Whale Dreamers Festival
The 2016 event will be the 11th Anniversary of the Whale Dreamer Festival. Created by a passionate group of locals this festival at Norah Head Lighthouse brings the community together to raise awareness of the plight of whales, to hear about their wonder, to raise funds for conservation and research projects about whales, and to actively participate in their conservation. Bring the family along for all the free entertainment and activities.
Start Date:05/07/2015 View more details
Embrace Life Festival: Central Coast
Embrace Life community is all about consciousness, creativity and collaboration. Their vision is to contribute to a better planet, where people live according to their purpose, being their authentic self, taking responsibility for their mindfulness, physical well-being and how they turn up, creating and living a life full of true prosperity. They believe by providing a platform that allows for all creative expression, connections are created, information shared and everyone can engage in co-creating the life they live, when a festival comes to your area you get the opportunity to connect, share and totally immerse yourself in whatever is calling you to experience. Throughout the day there are interactive and experiential workshops, music and stage performances, artwork, meditations, sound healings, body movement classes, access to a selection of treatments and readings, and gorgeous natural and handcrafted products. For more information about the Central Coast festival program, please see website.
Start Date:01/05/2016 View more details
The Entrance Market
The new Entrance Market, a weekly Market for the Central Coast. Local food every Saturday in Memorial Park. Fresh produce is available, as well as beautiful art and craft pieces.
Start Date:13/08/2016 View more details
The Entrance Market
The Entrance Market, is a weekly market for the Central Coast providing a socially orientated shopping experience for all to enjoy from 9am till 2pm. Come and browse for fresh food, hot food and supporting stalls, and enjoy live entertainment in a family friendly location.
Start Date:19/11/2016 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 for its big 10 year celebration! You can enjoy the Coast's largest free outdoor Christmas shopping experience on the water in a relaxing environment with plenty of free parking. Now in its ninth year, the event features over 160 hand-picked, high-quality local arts and crafts stalls, international food zones and fresh seasonal produce areas, puddings, and delicious cakes. Santa will be there too and you can take photos with him on the water! Parking is free all day and gold cold donation at door for local charity Musician Making a Difference. Best entry is through Kangoo Road only. You can park easily and take all your goodies home with you. All event information at the website and entry for the event will be gold coin donation.
Start Date:04/12/2016 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 performed by the Tuggerah Lakes Show Band, a specially formed choir from local primary schools 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 sponsored by: Wyong Shire Council, Central Coast Express Advocate, Star 104.5 and The Lions Club of The Entrance.
Start Date:24/12/2016 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 web site.
Start Date:31/12/2016 View more details
Terrigal Antique and Vintage Fair
If you are a lover of everything Vintage this is the fair not to miss! A collectors haven and the only genuine Vintage Market on the Central Coast. An eclectic mix of stalls selling a fabulous range of Vintage Homewares, Antiques and Collectibles, Old Wares and Kitchenalia, Retro and Mid-Century, Vintage Clothing and Assessories, China and Silverware, Kitsch and Cool, Barnyard finds and much more. Held quarterly in the quaint rustic Terrigal Scouts Hall and Surrounds, you'll love browsing the stalls in search of that special or unique piece. Enjoy a bite to eat or a cup of coffee, they are just a short stroll into Terrigal where you'll find cafes, restaurants, parks and other shops to browse to complete your day! Why not make a weekend of it and visit both days and enjoy the other attractions the Coast has on offer!
Start Date:21/01/2017 View more details
Australia Day Celebrations The Entrance
Celebrate all things Australian at The Entrance. Bring the whole family along for an action packed day full of free entertainment and fun activities at Memorial Park. Entertainment will be held on both stages including live bands, ice cream eating competition, NSW Corps of Marines, firing of the original 1820 Carronade Canon, Corporal Punishment, Pistol Duals, baby animals on display plus lots more. There will also be loads of stalls. The Sea FM Fireworks Spectacular will be held at 9pm on The Entrance Waterfront to finish off the night with a bang. For more information on the Australia Day Celebrations please phone or visit The Entrance Town Centre Management web site.
Start Date:26/01/2017 View more details
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. With an overwhelming response from the community, shoppers, stallholders, and local artists, it has become one of the premier artist and musician markets on the Central Coast. 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 local musicians provided by Fairplay Entertainment. Art Tank have kids workshops every month. The waterfront produce section aptly titled 'The Garden Basket' allows you to purchase fresh and local fruits, vegetables, herbs, cheeses, breads, spices and more whilst chilling out with a coffee and live music. With a beachfront location, decor with bursts of colour, high quality stalls on the day, and places the community can meet, shop, dine at the local cafes, and spend the weekend, this unique boutique market is a chance to showcase creative souls right here on the Central Coast doorstep. Grab the free shuttle bus from 9am at Avoca Hotel.
