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Regional Tourism Guide for theCentral Coast
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Webers Circus
Date Thu 9th Aug 2018 to Sun 26th Aug 2018
Webers Circus with a touch of the Wild West, is a fun-filled family show. For more information, visit the website.

See Eventfinda for more information.
Greedy Guts Markets
Date Fri 17th Aug 2018 to Fri 14th Dec 2018
Come and experience the sights, sounds and most importantly tastes of the Greedy Guts Street Food Markets. Every second Friday of the month, the month the Florida Beach Bar in Terrigal is transformed into a boutique street food market filled with local food stalls.

Sourcing vendors from the Central Coast, Newcastle and Sydney region, there are a variety of food choices to satisfy any taste. With a rotating theme each month, Greedy Guts Street Food Market is all about enjoying a night of laughter, live music and tasty delights with family and friends.

Located right next to the spectacular Terrigal Beach, relax and enjoy the live music, friendly atmosphere and best of all free entry!

Come and join the fun at the next Greedy Guts Street Food Markets.
Albert Lee
Date Wed 22nd Aug 2018
Grammy winning legendary guitarist for Emmylou Harris and Eric Clapton returns for first Australian shows this decade.

Headline shows across the country plus appearances at Adelaide Guitar Festival, Melbourne Guitar Show, Sydney Guitar Festival and Gympie Muster.

Albert Lee is one of the absolute greatest guitarists in both rock and country music history. Included on Albert’s CV are performances and recordings with Keith Urban, Tommy Emmanuel, Dave Edmunds, Willie Nelson, Bill Wyman, Carlene Carter, Jackson Browne, Rosanne Cash, Bert Jansch, Herbie Mann, Keith Richards and Dolly Parton.
Central Coast Ukulele Festival
Date Thu 23rd Aug 2018 to Sun 26th Aug 2018
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.
Prada's Priscillas All Male Revue Wyong
Date Sat 25th Aug 2018
The 90 minute all-male revue features some of Priscilla Queen of the Desert’s greatest hits including I Love the Night Life, Go West, Shake Your Groove Thing, Finally and I Will Survive. Plus a few surprise hits from some of today’s music icons and divas that have inspired drag performances around the world!

The show is headlined by Prada Clutch; one of Australia's most in demand live-singing drag queens. Prada has featured in stage shows across Australia, from Sydney, to the Gold Coast, to Alice Springs, as well as in New Zealand. She draws her inspiration from the likes of Dusty Springfield, Patti LaBelle, Bette Midler and Cher.

The show is Creatively Directed by one of Australia’s original Les Girls, Monique Kelly. Monique was a member of Les Girls from 1973 to 1997. She has a keen eye for detail and a photographic memory of how it was done in her day, making her an asset to the show. She’s the pot of gold from the Golden Mile.

The show features a cast of seven, choreographed by Stephen Clarke. Stephen has been Dancing and Choreographing professionally since 1985.
Five Lands Experience Featuring Niq Reefman
Date Sun 26th Aug 2018
Five Lands Experience is back for August the after party after their huge fifth Birthday! The Five Lands Experience is a regular monthly community event at The Rhythm Hut, Gosford each month. Beginning with a community drum circle, at 5pm—all ages and levels encouraged. Bring your own drum or have a go with theirs! They’ll have loads of different drums and percussion for everyone to try.

A well-established, well-known local band, The Five Lands Band has run for over 10 years around the Central Coast—from Terrigal, to Erina and to Gosford. Named after originally forming to perform at the popular Central Coast Five Lands Walk in Terrigal, the ever-changing line up of The Five Lands Band, lead by Rendra Freestone, brings together some of the top musicians from the Central Coast, Sydney and Newcastle.

The unique band doesn’t practice, nor write music together, but rather create improvised jams, based on funk, jazz, folk and groove. Well known for getting the dance floor filled, the Five Lands Band kick off music at 6:30pm.

See Eventfinda for more information.
Lampshade Making Workshop
Date Sun 26th Aug 2018 to Sun 28th Jul 2019
Learn to make your own unique lamp shade with Three Chooks lampshade maker Anna.

Bring along your own choice of fabric for a very personal result. You'll make and take home a cylinder lampshade – perfect for a bedside table, desk or table lamp.

A Three Chooks Lampshade Kit is included plus access to the tools you need to create your masterpiece and one on one instruction from Anna. Extra take home supplies available for purchase. And for double the fun, bring along a lovely friend to craft and catch up...perfect!

