Central Coast

Events

Avoca Beachside Markets

Avoca Beachside Markets is a multiple award winning boutique event held the fourth Sunday of each month at Heazlett Park Foreshore and the picturesque backdrop of Avoca Beach. This free monthly event has become the premier artist, food and musician community market on the Central Coast for the past 8 years and a must visit for out of town travellers and day trippers. Shop at the 120 plus stalls in a relaxing and creative environment with products ranging from local art, eco, recycled and upcycled goods, skincare, jewellery, homewares and international food to name a few, whilst listening to beautiful free live music from local musicians provided by Fairplay Entertainment on the Star 104.5FM live stage from 9am. The waterfront produce section allows you to purchase fresh local fruits, vegetables, herbs, cheeses, breads, spices and more in a relaxed vibe. With a beachfront location, bursts of colour, high quality stalls and conscious ethos, this unique boutique market is a showcases creative souls locally sustainably. Grab the free shuttle bus from 9am at Avoca Hotel and Resort and is the best way to avoid busy traffic each month that comes into the area. All event information can be found at www.fixxevents.com.au

Start Date:
26/02/2017 View more details

Brackets and Jam Kincumber Mountain

Brackets and Jam is a regular monthly event, featuring “brackets” of local music and performance interspersed with drum “jams" and open mic opportunities. Their Brackets South event takes place on top of beautiful Kincumba Mountain. The community built venue is a mud brick and natural timber building which sits in a bushland reserve, with panoramic views of Brisbane water and magnificent sunsets over the hills beyond. This venue is the birthplace of Brackets and Jam on the Central Coast and the community considers it as it's spiritual home. The Mountain itself holds a strong significance for their Aboriginal community, and has been a long standing meeting place for Central Coast people. The rock outcrop situated in front of the kiosk forms a natural pool which is said to have once been a sacred birthing place for women. The Mountain now gives birth to many new beginnings as the hub of creative community arts in the southern Central Coast region.

Start Date:
03/11/2017 View more details

Handcrafted Products Market

The Dam Hotel Markets are on the last Sunday of every month on the carpark there are over 30 stalls and more to look around and buy great gifts. The pub is open for lunch at 11:00 with a great range of food to choose from the kind can have fun on the jumping castle and there is a petting zoo with baby animals so come on down and have a look at what is happening at the Dam Hotel.

Start Date:
17/12/2017 View more details

Gosford Community Choir

Winter Season is here. Come and sing with them in a warm environment. Travellers and Tourists welcome, join them for a night or two and sing your heart out. Their colourful rehearsal venue at The Rhythm Hut is a backpackers accommodation on airbnb, and well worth the visit as it is a one of a kind community space. The new and fully inclusive Gosford Community Choir will meet in the Shed which has comfortable seating, water, tea or coffee and air-conditioning/Heating. The choir will be led by local performer Sandy Bigara, with a focus on vocal training and development, motivating and encouraging singers of all skill levels and on providing positive learning experiences for adults and children on the Central Coast, the welcoming Gosford Community Choir is set to be a lot of fun.

Start Date:
12/02/2018 View more details

Inspiring Artistry

In 2018, Central Coast Conservatorium will present over 50 professional concerts. These will include Opera, chamber music, orchestral music, jazz, new music and workshops featuring international artists. Central Coast Conservatorium is the Coast's premier music education and performance venue. Their home is the heritage listed Courthouse in the heart of Gosford. They also present concerts in the beautiful Greenway Chapel, and Gosford Anglican Church. They support local arts institutions such as Symphony Central Coast and Central Coast Philharmonia Choir. They also present student concerts each term.

Start Date:
25/03/2018 View more details

Patonga Beach Easter Saturday Fete

The Patonga Progress Association is once again holding their annual fundraising Easter Saturday Fete. The fete will feature arts, crafts, antiques and collectibles, jewellery and market stalls from local Central Coast traders. Also on sale will be a selection of homemade cakes, preserves, plants, books, bric-a-brac, gifts and much more. The barbecue will be fired up selling mouth watering sausage sandwiches. Devonshire tea with homemade scones and jam will also be on sale. The giant chocolate wheel will be spinning for a chance to win some scrumptious Easter egg prizes and an Easter egg hamper will be raffled at the end of the fete. All money raised this year will go towards community projects including improvements to the Progress Hall which has been the focal point for community events in Patonga for over 50 years.

Start Date:
31/03/2018 View more details

Mothers Day at Firescreek Winery

Wine tasting at Firescreek Winery this Mothers Day is just what your mum needs. Take a picturesque drive through the Holgate/ Matcham Valley (just five minute from Erina Fair) for complimentary wine tasting at Firescreek Winery. Forget you have kid for five minutes (while they play at the colouring table and make mum a lovely Mothers Day card) and enjoy a selection of award winning wines. Divine fruit wines that are sure to impress foodie lovers with current vintages including Coffee and Blackcurrant, Plum, Kiwi and Blueberry and Lavender Wine. Take a leisurely stroll through the gardens and see the spectacular autumn leaves that are out in full force at the moment.

Start Date:
13/05/2018 View more details

Rock of Ages

Wyong Musical Theatre Company presents Rock of Ages which will take you back to the times of big bands with big egos playing big guitar solos and sporting even bigger hair! This Tony Award-nominated Broadway musical features the hits of bands including Night Ranger, REO Speedwagon, Pat Benatar, Twisted Sister and others. VIP Packages available. Get treated like a Rock Star. Your VIP ticket includes VIP Front Row seating, a Signed Program, a drink of your choice delivered to your seat and the opportunity to meet the Stars after the show. This show contains occasional strong language and adult themes. Parental discretion is advised.

Start Date:
25/05/2018 View more details

Wyee Markets

Wyee Markets are held on the second Saturday of each month, starting in March, in the grounds of Wyee Community Hall from 8.30am to 1pm. The markets have fresh produce, plants, bric a brac, homemade soaps, candles, greeting cards, conserves, fresh eggs, new and used clothing, food, pony rides, jumping castle, face painting, ice creams, arts, crafts, musical instruments, new and second hand tools, home wares, jewellery, toys, handmade furniture, entertainment and much more. Wyee Markets? Why not? Enquiries to Michael on the phone number provided.

Start Date:
09/06/2018 View more details

Jack and the Beanstalk

Jack is the only person who can save the town of Alltrades from a ferocious Giant and the Big Bad Wolf, but Jack is a very naughty boy. Will he place his dreams of fame and fortune above the safety of his town? Luckily his sister Jill acts as Jack's moral compass. Join the high adventure of Jack and the Beanstalk and meet some wonderful characters along the way. Humpty Dumpty, Captain Hook and the Queen of hearts all make an appearance. Cheer the heroes and boo the villains - if you can tell which ones are which!? The High Adventure of Jack and the Beanstalk is a family experience not be missed.

Start Date:
15/06/2018 View more details

The Stand Up Competition, Comedy Night and Comedy Open Mic

Visitors and Locals from the Central Coast are invited! Answering the call for a Dinner and Show Comedy Platform on the Central Coast - Three experienced Stand Up Comedians compete to throw the reigning Headliner Act from his/her perch. The Comedy Competition, Headline Act and Open Mic complement their delicious menu, you get to choose exactly what you want to eat and place your order as you book your ticket! In the heart of Erina, accessible from all suburbs this is a great night out with friends and family. Get your belly full of great tasting Indian Cuisine, while having a belly laugh at the same time. (Photo Credit: Mitch Garling and KABBA)

Start Date:
19/07/2018 View more details

Jake Cassar Bushcraft: Edible and Medicinal Wild Plants

Local legend Jake Cassar returns to The Rhythm Hut soon for the next installment of his popular bushcraft series. Known throughout the Central Coast and Sydney for his profound knowledge of wild plants and outdoor survival, not to mention all the outreach he has done to help disadvantaged youth, Jake Cassar will be a divine treat to host within their space. For one hour, participants are invited to learn how to identify, prepare, and use edible and medicinal plants commonly found everywhere from deep within the bush to urban backyards. Bring a notepad and pen, and get ready to absorb knowledge that could one day save your life. See Eventfinda for more information.

