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 9 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

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

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

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

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

Lampshade Making Workshop

Learn to make your own unique lamp shade with Three Chooks lampshade maker Anna. Bring along your own choice of fabric for a very personal result. You'll make and take home a cylinder lampshade – perfect for a bedside table, desk or table lamp. A Three Chooks Lampshade Kit is included plus access to the tools you need to create your masterpiece and one on one instruction from Anna. Extra take home supplies available for purchase. And for double the fun, bring along a lovely friend to craft and catch up...perfect!

Start Date:
26/08/2018 View more details

Webers Circus

Webers Circus with a touch of the Wild West, is a fun filled circus suitable for the whole family. The Show will take you and your family on a wild west adventure with death defying acrobats, funny clowns, trick dogs, Miniature Ponies, Russian swing and much much more. So Saddle up, get you hat and cowboy boots on and let Webers circus take your on a Wild West adventure for the whole family. Please check their website for more details.

Start Date:
13/09/2018 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.

Start Date:
22/09/2018 View more details

Central Coast Four Wheel Drive Caravan Camping and Boat Show

Visitors to the new Central Coast 4WD, Caravan, Camping and Boat Show will be able to see around 100 caravans and motorhomes, 60 camper trailers and lots of four wheel drives. There will also be boats and kayaks, tents and accessories, interesting gizmos and great holiday ideas. To be staged at the very popular and centrally-located Mingara Recreation Club (entry via Mingara Drive, Tumbi Umbi) with it's large parking areas and fabulous club facilities, visitors will be able to experience a most enjoyable day out.

Start Date:
28/09/2018 View more details

Central Coast Watercolour Society Springtime Exhibition

The Central Coast Watercolour Society announces the Springtime Exhibition to be held at Gosford Regional Gallery. Official opening on Friday 28 September at 6pm followed by light refreshments. Over 80 creative, original watercolour paintings of varying subjects plus cards and unframed works will be for sale.

Start Date:
28/09/2018 View more details

Claude Hay

Swamp Rock Bluesy Funk. Hailing from the Blue Mountains Sydney, award winning Australian artist Claude Hay invokes the best of stomping traditional blues, hard rock and booty-shaking funk, all delivered with slide guitar chops to burn and a vocal range to match. Claude is perhaps the world’s ultimate Do-It- Yourself musician—initially forging his live sound on the back of looping technology which allowed him to create a band vibe without the band. This approach has seen this fiercely independent artist build an audience for his music globally with the release of three award-winning albums. See Eventfinda for more information.

Start Date:
28/09/2018 View more details

Bennett, Bowtell and Urquhart

In 2015, Country stars Felicity Urquhart, Lyn Bowtell and Kevin Bennett joined forces to present ‘Bennett, Bowtell and Urquhart’. As multiple Golden Guitar winners with stellar individual careers, the combination of the talents of these three highly acclaimed artists to form the Roots Country super-group ‘Bennett Bowtell and Urquhart’ was a masterstroke. Bennett, Bowtell and Urquhart released their debut self-titled Album at the 2016 Tamworth Country Music Festival and were rewarded for their efforts, winning two Golden Guitars at the 45th CMAA Golden Guitar Awards in 2017 in the ‘Alternative Country Album of the Year’ and the ‘Group or Duo of the Year’ categories.

Start Date:
28/09/2018 View more details

The Clan Terrigal's 50th Birthday Celebration

Join them at The Clan Terrigal to celebrate their 50th birthday. Enjoy free entertainment including face painting and balloon twisting for the kids, plus live music by Central Coast Talent.

Start Date:
29/09/2018 View more details

Five Lands Experience Featuring Grill

Community event. Entry by donation. The Five Lands Experience is back for September! The Five Lands Experience is a regular monthly community event at The Rhythm Hut, Gosford each month. 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. See Eventfinda for more information.

Start Date:
30/09/2018 View more details

Jazz in the Arboretum

Pearl Beach Progress Association and the Crommelin Native Arboretum presents this years event 'It takes two to Tango.' Starring Monica Trapaga and old friend James Greening who will present an afternoon of Irrepressible Swing, Latino and Cajun grooves from their favourite vault of Musical Mayhem. Jazz vocalist Monica Trapaga, has achieved high-level success as a singer and entertainer around the country, regularly featuring at major Jazz festivals, corporate events, large council events and public shows. Joining Monica will be James Greening, renowned trombonist, who with his band 'World According to James' will provide you with an afternoon of jazz delights. Bring a picnic, a rug, some chairs, your friends and enjoy an afternoon of Jazz in the beautiful outdoor setting of the Crommelin Native Arboretum in Pearl Beach.