Start Date:26/02/2017 View more details
Kibble Markets together with GBID are planning on bringing a community focussed weekday market to the Gosford CBD. Bringing fresh produce and the best in local providores, these markets will allow workers in the CBD to shop for high quality produce before work and in their lunch breaks, and will give visitors the chance to try local produce during the week! The markets will run on the first Thursday of every month in the beautiful Kibble Park, Gosford. Running from 8am-2pm.
Start Date:06/04/2017 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:15/04/2017 View more details
Central Coast Italian Festival
Enjoy vino, birra, coffee and the best of Italian cuisine all weekend. The talents of Italian vocalists will have you up and dancing. Check out the Italian car line-up or watch an Italian Film after some antipasto and a glass of wine. Their gypsy in her covered wagon, will delve into your life and guide your future. The wandering accordionist livens up the scene and the kids can catch the puppet shows on the Market Stage. Showcasing Italian fashion, accessories and jewellery from local boutiques as well as world-renowned designer labels. To experience the Italian boat crossing from Italy to Australia in decades gone by, hop on the Palm Beach to Ettalong Ferry, with the crew dressed as Italian sailors.
Start Date:29/04/2017 View more details
Central Coast Regional Show
Fun, fun, fun for the whole family! Visitors to the Gosford 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. Ring events for show horses and riders will be held on the arena from 8.30am to 3pm on both days of the Show. 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.
Start Date:29/04/2017 View more details
Fairhaven Autumn Fayre
Discover a selection of the traditional, homemade, the unusual and regular favourites at their annual autumn fundraising event in support of a truly local charity. Featuring: 40+ Stalls; Upcycled Treasures; Kids Zone; Antiques and Collectables; New and Exciting Food; Book Spill; Raffles, Prizes; Op Shop; Music and Entertainment. Great fun for everyone.
Start Date:06/05/2017 View more details
Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour - Avoca
The world's most prestigious mountain film festival is coming back. The 2017 Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour showcases over 2.5 hours of the most enthralling mountain adventure films that will have you planning your next adventure before the credits roll. The tour is hot on the heels of the largest – and one of the most prestigious – mountain festivals in the world, the Banff Mountain Festival, which takes place every November in the mountain town of Banff, in Canada. This year, the Australian line-up features two-and-a-half hours of captivating short films shot in some of the most wild and remote corners of the world. Sure to enthral, it showcases a selection of films packed full of mesmerising cinematography, thought-provoking storylines and adrenalin-inducing action sequences. Audiences will experience incredible highs and agonising lows through the lenses of some of the most accomplished climbers, paddlers, skiers, snowboarders, mountaineers, mountain bikers, explorers and adventure filmmakers alive today. Presented by World Expeditions, the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour will be screening for a limited time only.
Start Date:12/05/2017 View more details
Blues on the Mountain
Blues on the Mountain returns to Mangrove Mountain Heritage Hall on Saturday, May 13, featuring one of Australia's hottest live Rhythm and Blues acts, The Swamp Stompers, plus multi-award winning singer songwriter and guitarist, Toby Wells. The event has featured some amazing performances from some of Australia's most awarded blues and roots musicians together with the best up and coming talent and has made Blues on the Mountain a musical evening not to be missed!
Start Date:13/05/2017 View more details
Rainbow Bricks Presents Valley Brickfest: A Lego Fan Event. This is the first Valley Brickfest and they hope you will join them to see the amazing creations the Rainbow Bricks members bring to display. As well as the creations on display there will be a Build Area for the children to create their own creations and display on the Build Area Display table. There will also be Lego parts, sets and merchandise on sale. The event is supporting the Zoe Foundation.
Start Date:03/06/2017 View more details
Harvest Festival Central Coast
Central Coast Council is excited to present the inaugural ‘Harvest Festival Central Coast’ to be held on the June long weekend in 2017. 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.
Start Date:10/06/2017 View more details
Central Coast Craft Beer and Cider Festival
***LATEST EVENT DETAILS ARE YET TO BE CONFIRMED*** The incredible Central Coast Craft Beer and Cider Festival is now in its fifth year, and 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:18/06/2017 View more details
Bay to Bay Running Festival
***LATEST EVENT DETAILS ARE YET TO BE CONFIRMED*** Back again for another year, the 12 kilometre Bay to Bay Fun Run will kick off from Woy Woy waterfront. From there, the course proceeds along Brisbane Water Drive, links up with the Cycleway at Point Clare and continues along to Gosford Waterfront. A kids three kilometre course, and a half marathon event, will also be held. For further information on the event, please visit their website.
