Central Coast

Events

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 in a family friendly location.

Start Date:
19/11/2016 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 and Resort.

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

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, The Comfort Food Edition

Start Date:
08/12/2017 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

Ignacio Palacios: Portfolio Exhibition

Ken Duncan is well known as a passionate advocate of up and coming new photographers. From May 19 to May 27, his Central Coast Gallery is hosting an exciting collection of prints by Spanish-born photographer, Ignacio Palacios. Ignacio works across several genres and has travelled far and wide to produce an extensive portfolio of images. His photos are a bold mix of sweeping landscapes, intricate aerial views and extraordinary wildlife portraits. You will be amazed at the detail and vibrancy of this new exhibition.

Start Date:
19/05/2018 View more details

Wyong Community Choir

Wyong locals, Travellers and Tourists welcome, join the choir for a night or longer, and make some musical memories. Their fully sponsored rehearsal venue at The Wyong Neighbourhood Centre, is a community space and Non-profit organization. The new and fully inclusive Wyong Community Choir will meet at the centre which has comfortable seating and a lovely acoustic hall for the choir to use. The choir will be led by local performer and arts director Sandy Bigara. Sandy is the conductor of the PVL Aged Choir in Umina, and the Gosford Community Choir in Gosford and runs Sandy Bigara Arts and Entertainment, and The StarViking. There will be a focus on fun, the song list for 2018 is full to the brim with firm favourites like Hit the Road Jack, Mull of Kintyre, Beach Boys Medley and more. Each session includes vocal training and development, motivating, welcoming and encouraging singers of all skill levels. Sandy’s focus is on providing positive, happy and safe musical learning experiences for adults and children on the Central Coast. The eagerly anticipated Wyong Community Choir is set to be a lot of fun. With thanks to Wyong Neighbourhood Centre Inc. for their generous assistance and sponsorship.

Start Date:
22/05/2018 View more details

Raja Yoga (Royal Yoga) at Mangrove Yoga

Raja Yoga or ‘Royal Yoga’ is also referred to as the Yoga of the Mind, with an emphasis on deeper awareness of state of mind. Through the science of Raja Yoga, people learn to calm the mind and bring it to one point of focus. Inspired by the verses on Yoga of Patanjali, come join them this weekend to focus on the outer limbs in preparation for discovering your true nature. A living, breathing experience of the expansiveness of Raja Yoga. All levels of ability are catered for.

Start Date:
25/05/2018 View more details

Rock of Ages

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

Start Date:
25/05/2018 View more details

High Tea at The Entrance Hotel

You are invited to be their guest at a scrumptious High Tea at The Entrance Hotel! It's a great reason to get your friends together for a well-deserved and overdue catch up, belated Mothers Day treat or special event like hen's party or baby shower. Enjoy picture perfect desserts and sandwiches over a selection of tea, plus a glass of bubbles on arrival. Session start times for you to pick so that you can enjoy Sunday at a more relaxed pace. Limited Tickets available. Bookings are Essential. If you have any special dietary requirements, or if you are booking tickets separately for a group booking please contact them to make sure that they can cater for you needs on the day.

Start Date:
27/05/2018 View more details

Relaxation and Mindfulness for Cancer at Mangrove Yoga

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. 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? Melissa teaches Mindfulness Based Stillness Meditation and Relaxation techniques specifically for people with cancer – and has, for the past five years, had her own journey with cancer using medical, complementary and lifestyle changes to live well.

Start Date:
02/06/2018 View more details

Nada Yoga: Music and mantras at Mangrove Yoga

Music and mantras can take you into meditation. It can be mesmerising to hear a mantra being chanted or sung. They can infuse the atmosphere with reverence and alter your emotional states. With a little guidance you can tune in to your own voice. You can use it not only for singing but also as a way to take yourself into meditation. The vibrations of voices in singing and chanting affect people emotionally and on even more subtle levels. Nada Yoga is the use of these effects to harmonise the personality and as an avenue into meditation – meditation on the subtle flows of energy in both your external and internal environment. This course will include an emphasis on the practices of Swara, which approaches music and singing from a meditative perspective, and also the chanting of mantra, from the ancient Vedic culture of India.

Start Date:
08/06/2018 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:
09/06/2018 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

Wish to Walk Fundraiser Event

Wish to Walk Fundraiser Event is a family friendly, free event where everyone is invited to come and join in if lots of fun, music, dancing and great company. There will be loads of prizes to be won on the night through auctions and raffle. They have some great prizes up for grabs from Wet n Wild Sydney, Rydges Resorts Australia, Skydive Australia, Tree Tops Adventure Park, Glenning Valley Outdoor Adventures and many more. They are raising funds so that Lincon Craig, seven years old from Gorokan, can receive Stem Cell Treatments for his Cerebral Palsy. This treatment can help Lincon achieve his wish... which is to Walk. They look forward to seeing you there.

