Events in Katoomba and the Blue Mountains

If you're wondering what's on in the Blue Mountains this year, and looking to do something a bit different while you're here, then this is for you. We've been putting together some useful pages about the upcoming events worth coming to stay for here, and how best to experience them from our cottages in Katoomba.

Ultra Trail Australia, from Katoomba

The famous 100km run and running festival is renowned Australia-wide and is taking place this year between the 12th and 15th of May 2022. 

Find out all about the festival, how to take part in the run and how to enjoy the festivities from Careel Cottages.

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The Blue Mountains Music Festival, in Katoomba

The Blue Mountains Music Festival of Folk Roots and Blues is being held on the 18th, 19th and 20th of March 2022 against the glorious backdrop of the Three Sisters. Read our guide to enjoying the festival from the cottages in Katoomba.

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The Blue Mountains Elvis Festival, in Katoomba

The Elvis Festival takes place over a fantastic four days in Katoomba on the 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th of March 2022 and features tribute acts, shows, dinners and parties. Find out more about how to enjoy the festival from Careel Cottages in Katoomba.

Blue Mountains Elvis Festival

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The Blue Mountains Writers' Festival

The Blue Mountains Writers’ Festival is on the 21st, 22nd and 23rd of October 2022 and features author talks, panels, creative writing workshops and more. And it's just a 12 minute walk from Careel Cottages. Find out more about spending a weekend in Katoomba for the festival here.

Blue Mountains Writers' Festival

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Other Things to do in the Blue Mountains

We also have live music all year round in Katoomba, and an array of wonderful pubs, bars, restaurants, shops, wineries, walks and natural beauty to enjoy her in the Blue Mountains. You can check out our Things to Do in Katoomba and the Blue Mountains page, to see what else there is to do here.

Blue Mountains FAQs

For more useful information that will help you plan your stay, we invite you to take a look at our Visiting the Blue Mountains FAQ guide, which will help you plan when to come, what to wear, where to stay and more.