Regional Tourism Guide for theCentral Coast
New South Wales , Australia  
Bubble Time In Lord Ashley Lounge
Date Fri 5th Oct 2018 to Fri 27th Dec 2019
Friday afternoon drinks have never been classier thanks to Veuve Clicquot. Sparke your way into the weekend with cocktails, free popcorn and champagne while you dance the week away with our DJ playing everything from the 80's to now.
Wyong Community Choir
Date Tue 16th Oct 2018 to Tue 18th Dec 2018
Wyong locals, Travellers and Tourists welcome, join the choir for a night or longer, and make some musical memories. Their fully sponsored rehearsal venue at The Wyong Neighbourhood Centre, is a community space and Non-profit organization. The fully inclusive Wyong Community Choir will meet at the centre which has comfortable seating and a lovely acoustic hall for the choir to use.

The choir is led by local performer, comedian and arts director Sandy Bigara. Sandy is the conductor of the PVL Aged Choir in Umina, and the Gosford Community Choir in Gosford and runs Sandy Bigara Arts and Entertainment, and The StarViking.
There will be a focus on fun, the song list for 2018 is full to the brim with firm favourites.

Each session includes vocal training and development, motivating, welcoming and encouraging singers of all skill levels. Sandy’s focus is on providing positive, happy and safe musical learning experiences for adults and children on the Central Coast. The eagerly anticipated Wyong Community Choir is set to be a lot of fun. With thanks to Wyong Neighbourhood Centre Inc. for their generous assistance and sponsorship.
The Rat Pack From Vegas Wyong
Date Wed 17th Oct 2018
The Rat Pack from Vegas are back!

Robbie Howard, Alfredo Miller and Johnny Edwards perform as Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Junior and the King of Cool Dean Martin. The Rat Pack are back Down Under to inject their own brand of swing to Australian venues. These Kings of Swing are famously known for their swingin’ sounds and hilarious improvised comedy routines. Their six-piece swing group promises to deliver the sound, the comedy and the spontaneity that they made their own throughout the 60’s and 70’s.

Robbie embodies Frank at his musical best with his big band hits Come Fly With Me and New York New York; Alfredo recreates Sammy and his incredible singing talent with his rendition of Mr. Bo Jangles. Johnny channels Dean Martin at his relaxed best, crooning through Everybody Loves Somebody and That’s Amore.

Don’t miss this amazing musical and comedy experience.
That Place In Between
Date Fri 19th Oct 2018
Award winning local choreographer Cadi McCarthy brings this exciting new dance-theatre work to life, unravelling the emotional turbulence that rises from periods of transition. Where situations have arisen out of their control.

Based on a series of characters, That Place In Between looks at the games people play to cover insecurities, the facades people develop to conceal their real identity, and the masks and devices they use to deal with the tenuous world around them. Featuring an outstanding dance ensemble, Catapult will launch this new work this October.

McCarthy has a knack of capturing characteristic gestures that she strings together, like stills in a film, to create fascinating sequences” Dance Australia
The Great Gig In The Sky - Pink Floyd
Date Sat 20th Oct 2018
CCEntertainment will make a welcome return to the Central Coast and its debut visit to The Art House theatre in Wyong with the hugely popular 'The Great Gig In The Sky' - a celebration of Pink Floyd.

This brilliant homage concert features numerous gems from The Wall, Wish You Were Here and Dark Side Of The Moon showcased by some exceptional guest vocalists including Hugh Wilson (Lenny Kravitz band), Mitch Anderson (The Voice), Mark DaCosta (Aust Idol), Susannah Mirana and Carmel Mesiti (Doug Parkinson Band).

Inimitable creative director Joseph Calderazzo (Jenny Morris band) will fine-tune a superb eight-piece band that including, Nick Meredith (guitars), Casper Tromp (keys), Fenix Martinez (keys) and Bennet Livingston (drums).

With a reputation for breathtaking moments and stunning interpretations this show has sold out in Sydney venues since 2003 and is simply unmissable, so don't wish you were there, book now!
The Street Poets
Date Sat 20th Oct 2018
What does it sound like when the next generation speak up about what truly matters?

The Street Poets is a group of inspiring young artists who are choosing to speak out about some of the important issues in society.

These 10 poets will leave you in awe as they communicate from the heart. The show will incorporate music, poetry, lighting and dramatisation that will keep you on the edge of your seat and leave you wanting more.

The poets include, Andrew Cox, Samm Tracy, Imke Bester, Brittany Rampage, Roje Ndayambaje, Olivia Wolfe, Rachael Williams, Marissa Niven, Brayden Chou-lee, and Dylan Nuan. They will also have some talented musicians join them including Jennifer Hakin and Rohan Parry.

Join them on October 20 for an amazing night!
Wyong Fairtrade Fair
Date Sat 20th Oct 2018
Fairtrade stallholders from across NSW gather undercover in a free community event. A wide range of gifts, homewares, jewellery, toys, and fashion are available from around the world that empowers workers in developing countries with fair wages and conditions.

Includes music, hot food, coffee, cake stall and plenty of parking.

Empire Bay Village Fair
Date Sat 20th Oct 2018
A village fair highlighting local produce, crafts and entertainment. Funds raised on the day will support local charities and community groups.
There'll be entertainment for young and old alike with plenty of stalls to browse!
Community Fair Empire Bay
Date Sat 20th Oct 2018
The Empire Bay Progress Association is getting ready for the annual Village Fair to raise funds for various local community groups. All of the favourites will be there, along with homemade cakes and jams raising funds for Bluewave Living Auxiliary which is a local not-for-profit offering residential aged care services.

The fresh local oysters that Empire Bay is known for will be available for Central Coast seafood lovers. There will be a barbecue running all day courtesy of the local fishing club and for those with a love of local produce, Empire Bay honey is a must buy!

See Eventfinda for more information.
King Tide Gosford
Date Sat 20th Oct 2018
ARIA Award-nominees King Tide are Australia's' premier original Rock Steady Reggae gut soul band. King Tide have appeared at just about every major music festival in the country, released a high charting compilation album, leased tracks and albums in the UK and Japan and been one of the most played rock steady reggae got soul bands on Australian radio.

With appearances at festivals as wide and varied as Sydney Festival Opening Night, Womadalaide, Ragamuffin Festival, The Great Escape, Peats Ridge Festival, Wave Rock Weekender, Coast Fest, Playground Weekender, Reggaetown, Island Vibes Festival, Sub Sonic Festival, Mullum Music Fest, Wollombi Music Fest, Rainbow Serpent Festival, and Reggaefest in Ballina with and as the backing band for Jamaican studio one legend Stranger Cole.

See Eventfinda for more information.
Davistown Putt Putt Regatta and Wooden Boat Festival
Date Sun 21st Oct 2018 to Sun 20th Oct 2019
You are invited to be part of the Davistown Putt Putt Regatta and Wooden Boat Festival.

What was started by Brisbane Water Marine Watch as a great boating revival for Putt-Putt boat owners, has grown into a popular and entertaining day for all the family to enjoy.