Start Date:
30/09/2018 View more details

Chalk the Walk

The Chalk the Walk Festival during October School Holidays is a free four day pavement painting event. Waterfront Plaza will turn into a museum of chalk art and there are opportunities for everyone to get involved. Local artists can register and create their own chalk art masterpieces or contribute to a group artwork, kids can create their own artwork, interactive opportunities and much more!

Start Date:
04/10/2018 View more details

The Dawn Wall - Avoca

The Dawn Wall is here! In January, 2015, American rock climbers Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson captivated the world with their effort to climb the Dawn Wall, a seemingly impossible 3,000 foot rock face in Yosemite National Park, California. The pair lived on the sheer vertical cliff for weeks, igniting a frenzy of global media attention. But for Tommy Caldwell, the Dawn Wall was much more than just a climb. It was the culmination of a lifetime defined by overcoming obstacles. At the age of 22, the climbing prodigy was taken hostage by rebels in Kyrgyzstan. Shortly after, he lost his index finger in an accident, but resolved to come back stronger. When his marriage fell apart, he escaped the pain by fixating on the extraordinary goal of free climbing the Dawn Wall. Blurring the line between dedication and obsession, Caldwell and his partner Jorgeson spend six years meticulously plotting and practicing their route. On the final attempt, with the world watching, Caldwell is faced with a moment of truth. Should he abandon his partner to fulfill his ultimate dream, or risk his own success for the sake of their friendship?

Start Date:
05/10/2018 View more details

Opus by Twisted Element

Opus is Twisted Element’s bizarre and dazzling immersive dance theatre production combining stunning visuals with multi-dimensional concepts based on humanity's symbiotic relationship with technology and robotics. Taking you down the rabbit hole of the future of man and machine, go into Opus with an open mind and you will be blown away. Following two sold out Sydney seasons and rave reviews, Twisted Element brings Opus to The Art House for one night only on the their national tour.

Start Date:
05/10/2018 View more details

The Hollands

The Hollands! are an internationally touring family band based in the US via Australia with a knack for engaging audiences and rousing a sing-along. They frolic in the Americana, Folk revival scene showcasing brawny rhythms and exquisite vocal harmonies. By the end of their performance, audiences will feel like they are part of the band. This is the experience and magic that happens when The Hollands! Come to town.

Start Date:
06/10/2018 View more details

Sydney Sixers Beach Blast heading to Shelly Beach

The Sydney Sixers Beach Blast is back and bigger than ever before. The Sydney Sixers Beach Blast is back during the October school holidays and they will once again be bringing Australia’s favourite summer sport to the best backyard in the country. Driven by Sixers partner Toyo Tyres, kids attending the event will get to experience all the fun of the Big Bash, with music and entertainment all part of the program. The action packed mornings will include cricket coaching, visits from Syd Sixer and also a chance to learn basic water safety, thanks to Surf Lifesaving NSW. If you are new to cricket or just want to enjoy a morning of fun in the sun, then they want to see you! There are only have 200 spots per location so make sure you register today to secure your spot. In recent years, each location has sold out prior to the event.

Start Date:
07/10/2018 View more details

Michael Jackson The Legacy Tour

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:
12/10/2018 View more details

CASS Art Direct Studio 110 Davistown

An exhibition of paintings by the artists: Lorraine Best, Richard Sakurovs, Judith Hoste, Marlene Palagyi, Camelle Denny, Susie Linigen, Sam Blanks, Rose Bickley, Fran Mackey, Fran Melrose - members of the Central Coast Art Society. Studio 110 is part of the CASS Art Direct Open Studio art trail ‘October is Art Month’ - and is an opportunity to experience the inspired and unique work of local artists 14 Artists have registered to Open studios during October - from the Central Coast, via the North Shore, onto Surry Hills, Randwick and St Peters and throughout the Sutherland Shire. Please visit the website to register your Art Studio and for dates and locations of all participating artists. The Combined Art Societies of Sydney Inc. (CASS) is a non-profit-group run totally by volunteer lovers of art.

