Blue Mountains Accommodation

Major annual and ongoing events in the Blue Mountains

Blue Mountains Music Festival – an expanding festival of jazz, blues, roots and folk music. Held annually in March, the three-day festival is held at various venues around Katoomba, with the main precinct near the railway station. Visit www.bmff.org.au for more details.

  • Blackheath Rhododendron Festival - in keeping with the floral and artistic nature of Blackheath, this festival celebrates the spring blooms over the first weekend in November annually. But it's much more than a flower show: events include coal shovelling, wood chopping and roof bolting, as well as street performances and a huge parade.
  • Blackheath Flower & Craft Summer Show – a traditional flower and floral-inspired craft show, which includes the Blue Mountains Dahlia Championship – held annually at the end of February.
  • Blackheath Food & Wine Weekend – held in autumn (April), this event celebrates food and wine among the lovely fall colours of the deciduous trees in the pretty village of Blackheath.
  • Winter Magic Festival – held in Katoomba at the end of June, this festival, celebrating of the Winter Solstice, is an extraordinary event of performances including juggling, gymnastics, music, dancing, drumming, story telling, poetry and singing. For more info visit www.wintermagic.com.au.
  • Yulefest – held over the winter months (June, July and August), this event appeals to those in the southern hemisphere who nevertheless want all the trappings of Christmas as they relate to winter. Various establishments take part, and traditional cold-climate dishes and associated cultural events abound in and around Katoomba.
  • Chill Out! Wearable Art - also held in winter (June), this is a fashion event held at the Katoomba Civic Centre and showcasing the talent of local designers and fabric artists. Contact Carolynne Skinner (02) 4757 4001 for more information.
  • Ironfest – an annual event held at the Lithgow Showground over a weekend in April celebrating technological innovation. Ironfest includes art exhibitions and stalls, historical and educational exhibits and performances.

Quick Find

Visitor Information

Holiday Packages

*Prices are per person, twin share

Overseas Getaways