Central Coast

Events

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:
11/06/2016 View more details

The Entrance Market

The Entrance Market, is a weekly market for the Central Coast providing a socially orientated shopping experience for all to enjoy from 9am till 2pm. Come and browse for fresh food, hot food and supporting stalls in a family friendly location.

Start Date:
19/11/2016 View more details

The Christmas Fair Central Coast

The Central Coast's favourite Christmas event returns to the beautiful waterside tranquil location of Mount Penang Gardens for its big 10 year celebration! You can enjoy the Coast's largest free outdoor Christmas shopping experience on the water in a relaxing environment with plenty of free parking. Free live music all day, kids zones, rides, licensed bars and more. Now in its 10th year, the event features over 160 hand-picked, high-quality local arts and crafts stalls, international food zones and fresh seasonal produce areas, puddings, and delicious cakes. Santa will be there too and you can take photos with him on the water! Parking is free all day and gold 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:
04/12/2016 View more details

Carols by Candlelight by The Entrance

The annual Carols by Candlelight celebrations will be held on Christmas Eve at The Entrance. Come along and join this very special evening under the stars. The main focus of the evening will be the traditional carols performed by the Tuggerah Lakes Show Band, a specially formed choir from local primary schools and members of local theatre groups. There will also be a special guest for the kids! People will be encouraged to sing along to their favourite carols, with song booklets available on the night. To complete the festivities, a special fireworks display will be held at 9pm. The event is proudly sponsored by: Wyong Shire Council, Central Coast Express Advocate, Star 104.5 and The Lions Club of The Entrance.

Start Date:
24/12/2016 View more details

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

Kibble Markets

Kibble Markets together with GBID are planning on bringing a community focussed weekday market to the Gosford CBD. Bringing fresh produce and the best in local providores, these markets will allow workers in the CBD to shop for high quality produce before work and in their lunch breaks, and will give visitors the chance to try local produce during the week! The markets will run on the first Thursday of every month in the beautiful Kibble Park, Gosford. Running from 8am-2pm.

Start Date:
06/04/2017 View more details

The Lakes Festival

The Central Coast’s beautiful lakes area will be taken over by more than 20 free events when the award winning The Lakes Festival makes a big third year splash in November 2017. The ten day Festival presented by Central Coast Council will feature a program of sporting, family, cultural, educational, art and live music events on and surrounding the Coast waterways. Celebrations will be focussed around the seven key event hubs of Memorial Park, The Entrance; Picnic Point; The Entrance, McKenzie Reserve at Budgewoi and the foreshores of Canton Beach at Toukley, Ettalong Beach, Ettalong, Gosford Waterfront, Gosford and Long Jetty. The opening weekend will feature a spectacular Park Feast Pop Up Event, Colour Run Family Fest, evening concert, Painting by the Lake, Storytelling event, Perfect Strangers, Brisbane Water Oyster Festival plus much more. During the week there will be a range of education and community events, MovIn Bed Cinema culminating in the closing weekend with TriWyong, outdoor family event, folk festival, water obstacle course and street Festival.

Start Date:
10/11/2017 View more details

The Lakes Festival

The Central Coast’s beautiful lakes area will be taken over by more than 20 free events when the award winning The Lakes Festival makes a big third year splash in November 2017. The ten day Festival presented by Central Coast Council will feature a program of sporting, family, cultural, educational, art and live music events on and surrounding the Coast waterways. Celebrations will be focussed around the seven key event hubs of Memorial Park, The Entrance; Picnic Point; The Entrance, McKenzie Reserve at Budgewoi and the foreshores of Canton Beach at Toukley, Ettalong Beach, Ettalong, Gosford Waterfront, Gosford and Long Jetty. The opening weekend will feature a spectacular Park Feast Pop Up Event, Colour Run Family Fest, evening concert, Painting by the Lake, Storytelling event, Perfect Strangers, Brisbane Water Oyster Festival plus much more. During the week there will be a range of education and community events, MovIn Bed Cinema culminating in the closing weekend with TriWyong, outdoor family event, folk festival, water obstacle course and street Festival.