Start Date:
13/10/2018 View more details

Dave Graney and The misTLY

Hardys Bay Club is thrilled to welcome Dave Graney and misTLY back to our show room. After a ten week residency in Melbourne and a recording session for a new album and already loaded with the new memoir Workshy and 2017's CD 'Let's Get Tight', in addition to the golden booty they travel with from a discography stretching to 30 albums, they are absolutely at the top of their game! In stellar form! See Eventfinda for more information.

Start Date:
13/10/2018 View more details

John Paul Young: The Vanda and Young Songbook

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. With hits written for The Easybeats , AC/DC, Grace Jones, Ted Mulry, Vanda and Young’s own studio unit “Flash and the Pan” to the wealth of hits written for John Paul Young, this show will have you up and dancin’ like it’s 1979. John Paul Young and The Allstar Band will travel you through the decades of mega hits and John’s own behind the scenes stories about the songs and their making, at a time when music was king. John Paul Young is one of the most iconic artist in Australian music’s history, with over four million world wide album sales and numerous awards which garnered him an induction into the ARIA Hall of Fame in 2009. In 2012 John received an Order of Australia (OAM) for his services to charity and the music industry.

Start Date:
13/10/2018 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.

Start Date:
13/10/2018 View more details

NSW DPI Gone Fishing Day- The Entrance, Central Coast

NSW Gone Fishing Day is on again! And DPI will be running a host of events to celebrate their love of fishing and encourage everyone to get out on the water. It doesn't matter if you haven't fished before or if you're the keenest of anglers, Gone Fishing Day is for everyone! What? Free how to fish sessions, casting comp, free goodie bags with bonus fishing lures, fishing tip classes by local experts, touch tank, loads of kids activities, RMS boating safety stand and lots more fishing stuff on show. Snappy, their crab mascot, will also be making an appearance and handing out lots of cool prizes. Where? Botany Bay, Dolls Point, Peter Depena Reserve. The Entrance North, Terilbah Reserve. Huskisson, White Sands Park. Grafton, Memorial Park. Queanbeyan Riverside, Trinculo Place. Forbes, Apex Lakeside Park. Time? 9am to 3pm What to bring? Just yourself, family and friends. All activities are free. No need to register for the event. No fishing licence will be required on the day. Fishing and casting sessions are run throughout the day. Gone Fishing Day is supported by the Recreational Fishing Trusts and NSW DPI.

Start Date:
14/10/2018 View more details

NSW Gone Fishing Day - The Entrance

DPI will be running a host of events to celebrate the love of fishing and encourage everyone to get out on the water. It doesn't matter if you haven't fished before or if you're the keenest of anglers, Gone Fishing Day is for everyone! Free how to fish sessions, casting comp, free goodie bags with bonus fishing lures, fishing tip classes by local experts, touch tank, loads of kids activities, RMS boating safety stand and lots more fishing stuff on show. Snappy, their crab mascot, will also be making an appearance and handing out lots of cool prizes.

Start Date:
14/10/2018 View more details

Woytopia Festival

Woytopia is a sustainable living festival in Woy Woy on the NSW Central Coast. Held on Sunday 14 October, 9am-3pm, it features music from Gypsy Dub Sound System, Johnny Devilseed and Old Man Rubes and more, plus eco-market stalls, talks, native animal shows, delicious food and lots of kids' fun and activities. A great family day out

Start Date:
14/10/2018 View more details

Giggle and Hoot Hootastic Concert

Live Nation and the ABC Kids are proud to present the return of Jimmy Giggle, Hoot and Hootabelle to the stage in Giggle and Hoot’s Hootastic Concert. Sing, dance and go crazy to The Gigglemobile, The Giggle Galaxy, The Five Steps To Bed and many more of your favourite Giggle and Hoot songs. Help Hootabelle ‘Twinklify’ the stars, go on a pirate adventure with Jimmy Giggle to find Mini-Hoot and witness the self proclaimed “World’s Greatest Magician”. Magician Jimmy Giggle-ini. Giggle and Hoot invite you along for a Hootastic time and be sure to bring along your Giggle-icious Giggle Gallery pictures for them to look at. See you there, Hoot Hoot. Giggle and Hoot is an award winning kids television program on ABC Kids. Watched by hundreds of thousands of kids every day and night, the show is based around fun, laughter and has a big heart to match. Jimmy Giggle, Hoot the Owl and their friends go on awesome adventures, sing, dance, dress up, eat snacks but most of all have great time with each other.