Start Date:
09/06/2018 View more details

Face to Face: Tribute to Elton John and Billy Joel

Face to Face, a tribute to Elton John and Billy Joel, stars Lance Strauss as Elton John and Jimmy Mann as Billy Joel. These two great performers intertwine the hits of two music legends, as they play solo and as a dynamic duo, backed by a full band. The dynamics of the show rise and fall between the power rock songs and beautiful ballads that are recognised the world over. This unique format highlights the stellar careers of these two great artists.

Start Date:
09/06/2018 View more details

Celtic Illusion Wyong

The much-anticipated family event of the year, Celtic Illusion is the biggest dance and magical illusion sensation that has been taking Australian audiences by storm. This show for all ages cleverly fuses awe-inspiring contemporary Irish Dance with mind-blowing magic and Grand Illusions, and has now returned to Australian stages for a one-night show at The Art House Wyong. With incredible new choreography, spellbinding magic, heart-racing music and a sensory experience like no other, audiences will be kept on the edge of their seats and left wanting more. Showcasing a stellar cast of champion and internationally-acclaimed dancers, including performers from both Riverdance and Lord of the Dance, Celtic Illusion offers some of the fastest taps in the world as the dancers' thunderous rhythm fills the stage in perfect unison. The show is led by Australia's very own Anthony Street, the first Australian to perform leading roles in Michael Flatley's widely-acclaimed Lord of the Dance, including the very role that Michael Flatley originally performed himself. Since its premiere in 2011 the show has performed to sell-out audiences across Australia and in New Zealand. Now it is your chance to witness the magic that is Celtic Illusion.

Start Date:
10/06/2018 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:
10/06/2018 View more details

Songs in the Key of Motown

The most outstanding live show in Las Vegas, 'Songs in the Key of Motown' returns to these shores for the sixth time in six years. This all-singing, all-dancing show tributes the greats of Motown. Hear the harmonies of the Temptations and the Four Tops, experience the incredibly choreographed dance moves of Martha and the Vandellas, The Jackson Five and The Supremes. Feel the soul of Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson and Marvin Gaye. Six International award winning soul singers will transport you back to an era where music was life and life was music. Songs in the Key of Motown is a musical concert experience that is playing to sold out shows and standing ovations around the world.

Start Date:
12/06/2018 View more details

Jack and the Beanstalk

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

Start Date:
15/06/2018 View more details

The Beginnings Of Nature - ADT

Weaving together music and astonishingly powerful contemporary dance, The Beginning of Nature is a compelling and ritualistic work from world-renowned Australian Dance Theatre. Grace and strength combine in this work to create an evocative depiction of the complex symphony of rhythms in nature, that will leave audiences entranced. Portrayed by the nine stellar dancers of ADT, this extraordinary work explores life cycles and themes of metamorphosis and transformation within nature. Performed with two vocalists live on stage, the spell-binding score combines electronica, strings and a libretto sung in Kaurna language, the first language of the Adelaide Plains, home to ADT. At times fierce and explosive, at other times graceful and meditative, this stunning work will leave you completely enthralled The Beginning of Nature is a tour-de-force from one of the world’s most formidable companies, and is sure to become another seminal work for Australian Dance Theatre.

Start Date:
18/06/2018 View more details

Cash Live

Award winning and highly acclaimed Australian country singer Daniel Thompson and Golden Guitar winning, Telecaster picking, Australian country music legend Stuie French, along with their powerhouse backing band, The Tennessee Express are excited to bring you Cash Live The Concert Experience and their brand new show Cash Live Revisits Johnny Cash At Folsom Prison. In 1968, Johnny Cash walked on to stage at Folsom State Prison, California and for the first time ever uttered his immortal words “Hello, I’m Johnny Cash”. Already a worldwide superstar, that iconic phrase and the 45 minute live album that followed, cemented Cash as a legend of popular culture began his rise to the heights of fame over the next three years that has rarely been equalled.

Start Date:
23/06/2018 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:
23/06/2018 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:
23/06/2018 View more details

The AC/DC Story: Wyong

The AC/DC Story is a one-of-a-kind experience, not just a tribute band but a three-hour concert and biography of the world’s greatest rock’n’roll band - AC/DC. With vocals by Larry Attard, who performed with AC/DC, and performed by ACCA DACCA - the only AC DC show given the tick of approval by AC/DC. Be taken back in time to the early days of the band, from 1974 to present day with hits like - Can I Sit Next To You Girl, TNT, Long Way To The Top, Highway To Hell, through to Back In Black, Thunderstruck, Rock N Roll Train, Rock Or Bust, and many more. In excess of 30 hits played as well as stories, photos and interviews with this iconic band. This show is a must for any parent to educate their children in Australian rock history. You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll Rock!