Swing Sets With Neilsen Gough
Date Sun 26th Aug 2018
Hardys Bay Club and Toby Hall Music are excited to present "The Swing Sets", top quality, live jazz by local musicians on the last Sunday afternoon of every month.

This August they welcome back Neilsen Gough and his combo. Neilsen is a very talented singer and trumpeter whose versatility and musical chops will keep you entertained all afternoon.

The Swing Sets are free.
Run Nation Film Festival presented by Travelling Fit (Central Coast)
Date Wed 29th Aug 2018
Run Nation Film Festival 2018 presented by Travelling Fit: World Premiere event.

Live the passion, the purpose and the people.

They have selected the very best running films to leave your heart pounding and your mind mesmerised. Presented by Travelling Fit, their 2018 collection of original short films will focus on human-interest stories that use running as the medium of storytelling.

Two hours of heart-pounding of running – you won’t break a sweat, but you may wipe a tear. From the elite athletes’ experience through to the back of the pack runners, you’ll live the good, the bad and the painful. Because it’s more than just tracks and trails, roads and ultras; these are films that will inspire you all to put on your sneakers and pound the pavement. Real life stories with heart, soul and passion that will leave you thinking, talking and to inspire you to reach your next level best.

*Please note: All ticketing is General Admission with no allocated seating with no refunds available.
Bureaucracy's Child - XtrAct
Date Thu 30th Aug 2018
'Bureaucracy's Child' is the major performance for XtrAct Drama Academy's Secondary Drama classes. The evening will comprise of two one act plays exploring, exposing and poking fun at the effects of bureaucracy.

'A Grimm Court lndeed' by Danielle Brame Whiting
Join them in the court of Judge Wilhelm Grimm as he adjudicates two important fairytale cases.

'The Carl Crescent Cubby Committee' by Danielle Brame Whiting
It's summer holidays. Little Jam and her friends are bored. Bored, that is, until they concoct a plan to turn the clearing up the back of Jam's property into a cubby house. Sounds simple, right? It could have stayed simple if only the adults had not been told.
360 with Pez: Vintage Modern Regional Tour Terrigal
Date Fri 31st Aug 2018
Following an epic sold-out national tour earlier in 2018 supporting his critically acclaimed number one ARIA Australian album Vintage Modern, ARIA-winning rapper 360 now announces a massive national regional tour, further marking his triumphant return to the spotlight.



Kicking off in Ballarat on August 22, this run will find him, with special support from his longtime collaborator Pez, play to audiences all over regional Victoria, New South Wales, Northern Territory, Western Australia and Queensland before concluding in Tasmania on October 6.

In addition to the tour announce, 360 reveals his latest music video, a moving visual for fan favourite single Money, directed by frequent collaborator Rush Productions.

Featuring the vocals of Perth singer/songwriter Sydnee Carter, Money has quickly become one of 360’s most beloved songs, finding him in peak form as a rapper, weaving in and out of personal tales about his triumphant rise and rapid fall, and the financial consequences and lessons learnt.

The Woman In Black
Date Sat 1st Sep 2018
The most terrifying live theatre experience in the world comes to Wyong for two thrilling performances!

Unanimously acclaimed by the critics - now in its 28th year in London’s West End – more than seven million people having seen the play.

The Woman In Black is a terrifying trip through time into a tragic and ghostly world where the horrors of the supernatural combine with the power and intensity of live theatre to send shock waves through the audience with splendid thrills and chills.

In this brilliant adaptation of Susan Hill’s horror novella, a traumatized man (Paul Russell) recruits a young actor (Declan Dowling) to help him exorcise the ghost of the Woman in Black.
French Cuisine Wine Appreciation Dinner
Date Sat 1st Sep 2018
Do you love Wine? Do you love Food?
Do you enjoy a fun night out with friends?

Join them for their delicious five-course French themed menu with matching organic certified wines presented from Tamburlaine Wines. Tickets include five-course meal with matching organic wines, live entertainment, games and prizes.

Escargot in Chef Ludo Lefebvre Sauce
Ratatouille a La Remy
Seafood Bouillabaisse
Magret De Canard with Pommes aligot
Bombe Alaska
Bon appetit!
Festival of Dad - Father’s Day Lunch.
Date Sun 2nd Sep 2018
Southern style comfort food buffet.

