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Calendar of Festivals and Events

August 2014

Yulefest Christmas in July
28th June to 2nd August
Immerse yourself in a magical experience and enjoy wonders of the Blue Mountains. Perfect for family, friends and couples to indulge in a gourmet Christmas buffet with all the trimmings. All set in Jamison's with a fabulous festive atmosphere and special appearance all the way from the North Pole. Bookings are essential as Yulefest is a very popular event. Contact the Reservations Team for more information. Continued event.
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Kathmandu Adventure Series
2nd August to 3rd August
The Blue Mountains leg of the Kathmandu Adventure Series is a race against the clock, as teams of two battle the elements to reach course check points by foot, bike and kayak. This race is the perfect starting point for those looking to experience the adrenaline rush and sense of achievement that...
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Vietnam Veterans Memorial Day Parade and Service
17th August to 17th August
Commemorating 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...
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The Annual Blue Mountains Elvis Festival
15th August to 17th August
The Colonel presents the Blue Mountains Elvis Festival, now a regular event in the Blue Mountains Events Calendar. Featuring last year's winner Paul Finlayson and guest judge Johnny Welch from "Music Themes Australia", this year will see three big showcase shows over three days and the...
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The Second Annual Blue Mountains Elvis Festival
15th August to 17th August
The second annual Blue Mountains Elvis Festival at the Katoomba RSL Club. This year will see three big showcase shows over three days and the return of the "Sing Like the King" Karaoke Competition. Friday 15th - The Elvis Extravaganza Big Show Damian Mullin "Elvis Forever" Special guest Allan...
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Daffodil Discovery Walk
19th August to 19th August
*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** Join Senior Horticulturist Mat Murray on a guided walk discovering the delightful winter/spring bulbs on display at the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden, Mount Tomah. Discover the hundreds of new plantings in the Brunet Meadow which will be...
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Daffodil Discovery Walk - Mount Tomah Botanic Gardens
19th August to 19th August
Join Senior Horticulturist, Mat Murray, on a guided walk discovering the delightful winter/spring bulbs on display at the beautiful Blue Mountains Botanic Garden, Mount Tomah. With optimum growing conditions, the garden will be transformed by a sea of golden hues as additional plantings of...
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All Things Daffodil - Growing Bulbs Successfully
21st August to 21st August
Join Senior Horticulturist Mat Murray in the Waratah Education Centre at the beautiful Blue Mountains Botanic Gardens, Mount Tomah to learn the secrets to bulb growing success. Learn general cultivation and care tips for growing both spring and summer flowering bulbs with a hands on propagation...
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All things Daffodil - Growing Bulbs Successfully
23rd August to 23rd August
*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** Join Senior Horticulturist Mat Murray to learn the secrets to bulb growing success. Learn about general cultivation and care tips for growing both spring and summer flowering bulbs with a hands on propagation workshop. Take this information home...
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Moving House - exhibition from Peter and Susan O'Doherty
25th July to 24th August
Moving House is a collaborative project from one Australia's better known artist couples: Peter and Susan O'Doherty. Peter, an award winning musician and visual artist, is recognised for his muted paintings of everyday suburban scenes while Susan balances her work between abstract painting and mixed media constructions. This exhibition reflects their respective childhoods living in families that were perpetually on the move. Susan's constructed wooden and painted assemblages... Continued event.
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Blackheath Choir Festival
22nd August to 24th August
The Blackheath Choir Festival is always held over the last weekend in August. This year, the festival is back with 12 concerts at three performance stages and two workshops. The choirs will perform individually, between them singing ancient, modern, classical, folk, pop, comedy, opera, jazz,...
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Daffodil Festival
16th August to 24th August
Support the Cancer Council during the Daffodil Festival at the beautiful Blue Mountains Botanic Garden, Mount Tomah. With optimum growing conditions, the garden will be transformed by a sea of golden hues as additional plantings of daffodils erupt in bloom. Enjoy a picnic, take some photos or...
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Daffodil Festival
17th August to 25th August
*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** Support the Cancer Council on Daffodil Day at the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden, Mount Tomah. With optimum growing conditions, the garden will be transformed by a sea of golden hues as additional plantings of daffodils erupt in bloom. Enjoy a...
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Offshoots Mixed Media Workshop with Julie McEnerny
30th August to 30th August
Join exhibition artist Julie McEnerny at the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden for an introduction to a range of media and materials with which to express their connection to the natural world. Produce a medium sized work on paper using collage and stencilling techniques together with pens, acrylic...
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Yulefest in the Blue Mountains
1st June to 31st August
Toasty fires, roast dinners and puddings, decorations and Santa: the season the Blue Mountains, Lithgow and Oberon region is renowned will once again warm the chill this winter - Yulefest. Just some of the tourism establishments to take part in Yulefest this year include the Mountain Heritage Hotel & Spa Retreat, Carrington Hotel, Jenolan Caves, Blue Mountains Manor House, The Goon Show LIVE!, Waldorf Leura Gardens B&B Resort, Redleaf Resort, Palais Royale, Lilianfels Blue Mountains Resort and... Continued event.