Start Date:
19/07/2018 View more details

Wolfgang by Circa

To his mother, he is Wolfgang. To those who are watching, he is Mozart. Straight from the score and onto the stage, the man known as Mozart appears amidst a puff of powder, wigged and ready to throw musical madness into a crescendo of dives, swoops and twirls. Featuring mischievous acrobats and a musician, Wolfgang reinvents the composer’s magical music with a circus twist. Experience the latest family-friendly production from Circa, featuring a fusion of circus, movement and music. Watch as the notes are physically lifted off the page as performers bring the renowned compositions to life amidst a storm of powder, tumbles and crashes, all under the eccentric swirl of the conductor’s baton.

Start Date:
19/07/2018 View more details

Nunsense

Previously 'Best Off Broadway musical'. An hilarious talent show by five survivors at the Little Sisters of Hoboken Nunnery. The rest of their sisters have been poisoned by the cook. It's a fundraiser to raise money to bury the last four of the dearly departed. Music, Comedy, Dance and even a Quiz. Nunsense is good old-fashioned comedy at its best; it is quick paced, generally raucous, occasionally touching and totally wonderful.

Start Date:
20/07/2018 View more details

The Bays Art Show

Tucked away on the edge of Brisbane Water and the National Park, is the beautiful Bays Area, the Bays Community Group is hosting its 2018 Art Show. Like every year the six artists being showcased are talented Central Coast professionals with varied styles and mediums. Paintings to Sculpture there is something for everyone. All artists will be spending time in the community hall over the weekend, interacting with visitors. So don’t miss the opportunity to discuss their work in a casual and relaxed atmosphere. All visitors will be warmly welcomed and all proceeds from the weekend go back into the community. Light refreshments can be purchased at the hall. A raffle will be drawn on the Sunday afternoon. The 2018 Central Coast Artists are: Ljae Elwell Sue Jokinen Jannifer Jones Leeanne Livens Naomi Veitch Peter Waples

Start Date:
21/07/2018 View more details

Heal and Feel With Sound

Sound Healing and Forum The relationship with musical instruments and their powerful sounds are important to explore to understand and unlock their full potential. They invite you to come with an open mind and heart, to experience a sound healing, preceded by a discussion forum between the facilitators and participants. Like the best teacher cannot influence an unwilling and unfocused student, the best sound healers and musicians cannot move someone that is unopen or unwise. Your attendance at this workshop aims to advance your relationship to the Healing and Feeling qualities of Sound. Register now through The Rhythm Hut website. See Eventfinda for more information.

Start Date:
22/07/2018 View more details

Winter Decadence Dinner

Enjoy a specially crafted winter menu for one night only, created by Maccoa’s Executive Chef, Melissa Dixon. Includes a sparkling cocktail on arrival and a three course meal. Grab your favourite person or people and book your table by the lakefront today.

Start Date:
27/07/2018 View more details

Top Dog Film Festival Avoca Beach

The Top Dog Film Festival was launched in 2017 to showcase the incredible bond between dogs and their people through independent films. The 2018 Top Dog Film Festival will tour in the second half of the year, screening over two hours of the most inspirational, heart warming and entertaining films related to dogs and their human companions from independent film makers around the globe. Including a carefully curated selection of films of varying lengths and styles covering topics relevant to dogs and dog lovers.

Start Date:
27/07/2018 View more details

Wayne Donnelly Hypno Comedy

Mirth, Mesmerism and Mayhem: Comedy Combines With Hypnosis. Donnelly will weave his magic with willing volunteers as he puts them under his spell to become the stars of the show. What you will see is people having a lot of fun on stage for the comedic entertainment of the audience. This is a show where you and your friends can become the stars of the show in a safe, tasteful and unforgettable way that will have you laughing and talking about the experience long after the show. You have the opportunity to either see the show or be the show.

Start Date:
28/07/2018 View more details

Fun Day

Free sausage sizzle, jumping castle and face painting. At the Vale on Virginia, they want to celebrate the commencement of the civil works and there's no better way than putting on a sausage sizzle, a jumping castle and face painting for everyone to enjoy.

Start Date:
28/07/2018 View more details

The Health Connection

The Health Connection was launched in June 2014 as a new, free “family well-being event” with entertainment and activities for all ages and proudly celebrates five years this year and returns to its spiritual home at Kincumber Neigbourhood Centre Precinct. Free all day activities for the children will include eco inspired Kincumber Street arts and crafts workshops from Sustainable Australia, Switcharoo Circus, Free Face Painting, Magician, Party Chameleon Games, whilst the live music, yummy fresh food, soups, cakes, juices and lifestyle talks can be enjoyed by all. This year will feature more interactive health checks for the whole family including diabetes testings, hearing checks, spinal checks and podiatry checks in a festive ambience, but there will also be quiet spaces where patrons may take the opportunity to sample a natural therapies treatment, live yoga, self improvement, chiropractic care, meditation or movement class. Local wellness practitioners will present reflexology, massage, naturopathy, sound therapies, food solutions, orthopaedics, herbalism, organic skincare, yoga, hemp information, food talks and meditations and sound healings for patrons to try, or perhaps simply to chat and discover more about them.

Start Date:
28/07/2018 View more details

Horses Birthday Festival

Hip, hip, hooray! It's the Horses Birthday. You're invited to join them for two huge days of family fun at Glenworth Valley's Horses Birthday Festival. Now in its third year, the Horses Birthday Festival is the Central Coast's biggest birthday party with loads of activities and entertainment to delight the whole family including: Lead pony rides, Mini-horse shows with YouTube sensations Crunch and Lippy, Special birthday cake for horses, Petting farm, Jumping castle, Laser skirmish, Magic shows, Reptile shows, Blacksmith and Farrier demonstrations, Fascinating horse talks, Barrel Racing plus loads more to be announced! The grown ups will love the variety of quality food vendors, beer and wine tastings on the lawn, market stalls to browse and live music all-day. The Horses Birthday Festival has received rave reviews from parents and kids alike, so don't miss out on all the fun! Glenworth Valley is easily accessible 20 minutes from Hornsby and 15 minutes from Gosford, just off the M1. Limited early bird tickets available now at the website.

Start Date:
28/07/2018 View more details

Locally Grown

Finding it hard to get a gig? The people from Mountain Sounds, Macron Music and Pocket Bar have teamed together to create a space for artists to get a leg up. How it works: you get a 45 minute time slot to show your wares. Send them a request for a time slot and they book you in. Simple! Get your friends to come along and have a beer while they support you. Restriction are entertainment shall be restricted to soloists, duos, trios and acoustic amplified performance only. Be sure to register for the event before the day! They look forward to hearing you soon.

Start Date:
29/07/2018 View more details

Five Lands Experience featuring Kingston County

The Five Lands Experience is back for July—a regular monthly community event. Beginning with a community drum circle, at 5pm, all ages and levels encouraged. Bring your own drum or have a go with theirs! They’ll have loads of different drums and percussion for everyone to try. A well-established, well-known local band, The Five Lands Band has run for over 10 years around the Central Coast—from Terrigal, to Erina and to Gosford. Kingston County formed in late 2016, starting out as two horn players and a singer experimenting with melodies in a garage. See Eventfinda for more information.