Start Date:
16/10/2018 View more details

The Rat Pack From Vegas Wyong

The Rat Pack from Vegas are back! Robbie Howard, Alfredo Miller and Johnny Edwards perform as Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Junior and the King of Cool Dean Martin. The Rat Pack are back Down Under to inject their own brand of swing to Australian venues. These Kings of Swing are famously known for their swingin’ sounds and hilarious improvised comedy routines. Their six-piece swing group promises to deliver the sound, the comedy and the spontaneity that they made their own throughout the 60’s and 70’s. Robbie embodies Frank at his musical best with his big band hits Come Fly With Me and New York New York; Alfredo recreates Sammy and his incredible singing talent with his rendition of Mr. Bo Jangles. Johnny channels Dean Martin at his relaxed best, crooning through Everybody Loves Somebody and That’s Amore. Don’t miss this amazing musical and comedy experience.

Start Date:
17/10/2018 View more details

That Place In Between

Award winning local choreographer Cadi McCarthy brings this exciting new dance-theatre work to life, unravelling the emotional turbulence that rises from periods of transition. Where situations have arisen out of their control. Based on a series of characters, That Place In Between looks at the games people play to cover insecurities, the facades people develop to conceal their real identity, and the masks and devices they use to deal with the tenuous world around them. Featuring an outstanding dance ensemble, Catapult will launch this new work this October. McCarthy has a knack of capturing characteristic gestures that she strings together, like stills in a film, to create fascinating sequences” Dance Australia

Start Date:
19/10/2018 View more details

Wyong Fairtrade Fair

Fairtrade stallholders from across NSW gather undercover in a free community event. A wide range of gifts, homewares, jewellery, toys, and fashion are available from around the world that empowers workers in developing countries with fair wages and conditions. Includes music, hot food, coffee, cake stall and plenty of parking.

Start Date:
20/10/2018 View more details

The Street Poets

What does it sound like when the next generation speak up about what truly matters? The Street Poets is a group of inspiring young artists who are choosing to speak out about some of the important issues in society. These 10 poets will leave you in awe as they communicate from the heart. The show will incorporate music, poetry, lighting and dramatisation that will keep you on the edge of your seat and leave you wanting more. The poets include, Andrew Cox, Samm Tracy, Imke Bester, Brittany Rampage, Roje Ndayambaje, Olivia Wolfe, Rachael Williams, Marissa Niven, Brayden Chou-lee, and Dylan Nuan. They will also have some talented musicians join them including Jennifer Hakin and Rohan Parry. Join them on October 20 for an amazing night!

Start Date:
20/10/2018 View more details

The Great Gig In The Sky - Pink Floyd

CCEntertainment will make a welcome return to the Central Coast and its debut visit to The Art House theatre in Wyong with the hugely popular 'The Great Gig In The Sky' - a celebration of Pink Floyd. This brilliant homage concert features numerous gems from The Wall, Wish You Were Here and Dark Side Of The Moon showcased by some exceptional guest vocalists including Hugh Wilson (Lenny Kravitz band), Mitch Anderson (The Voice), Mark DaCosta (Aust Idol), Susannah Mirana and Carmel Mesiti (Doug Parkinson Band). Inimitable creative director Joseph Calderazzo (Jenny Morris band) will fine-tune a superb eight-piece band that including, Nick Meredith (guitars), Casper Tromp (keys), Fenix Martinez (keys) and Bennet Livingston (drums). With a reputation for breathtaking moments and stunning interpretations this show has sold out in Sydney venues since 2003 and is simply unmissable, so don't wish you were there, book now!

Start Date:
20/10/2018 View more details

Davistown Putt Putt Regatta and Wooden Boat Festival

You are invited to be part of the Davistown Putt Putt Regatta and Wooden Boat Festival. What was started by Brisbane Water Marine Watch as a great boating revival for Putt-Putt boat owners, has grown into a popular and entertaining day for all the family to enjoy. The Putt Putt appeals to wooden boat enthusiasts as well as owner/skippers who come from local and distant places. The beautiful foreshore keeps families returning each year to see the boats and enjoy all of the on shore activities. The Davistown Putt Putt Regatta and Wooden Boat Festival is not only a great event but also an opportunity for the people to celebrate the Central Coast, Australia and the culture that is a part of our history, heritage and local character. Come along for a fun-filled family day with spectacular on-water activities on display as well as almost 100 food and general stalls.