Join in a celebration of dad with all the blokey foods at their Festival of Dad – Father’s Day Lunch. Starting with a beer on arrival, dad will enjoy a buffet lunch with a difference featuring a mouthwatering selection of smoked pork and beans, slow cooked meats, barbecue ribs, fried chicken wings and fried crab along with delicious sides and desserts.

Bookings Essential.
Ian Moss: Solo, Acoustic and Intimate Wyong
Date Fri 7th Sep 2018
Respected as one of Australia’s iconic musicians, Ian Moss delivers an unforgettable sound – not only as a soloist on guitar but also with his silken voice. Ian’s distinctive vocal is the essential signature of his soulful, bluesy muse.

Born and raised in Alice Springs, Ian started playing guitar in local teenage bands but moved to Adelaide after failing one of his high school years, planning to repeat in the big city. Fate intervened when he answered an advertisement for a guitarist in a shop window in 1973, joining the band that was to become a legend in Australia that made such an undeniable impact that they are now etched in the Australian music forever. That band was Cold Chisel.

Moss has released five incredible and dynamic albums – The Number One and multi-platinum, Matchbook, Worlds Away, Petrolhead, Let's all Get Together and Soul on West 53rd.

This year is a new chapter as Ian releases the new self-titled studio album, his sixth, and heads to regional Australia with acoustic guitar and incredible songs.
Women Like Us Comedy: Davistown RSL
Date Fri 7th Sep 2018
Women Like Us comedians Mandy Nolan and Ellen Briggs are different from other comedians, they’re women, they’re mothers, they’re middle aged and they’re country girls.

With more than 60 sold out shows and packed houses at Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Sydney Comedy Festival’s Enmore Theatre, Adelaide Fringe and Perth Festival, and constant touring to country halls, pubs, clubs and theatres around Australia.

Described as a ‘two Tena pad show’. These are untold, laugh out loud, women’s stories.



Few sacred cows remain unmilked by these two small town Showgirls, with seven children, four husbands and thirty five years stage time between them, their material is hilarious first hand account of parenting, beauty industry, getting older, getting fatter, strange surgeries, weird television shows, obsessions, frustrations and most importantly - who unpacks the dishwasher.

Mandy Nolan, a columnist for the Byron Shire Echo, and writes for Mamamia, with appearances on ABC's Q and A, SBS's Mums The Word and About Women and is a corporate and club performer nation wide. Ellen Briggs, a national Finalist for RAW comedy and winner of Foxtel Comedy Channel's Be A Comedian.

Women Like Us Comedy: Mingara Recreation Club
Date Sat 8th Sep 2018
Women Like Us comedians Mandy Nolan and Ellen Briggs are different from other comedians, they’re women, they’re mothers, they’re middle aged and they’re country girls.

With more than 60 sold out shows and packed houses at Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Sydney Comedy Festival’s Enmore Theatre, Adelaide Fringe and Perth Festival, and constant touring to country halls, pubs, clubs and theatres around Australia.

Described as a ‘two Tena pad show’. These are untold, laugh out loud, women’s stories.



Few sacred cows remain unmilked by these two small town Showgirls, with seven children, four husbands and thirty five years stage time between them, their material is hilarious first hand account of parenting, beauty industry, getting older, getting fatter, strange surgeries, weird television shows, obsessions, frustrations and most importantly - who unpacks the dishwasher.

Mandy Nolan, a columnist for the Byron Shire Echo, and writes for Mamamia, with appearances on ABC's Q and A, SBS's Mums The Word and About Women and is a corporate and club performer nation wide. Ellen Briggs, a national Finalist for RAW comedy and winner of Foxtel Comedy Channel's Be A Comedian.

Michael Jackson The Legacy Tour: Ettalong Beach
Date Sat 8th Sep 2018
Direct from The United States.

Legacy, the world’s greatest tribute to the world’s greatest entertainer…Michael Jackson.

William Hall becomes the King of Pop when he hits the stage with his full scale production of Michael Jackson The Legacy Tour. The show, produced and endorsed by previous members of Michael Jackson’s crew, is a visual and musical voyage through the artistic life of the 20th Century’s most respected and idolised entertainer. The choreographed dance moves, live band and multi-faceted light show promises to repeat the Michael Jackson experience. With international shows across Europe, Russia, the United States, Australia and New Zealand, William Hall is as close as you will get to experiencing the King of Pop.
B2M - Mamanta
Date Sat 8th Sep 2018
Building on their international touring acclaim, B2M (Bathurst to Melville), are embarking on their first major national tour. Come and see this seven-piece band from the Tiwi Islands as they showcase their new album with its unique blend of contemporary and traditional sound.