Start Date:
29/06/2018 View more details

Meditation Level One at Mangrove Yoga

Cultivating Tranquility - Start by building a solid foundation. Learn how to prepare for and enter meditation with comfort and confidence. The course covers: The key principles and techniques of meditation, Physical practices which prepare the body for stillness, Ways to sit comfortably and relax, Simple ways to withdraw attention from distractions, How to develop awareness and focus. Both dynamic and static practices are included. Find a style that suits your personality and state of mind. This is the entry level in a series of three courses designed to provide a proven path to skilled meditation. At this level you will learn to make the most of a twenty minute daily practice which can confidently be taken further if you like. Learn in the supportive and peaceful environment. Take home a range of simple techniques. Be able to step back from stress and distractions and relax inside. This course can be used as Professional Development (CPD) for yoga teachers and allied health professionals.

Start Date:
29/06/2018 View more details

Jason Owen Sings John Denver

Since the John Denver classic Annie's Song launched him as a contestant on the X Factor in 2012, Jason has planned for this album. His pop, the much-loved patriarch of his family asked him to do a tribute album. With his pop's health on the decline and the 20th anniversary of the legend's passing, Jason knew there was no better time for this album. The album is packed with songs that made John Denver a household name including Annie's Song, Take Me Home. Jason's exceptional vocals shine on the album perfectly capturing the soul of Denver's music. Born in the small town of Albert 150 kilometres west of Dubbo, Jason was raised on country music. As runner up X Factor in 2012 he has continued to grow into a genuine country artist. A national tour with Amber Lawrence, an appearance by Indigenous entertainer Christine Anu on his single Proud and his nomination for New Oz Artist of the Year at the 2017 CMC Awards have cemented his place in the industry he loves. The year continues with the release of his John Denver tribute album and trialling for the Australian clay trap shooting team for the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

Start Date:
30/06/2018 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:
01/07/2018 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:
01/07/2018 View more details

Messenger

Inspired by the 2018 NAIDOC theme ‘Because of her, we can!’ NAISDA acknowledges mothers, grandmothers, aunties, sisters and daughters as an important presence in their lives. Their stories of struggle and achievement, and their unwavering fight for a better existence, empowers them to not only look clearly to the past, but also to be inspired by a dynamic and vibrant future. Curated by Frances Rings, Head of Creative Studies, NAISDA Experience the captivating cultural Yolngu dances from the Datiwuy Clan in North East Arnhem Land, as well as the remount of contemporary works by leading Indigenous choreographers Sani Townson and Frances Rings from NAISDA’s critically acclaimed 2017 production Restoration. NAISDA’s talented Developing Artists will also be presenting choreographic pieces recognising and paying tribute to the females in their lives. Produced by Jasmine Gulash, Artistic Producer, NAISDA VISIT

Start Date:
04/07/2018 View more details

Letters To Lindy

Filled with humour and heartbreak, this stunning work by award-winning playwright Alana Valentine (Parramatta Girls, Head Full of Love) explores the public’s relationship with one of 20th Century Australia’s most iconic figures. The story captivated a nation. A mother accused of murdering her child, her claim – that the baby was taken by a dingo – denied and discredited by zealous police and a flawed legal system. The media circus, the rumours, the mob mentality and a nation’s prejudices laid bare. Over three decades, from baby Azaria’s death to the final coroner’s report, the public wrote more than 20,000 letters to Lindy Chamberlain. From sympathy to abuse, letters from children and letters from those who have lost a child, these letters traverse the gamut of human response to Lindy’s story. Letters to Lindy draws on this correspondence, as well as extensive interviews with Lindy Chamberlain-Creighton herself, to create an enthralling, moving and long overdue dialogue between Lindy and the nation.

Start Date:
10/07/2018 View more details

The Sydney Symphony Orchestra plays Mozart

Schubert Overture in B flat. Mozart Horn Concerto No.3, K447. R Strauss arr. Benedict Capriccio: Prelude. Mozart Symphony No.36 (Linz). Andrew Haveron: violin-director Ben Jacks: horn Classical to the core, with music by Schubert, Richard Strauss, a Mozart horn concerto and the spirited Linz symphony. The SSO’s Principal Horn, Ben Jacks, is the star in one of Mozart’s exhilarating horn concertos. Composed for one of Mozart’s good friends and a ‘rare virtuoso’ of his day, this is music that shows off the horn as an instrument capable of great nobility as well as rousing brilliance. The concerto is framed by a Mozart-inspired overture from Schubert and enchanting, atmospheric music from Richard Strauss’s last opera, Capriccio. And Mozart’s Linz Symphony makes for a spirited finale. Mozart had arrived in Linz to be told that his host had organised a concert for him. A symphony was needed and, not having one in his luggage, Mozart had four days in which to write a new one! The result is a miracle of invention that gives absolutely no hint of the composer’s rushed circumstances.

