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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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September 2018

Create Calm - Creative Workshop

Sat 22 Sep 2018
Hartley Historic Village
Create Calm is a creative workshop for women, giving you tools to create Calm in your daily life. Allow your inner artist to help you release...

Wild About Waratahs Festival

Daily (Sat 22 Sep - Mon 01 Oct 2018)
Visitor Centre & Garden, The Blue Mountains Botanic Garden, Mount Tomah,...
Celebrate the waratah at our annual Wild About Waratahs Festival. This year’s festival includes the state-wide waratah bloom competition, local waratah farm open day, guided tours,...

Waratah Wander

Sat 22 Sep 2018
Meet in the Visitor Centre, Blue Mountains Botanic Garden Mount Tomah,...
Join us for an hour-long Horticulturist guided walk discovering the magnificent waratah collection on display at the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden Mount Tomah. Bookings Essential...

Waratah Workshop with Gordon Meiklejohn

Sat 22 Sep 2018
Waratah Centre, The Blue Mountains Botanic Garden, Mount Tomah, Bells Line...
Join Gordon Meiklejohn, a grower of Australian and South African Flora, to learn how to strike waratah cuttings and hear tips on how best to care...

Wentworth Falls Regency Weekend and Ball

Daily (Sat 22 Sep - Sun 23 Sep 2018)
Wentworth Falls School of Arts, cnr GWH and Falls Rd, Wentworth...
Saturday:dance workshop and costumed (or evening wear)Ball. All dances taught and called, no partner required. Optional embroidery workshop or tour in the morning. Sunday:Guided tour of...

Always...Patsy Cline

Sat 22 Sep 2018
Blue Mountains Theatre & Community Hub 104-108 Macquarie Road Springwood NSW...
Always...Patsy Cline is a musical play based on a true story about the legendary country singer's friendship with a fan. Louise Seger befriended Patsy Cline in...

Astronomy Night: From Chaos to Cosmos: How the Ancient Greeks saw the Universe

Sat 22 Sep 2018
Western Sydney University, Penrith Campus, Building AO Great Western Highway Werrington...
Speaker – Dr Chris Matthew Every ancient culture gazed up into the night sky and tried to understand what they were seeing. Yet despite this widespread...

Build a Wood Fired Cob Oven with Tom Oliver

Daily (Sat 22 Sep - Sun 23 Sep 2018)
Lyttleton Stores 1 Badgery Crescent Lawson
Come and join us for two days of cob oven construction. Learn how to build a wood fired oven using cob, a tried and true building...

Bike Week 2018 - Free Kids Bike Skills Workshop

Sat 22 Sep 2018
Blackheath Public School, Great Western Highway, Blackheath
As part of NSW Bike Week, Blue Mountains City Council is offering two free Kids Bike Skills Workshops. The workshops are for children 12 years and...

Blue Mountains Explorer Bus: Locals Ride Free Weekend

Daily (Sat 22 Sep - Sun 23 Sep 2018)
29 stops around Katoomba and Leura
The Locals Ride Free weekend will be a chance to check out secret swimming holes, waterfalls and lush rainforest as well as cafes and restaurants offering...

Paddle NSW Sprint Series 3

Sat 22 Sep 2018
Sydney International Regatta Centre Old Castlereagh Rd Penrith
The NSW SprintSeries is the annual round robin sprinting series for Canoe/Kayak. Over distances of 1000m, 500m and 200m events, athletes compete against any age, any...

The McClymonts

Sat 22 Sep 2018
Penrith Panthers Leagues Club 123 Mulgoa Road Penrith
Australia’s favourite and most successful country group The McClymonts are returning to the road. Their best-selling latest album ‘Endless’ debuting #1 Country & #3 ARIA...

Lower Mountains Gardens Weekend

Daily (Sat 22 Sep - Sun 23 Sep 2018)
Winmalee - 60 Bunnal Ave, 363 Hawkesbury Rd & 58 Lee...
Blue Mountains Lantern Club & Springwood Rotary Club will have six beautiful gardens open for inspection at Winmalee & Yellow Rock. Refreshments available & plants for...

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...

Art of Two Sale

Daily (Sat 22 Sep - Sun 23 Sep 2018)
14 Watkin Wombat Way, Faulconbridge
Once only Art Sale. Beautiful Oil paintings by Gerlinde Thomas, Acrylic paintings and award winning photography and digital art by by Roslyn Elms. Framed fine art,...

