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. Now in its ninth year, the event features over 160 hand-picked, high-quality local arts and crafts stalls, international food zones and fresh seasonal produce areas, puddings, and delicious cakes. Santa will be there too and you can take photos with him on the water! Parking is free all day and gold cold donation at door for local charity Musician Making a Difference. Best entry is through Kangoo Road only. You can park easily and take all your goodies home with you. All event information at the website and entry for the event will be gold coin donation.

Start Date:
04/12/2016 View more details

Carols by Candlelight by The Entrance

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

Start Date:
24/12/2016 View more details

Terrigal Antique and Vintage Fair

If you are a lover of everything Vintage this is the fair not to miss! A collectors haven and the only genuine Vintage Market on the Central Coast. An eclectic mix of stalls selling a fabulous range of Vintage Homewares, Antiques and Collectibles, Old Wares and Kitchenalia, Retro and Mid-Century, Vintage Clothing and Assessories, China and Silverware, Kitsch and Cool, Barnyard finds and much more. Held quarterly in the quaint rustic Terrigal Scouts Hall and Surrounds, you'll love browsing the stalls in search of that special or unique piece. Enjoy a bite to eat or a cup of coffee, they are just a short stroll into Terrigal where you'll find cafes, restaurants, parks and other shops to browse to complete your day! Why not make a weekend of it and visit both days and enjoy the other attractions the Coast has on offer!

Start Date:
21/01/2017 View more details

Avoca Beachside Markets

Avoca Beachside Markets is a multiple award winning boutique event held the fourth Sunday of each month at Heazlett Park Foreshore and the picturesque backdrop of Avoca Beach. With an overwhelming response from the community, shoppers, stallholders, and local artists, it has become one of the premier artist and musician markets on the Central Coast. Shop at the 120 plus stalls in a relaxing and creative environment with products ranging from local art, eco, recycled and upcycled goods, skincare, jewellery, homewares and international food to name a few, whilst listening to beautiful local musicians provided by Fairplay Entertainment. Art Tank have kids workshops every month. The waterfront produce section aptly titled 'The Garden Basket' allows you to purchase fresh and local fruits, vegetables, herbs, cheeses, breads, spices and more whilst chilling out with a coffee and live music. With a beachfront location, decor with bursts of colour, high quality stalls on the day, and places the community can meet, shop, dine at the local cafes, and spend the weekend, this unique boutique market is a chance to showcase creative souls right here on the Central Coast doorstep. Grab the free shuttle bus from 9am at Avoca Hotel.

Start Date:
26/02/2017 View more details

Kibble Markets

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

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 August 11 is the next event and it's their first birthday. Join them for a fantastic night of celebrating 12 months of Greedy Guts Street Food Markets. They have a fantastic line up of stalls including Vietnamese, American Barbecue, Spanish and Egyptian. Celebrations will be in full swing with great live music, fun activities and everything you would expect at a first birthday party.

Start Date:
11/08/2017 View more details

Peter Fennell - Impressions at Home and Abroad Art Exhibition

Peter Fennell was born in Broken Hill in 1949. From a banking career to Mt.Isa mines in the late 60's then on to Europe and the great galleries that were to inspire him to pursue my love of painting. Opening a gallery in Strathfield on my return he met a lot of the well known artists of the time whose influence helped establish him with the local art community. The show he is presenting here at the Art House is a journey through the places that have had a great influence on his art. The discovery of the beautiful beaches of the Central Coast when moving here 30 years ago provided an abundance of material to paint .The Vineyards and scenery of the Hunter Valley where the changing colours of the seasons have inspired the grapevine series where he has tried to capture the amazing mix of colour of the autumn and winter foliage.

