trio, The Orchard Boat, Willem Sherlock Roorda, Frazer, Ireland and Russell, The Three-Handed Beat Bandits, Kees Steen, Penelope Wells, plus many more.

Book yourself a table with friends, choose something to eat from their menu and extensive local wine and craft beer list, or treat yourself to a cheeky cocktail from the bar.

What better way to start your weekend?

Bookings essential.

Various Dates 6th April 2018 to 29th March 2019 Next 14th December 2018

Christmas Under The Stars

Come along for a night of celebrating Christmas Under the Stars! It will be a night of carols and performances, food and activities and just a great night out for everyone.

Time: 5pm gates open, 6pm preshow, 7pm main carols. Free Entry.

On 15th December 2018

A Taste Of Irish Christmas Lithgow

‘A Taste of Irish Christmas’ hits the stage this December featuring stars directly from London’s West End. Witness the World Champions of Irish dance take to the stage for a magical night of tunes, taps and tradition! Immerse yourself in an authentic Celtic experience by laughing, clapping and singing along to the story of two star crossed lovers that dance beneath the mistletoe.

‘A Taste of Irish Christmas’ transports the audience to a time and place where music and dance are the cornerstones of celebration. The tale of the World’s most loved nation will come alive in one unforgettable live performance.

Featuring an unparalleled cast of World, All Ireland and National Champion Irish dancers, alongside some of the most sought after traditional musicians from around the globe, ‘A Taste of Irish Christmas’ brings the Celtic Christmas traditions Down Under.

The performance is live and sets itself apart from anything that has been or will in the performing arts realm. Irish accordion, fiddle, mandolin and banjo perfectly compliment unsurpassed vocals that offer a unique interpretation on family favourite Christmas carols and tunes.

On 16th December 2018

Springwood Growers Market

Smell, buy and taste wonderful regional food at the Springwood Growers Market. Meet the Growers and Producers of the fantastic array of foods.

Supporting local Farmers and Producers. You will see that what you buy is fresh and lasts. Tantalising your tastebuds with fresh Australian foods is wonderful. Come out, buy fresh produce and show your support.

Various Dates 28th January to 23rd December 2018 Last 23rd December 2018

Mountain Heritage Christmas Day Lunch

BLUE MOUNTAINs CHRISTMAS

 5 COURSE SET MENU FOR LUNCH  

SPECTACULAR VIEWS 

 

Every exquisite dish will be prepared with loving care by our expert culinary team. As you savour the breathtaking views from our Jamison Views Restaurant, you’ll rejoice in the knowledge that all the hard work’s been done for you.

+  FABULOUS FESTIVE ATMOSPHERE

WITH BON BONS 

+ LIVE ENTERTAINMENT 

BY RESIDENT PIANIST ALAN JOHNSON 

 

All you have to do is eat, drink, and be merry (and leave the cleaning up to us.) That’s our gift to you!

BOOK NOW TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT! 

 

On 25th December 2018

Children Welcome
Member Event

Mountain Heritage Christmas Dinner

BLUE MOUNTAINs CHRISTMAS

MOUTHWATERING BUFFET  

SPECTACULAR VIEWS 

Every exquisite dish will be prepared with tender loving care by our expert culinary team. As you savour the breathtaking views from our Jamison Views Restaurant, you’ll rejoice in the knowledge that all the hard work’s been done for you.

+  FABULOUS FESTIVE ATMOSPHERE

WITH BON BONS 

All you have to do is eat, drink, and be merry (and leave the cleaning up to us.) That’s our gift to you!

BOOk NOW TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT!

On 25th December 2018

Children Welcome
Member Event

Christmas Day Lunch in the Blue Mountains

Celebrate Christmas over a three course shared feast of Australian Classics with a cocktail prepared overlooking the glorious Blue Mountains to the sound of nature and live music.

On 25th December 2018

Ghost Tour Katoomba

Shiver in ghoulish delight at deliciously dark tales of murder, mishap, convicts, hangings and more as you explore haunted buildings and abandoned cemeteries on a spine-tingling glimpse behind the rugged landscape to discover the rich and sometimes dark and bloody history of the Greater Blue Mountains region.

Your host Paranormal Pete has extensive knowledge of paranormal activity in the area and will lead you to the scene of dark myths and gloomy legends.

Travel on the Ghost Bus with the only ghost tour in the Blue Mountains and take morbid glee in the macabre with hair-raising access to unique, forgotten and secret locations that are off limits to the general public.

Visit historic wells, convict graves, a convict stockade and colonial buildings oozing tantalising tales of shadowy figures from the past at Hartley Historic Site. You may even meet the ghost of Victoria Pass "the lady in black".

Various Dates 3rd August 2018 to 1st February 2019 Next 28th December 2018

Beached As Boogie Down: Beach Theme New Years Eve Party

Retro Rehash and The Baroque present Beached As Boogie Down: A Beach Themed New Years Eve Extravaganza. You will enter a world where Surfers will be strutting the dance floor with sea creatures, while partying with Pirates. In the tune to such sweet acts as:

Michael Smith of The Atlantic’s
Psyc Funkers Hibiscus Biscuit
Avant- Punkers InLärm
Classic Rockers K.T.B project
With Feel good Folk-ers Tally Ho and more.

Plus secret band jam (to be revealed at a later date). For bookings call the Carrington Hotel.

