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Blue Mountains Australia's What's On calendar is packed with activities and events from major festivals & entertainment through to fetes and open gardens. Promotion of local events is a free service.

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October 2018

Long Bay - Author Talk Patrick Kennedy

Sat 20 Oct 2018
Springwood Library, Macquarie Road, Springwood
Patrick Kennedy grew up in the shadow of Australia's most notorious prison where his parents worked as nurses. Patrick will talk about his book, a unique...

Contemporary Gallipoli

Daily (Sat 20 Oct - Sun 25 Nov 2018)
Blue Mountains Cultural Centre, Parke Street, Katoomba
Co-inciding with the 100th anniversary of the end of WWI, Blue Mountains City Art Gallery will showcase the touring exhibition Contemporary Gallipoli, an exhibition originally created...

NSW Iris Show

Daily (Sat 20 Oct - Sun 21 Oct 2018)
Blackheath Community Hall Great Western Highway, Blackheath
The much loved annual NSW Iris Show is back in Blackheath on Sat 20 and Sun 21 October. The Blackheath Community Hall will be filled with...

Open Studio of Sian Thomas Ceramics

Daily (Sat 20 Oct - Sun 21 Oct 2018)
41 Freelander Ave, Katoomba (the place with the mosaic mailbox and...
See the pottery, the mosaics. Exhibition and sale of the full range of ceramic kitchenware, vases, jugs. End of line sales. See, browse, inquire!

Pop Up Dinner and Music

Sat 20 Oct 2018
Lyttleton Stores 1 Badgery Cres, Lawson
Come and listen to some beautiful live music whilst enjoying a three course meal with matching drinks. Fresh and local seasonal produce, limited numbers, intimate...

Book Fair (Springwood Hospital Auxiliary)

Sat 20 Oct 2018
Springwood Hospital grounds, Huntley Grange Rd, Springwood. Signs on Hawkesbury Rd.
Wide range of pre-read books. Sausage sizzle, tea/coffee and eats. All funds raised go towards equipment purchases for our 32-bed sub-acute public hospital with...

Rededication of Padley’s Memorial at Hassans Walls Lookout

Sat 20 Oct 2018
Hassans Walls Lookout, Hassans Walls, Lithgow
The community is invited to the rededication of the recently restored memorial to distinguished Lithgow resident James Padley at Hassans Walls Lookout on Saturday 20 October...

Little Wombat Gallery Opening and Roslyn Elms Studio

Daily (Sat 20 Oct - Sun 21 Oct 2018)
14 Watkin Wombat Way Faulconbridge NSW 2776
An open secret - Little Wombat Gallery and Roslyn Elms Studio will be open to the public this Saturday and Sunday 10 - 4 pm. We...

We Will Rock You - presented by The Blue Mountains Musical Society

Every  Week on Saturday, Sunday, Friday until Sun 04 Nov 2018
Sat 20 Oct, Sat 27 Oct, Sun 28 Oct 2018
The Blue Mountains , Macquarie Street, Springwood
Saturday 20 October 2018 | 8pm Sunday 21 October 2018 | 2pm Friday 26 October 2018 | 8pm (*All tickets $36) Saturday 27 October 2018 |...

Hula Hooping Classes for Adults

Every  Week on Saturday until Sat 15 Dec 2018
Sat 20 Oct, Sat 27 Oct, Sat 03 Nov
Blackheath Presbyterian Hall, 123-5 Wentworth Street, Blackheath
Basic and Intermediate Hula Hooping classes for adults 11am to 12pm Saturdays starting October 20th to December 15th. Any age and any ability. $15 per class...

Community Food Cupboard @ Winmalee Neighbourhood Centre

Daily (Fri 12 Jan - Fri 21 Dec 2018)
Winmalee Neighbourhood Centre 62 White Cross Road Winmalee
The Community Food Cupboard runs weekly on FRIDAY from 10.30am to 12.30pm. Subsidised food parcels available for $10 for 10 items or $15 for 15...

Justene Williams: The Curtain Breathed Deeply

Daily (Sat 25 Aug - Sun 11 Nov 2018)
Penrith Regional Gallery & The Lewers Bequest 86 River Road Emu...
An immersive collection of video and sculptural work. In her largest and most ambitious undertaking to date, Williams uses found objects and waste materials to create...

Samuel Quinteros

Daily (Sat 25 Aug - Sun 11 Nov 2018)
Penrith Regional Gallery & The Lewers Bequest 86 River Road Emu...
The central impulse behind Samuel’s works is the ecstatic, fresh feeling of being alive, through an exploration of painting inspired by natural forms. There is a...