Get Ready Weekend 2018 - NSW Rural Fire Service - 22 - 23 September 2018

Daily (Sat 22 Sep - Sun 23 Sep 2018)
Across NSW
#GetReadyWeekend! Join your local firefighters for fun family activities, vehicle displays, demonstrations and workshops. A great opportunity for families to have fun, get to...

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...

Margaret Flockton Award Exhibition – A Scientific Botanical Exhibition

Daily (Sat 11 Aug - Sun 23 Sep 2018)
Visitor Centre The Blue Mountains Botanic Garden Bells Line of Road...
Margaret Flockton was the first botanical illustrator to work at the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney. The Margaret Flockton Award honours the enormous contribution Margaret made to...

Blue Mountains Botanica Events

Daily (Sat 11 Aug - Sun 14 Oct 2018)
Blue Mountains
View exhibitions at the Blue Mountains Cultural Centre and Blue Mountains Botanic Garden exhibition spaces and join us for a diverse program of storytelling, workshops, walks...

Blue Mountains Botanica

Daily (Sat 25 Aug - Sun 14 Oct 2018)
Blue Mountains Cultural Centre Parke Street Katoomba
Developed in partnership with the Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust Blue Mountains Botanica delves into the history of botanical exploration of the Blue Mountains and...

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. Committed to the pursuit...

Mycorrhizal Futurae – Ferox – Inferius

Daily (Sat 25 Aug - Sun 07 Oct 2018)
Blue Mountains Cultural Centre, Parke Street, Katoomba
Freedom Wilson’s new body of work which raises awareness of the endangered Buttercup Doubletail Orchid (Diuris aequalis). Wilson participated in botanical surveys and field research in...

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,...

Footy Colours Day 2018

Daily (Sat 01 Sep - Sun 30 Sep 2018)
Australia Wide
A national fundraising campaign held during the month of September where participants are encouraged to wear their favourite team’s colours and host an event at their...

The Wharf Revue 2018

Daily (Thu 20 Sep - Sat 22 Sep 2018)
Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre 597 High Street, Penrith
The Sydney Theatre Company kings of comedy, Johnathan Biggins and Drew Forsythe, keep the punchlines rolling as they gear up for another glorious year of political...

Rubix Cube Club

Monthly on the 4th Saturday
Sat 22 Sep 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.

Mountains of Stories 2018

Selected Dates until Sat 10 Nov 2018
Sat 22 Sep
Blue Mountains Libraries
All day writing workshops with professional writers. Age 16+ Book and pay at any library branch - limited places. Katoomba - 21 April & 22 September...

Nepean River Parkrun

Every  Week on Saturday until Sat 29 Jun 2019
Sat 22 Sep, Sat 29 Sep, Sat 06 Oct
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 22 Sep, Sat 29 Sep, Sat 06 Oct
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...

Personal Soul Affirmation Deck

Sun 23 Sep 2018
Hartley Historic Village
This event is open for all community members to attend, from 16+. This workshop will allow you to create your own personal Soul Affirmation Card Deck....

A conversation With Richard Fidler about Conversations Live on Stage

Sun 23 Sep 2018
Blue Mountains Theatre, 106-108 Macquarie Road, Springwood
Richard Fidler’s ‘Conversations’ has become one of Australia’s most loved radio programs and is Australia’s most downloaded podcast. Over the last twelve years Richard has developed...

Loom Weaving Workshop

Sun 23 Sep 2018
The Creative Fringe, Unit 6/51 York, Jamisontown
Join Sky from Sky Carter Colour, in a free-form weaving workshop. Learn how to create and complete your very own wall hanging. More information and bookings...

Western Sydney’s Annual Wedding Expo

Sun 23 Sep 2018
Penrith Panthers 123 Mulgoa Road Penrith
Everything and anything is here to help plan a dream wedding. Over 100 of the most prestigious wedding and bridal suppliers and vendors from the Western...

Leura Swampfest - Family Fun Day

Sun 23 Sep 2018
Peter Carroll Field, 1-9 Clarence Street, Leura
Why do waterfalls flow even during drought? What’s the difference between a crayfish and a yabbie? What local plant still living today was a likely dinosaur...

Haydn - Little Organ Mass

Sun 23 Sep 2018
St Finbar's Chatholic Church, Glenbrook
Directed by Paul Terrachini, with Organist Amy Johansen Joseph Haydn's 'Little Organ Mass" is the centrepiece of this concert of music for cdhoir and organ, with...

Tarana Community Farmers Market

Monthly on the 4th Sunday
Sun 23 Sep 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 23 Sep 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!