Partnered with:
Baroque Room
Resilience Festival
Blue Mountains Music Academy - BMMA
The Haze Mag - Blue Mountains
Katoomba Music
And Design Heroes

Daily 31st December 2018 to 1st January 2019 Next 31st December 2018

January 2019

New Year's Day Party in the Blue Mountains

Celebrate the start of 2019 on the terrace of Bar NSW at The Lookout Echo Point overlooking the glorious Blue Mountains! Party away New Year's Day over an afternoon of free flowing food, drinks and live tunes. From 12 noon - 3pm, soak in the sun while enjoying savoury and sweet canapés, grazing stations, live music by Argentis and unlimited beverages including sparkling waters, soft drinks, beer, sparkling, white and red wines.

On 1st January 2019

Life Drawing Summer Schools at Norman Lindsay Gallery

During the warm summer days of January, explore your creative side in the magical grounds of Norman Lindsay Gallery with up to four days of life-drawing.

The package includes four days (9am to 1pm) of life drawing, with an experienced tutor, models, use of easels, and morning tea. Suitable for both beginners and more experienced drawers.

Bookings are essential.

Daily 1st to 4th January 2019 Next 1st January 2019

Oberon Community and Farmers Market

Sample a smorgasbord of local produce at The Oberon Community and Farmers Market.

Each month the lovely quaint grounds at St Barnabas Church become a flurry of activity complete with some truly delightful smells which lure passers by to come for a look, and end up leaving with an armload of locally produced goodies.

Around 30 stalls gather under the canopy of trees in the charming grounds all year around, and if you get there nice and early, prepare to be amazed with the diversity of local produce. You will find local fruit and vegetables, knitwear, alpaca products, handmade local crafts, art work, freshly roasted coffee, wines, olives, jewelry, bags, homemade pies and cakes and other baked goods, local eggs, clothing, homemade jams and preserves, essential oils, fresh baked bread, and many other gourmet treats available.

Various Dates 3rd March 2018 to 2nd February 2019 Next 5th January 2019

Lindsay Lou and Band with Smith and Jones

Lindsay Lou and her band keep one foot in The Great Lakes State of Michigan with the soul of Motown, and one in Music City, USA: Nashville, TN. They still embody the soul of a good jam or late night pickin session, and also have honed in on a sound that’s entirely their own drawing from soul, blues, folk, jazz and maybe even a traces of that techno beat.

As a vocalist, Lindsay falls into an elite category, along with her band of equally gifted musicians playing their own brand of Americana, Lindsay Lou is a not to be missed act.

On 5th January 2019

Watercolour Workshops with artist David Wardman

A workshop for beginners and more advanced participants. A one day structured workshop, an intensive but highly enjoyable process aimed at raising the skills and confidence of the participant. You will study the materials and techniques to discover new ways of seeing the world around you, and to translate that into successful water colour painting.

They look at how to find compelling subject matter almost anywhere. They study the nature of light in painting that defines and gives the image life.

David Wardman is an accomplished watercolour artist, as well as conducting workshops he has given talks in watercolour illustration at Sydney University, UTS, and Sydney College of the Arts.

Student numbers are limited to six participants, the day starts at 10am and finishes at 4pm, the workshops are held on the first Sunday of each month. A light lunch and refreshments are included. Some materials are provided , please contact David for materials requirements.

Various Dates 1st July 2018 to 2nd June 2019 Next 6th January 2019

Bug Hunt Adventure

Get ready to discover some of the planet’s most amazing creatures – bugs! You will be surprised at the many different bugs living right under your feet. Have fun in the beautiful Blue Mountains with your national park ranger, and find out where bugs live, what they eat, where they sleep and why they are so important. Bring a hat, water and sunscreen and you’re ready to go.

Various Dates 7th January to 7th October 2019 First 7th January 2019

Tree Painting and Art Day

Join their Aboriginal ranger and participate in some tree painting, using natural ochre and your own imagination. You will learn more about the rich culture behind some traditional symbols. Enjoy this unique opportunity to get creative and make a natural work of art in Blue Mountains National Park.

Various Dates 8th January to 8th October 2019 First 8th January 2019

Billy Tea with a Bushman

Pull up a chair by the campfire and enjoy a cup of traditional Billy Tea in the Blue Mountains National Park. Your ranger will regale you with fascinating stories about local wildlife, engage the kids with some great hands-on activities, and even roast a marshmallow or two.

Various Dates 9th January to 17th July 2019 First 9th January 2019

Junior Ranger: Essential Bush Skills

Do you want to be a Junior Ranger? This activity focuses on essential skills that will help you thrive in the bush. Learn how to make a shelter, how to find water, and what you should do if you ever become lost. Discover the smart way to pack and prepare for your next bushwalk adventure.

Junior Rangers is a new five-part program for kids. Once you complete all five activities you will receive a certificate and a gift!

Various Dates 10th January to 18th April 2019 First 10th January 2019

Froggy on the Hop

Calling all frog lovers! Come and explore the wonderful world of frogs, where their national park ranger will provide fascinating insights on these little creatures. See what you can spot in the waters of the beautiful Megalong Valley. Bring a torch, warm clothing and good waterproof boots for this fantastic Blue Mountains experience.

Various Dates 11th January to 19th April 2019 First 11th January 2019

The Rhythm Lounge

DJ Old Spice take you on an all-vinyl musical journey through soul, funk, latin, disco and reggae grooves from the '60s and '70s.