Start Date:18/06/2017 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:24/06/2017 View more details
Fox Rollercoaster Superflow Series Round Four, sealed by Stan's
The Fox Rollercoaster #Superflow Series 2017 hydrated by Camelbak will come to Ourimbah MTB Park near Wyong on the NSW Central Coast for Round Four. Why #Superflow? The race tracks are picked so that they give the riders that "super flowy" feeling! Each track will demand different skill sets of the riders - from tricky sections around rocks and tight corners to flowy berms and quick stints that needed pedal power and endurance. This is a mountain bike event that is a competitive race but still very social - you will ride in neutral to the starts of the three race tracks and the combined race times will count. In-official practice will be offered on the Saturday, race day is Sunday with all trails open for exploring and practice in the morning. Racing will start around midday - there is now a specific start list, you pick your race time! It allows riders to race with their friends and families, even if they are in different categories! Spectator entry is free and racers can register online! Junior discounts offered. Come and get your #superflow on with the Fox Rollercoaster, hydrated by Camelbak!
Start Date:01/07/2017 View more details
Shimano Mountain Bike Grand Prix Round Three: Ourimbah
Race the Mountain Bike endurance series that rocks! This round is the "home track" of the Rocky Trail crew and they'll be sure to include all their favourites on one of the most iconic Sydney MTB trails, home of the Central Coast MTB Club and supported by Central Coast Council. With lots of twisty turns and short pinches through dry bushland and sweeping descents through lush creeks with some shady trails to get your breath back, you'll love what this event has in store for you! Compete for four or seven hours solo or ride the awesome course in teams – the choice is yours! Experience a fantastic endurance race and that signature Rocky Trail event atmosphere. Great for spectators to see the mountain bike racing action up close – entry is free. Explore the beautiful Central Coast - stay close by on the beach at Terrigal and try out the new Tree Tops Adventure Park with the kids, which is just down the road from the MTB trail head at Ourimbah on Yarramalong Road! A huge Reptile Park is close-by also.
Start Date:08/07/2017 View more details
The Entrance Winter Blues and Jazz Festival
Grab a chair or blanket and sit back and enjoy free live Blues and Jazz entertainment from some of Australia's best known artists as well as stalls and amusements rides, all in Memorial Park along the water's edge at The Entrance on the Central Coast. The Entrance Winter Blues and Jazz Festival will be back in 2017 with a great line up of artists. So don't miss a great family day of free entertainment in Memorial Park at The Entrance. Head to the web site for all event details.
Start Date:09/07/2017 View more details
Central Coast Country Music Festival
Join the locals at the beautiful seaside location of The Entrance on the New South Wales Central Coast for the Central Coast Country Music Festival. Held over two days with a fantastic line up of country music performers, the festival is one not to be missed. Entertainment will be held at The Waterfront Plaza on the Saturday as well as local venues. Sunday will kick off in Memorial Park, as well as local venues with most shows being absolutely free. Don't miss a great line up of free Country Music for the whole family to enjoy. Other inclusions in the festival are the Poet's Breakfast, Busking Competition, line dancing displays, stalls and amusement rides. Ensure you take a trip to The Entrance to enjoy a weekend of country music by the seaside.
Start Date:12/08/2017 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:23/09/2017 View more details
UON Central Coast Sevens
*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** See some of the very best teams in the world collide at Australia's premier rugby sevens tournament outside the world series. Please visit our website for more details.
Start Date:21/10/2017 View more details
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 90 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 500 show cars on display and over 55,000 people attending over the three day event. ChromeFest is proudly brought to you by The Entrance Town Centre Management and Californian Cruisin Incorporated. For a great weekend head to The Entrance! For more information go to the Chromefest web site.
Start Date:27/10/2017 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.
Start Date:29/12/2017 View more details
Gosford City Council New Years Eve Race Day
Gosford City Council New Years Eve Race Day is the last race meeting for the year and one of the biggest events on the local calendar. For Central Coast Council, this promises to be the best yet, with live racing action, live entertainment and plenty of kids entertainment on the trackside lawn area. Reserve your free ticket by calling the number provided, or bring along your Central Coast rates notice for free entry on the day! There will be Children's Entertainment commencing from 12 noon on the Trackside Lawn area. Gates open at 12 noon. First race is at approximately 1.30pm, last race approximately 5.30pm.
