Events play a vital role in tourism for regional towns and Lithgow hosts a number of key events throughout the calendar year:
Date: May 8, 2021
LithGlow 2021 will be a free ticketed COVID-19 safe event with a limit of 3,000 people.
There will be the largest pyrotechnic display ever seen in Lithgow brought to you by Energy Australia. The display will feature a dazzling barrage of shooting stars high over Lithgow Blast Furnace and Lake Pillans culminating with a perfectly choreographed multi-coloured finale. The spectacular fireworks display will reflect the power and energy of Lithgow’s Blast Furnace that roared like a fiery dragon from May 1907 until 1928.
Ironfest is a cool arts festival with a metal edge, featuring art exhibitions, stalls, live music, street performance, blacksmith demonstrations, historical re-enactments, including Medieval jousting & Gran Melee, Napoleonic-era battle re-enactments & C20th battle re-enactment; circus shows, Cosplay & Steampunk; Workshops, automotive displays, educational, historical and technological displays and lots, lots more!
At the end of October, ghouls, vampires and skeletons roam the streets of Lithgow for Halloween as the town celebrates the event with market stalls selling an amazing selection of giftware and food, plus street performers, parades, live entertainment and amusement rides.