 

The Rhythm Lounge is on the second Saturday of the month, in 'extended play' from 7pm until late, in the cosy Avalon Cocktail Lounge. Expect a blend of mellow tunes, ideal for having a cheeky cocktail and a chat, to tracks that will make you want to get up and boogie. Entry is free.

 

Why not book yourself a table in the dining room for dinner with friends? A bar menu will also be available.

 

For more information call 02 4782 5532 or email dylan@avalonkatoomba.com.au

Various Dates 10th March 2018 to 12th January 2019 Last 12th January 2019

Free Entry
Member Event

Winmalee Artisan Markets

Winmalee Artisan Markets showcase local handmade products: Art, Craft, Glass Makers, Candle Makers, Dressmakers, Locally Produced Honey, Body and Bath Products, Plants, Preserves and Sauces, Quality Meat and Produce, Jewellery and Food vendors.

Various Dates 11th March 2018 to 10th February 2019 Next 13th January 2019

The Leura Shakespeare Festival

*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***

A riotously, raucous Summer Festival about service, appetites and balancing acts - spanning the full reach of comedy - from Shakespeare's dark satirical masterpiece Measure For Measure to Goldoni's Italian dish of laughs Servant of Two Masters.

Botched marriages, dastardly disguises, cunning plots, Men who are wildly unqualified for their jobs and unruly women pushed to the point of performing miracles. Join them this season for a feast of comedy - both light and dark - that will hopefully prove that out of chaos comes progress and satisfaction.

This delightful season features some of Sydney’s best and freshest comedic actors; George Zhao, Yalin Ozucelik, Adele Querol, Gabriel Fancourt, Aanisa Vylet, Samantha Ward, Shingo Usami, Meg Clarke, Andrew Hearle, Jess Loudon, Mackenzie Fearnley, Steph Kelly, Claudia Ware and Janine Watson.

Daily 13th to 28th January 2019 Next 13th January 2019

The Buzz on Bees

Buzz along for a fun, hands-on morning with their ranger and discover more about their friendly native bees. Build your own mini Bee Hotel for your garden, sample some delicious honey, and learn about these very important little pollinators and their favourite plants.

Various Dates 14th to 21st January 2019 First 14th January 2019

Aboriginal Experience at Walls Cave

Journey with their Aboriginal Ranger as you descend down into the magnificent Walls Cave at Blackheath. Hear stories and legends of this country’s first people, and retrace their steps along this beautiful waterway, formerly occupied for thousands of years.

Bring a hat, water, sunscreen and lunch, and you’re ready to explore.

Various Dates 15th January to 23rd April 2019 First 15th January 2019

Junior Ranger: Mappping and Orienteering

Do you want to be a Junior Ranger? This activity focuses on some important outdoor techniques, including how to read and decode maps, and how to orientate to North using a compass. Once they have mastered the basics, your ranger will put your skills to the test!

Junior Rangers is a new five-part program for kids. Once you complete all five activities you will receive a certificate and a gift!

Various Dates 17th January to 3rd October 2019 First 17th January 2019

The Swell Sisters

Mandy, Sarina and Jo are The Swell Sisters, cheeky Sweethearts of the ’60s. The Supremes, The Ronnettes, Dusty Springfield, Aretha Franklin and more – the Sisters re-create the soundtrack to your favourite musical era with all the songs, sass and style that made the Sixties so swingin’!

Now these Gals showcase their sizzling voices and flirty personalities in a show brimming with humour and hit songs.

Tickets?

Cabaret & Show tickets …only 50 available

limited show-only tickets available

Book Here

In the tradition of The Fabulous Singlettes, these 3 magical voices and colourful, vibrant performers will have you grabbing your Gogo Boots and Shimmying in your Beehives.

On 18th January 2019

Children Welcome
Member Event

The Swell Sisters: Sweethearts of the '60s

Mandy, Sarina and Jo are The Swell Sisters, cheeky Sweethearts of the ’60s. The Supremes, The Ronnettes, Dusty Springfield, Aretha Franklin and more – the Sisters re-create the soundtrack to your favourite musical era with all the songs, sass and style that made the Sixties so swingin’!

Now these Gals showcase their sizzling voices and flirty personalities in a show brimming with humour and hit songs.

In the tradition of The Fabulous Singlettes, these three magical voices and colourful, vibrant performers will have you grabbing your Gogo Boots and Shimmying in your Beehives.

On 18th January 2019

Lady Luck Festival at The Carrington Hotel

The Lady Luck Festival was formed in 2009, created for the rockabilly and vintage enthusiasts, showcasing 'customs and culture' from the fabulous 1950's.

By day, think fun, fashion, food and entertainment for the whole family with free admission to bands, market day, hot rod and vintage car show, swing dancing, public dance lesson and a jumping castle for the kids.

By night, get a babysitter and frock up as the party begins with a 'Diner and Dance' party with live bands, dance performances and much more. More details to come.

On 20th January 2019

Australia Day with the Australian Gnome Convention Glenbrook

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!

On 25th January 2019

Springwood Australia Day Festival

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.

On 26th January 2019

Wines of the West Festival

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.

Daily 26th to 27th January 2019 Next 26th January 2019

Steam Train or Tram Rides at Valley Heights

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 been revived for the Museum's 20 minute return trip (subject to change/operating conditions).

