The Ball

The 2017 Roaring Twenties Rhododendron Festival Debutante Ball.

The Festival Ball has been an annual event since 1960, so be part of the tradition – dig out your dancing shoes and enjoy a glittering night of 1920s frivolity. Twenties dancing dress and feather boas welcome!

Live music by The Steve Jewell Jazz Trio and The West Brothers
Special Guest – Blue Mountains Mayor Mark Greenhill
Matron of Honour – Jane Davies
Festival Princess – Monique Von Zum Hof
Debutantes – Rhiannon Patton, Amy Antaw, Laani Hughan, Eliza Howlett, Jordan Taylor-Colless and Paige Hooper
– and a bevy of delightful flower girls.

Bring your own basket supper and drinks.

Tickets are $55 and are available online:

Please note:
– Ticket holders only, no door sales.
– The Festival Ball is a formal occasion (dress code applies).
– Supply of alcohol to minors will not be tolerated.

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Grand Parade

The Blackheath Rhododendron Festival is fast approaching. This year we have planned a number of attractions and events for the day, however the most important event is the Festival Parade. We are inviting our local community organizations to join us and participate in the parade to showcase what fabulous community services, organizations and talent we have in Blackheath and surrounding suburbs. 

This year’s Rhododendron parade on Rhodo Day (Saturday, November 4) starts at 11.30am at Blackheath Oval and wind its way along Wentworth Street to finish at Blackheath Gardens - the park on the highway opposite the railway station. There are plenty of vantage points along the way to watch the bands and floats. The princess traditionally leads the parade, followed by a wild collection of fancy-dressed participants, including local school children, pre-schoolers, scouts, soccer club, gardening groups, swimming pool supporters and a silly array of individuals who just want to dress up for the day. This year watch out for the way-out-there-wear from the Cosplayers, who will compete for the best costume award.

If you would like to register your interest in participating in the parade this year, please complete the form (Link below) and email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Art Show And Festival Gala

Official Opening of the Festival and Art Show will be on Friday 27th October 2017 commencing at 7.00pm. Last years Rhododendron Princess will be attending as her final role as Princess. The new 'Princess in waiting' will also be in attendance.

The Rotary Club of Upper Blue Mountains Sunrise cater with finger food all night and beverages will be served as well.

The cost is $25.00 per head. There will be a three piece band of Steve Jewel playing.

The official opening will take place first then the announcement of art show prize winners and then the Art Show official opening.This will take approx 25 minutes.

If you can’t make the opening there is still additional days you can go and explore all of the amazing talent every day until the 5th November, 10am until 5 pm each day, gold coin

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