Start Date:
29/07/2018 View more details

Central Coast Charity Race Day

Come along to the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service annual charity race day. It’s a perfect excuse for a long weekend! Two-course lunch including beer, wine and soft drinks, along with raffles, silent auctions, lucky door prizes and fun galore!

Start Date:
03/08/2018 View more details

1927 In Concert

Known for enduring hits such as 'That's When I Think of You', 'Compulsory Hero', 'To Love Me', 'Scars', 'Don't Forget Me', and of course, 'If I Could', 1927 made a devastating entry into the ears of its listeners with the Quintuple Platinum selling album '…ish' in 1988, which earned the band a number of ARIA awards as well as a lot of fans along the way. Having followed up '…ish' with the multi platinum second album 'The Otherside', a self-titled third album, and countless live shows at home and abroad, the last couple of decades have earned 1927 legendary status. Now after more than ten years, 1927 have released a new studio album "Generation i". It may just be the bands finest album yet. 1927 are better than ever as they play all their hits in one great night of music.

Start Date:
03/08/2018 View more details

Cheese Indulgence: Cheese Buffet High Tea

For one Saturday only, Seasalt Restaurant will be transformed for an afternoon of indulgence. Enjoy a glass of sparkling wine on arrival before tasting your way through a spectacular array of delights in a celebration of all things cheese. For lovers of cheese, this is an experience not to be missed. Cheese Indulgence: Cheese Buffet High Tea Bookings are essential and seating is allocated.

Start Date:
04/08/2018 View more details

Stratford Music Open Day

Come and celebrate Startford Music's seventh year on the Peninsula with an afternoon of fun and education for all ages! Stratford Music will be offering free lessons during their open day! All ages five and over are invited to come along and try a lesson in Drums, Piano, Guitar, Vocals, Violin or Viola. Stratford Music is a local brand new music tuition centre has opened on the Central Coast – providing local budding musicians a place to hone their skills with a range of professional tutors and a growing musical community. Locals of all ages now have the opportunity to learn a variety of skills in Piano, Vocals, Guitar, Violin, Drums, Bass, Ukulele, Viola, Musicianship, Band, Songwriting and Performance.

Start Date:
04/08/2018 View more details

Boilermaker Dinner

Warm up this winter and learn a thing or two about the delicate art of whisky and beer pairing at their unique and entertaining evening: The Boilermaker Dinner. The boilermaker is a traditional drink pairing, matching a beer with a shot of whisky and is believed to have received its name from the drink that workers who built and maintained the steam locomotives in the 1800's consumed at the end of their shifts. Block n’ Tackles’ own Michael ‘Pep’ Pepper will be joining in on the fun, providing an interactive learning experience about the age old tradition of matching beer with whisky. Executive Chef, Simon Quick has skilfully prepared a five course menu with each individual course perfectly matched with a Block n’ Tackle beer and whisky. Each course and the paired beer and whisky will be designed to either complement or pleasantly contrast each other.

Start Date:
10/08/2018 View more details

The Arrow Of Song

From early chant to contemporary forms of a cappella singing, The Arrow of Song takes audiences on a fascinating journey of how “a cappella” has transformed itself over thousands of years of rich musical history. Exquisitely curated and performed, this is an experience that will encourage people of all ages to find their voice in the ongoing story of a cappella. The Song Company is Australia's leading vocal ensemble, singing music of all times and places. The Arrow of Song draws on many years of research by the Company to capture the long and fascinating history of unaccompanied vocal music in a chronological concert program. Both informative and entertaining, the concert captures how harmony and notation have developed into many styles and genres over the last two thousand years. Performed to audiences of all ages, the program includes optional spoken narration by the singers, telling the story of the development of vocal music down the ages.

Start Date:
10/08/2018 View more details

Blues on the Mountain

Blues on the Mountain is bringing the best in blues and roots music to the heritage hall amongst the gum trees, Mangrove Mountain Hall (circa 1927), on Saturday August 11! Come and dance the night away amongst the charm of the historic hall to the internationally acclaimed Blues, Soul and Rock n Roll sensation, Z-Star Trinity (UK), plus multi award winning soloist, Toby Wells. Taking the Australian Blues music scene by storm, award winning international artist, Zee Gachette, with her trio Z-Star Trinity, are performing their only Central Coast show of the tour at the historic Mangrove Mountain Hall. Zee Gachette has performed at some of the biggest festivals in the world, including Glastonbury and is exhilarating to watch, receiving standing ovations from Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin) and Rodger Daltry (The Who). Blues on the Mountain is a boutique, family friendly, not for profit community music event situated in the hinterland of the New South Wales Central Coast just one hour north of Sydney and 25 minutes drive from Gosford or Wyong.

Start Date:
11/08/2018 View more details

Country Music Festival

The Central Coast will come alive, as the Country Music Festival kicks off once again, showcasing a massive line-up of quality Country Australian performers. From Friday 10 August, the weekend brings country music and entertainment to venues across the Coast, leading up to the main event on Sunday 12 August at Memorial Park, The Entrance. The line-up this year features Adam Eckersley, Homegrown, Peter Denahy, Gretta Ziller, Andrew Swift as well as this year’s Toyota Star Maker Winner, Brad Cox. The day will also host a variety of food stalls, buskers, roving entertainment, activities and much more. Don't miss a great line up of free country music for the whole family to enjoy.

Start Date:
12/08/2018 View more details

Sydney Comedy Festival Showcase: Wyong

The Sydney Comedy Festival Showcase Tour will be tearing up the freeways of Australia for the sixth year in a row to bring the crème de la crème of the 2018 Festival to Wyong! Expertly curated and lovingly presented, the Showcase will feature some of the Festival’s hottest acts live on stage for an incredible two hours of hard-hitting laughter. Boasting a line-up of veteran favourites, international stars, and some of the freshest emerging talents, this jam-packed night of pure entertainment will leave you sore from belly laughs! So call your pals and grab your tickets to the funniest night of entertainment you will see all year – don’t miss out on a huge night of laughs!

Start Date:
16/08/2018 View more details

Greedy Guts Markets

Come and experience the sights, sounds and most importantly tastes of the Greedy Guts Street Food Markets. Every second Friday of the month, the month the Florida Beach Bar in Terrigal is transformed into a boutique street food market filled with local food stalls. Sourcing vendors from the Central Coast, Newcastle and Sydney region, there are a variety of food choices to satisfy any taste. With a rotating theme each month, Greedy Guts Street Food Market is all about enjoying a night of laughter, live music and tasty delights with family and friends. Located right next to the spectacular Terrigal Beach, relax and enjoy the live music, friendly atmosphere and best of all free entry! Come and join the fun at the next Greedy Guts Street Food Markets.

Start Date:
17/08/2018 View more details

Hut's Fifth Birthday: Bootleg Rascal and More

It’s another historical moment in The Rhythm Hut history, as they celebrate a milestone huge five years in their space in Faunce Street, Gosford. From humble beginnings (no walls and roof in some parts), to holding a huge range of music classes and artistic workshops with hundreds of students each week; to supporting local music and arts with open mics, and Deck Sessions. Branching out to book launches, documentary screenings, and dance classes; raising tens of thousands of dollars for various charities; and of course holding some huge live music events with National and International artists such as Nattali Rize (Blue King Brown), Rising Appalachia, Kim Churchill, Tijuana Cartel, OKA, Wes Carr, Wild Marmalade, Katchafire, Kallidad, Sahara Beck and loads more! Now it’s time for our biggest event of the year, and they want you to help them celebrate. They have three super fun acts specially picked to make one huge night of entertainment. And of course they'll kick off with a drum circle in true Hut style. See Eventfinda for more information.

