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

The Lady Luck Festival

January

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.

The Roaring 20s Festival

February

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.

The Blue Mountains Music Festival

16-18 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

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.

Wintermagic Festival

24 June

The Winter Magic Festival is a free, annual community event, celebrated around the winter solstice in Katoomba. The winter solstice in 2017 (Yule) falls on June 21st, 2:23pm AEST. 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)

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.