The Putt Putt appeals to wooden boat enthusiasts as well as owner/skippers who come from local and distant places. The beautiful foreshore keeps families returning each year to see the boats and enjoy all of the on shore activities.

The Davistown Putt Putt Regatta and Wooden Boat Festival is not only a great event but also an opportunity for the people to celebrate the Central Coast, Australia and the culture that is a part of our history, heritage and local character.

Come along for a fun-filled family day with spectacular on-water activities on display as well as almost 100 food and general stalls.

Davistown Putt Regatta and Wooden Boat Festival
Date Sun 21st Oct 2018
The Davistown Putt Putt Regatta and Wooden Boat Festival is a great event and also an opportunity for the people to celebrate the Central Coast and the culture that is a part of history, heritage and local character.

Many putt-putt boats are still in use on Brisbane Water today. Putt-putt boats usually range in length from 14-18 feet and are powered by either single or twin cylinder two to 10 hp Blaxland/Chapman, Simplex or Clay inboard petrol driven engines all of which make the very familiar putt-putt exhaust sound. Boats today will also often be powered by small one or two cylinder diesel engines.

The Regatta is now one of the principal events on the Gosford City calendar. The Davistown Putt Putt Regatta and Wooden Boat Festival attracts a huge amount of quality putt putts travelling from as far as Queensland and the ACT.

They also look to provide a family focussed day where the local community and visitors can have an enjoyable day in a safe and family friendly environment. The Regatta has the reputation of being the largest event of its kind on the eastern seaboard.
Bateau Bay Brickfest - A Lego Fan event
Date Sun 21st Oct 2018
Rainbow Bricks are excited to announce the first Bateau Bay Brickfest.
There will be exhibitors from the Central Coast, Newcastle and Hunter Valley areas bringing their amazing creations for you to enjoy.

They will have their always popular Rainbow Bricks city layout including working trains and trams and lots of other lights and movement.

As always they will have the build area for the kids to build something after being inspired by the creations on display.
Eireborne - The Rebirth of Irish Dance
Date Thu 25th Oct 2018
Eireborne is a tribute to Ireland’s contribution to the world of music and dance. More than an Irish dance show, Eireborne is a theatrical experience like nothing you’ve seen before.

The best Irish dancers in the world perform live with a band to a soundtrack comprised purely of the greatest Irish hits from artists such as U2, Van Morrison, Hozier, The Script, Ronan Keating, Enya and many more.

Eireborne showcases the extraordinary talent of music and dance that has come from a country of fewer than five million people.

At O’Hennessy’s pub, the barman, played by Adrian Espulso of X-Factor and Channel Ten’s I Will Survive fame, welcomes the audience to a traditional ceilidh night where his rocking band perform both traditional and modern world-wide hits. Dancers from international Irish shows such as Riverdance and Lord Of The Dance kick up their heels performing traditional and modern Irish dance as well as ballroom and tap dance.
MIBA Central Coast: Jules Pahor talk on The Emotional Frontier
Date Thu 25th Oct 2018
All visiting and local Mums who are in business, are welcome. Come and experience the stylish Erina Leagues Club, and their dining experience, while taking part in a strategic networking event: run by Mothers, for Mothers. Children are welcome.

Their Mum's In Business Association guest speaker this month is Jules Pahor, a local Bioenergetic Health Expert from Kincumber, who uses the NES System along with MiHealth, to help people reach their peak in mental, physical and spiritual health. This looks set to be a very informative and interesting talk, and all visitors are welcome to join them for lunch after the talk.
Date Fri 26th Oct 2018 to Sun 28th Oct 2018
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.

Songs and Stories of Sydney's Piano Man
Date Fri 26th Oct 2018
Join them for The Songs and stories of Sydney’s famous Piano Man, John Watson, as he brings to life the stories and songs across his flamboyant and much awarded career.

John’s performances include songs by Elton John, Billy Joel, Peter Allen, Van Morrison, John Lennon and many more. He has been the entertainer of choice for some of Sydney’s most elite and interesting people including having performed at private parties of Alan Jones, Brett Lee, Glen McGrath, Lang Walker, Craig Laundy, and Angela Bishop.

Possibly the most impressive pedigree is John’s 35 year continuous residency at the Minskys bar in Sydney—imagine being so good that you are booked for every Friday 35 years in a row! Imagine the stories he can tell!

Two ACE Awards for Best Solo Piano Vocalist

You will sing and dance all night long from start to finish of the night!
Ragnar Trail Glenworth Valley
Date Sat 27th Oct 2018 to Sun 28th Oct 2018
Ragnar Trail, is a one-of-a-kind overnight relay race for teams of eight friends (or four ultra-running friends). Teammates alternate running three uniquely beautiful trail loops until each person has completed the three trails which total approximately 24 kilometres.

When you're not soaking up Mother Nature on the trails, you'll be camping overnight at Ragnar Village where you can expect food, s'mores, bonfires, entertainment and a nonstop festival atmosphere. The goal of Ragnar is to conquer something hard while playing even harder.

So gather seven up-for-anything friends and pack your running shoes, tent, twinkle lights and maybe even a tutu and find your inner Wild at the Ragnar Trail Glenworth Valley.

Located at Glenworth Valley, a one hour drive north of Sydney CBD, Ragnarians will find a gorgeous 3000+ acre wilderness property. This venue features wooded trails perfect for running and plush grass great for camping as teams experience the magic of Ragnar Village.

Teams run relay-style on green, yellow, and red loops as they meander through the forest past rivers, streams and ponds. At night as the sun sets, the celebration comes alive under a bed of stars where you will enjoy campfires, s'mores, movies and a party atmosphere.
Abba-Solutely Fabulous
Date Sat 27th Oct 2018
Rhonda Burchmore and Lara Mulcahy present their hilarious new concert, Abba-Solutely Fabulous. They’ll have audiences dancing in the aisles as they sing their way through ABBA’s hits.

Dancing Queen, Waterloo, Mamma Mia , Take a Chance , Ring Ring, Money Money Money, Fernando and more, it’s the ultimate party night out!

Bouddi Coastal Trail Run
Date Sat 27th Oct 2018
A spectacular 14 kilometre and 21 kilometre trail run through the Bouddi National Park, only 1.5 hours North of Sydney CBD. The course takes in the sites of Putty Beach, Gerrin Point, Maitland Bay, Bouddi and Bombi Point. With cliff top views of the unique Marine Park and natural beauty of this area, it's one not to be missed.
October Five Lands Experience featuring Ben Connor
Date Sun 28th Oct 2018
The Five Lands Experience is back once more for October! The Five Lands Experience is a regular monthly community event. Beginning with a community drum circle, at 5pm, all ages and levels encouraged. Bring your own drum or have a go with theirs!

See Eventfinda for more information.
The Gruffalo's Child
Date Mon 29th Oct 2018 to Tue 30th Oct 2018
The Gruffalo said that no gruffalo should, Ever set foot in the deep dark wood…

If you loved The Gruffalo, don't miss the sequel, which returns following previous sellout Australian tours – now in a new West End production! Join the Gruffalo’s Child on her adventurous mission in this magical musical adaptation of the much-loved picture book.