Winmalee Neighbourhood Centre Community Lunch @ Springwood Baptist Church

Every  Week on Monday until Mon 24 Dec 2018
Mon 24 Sep, Mon 01 Oct, Mon 08 Oct
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....

Like a Boss - Interview and Presenting Workshop

Tue 25 Sep 2018
The Creative Fringe 6/51 York Rd Jamisontown NSW 2750
A half day highly-practical workshop is designed especially for small business leaders, managers, and regular presenters. THIS IS A FIRST I have never run a general...

Blue Mountains National Park – Temporary Track Closure: Giant Stairway, Katoomba

Selected Dates until Fri 28 Sep 2018
Tue 25 Sep, Wed 26 Sep, Thu 27 Sep
Giant Stairway Between Lady Game Lookout & Dardanelles Pass Katoomba
Please note the Blue Mountains National Park Katoomba will temporarily close the following walking track for repairs. The Giant Stairway will be closed between Lady Game...

Parents' Community @ Lindsay's Cafe

Every  Week on Tuesday until Tue 18 Dec 2018
Tue 25 Sep, Tue 02 Oct
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...

High St Opera: Opera Ensemble

Every  Week on Tuesday until Tue 25 Sep 2018
Tue 25 Sep
Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre 597 High Street, Penrith
For all amateur opera lovers or students of opera, join the cast as we enact a couple of scenes, sing a few ensembles of operatic heroes...

Frankie J Holden and Michelle Pettigrew

Wed 26 Sep 2018
Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre 597 High Street Penrith
Two of Australia's best known performers tell their story of living and loving through songs, stories and laughs. Together, they sing and dance to some of...

How Sweet It Is

Wed 26 Sep 2018
The Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre 597 High Street Penrith
Frankie J Holden and Michelle Pettigrove, two of Australia’s best-known performers, tell their story of living and loving through songs, stories and a lot of laughs....

Winmalee Knitting Group

Selected Dates until Wed 28 Nov 2018
Wed 26 Sep
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 26 Sep, Wed 03 Oct
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 26 Sep, Wed 03 Oct
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!

Planning and Visualising Techniques for Creative Projects

Every  Week on Wednesday until Wed 03 Oct 2018
Wed 26 Sep, Wed 03 Oct
Blue Mountains Cultural Centre, Parke Street, Katoomba
Faye Wilson, Art Director of Blume Illustrated Magazine, will help you to plan, research and visualise an arts, illustration or creative project. $350 | $330...

High St Broadway: Music Theatre Ensemble

Every  Week on Thursday until Thu 27 Sep 2018
Thu 27 Sep
Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre 597 High Street, Penrith
ATTENTION! Calling the next Broadway stars in the making! Learn the secret tools and techniques of the Music Theatre world! Work on popular tunes and scenes...

Horizons: Three Blue Mountains artists explore landscapes

Every  Week on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday until Sun 07 Oct 2018
Thu 27 Sep, Fri 28 Sep 2018
Braemar Gallery 104 Macquarie Road Springwood NSW 2777
Horizons celebrates the rich Australian tradition of landscape painting and draws together three very different outlooks, perspectives and perceptions from three Blue Mountains artists. The exhibition...

Blue Mountains Botanical Artists: Beginners and Beyond

Every  Week on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday until Sun 07 Oct 2018
Thu 27 Sep, Fri 28 Sep 2018
Braemar Gallery 104 Macquarie Road Springwood NSW 2777
This exhibition showcases the botanical art of local scientific illustrator Barbara Duckworth and her students, who meet on the last weekend of the month in the...

Four-Colour-Season

Fri 28 Sep 2018
Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre 597 High Street, Penrith
A journey from Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons to new Australian music in a selection of song and indigenous dance to match the patterns and movement of...

Scottish Folk: Alan Reid (ex-Battlefield Band) and Rob van Sante + Special Guests Wombats Crossing

Fri 28 Sep 2018
'Metro Social’ Metropole Guesthouse Lounge Upstairs (lift available) (Opposite Railway Station)...
Alan Reid was a vital member of Battlefield Band from its inception in 1969 till his departure in 2010. In that time he toured all over...

Risque Revue

Fri 28 Sep 2018
Baroque Room, Carrington Hotel, 15 - 47 Katoomba Street, Katoomba
Indulge yourself at the .Risqué Revue, a magnificent production show set in the heart of Paris. Risqué Revue is a multi-act theatrical production that pays homage...