Other operating days (see website) will still see all day rides on the ever popular Steam Tram from the 1890s.

Enjoy the two operating model rooms and explore the beautifully restored locomotives and carriages from past eras.

A World War I Honour Board commemorates local railwaymen who enlisted for the armed services. Read the stories behind these young men's lives.

Entry prices include Museum entry and steam train or steam tram rides.

Various Dates 14th February 2016 to 31st January 2019 Last 31st January 2019

February 2019

Rydal Show

*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***

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.

On 2nd February 2019

Blue Mountains Ukulele Festival

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 130 acts across nine stages and thousands of visitors taking in the ukulele fun.

The festival opens Friday night with a dinner and show (bookings required at the Carrington Hotel). All are welcome to the performances and free workshops all day Saturday and then more performances and free Jam and Strum sessions on Sunday – bring your ukulele!

This free event is run by fun loving volunteers who believe that there are two types of people in the world - those who play the Ukulele and those who want to. One thing for sure, the many visitors who come along can't help tapping their feet, singing along and having fun.

Daily 8th to 10th February 2019 Next 8th February 2019

Irish Mythen in concert for Metro Social Blue Mountains

Irish Mythen’s music is so powerful and beautiful you can’t help being instantly engaged.

Irish is a true entertainer who is known for her gripping live shows which are a thing of wild emotion as she pours heart and soul into every word she sings. She has a way of delivering her songs that leave you in awe of her vocal talent and remembering the show, the songs and the performer long after you’ve walked away.

She is the storyteller who will grasp your attention and who will bring you on an incredible and emotional journey, as well as the comedian with a joie de vivre who’ll have you laughing from the very beginning until long after the end of her show.

Her latest release, the self-titled Irish Mythen, gained her recognition around the globe with nominations and wins coming from Music PEI, East Coast Music Association, Folk Alliance International and SOCAN. Write-ups in Australian Guitar Magazine, the Rolling Stone, and a plethora of online publications world-wide have helped plant Irish firmly on the map of ‘Must See Artists’.

On 9th February 2019

Oberon Show

*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***

Oberon's annual Agricultural Show returns.

Enjoy plenty of action and activity at the Oberon Show. A colourful showcase of country life with plenty of action and activity including dog championships, equestrian events, ute competition, stationary engines, fireworks, and a wonderful display of produce, flowers, and craft in the pavilion.

Children can enjoy rides and sideshow alley as well as the animal nursery. Saturday's program ends with spectacular fireworks. Appetising refreshments are also on offer.

On 10th February 2019

Highlands Steam and Vintage Fair

*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***

If it's heritage, then the Oberon Highlands Steam and Vintage Fair has it.

The fair is held in Oberon, with event set up, and the tractor trek, and car and truck road runs (entrants only), on Friday.

Saturday has a street parade at 10am, followed by all the action at the Fair Ground. Sunday starts with the early bird tractor trek and displays until noon. No entry fees on Sunday due to reduced activities and displays.

Free entry for exhibitors, on site camping available (limited space available).

Featuring historic machinery, vintage and classic car displays, steam traction engines, steam portables and stationary engines, vintage trucks and lots of tractors. Tractor treks, fun tractor pull, car and truck rally, the flying pieman organ, market stalls, drum maker, timber working, military displays including Lithgow Living History Group.

On 10th February 2019

Relax and Awaken Weekend

Relax and Awaken Weekend in the beautiful quiet village of Blackheath, Blue Mountains and it’s going to be a wonderful time to take a break from busy life to stop and connect your surrounding, to draw a breath of fresh air and to feel a new way of being.

Includes:
Two nights Accommodation, two continental breakfast, two morning teas, unlimited tea and coffee one lunch, one dinner.

Three hour mindful bush walk, four mini workshops on improving life, four different meditation workshops.
(Note. Vegetarian food, no alcohol, dietary requirements are not catered).

Plus free time to chat and relax.

Bring comfortable clothing and bush walking foot wear.

Tina and Mandy bring together their years of experience in personal self development to connect and transform mind body emotion and spirit with tools to know yourself through breath, movement, thought and visualisation.

Daily 16th to 17th February 2019 Next 16th February 2019

Hat Fitz and Cara with Vanessa Caspersz

Hat Fitz and Cara can in no way be mistaken for a dainty duo. They are a striking pair who seldom fail to deliver an electric live performance on stage.

They are festival favourites throughout Canada, Australia, Europe, and the UK and it has been said they pack more energy into one song than most have in an entire career.

Their original compositions are seeped in Folk and Blues with an authentic Gospel sound. With just voices, guitar and vintage drums Hat Fitz and Cara embellish impeccable rootsy originals with old timey flavourings and soulful vocals reminiscent of a time once forgotten.

On 16th February 2019

Lithgow Ghost Tour

Creep back to Lithgow after dark for the Lithgow State Mine Museum Ghost Tour – if you dare.

Your host Paranormal Pete has extensive knowledge of paranormal activity in the area.

The tour is fully interactive with the use of the latest Ghost hunting equipment like thermal, Infrared and night vision cameras, Ovilus111 radio Boxes, EMF detectors and SLS stick cam.

Pete will be conducting several experiments to see if as a group we can capture some of the Paranormal Phenomena reported here.

Maximum 16 people.