Start Date:31/12/2017 View more details
Gosford Waterfront New Years Eve Festival
New Years Eve on the Gosford Waterfront is an iconic event in the annual calendar of the Central Coast! A truly family event, there is something for everyone to see in the New Year. In 2017, the Central Coast Mariners will be playing once again on New Year's Eve, complimenting the markets, rides and food stalls along the waterfront! There will be amazing entertainment on the main stage. And of course, what New Year's Eve festival would be complete without the fireworks, blasting off at 9.15pm. Come along for a great family night out! For more information, please go to the web site or call the number provided.
Start Date:31/12/2017 View more details
Australia Day Woy Woy
Come to Australia Day in Woy Woy, with a lantern parade and fireworks spectacular. From 2pm to 6pm join children's activities in the CWA Hall, and main stage entertainment featuring Laycock Street Dance, Kick Start Artists, Here Comes Treble, The Woy Woy South Pacific Island Group, Daniel Friend and Oliva Shaw Duo, Veronica Law School of Highland and Scottish National Dancing, and Liam Faulkner-Diamond. From 2pm to 9.30pm, enjoy food and market stalls, community displays, the Star 104.5FM team from 5pm. At 3pm, 4.30pm and 6.30pm, Drumbala Community Drum Circles are at Memorial Park. The official ceremony is at 6pm, with official addresses, Australian National Anthem and cutting of the 'big lamington'. 6.45pm brings performances from Fletcher Pillion, Joseph Arrua, and The House Band, featuring Toni Williams. At 8.30pm, the Lantern Parade goes from CWA Hall to Memorial Park. The fireworks spectacular, with Star 104.5FM live soundtrack, is at 9.15pm.
Start Date:26/01/2018 View more details
Australia Day Wagstaffe
Come and celebrate Australia Day at Wagstaffe! There will some fantastic entertainment from talented locals, including Ken Tough's marvellous reading of Australian poetry. Local councillors, and State and Federal parliamentarians, will also be there to celebrate with you. These events are free, sponsored by Gosford City Council and Wagstaffe to Killcare Community Association.
Start Date:26/01/2018 View more details
Australia Day Gosford
Celebrate Australia Day at the brand-new evening event in Kibble Park, Gosford. With children's activities, including face painting and an interactive performance by Little Puppet World. There will be food and market stalls, community displays and the Star 104.5FM team at Kibble Park from 5pm, as well as a free Aussie sausage sizzle from Gosford Rotary from 5pm to 6pm. There will be entertainment on the main stage from 6pm including the official ceremony and Gosford City Australia Day Community Awards. Performances from Grizzlee Train and Live Baby Live: INXS Tribute Show. The event concludes with a fireworks spectacular, backed with a Star 104.5FM live soundtrack. Photo Credit: Gosford City Council.
Start Date:26/01/2018 View more details
Mountain Sounds Festival
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:17/02/2018 View more details
Girrakool Blues Festival and Barbecue
*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** Girrakool Blues Festival and barbecue named after the nearby waterfalls, and quite befittingly is Aboriginal for “Place of still water” or Muddy Waters, will be held on the first weekend in March every year. In a New Orleans styled theme, the Festival will feature a wonderful weekend of quality, international, national and local blues and roots acts, within the beautiful surrounds of Mt Penang Garden Parklands, in a family friendly, relaxed atmosphere. Patrons can bring their rugs and chairs to enjoy the world-class music, and soul food from selectively picked stalls, including a unique American Southern style barbecue, and local artist stalls. The main “Girrakool Stage” will be nestled among the trees in front of the creek, easily seen by all patrons. While the “Wondabyne Stage” will be located amid the Wonderbyne Sculptures at the other end of the gardens. Apart from the music it will have a strong Aboriginal content, with indigenous bands, Welcome to Country Ceremony, Womens activities and with the potential of short tours to the Girrakool waterfalls and engravings.
Start Date:03/03/2018 View more details
Komunity Project Central Coast Pro
*** 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 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 "Central Coast Pro" is the third stop of the NSW Pro Surf Series located at Avoca Beach Beach. The 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.
Start Date:08/03/2018 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 2018, Opera in the Arboretum will be held (subject to confirmation) on Saturday, March 24. Negotiations have commenced to contract the best available opera stars to entertain you. Details will be available later during 2017 and will be published here once confirmed. The event is an initiative of the Rotary Club of Woy Woy, providing a cultural event on the Central Coast showcasing the talents of some of Australia's most respected opera performers. All proceeds go to support designated Rotary recipients and projects and to other needy charities. Opera in the Arboretum is one of the Central Coast's premier cultural experiences attracting a huge number of patrons, with an intoxicating mix of opera and music. Tickets will be on sale from November 2017 – at that time please visit the website for newsletter registration and ticket information.