The Song Company with the Thomas E S Kelly Project: Four Colour Season

Fri 28 Sep 2018
Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre 597 High Street Penrith NSW 2750
An atmospheric journey from Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons to new Australian music. An evergreen selection of song and brand-new Indigenous dance to match the patterns and...

Lennon Through A Glass Onion

Fri 28 Sep 2018
The Blue Mountains Theatre and Community Hub, 104 Macquarie Road, Springwood
Actor/musician John Waters & singer/pianist Stewart D’Arrietta, present their internationally acclaimed show: part-biography & part-concert, featuring 31 iconic hits. Tickets can be purchased at the Box...

NDIS Workshop - Marketing Your Value

Fri 28 Sep 2018
Western Sydney Business Centre Suite 1, Level 1, 111 Henry Street...
There are, on average, 33,000 marketing messages hitting us everyday. You have to create an average of 13.3 touch-points to be remembered by your target audience.Join...

"Cello & Chocolate" - J.S.Bach - The Suites for Cello Solo - Georg Mertens

Sat 29 Sep 2018
The Gingerbread House Cnr Lurline & Waratah Streets Katoomba
The Suites for cellos solo are undoubtedly not only the peak of 3 centuries of cello music, but often described as one of the crowns of...

Introduction to Vegetable Gardening

Sat 29 Sep 2018
Lyttleton Stores 1 Badgery Crescent Lawson
Come and learn the basic skills and knowledge to grow organic food successfully in your backyard with the Manu, the Lyttleton Gardener. We'll cover all the...

On the Stoop Live in Concert + Special Guests The Lost Mariachis

Sat 29 Sep 2018
Baroque Room, 86 Bathurst Rd, Katoomba (new entry via The Carrington...
Balkan Gypsy, Mariachi, New-Orleans Swing, Hot Jazz, Spaghetti-Western, Cabaret, Film Score, Cumbia, Ska, Punk-Rock and Funk and few other as yet unidentified genres are all represented...

Terrarium Workshop with Made by Me

Sat 29 Sep 2018
The Creative Fringe Unit 6, 51 York Road, Jamisontown (Penrith) NSW...
Reconnect with nature while creating your own succulent terrarium in this hands on workshop. We will have a wide selection of plants to choose from as...

Stormer Music Showcase 2018

Sat 29 Sep 2018
The Blue Mountains Theatre and Community Hub, 104 Macquarie Road, Springwood
Not your average student concert! A wide ranging musical repertoire showcases the up and coming musicians of the Blue Mtns, Parramatta & Penrith communities. Tickets at...

Live@theHydro - Rinske Geerlings

Sat 29 Sep 2018
Hydro Majestic Hotel
First act to command the world-famous Hydro Majestic Hotel venue under the Live@theHydro banner will be Rinske Geerlings and her band of global talent performing authentic...

Katoomba Men's Shed Open Day

Sat 29 Sep 2018
6 Orient Street Katoomba
Next week is Men’s Shed week. The three Men’s Sheds in the Blue Mountains are all joining in, celebrating mateship in the Shed. Mateship is an...

Leura Gardens Festival 2018

Selected Dates until Sun 07 Oct 2018
Sat 29 Sep 2018
Leura, Blue Mountains
The festival will be held over 2 weekends: Saturday, 29 September – Monday, 1 October, 2018 (public holiday weekend) Friday, 5 – Sunday, 7 October,...

The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow

Selected Dates until Sat 20 Oct 2018
Sat 29 Sep 2018
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...

Tarella Open Day

Sun 30 Sep 2018
Tarella 99 Blaxland Road Wentworth Falls
On Sunday 30 September 2018, the Blue Mountains Historical Society’s Open Day at the 19th century cottage museum, Tarella at Wentworth Falls, takes place from 10.00...

Waratah Farm Open Day

Sun 30 Sep 2018
Gadara Wildflowers, 3401 Bells Line of Road, Berambing NSW 2758
This local plantation has around 1,000 waratah plants including the unusual white waratah and is only open to visitors for one day during the Wild About...

Makers Market – 2018 Long Weekend Edition

Sun 30 Sep 2018
Scenic World Blue Mountains Corner Violet Street & Cliff Drive Katoomba
The Makers Market – 2018 Long Weekend Edition is a celebration of all things local, featuring products from artists and craftspeople from the Blue Mountains. Join...

Blessing of the Animals

Sun 30 Sep 2018
Springwood Uniting Church 4 Lewin Street Springwood
Come along and join in the celebration. It is for everyone - all well-behaved pets, families and friends -whether you have a pet or not....
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