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About The Festival

The Festival of Resilience is a celebration of the Blue Mountains community as a resilient, creative, connected community, living sustainably within a World Heritage National Park.

Running from early September to mid October, the Festival of Resilience will celebrate community resilience and showcase local, practical approaches to sustainability, climate action, and caring for country. And we want your events and ideas!
Over 5 weekends, a series of headline and crowdsourced events will take place up and down the mountains. Each themed weekend is an opportunity to connect with community and engage in productive, real, grass roots solutions to the challenges we all face. Solar, EV, community gardening, social housing, circular economies, picnics in the park, upcycling, mass singalongs, waste to art, junk band and much more.

How To Get Involved

Add your existing event

If you are already holding an event that fits within the Festival of Resilience, use our event submission tool to add it to our Festival calendar.

Do you need help with an event

If you have an event or event idea but would some help, please use our Help form. We might be able to help link you up with a venue or other practical support.


Are you interested in volunteering with the Festival of Resilince? This year or next?

Register to volunteer below!

Come to an event

Explore the extensive calendar of events – with the Headline Festival of Resilience events and many more community events, there’s plenty of fun to be had this Spring!

Sponsor the Festival

The scope for future Festivals will depend on volunteers, partnerships (including in-kind support) and financial sponsorship. Would you like to discuss possible sponsorship for the 2023 Festival of Resilience?

Promote the Festival

Downloadable flyers and posters you can share with your networks, add to your school newsletter or post in your shop window.

The Festival of Resilience is a partnership between the Blue Mountains City Council and Resilient Blue Mountains.

Seed funding for the Festival of Resilience has been provided through the NSW State Government Bushfire Community Recovery and Resilience Fund.

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Have an event planned you'd like to be apart of the festival?

Click the link below to apply to have your event registered with the Festival of Resilience.