Price includes: Tea, coffee, Pizza; Interactive five hour Ghost Tour; Use of Ghost Hunting Equipment and Museum entry.

On 16th February 2019

A Remarkable Life - Trish Oktober

Trish Oktober will be speaking at Everglades Historic House and Gardens on her remarkable life. She is an extremely talented gardener who has made her home, Rose Briar, into a paradise featuring many rare and unusual plants; an oasis for her menagerie of little dogs and her doves.

As well as being a superb gardener, Trish is a gifted artist and botanical illustrator, and an equally accomplished writer and illustrator of children’s books. Some signed copies will be available for purchase.

Trish will present a fascinating and wide-ranging talk about life, art, botanical drawing, writing books and her garden.

Bookings Essential.

On 16th February 2019

The Roaring 20s Festival and All That Jazz

*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***

Relive the 1920’s golden age of extravagant balls, decadent high teas, vintage vehicles, period comedies and swingin’ music at The Blue Mountains’ Roaring 20’s and all that Jazz Festival in February.

This annual month-long event pays tribute to an opulent era when Australia’s first tourist destination held a decade-long party, celebrating breathtaking architecture, iconic art and outrageous music. Don your best 20s frock and ‘kick up your heels’ in the Charleston Challenge, eat to excess at Australia’s highest (unofficial) Long Lunch, or revel in the jazz, blues and ragtime music that shaped the era (or pick up a ukulele yourself and strum along at the Blue Mountains Ukelele Festival). There are vintage cars, music, dancing and fun for the whole family!

On 23rd February 2019

Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend Roaring 20s High Tea

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.

On 24th February 2019

March 2019

Portland Art Exhibition

*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***

Annual Portland Art Exhibition. The Portland Art Society Inc. hold an art exhibition every year the first weekend in March and have done so since 1976. The exhibition, which is highly rated in NSW allows a great diversification of artists to present and show their work.

The Society has donated two-thirds of the exhibition's profit back into the community. Money raised this year will go towards mental illness.

Daily 2nd to 3rd March 2019 Next 2nd March 2019

Blue Mountains Music Festival

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.

See website for more details.

Daily 15th to 17th March 2019 Next 15th March 2019

Lithgow Agricultural Show

The Lithgow Agricultural Show will bring together all the popular exhibitions plus Side Show Alley. The Show weekend will be packed with things to do and see including Monster Trucks and Rolly Polly Cars, Outback Stockman Show, Machines Parade, Wood chopping, Rural Fire Service Challenge District Brigades, plus a spectacular Fireworks display on Saturday night.

Daily 15th to 16th March 2019 Next 15th March 2019

Gateway 2 Garden

The Gateway to Garden run returns for the second year and everyone is ready to run. Mayfield and D2F teamed up again to host the G2G, which allows runners to challenge themselves through Mayfield’s elevated terrain while exploring the spectacular garden.

Ben St Lawrence, two-time Olympic 10 kilometre runner, and multi-winner of the City 2 Surf and Sydney Running Festival is the Gateway 2 Garden Ambassador and will look to win the event again in 2019.

Explore new tracks with a choice of a five or ten-kilometre run, and the chance to win exciting prizes. It will be a perfect day out for the whole family. Dogs are welcome! Reserve your place in the race! Register Now.

On 24th March 2019

Susan O'Neill and ANDIE in concert

All the way from County Clare, Ireland, the prodigiously gifted Susan O’Neill’s soulful and husky-voiced performances are truly something to behold. Using guitar, harmonica, trumpet and a loop pedal, Susan delivers a timeless and powerful blend of the old and new. Her inspirational fusion of soulful Irish folk and her own acclaimed original material makes for an entertaining and enchanting musical experience.

Her solo performances are literally mind-blowing. The amazing range of her gritty vocal combined with her superb guitar technique, her loop pedals and trumpet, make for a truly unforgettable musical experience.

On 27th March 2019

April 2019

Sculpture at Scenic World

*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***
Set in the heart of the World Heritage Listed Blue Mountains, Sculpture at Scenic World transforms the ancient rainforest into an outdoor canvas showcasing over 35 artworks from local, national and international artists.

Perfect for art lovers, families and couples alike, Sculpture at Scenic World has something for everyone. Interactive installations, subtle artworks that blend seamlessly into the environment, and loud masterpieces with bold statements – you name it, Sculpture at Scenic World has got it.

Meander along the 2.4 kilometre Scenic Walkway as you take in the stunning artworks and scenery, accessed by none other than the world’s steepest passenger train, the Scenic Railway. Better yet, top it off with a visit to Sculpture Otherwise, an exhibition of smaller sculptures held at the Blue Mountains Cultural Centre.

Sculpture at Scenic World ticks all the right boxes for a perfect arts escape, with a number of weekend packages on offer with inclusions such as breakfast, Wifi, high tea and more. All Sculpture at Scenic World tickets include unlimited travel on the Scenic Railway, Cableway and the new Skyway, in addition to Sculpture Otherwise.

Plan your autumn arts escape now!

Various Dates 12th April to 12th May 2019 First 12th April 2019

Mayfield Garden Autumn Festival

During the 16 day Autumn Festival the Hawkins Family opens its Private Garden to visitors so this is your opportunity to explore the entire 160 acres of Mayfield. Get lost in the traditional English inspired Maze, see the Croquet Court, the Chapel, the Chook Hilton, the 80 metre Cascade with Temple and much more. In Autumn, their row boats are available on Mayfield Lake (at no additional cost) and interactive games are scattered throughout the garden for your family and friends to enjoy. There is a courtesy bus making several stops around the garden which is great for less mobile visitors.