Start Date:
18/08/2018 View more details

Albert Lee Wyong

Grammy winning legendary guitarist for Emmylou Harris and Eric Clapton returns for first Australian shows this decade. Headline shows across the country plus appearances at Adelaide Guitar Festival, Melbourne Guitar Show, Sydney Guitar Festival and Gympie Muster. See Eventfinda for more information.

Start Date:
22/08/2018 View more details

Central Coast Ukulele Festival

The Central Coast Ukulele Festival festival is unique in that it brings people from all ages and walks of life together to make and enjoy music. The program is jam packed with ukulele clubs from across the state as well as professional ukulele acts. Entertainment is absolutely free on Saturday in Memorial Park, and on Sunday at the Sails Stage at The Entrance. There is something for everyone with stalls, rides and free ukulele workshops throughout the weekend. So come along and join the party at the beautiful seaside location of The Entrance on the New South Wales Central Coast for the annual Central Coast Ukulele Festival.

Start Date:
23/08/2018 View more details

Prada's Priscillas All Male Revue Wyong

The 90 minute all-male revue features some of Priscilla Queen of the Desert’s greatest hits including I Love the Night Life, Go West, Shake Your Groove Thing, Finally and I Will Survive. Plus a few surprise hits from some of today’s music icons and divas that have inspired drag performances around the world! The show is headlined by Prada Clutch; one of Australia's most in demand live-singing drag queens. Prada has featured in stage shows across Australia, from Sydney, to the Gold Coast, to Alice Springs, as well as in New Zealand. She draws her inspiration from the likes of Dusty Springfield, Patti LaBelle, Bette Midler and Cher. The show is Creatively Directed by one of Australia’s original Les Girls, Monique Kelly. Monique was a member of Les Girls from 1973 to 1997. She has a keen eye for detail and a photographic memory of how it was done in her day, making her an asset to the show. She’s the pot of gold from the Golden Mile. The show features a cast of seven, choreographed by Stephen Clarke. Stephen has been Dancing and Choreographing professionally since 1985.

Start Date:
25/08/2018 View more details

360 with Pez: Vintage Modern Regional Tour Terrigal

Following an epic sold-out national tour earlier in 2018 supporting his critically acclaimed number one ARIA Australian album Vintage Modern, ARIA-winning rapper 360 now announces a massive national regional tour, further marking his triumphant return to the spotlight. Kicking off in Ballarat on August 22, this run will find him, with special support from his longtime collaborator Pez, play to audiences all over regional Victoria, New South Wales, Northern Territory, Western Australia and Queensland before concluding in Tasmania on October 6. In addition to the tour announce, 360 reveals his latest music video, a moving visual for fan favourite single Money, directed by frequent collaborator Rush Productions. Featuring the vocals of Perth singer/songwriter Sydnee Carter, Money has quickly become one of 360’s most beloved songs, finding him in peak form as a rapper, weaving in and out of personal tales about his triumphant rise and rapid fall, and the financial consequences and lessons learnt.

Start Date:
31/08/2018 View more details

French Cuisine Wine Appreciation Dinner

Do you love Wine? Do you love Food? Do you enjoy a fun night out with friends? Join them for their delicious five-course French themed menu with matching organic certified wines presented from Tamburlaine Wines. Tickets include five-course meal with matching organic wines, live entertainment, games and prizes. Escargot in Chef Ludo Lefebvre Sauce Ratatouille a La Remy Seafood Bouillabaisse Magret De Canard with Pommes aligot Bombe Alaska Bon appetit!

Start Date:
01/09/2018 View more details

The Woman In Black

The most terrifying live theatre experience in the world comes to Wyong for two thrilling performances! Unanimously acclaimed by the critics - now in its 28th year in London’s West End – more than seven million people having seen the play. The Woman In Black is a terrifying trip through time into a tragic and ghostly world where the horrors of the supernatural combine with the power and intensity of live theatre to send shock waves through the audience with splendid thrills and chills. In this brilliant adaptation of Susan Hill’s horror novella, a traumatized man (Paul Russell) recruits a young actor (Declan Dowling) to help him exorcise the ghost of the Woman in Black.

Start Date:
01/09/2018 View more details

Festival of Dad - Father’s Day Lunch.

Southern style comfort food buffet. Join in a celebration of dad with all the blokey foods at their Festival of Dad – Father’s Day Lunch. Starting with a beer on arrival, dad will enjoy a buffet lunch with a difference featuring a mouthwatering selection of smoked pork and beans, slow cooked meats, barbecue ribs, fried chicken wings and fried crab along with delicious sides and desserts. Bookings Essential.

Start Date:
02/09/2018 View more details

Women Like Us Comedy: Davistown RSL

Women Like Us comedians Mandy Nolan and Ellen Briggs are different from other comedians, they’re women, they’re mothers, they’re middle aged and they’re country girls. With more than 60 sold out shows and packed houses at Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Sydney Comedy Festival’s Enmore Theatre, Adelaide Fringe and Perth Festival, and constant touring to country halls, pubs, clubs and theatres around Australia. Described as a ‘two Tena pad show’. These are untold, laugh out loud, women’s stories. Few sacred cows remain unmilked by these two small town Showgirls, with seven children, four husbands and thirty five years stage time between them, their material is hilarious first hand account of parenting, beauty industry, getting older, getting fatter, strange surgeries, weird television shows, obsessions, frustrations and most importantly - who unpacks the dishwasher. Mandy Nolan, a columnist for the Byron Shire Echo, and writes for Mamamia, with appearances on ABC's Q and A, SBS's Mums The Word and About Women and is a corporate and club performer nation wide. Ellen Briggs, a national Finalist for RAW comedy and winner of Foxtel Comedy Channel's Be A Comedian.

Start Date:
07/09/2018 View more details

Ian Moss: Solo, Acoustic and Intimate Wyong

Respected as one of Australia’s iconic musicians, Ian Moss delivers an unforgettable sound – not only as a soloist on guitar but also with his silken voice. Ian’s distinctive vocal is the essential signature of his soulful, bluesy muse. Born and raised in Alice Springs, Ian started playing guitar in local teenage bands but moved to Adelaide after failing one of his high school years, planning to repeat in the big city. Fate intervened when he answered an advertisement for a guitarist in a shop window in 1973, joining the band that was to become a legend in Australia that made such an undeniable impact that they are now etched in the Australian music forever. That band was Cold Chisel. Moss has released five incredible and dynamic albums – The Number One and multi-platinum, Matchbook, Worlds Away, Petrolhead, Let's all Get Together and Soul on West 53rd. This year is a new chapter as Ian releases the new self-titled studio album, his sixth, and heads to regional Australia with acoustic guitar and incredible songs.

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07/09/2018 View more details

Michael Jackson The Legacy Tour: Ettalong Beach

Direct from The United States. Legacy, the world’s greatest tribute to the world’s greatest entertainer…Michael Jackson. William Hall becomes the King of Pop when he hits the stage with his full scale production of Michael Jackson The Legacy Tour. The show, produced and endorsed by previous members of Michael Jackson’s crew, is a visual and musical voyage through the artistic life of the 20th Century’s most respected and idolised entertainer. The choreographed dance moves, live band and multi-faceted light show promises to repeat the Michael Jackson experience. With international shows across Europe, Russia, the United States, Australia and New Zealand, William Hall is as close as you will get to experiencing the King of Pop.