Start Date:
10/11/2017 View more details

Drama Karma 10th Anniversary

Drama Karma celebrates a decade of performance on the Central Coast, with past and present students coming together. Take a journey through classics like Peter Pan and Dr.Seuss, be entertained by the spontaneity of improvisation, and enjoy a variety of performances as Drama Karma's students display the techniques they have been developing.

Start Date:
17/11/2017 View more details

Fab Fakes

The highly popular Fab Fakes Art Exhibition returns to The Art House this November. ‘Fab Fakes’ are recreated masterpieces of paintings by famous artists. The artist whose work is being copied must be deceased by 70 years. Copied Old Masters Artworks have previously included work from Degas, Rubens, Turner, Constable, Matisse, Waterhouse, Manet, Monet, Pissarro, McCubbin, Streeton, Ashton, Gruner, Lautrec, Gaugin, Cezanne, Picasso and many others. The exhibition is open to all artists in NSW and the ACT. Any medium can be used, but must be in the same colours as the original artists.

Start Date:
17/11/2017 View more details

Allo Allo

"I will say zis only once … " Café owner René juggles a menagerie including irrepressible, tone-deaf chanteuse wife Edith, waitresses Yvette Carte-Blanche and Mimi Labonq, smitten German Officer Grüber, Herr Flick of the Gestapo, “It is I… Leclerc”, Police Officer Crabtree (“good moaning!”) and many more. Co-directed by Howard Oxley and Duncan Mitchell, with none other than Howard Oxley as René Artois, along with a stellar cast of all your favourite actors, this will be top class entertainment.

Start Date:
17/11/2017 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:
17/11/2017 View more details

Sarah Leete Hometown EP Launch

Sarah Leete has been chasing her country music dream the past two years, and she is bringing the launch of her debut self titled EP to The Art House. After attending the Academy of Country Music in Tamworth, 2016, Sarah has gone from strength to strength, winning a Young Regional Artist Scholarship from Arts NSW to help fund the debut release and video clip. Sarah has captivated audiences all over Australia with her infectious personality, unique sense of humour and stage presence, whilst leaving them in awe of her song writing. Sarah will be bringing her songs to life with one of only a hand full of full band shows, right here at The Art House.

Start Date:
18/11/2017 View more details

Sarah Leete Hometown EP Launch

Sarah Leete has been chasing her country music dream the past two years, and she is bringing the launch of her debut self titled EP to The Art House. After attending the Academy of Country Music in Tamworth, 2016, Sarah has gone from strength to strength, winning a Young Regional Artist Scholarship from Arts NSW to help fund the debut release and video clip. Sarah has captivated audiences all over Australia with her infectious personality, unique sense of humour and stage presence, whilst leaving them in awe of her song writing. Sarah will be bringing her songs to life with one of only a hand full of full band shows, right here at The Art House.

Start Date:
18/11/2017 View more details

Sydney Comedy Club comes to the Central Coast

Come along to the seventh comedy event at The Entertainment Grounds on Saturday November 18 for a fantastic night of comedy featuring Al Del Bene, Daniel Townes and Peter Meisel presented by Sydney Comedy Club. Over 18's only. Please note: No Seat Allocations will be made until the day of the event. Please contact The Entertainment Grounds directly for group or joint booking requests.

Start Date:
18/11/2017 View more details

Wyong Triathlon Festival

After an amazing response to the Wyong Triathlon Festival last season, it returns for its fourth season in 2017. Located just north of the Central Coast, Wyong is set to shine as they welcome hundreds of triathletes to the town for the fourth tri-series race of the 2017/18 season. Races include Club (one/30/eight kilometre), Sprint (750 metre/20 kilometre/ five kilometre) and Super Sprint distances (200/7.5/two kilometre).

Start Date:
18/11/2017 View more details

Long Jetty Street Festival

Long Jetty Street Festival is a Free Arts, Culture and Community event held annually in the most unique and popular destination on the NSW Central Coast, Long Jetty. As an all-inclusive family event, the program is highly curated to provide an event like no other in the region, with a dedicated Green Zone, Kids Zone, Art Precinct, Sports and Recreation Area, two Music Stages, Boutique and Artisan makers and sellers, Bars, Breweries and the like. Back for the third year running, this year’s event on Sunday November 19 is primed to be its biggest and best yet!