One wild and windy night the Gruffalo’s Child ignores her father’s warnings about the Big Bad Mouse and tiptoes out into the deep dark wood. After all, the Big Bad Mouse doesn’t really exist... does he?

The team behind The Gruffalo, Room on the Broom and The 13-, 26-, 52- and 78-Storey Treehouses return with The Gruffalo's Child, bringing together physical theatre, music and puppetry to deliver songs, laughs and scary fun for children aged three and up, and their adults.
Firefly Magic
Date Thu 1st Nov 2018 to Mon 31st Dec 2018
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.
Circus Rio Central Coast
Date Thu 1st Nov 2018 to Sun 11th Nov 2018
Circus Rio at the Dam Hotel from November 1 to 11! Be amazed as the incredible performers of Circus Rio take the whole family on a journey around the world, beginning at the famous Carnival of Rio de Janeiro!

You'll be left speechless by FMX Motorbikes as they somersault over the stage - daring to go where no circus has dared to go before. Feel inspired to reach greater heights as the tightrope walkers skip and run across the thin suspended wire. The all-new flying trapeze team will have the kids on the edge of their seats, whilst circus classics like juggling, acrobatics and rolla bolla will take adults back to their childhood days.

Circus Rio is a fun and inspiring experience under the Big Top for all the family.
Hawksley Workman
Date Sat 3rd Nov 2018
Code One presents Hawksley Workman.

Hawksley Workman is a two-time Juno Award-winning singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. A staple of the Canadian music and arts scene for over 20 years, Workman boasts a catalogue of 16 releases, showcasing his now signature blend of anthemic folk and show-stopping vocals.

Hawksley’s touring career has seen him play over a thousand shows worldwide. He’s headlined prestigious venues like Massey Hall in Toronto and The Olympia in Paris, and opened for heroes Morrissey, David Bowie, and The Cure.

As a producer, his fingerprints grace releases by Juno and Polaris Prize nominees and winners like Tegan and Sara, Sarah Slean, Serena Ryder, Hey Rosetta, and Great Big Sea. He’s also penned melodies with a myriad of artists, from Oscar award winning Marion Cotillard (La Vie en Rose, Inception) to the late French rock icon Johnny Hallyday.

See Eventfinda for more information.
Central Coast Scottish Spectacular: Concert
Date Sat 3rd Nov 2018
Whet your appetite for the Central Coast Scottish Spectacular with a concert experience showcasing World renowned piper and BBC commentator Bob Worrall, The Canberra Burns Club Pipe Band, The Governor Macquarie Memorial Pipe Band, and Highland and Scottish Country Dancers.

About the performers:

They are very proud to welcome Bob Worrall as their special guest judge at the Central Coast Scottish Spectacular 2018. He is well known around the globe as a piper, judge, ensemble expert, and BBC commentator for the World Pipe Band Championships.

The Canberra Burns Club Pipe Band has been representing Scottish culture in Canberra since 1928 and have since gone on to play all around the world.

Founded in 1977, the Governor Macquarie Memorial Pipe Band was originally known as the Windsor and District Scottish Pipe Band, and then the Hawkesbury Nepean Valley Pipe and as such they competed and performed both locally and internationally.

The Hawkesbury area is well linked with Governor Lachlan Macquarie, who is also known as the "father of Australia". So in 2017 a new tartan was chosen, the 1815 muted Macquarie and the name change to the Governor Macquarie Memorial Pipe Band.
Central Coast Scottish Spectacular
Date Sun 4th Nov 2018
This Scottish Highland Gathering will be held at The Entertainment Grounds, Gosford on the first Sunday of November and will feature the NSW Pipe Band State Championships, and the Central Coast Scottish National Dancing Titles.

It is being presented by The Central Coast Scots, in conjunction with City of Gosford Pipe Band, Pipe Bands NSW, Central Coast Highland Dancing Incorporated, and the Gosford Scottish Country Dancers. The day will also include pipe bands displays, kids' amusement rides, market stalls and food trucks (with an emphasis on local and/or Scottish vendors).

There will also be a display of traditional Scottish "Strongman" events such as the caber toss, as well as the opportunity for the general public to participate in events such as the kilted dash and Scottish country dancing. Representatives from a number of Scottish Clans will be in attendance at the Scottish Spectacular, and visitors will be able to visit the clan stalls to find out more about their Scottish heritage.

It will be a great day out for the whole family.
The Rat Pack From Vegas Ettalong Beach
Date Sun 4th Nov 2018
The Rat Pack from Vegas are back!

Robbie Howard, Alfredo Miller and Johnny Edwards perform as Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jnr and the King of Cool Dean Martin. The Rat Pack are back Down Under to inject their own brand of swing to Australian venues. These Kings of Swing are famously known for their swingin’ sounds and hilarious improvised comedy routines. Their six-piece swing group promises to deliver the sound, the comedy and the spontaneity that they made their own throughout the â€㰀s and â€㰊s.

Robbie embodies Frank at his musical best with his big band hits Come Fly With Me and New York New York; Alfredo recreates Sammy and his incredible singing talent with his rendition of Mr. Bo Jangles. Johnny channels Dean Martin at his relaxed best, crooning through Everybody Loves Somebody and That’s Amore.

Don’t miss this amazing musical and comedy experience.
Seasalt's Sunday Long Lunch - Nose to Tail Pork Feast
Date Sun 4th Nov 2018 to Sat 1st Dec 2018
What could be better than roast pork on a Sunday? A Sunday Long Lunch that appreciates every aspect of the pig.

The Seasalt’s Sunday Long Lunch Series commences with a Nose to Tail Pork Feast.

When you taste the pork, you will taste the difference of the Bundarra Berkshire’s free range pork. Known for raising happy and yummy pigs, who have been raised ethically with respect to their pigness and is how pork should really taste.

The five course menu, carefully curated by award winning Executive Sous Chef Dana Chantler can only be described as inspired.
Melbourne Cup by the Sea
Date Tue 6th Nov 2018
Revel in the excitement of Australia’s premier horse race with a glamorous luncheon event at Crowne Plaza Terrigal Pacific.

It promises to be a grand day of entertainment with delicious food and great company. Indulge in canapés around the pool deck to kick things off, lunch and dessert overlooking the ocean views in Seasalt Restaurant before the big race.

Guests will also enjoy race day sweepstakes, lucky door prizes and a front row seat to ‘the race that stops a nation’ broadcast live on the large screens.

AUD1 from every ticket sold to this event will be donated to IHG Foundation.
Star 104.5 Melbourne Cup Picnic Race Day
Date Tue 6th Nov 2018
Come along to another fantastic day for the Star 104.5 Melbourne Cup Picnic Race Day.

After such a successful event in 2017, The Entertainment Grounds are pleased to announce that they will be partnered with Star 104.5 to host this event again in 2018!

Featuring five live picnic races, delicious hospitality packages, Lendlease Erina Fair Fashions on the Field, Milk and Honey Beauty Bar, live music by Jellyfish, the Lauren Alyce Flower Fascinator Pop Up Stall and all of the action from Flemington on the multiple screens at The Entertainment Grounds. Full TAB and bookmaker services will be available on both local races and ‘the race that stops the nation.’

