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
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
Greedy Guts Markets
On the second Friday of 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!
Start Date:08/12/2017 View more details
AquaSplash Central Coast
Introducing the evolution of water play... our new tourism attraction AquaSplash Central Coast! With endless activities, smiles are guaranteed. Aquasplash Central Coast represents quality time for all ages 5+ and is suitable for local families, tourists, clubs, schools or companies that want to be entertained in a fun and casual atmosphere. The waterpark provides action in a safe environment that also allows for users to be as physically and mentally challenged as they desire. The open water configuration allows endless routes of fun. Many different paths can be taken on the obstacle course that is equipped with hurdles, trampolines, climbing walls and monkey bars where visitors can swing and dangle to see who can get the farthest. Climbing, jumping, sliding - obstacles galore! Images provided by Flying Camera Photography
Start Date:26/01/2018 View more details
Gosford Community Choir
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, and well worth the visit. The new and fully inclusive Gosford Community Choir will meet in the Shed which has comfortable seating, water, tea or coffee and air-conditioning. 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 new Gosford Community Choir is set to be a lot of fun.
Start Date:12/02/2018 View more details
Alice in Wonderland
Lewis Carroll’s whirling, fantastical masterpiece is faithfully and beautifully recreated as a nonstop, madcap theatrical adventure for the whole family. See the classic kids’ tale in an all-new Australian adaptation by multi award-winning playwright Mary Anne Butler, starring Dubs Yunupingu as Alice – the first time the role has been played by an Indigenous woman. Published more than 150 years ago, Carroll’s classic tale of the girl who fell down the rabbit hole has proven as timeless as it is entertaining. Directed by Cristabel Sved (Before/After, Sydney Theatre Company), Alice in Wonderland is a brand new production from the producer of the critically acclaimed The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show (Sydney Festival 2015).
Start Date:02/03/2018 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
Tom Burlinson: Now We're Swingin'
Come fly with Tom Burlinson and a fabulous band of top musicians as Tom salutes the masters of vocal swing: Frank Sinatra, Nat ‘King’ Cole, Dean Martin, Tony Bennett, Sammy Davis Junior, and Bobby Darin. Also celebrating the swing superstars of today – Harry Connick Junior and Michael Bublé. Following on from his successful Frank Sinatra shows, Tom has expanded his horizons and his song list to create a feast for lovers of swing, including Sway, Just in Time, Beyond the Sea, L-O-V-E, Birth of the Blues, The Way You Look Tonight, Ain’t That a Kick in the Head? and Feeling Good. It also features Sinatra classics such as I’ve Got You Under My Skin, Summer Wind, That’s Life and Mack the Knife. Accompanying Tom on stage will be an eight piece band, including some of Australia‟s best jazz musicians.
Start Date:03/03/2018 View more details
Vissla Central Coast Pro presented by Slimes
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:07/03/2018 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
The Sydney Balalaika Orchestra with its traditional folk instruments and costumes takes audiences on an unforgettable journey to the heart and soul of Russia. The arrangements of classic Russian folk songs by musical director Victor Serghie and cimbalom player Lucy Voronov are simply breathtaking in their beauty, power and expression. Musical director Serghie’s free and easy banter builds a bridge of friendship between the performers and the audience. The 27 member orchestra including singers reflect an eclectic mixture of cultural origins −Armenian, Belorussian, Canadian, Chinese, Danish, North American, Swedish, Serbian and Ukrainian as well as Russian and Australian, all united by their passion for Russian folk music. Several soloists are acknowledged virtuosos on their instruments.
Start Date:10/03/2018 View more details
The Odd Couple (Female Version)
Neil Simon’s most popular play has been re-gendered and is now even funnier. That famous mismatched couple, Felix Unger and Oscar Madison, have become Florence and Olive, two complex and complicated women. Audiences will have a ball as they navigate the pitfalls of relationships and friendships of single women in 1980s New York. Full of warmth, spirit, heart and cracking one liners, this is a fantastic play for the exceptionally talented actresses on the Coast.
Start Date:16/03/2018 View more details
St Patrick's Day Race Day
Come along to the St Patrick's Day race Day featuring the Polytrack Provincial Championships Gosford Qualifier on Saturday 17 March. The Race Day in Gosford will not only feature live racing and the AUD150000 Provincial Championships, but will also feature live music, entertainment for the whole family and all the fun that is St Patrick's Day! Gates open 12pm. Hospitality packages available.
Start Date:17/03/2018 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.
Start Date:31/03/2018 View more details
A Town Named War Boy
Based on the State Library’s jaw-dropping collection of First World War diaries, photographs and letters, A Town Named War Boy brings to life the personal accounts of the young men who set sail for the far side of the world. Some of these diaries and letters are finished, others just stop. When you read them you meet the person, see the changes in their hand-writing, feel the indentation of the pen, the smudges of changed thoughts. Award winning playwright Ross Mueller shows his extraordinary talent in this funny and moving play that sold out in its premiere Sydney season. Developed and presented in partnership with the State Library of NSW.
