The Blue Mountains Ukulele Festival is the largest ukulele event in the Southern Hemisphere. Organised by the Blue Mountains Ukulele Group, the award-winning festival takes place around February each year at the Carrington Hotel.
It features several days of ukulele concerts, performances, singing, and dancing by over 100 performers from Australia and overseas.
Blue Mountains Ukulele Festival 2024 Dates & Program, Katoomba NSW
Everyone attending Performers, volunteers and Audience members must have a ticket, which will entitle you to admission and a fashionable blue Festival wristband.
A special event dinner at the hotel is also arranged to open the Blue Mountains Ukulele Festival each year but be sure to check out the details and reserve your spot as seats get filled up quickly. The various stages for the event will be located throughout the hotel, but some concerts are also extended to other venues, such as cafes and the Blue Mountains Cultural Centre, as they have in the past.
The Carrington Hotel is located at 15-47 Katoomba Street, Katoomba; 100km west of Sydney. The heritage property was built in 1882 and is centrally located on the main street of Katoomba, flanked by cafes, restaurants, galleries, and shops.
The quickest way to get here is to take a train to the Katoomba Railway Station, as the hotel is only a short walk away. It’s around a 1.5-hour drive from Sydney by car.