Start Date:
21/10/2018 View more details

Bateau Bay Brickfest - A Lego Fan event

Rainbow Bricks are excited to announce the first Bateau Bay Brickfest. There will be exhibitors from the Central Coast, Newcastle and Hunter Valley areas bringing their amazing creations for you to enjoy. They will have their always popular Rainbow Bricks city layout including working trains and trams and lots of other lights and movement. As always they will have the build area for the kids to build something after being inspired by the creations on display.

Start Date:
21/10/2018 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.

Start Date:
21/10/2018 View more details

Eireborne - The Rebirth of Irish Dance

Eireborne is a tribute to Ireland’s contribution to the world of music and dance. More than an Irish dance show, Eireborne is a theatrical experience like nothing you’ve seen before. The best Irish dancers in the world perform live with a band to a soundtrack comprised purely of the greatest Irish hits from artists such as U2, Van Morrison, Hozier, The Script, Ronan Keating, Enya and many more. Eireborne showcases the extraordinary talent of music and dance that has come from a country of fewer than five million people. At O’Hennessy’s pub, the barman, played by Adrian Espulso of X-Factor and Channel Ten’s I Will Survive fame, welcomes the audience to a traditional ceilidh night where his rocking band perform both traditional and modern world-wide hits. Dancers from international Irish shows such as Riverdance and Lord Of The Dance kick up their heels performing traditional and modern Irish dance as well as ballroom and tap dance.

Start Date:
25/10/2018 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.

Start Date:
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.

Start Date:
26/10/2018 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!

Start Date:
26/10/2018 View more details

Bouddi Coastal Trail Run

A spectacular 14 kilometre and 21 kilometre trail run through the Bouddi National Park, only 1.5 hours North of Sydney CBD. The course takes in the sites of Putty Beach, Gerrin Point, Maitland Bay, Bouddi and Bombi Point. With cliff top views of the unique Marine Park and natural beauty of this area, it's one not to be missed.

Start Date:
27/10/2018 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!

Start Date:
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.

Start Date:
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.

Start Date:
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.

Start Date:
01/11/2018 View more details

Hawksley Workman

Code One presents Hawksley Workman. Hawksley Workman is a two-time Juno Award-winning singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. A staple of the Canadian music and arts scene for over 20 years, Workman boasts a catalogue of 16 releases, showcasing his now signature blend of anthemic folk and show-stopping vocals. Hawksley’s touring career has seen him play over a thousand shows worldwide. He’s headlined prestigious venues like Massey Hall in Toronto and The Olympia in Paris, and opened for heroes Morrissey, David Bowie, and The Cure. As a producer, his fingerprints grace releases by Juno and Polaris Prize nominees and winners like Tegan and Sara, Sarah Slean, Serena Ryder, Hey Rosetta, and Great Big Sea. He’s also penned melodies with a myriad of artists, from Oscar award winning Marion Cotillard (La Vie en Rose, Inception) to the late French rock icon Johnny Hallyday. See Eventfinda for more information.

Start Date:
03/11/2018 View more details

The Rat Pack From Vegas Ettalong Beach

The Rat Pack from Vegas are back! Robbie Howard, Alfredo Miller and Johnny Edwards perform as Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jnr and the King of Cool Dean Martin. The Rat Pack are back Down Under to inject their own brand of swing to Australian venues. These Kings of Swing are famously known for their swingin’ sounds and hilarious improvised comedy routines. Their six-piece swing group promises to deliver the sound, the comedy and the spontaneity that they made their own throughout the ’60s and ’70s. Robbie embodies Frank at his musical best with his big band hits Come Fly With Me and New York New York; Alfredo recreates Sammy and his incredible singing talent with his rendition of Mr. Bo Jangles. Johnny channels Dean Martin at his relaxed best, crooning through Everybody Loves Somebody and That’s Amore. Don’t miss this amazing musical and comedy experience.

Start Date:
04/11/2018 View more details

Star 104.5 Melbourne Cup Picnic Race Day

Come along to another fantastic day for the Star 104.5 Melbourne Cup Picnic Race Day. After such a successful event in 2017, The Entertainment Grounds are pleased to announce that they will be partnered with Star 104.5 to host this event again in 2018! Featuring five live picnic races, delicious hospitality packages, Lendlease Erina Fair Fashions on the Field, Milk and Honey Beauty Bar, live music by Jellyfish, the Lauren Alyce Flower Fascinator Pop Up Stall and all of the action from Flemington on the multiple screens at The Entertainment Grounds. Full TAB and bookmaker services will be available on both local races and ‘the race that stops the nation.’ Gates Open at 11am First Race approximately 12:30pm A free shuttle bus service will run all day from Stand 6 at Gosford Station from 11am until 5pm to The Entertainment Grounds.