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Springwood Art Show
29th August to 31st August
Now in its 38th year, the Springwood Art Show has a reputation as one of the outstanding events in the Blue Mountains with a superb range of art for sale. Over 400 artworks from local artists, photographers and galleries on display. Also a beautiful array of artisan crafts, jewellery, leather,...
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Winter Wonderland
1st June to 31st August
Explore the Winter Wonderland of the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden on a self-guided adventure trail. Follow the map to find the winter wonderland stops and find out about some amazing plants and animals! The quest takes approximately 45 minutes and explores different areas of the garden. For children aged five to 12 years. The kit (includes craft materials) is available from the Visitor Information Desk, The Blue Mountains Botanic Garden, Mount Tomah. Continued event.
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Offshoots: A Florilegium from Cairns Botanical Gardens by Julie McEnerny
28th June to 31st August
This vibrant exhibition at the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden, displays contemporary botanical illustrations by Cairns artist Julie McEnerny, who uses a variety of techniques to document the extraordinary plant collection of the Cairns Botanic Gardens. Julie McEnerny's technical skills as a botanical illustrator are matched only by her insight into the cultural and ecological significance of her subject matter, and by her sheer dedication to her role as Cairns Botanic Gardens illustrator... Continued event.
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Markets - Blue Mountains - Oberon - Lithgow
1st January to 31st December
Markets are held at the following locations: Rotary Farmer's and Gourmet Food Market, Glenbrook Infants School, Ross Street. First Saturday. Glenbrook Rotary Markets, Glenbrook Infants School, Ross Street. Third Saturday. Blue Gum Rotary Markets, Faulconbridge Public School. Fourth Saturday. Magpie Markets, Lawson Public School. Third Sunday. Grand View Markets, Grand View Hotel, Wentworth Falls. Second Sunday. Leura CWA Hall Markets. Every Friday, First and third Saturday. Leura Markets,... Continued event.
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Woodford Academy - Open days
1st January to 31st December
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September 2014

Daffodils at Rydal
13th September to 14th September
Enjoy the village experience at Rydal - gardens, music, history, food. There are several private gardens in the village that are open, as well as the public parks where there are thousands of daffodils. There is an all day barbecue and refreshments in the village. The event will be held on the 13...
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KTM Sunny Corner Trail Bike Rally
14th September to 14th September
This year's event sees two 60 - 80 kilometre loops comprising of some new trails and the usual easy and hard split sections catering for all levels of riding ability. Everyone is welcome to the huge bonfire that is held on the Saturday night before the ride with music this year provided by...
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Zombie Special Effects Makeup Workshop
14th September to 14th September
Enter human, depart zombie. Tanya will teach you how to apply makeup and special effects to transform happy human beings into terrifying angry zombies. Your atrocious new self will then be photographed in the spookier parts of Eskbank House to become part of the Halloween Exhibition and...
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Trek for Timor
20th September to 20th September
The Trek for Timor is a journey through the upper Blue Mountains picturesque walking trails in order raise funds for projects in East Timor. It is held over distances of 13 kilometres, 25 kilometres or 45 kilometres. The trek incorporates and links trails with some of the most breathtaking views...
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Hazelbrook and Woodford Garden Festival
13th September to 21st September
*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** Now in its 29th year, the festival showcases the beauty and diversity of gardens in the heart of the Blue Mountains. There are nine gardens open from 10am to 4pm on each day of the festival. A variety of talks are available. For more information...
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Clyde Marshall Memorial
20th September to 21st September
In 1963, some 50 years ago, the Lithgow kart Club was formed. Clyde Marshall is a Memorial event. He was the original founding member of Lithgow Districts Kart club. And this event keeps the legend of Clyde alive. Clyde Marshall initially owned the land on which the track was built. The club...
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The RedAss Downhill State Championship
20th September to 21st September
The RedAss Downhill State Championship is coming to Lithgow. As the biggest downhill mountain bike event in NSW it will attract high-profile athletes from all over the state who will race for the prestigious State Championship titles. The race will be held in cooperation with the Central...
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Waratah Wander
23rd September to 23rd September
On Tuesday 23 September 2014 at 10.30am or 1.30pm, you can join the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden Horticulturist on a guided walk, discovering the magnificent waratahs on display at the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden, Mount Tomah. Discover the collection and learn some care tips for looking after...
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National Parks and Wildlife Service Wild Waratah Walk
25th September to 25th September
*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** This easy to medium grade walk takes you into Pierce's Pass in the Wollemi National Park to see waratahs in the wild. Join a Discovery Ranger to find out about this 'wild' national park and the wonderful waratahs in bloom. The...
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Waratah Creation Story - Aboriginal Heritage Tour
27th September to 27th September
*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** Join Aboriginal horticulturist Brenden Moore as he takes you on a 1.5 hour botanic journey through the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden exploring Indigenous uses of plants for food, medicine and tools. Brenden will tell the Waratah creation story...