Gates Open at 11am
First Race approximately 12:30pm

A free shuttle bus service will run all day from Stand 6 at Gosford Station from 11am until 5pm to The Entertainment Grounds.

Wyong Lakes Festival
Date Fri 9th Nov 2018 to Sun 18th Nov 2018
The beautiful Tuggerah Lakes area will be taken over by more than 30 free events when the award winning Wyong Lakes Festival makes a big second year splash during November.

The nine day Festival is supported by Central Coast Council and will feature a program of sporting, family, cultural, educational, art and live music events on and surrounding the Tuggerah Lakes catchment area.

Celebrations will be focused around the six key event hubs of Memorial Park, The Entrance; Picnic Point; The Entrance, McKenzie Reserve at Budgewoi and the foreshores of Canton Beach at Toukley, Colongra Bay at Lake Munmorah and Long Jetty.

The opening weekend will feature a spectacular evening concert, free brunch by the lake, Colour Ya World, Triathlon plus much more. During the week there will be a range of education and community events, outdoor movie, and live bands event culminating in the closing weekend with an outdoor family event, outdoor cinema, folk festival, water obstacle course and street festival.

Lands of the Curry Leaf with Peter Kuruvita
Date Sat 10th Nov 2018
Join Peter Kuruvita in celebrating the launch of his new cookbook ‘Lands of the Curry Leaf’, a flavour-filled vegetarian journey through the subcontinent and beyond, from Bhutan, Nepal and Afghanistan to India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. Experience a five course degustation of Peter’s personal favourites, spiced with the flavours of his life and travels that reflect the diversity of the regions.

The Lands of the Curry Leaf dinner offers a five course vegetarian feast, with each course accentuating the unique flavours of a region of the subcontinent. Your host, Peter Kuruvita will take you on a culinary journey, exploring the plant-based flavours of each region whilst sharing the stories and history of the flavours and his travel experiences.
The Ritz Dance Company Presents - Make it Rain
Date Sun 11th Nov 2018
Money, Money Money! It’s so funny in a rich man's world!
Come join the RDC team as they present to you their 2018 Performance ‘Make it Rain’.

This captivating show has been inspired by all soundtracks relating to the currency of the world!

This show is not to be missed! Get your tickets now!
Brisbane Water Oyster Festival
Date Sun 11th Nov 2018
The Brisbane Water Oyster Festival is back for its 18th year! Join us at our new site in and around The Galleria (also known as The Ettalong Markets) at Schnapper Road in Ettalong, for what will be a superb day out for the whole family!

The day includes fine wine from their neighbours in the Hunter Valley, craft beer from the local Six String Brewery and food from around the world. There are also over 50 retail stalls to peruse whilst listening to a full program of live, on stage entertainment, and of course the iconic Oyster Eating Competition with oysters provided by Rockin’ Oysters!
Brassed Off
Date Fri 16th Nov 2018 to Sat 24th Nov 2018
Brassed Off was a successful comedy/drama film starring Peter Postlethwaite and Ewan McGregor. Adapted for the stage and incorporating a full brass band, Wyong Drama Group present The Australasian Premiere (Professional or Amateur) of the stage play.

The story of the coal-mine closures and the family struggles, against the major issue: "can the Grimley Brass Band make the finals at the Albert Hall?" Featuring the Tuggerah Lakes Brass Band and local actors, this will be a great night out - and will send you home with a tear in your eye and a smile on your face.
Wyee Round Up
Date Fri 23rd Nov 2018
The Wyee Round Up was a huge success in 2016 with over 2000 attendees. You can check out their Facebook page which has photos and videos of the what happened on the day.

They are only in the early stages and plan to have similar activities and entertainment. This is what they have in the pipeline:
Carnival Rides for all ages (Pavier Family Amusements) Unlimited Ride Wristbands
Superheroes appearance..who will it be this year?
Market Stalls (over 50 stalls)
Gourmet Food
Petting Farm
Live Entertainment
Fundraising games and activities
Silent Auction

Wyee Public School is a small school with little opportunity to improve the resources available to the children.

The funds raised by this event will go towards improving facilities at the school, teaching aids and equipment used by the students.
Twas the Month before Christmas Raceday
Date Sat 24th Nov 2018
Join them for your pre-Christmas celebrations! Featuring live racing, live music, free kids entertainment, delicious hospitality packages, the VIP Canadian Club Summer Series Launch Party and much more.

Children under 17 are free when accompanied by an adult.
Total Recall – That 80's Show
Date Fri 30th Nov 2018
Total Recall is a 100 per cent live, 1980's retro show playing the best sing-a-long dance music from the eighties. An era when music had melody, form and fantastic hair! Do you remember your Year 10 school disco? That's your soundtrack!

Total Recall will transcend you to a time and place when you were younger and life was easier, through a celebration of the polished, sophisticated sounds of the 1980's. When melody, sax solos, over-the-top production values, shoulder pads, pastels and blow wave mullets were important.

They will travel back in time to experience the authentic sounds of this carefree decade, with a bunch of authentic musicians with influences and skills honed first hand—in the actual 80's.

The best end of year party dress up party! Bring the office, bring the day glo, fluff up the hair and lets party party party!
JPY and The All-Star Band: The Vanda and Young Songbook: Ettalong Beach
Date Sat 1st Dec 2018
'Friday on My Mind', 'Falling in Love Again', 'Evie', 'Hey St Peter', 'Down Among the Dead Men', 'Love Is In The Air', 'St Louis', 'Pasadena', 'The Love Game', 'Silver Shoes', 'Birmingham', 'Keep On Smilin’', 'The Day That My Heart Caught Fire', 'Standing In The Rain', 'Walking In The Rain', 'I Wanna Do It With You', 'Where The Action Is', 'I Hate The Music', 'Yesterday’s Hero', 'It’s a Long Way To The Top' all written by two of the most extraordinary songwriters of this time: Harry Vanda and George Young; and John Paul Young was at the heart of their hit making era.

John Paul Young and The Allstar Band The Vanda and Young Songbook is a concert celebrating this incredible song-writing duos creations; The songs that gave Australia it’s unique soundtrack during the 60’s 70’s and the 80’s and still to this day.

See Eventfinda for more information.
The Christmas Fair Central Coast
Date Sun 2nd Dec 2018
The Central Coast's favourite Christmas event returns to the beautiful waterside tranquil location of Mount Penang Gardens and Event Park Kariong.

The event now enters it 11th stellar year and you can enjoy the Central Coast's largest gold coin entry outdoor Christmas shopping experience on the water in a relaxing environment with plenty of free parking. Free live music all day, kids zones, rides, licensed bars and more, there simply is no other event of its kind on the Central Coast and 10,000+ attend each year,

The event features over 180+ hand-picked, high-quality local arts and crafts stalls, international food zones, local businesses, shopping promotions, fresh seasonal produce areas, puddings, cakes, wines and providores. Santa will be there too and you can take photos with him on the water and also there is a huge free kids zone with circus games, Xmas workshops, puppet shows, face painting, magicians and so much more.

