Whats On Blue Mountains

There is so much on every week in the Blue Mountains, it’s sometimes hard to decide what to do first!

Rather than try and list everything, we hand pick a tiny selection of what the team at Blue Mountains Insider thinks are interesting in the current month.

So, your big blockbuster, highly promoted events may not be mentioned … enjoy the Mountains like a local!

We try and update this page each week, generally only picking one event. We also generally don’t have time to put links, address, opening times etc. You can generally find this info elsewhere on the site.

We hope to see you at one of these events!


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~What’s On Blue Mountains – March 2019


Saturday 16th

It could be moist this weekend.

The Music Festival dominates K-Town, with big name acts like Ralph McTell, Kuca Bloom, Neko Case and Kattie Noonan.

Sunday, I would head to the great Magpie Markets at Lawson or if it was really wet, hit the galleries. Last Weekend for Colour Field Seven at Braemar and two new exhibitions at the Cultural Centre Katoomba. There’s also a new show in at Rex Livingstone.

The following Friday, the 22nd, gutarist Bruce Mathiske is at the New Ivanhoe hotel Blackheath. Bruce is a stunning performer.

Saturday 9th

The temperature is starting to drop up here in the Mountains, but it looks like it’s going to be an an excellent day!

How about an Art Adventure for your Saturday? Two Gallery Openings and 2 “catch it before it’s over.”

At Glenbrook in the Anala Gallery from 1pm New Colour Bombs from the Kurt Herrmann from the USA. I’m going down for this opening. 6 Ross Street Glenbrook

Then head up the road to Braemar Gallery in Springwood. The last 2 weekends for these 3 exhibitions! Fantastic sketchs from nature in the front room. Lynda Hyde’s bold geometric works in the center room and abstracts in the last room plus an amazing wire sculpture.

After that, head up to Katoomba.

If you have time, take in the last day of the Portraits exhibition at the Cultural Center and then saunter down Katoomba Street for the opening at Gallery One88. I had a peak at this yesterday – bright and bold paintings by Lisa Fahey and works in oil by Stephen Travers. .

Info on all Galleries HERE



Saturday 2nd

It’s a beautiful day in the Blue Mountains.

We’ll be heading down to Springwood for the Artisan Market!
They have a great set up there at The Hub and it should be a perfect day for it.

While you are there … check out the fantastic exhibition at the Braemar Gallery right next door. That is open 10 – 4pm

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~What’s On Blue Mountains – February 2019


Open Now!


Saturday 9th

The “Portraits” Exhibition at the City Art Gallery is excellent. We had a look through during the week. Also the “Australian exotica” photographic exhibition is stunning.


Tenth Annual Blue Mountains Ukulele Festival. It’s on this weekend!
If you are a fan, head to the Carrington and surrounds. It’s free.

Coming up

The Grigoryan brothers join jazz legend Wolfgang Muthspiel at the Mechanics Hall Lawson  – Saturday, February 16.  This will be amazing.


Saturday  2/2/19

Bit of a Misty Drizzly sort of a Blue Mountains weekend.

I’d be heading to the City Art Gallery in Katoomba to check out the 40 Portraits on display of local personalities and characters. Till March 10

Or spend some inside time exploring these three large Antique Markets


Glenbrook Farmers Market on this Saturday

Leura Market this Sunday


Coming Up

Irish Mythen   at the Metropole Guesthouse   Feb 8th

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~What’s On Blue Mountains – January 2019



It’s going to be a “hot” weekend in the Blue Mountains in more ways than one!

If you want to keep cool I’d be heading to one of the Councils Leisure Centres, including the brilliant Lawson Swimming Pool, that must be one of the most beautiful locations for a public swimming  pool ever.   DETAILS


Katoomba rocks on Saturday with the Lady Luck Festival during the day with  50’s fair, Bands, Show & Shine . This then morphs into the After Party at the Carrington with bands and a whole lot of dancing.

Art Galleries

The Blue Mountains Cultural Centre is pretty cool!  Last couple of days of the Peter Rushworth exhibition.  DETAILS


January is still a bit grim with two of the regulars … Glenbrook & Magpie still on holiday.


Art Galleries

Platform Gallery – Bianca Hayden  Woodwork.
I missed the opening event for this, but will check it out during the week. Female woodworkers are few and far between!    Till 28 Jan.


Wendy Matthews at the Hydro Majestic on Australia Day.
Dinner and Show, sounds like a big night!

Australia Day Jan 26th

Wentworth Falls Lake

A fun day is planned – Bands, Sausage Sizzle, Face Painting, SES, Rural Fire Service, Ducks and a whole lot more!  8am –  3pm


Mt Vic Museum
Their exhibition celebrating 150 years of the Railway through the Blue Mountains closes at the end of January.


Art Galleries

Braemar, Springwood  Currently showing “Summer Exposure” an interesting collection from many of Braemar’s previous exhibitors.   Thurs- Sun Until  Jan 20th

Cultural Centre, Katoomba  Peter Rushworth: A Legacy     Wonderful exhibition of Pottery and Ceramics  Until  Jan 20



Lindsay Lou – At the Metropole Guest House  Sat Jan 5th  Mix together some Nashville, some Motown, Jazz, Blues and a whole lot more. This sounds great!



Leura First Sunday Market          Sun 06 Jan 2019
Leura Public School Great Western Highway Leura
Local Arts & Crafts,  Vintage & Collectables, Original Art,  Produce, Plants, Books and more.   9am – 2pm.     One of the longest running Markets in the Mountains.