Start Date:
19/11/2017 View more details

A Very Kransky Christmas - Wyong

The nutty sisters return with their cracker show. Cloistered in the old rickety family house in their home town of Esk in Queensland, the musical sisters’ traditional Christmas festivities have, until now, been shrouded in secrecy. For this very special season they let you into their world of egg nog, panty-hose and painted chokos. From Enya to Silent Night, Daft Punk to The Twelve Days Of Christmas, these dysfunctional sisters take family get-togethers to a new level. Come and join these off-the-wall siblings as they turn your Christmas into a stuffed ham. With their unusual array of instruments from cheese grater to toilet brush, tuba to musical saw, settle in for what could be your kookiest Christmas party yet!

Start Date:
20/11/2017 View more details

The Great Moscow Circus Extreme: Hamlyn Terrace

The Great Moscow Circus is bringing a high energy and exciting new two hour production to be presented under the Big Top. The action-packed show will feature a sensational line-up of superstar performers in the most extreme Moscow Circus ever. With acts including the heart stopping Wheel of Death, the astounding Cage Riders, the beauty of Silks and Trapeze, High Wire and the top clown in Australia to name just a few, there is an act to keep everyone on the edge of their seats. Please see the web site for further information. No caged or exotic animals.

Start Date:
23/11/2017 View more details

A New Brain - Nate Butlers Studio

By the Tony Award-winning authors of Falsettos, here is an energetic, sardonic, often comical musical about a composer during a medical emergency. Gordon collapses into his lunch and awakes in the hospital, surrounded by his maritime-enthusiast lover, his mother, a co-worker, the doctor, and the nurses. Reluctantly, he had been composing a song for a children's television show that features a frog, Mr. Bungee, and the spectre of this large green character and the unfinished work haunts him throughout his medical ordeal. What was thought to be a tumour turns out to be something more operable, and Gordon recovers, grateful for a chance to compose the songs he yearns to produce.

Start Date:
23/11/2017 View more details

T'was the month before Christmas Race

Come along to the T'was the Month before Christmas Race Day for a fantastic day out at the races for pre-Christmas celebrations. Hospitality Packages are now available to book. Lakeview Room Alternate Gold Plated Two Course with Seafood Buffet and Beverage Package includes racecourse entry, a race book, a seafood buffet and a gold plated alternate drop main and dessert and a five hour beverage package. Limited Availability. Panorama Lounge Gold Plated Package includes racecourse entry, a race book, a three course gold plated menu (includes entrée, main and cheese platter). Four tables of six are available. Limited only. Open Terraces Package has a minimum 10 person booking. Book your hospitality package now by contacting The Entertainment Grounds directly. Gates open at 11:00am. First race approximately 12:00pm. Last race approximately 5:00pm. Other Dining Options. Pre-Order Platter Selection available.

Start Date:
25/11/2017 View more details

Evolve Performing Arts Company: Soloist Showcase

Evolve Performing Arts Company's Soloist Showcase, starring their 2017 Elite and Recreational Soloist students. Coming to The Art House on November 29 at 6:30pm. Come along and prepare to be wowed.

Start Date:
29/11/2017 View more details

Annual End of Year Spectacular - Amanda O'Rourke Dance Academy

Amanda O ‘Rourke Dance Academy presents its 20th Annual ‘End of Year Spectacular’ at The Art House Wyong. A collaboration of disciplines performed by their talented dancers showcasing their wonderful efforts throughout 2017. They are very excited to be working in conjunction with The Art House again and look forward to sharing this with you.

Start Date:
30/11/2017 View more details

Studio M School of Dance Concert

Studio M School of Dance presents Concert 2017. A collaboration of creative dance disciplines performed by over 300 Studio M students and put on display by director Emma Russell and their talented team of choreographers. At the Art House their family friendly end of year production showcases the hard work by all students aged two-adult.