Leonora Howlett - From the Head and the Heart

Daily (Sat 25 Aug - Sun 11 Nov 2018)
Penrith Regional Gallery & The Lewers Bequest 86 River Road Emu...
Leonora Howlett is a senior Australian artist who explores the principles of colour, line and pattern in a career spanning five decades. Leonora paints Sydney...

Garden Safari - Kid's Self-Guided Treasure Quest

Daily (Sat 01 Sep - Fri 30 Nov 2018)
Garden, Blue Mountains Botanic Garden, Bells Line of Road, Mount Tomah
All Spring Can you find the five trail stops? Follow the map to explore the Garden and enjoy fun hands-on activities. Learn about some weird and...

Curators Choice

Daily (Sat 01 Sep - Fri 30 Nov 2018)
Visitors Centre,
Each season our Curator highlights a selection of his favourite plants that will be at their best in the Garden. During Spring he has chosen Waratah,...

Warwick Fuller: 2018 Exhibition

Daily (Sat 22 Sep - Mon 29 Oct 2018)
Lost Bear Gallery 98 Lurline Street Katoomba
Exhibition opening with the artist: Saturday 22 September, 4-6pm. “For me painting is an unfathomable process of the heart and I trust my intuition to lift...


Daily (Sat 13 Oct - Sun 28 Oct 2018)
Mayfield Garden, 530 Mayfield Road, Oberon
SPRING FESTIVAL OCTOBER 13 — OCTOBER 28 9:00 AM — 4:30 PM During the 16 day Spring Festival the Hawkins Family opens its Private Garden...

Fire Affected: Exhibition by artists Robert Linigen and Caitlin Hughes

Daily (Tue 16 Oct - Sun 28 Oct 2018)
Gallery One88 Fine Arts 188 Katoomba Street Katoomba NSW
As artists who lost their homes and studios in the devastating 2013 Blue Mountains bushfires, mosaic sculptural artist Caitlin Hughes and ceramicist Robert Linigen commemorate the...

Penrith Musical Comedy Company Inc presents Big the Musical

Daily (Fri 19 Oct - Sat 27 Oct 2018)
Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre 597 High Street, Penrith NSW 2750
Big The Musical is a 1996 musical adaptation of the 1988 film starring Tom Hanks. It was directed by Mike Ockrent and featured music by David...

Glenbrook Rotary Markets - Handmade & General Market

Monthly on the 3rd Saturday
Sat 20 Oct 2018
10 Ross St Glenbrook
The 3rd Saturday of every month. One of the mountains longest running markets and can have a many as 120 stalls

ABC Friends Blue Mountains

Monthly on the 3rd Saturday
Sat 20 Oct 2018
Grandview Hotel, on the Great Western Highway at Wentworth Falls
We are an enthusiastic group of ABC supporters and defenders. We meet on the the third Saturday of each month at the Grandview Hotel, Wentworth Falls,...

‘Dust' : An Exhibition about Insects, Collections and Heritage Buildings - Woodford Academy

Selected Dates until Sat 17 Nov 2018
Sat 20 Oct
Woodford Academy 90-92 Great Western Highway, Woodford (on street parking available...
‘Dust’ brings together artists and museum professionals to explore the processes of collection care underway at the Blue Mountains oldest colonial buildings, the Woodford Academy. In...

The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow

Selected Dates until Sat 20 Oct 2018
Sat 20 Oct
Regatta Park River Road Emu Plains
Halloween show presented by The Acting Factory Written by Washington Irving, Adapted and Directed by Mitchell Rist. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow follows a string...

Nepean River Parkrun

Every  Week on Saturday until Sat 29 Jun 2019
Sat 20 Oct, Sat 27 Oct, Sat 03 Nov
Starts on pedestrian/cycle path Jamison Road, near Blaikie Road Penrith
It's a 5km run - you against the clock! Every Saturday at 8:00am. Nepean River Parkrun utilises the Jamison Rd pathway and parts of Tench Reserve....

Penrith Lakes Parkrun

Every  Week on Saturday until Sat 29 Jun 2019
Sat 20 Oct, Sat 27 Oct, Sat 03 Nov
Sydney International Regatta Centre, Entry via Gate A, Old Castlereagh Rd,...
A 5km run - it's you against the clock. Every Saturday at 8:00am. Visit the website link for registration and further information. (Please check the Penrith...