Parking is free all day and gold coin entry at door and best and easiest entry is through Kangoo Road only.

You can park easily and take all your goodies home with you and there is designated disabled parking areas and traffic team onsite to assist you.

Outlaw Opera
Date Fri 7th Dec 2018 to Fri 14th Dec 2018
Outlaw Opera is set to launch with this thrilling concert series at the Avoca Beach Theatre, December 7 and 14, 7:30pm.

Australia's finest opera singers will stun you in a staged program of the grittiest, sexiest and most exciting scenes in opera.

Featuring scenes of action, intrigue, murder, and romance, it's exactly what you would see in a movie theatre, but it's live and unfolding before your eyes. It’s an exhilarating experience that will change the way you think about opera.

The project is the brain child of New York opera singer and vocal coach, Christina Henson, a Julliard graduate, whose students have gone on to sing at the Metropolitan Opera in New York, La Scala in Milan, and Opera Australia, just to name a few.

So good, it should be illegal.

Tickets are on sale now!
The Italian Tenors Ettalong Beach
Date Sun 9th Dec 2018
Direct from Italy, the Italian Tenors are three of Europe’s most successful operatic tenors who have become a worldwide pop-opera phenomenon. Fabio La Mattina, Sabino Gaita and Evans Tonon toured Australia in 2016 on their inaugural tour which saw the group play to sell out performances Australia-wide.

The Italian Tenors signed to Universal Records, combine their classical roots with Neapolitan songs and their own blend of Italian pop which is not only evident on their self titled album but is sung with the flair and virtuosity that is uniquely the Italian Tenors.

Their encore Australian tour promises all the Italian charm and vocal power of their recently sold out European tour. Together with their live band, the evening promises to be an incredible musical montage of vocal passion and entertainment excellence.
A Taste Of Irish Christmas Gosford
Date Sun 9th Dec 2018
‘A Taste of Irish Christmas’ hits the stage this December featuring stars directly from London’s West End. Witness the World Champions of Irish dance take to the stage for a magical night of tunes, taps and tradition! Immerse yourself in an authentic Celtic experience by laughing, clapping and singing along to the story of two star crossed lovers that dance beneath the mistletoe.

‘A Taste of Irish Christmas’ transports the audience to a time and place where music and dance are the cornerstones of celebration. The tale of the World’s most loved nation will come alive in one unforgettable live performance.

Featuring an unparalleled cast of World, All Ireland and National Champion Irish dancers, alongside some of the most sought after traditional musicians from around the globe, ‘A Taste of Irish Christmas’ brings the Celtic Christmas traditions Down Under.

The performance is live and sets itself apart from anything that has been or will in the performing arts realm. Irish accordion, fiddle, mandolin and banjo perfectly compliment unsurpassed vocals that offer a unique interpretation on family favourite Christmas carols and tunes.
Terrigal’s Biggest Christmas Party
Date Fri 14th Dec 2018
Bring your office to the party and celebrate Christmas with the rest of the Central Coast at their Gala Night.

If you have a small business but want a big party (or just don’t want the hassle of planning the office Christmas party), join them for the biggest Christmas party in Terrigal.

Their Gala Night theme will get everyone in the mood for a great night of celebrating. They’ve booked one of the Coast’s favourite covers bands ‘JellyFish’, created a fabulous seafood buffet menu and are including a four hour drinks package to take any hassle out of planning a party to remember.

Perfect for an end of year celebration for small businesses or groups of friends. Book your own table with as few or as many guests as you like.
Christmas Party Picnic Race Day
Date Sat 15th Dec 2018
Featuring five live picnic races, delicious hospitality packages, live music, kids entertainment plus a visit from Santa Claus!
Full Race Day or Single Race Sponsorship Available.

Children under 17 are free when accompanied by an adult.
John Denver Celebration Concert
Date Wed 19th Dec 2018
Metropolis Touring and John Denver’s Estate Presents John Denver Celebration Concert.

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

Timeless masterpieces including “Take Me Home Country Roads”, “Rocky Mountain High”, “Leaving on a Jet Plane”, “Sunshine On My Shoulders”, “Annie’s Song”, “Thank God I’m A Country Boy” and more will feature on the night, through stunning visuals and authentic performances.
The Italian Tenors
Date Thu 20th Dec 2018
Direct from Italy, the Italian Tenors are three of Europe’s most successful operatic tenors who have become a worldwide pop-opera phenomenon. Fabio La Mattina, Sabino Gaita and Evans Tonon toured Australia in 2016 on their inaugural tour which saw the group play to sell out performances Australia wide. The Italian Tenors signed to Universal Records, combine their classical roots with Neapolitan songs and their own blend of Italian pop which is not only evident on their self titled album but is sung with the flair and virtuosity that is uniquely the Italian Tenors.

Their encore Australian tour promises all the Italian charm and vocal power of their recently sold out European tour. Together with their live band, the evening promises to be an incredible musical montage of vocal passion and entertainment excellence.
Carols by Candlelight by The Entrance
Date Mon 24th Dec 2018
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.
Christmas Day Breakfast in Florida Beach Bar
Date Tue 25th Dec 2018
Start your Christmas Day the merry way with a delicious buffet breakfast at the Central Coast’s favourite beer garden, the Florida Beach Bar.

Eat, drink and be merry at the Florida Beach Bar this Christmas. Sit back, take in the ocean breeze, and enjoy a delicious buffet of breakfast favourites with a barista coffee.

Their buffet breakfast offers a range of hot and cold options including scrambled, fried and cocotte eggs, fresh squeezed juices, pastries, cereal, fluffy pancakes and much more.

At this casual Christmas day celebration, seating is not allocated and you will be free to sit where you choose. They recommend arriving early to secure your table.
Lost Paradise Festival
Date Fri 28th Dec 2018 to Tue 1st Jan 2019
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.
Gosford RSL Belle of the Turf Ladies Day
Date Fri 28th Dec 2018
Featuring live racing including the Group Three Belle of the Turf, Listed Gosford Guineas and Class Three Cusick Prelude, delicious hospitality packages, live music, kids entertainment and the Ladies Day Summer Soirée Marquee event!

Single Race Sponsorship Available!

Children under 17 are free when accompanied by an adult.

Contact them today to make a booking.
New Years Eve Celebrations The Entrance
Date Mon 31st Dec 2018
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.
New Years Eve Family Raceday
Date Mon 31st Dec 2018
Featuring live racing action, delicious hospitality, live entertainment and plenty of entertainment for the kids - a great day out for the whole family!

It’s the last race meeting for the year and one of the biggest events on the local calendar. Featuring live racing action, live entertainment and plenty of entertainment for the kids.

Children under 17 are free when accompanied by an adult.

Please note: free parking on the infield car park. It will open at 11.30am and will close at 7.30pm. Any cars still in the car park after 7.30pm can be picked up on Monday morning from 8.30am – 12.30pm.
In The Heights
Date Thu 10th Jan 2019 to Sat 12th Jan 2019
It's The all-star musical to see in Sydney this summer, and it's coming for an exclusive premiere season to the Central Coast!