Start Date:
01/12/2017 View more details

StarViking: The Divine Experience

Join them for a magical StarViking evening of light, sound and music. Hear stories, comedy, poetry and songs by local Performer and Comedian Sandy Bigara and friends. She is supported by Elijah Stevenson the Celestial Poet, and singer Sam Tracy as the Maddonai, they work extensively with MMAD – Musicians Making a Difference on the Central Coast. Dress creatively, the wearing of crowns, lights and all things that glitter is highly recommended! The Divine album is the second album of the “Deity, Divine, Nature” Trilogy. The show will be filled with driving beats, and soaring melody - focusing on a dreamlike make-believe narrative of the journey of the StarVikings. There is a strong focus on affirmation, love, strength, positive encouragement and storytelling, and using musical elements from all over the world; Sandy Bigara in the guise of her alter ego the StarViking, weaves a magical fantasy journey through cinematic soundscapes, soaring orchestral detours, choral harmonies and rhythmic meters. With a professional singing career of over 30 years behind her, including national and international tours and performances, trained Operatic, Aria Antiche and Jazz singing weaves effortlessly with powerful pop diva vocals, to deliver a hypnotic and unusual listening experience.

Start Date:
02/12/2017 View more details

Cheryl Warwick Dance Academy

CWDA proudly presents its 32nd Annual Concert at the Art House. Students starting from 2.5 years to adult showcase their talents in a variety of dance styles. Join them for a wonderful afternoon of family entertainment.

Start Date:
03/12/2017 View more details

Crane Academy - Celebrating 36 Years

Crane Academy of Dance is proud to bring you their 36th Annual Dance Concert. Janelle is so happy to be bringing her final concert with Crane Academy back to the site where it all began at The Art House Wyong. Join them, as the students showcase their work from 2017 and share with you their love of dance.

Start Date:
07/12/2017 View more details

Greedy Guts Markets

Once a 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! Friday, December 8 is the next event with a Christmas themed Greedy Guts Street Food Markets. Join them for a fantastic night of celebrating all things festive. Bring in the silly season with a visit to the Central Coast's most popular street food markets.

Start Date:
08/12/2017 View more details

Lee Academy Sub Junior Concert

Featuring all students in Pre-school, Kindergarten and years one-two classes troupes, selected features and special guest acts. All dancers in this age range are performing in both shows. The shows are identical.

Start Date:
09/12/2017 View more details

Lee Academy Studio Concerts

Featuring all dancers in years three - eight and Ability Arts troupes, selected features and special guests. All dancers in this age range are performing in both shows. The shows are identical.

Start Date:
09/12/2017 View more details

Christmas Party at the Entertainment Grounds

Book your corporate or social Christmas Party at The Christmas Party Function at The EG on Saturday December 9. The Entertainment Grounds Christmas Party is set to be a fantastic event planned featuring a comedian and a live band. Book your corporate or social Christmas Party at The Christmas Party Function at The EG hosted by Star 104.5's Phil Brandel, guests will be treated to a three course meal, while also enjoying some laughs by comedian, Darren Sanders. The night will then conclude with live music from The House Band featuring Dean Totten (The Cover Up).

Start Date:
09/12/2017 View more details

D3 Darren Disney Dance - Ascension

A great evening of energetic commercial dance with the students of D3 Darren Disney Dance Tuggerah. Don’t miss this fantastic night of entertainment! On Sale Now.

Start Date:
11/12/2017 View more details

Footloose: Star Academy

Star Academy is proud to present Footloose. Their 18th annual concert will showcase the amazing students who are excited to be performing for the second time in The Art House. With a fantastic mix of Jazz, Tap, Singing, Acro and Ballet the show will be entertainment plus from start to finish.

Start Date:
15/12/2017 View more details

Lee Academy Graduation Concert

Featuring all Senior, Fulltime and Professional Dancers plus selected features and guest acts. The shows are identical. Dancers are presented with awards at second show. Featuring all dancers years three-eight and Ability Arts troupes, selected features and special guests. All dancers in this age range are performing in both shows. The shows are identical.