Start Date:
13/07/2018 View more details

Bon But Not Forgotten - The Entrance Leagues

Bon But Not Forgotten is the closest you will ever get to AC/DC in the 70's! This show brings together some of the world’s greatest rockers to pay tribute to the legend behind one of the world's greatest ever bands, AC/DC, and their iconic singer Bon Scott who celebrates his Birthday on July 9th. Featuring a knock-out line-up, including past members of AC/DC and other Aussie rock icons: Simon Wright – Joined AC/DC after the departure of Phil Rudd in 1983 Phil Emmanuel – Considered one of the greatest guitar players on Earth, along with his brother Tommy, they have been adorned accolades from famous guitar players, the world over. James Morley – Former bassist with ARIA Hall of Fame band, The Angels, and guitarist with Choirboys. Rusty – One of Australia's hardest rocking front men from Electric MAary. Brett Williams – Lead guitarist for iconic Aussie rockers Choirboys (NSW dates only). Toni Currenti – ex drummer for AC/DC and various Vanda & Young Projects including Stevie Wright (international hit “Evie”) and John Paul Young (“Yesterday’s Hero"&“I Hate the Music”) (NSW) Paul Woseen – Bass Guitarist and one of the founding members of The Screaming Jets (VIC dates only)

Start Date:
14/07/2018 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:
14/07/2018 View more details

Wolfgang by Circa

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

Start Date:
19/07/2018 View more details

Nunsense

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

Start Date:
20/07/2018 View more details

Horses Birthday Festival at Glenworth Valley

In its third year, the Horses Birthday Festival promises to continue to grow to become one of the Central Coast’s most significant events. In its second year, over 3,500 locals enjoyed a fun family day on the 3,000 acre wilderness property, just 20 minutes from Gosford. With many free activities, the 2018 Horses Birthday Festival promises to delight a large audience again. Free lead pony rides were a massive hit last year and there will be horse riding lesson and show jumping demonstrations, special Horses Birthday cake and an interesting ‘Own Your Own Horse’ hands-on workshop. There will be a children’s hub with loads of activities including jumping castle, face painting, balloon twisting and petting zoo where the kids can get up close to farmyard animals. There’s a mini Laser Skirmish field, rock climbing wall and plenty of food available. For the grown-ups, there’s market stalls and live acoustic music running all day, with beer and wine tastings on the lawn.

Start Date:
29/07/2018 View more details

The Arrow Of Song

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

Start Date:
10/08/2018 View more details

Country Music Festival

Join the locals at the beautiful seaside location of The Entrance on the New South Wales Central Coast for the Country Music Festival. Held over two days with a fantastic line up of country music performers, the festival is one not to be missed. The main event will take place on Sunday 12th August. Free entertainment will be held in Memorial Park and the Waterfront Plaza throughout the entire weekend. Local venues will also have entertainment with most shows being absolutely free. More details to come! Don't miss a great line up of free country music for the whole family to enjoy.

Start Date:
11/08/2018 View more details

Sydney Comedy Festival Showcase: Wyong

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

Start Date:
16/08/2018 View more details

Prada's Priscillas All Male Revue Wyong

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

Start Date:
25/08/2018 View more details

The Woman In Black

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

Start Date:
01/09/2018 View more details

Ian Moss: Solo, Acoustic and Intimate Wyong

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

Start Date:
07/09/2018 View more details

St Philip's Christian College Gosford Spring Fair

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

Start Date:
15/09/2018 View more details

Central Coast Ukulele Festival

*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** 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:
20/09/2018 View more details

My Kids Market Central Coast

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

Start Date:
23/09/2018 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

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

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

The Christmas Fair Central Coast

The Central Coast's favourite Christmas event returns to the beautiful waterside tranquil location of Mount Penang Gardens. You can enjoy the Coast's largest free 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. 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 coin entry at door and 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 they look forward to seeing you all then!

Start Date:
02/12/2018 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

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 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

Australia Day Celebrations The Entrance

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

Start Date:
26/01/2019 View more details

Mountain Sounds Festival

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

Start Date:
15/02/2019 View more details

Girrakool Blues Festival and Barbecue

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

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