From America’s hottest new musical mastermind, Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hamilton, Moana) comes the quadruple Tony Award winning, salsa-fuelled musical about a vibrant community in Washington Heights (NYC).

Following a sold out, critically acclaimed season at Hayes Theatre Co in 2018, this salsa-fuelled contemporary musical returns to Sydney for a strictly limited season this summer. Get ready to be on your feet, as the intoxicating salsa vibes from the live Latino-band will have you dancing all night long.
Chalk the Walk
Date Thu 17th Jan 2019 to Sun 20th Jan 2019
The Chalk the Walk Festival during October School Holidays is a free four day pavement painting event. Waterfront Plaza will turn into a museum of chalk art and there are opportunities for everyone to get involved. Local artists can register and create their own chalk art masterpieces or contribute to a group artwork, kids can create their own artwork, interactive opportunities and much more!
Gosford Quarries Gosford Gold Cup Raceday
Date Thu 17th Jan 2019
Join them for the final event of the Tooheys Central Coast Carnival and Summer Series. Featuring the Listed Gosford Gold Cup, Listed Takeover Target and Class Three Cusick Prelude as well as delicious hospitality, live music, activities and more, it is sure to be an exciting day of racing!

Gates open at 12 noon / First race approximately 12.30pm
Gosford Cinema Under the Stars
Date Sat 19th Jan 2019
Newcastle Permanent's Cinema Under the Stars is Australia's largest free outdoor cinema program and is returning to Gosford!

The event kicks off at 5.30pm with a fantastic line-up of family friendly entertainment and activities before the blockbuster movie The Greatest Showman screens at sundown.

So pack your picnic, gather your tribe and join them for a free evening under the stars!
Australia Day at Woy Woy
Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
Come celebrate Australia Day at Woy Woy from 2pm - 9pm along the amazing Brisbane Water's edge. There will be loads of free interactive activities and entertainment for all ages to enjoy.

So grab your thongs, your zinc and your bucket hats and come and enjoy live entertainment, great food, lantern parades, jet planes and of course the amazing fireworks display!!

You do not want to miss out on this patriotic, fun filled community event!
Australia Day Celebrations The Entrance
Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
Celebrate Australia Day by the water with a stunning ocean backdrop at the Entrance.

There is something for everyone. Enjoy an amazing musical line up on the main stage, the kids can splash around in the water park or enjoy amusement rides and activities and this year we are bringing an exciting ‘lawn game zone’ for the whole family to enjoy!

The event will finish off at with a 9pm fireworks spectacular over the water.

Not to be missed!
Senior Moments
Date Sat 2nd Feb 2019
John Wood, Benita Collings and Max Gillies are having some Senior Moments, with Geoff Harvey on piano, in this senior theatrical sensation.

Senior Moments is a comedy revue with a deliciously funny and fresh collection of comic sketches and songs performed by a cast who are old enough to know better.

Gold Logie winner John Wood (Blue Heelers, Rafferty’s Rules), Play School icon Benita Collings, master satirist Max Gillies (The Gillies Report) with former Channel 9 Midday maestro Geoff Harvey on piano, all combine to deliver a somewhat silly show for otherwise sensible seniors.

Senior Moments: a seriously funny revue for slightly old people. (That’s you. Be honest.)

Hurry, book now, before you forget!

“A fabulous, fun-filled 90 minutes…” – The Blurb Magazine
Love Lanes Festival
Date Sat 9th Feb 2019
Three laneways, three music stages ~ Food Trucks ~ Bar Area ~ Stalls ~ Art Display ~ Roving Entertainment ~ Buskers ~ Circus Performances plus much more.
The Australian Tenors: I Am Australian Tour
Date Sun 10th Feb 2019
The Australian Tenors versatility spans all genres of the classical tenor repertoire. Audiences are thrilled by the ever popular classical arias from the best known Operas, traditional Neapolitan songs such as O Sole Mio, Funiculi Funicular, and popular tenor tunes from the hit music theatre productions such as Tonight from West Side Story, Bring Him Home, This Is The Moment, and beautiful duets including, The Prayer, Time to Say Goodbye and the Tenor trademark aria, Nessun Dorma.

Five of the best tenor voices in Australia bring romance and excitement along with warmth and humour to their performances.

Their vocal artistry and powerful stage presence and their ability to connect with an audience is the trade mark of their worldwide success.
Mountain Sounds Festival
Date Fri 15th Feb 2019 to Sat 16th Feb 2019
    Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***

    The Mountain Sounds Festival is a boutique and sustainable event product of Australian music, art, and culture located on the Central Coast of New South Wales. Alongside the aim of creating a contemporary event, a significant emphasis will be on showcasing the Central Coast as a tourist destination by involving and promoting the local community and businesses.

    The rare mix of coastal, country and urban environments within the region will contribute to the unique festival experience and will undoubtedly position the event in a different part of the market. The site also features the Mount Penang Gardens; eight hectares of modern landscapes and waterways that highlight Australian native flora and fauna which further emphasises the distinctive festival location.

    Please visit the website for more details. This is an over 18 only event.
The Kings of Country Rock Tour
Date Sat 16th Feb 2019
This two-hour stage spectacular captures the sounds and excitement of Americas country rock Icons.

Part one of the highly acclaimed show takes the audience on a musical journey of The Eagles– the highest-selling American band in U.S.

Masterpieces such as:“Take It Easy”, “Witchy Woman”, “Already Gone”, “One of These Nights”.

Part two of the show kicks into overdrive, featuring the chart topping sounds of San Francisco’s favourite sons- Creedence Clearwater Revival- With more than 26 million album sales in the U.S. alone, it was CCR’s take of Dale Hawkins’ rockabilly classic “Suzie Q” that set an irrepressible force in motion and making the band a platinum household name.

The Kings of Country Rock Tour is much more than a concert, it’s the ultimate rock experience.

So get aboard proud Mary, as they set sail down the dark desert highway of the 1970’s featuring the platinum hits of The Eagles and Creedence Clearwater Revivals.
James Reyne: A Crawl To Now
Date Sat 23rd Feb 2019
A Crawl to Now is a 90-minute live show featuring songs selected from over twenty albums representing an extensive catalogue.

Showcasing a broad selection of Australian Crawl tracks plus songs from his time with Company Of Strangers and his solo hits, the acoustic trio of James with Tracy and Brett Kingman, pays homage to an exceptional body of work.

Join James Reyne and his guitarist for an unforgettable acoustic celebration of his career, A Crawl to Now.
Girrakool Blues Festival and Barbecue 2019
Date Fri 1st Mar 2019 to Sun 3rd Mar 2019
Where blues, barbecue and culture meet ... on the Central Coast in New South Wales.

The 4th Girrakool Blues Festival and Barbecue is a cultural, music and barbecue event held annually at Mt Penang Event Park on the Central Coast New South Wales.

International, national and local blues acts, an Australasian Barbecue Alliance Barbecue Competition, Indigenous Culture, all in a New Orleans themed Mardi Gra styled Festival under a big top tent.