Household Beeswax Basics

Sun 21 Oct 2018
Lyttleton Stores, 1 Badgery Crescent, Lawson
Join us at 1 Badgery Cres, Lawson, with Nina of Nina's Bees who will be showing us the uses of the bees wax and honey for...

Natural Plant Dyeing Workshop

Sun 21 Oct 2018
Penrith Regional Gallery and Lewers Bequest 86 River Road Emu Plains...
Join garden historian and environmentalist, Jen Quealey to learn and work with natural plant dyes. This practical workshop will involve gathering plants from the Gallery garden...

Wishing Wings Installation - Hope Butterflies

Daily (Sun 21 Oct - Sat 27 Oct 2018)
Katoomba Town Square Arcade Atrium 81 to 83 Katoomba Street Katoomba...
Come along to the Katoomba Town Square Arcade this October to view the Wishing Wings Butterfly Colony visiting Katoomba for National Water Week - 21 to...

"Jazz At The View"

Sun 21 Oct 2018
Grand View Hotel, Great Western Highway, Wentworth Falls
Join The"Kevin Brown Jazz Group" and Pat Drummond Country Singer and Martin Foote Guitarist for Lunch and loads of fun.You will have the chance to win...

Magpie Markets Lawson

Monthly on the 3rd Sunday
Sun 21 Oct 2018
CNR GWH and Wilson Street Lawson
Third Sunday of each month Magpie Markets is a treasure trove of bargains and great buys. You'll find collectibles, second hand goods, local arts and crafts,...

Cheese Making workshops in Katoomba

Every 2nd Week on Sunday, Friday, Saturday until Sat 17 Nov 2018
Sun 21 Oct, Fri 26 Oct 2018
Warialda Street Katoomba
Learn how to make ricotta, paneer and haloumi in a fun one-day, hands-on workshop. Taking place between 10am and 4pm the workshop includes lunch (made...

Winmalee Neighbourhood Centre Community Lunch @ Springwood Baptist Church

Every  Week on Monday until Mon 24 Dec 2018
Mon 22 Oct, Mon 29 Oct, Mon 05 Nov
Baptist Church Hall Macquarie Road Springwood
Enjoy a nutritious two course meal for a Gold Coin Donation. Our Community Lunch runs every week on Monday (except public holidays) from 11am to 1pm....

Local Heroes SEO Workshop for Blue Mountains Businesses - Katoomba

Tue 23 Oct 2018
Carrington Hotel Katoomba
If you run a local business - either with a shopfront or servicing the local Blue Mountains area, you need an understanding of how Local Search...

Parents' Community @ Lindsay's Cafe

Every  Week on Tuesday until Tue 18 Dec 2018
Tue 23 Oct, Tue 30 Oct, Tue 06 Nov
Lindsay's Cafe 12 Norman Lindsay Crescent Faulconbridge
At Lindsay's, we love families visiting - breakfast, morning tea or lunch. We're a big family ourselves, and love to help parents & carers network and...

Digital Strategy 101 with Debbie O

Wed 24 Oct 2018
The Creative Fringe Unit 6/51 York Jamisontown
The reality of business in our day and age is that if you can’t be found on Google, you do not exist! Do you feel as...

Morning Melodies Cash Up Front – The Johnny Cash Show

Wed 24 Oct 2018
Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre 597 High Street Penrith
Starring Danny Stain and Bonnie Kellett and a five-piece band, Cash Up Front will take you on a journey through the highlights of Cash’s career and...

Winmalee Knitting Group

Selected Dates until Wed 28 Nov 2018
Wed 24 Oct
Winmalee Neighbourhood Centre Whitecross Road Winmalee
Free once a month knitting and crochet group! BEGINNERS TO ADVANCED - ALL WELCOME. Bring your latest project, compare techniques and swap patterns. Everyone is welcome...

Aussie NightMarkets

Every  Week on Wednesday until Wed 19 Dec 2018
Wed 24 Oct, Wed 31 Oct, Wed 07 Nov
Penrith Panthers Complex 123 Mulgoa Road Penrith
Experience all the diversity, the culture, the colourful art and indulge in delicious food from around the world. Food, fun and shopping till late. Subject to...

Penrith Showground Market

Every  Week on Wednesday until Wed 19 Dec 2018
Wed 24 Oct, Wed 31 Oct, Wed 07 Nov
Penrith Showground 141-147 Station Street Penrith
Every Wednesday morning. Plants, fruit & vegetables, clothing, lingerie, tools, craft supplies, auto supplies, pets, bric a brac and more!