Start Date:
08/09/2018 View more details

Women Like Us Comedy: Mingara Recreation Club

Women Like Us comedians Mandy Nolan and Ellen Briggs are different from other comedians, they’re women, they’re mothers, they’re middle aged and they’re country girls. With more than 60 sold out shows and packed houses at Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Sydney Comedy Festival’s Enmore Theatre, Adelaide Fringe and Perth Festival, and constant touring to country halls, pubs, clubs and theatres around Australia. Described as a ‘two Tena pad show’. These are untold, laugh out loud, women’s stories. Few sacred cows remain unmilked by these two small town Showgirls, with seven children, four husbands and thirty five years stage time between them, their material is hilarious first hand account of parenting, beauty industry, getting older, getting fatter, strange surgeries, weird television shows, obsessions, frustrations and most importantly - who unpacks the dishwasher. Mandy Nolan, a columnist for the Byron Shire Echo, and writes for Mamamia, with appearances on ABC's Q and A, SBS's Mums The Word and About Women and is a corporate and club performer nation wide. Ellen Briggs, a national Finalist for RAW comedy and winner of Foxtel Comedy Channel's Be A Comedian.

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08/09/2018 View more details

B2M - Mamanta

Building on their international touring acclaim, B2M (Bathurst to Melville), are embarking on their first major national tour. Come and see this seven-piece band from the Tiwi Islands as they showcase their new album with its unique blend of contemporary and traditional sound. Mamanta - meaning 'friend' in Tiwi - is a pumping RnB performance, Tiwi style! Incorporating footage and imagery of the Tiwi Islands, Mamanta is a vibrant cultural experience told through a mix of dance, chants and song. In an historic show of support from the Tiwi Elders, B2M have gained permission to use traditional Tiwi chants and blend them with modern musical elements. If you've never had an opportunity to travel to the Tiwi Islands before, this show is sure to take you on an illuminating and uplifting journey. Hailed as "Australia's answer to the Backstreet Boys" (Huffington Post), this unique boyband have conquered China, East Timor, Taiwan and Ireland. You'll find yourself dancing as they bring you a rare insight into their island culture delivered with their trademark wit, musicality and charm.

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08/09/2018 View more details

Women's Adventure Film Tour Volume Two - Central Coast

Following the success of the inaugural tour as part of Women's Health Week 2017, the Women's Adventure Film Tour is returning with an all new set of short films celebrating the inspiring women in adventure. This film festival is a celebration of the fantastic women around you who are doing extraordinary things. Join them for a series of inspiring short films with a focus on adventure, the environment and heart warming stories. The Women's Adventure Film Tour is presented in partnership with She Went Wild - a hub for all things adventure. Through content and events She Went Wild aims to inspire and empower women to get into the outdoors and live an adventurous life.

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12/09/2018 View more details

St Philip's Christian College Gosford Spring Fair

Come and visit them on the beautiful Central Coast for a day full of fun for the whole family. Just an hour north of Sydney, the St Philip's Christian College Gosford Spring Fair will be open from 9.30am to 2.30pm. Lots to see and do including amusement rides, market stalls, show bags, reptiles, furry animals, entertainment, food and beverages. Great prizes in the Chocolate Wheel. They are just 10 minutes from the Gosford exit of the M1 Freeway and five minutes from the Central Coast Highway at West Gosford. For more information please follow them on Facebook and Instagram.

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15/09/2018 View more details

Plant Lovers Fair

The Plant Lovers Fair is held annually in September. This event showcases over 40 exhibitors offering a large range of unusual, rare and interesting plants for keen and novice gardeners, collectors and plant lovers as well as ancillary garden products, garden art, botanical books and growers talk! Great coffee, delicious food and convenient ATM facilities are available. They are thrilled to announce again that Costa Georgiadis, the passionate host, from ABC Gardening is their charismatic Roving Ambassador in 2018. Costa will be roaming around to discuss all things gardening, to advise and inspire. Costa will attend both Saturday and Sunday. Their respected, knowledgeable exhibitors discuss their specialised plants and share their vast knowledge not only at their individual stalls but also at the free and informative talk sessions under the marquee. They proudly support Kariong Mountains High School, students and staff where their event is held (close to M1 and turnoff at Gosford exit). This is their sixth year and they are delighted by the sponsorship from local business and Seniors on the Coast magazine. See Eventfinda for more information.

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22/09/2018 View more details

My Kids Market Central Coast

My Kids Market (formerly Baby and Kids Market) is the premier market to buy, sell and recycle quality pre-loved baby and kids items. Stallholders sell their families gently used baby and kid’s goods and earn some extra cash and shoppers will enjoy huge savings when buying quality pre-loved items. Everything families need can be bought and sold at My Kids Market including baby and kids clothing, shoes, toys, books, prams, bikes, cots, highchairs, rockers and other nursery items. The Market caters to all baby and kids needs from pregnancy and newborns to approximately seven years of age. The Market is held indoors and is a great day out for the whole family with free kid’s activities being held all morning! Cash only, no ATM on site so come prepared with lots of cash. Local stallholders wanted, visit website for details on booking a stall. Business stall are available too!

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23/09/2018 View more details

Michael Jackson The Legacy Tour: Wyong

Direct from The United States. Legacy, the world’s greatest tribute to the world’s greatest entertainer, Michael Jackson. William Hall becomes the King of Pop when he hits the stage with his full scale production of Michael Jackson The Legacy Tour. The show, produced and endorsed by previous members of Michael Jackson’s crew, is a visual and musical voyage through the artistic life of the 20th Century’s most respected and idolised entertainer. The choreographed dance moves, live band and multi-faceted light show promises to repeat the Michael Jackson experience. With international shows across Europe, Russia, the United States, Australia and New Zealand, William Hall is as close as you will get to experiencing the King of Pop.

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12/10/2018 View more details

Elvis An American Trilogy: Ettalong Beach

Elvis An American Trilogy covers the three generations of Elvis with sincerity and sophistication. The show begins with Vic Trevino Junior who embodies the Rockabilly sound and raw dance moves of the young and dynamic Elvis. Gino Monopoli then recreates the movie years, with the costumes, songs and Hollywood influence that brought Elvis to the big screen. Greg Miller channels Elvis in the famous White Eagle jumpsuit, meticulously recreating the sound and the nuances that made Elvis the most recognisable figure in history. With their full live band and choir, Vic, Gino and Greg recreate the Elvis experience like you’ve never seen before. Back by popular demand, August 2018 marks the return of Elvis An American Trilogy, the third return in two years for three of the world’s leading Elvis tribute artists.

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13/10/2018 View more details

JPY and The All-Star Band: The Vanda and Young Songbook: Wyong

'Friday on My Mind', 'Falling in Love Again', 'Evie', 'Hey St Peter', 'Down Among the Dead Men', 'Love Is In The Air', 'St Louis', 'Pasadena', 'The Love Game', 'Silver Shoes', 'Birmingham', 'Keep On Smilin’', 'The Day That My Heart Caught Fire', 'Standing In The Rain', 'Walking In The Rain', 'I Wanna Do It With You', 'Where The Action Is', 'I Hate The Music', 'Yesterday’s Hero', 'It’s a Long Way To The Top' all written by two of the most extraordinary songwriters of this time: Harry Vanda and George Young; and John Paul Young was at the heart of their hit making era. John Paul Young and The Allstar Band The Vanda and Young Songbook is a concert celebrating this incredible song-writing duos creations; The songs that gave Australia it’s unique soundtrack during the 60’s 70’s and the 80’s and still to this day. See Eventfinda for more information.

