NAIDOC Week Opening Community Event

NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia in July each year to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. 

It’s a great opportunity for our Blue Mountains community to learn about and reflect on First Nations Dharug and Gundungurra cultures, histories and participate in the celebrations of the oldest, continuous living cultures on earth. 

This year’s dates are 7 to 14 July and the theme is ‘Keep the Fire Burning! Blak, Loud and Proud’ 

All activities are free but your registration assists with catering numbers and dietary requirements.


  • Welcome to Country and Smoking Ceremony by Uncle Lex
  • Wagana Dancers

From 12:45pm 

  • Storytime with the Library
  • Pop Up Library First Nations Focus
  • Weaving
  • Facepainting
  • Kids Craft Table

2:10pm – Film Bran Nue Dae 
Please book your free seats here: NAIDOC Film bookings


Everyone welcome to attend events on the day but our allocations for lunch have reached capacity

Lunch menu

Hot canapés

Kangaroo and pepperberry sausage rolls

Crocodile meatballs

Saltbush marinated chicken skewer

Wattleseed, beetroot, spinach quiches

Saltbush sweet potato, macadamia, rocket quiches

Kangaroo Arancini / Mushroom saltbush Arancini

Sandwich and Wraps

Spinach, rocket, cucumber, macadamia and honey mustard salad with grilled haloumi on a 12” tortilla wrap

Creamy lemon myrtle chicken with Parmesan, iceberg lettuce on a Turkish sandwich  

Roast lamb, Pepperberry mayo, rocket and tomato mixture of Turkish sandwich and 12” tortilla wrap. 

Event and ticketing details


Wheelchair Access

Dates & Times

NAIDOC Week Opening Community Event SUN 7 JULY


Bookings FREE - Registration essential


Blue Mountains Theatre

106 Macquarie Road

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