There will be the Girrakool Soul Kitchen as well as Texan style barbecue, specialty market stalls, interactive art installations and during the breaks a roaming Festival Band. All with free camping and kids under five years of age free, in a family friendly relaxed atmosphere.

The “Barbecue Stand off” will be open to the public on Sunday, with approximately 50 teams competing from all over the country, market stalls showcasing all things barbecue, demonstrations, music, kids activities and kids under 12 free.

Aboriginal culture will feature heavily throughout the event including Aboriginal Musicians, women’s activities and traditional ovens on Sunday.

Robertson Brothers 60s Variety Show
Date Fri 1st Mar 2019
Do you dream of reliving the good old days?

Were you a fan of The Everly Brothers, Frankie Valli and Four Seasons, Bee Gees and The Hollies?

Well don't miss Robertson Brothers 60s Variety Show featuring direct from Jersey Boys: Simon Brook McLaughlin.

This amazing interactive live Variety television style Show will have you singing, dancing, laughing and crying!

Take a trip down memory lane with The Robertson Brothers, Australias own vocal dynamic duo!
Vissla Central Coast Pro presented by Slimes
Date Thu 7th Mar 2019 to Sun 10th Mar 2019
    Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***

    Promising professional surfers from all over the world can look forward to four new World Surf League (WSL) Qualifying Series (QS) 1000 events, when the Vissla NSW Pro Surf Series kicks off on the NSW coastline.

    Thanks to a successful partnership between Surfing NSW, WSL, Destination NSW and NBN Television, four events (male and female) are slated to take place at Maroubra Beach, Cabarita Beach, Avoca Beach and Boomerang Beach over the next three years.

    The Vissla Central Coast Pro presented by Slimes is the third stop of the NSW Pro Surf Series located at Avoca Beach.

    The Vissla NSW Pro Surf Series has been developed for Australian and International surfers to gain ranking points and prize money on the WSL Qualifying Series. The series also creates a NSW coastal road trip for all to explore the variety of waves, visit local communities and enjoy NSW surfing culture.
Opera in the Arboretum
Date Sat 16th Mar 2019
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.

Feature artists are Milijana Nikolic (Mezzo Soprano), Rosario La Spina (Tenor) and Antoinette Halloran (Soprano) and Christopher Tonkin (Baritone) - a line-up of Opera's best. Supported by guitarist, Giuseppe Zangari; continuo pianist, Francis Greep and the Central Coast Chamber Orchestra.

The event is an initiative of the Rotary Club of Woy Woy, providing a cultural event showcasing the talents of some of Australia's most respected opera performers. All proceeds go to support designated Rotary recipients and Rotary projects and charities.

The event is one of the Central Coast's premier cultural experiences offering an intoxicating mix of opera and music.

The Pearl Beach Crommelin Native Arboretum is designated a non-smoking precinct.

Tickets available from 1 November 2018 – please visit the website for newsletter registration and other information
Raw Challenge
Date Sat 23rd Mar 2019 to Sun 24th Mar 2019
Raw Challenge is Australia's most epic obstacle course that serves up an adrenalin-charged eight kilometres of mud and obstacle challenge located at 110 Pacific Highway, Doyalson on the Central Coast.

Challengers are invited to conquer the course with 60 + obstacles designed to test even the toughest participants and challenge everyone in between. The course is spread across an adventurous 17 hectares that encompasses water, mud, climbing, balancing, crawling and hanging obstacles.

The Raw Challenge event caters for Elite competitive athletes, Social Participants and the young ones starting from five years.

If you're looking for fun, if you're looking for excitement, if you're looking to live a little - then it's time to get Raw!
NAB Central Coast Italian Festival
Date Sat 6th Apr 2019 to Sun 7th Apr 2019
    Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***

    Culture on the Coast: Celebrate all things Italian.

    Enjoy vino, birra, coffee and the best of Italian cuisine all weekend.

    The talents of Italian vocalists will have you up and dancing in the piazzas, market square and alleyways.

    Wandering musicians, spaghetti eating and gelato licking competition. Plus more.

    The entertainment program is designed to introduce all to a variety of Italian culture, arts, products and community groups. An opportunity to learn and be entertained.

    Visit Facebook page NAB Central Coast Italian Festival for updates on the program.
Central Coast Regional Show
Date Sat 4th May 2019 to Sun 5th May 2019
    Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***

    Fun, fun, fun for the whole family!

    Visitors to the Central Coast Regional Show will be able to see and enjoy many aspects at this family orientated event.

    Competition elements include art, lapidary, bees, cat show, schools competition, display of farm animals, cake decorating and other sections.

    This Agricultural Show seeks to maintain the traditions of the past while showcasing the rural and other aspects that are active and relevant to the community today.
Relaxation and Mindfulness for Cancer
Date Sat 4th May 2019 to Sat 1st Jun 2019
    Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***
    Being diagnosed with cancer can be a profoundly stressful experience.
    Are you facing ongoing treatment?
    Or perhaps you’re in remission and wondering why you’re not feeling better?
    Come and learn ways to relax the physical body and calm the mind, and find a sense of joy and purpose in life again.

    These evidence-based, easy to learn techniques can become tools that you carry with you every day, to use anywhere, any time.
    Melissa teaches Mindfulness Based Stillness Meditation and Relaxation techniques specifically for people with cancer – and has, for the past 5 years, had her own journey with cancer using medical, complementary and lifestyle changes to live well.

Les Divas: An all Male Revue
Date Sat 4th May 2019
From the producers of Prada’s Priscillas comes Les Divas: An all-male revue. Australia’s six-foot something songstress Prada Clutch and her divas, take you on a star-studded journey, celebrating the divas that have shaped music history.

The ninety-minute all-male revue includes some of the world’s greatest divas including: Cher, Barbara Streisand, Shirley Bassey, Tina Turner, Mariah Carey, Beyoncé, Whitney Houston, Celine Dion and Diana Ross. Relive their greatest hits including: If I Could Turn Back Time, Get The Party Started, Proud Mary, I Will Always Love You and I'm Coming Out.

The show is headlined by Prada Clutch; one of Australia's most in demand live-singing drag queens. Prada has headlined stage shows across Australia, playing both major cities and regional towns.

The show is Creatively Directed by one of Australia’s original divas from Les Girls of Kings Cross, Monique Kelly. Monique was a cast member of Les Girls from 1973 to 1997.

The show features a cast of seven, choreographed by Stephen Clarke. Stephen has been Dancing and Choreographing professionally since 1985. Stephen’s experience extends to working with Aussie divas Kylie and Dannii Minogue, as well as international divas Cyndi Lauper and Diana Ross.
The StarViking: Soiree II
Date Sun 5th May 2019
    Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***
    The second of two very different Soirees, Sandy Bigara will perform as her alter ego: The StarViking. Held inside the beautiful historic St Mary’s Anglican Church built in 1858 in East Gosford, moved in 1905 stone by stone to Gosford, this venue is most definitely a must see for anyone passing through the Central Coast.