Mental Health First Aid: Having a Conversation with a Suicidal Person - Half Day Workshop

Thu 25 Oct 2018
Blaxland Community Centre,, 33 Hope Street, Blaxland (just next door to...
Presented by The Lower Mountains Neighbourhood Centre in partnership with Winmalee, Springwood and Blackheath Neighbourhood Centres. This 4-hour Mental Health First Aid for the Suicidal Person...

In The Mood

Fri 26 Oct 2018
Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre 597 High Street, Penrith
Direct from America, a 1940s theatrical musical revue show presenting a retro look at the life and times of a Great Generation with fabulous singers, hypnotic...

Don McGlashan (NZ)

Fri 26 Oct 2018
'METRO SOCIAL’ Metropole Guesthouse Lounge Upstairs (lift available), Cnr of Lurline...
One of Aotearoa’s most beloved songwriters, Don McGlashan, has announced a return to Australia for 4 intimate shows in October. Don McGlashan is one of New...

Black Night Feast

Fri 26 Oct 2018
Boiler House, The Foundations Portland 67 Williwa Street, Portland
The Black Night Feast is the first event of it’s kind at the site, a night time ticketed event bringing together a world class entertainment program,...

Day for Daniel

Fri 26 Oct 2018
Australia Wide
Wear Red, Educate and Donate. Day for Daniel is Australia's largest child safety awareness and education day. Our goal is to make Australia a safe place...

Meet the Transylvanians

Fri 26 Oct 2018
Penrith Panthers Leagues Club 123 Mulgoa Road Penrith
Be entertained by one of Australia’s most hilarious musical comedy shows whilst enjoying a delicious meal.

Date Night

Fri 26 Oct 2018
Penrith Regional Gallery, 86 River Road, Emu Plains
Ages 16+ Music. Immersive art. Date night done right. The Gallery becomes an enchanted place after dark. Think music, art, food, drink, people, stories and surprises....

Macrame Plant Hanger Workshop

Sat 27 Oct 2018
The Creative Fringe Unit 6/51 York Jamisontown
Tn this hands on workshop that is suitable for beginners you will learn the basic principles and techniques of macrame, Rebecca from Made By Me Workshop...

"The Cockroaches" Invade Lithgow's Halloween!

Sat 27 Oct 2018
This year’s Lithgow Halloween has a jam packed entertainment program with the great 80’s band The Cockroaches announced as the headline act. There will be lots...

Community Market Day

Sat 27 Oct 2018
Blaxland Uniting Church 72/74 Old Bathurst Road Blaxland East
Market Stalls Art & Craft Stalls Car Boot Sale Stalls Food Stalls Entertainment Sausage Sizzle Drinks Devonshire Tea

Steampunk Halloween Dinner Carrington Hotel

Sat 27 Oct 2018
Carrington Hotel 15-47 Katoomba St, Katoomba
Halloween. The time of year when the veil between this world and the next is said to be at it’s thinnest. Join Blue Mountains Mystery Tours...

U3A Annual Art Exhibition

Daily (Sat 27 Oct - Sun 28 Oct 2018)
Penrith School of Arts 3 Castlereagh Street Penrith
Hosted by Nepean-Blue Mountains University of the third age. Open to the general public 10am – 4pm Saturday 27 October and Sunday 28 October.

30th Annual Doll Bear & Craft Fair

Daily (Sat 27 Oct - Sun 28 Oct 2018)
Museum of Fire 1 Museum Drive Penrith NSW 2751
On Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th October 2018 the Museum of Fire will be holding its 30th Annual Doll Bear & Craft Fair. The Museum has...

Music For Life Gala Ball

Sat 27 Oct 2018
Panthers Penrith Pavilion 123 Mulgoa Road, Penrith
Music For Life is a 3-course Dinner, Entertainment and Auction Night with lots of Fun and Information as well. Hosted by Channel 9's Cameron Williams, with...

Nepean Gorge Discovery Cruise

Sat 27 Oct 2018
Jetty, Nepean Belle Paddlewheeler, 88-90 Tench Ave, Jamisontown
Be surprised by the things you never knew about the Nepean River and region. Visit sites of historical significance along the river as you travel on...

Gluten-Free Sourdough Bread Baking

Sat 27 Oct 2018
Lyttleton Stores, 1 Badgery Cres, Lawson
Do you find commercial gluten-free breads are difficult to digest and lack in taste and texture? Amy from Knead. has created a bread that is...