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Wild About Waratahs Festival
20th September to 28th September
The annual Wild About Waratahs festival celebrates our state floral emblem and inspires a love of waratahs in the wild. This year's program includes the state-wide waratah bloom competition and display of prize waratah blooms; National Parks and Wildlife guided waratahs in the wild walk;...
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Wild About Waratahs Festival
20th September to 5th October
To celebrate New South Wales' state floral emblem and inspire a love of Waratahs in the wild, this year's Wild About Waratahs Festival program includes the state-wide Waratah bloom competition and display, National Parks and Wildlife Service guided walk, local Waratah farm open day,...
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Draw on the Mountain
15th September to 19th October
Draw on the Mountain is a dynamic drawing festival to be held in the Blue Mountains of New South Wales. Enrol in one or more of the varied workshops happening during Draw on the Mountain, take part in one of the Workshops taught by Australia's leading artists, or sign up for the exciting...
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Markets - Blue Mountains - Oberon - Lithgow
1st January to 31st December
Markets are held at the following locations: Rotary... Continued event.
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Woodford Academy - Open days
1st January to 31st December
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October 2014

Wild About Waratahs Festival
20th September to 5th October
To celebrate New South Wales' state floral emblem and... Continued event.
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Blue Mountains Film Festival
3rd October to 6th October
*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** The annual Blue Mountains Film Festival showcases the best short films from the around the world - set against the dramatic landscape of the Blue Mountains. Selected emerging and established film makers will vie for the coveted Yowie Awards...
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Blue Mountains Arts Trail
11th October to 11th October
Art-lovers are invited to visit the Blue Mountains Arts Trail. This free event features a collective of local Artists who will open their studios to the public, allowing you to explore the rich Arts culture the Blue Mountains has to offer. This is an amazing opportunity for visitors to meet local...
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Leura Gardens Festival
4th October to 12th October
Still blooming at 50 years! A popular event in the upper mountains is the Leura Gardens Festival which this year will feature 11 gardens, each one of them with their own distinctive style and character. Visitors will be able to view magnificent displays of cool climate exotics such as...
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Leura Village Fair
11th October to 12th October
Leura Village Fair is held in the main street of Leura Village Mall, where it comes alive with the annual celebration of spring. This event is held in conjunction with the Leura Gardens Festival. Cherry blossoms surround a wide variety of stalls, artisan's wares, street entertainment and...
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RedAss NSW/ACT Downhill State Round 3 Lithgow
11th October to 12th October
The RedAss NSW/ACT Downhill State Series Finale 2014 will be held at Lithgow's "Pony Express" Downhill track. After successful state races in 2012 and 2013, the downhill racing circus is coming back for more and the local Central Tablelands MTB Club will once again be the hosts together with...
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Blue Mountains Grammar School Vintage Fair
12th October to 12th October
*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** The Blue Mountains Grammar School Vintage Fair will feature the internationally renowned Darnell Collection on display throughout the day. Vintage stalls, vintage car display and good old fashioned fun for all the family with egg and spoon...
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Wedding Open Day Fairmont Resort
12th October to 12th October
Fairmont Resort Wedding Open Day is a special opportunity to find out how they can help you create your perfect day. Meet with a variety of local wedding suppliers and discuss the finer details of your wedding. There will be numerous exhibitors from all different industry areas such as...
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Leura Gardens Festival
4th October to 12th October
Celebrating 50 years of Spring in the Blue Mountains. The Leura Gardens Festival is this year celebrating 50 successful years with the opening of 11 wonderful gardens, some of which took part in the original festival in 1964, plus a program of events designed to entertain and inform. As well as...
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Blue Mountains Lithgow and Oberon Tourism Festival of Walking
5th October to 13th October
*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** Promoting fresh air and the grand backyard that is, the Blue Mountains, Lithgow and Oberon regions invite you to put your boots on during October for the Festival of Walking held across locations throughout the Greater Blue Mountains World...
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Katoomba Footlight Festival
18th October to 18th October
Katoomba North Public School is currently busy organising this years environmental festival. It promises to be an exciting chance to discover useful and current sustainable living practices with its education workshops and informed speakers. Come along and enjoy this family day including...
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Joy of Spring Festival
18th October to 18th October
*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** The Joy of Spring Festival, now in its seventh year, is an exciting, creative celebration of the nexus between Christ's resurrection and the beautiful season of Spring. Spreading the joy on the day will be a fusion of various local, Sydney...
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Lithgow Mountain Cruizers Car Club
19th October to 19th October
Open to all cars, bikes, vintage cars, hot rods, rat rods and utes. If it has two or four wheels the Mountain Cruizers Car Club would love to see you there! There will be over 30 trophies presented on the day. The event will be fully catered by Wallerawang Primary School (drinks, barbecue and hot...
