There is always something exciting happening in the Mountains . . . come along and find out for yourself!

The Lady Luck Festival

3rd Saturday in January

The annual Lady Luck Festival, created for the rockabilly and vintage enthusiasts, has been running since 2009 and showcases ‘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.

Wines of the West Festival

Last weekend in January

The annual Wines of The West Festival showcases wines from the central west of New South Wales: Rylstone to Canowindra and everywhere in between.

Entry includes tasting of wines from more than 21 wineries, while a cellar door with exclusive access to specials is available to ticket holders only.

The Roaring 20s Festival

February (whole month)

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 2018.

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.

Blue Mountains Ukelele Festival

2nd weekend in February

The worlds largest ukulele festival is held in Katoomba each February with over 100 acts and free workshops.
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.
Join the festivities as there will be performances from acts from across Australia and some guests from overseas too! There will also be organised jams and strums for everyone to join in,as well as workshops for ukulele beginners through to advanced players throughout the weekend.
This is your opportunity to enjoy some of Australia’s best musicians, who also happen to play the ukulele, in the beautiful Blue Mountains.

Six-Foot Track Marathon

2nd Saturday in March

The Six Foot Track is a 45 km trail stretching across the Blue Mountains from The Explorers’ Marked Tree, near Katoomba, to the 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 the Six Foot Track Heritage Trust and is organised by the Sydney Striders Running Club. The race attracts over 850 entrants each year.

The Blue Mountains Music Festival

3rd weekend in March

The Blue Mountains Music Festival takes place in Katoomba in March each year. It runs from 7 pm Friday ’til late. Saturday 9.30am ’til late and Sunday 9:30 am til 9:30 pm. The festival site is home to 8 undercover performance venues on which over 100 performances occur.  This weekend sells out every year so book your accommodation before it sells out!

Ultra Trail Australia

3rd weekend in May

We searched the country for the best place to build what would be Australia’s most challenging, stunning and prestigious 100km Trail running event.

The breathtaking trails located in the World Heritage listed Blue Mountains National Park of Australia was the obvious choice. Starting in 2008 as The North Face 100 and Marathon Pairs, the 50km was introduced in 2013. Ultra-Trail Australia has captivated runners locally and internationally and it has quickly grown to become one of the most talked about endurance events in Australian history.

Winter Magic Festival

Closest Saturday to the Winter Solstice

The Winter Magic Festival is a free, annual community event, celebrated around the winter solstice in Katoomba. The  Festival is the Blue Mountain’s highest profile and most anticipated annual event. It is a weekend when artists, musicians, dancers, drummers, choirs, stalls and the community take over one of Australia’s most famous towns.

During the event, the main street of Katoomba is closed to motor traffic and open to pedestrian traffic. This allows the whole town to become a performance space. The streets are lined with market stalls and everybody who attends is encouraged to dress in costume.

Yulefest (Christmas in July)


In the Blue Mountains you don’t have to wait until December for Christmas cheer.  Every year during July, thousands of people flock here for Yulefest – roaring fires, roast dinners, sing-alongs and the occasional snowfall.
Sit down to five-course feasts, complete with stuffed turkey and ham, cranberry sauce, mince pies, mulled wine and steaming plum pudding.  Then put on your party hat and embrace the silly season entertainment.
Enjoy a sumptuous Christmas feast at the grand old Katoomba guesthouse where Yulefest began. Sing carols around the piano in Leura, meet Santa in front of a roaring fire in Mount Victoria or have a romantic candlelit dinner in Blackheath.  Or play detective at a murder mystery evening and cheer for a comedic revue in Katoomba.

Blue Mountains Elvis Festival

3rd weekend in August

Held every year in August in Katoomba New South wales around the weekend of Elvis Presley’s death, the event features some of the finest ETAs in Australia, along with a range of attractions and activities, indoors and out.

After the success of the inaugural event in 2013, and the even greater successes in following years, this festival has become a major annual event in the Blue Mountains.

There will be eight big shows featuring eight of the best Elvis tribute artists in the country.

Leura Gardens Festival

Early October

Situated in the beautiful Blue Mountains 100 km 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.

Blackheath Rhododendron Festival

1st weekend in November

During the Annual Rhododendron Festival the Blackheath village comes alive with floral displays, the Annual Art Show, roof bolting, coal shovelling, and outdoor entertainment. The Grand Parade will take place on the first Saturday in November.
The Official Opening will take place at the New Ivanhoe Hotel and the Annual Art Show will be held at the Blackheath Community Centre. All items are for sale, with over 300 exhibits including traditional and contemporary works.
During the festival on the first Saturday of November there will be varied stalls, activities and music for all the family. Other activities include the Rhodo Debutante Ball, the Rhodo Festival Revue, the popular Jazz Festival, and the Rhodo Festival Golf Classic. The Campbell Rhododendron gardens are always open for inspection.