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13/10/2018 View more details

Davistown Putt Regatta and Wooden Boat Festival

The Davistown Putt Putt Regatta and Wooden Boat Festival is a great event and also an opportunity for the people to celebrate the Central Coast and the culture that is a part of history, heritage and local character. Many putt-putt boats are still in use on Brisbane Water today. Putt-putt boats usually range in length from 14-18 feet and are powered by either single or twin cylinder two to 10 hp Blaxland/Chapman, Simplex or Clay inboard petrol driven engines all of which make the very familiar putt-putt exhaust sound. Boats today will also often be powered by small one or two cylinder diesel engines. The Regatta is now one of the principal events on the Gosford City calendar. The Davistown Putt Putt Regatta and Wooden Boat Festival attracts a huge amount of quality putt putts travelling from as far as Queensland and the ACT. They also look to provide a family focussed day where the local community and visitors can have an enjoyable day in a safe and family friendly environment. The Regatta has the reputation of being the largest event of its kind on the eastern seaboard.

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21/10/2018 View more details

Songs and Stories of Sydney's Piano Man

Join them for The Songs and stories of Sydney’s famous Piano Man, John Watson, as he brings to life the stories and songs across his flamboyant and much awarded career. John’s performances include songs by Elton John, Billy Joel, Peter Allen, Van Morrison, John Lennon and many more. He has been the entertainer of choice for some of Sydney’s most elite and interesting people including having performed at private parties of Alan Jones, Brett Lee, Glen McGrath, Lang Walker, Craig Laundy, and Angela Bishop. Possibly the most impressive pedigree is John’s 35 year continuous residency at the Minskys bar in Sydney—imagine being so good that you are booked for every Friday 35 years in a row! Imagine the stories he can tell! Two ACE Awards for Best Solo Piano Vocalist You will sing and dance all night long from start to finish of the night!

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26/10/2018 View more details

UON Central Coast Sevens

*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** Described as the worlds toughest invitational tournament featuring some of the very best teams in the world don't miss a minute of all the on-field action and the family friendly sideline fun. Fast, Food, Fun, Family witness some of the worlds best athletes in one of the most exciting sports in the world featuring teams from around the world. Visit the web site for further information.

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26/10/2018 View more details

ChromeFest

ChromeFest is a three day event and is a tribute to classic American autos, hot rods, rock n roll, and rockabilly. ChromeFest features three days of non-stop free entertainment and displays, over 70 market stalls, dance demonstrations, dance workshops, vintage glamour fashion parade, and a Pinup Doll Competition. ChromeFest also features car displays, street cruises, professional dance displays, and the massive show and shine on Sunday with over 400 show cars on display and over 50,000 people attending over the three day event. ChromeFest is proudly brought to you by Central Coast Council and Californian Cruisin Incorporated. For a great weekend head to The Entrance Central Coast. For more information go to their web site.

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26/10/2018 View more details

Abba-Solutely Fabulous

Rhonda Burchmore and Lara Mulcahy present their hilarious new concert, Abba-Solutely Fabulous. They’ll have audiences dancing in the aisles as they sing their way through ABBA’s hits. Dancing Queen, Waterloo, Mamma Mia , Take a Chance , Ring Ring, Money Money Money, Fernando and more, it’s the ultimate party night out!

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27/10/2018 View more details

Ragnar Trail Glenworth Valley

Ragnar Trail, is a one-of-a-kind overnight relay race for teams of eight friends (or four ultra-running friends). Teammates alternate running three uniquely beautiful trail loops until each person has completed the three trails which total approximately 24 kilometres. When you're not soaking up Mother Nature on the trails, you'll be camping overnight at Ragnar Village where you can expect food, s'mores, bonfires, entertainment and a nonstop festival atmosphere. The goal of Ragnar is to conquer something hard while playing even harder. So gather seven up-for-anything friends and pack your running shoes, tent, twinkle lights and maybe even a tutu and find your inner Wild at the Ragnar Trail Glenworth Valley. Located at Glenworth Valley, a one hour drive north of Sydney CBD, Ragnarians will find a gorgeous 3000+ acre wilderness property. This venue features wooded trails perfect for running and plush grass great for camping as teams experience the magic of Ragnar Village. Teams run relay-style on green, yellow, and red loops as they meander through the forest past rivers, streams and ponds. At night as the sun sets, the celebration comes alive under a bed of stars where you will enjoy campfires, s'mores, movies and a party atmosphere.

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27/10/2018 View more details

The Gruffalo's Child

The Gruffalo said that no gruffalo should, Ever set foot in the deep dark wood… If you loved The Gruffalo, don't miss the sequel, which returns following previous sellout Australian tours – now in a new West End production! Join the Gruffalo’s Child on her adventurous mission in this magical musical adaptation of the much-loved picture book. One wild and windy night the Gruffalo’s Child ignores her father’s warnings about the Big Bad Mouse and tiptoes out into the deep dark wood. After all, the Big Bad Mouse doesn’t really exist... does he? The team behind The Gruffalo, Room on the Broom and The 13-, 26-, 52- and 78-Storey Treehouses return with The Gruffalo's Child, bringing together physical theatre, music and puppetry to deliver songs, laughs and scary fun for children aged three and up, and their adults.

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29/10/2018 View more details

Firefly Magic

Firefly Magic is a unique festival at the beautiful Australian Rainforest Sanctuary, locally known as the Forest of Tranquility in Ourimbah. The “Fireflies” come out at Dusk and like humidity. However displays vary nightly, you may see a handful of fireflies or hundreds or too many to count. Treat the evening as an opportunity for a twilight stroll and chill out under the stars for an evening BYO picnic. Visit the website for more information.

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01/11/2018 View more details

Wyee Round Up

The Wyee Round Up was a huge success in 2016 with over 2000 attendees. You can check out their Facebook page which has photos and videos of the what happened on the day. They are only in the early stages and plan to have similar activities and entertainment. This is what they have in the pipeline: Carnival Rides for all ages (Pavier Family Amusements) Unlimited Ride Wristbands Superheroes appearance..who will it be this year? Market Stalls (over 50 stalls) Gourmet Food Petting Farm Live Entertainment Fundraising games and activities Silent Auction Wyee Public School is a small school with little opportunity to improve the resources available to the children. The funds raised by this event will go towards improving facilities at the school, teaching aids and equipment used by the students.

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23/11/2018 View more details

Total Recall – That 80's Show

Total Recall is a 100 per cent live, 1980's retro show playing the best sing-a-long dance music from the eighties. An era when music had melody, form and fantastic hair! Do you remember your Year 10 school disco? That's your soundtrack! Total Recall will transcend you to a time and place when you were younger and life was easier, through a celebration of the polished, sophisticated sounds of the 1980's. When melody, sax solos, over-the-top production values, shoulder pads, pastels and blow wave mullets were important. They will travel back in time to experience the authentic sounds of this carefree decade, with a bunch of authentic musicians with influences and skills honed first hand—in the actual 80's. The best end of year party dress up party! Bring the office, bring the day glo, fluff up the hair and lets party party party!