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Mount Wilson and Mount Irvine Photography and Art Exhibition
18th October to 19th October
The Third Annual Mount Wilson and Mount Irvine Photography and Art Exhibition will showcase local and interstate artists in photography, art, metal sculpture, pottery, ceramics and hand made jewellery. Other attractions will be the historic Turkish Baths, Open Gardens in Bisley, Merry Garth and...
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Draw on the Mountain
15th September to 19th October
Draw on the Mountain is a dynamic drawing festival to be... Continued event.
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Annual NSW Iris Show
18th October to 19th October
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...
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Surveyors and Road Builders Celebration
19th October to 19th October
As part of the Blue Mountains Crossing Bicentenary 2013 - 2015, The Surveyors and Road Builders Celebration is an event for all ages. Activities will include Aboriginal performances, street parade, William Cox road crew re-enactment, Blue Mountains Blue Wave, historical societies, surveyor and road...
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Oktoberfest Katoomba
25th October to 25th October
*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** Join the locals in the beautiful Blue Mountains for Oktoberfest. Plenty of fun for the whole family! Enjoy traditional music by German bands which is sure to get you up and dancing. Feel like you are actually in a German beer hall with souvenir...
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Back to Hartley Annual Produce Market
26th October to 26th October
Back to Hartley Annual Produce Market will showcase a variety of arts, crafts and produce from the region, plants, entertainment. Previous years have seen vintage cars and bikes, live music, a selection of food and drinks including Devonshire teas and a sausage sizzle showcasing local "Shogun...
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Portland Wallnuts Weekend
25th October to 27th October
*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** Watch traditional signwriters and muralists in action, replicating well-loved advertisements of yesteryear's groceries and household products, as well as hand-painted and air-brushed super-sized copies of vintage photographs and movie...
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Halloween Night Walk
31st October to 31st October
*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** Lithgow's main shopping strip will come alive this Halloween with trick or treat and zombie walk, entertainment, plus a spectacular light and projection show. The local stores, cafés and restaurants will be getting into the spirit...
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Mayfield Garden 2014 Spring Open Days
18th October to 2nd November
In 2014 Mayfield Garden opens for its spring open day program from 18 October to 2 November. Come and visit on a weekend or weekday during this time to experience the private family garden areas of Mayfield Garden in bloom this spring. The expansive family gardens at Mayfield Garden only open for...
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Blackheath Rhododendron Art Show
25th October to 3rd November
*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** Located at the Blackheath Community Centre, this 45th Annual Art Show displays the work of local and popular artists and includes sections for painting, photographic portraiture, drawing, traditional and contemporary styles. High standard works...
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Kedumba Drawing Award
26th October to 29th November
The Kedumba Drawing Award was first presented in 1990, and is now considered the premier event for drawing in Australia. Each year, twenty four Australian artists are invited to participate in the Award and submit work which will be hung for the judge to consider. The artists are drawn from...
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Blackheath Rhododendron Festival
17th October to 30th November
During the Annual Rhododendron Festival the Blackheath village comes alive with floral displays, 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...
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Markets - Blue Mountains - Oberon - Lithgow
1st January to 31st December
Markets are held at the following locations: Rotary... Continued event.
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Woodford Academy - Open days
1st January to 31st December
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November 2014

Mayfield Garden 2014 Spring Open Days
18th October to 2nd November
In 2014 Mayfield Garden opens for its spring open day... Continued event.
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Blackheath Rhododendron Art Show
25th October to 3rd November
*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed... Continued event.
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Glenbrook Spring Festival
9th November to 9th November
*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** The Glenbrook Spring Festival is a festival of local art and craft focusing around fun, friendship and entertainment for all the family in Glenbrook, the Gateway Village to the Blue Mountains. Bands, displays, large carnival with amusement...
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Love Lawson Festival
16th November to 17th November
*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** Discover the secret life of Lawson at the Love Lawson Festival. It is a free fun family focused event bringing people together to celebrate Lawson. Enjoy a showcase of performers, musicians, dancers, artist and craftspeople from the Blue...
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Celebrate Lithgow
16th November to 23rd November
*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** A week long program of events and activities starting off with the Tour de Range festival. Take part in a 90 kilometre cycle ride over the Great Dividing Range to Meadow Flat and back. Monday and Tuesday will once again play host to some great...
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Kedumba Drawing Award
26th October to 29th November
The Kedumba Drawing Award was first presented in 1990, and... Continued event.
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Lithgow Flash Gift
29th November to 29th November
The Lithgow Flash Gift is a professional athletics carnival and will see athletes invited from all over Australia. The feature race of the day will be the Centennial Coal Lithgow Flash Gift for women, this event attracts some of the fastest sprinters in Australia. The 2014 Lithgow Flash Carnival...
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The Goon Show Live! presents... Lurgi Strikes Britain
29th November to 29th November
Held at St. Mounts Boutique Hotel, The Goon Show Live! dinner and show includes a sumptuous feast, three original Goon Show episodes, plus musical interludes just like the old days in radio. Tonight they headline with one of the most loved of Spike Milligan's hilarious cult Goon Show...