Start Date:
16/12/2017 View more details

Christmas Party Picnic Race Day

Enjoy pre-Christmas celebrations in an absolutely unique way with live action racing at The Entertainment Grounds. Featuring five live picnic races, activities for the kids and a special visit from Santa Claus himself, this day is set to be an absolute hit! Gates open at 12:00pm. First Race at approximately 1:00pm. Last Race approximately 5:00pm. Hospitality Packages are now available. Please see web site for further information. Book your hospitality package now by contacting The Entertainment Grounds directly.

Start Date:
16/12/2017 View more details

Technique Ballet Academy

Watch the students of Technique Ballet Academy as they perform their third annual end of year concert. The concert features students aged three - seventy and a range of dance styles including ballet, tap, lyrical, jazz musical theatre and more.

Start Date:
17/12/2017 View more details

Gosford Race Day (Belle of the Turf Group Three)

The Entertainment Grounds is excited to announce a new initiative for its 2017/18 racing calendar, being the Central Coast Carnival which will boast total of AUD1.4 million in prize money. The new format will include a succession of feature events throughout the series commencing with the AUD150,000 Group Three Belle of the Turf on December 28 and finishing on January 18 with their AUD150,000 Gosford Gold Cup. The race day will not only celebrate live racing, but will also feature live music and a range of free children’s activities throughout the day.

Start Date:
28/12/2017 View more details

Lost Paradise Festival

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

Start Date:
29/12/2017 View more details

NYE Fireworks Festival Terrigal

Neverest Events have revived the Fireworks Festival on Terrigal Foreshore on NYE. Festivities start at Twilight with the Foreshore Markets that start at 5pm that host a variety of store holders of clothing, beauty, home wares and organic products. Then at 9pm a spectacular display of fireworks will light up Terrigal Beach and Haven. All details and program can be found on their web site.

Start Date:
31/12/2017 View more details

Gosford City Council New Years Eve Race Day

Gosford City Council New Years Eve Race Day is the last race meeting for the year and one of the biggest events on the local calendar. For Central Coast Council, this promises to be the best yet, with live racing action, live entertainment and plenty of kids entertainment on the trackside lawn area. Reserve your free ticket by calling the number provided, or bring along your Central Coast rates notice for free entry on the day! There will be Children's Entertainment commencing from 12 noon on the Trackside Lawn area. Gates open at 12 noon. First race is at approximately 1.30pm, last race approximately 5.30pm.

Start Date:
31/12/2017 View more details

NYE Race Day Party - Podium

They are excited to announce our fantastic over 18s annual VIP Day NYE Party that is Podium presented by Pocket Bar Terrigal tickets are now on sale! Podium opens at 1:00pm and finishes at 6:00pm. Kick off your New Years celebrations in style with a glass of bubbles on arrival, two standard drinks, a selection from The EG's Summer Menu, the Pocket Bar Terrigal Cocktail bar and more!

Start Date:
31/12/2017 View more details

Gosford Waterfront New Years Eve Festival

New Years Eve on the Gosford Waterfront is an iconic event in the annual calendar of the Central Coast! A truly family event, there is something for everyone to see in the New Year. In 2017, the Central Coast Mariners will be playing once again on New Year's Eve, complimenting the markets, rides and food stalls along the waterfront! There will be amazing entertainment on the main stage. And of course, what New Year's Eve festival would be complete without the fireworks, blasting off at 9.15pm. Come along for a great family night out! For more information, please go to the web site or call the number provided.

Start Date:
31/12/2017 View more details

New Years Eve Celebrations The Entrance

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

Start Date:
31/12/2017 View more details

Cinema Under the Stars Gosford

Newcastle Permanent's Cinema Under the Stars is Australia's largest free outdoor cinema program and is coming to Gosford! The event kicks off at 5.30pm with a fantastic line-up of family friendly entertainment and activities before the blockbuster movie Sing screens at sundown. For further details please visit the website or 'Like' Newcastle Permanent Facebook page.