Start Date:
01/09/2017 View more details

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Originally written for his son, Ian Fleming's book became the much loved 1968 film Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. A sensational score by the renowned Sherman Brothers (Richard and Robert) includes such unforgettable songs as "Truly Scrumptious", "Toot Sweets", "Hushabye Mountain", and, of course its Oscar-nominated title song, "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang". Reaching a new generation through an enthralling and enchanting stage musical, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang details the fantastic adventures of the out-of-the-ordinary magical car that flies through the air and sails the seas, the eccentric inventor Caractacus Potts and his two children Jemima and Jeremy, alongside Truly Scrumptious and Grandpa Potts, who are all trying to outwit the dastardly Baron Bomburst and the evil Child Catcher.

Start Date:
22/09/2017 View more details

Club Troppo Reunion #2

The first Club Troppo reunion sold out! So naturally, they are doing it all again! Rewind to when double denim was in, and Justin and Britney were a thing. All the music you loved, from all the artists you had collaged to your bedroom wall. Get the gang back together, for The Star 104.5 Club Troppo Reunion – part 2. Saturday, September 23 at The Entertainment Grounds, West Gosford! See you there. Tickets on sale online now.

Start Date:
23/09/2017 View more details

Central Coast Ukulele Festival

The Central Coast Ukulele Festival festival is unique in that it brings people from all ages and walks of life together to make and enjoy music. The program is jam packed with ukulele clubs from across the state as well as professional ukulele acts. Entertainment is absolutely free on Saturday in Memorial Park, and on Sunday at the Sails Stage at The Entrance. There is something for everyone with stalls, rides and free ukulele workshops throughout the weekend. So come along and join the party at the beautiful seaside location of The Entrance on the New South Wales Central Coast for the annual Central Coast Ukulele Festival.

Start Date:
23/09/2017 View more details

Deluxe Art - Window to Wonderland

Deluxe Art is having an Event that will surely impress, from lollies to cupcakes to whimsical artworks created by profound Australian Artists! Transform your kids room into something spectacular, whilst also entertaining them during the school holidays. The Event will benefit the Central Coast Kids in Need foundation! For every wall art purchase, five percent will go towards the local charity. So head down to their Erina Store to provide for a great cause. The Artists on the day include Michelle Fluer, Lucie Mammone, Paula Kuka, Rebecca Halliday and more.

Start Date:
03/10/2017 View more details

Grounded

Against the backdrop of one of the most intriguing events in Newcastle’s recent history you meet Farrah, a teenager obsessed with the industrial port. It’s a fascination none of the kids at school understand. It’s fine to be interested in something, but take it too far and you’re a total freak. When a storm forces the Pasha Bulker onto to Nobbys Beach, and the world’s attention turns to the harbour she knows so well, all of Farrah’s plans for the future become grounded in a confronting reality. This touching and unexpected coming-of-age tale by one of Australia’s most acclaimed playwrights, Alana Valentine, was co-commissioned by Australian Theatre for Young People and Tantrum Youth Arts (Then Tantrum Theatre). Capturing the contrasts of an industrial city re-inventing itself in a new century, Grounded looks at the way life can take people to places you don’t expect. Directed by Joshua Maxwell This production contains some coarse language and adult themes. Show run time 90 minutes with out an interval

Start Date:
06/10/2017 View more details

Children of the Black Skirt

A gothic fairytale for young people. Four children, lost in the bush, discover the ruins of an orphanage. As they dress themselves in the abandoned clothes scattered about the room the spirits of the old building take the opportunity to tell their stories and seek release. From convicts, to world wars and cultural tragedy, this play offers a very human exploration of Australian history. Children of the Black Skirt was first developed by Real TV and produced by Queensland Arts Council. Children of the Black Skirt has toured widely into schools and theatres across Australia. The play received a Drama Victoria Award for Best Production by a theatre company and featured on the 2005 VCE play list. Directed by Danielle Brame Whiting. Show runs for 70 minutes without an interval.

Start Date:
07/10/2017 View more details

Paradise Playboyz

As the entertainment world is gripped with Magic Mike fever the Gold Coast presents a cabaret show giving ladies and yes, gentleman too, a performance guaranteed to entertain in more ways than one. This two hour show incorporates comedy, entertainment, seduction, and world renowned break-dancing. It is a theatrical performance for ages 18+ with performances from Grand Finalists of Australia’s Got Talent and So You Think You Can Dance. VIP Tickets include seating close to the front of the venue, meet and greet after the show and a free photo with the Playboyz. Suitable for ages 18 and over.