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Blackheath Rhododendron Festival
17th October to 30th November
During the Annual Rhododendron Festival the Blackheath... Continued event.
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Markets - Blue Mountains - Oberon - Lithgow
1st January to 31st December
Markets are held at the following locations: Rotary... Continued event.
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Woodford Academy - Open days
1st January to 31st December
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December 2014

Carols in the Garden at the Norman Lindsay Gallery
6th December to 6th December
*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** Put on the Santa hat, reindeer antlers, some tinsel and bells and head to the National Trust's Norman Lindsay Gallery where the grounds will come alive with Carols in the Garden. The Hawkesbury Song Company will lead the carol singing with...
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Carols in the Caves
13th December to 13th December
Once again, Jenolan Caves are thrilled to present two spectacular Christmas carols concerts (matinee and evening) in the massive 'twilight' cave, the Grand Arch. Join in singing traditional Christmas carols, with a range of fantastic singers, who perform on stage, and scale to great...
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LithGLO
11th December to 13th December
Stunning light shows, Eclectic performance artists, and Christmas themed experiences are all part of the unique annual Lithglo event. Drawing thousands of visitors to the heart of Lithgow, the three nights of family friendly attractions are centred around the historic Hoskins Church Precinct....
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Markets - Blue Mountains - Oberon - Lithgow
1st January to 31st December
Markets are held at the following locations: Rotary... Continued event.
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Woodford Academy - Open days
1st January to 31st December
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Garden Safari - Blue Mountains Botanic Garden, Mount Tomah
1st December to 28th February
*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** The Garden Safari is an exciting adventure into nature. Follow the map to find the hidden safari stops and explore the garden. Find out fun facts about plants and animals as you discover the larger than life models around the garden. The kit...
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January 2015

Shakespeare at the Gallery
3rd January to 4th January
*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** Sport For Jove Theatre Company returns to the historic Norman Lindsay Gallery to perform. Bring a blanket, a picnic, and enjoy an outdoor theatre experience of exceptional quality from the Sport For Jove Theatre Company. For more information...
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Life Drawing Summer Schools at Norman Lindsay Gallery
6th January to 9th January
*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** During the warm summer days of December/January, two Life Drawing Summer Schools will be held in the beautiful grounds of the Norman Lindsay Gallery at Faulconbridge. If you want to explore your creative side in this magical setting, enrol now...
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Lady Luck Festival at The Carrington Hotel
16th January to 17th January
The Lady Luck Festival will reignite in 2015 with everything custom, culture and old school! Join in the fun to celebrate the 1950s! By day Carrington Place and the surrounding gardens and driveway will come alive with bands, vintage stalls, a show 'n' shine with hot rods, rat rods and...
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Wines of the West Festival
24th January to 25th January
Part of the 2015 Summer Harvest Festival, the eleventh Wines of the West Festival will be held again in the opulent Grand Dining Room of the Carrington Hotel. This event showcases many of the leading wineries, breweries, and distillers from Central West regions. There will be tastings,...
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The Leura Shakespeare Festival
10th January to 25th January
*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** Sport For Jove Theatre Company returns to the historic Leura to perform. Bring a blanket, a picnic, and enjoy an outdoor theatre experience of exceptional quality from the Sport For Jove Theatre Company. For more information and to purchase...
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Australia Day with the Australian Gnome Convention Glenbrook
26th January to 26th January
Join in the fun at the Australia Day celebrations and eleventh Annual Gnome Festival in the Blue Mountains at Glenbrook Park. There will be a flag raising ceremony, 150 market, community and information stalls, free on-stage entertainment for the whole family, children's rides, gnome...
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Australia Day Celebrations Lithgow
26th January to 26th January
Come along and celebrate Australia Day in Lithgow. Australia Day celebrations in Lithgow feature a range of events to entertain the whole family. Don't forget your picnic rug and as the sun goes down, relax in the beautiful surrounds of Queen Elizabeth Park. For information on this event...
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The Ladies National Special Karting Event
25th January to 26th January
All ladies are welcome to participate in this special event just for the girls! Enjoy the thrill of the race while raising money in aid of the National Breast Cancer Foundation. The only Karting Event in Australia exclusively for women and girls, this event is recognised by the sports governing...
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2014 Summer Harvest Festival
17th January to 24th February
Experience the 2014 Summer Harvest Festival with an eclectic program of food related workshops and events from long lunches, degustation dinners, and beer or wine tasting to the famous Chooks Tour and Stroll to Prividores; cooking demonstrations with tasting of spices, confectionery or truffles to...
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Garden Safari - Blue Mountains Botanic Garden, Mount Tomah
1st December to 28th February
*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** The... Continued event.
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February 2015

Rydal Show
6th February to 7th February
The Rydal Show is known as 'the biggest little show in the west', and this year will the 93rd show for Rydal. 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...