Mayfield’s Café, Kiosk and Produce Store will be open from 9am – 4.30pm.

Just 2.5 hours from Sydney, 30 minutes from Bathurst and 10 minutes from Oberon, Mayfield Garden Autumn Festival is not to be missed.

Daily 13th to 28th April 2019 Next 13th April 2019

The Blackheath Art Society Exhibition

The Blackheath Art Society holds four annual exhibitions which continue to attract critical acclaim and wide audience appreciation.

A wide range of work from figurative to abstract, and landscapes to portraits will appeal to a wide variety of tastes.

Many members are professional artists and the standards of the exhibition are very high, at very reasonable prices. The art works on display at this exhibition are for sale.

You can see the last exhibition's winners on the web site.

Various Dates 29th September 2018 to 22nd April 2019 Next 19th April 2019

Open day with rides on heritage steam train

*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***

Bring the family along to enjoy the stunning display of remarkable exhibits including unlimited 20 minute rides on the "Valley Heights Mixed" in an 1890 open ended "Cowboy" carriage hauled by 1899 Stephenson Steam tank engine No 2 "Stevo".

View model layouts, climb on board historic locomotives and carriages, and inspect memorabilia from over 100 years of railway action at Valley Heights. View exhibits of rail artefacts and paintings, local history and photographic display plus the shop stocks a selection of books, DVDs and other souvenir items. Kids can do the fascinating 10-question quiz and check answers on the website.

On 21st April 2019

Springwood Community Quilt Show

The Springwood Community Quilt Show is looking forward to celebrating its eleventh year in 2016.

A great showcase for the fabulous quilts being made here in the Blue Mountains, New South Wales, Australia, the show is organised by a dedicated group of volunteers and they all hope you can join them on the last weekend in April.

Allow time to relax at the Quilt Show cafe where light lunches along with Devonshire teas will be available all day.

Buy a chance to win the beautiful quilt in the raffle. The quilt this year is "Lots of Dots", the award winning pattern by Chris Jurd. Profits raised from the Quilt Show go to the Blue Mountains Rural Fire Service and Textiles Studies at Springwood High School.

Time: 10am to 4pm daily.

Daily 26th to 28th April 2019 Next 26th April 2019

Ironfest

Ironfest is 'An Arts Festival with a Metal Edge', celebrating working and playing with metal.

An Arts Festival with a Metal Edge, Ironfest celebrates working and playing with metal. Held annually in Lithgow on the closest weekend to Anzac Day, Ironfest brings together artists, designer/makers, blacksmiths, performers of all kinds, musicians, historical re-enactors, machine enthusiasts and hobbyists from all over Australia, and the world.

Ironfest is imagineering with a metal and clothing focus: bringing together designer makers from all around Australia

Daily 26th to 27th April 2019 Next 26th April 2019

Springwood Foundation Day

Join the fun at this festival to celebrate the spirit of Springwood in 2019!

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!

On 27th April 2019

May 2019

Leura Harvest Festival

*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***
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 promises to be even bigger and better.

Up to 75 stalls will line Leura Mall, selling seasonal food and sharing expertise on all things fresh, regional and sustainable. You can also expect a number of fun competitions open to all age groups, including the popular Scarecrow Competition, Pet Chook Show and the Great Australian Chocolate Cake Competition. It's a great community event for the whole family.

On 3rd May 2019

Newnes Shale Oil Refinery Ruins Walking tour, LithGlow

*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***
Explore the historic ruins of one of Australia’s largest shale oil production schemes - the Newnes Shale Oil Refinery.
Built in 1906, the refinery was an ambitious undertaking by the British based Commonwealth Oil Corporation to exploit the Wolgan Valley’s vast shale reserves. The use of 19th century technology and the importation of lower priced crude oil into Australia finally closed the works in 1932.

All that remains of this once prosperous industry and thriving community are the industrial ruins and building foundations dispersed across the historically significant landscape.
This half day walking tour will explore the fascinating history of the once thriving shale oil industry, taking in the shale oil refinery ruins, the iconic beehive-shaped coking kilns, the remote township of Newnes and the Wolgan River.

On 11th May 2019

Voices of Eskbank, LithGlow

*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***
Discover the history of the Lithgow region through the Eskbank House Museum collection. One of the earliest house museums in the country, Eskbank House Museum holds many objects that reflect the important developments of the region, including the role of influential industrials Thomas Brown, James Rutherford, William Sandford and the Hoskins Brothers.

From 6pm Saturday, May 12 experience the Voices of Eskbank at night. Photographs from the archives will be projected on the buildings, giving you a unique insight into the people and moments that shaped the region.

The Museum will be open Saturday and Sunday, 10am – 4pm. Entry fee applies. Projections will run from 6pm until 10pm Saturday and can be viewed from Inch Street.

Daily 11th to 12th May 2019 Next 11th May 2019

LithGlow

LithGlow Illuminating Industrial Innovation will be a weekend showcasing and celebrating Lithgow’s remarkable story of industrial innovation dating back to the late nineteenth century.