Start Date:05/04/2018 View more details
NAB Central Coast Italian Festival
Enjoy vino, birra, coffee and the best of Italian cuisine all weekend. The talents of Italian vocalists will have you up and dancing. Check out the Italian car line-up or watch an Italian Film after some antipasto and a glass of wine. Their gypsy in her covered wagon, will delve into your life and guide your future. The wandering accordionist livens up the scene and the kids can catch the puppet shows on the Market Stage. Showcasing Italian fashion, accessories and jewellery from local boutiques as well as world-renowned designer labels. To experience the Italian boat crossing from Italy to Australia in decades gone by, hop on the Palm Beach to Ettalong Ferry, with the crew dressed as Italian sailors.
Start Date:07/04/2018 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
The Everly Brothers, Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons
Rock n Roll fans this is the show that you all have been waiting for as we celebrate all the classic hits of The Everly Brothers and Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons In Concert. For the first time in Australia Rock n Roll fans will embrace and celebrate all the classic and Number One hits of these Music Legends. The magical sounds of The Everly Brothers, Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons come alive again with Australia's very own Multi Award Winning vocal harmony duo and Internationally Renowned The Robertson Brothers and Simon Brook McLachlan together with a Rockin Live Band. With half a million record sales, 22 Mo and ACE Awards, along with two ARIA and Golden Guitar nominations, The Robertson Brothers are one of Australia's leading vocal groups. Many know them as the distinctive vocal sound on the theme for the hit TV soapie Home and Away plus by their regular political and football song parodies for Ray Hadley's morning shows networked across Australia and on 2GB.
Start Date:13/04/2018 View more details
Central Coast Regional Show
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:14/04/2018 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
The Ten Sopranos
With the strength of this act being the meticulous detail spent on every note sung, it's no wonder some patrons have left theatres in tears. From Puccini to The Beatles and sprinkled with tributes to John Denver, Peter Allen and all time classics from Granada, Amigos Para Sempre and Nessun Dorma, this is a show once seen, never forgotten. Featuring the acclaimed and International award-winning soprano Penny Pavlakis who brings to the stage star power very few can bring, The Ten Sopranos is Original, World Class and Beautifully Delivered.
Start Date:04/05/2018 View more details
Afternoons Tonight! With James Valentine in Wyong
No one looks at the world quite like James Valentine. Afternoons Tonight! is a fantastically funny and interactive night at the theatre and a great insight into how this radio show really works.
Start Date:05/05/2018 View more details
Josephine Wants To Dance
A story about dreams, believing in yourself and a dancing kangaroo. From the award-winning team behind Pete The Sheep comes another hilarious tale of a bush animal you'll never forget. Josephine is a kangaroo – who loves to dance. Her little brother, Joey, tells her that kangaroos don't dance, they hop – but Josephine continues to point her toes and leap through the air. When a ballet troupe comes to the sleepy town of Shaggy Gully Josephine learns that there is another way to dance – ballet. As the ballet company prepares to perform, Josephine sneaks into town to peer through the window as the dancers rehearse, watching for hours and hours as they perfect their routine. Then Josephine goes home and practices all night, all alone, until she knows the dance by heart. She spun, she swirled and pirouetted dreams and at the end she always curtsied. She desperately wanted to dance like the ballerinas in pink tutus and silk ballet shoes. On the day of the first performance the ballet company was in trouble: the prima ballerina twisted her ankle and the understudy had a splinter in her toe!
Start Date:14/05/2018 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:16/05/2018 View more details
Roy Orbison and Johnny Cash In Concert - The Men In Black Tour
Internationally Renowned Artist Dean Bourne and Acclaimed Country Singer Chris Callaghan will take you on a magical celebration of the iconic hits of superstars Roy Orbison and Johnny Cash Together In Concert in The Men In Black Tour. Direct from a Sold Out National Tour the sensational Dean Bourne has been described as The Chosen One both physically and vocally as he performs the iconic hits of Music Legend Roy Orbison such as - Pretty Woman, Crying, Dream Baby, Leah, Blue Bayou, Penny Arcade, Danny Boy, Only The Lonely, In Dreams, Candy Man, You Got It, Workin' For The Man, Running Scared and many, many more. Dean Bourne is the World's greatest exponent of the great hits and music of the Legendary Roy Orbison today.
Start Date:18/05/2018 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.
Start Date:09/06/2018 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
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
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:24/06/2018 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
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
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
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. 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
Prada's Priscillas All Male Revue
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
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
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
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 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
The Magic Pudding
In celebration of the 100th anniversary of this classic piece of Australian children’s literature being published, Michael Sieders presents an all new exclusive production of Norman Lindsay’s The Magic Pudding. The Magic Pudding was first published in 1918, and thousands of children and their parents have been relishing it ever since. Norman Lindsay’s timeless classic follows the adventures of a debonair young koala Bunyip Bluegum, sailor Bill Barnacle and penguin Sam Sawnoff - owners of the much-desired Magic Puddin’ Albert - who try to out-wit Possum and Wombat, the professional and extraordinarily persistent, puddin’-thieves. This colourful, lively production will feature an all puppet cast that will look like they've just jumped off a Norman Lindsay canvas. With an adventure and a friendship to capture children's imagination, these iconic Australian characters will come to life once more for a new generation of puddin' fans.
Start Date:29/10/2018 View more details
The Christmas Fair Central Coast
*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** 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:04/12/2018 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
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.