Start Date:
06/11/2018 View more details

Melbourne Cup by the Sea

Revel in the excitement of Australia’s premier horse race with a glamorous luncheon event at Crowne Plaza Terrigal Pacific. It promises to be a grand day of entertainment with delicious food and great company. Indulge in canapés around the pool deck to kick things off, lunch and dessert overlooking the ocean views in Seasalt Restaurant before the big race. Guests will also enjoy race day sweepstakes, lucky door prizes and a front row seat to ‘the race that stops a nation’ broadcast live on the large screens. AUD1 from every ticket sold to this event will be donated to IHG Foundation.

Start Date:
06/11/2018 View more details

Lands of the Curry Leaf with Peter Kuruvita

Join Peter Kuruvita in celebrating the launch of his new cookbook ‘Lands of the Curry Leaf’, a flavour-filled vegetarian journey through the subcontinent and beyond, from Bhutan, Nepal and Afghanistan to India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. Experience a five course degustation of Peter’s personal favourites, spiced with the flavours of his life and travels that reflect the diversity of the regions. The Lands of the Curry Leaf dinner offers a five course vegetarian feast, with each course accentuating the unique flavours of a region of the subcontinent. Your host, Peter Kuruvita will take you on a culinary journey, exploring the plant-based flavours of each region whilst sharing the stories and history of the flavours and his travel experiences.

Start Date:
10/11/2018 View more details

The Ritz Dance Company Presents - Make it Rain

Money, Money Money! It’s so funny in a rich man's world! Come join the RDC team as they present to you their 2018 Performance ‘Make it Rain’. This captivating show has been inspired by all soundtracks relating to the currency of the world! This show is not to be missed! Get your tickets now!

Start Date:
11/11/2018 View more details

Brassed Off

Brassed Off was a successful comedy/drama film starring Peter Postlethwaite and Ewan McGregor. Adapted for the stage and incorporating a full brass band, Wyong Drama Group present The Australasian Premiere (Professional or Amateur) of the stage play. The story of the coal-mine closures and the family struggles, against the major issue: "can the Grimley Brass Band make the finals at the Albert Hall?" Featuring the Tuggerah Lakes Brass Band and local actors, this will be a great night out - and will send you home with a tear in your eye and a smile on your face.

Start Date:
16/11/2018 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.

Start Date:
23/11/2018 View more details

Twas the Month before Christmas Raceday

Join them for your pre-Christmas celebrations! Featuring live racing, live music, free kids entertainment, delicious hospitality packages, the VIP Canadian Club Summer Series Launch Party and much more. Children under 17 are free when accompanied by an adult.

Start Date:
24/11/2018 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!

Start Date:
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.

Start Date:
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 and easiest entry is through Kangoo Road only. You can park easily and take all your goodies home with you and there is designated disabled parking areas and traffic team onsite to assist you.

Start Date:
02/12/2018 View more details

The Italian Tenors Ettalong Beach

Direct from Italy, the Italian Tenors are three of Europe’s most successful operatic tenors who have become a worldwide pop-opera phenomenon. Fabio La Mattina, Sabino Gaita and Evans Tonon toured Australia in 2016 on their inaugural tour which saw the group play to sell out performances Australia-wide. The Italian Tenors signed to Universal Records, combine their classical roots with Neapolitan songs and their own blend of Italian pop which is not only evident on their self titled album but is sung with the flair and virtuosity that is uniquely the Italian Tenors. Their encore Australian tour promises all the Italian charm and vocal power of their recently sold out European tour. Together with their live band, the evening promises to be an incredible musical montage of vocal passion and entertainment excellence.

Start Date:
09/12/2018 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.

Start Date:
14/12/2018 View more details

Christmas Party Picnic Race Day

Featuring five live picnic races, delicious hospitality packages, live music, kids entertainment plus a visit from Santa Claus! Full Race Day or Single Race Sponsorship Available. Children under 17 are free when accompanied by an adult.