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30/11/2018 View more details

JPY and The All-Star Band: The Vanda and Young Songbook: Ettalong Beach

'Friday on My Mind', 'Falling in Love Again', 'Evie', 'Hey St Peter', 'Down Among the Dead Men', 'Love Is In The Air', 'St Louis', 'Pasadena', 'The Love Game', 'Silver Shoes', 'Birmingham', 'Keep On Smilin’', 'The Day That My Heart Caught Fire', 'Standing In The Rain', 'Walking In The Rain', 'I Wanna Do It With You', 'Where The Action Is', 'I Hate The Music', 'Yesterday’s Hero', 'It’s a Long Way To The Top' all written by two of the most extraordinary songwriters of this time: Harry Vanda and George Young; and John Paul Young was at the heart of their hit making era. John Paul Young and The Allstar Band The Vanda and Young Songbook is a concert celebrating this incredible song-writing duos creations; The songs that gave Australia it’s unique soundtrack during the 60’s 70’s and the 80’s and still to this day. See Eventfinda for more information.

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01/12/2018 View more details

The Christmas Fair Central Coast

The Central Coast's favourite Christmas event returns to the beautiful waterside tranquil location of Mount Penang Gardens and Event Park Kariong. The event now enters it 11th stellar year and you can enjoy the Central Coast's largest gold coin entry outdoor Christmas shopping experience on the water in a relaxing environment with plenty of free parking. Free live music all day, kids zones, rides, licensed bars and more, there simply is no other event of its kind on the Central Coast and 10,000+ attend each year, The event features over 180+ hand-picked, high-quality local arts and crafts stalls, international food zones, local businesses, shopping promotions, fresh seasonal produce areas, puddings, cakes, wines and providores. Santa will be there too and you can take photos with him on the water and also there is a huge free kids zone with circus games, Xmas workshops, puppet shows, face painting, magicians and so much more. Parking is free all day and gold coin entry at door and best entry is through Kangoo Road only. You can park easily and take all your goodies home with you.

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02/12/2018 View more details

Terrigal’s Biggest Christmas Party

Bring your office to the party and celebrate Christmas with the rest of the Central Coast at their Gala Night. If you have a small business but want a big party (or just don’t want the hassle of planning the office Christmas party), join them for the biggest Christmas party in Terrigal. Their Gala Night theme will get everyone in the mood for a great night of celebrating. They’ve booked one of the Coast’s favourite covers bands ‘JellyFish’, created a fabulous seafood buffet menu and are including a four hour drinks package to take any hassle out of planning a party to remember. Perfect for an end of year celebration for small businesses or groups of friends. Book your own table with as few or as many guests as you like.

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14/12/2018 View more details

John Denver Celebration Concert: Wyong

The John Denver Estate and Metropolis Touring present The John Denver Celebration Concert: A Night of John Denver’s Voice, Songs and Videos. Timeless masterpieces including 'Take Me Home Country Roads', 'Rocky Mountain High', 'Leaving on a Jet Plane', 'Sunshine On My Shoulders', 'Annie’s Song', 'Thank God I’m A Country Boy' and more will feature on the night, through stunning visuals and authentic performances. Hear John Denver’s voice and watch him perform on video screens while being backed live by members of his touring band! The John Denver Celebration Concert promises to be a night of heart-warming nostalgia. A must-see for John Denver fans! John Denver’s audio and guitar parts are heard via the PA and John sings lead vocals on almost all of the songs. There are some songs where Jim Curry will sing lead vocals also. See Eventfinda for more information.

Start Date:
19/12/2018 View more details

Carols by Candlelight by The Entrance

The annual Carols by Candlelight celebrations will be held on Christmas Eve at The Entrance. Come along and join this very special evening under the stars. The main focus of the evening will be the traditional carols featuring local performers , guest artists and members of local theatre groups. There will also be a special guest for the kids. People will be encouraged to sing along to their favourite carols, with song booklets available on the night. To complete the festivities, a special fireworks display will be held at 9pm. The event is proudly presented by: Central Coast Council.

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24/12/2018 View more details

Christmas Day Breakfast in Florida Beach Bar

Start your Christmas Day the merry way with a delicious buffet breakfast at the Central Coast’s favourite beer garden, the Florida Beach Bar. Eat, drink and be merry at the Florida Beach Bar this Christmas. Sit back, take in the ocean breeze, and enjoy a delicious buffet of breakfast favourites with a barista coffee. Their buffet breakfast offers a range of hot and cold options including scrambled, fried and cocotte eggs, fresh squeezed juices, pastries, cereal, fluffy pancakes and much more. At this casual Christmas day celebration, seating is not allocated and you will be free to sit where you choose. They recommend arriving early to secure your table.

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25/12/2018 View more details

Lost Paradise Festival

A more than unique New Years experience set in a lush green grove, this boutique festival is crafted to pamper and provoke with plush glamping in painted teepees, experiential art activations, tongue tantalising long table feasts, wild and weird circus acts, a spa fresh as seabreeze, and music divine. Release your grip on reality or perhaps the grip reality has on you. The Lost Paradise Festival is 6000 beautiful humans embracing new experiences, community and creativity, tucked away in beautiful Glenworth Valley which is just an hour north of Sydney city.

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28/12/2018 View more details

New Years Eve Celebrations The Entrance

Bring the family along to the New Years Eve Celebrations at Memorial Park, The Entrance with plenty in store for an enjoyable evening. Entertainment has been carefully chosen to suit families and encourage people on the Coast to bring their kids along to celebrate the coming of the New Year. The environment and atmosphere is safe, alcohol free and full of festive spirit. There will also be a fantastic fireworks display at 9pm. For more information on the New Years Eve Celebrations, please phone or visit The Entrance Town Centre Management website.

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31/12/2018 View more details

Australia Day Celebrations The Entrance

Celebrate Australia Day by the water with a stunning ocean backdrop at the Entrance. There is something for everyone. Enjoy an amazing musical line up on the main stage, the kids can splash around in the water park or enjoy amusement rides and activities and this year we are bringing an exciting ‘lawn game zone’ for the whole family to enjoy! The event will finish off at with a 9pm fireworks spectacular over the water. Not to be missed!

Start Date:
26/01/2019 View more details

Mountain Sounds Festival

*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** The Mountain Sounds Festival is a boutique and sustainable event product of Australian music, art, and culture located on the Central Coast of New South Wales. Alongside the aim of creating a contemporary event, a significant emphasis will be on showcasing the Central Coast as a tourist destination by involving and promoting the local community and businesses. The rare mix of coastal, country and urban environments within the region will contribute to the unique festival experience and will undoubtedly position the event in a different part of the market. The site also features the Mount Penang Gardens; eight hectares of modern landscapes and waterways that highlight Australian native flora and fauna which further emphasises the distinctive festival location. Please visit the website for more details. This is an over 18 only event.

Start Date:
15/02/2019 View more details

Girrakool Blues Festival and Barbecue

Girrakool Blues Festival and Barbecue is a cultural, blues and barbecue event held in the beautiful surrounds of the Mt Penang Gardens, Kariong on the Central Coast NSW. Featuring International, National and Local Blues acts, an Australasian Barbecue Alliance Barbecue Competition, Indigenous Culture, a Comedy MC, all in a New Orleans Themed Mardi Gras styled Festival. Friday will begin with an Aboriginal Welcome to Country led by Darkinjung Elder Kevin Duncan, followed by the Rhythm Hunters beckoning the crowd with their drumming. The music program will start with four bands up until midnight. Saturday will be a wall of music, kicking off from Midday till Midnight, performed by International and Australian Blues elite. Some of which Girrakool will be their only NSW’s performances before going off to other well known International Arts or Music festivals around the country. On Sunday - The Barbecue competition will be open to the public – not just festival goers – showcasing all things Barbecue with local bands, with food and Barbecue demonstrations, as well as kids activities. Early bird tickets are already on sale.