Start Date:
20/01/2018 View more details

Australia Day Celebrations The Entrance

Celebrate all things Australian at The Entrance. Bring the whole family along for an action packed day full of free entertainment and fun activities at Memorial Park. Entertainment will be held on both stages including live bands, ice cream eating competition, NSW Corps of Marines, firing of the original 1820 Carronade Canon, Corporal Punishment, Pistol Duals, baby animals on display plus lots more. There will also be loads of stalls. The Sea FM Fireworks Spectacular will be held at 9pm on The Entrance Waterfront to finish off the night with a bang. For more information on the Australia Day Celebrations please phone or visit The Entrance Town Centre Management web site.

Start Date:
26/01/2018 View more details

Australia Day Woy Woy

Come to Australia Day in Woy Woy, with a lantern parade and fireworks spectacular. From 2pm to 6pm join children's activities in the CWA Hall, and main stage entertainment featuring Laycock Street Dance, Kick Start Artists, Here Comes Treble, The Woy Woy South Pacific Island Group, Daniel Friend and Oliva Shaw Duo, Veronica Law School of Highland and Scottish National Dancing, and Liam Faulkner-Diamond. From 2pm to 9.30pm, enjoy food and market stalls, community displays, the Star 104.5FM team from 5pm. At 3pm, 4.30pm and 6.30pm, Drumbala Community Drum Circles are at Memorial Park. The official ceremony is at 6pm, with official addresses, Australian National Anthem and cutting of the 'big lamington'. 6.45pm brings performances from Fletcher Pillion, Joseph Arrua, and The House Band, featuring Toni Williams. At 8.30pm, the Lantern Parade goes from CWA Hall to Memorial Park. The fireworks spectacular, with Star 104.5FM live soundtrack, is at 9.15pm.

Start Date:
26/01/2018 View more details

Australia Day Gosford

Celebrate Australia Day at the brand-new evening event in Kibble Park, Gosford. With children's activities, including face painting and an interactive performance by Little Puppet World. There will be food and market stalls, community displays and the Star 104.5FM team at Kibble Park from 5pm, as well as a free Aussie sausage sizzle from Gosford Rotary from 5pm to 6pm. There will be entertainment on the main stage from 6pm including the official ceremony and Gosford City Australia Day Community Awards. Performances from Grizzlee Train and Live Baby Live: INXS Tribute Show. The event concludes with a fireworks spectacular, backed with a Star 104.5FM live soundtrack. Photo Credit: Gosford City Council.

Start Date:
26/01/2018 View more details

Australia Day Wagstaffe

Come and celebrate Australia Day at Wagstaffe! There will some fantastic entertainment from talented locals, including Ken Tough's marvellous reading of Australian poetry. Local councillors, and State and Federal parliamentarians, will also be there to celebrate with you. These events are free, sponsored by Gosford City Council and Wagstaffe to Killcare Community Association.

Start Date:
26/01/2018 View more details

Anh Do - The Happiest Refugee Live!!

Comedian Anh Do brings his best-selling memoir, The Happiest Refugee, to life in a ground-breaking stand-up show. Performing at The Arthouse for one night only in Februay, this moving, inspirational and unforgettable theatre experience combines humour, real life stories, photos and filmed pieces to retell Do’s amazing story. Anh Do travelled to Australia in 1980 on an eight metre fishing boat with 47 other Vietnamese refugees. Sick with dehydration and one person already dead, the journey was the first of many struggles for a young Do, who overcame all manner of difficulties throughout his life to become a lawyer and, in 2008, Australia’s Comedian of the Year. Today he is one of Australia’s most sought after stand-ups, as well as a talented writer, actor, producer and Star of the ABC1 TV’s ‘Anh’s Brush With Fame”.