Start Date:
15/12/2018 View more details

John Denver Celebration Concert

Metropolis Touring and John Denver’s Estate Presents John Denver Celebration Concert. The evening promises to highlight many of the greatest moments in Denver’s career, brought to life once more by members of his former touring band and an accompanying string section. 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.

Start Date:
19/12/2018 View more details

The Italian Tenors

Direct from Italy, the Italian Tenors are three of Europe’s most successful operatic tenors who have become a worldwide pop-opera phenomenon. Fabio La Mattina, Sabino Gaita and Evans Tonon toured Australia in 2016 on their inaugural tour which saw the group play to sell out performances Australia wide. The Italian Tenors signed to Universal Records, combine their classical roots with Neapolitan songs and their own blend of Italian pop which is not only evident on their self titled album but is sung with the flair and virtuosity that is uniquely the Italian Tenors. Their encore Australian tour promises all the Italian charm and vocal power of their recently sold out European tour. Together with their live band, the evening promises to be an incredible musical montage of vocal passion and entertainment excellence.

Start Date:
20/12/2018 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.

Start Date:
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.

Start Date:
25/12/2018 View more details

Gosford RSL Belle of the Turf Ladies Day

Featuring live racing including the Group Three Belle of the Turf, Listed Gosford Guineas and Class Three Cusick Prelude, delicious hospitality packages, live music, kids entertainment and the Ladies Day Summer Soirée Marquee event! Single Race Sponsorship Available! Children under 17 are free when accompanied by an adult. Contact them today to make a booking.

Start Date:
28/12/2018 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.

Start Date:
28/12/2018 View more details

New Years Eve Family Raceday

Featuring live racing action, delicious hospitality, live entertainment and plenty of entertainment for the kids - a great day out for the whole family! It’s the last race meeting for the year and one of the biggest events on the local calendar. Featuring live racing action, live entertainment and plenty of entertainment for the kids. Children under 17 are free when accompanied by an adult. Please note: free parking on the infield car park. It will open at 11.30am and will close at 7.30pm. Any cars still in the car park after 7.30pm can be picked up on Monday morning from 8.30am – 12.30pm.

Start Date:
31/12/2018 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.

Start Date:
31/12/2018 View more details

Gosford Quarries Gosford Gold Cup Raceday

Join them for the final event of the Tooheys Central Coast Carnival and Summer Series. Featuring the Listed Gosford Gold Cup, Listed Takeover Target and Class Three Cusick Prelude as well as delicious hospitality, live music, activities and more, it is sure to be an exciting day of racing! Gates open at 12 noon / First race approximately 12.30pm

Start Date:
17/01/2019 View more details

Gosford Cinema Under the Stars

Newcastle Permanent's Cinema Under the Stars is Australia's largest free outdoor cinema program and is returning to Gosford! The event kicks off at 5.30pm with a fantastic line-up of family friendly entertainment and activities before the blockbuster movie The Greatest Showman screens at sundown. So pack your picnic, gather your tribe and join them for a free evening under the stars!

Start Date:
19/01/2019 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

Australia Day at Woy Woy

Come celebrate Australia Day at Woy Woy from 2pm - 9pm along the amazing Brisbane Water's edge. There will be loads of free interactive activities and entertainment for all ages to enjoy. So grab your thongs, your zinc and your bucket hats and come and enjoy live entertainment, great food, lantern parades, jet planes and of course the amazing fireworks display!! You do not want to miss out on this patriotic, fun filled community event!

Start Date:
26/01/2019 View more details

Senior Moments

John Wood, Benita Collings and Max Gillies are having some Senior Moments, with Geoff Harvey on piano, in this senior theatrical sensation. Senior Moments is a comedy revue with a deliciously funny and fresh collection of comic sketches and songs performed by a cast who are old enough to know better. Gold Logie winner John Wood (Blue Heelers, Rafferty’s Rules), Play School icon Benita Collings, master satirist Max Gillies (The Gillies Report) with former Channel 9 Midday maestro Geoff Harvey on piano, all combine to deliver a somewhat silly show for otherwise sensible seniors. Senior Moments: a seriously funny revue for slightly old people. (That’s you. Be honest.) Hurry, book now, before you forget! “A fabulous, fun-filled 90 minutes…” – The Blurb Magazine

Start Date:
02/02/2019 View more details

Love Lanes Festival

Three laneways, three music stages ~ Food Trucks ~ Bar Area ~ Stalls ~ Art Display ~ Roving Entertainment ~ Buskers ~ Circus Performances plus much more.