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Opening of the Roaring 20s....And All That Jazz Festival
7th February to 7th February
Roaring 20s fever hits the Blue Mountains ! Cast aside your inhibitions and dance your way into history as part of the Blue Mountains Charleston Challenge in Leura Mall on the Opening Day of the 2014 Roaring 20s and All That Jazz Festival! Retire to the Marquee for the Long Lunch In Leura! Buy a...
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The Great Art Deco Ball
7th February to 7th February
Part of the Roaring 20s Festival... and all that Jazz! Dress up for this lavish 1920s Grand Ball at the Carrington Hotel, inclusive of a three course dinner, a three hour beverage package and entertainment. Enjoy a wonderful night of entertainment held in the Grand Dining Room with Greg Poppleton...
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Highlands Steam and Vintage Fair
6th February to 8th February
If it's heritage, then the Oberon Highlands Steam and Vintage Fair has it. The fair is held annually 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....
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Roaring into a 20s Costume Drama
8th February to 8th February
*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** Part of the Roaring 20s Festival, join Charlotte Smith, owner of The Darnell Collection, and special guest Louise Wakefield for a special afternoon of fashion talk. A catwalk parade with models wearing the latest divine acquisitions to the...
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Glamour and Gowns Ball
14th February to 14th February
*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** Lithgow City Council will be hosting a Ball as part of the Roaring 20s and all that Jazz Festival. Put on your pearls, don your feather boa, wear that fedora with panache, and come to the Roaring 20s Glamour and Gowns Ball. A night of...
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Opera in the Caves
13th February to 14th February
The Cathedral Concert, Friday - Journey deep into the magical Lucas Cave to the breathtaking Cathedral. This magnificent venue, with an almost perfect acoustic, will resonate with the extraordinary voices of The Underground Opera Co. The walk into the cave, including a total of 300 stairs will be...
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Blue Mountains Ukulele Festival
14th February to 15th February
The Blue Mountains Ukulele Group presents one of the most unique and fun events of the year with the Fifth Annual Blue Mountains Ukulele Festival! Friday is the opening night with a dinner/concert in the Grand Dining Room of the Carrington Hotel. Saturday Night will include performances from acts...
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Oberon Show
15th February to 16th February
*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** Oberon's 115th Annual Agricultural Show returns. Enjoy two days of action and activity at the Oberon Show. A colourful showcase of country life, featuring quality cattle, prime lambs, horse events on both days, birds and poultry, yard dog...
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Echoes Boutique Hotel Wedding Open Day
16th February to 16th February
*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** Echoes Boutique Hotel & Restaurant Wedding Open Day. Echoes Boutique Hotel & Restaurant Wedding Open Day is a special opportunity to find out how they can help you create your perfect day. Meet with a variety of local wedding suppliers. For...
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Hydro Majestic Wedding Open
16th February to 16th February
*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** Hydro Majestic Wedding Open Day. Hydro Majestic Wedding Open Day is a special opportunity to find out how they can help you create your perfect day. Opening from September 2014. Meet with a variety of local wedding suppliers. For more...
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Lilianfels Resort & Spa Wedding Open Day
16th February to 16th February
*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** Lilianfels Resort & Spa Wedding Open Day. Lilianfels Resort & Spa Wedding Open Day is a special opportunity to find out how they can help you create your perfect wedding day. Meet with a variety of local wedding suppliers. For more information...
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Jazz Picnic in the Gardens - Norman Lindsay Gallery
21st February to 21st February
Part of the Roaring 20s Festival, experience this very popular live Jazz in the Garden celebrating the birthday of one of Australia's finest artists, Norman Lindsay. This annual birthday bash showcases the extraordinary talents of Galapagos Duck and Willie Qua in the Gallery Gardens. The...
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The Roaring 20s and all that Jazz
7th February to 22nd February
During the month of February, the Blue Mountains, Lithgow and Oberon regions will travel back in time and kick up their heels with The Roaring 20s Festival. Held at venues throughout the region, events include 1920s costumed balls, high teas, film screenings, jazz performances, ragtime dancing,...
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2014 Summer Harvest Festival
17th January to 24th February
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Garden Safari - Blue Mountains Botanic Garden, Mount Tomah
1st December to 28th February
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March 2015

“Ceilidh” Lithgow Highland Pipe Band
8th March to 8th March
*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** The Lithgow Highland Pipe band is proud to be representing the Lithgow Community and celebrating 101 continuous years in 2014. Help them celebrate by coming to the Ceilidh and experience a night of Scottish entertainment. The dress code is...
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Springwood Foundation Day
14th March to 14th March
*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** Join the fun at this festival to celebrate the spirit of Springwood! Enjoy continuous live entertainment with a variety of performers to entertain the crowds, with up to four stages delivering a feast of local and visiting talent. The ever...
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Six Foot Track Marathon
14th March to 14th March
The Six Foot Track is a 45 kilometre trail stretching across the Blue Mountains from The Explorer's Marked Tree, near Katoomba to 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 Six Foot Track...