Start Date:
31/01/2018 View more details

Elvis - An American Trilogy

Take three of the world’s leading Elvis tribute artists then start from the very beginning. Vic Trevino Junior embodies the rockabilly sound and raw dance moves of the young Elvis. Gino Monopoli recreates the sophistication feel and sound of the movie years taking in tracks from the most iconic movies such as GI Blues, Kid Gallahad, Speedway and many more as well as recreating Elvis’ 1968 comeback TV special. Steve Michaels channels Elvis in the famous White Eagle jumpsuit passionately re-creating the seventies era of An American Trilogy with the moves, songs and nuances that made Elvis the most recognisable figure in history. Elvis an American Trilogy is the complete story that takes three of the world's leading Elvis tribute artists starring in one of the most spectacular live concert productions that takes you on a journey through the music of the ‘The King’.

Start Date:
07/02/2018 View more details

Bowie Unzipped

It's the show that has been packing venues all over town and just keeps rolling on as Jeff Duff presents his unique interpretation of the songs of David Bowie. So much more than just a tribute show Jeff's unique and powerful take on the David Bowie songbook has fans returning night after night. Jeff’s all star band features guitaristJak Housden from the Whitlams along with the brilliant keyboard player Glenn Rhodes and drummer-percussionist Jess Ciampa.

Start Date:
16/02/2018 View more details

Gallery Precinct 2259 Love Lanes Festival

Gallery Precinct 2259 Love Lanes Festival is a celebration of Wyong as you’ve never seen it. Explore forgotten laneways and discover hidden gems. Immerse yourself in an abundance of sound, colour, food and entertainment. Enjoy this unique outdoor festival with your whole family. Three Laneways; Three Music stages; Food Trucks; Licensed bar area; Market stalls; Roving entertainment; Interactive art displays; Buskers; Circus performances and Whoosh kid zone.

Start Date:
17/02/2018 View more details

Mountain Sounds Festival

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

Start Date:
17/02/2018 View more details

Girrakool Blues Festival and Barbecue

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 lead 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:
02/03/2018 View more details

Komunity Project Central Coast Pro

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

Start Date:
07/03/2018 View more details

Darren Coggan - Fire and Rain

1970, it’s the dawn of a new era, the sixties have gone and left in their wake, is a darker, disillusioned world, a world which is searching for answers. The Beatles announce that they have disbanded, Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin both die of drug related excess, but amidst these ashes, every time you turn on the radio, you can’t escape the soothing, intensely personal reflections of a song called ‘Fire and Rain’. For all those who heard it for the first time, they knew that something had changed, the era of the singer-songwriter had arrived and James Taylor was crowned it’s king. Darren Coggan, award winning performer and star of the critically acclaimed show ‘Peace Train - The Cat Stevens Story’, takes us on an eloquent journey through the songbook of one of the most magnetic figures in the music world, articulating moments of pain and joy, tragedy and triumph, fire and rain.

Start Date:
09/03/2018 View more details

Opera in the Arboretum

Opera in the Arboretum is an open-air festival of top Australian opera singers, held amongst the gum trees and kookaburras in the Pearl Beach Crommelin Native Arboretum. In 2018, Opera in the Arboretum will be held on Saturday, March 24 from 3.00pm to 5.30pm. It is their pleasure to announce another fantastic line up for 2018 with soprano Greta Bradman, together with mezzo Soprano, Deborah Humble, tenor Virgilio Marino and baritone Alex Sefton. Returning as our special guest artist is Russian born Violinist Evgeny Sorkin. Pianist Francis Greep and the Central Coast Chamber Orchestra under the baton of Patrick Brennan will support the artists. The Pearl Beach Crommelin Native Arboretum is designated Non-Smoking precinct. Tickets are now on sale – please visit the website for newsletter registration and ticket information.

Start Date:
24/03/2018 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.

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31/03/2018 View more details

James Reyne - A Crawl to Now

Acclaimed singer songwriter James Reyne has announced he’ll take his A Crawl to Now Tour on a huge regional run from March through to May 2018. He’ll be joined by guitarist Josh Owen in acoustic duo format. A Crawl to Now is a 90 minute live show featuring songs selected from over twenty albums representing an extensive catalogue. Songs from Australian Crawl to now. Join James Reyne and his guitarist for an unforgettable acoustic celebration of his career.