Start Date:
09/02/2019 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.

Start Date:
01/03/2019 View more details

Robertson Brothers 60s Variety Show

Do you dream of reliving the good old days? Were you a fan of The Everly Brothers, Frankie Valli and Four Seasons, Bee Gees and The Hollies? Well don't miss Robertson Brothers 60s Variety Show featuring direct from Jersey Boys: Simon Brook McLaughlin. This amazing interactive live Variety television style Show will have you singing, dancing, laughing and crying! Take a trip down memory lane with The Robertson Brothers, Australias own vocal dynamic duo!

Start Date:
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.

Start Date:
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.

Start Date:
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

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.

Start Date:
04/05/2019 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

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’.

Start Date:
05/05/2019 View more details

Darren Coggan: A Rhinestone Cowboy

Multi award winning performer, Darren Coggan, returns to his country roots 'Like A Rhinestone Cowboy', delivering the vocal authenticity and guitar prowess of the great Glen Campbell. In a personal reflection, Darren respectfully honours the indelible voice behind the golden hits of the 60’s and 70’s including Gentle On My Mind, Wichita Lineman, By The Time I Get To Phoenix, Try A Little Kindness, Galveston, True Grit, Southern Nights, Rhinestone Cowboy and many more.

Start Date:
11/05/2019 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.

Start Date:
13/05/2019 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

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

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

Shimano Mountain Bike Grand Prix - Ourimbah

The SHIMANO MTB Grand Prix Series is in its tenth year in 2018 - get ready for new venues! Every race is a stand-alone event and you collect points for a series ranking. This is your classic cross-country lap event - race solo or in teams for four or seven hours! They will deliver a set of events that is less of an elite- and winners-only-focused competition, but a positive and inclusive experience for all participants - on awesome trails at fun and exciting destinations that will make it worthwhile for your whole group of riding mates and for taking the family to! Race on Saturday, explore on Sunday! This is round two at Ourimbah, Wyong New South Wales, which promises your classic, "old-school" race track in the bush! This is the "home track" of the Rocky Trail crew - right in the heart of the NSW Central Coast. Think: racing Saturday, beaches and cafes Sunday. So, come on, Be a #rockytrailracer at the #shimanomtbgp

Start Date:
23/06/2019 View more details

Fox Superflow sealed by Stan's - Ourimbah

Race the Fox Superflow sealed by Stan's in 2018 - there are six series events throughout the year and each race is a standalone event, but you can collect points for an overall ranking! The Ourimbah trails will offer really "old-school" race tracks that will be fun to explore! Why Superflow? Because the race tracks are picked by the Rocky Trail crew so that they give the riders that "super flowy" feeling! Each timed section demands 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. No start order, no worries! These events are unique Australia-wide in that they can offer an awesome day out to a wide range of riders - from elite to amateur racers to families, couples and groups of friends riding together. A very flexible timing system means no start orders and riders can pick the sequence in which to complete the timed race stages themselves. That way, riders of different categories can spend all day riding and racing together.

Start Date:
26/06/2019 View more details

Gosford Baby Show

Baby Show Time is coming to Gosford to raise money for Kids With Cancer Foundation Australia. They will be giving away dozens of trophies, ribbons and prizes. For all children aged birth - six years, please register online.

Start Date:
26/06/2019 View more details

Whale Dreamers 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:
01/07/2019 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 is back with a great line up of artists. So don't miss a great family day of free entertainment in Memorial Park at The Entrance.

Start Date:
15/07/2019 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 2019 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.

Start Date:
21/07/2019 View more details

Gutsy Girls Adventure Film Tour

Their aim at the Gutsy Girls Adventure Film Tour is to connect like-minded women and build a community of supportive, adventurous women. By Showcasing and celebrating the female adventurous spirit they hope to make women in the outdoors more visible. Touring annually, the Gutsy Girls Adventure Film Tour screens two hours of the most inspirational, heart-warming and entertaining films celebrating women in adventure from independent filmmakers around the globe. The Gutsy Girls Adventure Film Tour includes a unique selection of films of varying lengths and styles, covering topics relevant to women in the outdoors who aren't afraid to get dirty in their pursuit of adventure. The 2018 tour will screen over 20 times around Australia, New Zealand and beyond.

Start Date:
08/08/2019 View more details