Women Alive!

Sat 27 Oct 2018
Glenbrook Public School, Woodville Rd, Glenbrook
Hosted by the Zonta Club of Nepean Valley with all proceeds supporting our projects for women both locally and globally. A festival of all things female...

Dracular Spectacular at 'Valley Frights'

Daily (Sat 27 Oct - Sun 28 Oct 2018)
Valley Heights Rail Museum 17b Tusculum Road Valley Heights
Dare to test your nerve at ‘Valley Frights’ over the weekend 27/28 October, at the first ever TWO DAY ‘DRACULAR SPECTACULAR’? The volunteers at the Valley...

Rubix Cube Club

Monthly on the 4th Saturday
Sat 27 Oct 2018
Mid Mountains Community Centre 9 New Street, Lawson
Improve your skills and make some friends, it's free for ages 7- 13 and their families. Every 4th Saturday of the Month.

Tarella Open Day

Sun 28 Oct 2018
Tarella 99 Blaxland Road Wentworth Falls
On Sunday 28 October 2018, the Blue Mountains Historical Society’s 19th century cottage museum, Tarella, at Wentworth Falls will be open for viewing from 10.00 am...

Grandparents Day

Sun 28 Oct 2018
Across New South Wales
Local communities across NSW will be celebrating Grandparents Day on Sunday 28 October, to recognise the valuable role of grandparents and older Australians. This Grandparents Day,...

European Outdoor Film Tour (E.O.F.T.)

Sun 28 Oct 2018
Fairmont Resort Blue Mountains, MGallery by Sofitel 1 Sublime Point Road...
ADVENTURE IS WAITING: E.O.F.T. is back with the most inspiring and thrilling adventure films of the year. The brand new programme is packed with inspiring short...

Back to Hartley - Hartley Historic Site's family fair

Sun 28 Oct 2018
Hartley Historic Site, Great Western Highway, Hartley
Hartley's enduring sandstone buildings tell stories of NSW's past. And what better way to explore them than at the annual fair? A day for the whole...

Afternoon Tea Psychic Cruise

Sun 28 Oct 2018
Jetty, Nepean Belle Paddlewheeler, 88-90 Tench Ave, Jamisontown
A 3-hour experience only available on the Nepean Belle! Savour our famous Devonshire Tea, have a 10-minute reading with one of our popular Psychics, be entertained...

Tarana Community Farmers Market

Monthly on the 4th Sunday
Sun 28 Oct 2018
Fire Shed, below Tarana Hotel, Main Street, Tarana
4th Sunday of every month Come along and join in the fun of our Community Farmers Market. Seasonal fruit and vegetables, lamb, pork, beef, jams, wine,...

Springwood Growers Market

Monthly on the 4th Sunday
Sun 28 Oct 2018
Blue Mountains Theatre and Community Hub 104-108 Macquarie Road Springwood
4th Sunday of each month Opened in 2015, Springwood Growers Market proudly hosts over 50 growers and producers. Fresh is Best!

SEO Workshop for Blue Mountains Businesses - Springwood

Tue 30 Oct 2018
Springwood Sports Club Macquarie Road Springwood
If you run a local business - either with a shopfront or servicing the local Blue Mountains area, you need an understanding of how Local Search...

Blue Mountains Draft Water Plan Workshops

Daily (Tue 30 Oct - Wed 31 Oct 2018)
Springwood and Katoomba
The workshops are a joint project between Council, WaterNSW and the Cooperative Research Centre for Water Sensitive Cities. They will look at: - Ways to...

NDIS Open House Workshop - to be held in Lawson and Lithgow

Selected Dates until Tue 30 Oct 2018
Tue 30 Oct
Lithgow - 3rd August 2018 Lawson - 19th July and 30th...
The NDIS Open House Workshop is designed to help people with a disability, as well as their support networks get ready for their First Plan Conversation,...

A Cleaner Greener NSW and Blue Mountains

Wed 31 Oct 2018
Lawson Mechanics Institute, Great Western Highway, Lawson
The Blue Mountains Conservation Society is hosting this event to highlight environmental issues, locally as well as state-wide, leading up to the NSW election in 2019....

My Health Record - Community Information

Selected Dates until Wed 31 Oct 2018
Wed 31 Oct
Springwood and Katoomba
Find out all you need to know and have your questions answered. Springwood Library - Thursday 18 October 2018 - 10.30am - 12.30pm. Katoomba Library -...
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