LithGlow will be held over the weekend of Saturday and Sunday May 11 - 12. With many of Lithgow’s museums and industrial locations offering special exhibitions, tours and displays for LithGlow, it will be a weekend not to be missed with something to entertain the whole family.

Various Dates 11th to 12th May 2019 First 11th May 2019

Glow Worm Tunnel Hike, LithGlow

*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***
The Glow Worm Tunnel trail is one of the most iconic walking tracks in the greater Lithgow region with its draw card - the spectacular display of illuminating glow worms in the historical Wolgan Valley Railway Tunnel No.2, and unmissable panoramic views across Wolgan Valley and the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area.

Described as being one of the most expensive privately funded engineering feats of its time, the Wolgan Valley Railway was the brainchild of chief railway engineer Sir Henry Deane in 1906 and served the nearby Newnes Shale Oil Refinery for the first few decades of the 20th century. The shay engines and rail lines; as well as the dedicated people that worked the railway, have long since gone and nature has now reclaimed much of this once revered and celebrated railway line.

Following the historical footprint of the Wolgan Valley Railway, the hike traverses often steeply graded and densely forested slopes onto spectacular panoramic views of the Wolgan Valley. The nine kilometre trail meanders through fern tree laden gorges, sandstone pagodas and canyons and mountain streams to the aptly named Glow Worm Tunnel.

On 12th May 2019

bentART

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.

On 14th May 2019

Ultra-Trail Australia

*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***
Ultra-Trail Australia is four day running festival incorporating a 100 kilometre, 50 kilometre and 22 kilometre trail run through the world heritage listed Blue Mountains National Park. The UTA start/finish event hub is located at Scenic World, Katoomba.

The UTA festival includes a one kilometre kids trail race and the UTA 951, a 1.2 kilometre stair climb from the base of the iconic Furber steps to the Ultra-Trail Australia finish line at Scenic World. There is also an event expo, athlete forums, film festival and more.

Ultra-Trail Australia is a truly unique and spectacular event that sees the world's elite athletes, recreational runners and first time ultra-runners converge to take on a breath-taking and challenging course. UTA is part of the Ultra-Trail World Tour.

Daily 16th to 19th May 2019 Next 16th May 2019

Million Paws Walk - Blue Mountains

*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***
Grab your two and four legged friends and join other animal lovers for a fun filled day at the Million Paws Walk.

Whether you have pets in your family or not, you're invited to join the pack, walking with tens of thousands of people and pets throughout Australia to help raise vital funds for the RSPCA, the animals in their care, and to promote responsible pet ownership.

Walk or be walked around Melrose Park and be a part of dog agility tests, get training tips and information for the care of dogs of various ages and sizes and talk to dog behavioural experts who will be there to give you advice on discipline and handling of larger breeds.

A fun day out for families and people of all ages with a real festival atmosphere, and a variety of demonstrations, exhibitions and stalls selling merchandise and food.

Daily 17th to 19th May 2019 Next 17th May 2019

Waste2Art Lithgow

Celebrating the re-use and recycling of waste through arts and crafts.

Artists from the Lithgow Area present their art work made from recycled material. From school children to adults and sewing to welding, this exhibition is an eclectic colourful mix that never ceases to surprise and delight. Winners from this competition will be entered in the regional exhibition.

Come to the opening to meet the artists and be inspired to create your own recycled masterpiece.

Daily 18th May to 9th June 2019 Next 18th May 2019

Teddy Bears Day Out

*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***
Children aged 16 and under admitted free provided they bring their Teddy Bear along for the fun (and are accompanied by a paying adult).

All Bears are specially invited to join the Bears Only 'Teddy Bear Express' for a short adventure on the Steam Tram.

Join the 'Spot The Teddies' competition for the chance to win a prize. Hidden Bears around the site are just waiting to be found. Grab an entry form and take photos of the tricky Bears as you wander!

Mama and Papa Bear hand out a confectionery pack to every child.

Five to fifteen year olds can enjoy the Kid’s Trivia Quiz – 10 interesting questions to answer as you stroll round the Museum.

All the Museum’s regular great exhibits and activities are also available, including unlimited rides on the Steam Tram, plus model rooms, steam locomotives and carriages to explore. Climb aboard the 'Caves Express' that showcases first class travel in the 1930s. Learn about the 'Call Boy' and the part the 1914 Railway Depot played in the local community and the development of inland NSW.

A great day out for all.

On 19th May 2019

Varuna and Sydney Writers' Festival

*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***
Varuna the National Writers’ House is hosting exciting Sydney Writers’ Festival events from 27-30 April in Katoomba, the Blue Mountains, featuring bestselling national and international writers. The festival also gives the community a chance to hone their writing skills with a selection of workshops and panel discussions.

Daily 27th to 30th May 2019 Next 27th May 2019

June 2019

A Bloody Dickens Christmas

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.

Various Dates 2nd June to 31st July 2019 First 2nd June 2019

The Rotary club of Springwood's Antique, Vintage and Collectables Fair

Antique dealers from around Australia come to Winmalee High school every first weekend in June to showcase and sell their wares, ranging from old jewellery, silver, small furniture, glass ware, porcelain laces, old tools, all to name a few. This year vintage Ford cars will be on display on Saturday.

Refreshments will be on sale for morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea.

On 3rd June 2019

Glow Worm Tunnel Trail Marathon

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!