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Blue Mountains Music Festival
13th March to 15th March
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...
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Lithgow Show
21st March to 22nd March
*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** The 2014 Lithgow Agricultural Show will bring together all the popular exhibitions plus Side Show Alley, Bull Riding, Fireworks, Eljay Freestyle Motorcycle Stunt Show and for the very first time the Air Force Big Band. The Show weekend will be...
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The Big Ride 4 Parkinson’s
29th March to 30th March
*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** On Saturday 29 March, hundreds of bikers will set out from Sydney Olympic Park, along Olympic Boulevard for the 360 kilometre Big Ride to Parkes. Ending at the iconic Big Dish, made famous in the movie "The Dish". The riders will comprise bike...
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April 2015

Treeview Estates Arts and Craft Fair
5th April to 5th April
*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** Treeview Estates is holding its second Arts and Craft Fair. See the wonderful array of arts and crafts on display and for sale. This year there will be over 20 vendors including some of the residents contributing to the fair. Enjoy the Autumn...
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Blackheath Autumn Wine Fair
12th April to 12th April
*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** The Blackheath Autumn Wine Fair gives you the chance to see the spectacular autumn colours in Blackheath while offering an opportunity to taste fine wines from Central West including Bathurst, Orange, Mudgee, Cowra and surrounds. The event will...
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Contextart FORUM 2014
14th April to 16th April
*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** TAFTA's 2014 Contextart FORUM - Enrolments Open! The ONLY VENUE in 2014 is KOROWALSCHOOL, Hazelbrook NSW As well as offering a collection of excellent workshops there will be installations, exhibitions, traders and twilight selling Sunday...
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Easter Sunday Funday
20th April to 20th April
*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** The Easter Sunday Funday will have lots of entertainment for the family including the Little Kids and Big Kids Easter Egg Hunt held in the morning and in the afternoon, Easter Hat Parade and face painting. There will also be entertainment from...
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Underground Church
20th April to 20th April
*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** Experience an Easter Church Service, deep underground, in the Cathedral Chamber of the Lucas Cave. All are welcome to this free, non-denominational service. Bookings required due to limited spaces (90). Arrive before 9am to pick up your free...
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Treeview Estates Annual Food and Wine Fair
20th April to 20th April
*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** Treeview Estates is holding its third Food and Wine Fair. This year they are excited to announce that "Fast Ed Halmaygi" from the Better Homes and gardens television show will be in attendance. Ed will be doing three cooking demonstrations...
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Ironfest
25th April to 27th April
*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** Ironfest is '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,...
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Springwood Community Quilt Show
25th April to 27th April
*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** The annual Springwood Community Quilt Show, held at Springwood High School on the last weekend in April, continues to grow every year and is the Blue Mountains Premier Quilt Show. Allow time to relax at the Quilt Show cafe where light lunches...
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Mayfield Garden 2015 Autumn Open Days
18th April to 3rd May
In 2015 Mayfield Garden will open for its autumn open days from 18 April through to the 3 May. Come and visit on a weekend or weekday during this time to experience the private family garden areas of Mayfield Garden in stunning autumn colours. The expansive areas of Mayfield Garden are open for...
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Sculpture at Scenic World
24th April to 18th May
*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** Sculpture at Scenic World is an outdoor exhibition providing local, national and international artists an exciting opportunity to exhibit their works within the natural splendor of the World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains. 36 artworks by 35...
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May 2015

TomahROMA Autumn Harvest Food and Wine Festival
3rd May to 3rd May
*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** Come to the TomahROMA - Autumn Harvest Food and Wine Festival, and celebrate nature's bounty surrounded by the spectacular deciduous colours of the Blue Mountains highest, coolest garden. Come and enjoy all this market day has to offer...
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Mayfield Garden 2015 Autumn Open Days
18th April to 3rd May
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Wilderness Societys WildEndurance Team Challenge
2nd May to 3rd May
*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** In its seventh year, the WildEndurance 50 Kilometre and 100 Kilometre Team Challenge is the main fundraising event for the Wilderness Society, a national, community based environmental advocacy organisation. Starting on Saturday, for up to 36...
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St Thomas Autum Fair
3rd May to 3rd May
*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** Tempt your tastebuds at this year's Autumn Fair as you sample the variety of delicious treats. Wander around, enjoy the dance display and musical performance along with all the normal fun activities of a fair with jumping castles, lucky...
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World Heritage Day
3rd May to 3rd May
*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** Join the Blue Mountains Cultural Centre in celebrating World Heritage Day with free entry to 'Into the Blue' World Heritage Exhibition and other exciting activities for the family. World Heritage Symposium: 10.30am - 3.15pm Includes:...
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Winmalee Autumn Artfest
2nd May to 4th May
*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed.*** The 23rd Annual Winmalee Autumn Artfest is an event not to be missed! Investment pieces are available for the serious collectors, or for those looking for a unique gift or something very special for the home, there are many high quality art and...