    Original cinematic operatic jazz pop fusion music that took her to number one in Australia for two months in 2017 in the online music charts. Performing in hand crafted intergalactic ballgowns covered with thousands of stitched and appliqued crystals, wearing Valkyrie inspired head gear and covered in twinkling lights, it’s an experience! There will be projected displays and creative lighting.

    The show will be opened by national and international singer Adam Matthew Johnson, and his wife Lea, they are ‘Ohana’.
Darren Coggan: A Rhinestone Cowboy
Date Sat 11th May 2019
Multi award winning performer, Darren Coggan, returns to his country roots 'Like A Rhinestone Cowboy', delivering the vocal authenticity and guitar prowess of the great Glen Campbell. In a personal reflection, Darren respectfully honours the indelible voice behind the golden hits of the 60’s and 70’s including Gentle On My Mind, Wichita Lineman, By The Time I Get To Phoenix, Try A Little Kindness, Galveston, True Grit, Southern Nights, Rhinestone Cowboy and many more.
Central Coast Comicon
Date Sat 11th May 2019
Central Coast Comicon is a two day event celebrating and showcasing everything Pop Culture related to Film and Television, Comics and Cosplay, including Science Fiction/Fantasy, Horror, Animation, Apocalyptic and Zombie Themes, Steampunk, Medieval, Star Trek, Star Wars, Anime, Manga and so much more.

There will be gaming and virtual reality as well as workshops including special FX makeup and a lightsabre academy. A fun-filled family event which is all access and all-inclusive. Central Coast Comicon will take place at the new venue, The Entertainment Grounds and will be bigger and better than ever before.
Pint of Science Festival: Central Coast
Date Mon 13th May 2019 to Wed 15th May 2019
    Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***
    Pint of Science is brings some of the most brilliant scientists to your local pub to discuss their latest research and findings with you.

    You don't need any prior knowledge, and this is your chance to meet the people responsible for the future of science, and have a pint with them.

    The festival started in the UK and runs every May in nearly 300 cities across 21 different countries - Australians will be the first in the world to raise their glass to science! This year Pint of Science Australia will run 88 events across 16 cities.
Harvest Festival Central Coast
Date Sun 9th Jun 2019 to Mon 10th Jun 2019
Central Coast Council is excited to present the ‘Harvest Festival Central Coast’ to be held on the June long weekend.

The event will take place over the weekend, and will run across the Calga, Somersby, Peats Ridge, Mangrove Mountain, Kulnura and Yarramalong areas.

It will be a festival to celebrate the fantastic local produce and unique producers from across the Central Coast. The festival will incorporate various free activities, entertainment, art as well as ticketed food experiences.

Enjoy the local area and its surrounds, sit and talk with local farmers, and enjoy the sights and sounds of the natural environment around you. The event will bring a unique experience and you will be able to follow an event trail, visit local farms, pick your own fruit and relax at the event hubs.

Harvest Festival Central Coast, has been developed with the input of local farmers, businesses and community groups.

For further details and to keep up to date please see the web site.

Harvest Festival Central Coast proudly presented by Central Coast Council.
Sandy Bigara: Matinee III (Vintage Jazz, Pop and Classical Hits)
Date Sun 9th Jun 2019
Locals and Travellers are warmly invited to attend the third of five in a concert series being held inside the beautiful and historic St Mary’s Anglican Church heritage building in Gosford.

Sandy Bigara, owner of Sandy Bigara Arts and Entertainment - Choir Director of the PVL Aged Choir Umina, the Gosford Community Choir and Wyong Community Choir - will be performing a relaxing set of her favourite songs.

Set List: Ain’t That a Kick in the Head – Dean Martin, Make You Feel My Love – Adele, Respirare/Breathing – Sandy Bigara, Just Another Day – Jon Secada, Waltzing Matilda – Banjo Paterson, Untie My Heart – Sandy Bigara, Jolene – Dolly Parton, Sway – Frank Sinatra, Newtown – Sandy Bigara, Moon River – Audrey Hepburn, Dream a Little Dream of Me – Sarah Vaughn, Volare – Dean Martin, Braveman – Sandy Bigara, Everytime We Say Goodbye – Ella Fitzgerald, Uthando Lwakho / I Love You – Sandy Bigara, Moonglow – Rod Stewart, Lion’s Pride – Sandy Bigara, Fever – Peggy Lee, O Mio Babbino Caro - Puccini, Habanero - Bizet, Ave Maria - Schubert, Il Dolce Suono – Donizetti.

Central Coast Craft Beer and Cider Festival
Date Mon 17th Jun 2019
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.
Five Lands Walk
Date Sat 22nd Jun 2019
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.
Shimano Mountain Bike Grand Prix - Ourimbah
Date Sun 23rd Jun 2019
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
Fox Superflow sealed by Stan's - Ourimbah
Date Wed 26th Jun 2019
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.
Gosford Baby Show
Date Wed 26th Jun 2019
Baby Show Time is coming to Gosford to raise money for Kids With Cancer Foundation Australia.

They will be giving away dozens of trophies, ribbons and prizes.

For all children aged birth - six years, please register online.

Whale Dreamers Festival
Date Mon 1st Jul 2019
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.
The Entrance Winter Blues and Jazz Festival
Date Mon 15th Jul 2019
Grab a chair or blanket and sit back and enjoy free live Blues and Jazz entertainment from some of Australia's best known artists as well as stalls and amusements rides, all in Memorial Park along the water's edge at The Entrance on the Central Coast.

The Entrance Winter Blues and Jazz Festival is back with a great line up of artists.

So don't miss a great family day of free entertainment in Memorial Park at The Entrance.
The Bays Art Show
Date Sun 21st Jul 2019
Tucked away on the edge of Brisbane Water and the National Park, is the beautiful Bays Area, the Bays Community Group is hosting its 2019 Art Show.

Like every year the six artists being showcased are talented Central Coast professionals with varied styles and mediums. Paintings to Sculpture there is something for everyone. All artists will be spending time in the community hall over the weekend, interacting with visitors. So don’t miss the opportunity to discuss their work in a casual and relaxed atmosphere.

All visitors will be warmly welcomed and all proceeds from the weekend go back into the community. Light refreshments can be purchased at the hall. A raffle will be drawn on the Sunday afternoon.
Gutsy Girls Adventure Film Tour
Date Thu 8th Aug 2019
Their aim at the Gutsy Girls Adventure Film Tour is to connect like-minded women and build a community of supportive, adventurous women. By Showcasing and celebrating the female adventurous spirit they hope to make women in the outdoors more visible.

Touring annually, the Gutsy Girls Adventure Film Tour screens two hours of the most inspirational, heart-warming and entertaining films celebrating women in adventure from independent filmmakers around the globe.

The Gutsy Girls Adventure Film Tour includes a unique selection of films of varying lengths and styles, covering topics relevant to women in the outdoors who aren't afraid to get dirty in their pursuit of adventure.

The 2018 tour will screen over 20 times around Australia, New Zealand and beyond.
Central Coast Ukulele Festival
Date Fri 23rd Aug 2019 to Sun 25th Aug 2019
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.