Daily 16th to 17th June 2019 Next 16th June 2019

Winter Magic Festival

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. The Grand Parade is always popular.

Travel directly to the Festival via steam train or simply take a ride to Mount Victoria and back when you get here.

On 21st June 2019

Bald Archy Art Exhibition: Leura Blue Mountains

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.

On 24th June 2019

Yulefest 2019 Dinner & Show

2019 will be The Goon Show LIVE!’s 7th consecutive appearance as part of the Blue Mountains Yulefest season… and this one’s going to be CraZy!

Cult comedy entertainment… the Best British Comedy Down Under

With high energy and snappy one-liners, you will be quoting these guys for Forever!

The many 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.

Due to the demand for this show and the numbers of returning audiences, we’ve moved to a larger venue; the absolutely stunning Grand Ballroom at the Palais Royale in Katoomba.

Get your family and friends together, and get in touch with your inner-Goon. 

Read about the show on the official website here; or go right ahead and book your tickets now.

Various Dates 23rd June 2018 to 20th July 2019 Next 29th June 2019

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Dinner & Show; The Goon Show LIVE! at Yulefest

The Goon Show LIVE! is the perfect comedy entertainment, with high energy and snappy one-liners that you will be quoting for days, weeks and months to come - FOREVER; ensuring a great night… one that you will remember.

When? 29 June to 20 July 2019 - a dinner & show every Saturday night

PLUS a special Afternoon Tea and show on Sunday 14th July

Where? The Palais Royale, Katoomba

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

Every year our Christmas at Blue Mountains programme features popular episodes written by Spike Milligan; hilarious British Comedy classics with a delicious Christmas-in-July menu.

Tickets for the Saturday night shows include Mulled Wine on arrival, a 3-course Christmas dinner, 3 rip-snorting The Goon Show episodes, terrific songs and the opportunity to meet the cast of The Goon Show LIVE! over Coffee and Port at the end of the night.

A cash bar is available during all shows.

Read the full details on our website

We offer a 15% discount on Single Tickets, to all Seniors Card holders, from all states and territories in Australia, as well as our friends from New Zealand who hold the SuperGold Card. To take advantage of your discount, please contact the event producers.

Various Dates 1st July 2017 to 20th July 2019 Next 29th June 2019

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The Goon Show Live! at Yulefest

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.

Various Dates 29th June to 20th July 2019 First 29th June 2019

Wollemi Artisan Market

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.

On 30th June 2019

July 2019

Mayfield Garden Winter Festival

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.

Daily 8th to 19th July 2019 Next 8th July 2019

August 2019

Vietnam Veterans Memorial Day Parade and Service

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.

On 11th August 2019

Art in the Mountains

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.

Various Dates 13th August to 1st September 2019 First 13th August 2019

The Annual Blue Mountains Elvis Festival

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.

Daily 15th to 18th August 2019 Next 15th August 2019

Greystanes Gala Dinner

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.

On 17th August 2019

Blackheath Choir Festival

The Blackheath Choir Festival is always held over the last weekend in August. The choirs will perform individually, between them singing ancient, modern, classical, folk, pop, comedy, opera, jazz, cabaret, traditional, chamber, gospel, world music and original compositions. See the web site for more details.

'The friendliest choir festival in the world' is not a competition - it's all about the music!

Daily 23rd to 25th August 2019 Next 23rd August 2019

September 2019

Annual Hazelbrook and Woodford Garden Festival

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 shown by their owners, inviting both appreciation and admiration. There is something of interest to all. The festival exhibits a diverse collection of landscapes, established trees, flowers, natives, and shrubs set amidst the unique beauty of the mid mountains.

Keep an eye out for students sculptures throughout the gardens.

A wide variety of plants are for sale, including plants propagated by the school community, at all the gardens.

Various Dates 8th September 2018 to 15th September 2019 Next 7th September 2019

Blackheath Flower and Craft Show

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 the abundant floral displays and variety of craftwork including needlework, jewellery, knitting, spinning and quilting. There is a very large section for children. Photography is also now included and there is a scarecrow completion. All entries in all classes at the show are free.

Enjoy the performances of local choirs and craft demonstrations. Pick up great gardening tips from the mini workshops and discover the plants you can grow in your garden.

Relax over a light lunch or Devonshire Tea.

Various Dates 23rd September 2018 to 22nd September 2019 Next 21st September 2019

October 2019

Leura Gardens Festival

Thank you to everyone who supported the 2018 Leura Gardens Festival. In spite of the rain the Festival was a great success and has enabled them to raise funds for the Blue Mountains Anzac Memorial Hospital and other health related charities in the Blue Mountains area.

Save the date for the 2019 Festival: 5,6,7 October and 11,12,13 October.

Various Dates 5th to 13th October 2019 First 5th October 2019

Annual NSW Iris Society Show

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 Iridaceae.

There will be potted Iris, Rhizomes, seeds, craft items, and cottage plants on sale.

Members of the public (all Iris growers) are encouraged to enter an exhibit, at no charge, see the Iris Society website for more details.

Various Dates 20th October 2018 to 20th October 2019 Next 19th October 2019

Lithgow Halloween

Lithgow Halloween 2019

Each year the event has new and exciting program and 2019 will have some very special announcements.

Full event details will be announced early 2019.

On 26th October 2019

November 2019

Blackheath Rhododendron Festival

*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.

On 2nd November 2019

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