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Blaxland Explorers Day
10th May to 10th May
*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** This Community Day celebrates the Crossing of the Blue Mountains in 1813. It also recognises the first inhabitants, the Darug and Gundungurra people, early settlement by Europeans and current multiculturalism. The Blaxland and Districts Chamber...
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Leura Harvest Festival
10th May to 10th May
*** 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! Along with highlighting local restaurants and cafes, features of the...
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Mother's Day at Lilianfels Resort and Spa
11th May to 11th May
*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** Celebrate this Mothers Day at the Lilianfels Blue Mountains Resort and Spa in Katoomba. Enjoy a selection of gourmet delights with a delectable high tea buffet at Lilianfels or a sumptuous four course degustation lunch at the multi-award wining...
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Autumn Sustainable Food Festival - Blue Mountains
3rd May to 11th May
*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** Immerse yourself in sustainable food, clothing, and knowledge sharing at what is set to become the biggest and best such event in the Blue Mountains, Lithgow and Oberon region - the Autumn Sustainable Food Festival in May. The popular TomahROMA...
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The North Face 100
17th May to 18th May
*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** The must-do event on the Australian ultra-running calendar through the magnificent World Heritage listed Blue Mountains National Park. Join the running legends from around the world and take on your own demons to gain the coveted TNF100 belt...
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Sculpture at Scenic World
24th April to 18th May
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Artist in Residence
2nd May to 18th May
*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** Emirates Wolgan Valley Resort and Spa is offering intimate art workshops throughout May 2014 with local landscape artist Georgia Mansur. Be inspired by the resort's dramatic natural beauty and abundant native Australian wildlife as Georgia...
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Blue Mountains Million Paws Walk
18th May to 18th May
*** 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. Whether you have pets in your family or not, you're invited to join the pack and walk with tens of thousands of people and pets throughout Australia to...
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International Museums Day 2014 – Treasures from Home
18th May to 18th May
*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** Do you have a treasure at home that tells something about Lithgow life, history or culture? Bring it to the combined museums event at Eskbank House and Museum. Staff can help you discover its significance and share it with the world on the ABC...
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The Blue Mountains Country Jamm for Genes
24th May to 24th May
*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** The Carrington Hotel Katoomba is the venue for what will be the social event of the Blue Mountains calendar, when the cream of Australia's Country Music stars donate their time and talent to raise money for Jeans for Genes. Jeans for Genes...
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Varuna with Sydney Writers Festival in the Blue Mountains
16th May to 25th May
*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** Keep your calendars free for this year's Varuna - Sydney Writers' Festival Program in Katoomba's beautifully-restored Art Deco Carrington Hotel. The lineup includes Booker-nominated novelist Emma Donoghue, Bob Carr mulling over...
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Waste2Art 2014 Lithgow
7th May to 1st June
*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** 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...
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June 2015

Blue Mountains Taekwondo Championships
1st June to 1st June
*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** The Blue Mountains Taekwondo Championships will be held at the Civic Ballroom in the Tony Luchetti Showground Lithgow with 120 competitors coming from all over NSW and ACT to compete. Full contact fighting will commence from 9am, with two rings...
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Waste2Art 2014 Lithgow
7th May to 1st June
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The 20th International Back To Back Wool Challenge
1st June to 1st June
*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** The challenge is on to hand shear a sheep, spin the wool and knit a sweater in eight hours - from the back of the sheep to the back of the shearer! With an Apple Pie Bake-Off, fun with wool activities for kids, craft, food and local produce...
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Third Annual Cameron Burke Memorial Hot Rod, Custom and Bike Show
8th June to 8th June
*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** For an entertaining family day out, join in the fun and celebrate the third Annual Cameron Burke Memorial fundraiser. Visit the market stalls and enjoy a sausage sizzle or grab lunch at the club bistro and enjoy the live music, face painting,...
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bentART
6th June to 9th June
*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** 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 Bent Art exhibition is...
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The Blackheath Art Society Winter Exhibition
6th June to 9th June
*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** The Blackheath Art Society holds three annual exhibitions which continue to attract critical acclaim and wide audience appreciation. A wide range of work from figurative to abstract, landscapes to portraits will appeal to a wide variety of...
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Glow Worm Tunnel Trail Marathon
14th June to 15th June
*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** 2014 Glow Worm Tunnel Trail Running Weekend. The 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 filled in the first year and expect...
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Winter Magic Festival
21st June to 21st June
*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** June in Katoomba in the Blue Mountains is when one of Australia's most famous towns is taken over by local artists, musicians, dancers, drummers, choirs, and the community. The Winter Magic Festival is a chance for everyone to participate...
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CareFlight Woodford to Glenbrook Classic 2014
29th June to 29th June
*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** Enter the Woodford to Glenbrook Classic - a fun ride or run over 25 kilometres of unspoilt fire trails in the picturesque Blue Mountains. The event has been running for over a decade and attracts almost 1,000 competitors. It has something for...
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