Start Date:
13/10/2017 View more details

Todd McKenney Sings Peter Allen : The Piano Sessions

Few, if any have done as much to celebrate the life and music of Peter Allen as Todd McKenney, who delighted audiences as the original star of the musical The Boy From Oz and who has been shaking Allen’s maracas in various guises ever since. 20 years on, Todd pays homage to Peter Allen in his live event, Todd McKenney Sings Peter Allen: The Piano Sessions, inviting fans to get up close and personal in an intimate, relaxed setting: just Todd himself, Michael Rohanek on grand piano, Ralph Marshall on bass, additional vocals from the amazing Lisa Callingham, and Allen’s fantastic songs. The Piano Sessions just completed two sold out nights at The Opera House, Sydney, with audiences raving about McKenney’s performance and showmanship. As well as singing all of Allen’s biggest hits including Not The Boy Next Door, (I Go to) Rio, I Honestly Love You, Tenterfield Saddler and I Still Call Australia Home, Todd will tell stories about meeting Allen and playing him on stage.

Start Date:
20/10/2017 View more details

Room On A Broom

Adapted from the award winning picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, published by Macmillan Children’s books. How the cat purred and how the witch grinned, As they sat on their broomstick and flew through the wind. The witch and her cat are flying happily on their broomstick – until a stormy wind blows away the witch’s hat, bow and wand. A helpful dog, bird and frog find the witch’s lost things, and they all hop on the broom for a ride. But this broomstick’s not meant for five and – Crack – the broom snaps in two! When a hungry dragon appears, who will save the poor witch? And will there ever be room on the broom for everyone? Room on the Broom promises songs, laughs and scary fun for children aged three and up - and their grown-ups.

Start Date:
23/10/2017 View more details

Classical Heroes and The Art of Seduction - Jane Rutter and Teddy Tahu Rhodes

Award-winning bass baritone singer Teddy Tahu Rhodes and internationally acclaimed flautist Jane Rutter are both bona fide rock stars of the Classical Music world. In this sublime concert they combined their musical gifts, pulling at your heartstrings with some of the world’s greatest love songs. From the passion of operatic Italy to the classical perfection of Handel, Mozart (The Magic Flute), Donizetti and Schubert. From the yearning songs of the Celtic Canon to the wit and charm of Cole Porter, Tosti, and Rogers and Hammerstein, this stellar duo will artfully romance you in a stunning program. Be swept away on a seductive musical journey by two of Australia’s finest performers… Book early!

Start Date:
26/10/2017 View more details

UON Central Coast Sevens

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:
27/10/2017 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 90 market stalls, dance demonstrations, dance workshops, vintage glamour fashion parade, and a Pinup Doll Competition. ChromeFest also features car displays, street cruises, professional dance displays, and the massive show and shine on Sunday with over 500 show cars on display and over 55,000 people attending over the three day event. ChromeFest is proudly brought to you by The Entrance Town Centre Management and Californian Cruisin Incorporated. For a great weekend head to The Entrance! For more information go to the Chromefest web site.

Start Date:
27/10/2017 View more details

Firefly Magic

*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** 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, so it is suggested the evening be deemed an opportunity for a twilight stroll and chill out under the stars for dinner or an evening picnic.

Start Date:
01/11/2017 View more details

Melbourne Cup Race Day

The inaugural Star 104.5 Melbourne Cup Picnic Race Meeting will feature five live races, delicious hospitality packages, fashions on the field and live music. Fashions on the Field will take place immediately after Race Two. Hospitality packages are available along with full TAB and bookmaker services, betting will be available on both local races and ‘the race that stops the nation.’ Gates Open at 11am. First Race approximately 12pm. Last Race approximately 5pm.