Start Date:
07/04/2018 View more details

Ross Noble - El Hablador

One of comedy's greatest marvels’ (Daily Telegraph UK) Ross Noble, surrealist connoisseur and story spinner returns to Australia with his new show, El Hablador. Join the master of improvisational stand up as he takes you on a wild ride through his imagination. A guaranteed night of nonsense from one of the world’s best comedians.

Start Date:
22/04/2018 View more details

Central Coast Italian Festival

*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** Enjoy vino, birra, coffee and the best of Italian cuisine all weekend. The talents of Italian vocalists will have you up and dancing. Check out the Italian car line-up or watch an Italian Film after some antipasto and a glass of wine. Their gypsy in her covered wagon, will delve into your life and guide your future. The wandering accordionist livens up the scene and the kids can catch the puppet shows on the Market Stage. Showcasing Italian fashion, accessories and jewellery from local boutiques as well as world-renowned designer labels. To experience the Italian boat crossing from Italy to Australia in decades gone by, hop on the Palm Beach to Ettalong Ferry, with the crew dressed as Italian sailors.

Start Date:
28/04/2018 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 Gosford Regional Show will be able to see and enjoy many aspects at this family orientated event. Competition elements include art, lapidary, bees, cat show, schools competition, display of farm animals, cake decorating and other sections. Ring events for show horses and riders will be held on the arena from 8.30am to 3pm on both days of the Show. This Agricultural Show seeks to maintain the traditions of the past while showcasing the rural and other aspects that are active and relevant to the community today.

Start Date:
28/04/2018 View more details

Marina Prior and David Hobson: The Two of Us (Wyong)

Australia’s leading stars of Opera and Musical Theatre, David Hobson and Marina Prior join together in their own show ‘The 2 Of Us’ in an ‘up close and personal’ mode. Accompanied by renowned pianist David Cameron, in a two-hour intimate performance, Marina and David will perform their classics from productions such as The Phantom Of The Opera, Les Miserables, West Side Story, Guys and Dolls, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, La Boheme, Carousel, plus songs from their award-winning albums and some Carols favourites. Respectively they have sung for the Queen, featured at AFL Grand Finals, Carols by Candlelight, Dancing With the Stars, It Takes Two, ABC TV series ‘Divorce’, Spicks and Specks and in 2006, Marina was honoured with an induction into Australia’s 100 Entertainers of the Century. Hear the classics with a hint of their personal humour and chemistry!

Start Date:
17/05/2018 View more details

Central Coast Craft Beer and Cider Festival

*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** The incredible Central Coast Craft Beer and Cider Festival 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

Shimano Mountain Bike Grand Prix Round Three: Ourimbah

Race the Mountain Bike endurance series that rocks. This round is the "home track" of the Rocky Trail crew and they'll be sure to include all their favourites on one of the most iconic Sydney MTB trails, home of the Central Coast MTB Club and supported by Central Coast Council. With lots of twisty turns and short pinches through dry bushland and sweeping descents through lush creeks with some shady trails to get your breath back, you'll love what this event has in store for you. Compete for four or seven hours solo or ride the awesome course in teams – the choice is yours. Experience a fantastic endurance race and that signature Rocky Trail event atmosphere. Great for spectators to see the mountain bike racing action up close – entry is free. Explore the beautiful Central Coast - stay close by on the beach at Terrigal and try out the new Tree Tops Adventure Park with the kids, which is just down the road from the MTB trail head at Ourimbah on Yarramalong Road! A huge Reptile Park is close-by also.

Start Date:
23/06/2018 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

Five Lands Walk

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

Start Date:
24/06/2018 View more details

Whale Dreamers Festival

*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** 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

The Entrance Winter Blues and Jazz Festival

*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** 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 Roots Festival will be 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. Head to the web site for all event details.

Start Date:
06/07/2018 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

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. Free entertainment will be held in Memorial Park and the Waterfront Plaza throughout the weekend. Local venues will also have entertainment with most shows being absolutely free. Don't miss a great line up of free Country Music for the whole family to enjoy. Ensure you take a trip to The Entrance to enjoy a weekend of country music by the seaside.

Start Date:
11/08/2018 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