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01/03/2019 View more details

Vissla Central Coast Pro presented by Slimes

*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** Promising professional surfers from all over the world can look forward to four new World Surf League (WSL) Qualifying Series (QS) 1000 events, when the Vissla NSW Pro Surf Series kicks off on the NSW coastline. Thanks to a successful partnership between Surfing NSW, WSL, Destination NSW and NBN Television, four events (male and female) are slated to take place at Maroubra Beach, Cabarita Beach, Avoca Beach and Boomerang Beach over the next three years. The Vissla Central Coast Pro presented by Slimes is the third stop of the NSW Pro Surf Series located at Avoca Beach. The Vissla NSW Pro Surf Series has been developed for Australian and International surfers to gain ranking points and prize money on the WSL Qualifying Series. The series also creates a NSW coastal road trip for all to explore the variety of waves, visit local communities and enjoy NSW surfing culture.

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07/03/2019 View more details

Opera in the Arboretum

Opera in the Arboretum is an open-air festival of top Australian opera singers, held amongst the gum trees and kookaburras in the Pearl Beach Crommelin Native Arboretum. In 2019, the 14th Opera in the Arboretum will be held on a Saturday March 16, from 3pm to 5.30pm. It will be their pleasure to announce another fantastic line up for 2019 once all formal contractual arrangements have been concluded with the artists and their respective agencies. The Pearl Beach Crommelin Native Arboretum is designated non smoking precinct. Tickets will be on sale from mid-November 2018, please visit the website for newsletter registration and ticket information.

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16/03/2019 View more details

NAB Central Coast Italian Festival

*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** Culture on the Coast: Celebrate all things Italian. Enjoy vino, birra, coffee and the best of Italian cuisine all weekend. The talents of Italian vocalists will have you up and dancing in the piazzas, market square and alleyways. Wandering musicians, spaghetti eating and gelato licking competition. Plus more. The entertainment program is designed to introduce all to a variety of Italian culture, arts, products and community groups. An opportunity to learn and be entertained. Visit Facebook page NAB Central Coast Italian Festival for updates on the program.

Start Date:
06/04/2019 View more details

Relaxation and Mindfulness for Cancer

*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** Being diagnosed with cancer can be a profoundly stressful experience. Are you facing ongoing treatment? Or perhaps you’re in remission and wondering why you’re not feeling better? Come and learn ways to relax the physical body and calm the mind, and find a sense of joy and purpose in life again. These evidence-based, easy to learn techniques can become tools that you carry with you every day, to use anywhere, any time. Melissa teaches Mindfulness Based Stillness Meditation and Relaxation techniques specifically for people with cancer – and has, for the past 5 years, had her own journey with cancer using medical, complementary and lifestyle changes to live well.

Start Date:
04/05/2019 View more details

Central Coast Regional Show

*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** Fun, fun, fun for the whole family! Visitors to the Central Coast Regional Show will be able to see and enjoy many aspects at this family orientated event. Competition elements include art, lapidary, bees, cat show, schools competition, display of farm animals, cake decorating and other sections. This Agricultural Show seeks to maintain the traditions of the past while showcasing the rural and other aspects that are active and relevant to the community today.

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04/05/2019 View more details

The StarViking: Soiree II

*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** The second of two very different Soirees, Sandy Bigara will perform as her alter ego: The StarViking. Held inside the beautiful historic St Mary’s Anglican Church built in 1858 in East Gosford, moved in 1905 stone by stone to Gosford, this venue is most definitely a must see for anyone passing through the Central Coast. Original cinematic operatic jazz pop fusion music that took her to number one in Australia for two months in 2017 in the online music charts. Performing in hand crafted intergalactic ballgowns covered with thousands of stitched and appliqued crystals, wearing Valkyrie inspired head gear and covered in twinkling lights, it’s an experience! There will be projected displays and creative lighting. The show will be opened by national and international singer Adam Matthew Johnson, and his wife Lea, they are ‘Ohana’.

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05/05/2019 View more details

Pint of Science Festival: Central Coast

*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** Pint of Science is brings some of the most brilliant scientists to your local pub to discuss their latest research and findings with you. You don't need any prior knowledge, and this is your chance to meet the people responsible for the future of science, and have a pint with them. The festival started in the UK and runs every May in nearly 300 cities across 21 different countries - Australians will be the first in the world to raise their glass to science! This year Pint of Science Australia will run 88 events across 16 cities.

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13/05/2019 View more details

Sandy Bigara: Matinee III (Vintage Jazz, Pop and Classical Hits)

Locals and Travellers are warmly invited to attend the third of five in a concert series being held inside the beautiful and historic St Mary’s Anglican Church heritage building in Gosford. Sandy Bigara, owner of Sandy Bigara Arts and Entertainment - Choir Director of the PVL Aged Choir Umina, the Gosford Community Choir and Wyong Community Choir - will be performing a relaxing set of her favourite songs. Set List: Ain’t That a Kick in the Head – Dean Martin, Make You Feel My Love – Adele, Respirare/Breathing – Sandy Bigara, Just Another Day – Jon Secada, Waltzing Matilda – Banjo Paterson, Untie My Heart – Sandy Bigara, Jolene – Dolly Parton, Sway – Frank Sinatra, Newtown – Sandy Bigara, Moon River – Audrey Hepburn, Dream a Little Dream of Me – Sarah Vaughn, Volare – Dean Martin, Braveman – Sandy Bigara, Everytime We Say Goodbye – Ella Fitzgerald, Uthando Lwakho / I Love You – Sandy Bigara, Moonglow – Rod Stewart, Lion’s Pride – Sandy Bigara, Fever – Peggy Lee, O Mio Babbino Caro - Puccini, Habanero - Bizet, Ave Maria - Schubert, Il Dolce Suono – Donizetti.

Start Date:
09/06/2019 View more details

Harvest Festival Central Coast

Central Coast Council is excited to present the ‘Harvest Festival Central Coast’ to be held on the June long weekend. The event will take place over the weekend, and will run across the Calga, Somersby, Peats Ridge, Mangrove Mountain, Kulnura and Yarramalong areas. It will be a festival to celebrate the fantastic local produce and unique producers from across the Central Coast. The festival will incorporate various free activities, entertainment, art as well as ticketed food experiences. Enjoy the local area and its surrounds, sit and talk with local farmers, and enjoy the sights and sounds of the natural environment around you. The event will bring a unique experience and you will be able to follow an event trail, visit local farms, pick your own fruit and relax at the event hubs. Harvest Festival Central Coast, has been developed with the input of local farmers, businesses and community groups. For further details and to keep up to date please see the web site. Harvest Festival Central Coast proudly presented by Central Coast Council.

Start Date:
09/06/2019 View more details

Central Coast Craft Beer and Cider Festival

The incredible Central Coast Craft Beer and Cider Festival will be held at The Kincumber Hotel. Local brewers from the Central Coast and surrounds, as well as regional brewers from all over Australia will be showcasing a huge variety of craft beer and cider varieties, and they invite beer enthusiasts, cider connoisseurs, craft novices, and home brewers to come along and discover your new favourite brew! Tickets will be available online from the web site.

Start Date:
17/06/2019 View more details

Five Lands Walk

Five Lands Walk is a moderately easy walk that follows the spectacular Central Coast coastline for nine kilometres from MacMasters Beach to Terrigal, and includes free cultural and fun events near the Surf Clubs at each of the beaches including Copacabana, Avoca and North Avoca. The Walk is timed to occur shortly after the winter solstice, to celebrate the coming of the warmer season and longer days. This is also the time of year when the humpback whales northern migration is well underway and may be seen from the shore line.

Start Date:
22/06/2019 View more details