Start Date:
07/11/2017 View more details

Park Feast - The PopUp

Park Feast, the food truck festival will be making its way to Gosford Waterfront this November 9 and 10 as a part of The Lakes Festival. Opening 4pm until 10pm each evening. Featuring a large range of popular food and dessert trucks, amusement rides and live music and entertainment across both evenings. The participating food trucks will be offering a variety of delicious choices and menus. From fall-off-the-bone smoky Barbecue meats and burgers to mouth-watering desserts. With over 15 trucks, there will be something to satisfy everyone’s taste buds. In addition, there will be a great range of amusement rides and jumping castles to entertain the kids as well as a fantastic line up of talent playing live music each night. Bring your family and friends along and kick back and relax and enjoy the beautiful water views whilst tasting your way around the best street food the Coast has on offer. Foodies, this is one feast you don’t want to miss. Park Feast at Gosford Waterfront is presented by Australian Boutique Markets as part of The Lakes Festival by Central Coast Council. Free entry and free on-site parking.

Start Date:
09/11/2017 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

Radical Reels Tour - Avoca Beach

Calling all adrenaline junkies: The Radical Reels Film Festival is back to set your pulse racing with nine of the world’s best action sport films. This year, the line-up showcases heart-stopping action filled with wild rides, long ski lines, steep jumps, and skilful stunts. Each action-packed short has been handpicked from more than 300 entries to the recent Banff Mountain Festival (the largest and most prestigious mountain-adventure festival in the world). These high-energy excerpts will take you to a place where your heart beats faster, adrenaline courses through your veins and the world whirls by at high speed. Featuring 10 awesome short films this is one night not to be missed.

Start Date:
10/11/2017 View more details

Central Coast Watercolour Society "Painting by the Lake"

The Central Coast Watercolour Society will again be hosting the popular ‘Painting by the Lake’ event as part of the ‘The Lakes Festival’ organised by Central Coast Council. The venue is Tuggerah Parade, Long Jetty, on the shore of the beautiful Tuggerah Lake, commencing at 9 am and finishing at 3 pm. On site refreshments of a Barbecue, Café Bar and drinks will be available. Last year many well-known artists, such as Peter Fennell, Noelene Millar, Rob Candy, Earl Hingston and Russell Austin attended the event and drew quite a crowd. At 2pm there will be a Charity Auction of paintings done on the day with works starting from just a few dollars with proceeds donated to local art orientated charitable organisations. Anyone wanting to try watercolours for the first time can avail themselves of artist quality painting materials the CCWS will make available on the day. ‘Painting by the Lake’ event funding is contributed to by the Central Coast Council and is part of ‘The Lakes Festival’.

Start Date:
11/11/2017 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

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

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

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

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

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 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 City Council New Years Eve Race Day

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

Start Date:
31/12/2017 View more details

Gosford Waterfront New Years Eve Festival

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

Start Date:
31/12/2017 View more details

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

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

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

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:
18/02/2018 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

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

Start Date:
08/03/2018 View more details

Opera in the Arboretum

Opera in the Arboretum is an open air festival of top Australian opera singers, held amongst the gum trees and kookaburras in the Pearl Beach Crommelin Native Arboretum. In 2018, Opera in the Arboretum will be held (subject to confirmation) on Saturday, March 24. Negotiations have commenced to contract the best available opera stars to entertain you. Details will be available later during 2017 and will be published here once confirmed. The event is an initiative of the Rotary Club of Woy Woy, providing a cultural event on the Central Coast showcasing the talents of some of Australia's most respected opera performers. All proceeds go to support designated Rotary recipients and projects and to other needy charities. Opera in the Arboretum is one of the Central Coast's premier cultural experiences attracting a huge number of patrons, with an intoxicating mix of opera and music. Tickets will be on sale from November 2017 – at that time please visit the website for newsletter registration and ticket information.

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

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

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

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 Roots 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

Shimano Mountain Bike Grand Prix Round Three: Ourimbah

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

Start Date:
08/07/2018 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