Mamanta - meaning 'friend' in Tiwi - is a pumping RnB performance, Tiwi style! Incorporating footage and imagery of the Tiwi Islands, Mamanta is a vibrant cultural experience told through a mix of dance, chants and song. In an historic show of support from the Tiwi Elders, B2M have gained permission to use traditional Tiwi chants and blend them with modern musical elements.

If you've never had an opportunity to travel to the Tiwi Islands before, this show is sure to take you on an illuminating and uplifting journey.

Hailed as "Australia's answer to the Backstreet Boys" (Huffington Post), this unique boyband have conquered China, East Timor, Taiwan and Ireland. You'll find yourself dancing as they bring you a rare insight into their island culture delivered with their trademark wit, musicality and charm.
Bonsai Exhibition
Date Sat 8th Sep 2018 to Sun 9th Sep 2018
A bonsai exhibition where Australian native trees have the starring role. Imagine a towering gum tree in a tiny bonsai pot. Imagine a fig, a she-oak or a lilli pilli, grown and nurtured to become ‘little beauty ’bonsais.

The Bonsai Society of the Central Coast is holding their Annual Show at the Erina Room at Erina Fair (near the library), on September 8-9.

Come along and enjoy the display of over 60 trees. Stay awhile and learn about growing bonsai or explore the sales area where trees, handmade pots and tools will be for available for purchase.

Children are welcome and encouraged to have a go at making their own bonsai under the guidance of their friendly and talented members. Do you have an ailing bonsai? Bring it along for a free ‘check up’.

Oatley Wines Launch With the Royal River Rats
Date Sun 9th Sep 2018
To celebrate the arrival of the new Robert Oatley Wines range at the Hardys Bay Club they've invited one of their favourite combos, The Royal River Rats, to the deck for a Sunday afternoon session that will also feature wine tastings all afternoon.

Come down and try the great range from Oatley and enjoy some fantastic music too!

Goong's Kitchen will be open for lunch and dinner.
Women's Adventure Film Tour Volume Two - Central Coast
Date Wed 12th Sep 2018
Following the success of the inaugural tour as part of Women's Health Week 2017, the Women's Adventure Film Tour is returning with an all new set of short films celebrating the inspiring women in adventure. This film festival is a celebration of the fantastic women around you who are doing extraordinary things. Join them for a series of inspiring short films with a focus on adventure, the environment and heart warming stories.

The Women's Adventure Film Tour is presented in partnership with She Went Wild - a hub for all things adventure. Through content and events She Went Wild aims to inspire and empower women to get into the outdoors and live an adventurous life.
Bakoomba
Date Fri 14th Sep 2018
Bakoomba - Nine-Piece Powerhouse Fusion

Brace yourselves for the mighty Bakoomba as they charge full force merging their blistering blend of Afrobeat, Reggae, Funk and Afro-Jazz, lead by charismatic frontman, Mr Fode Mane from Senegal. Chosen to perform at multiple leading Australian Festivals, Venues and Events such as Vivid Sydney (2016 and 2018), The Basement and supporting International Artists such as Maxi Priest (UK) and Katchafire (NZ).

Bakoomba is a collective of nine talented musicians consisting of a hard-driving rhythm section, slick horns and sassy female vocals covered in a layer of tasty percussion. Experience their unique and adventurous style—tight, dynamic arrangements and killer solos that build into a powerful wall of solid Fusion grooves.

See Eventfinda for more information.
St Philip's Christian College Gosford Spring Fair
Date Sat 15th Sep 2018
Come and visit them on the beautiful Central Coast for a day full of fun for the whole family.

Just an hour north of Sydney, the St Philip's Christian College Gosford Spring Fair will be open from 9.30am to 2.30pm.

Lots to see and do including amusement rides, market stalls, show bags, reptiles, furry animals, entertainment, food and beverages. Great prizes in the Chocolate Wheel.

They are just 10 minutes from the Gosford exit of the M1 Freeway and five minutes from the Central Coast Highway at West Gosford.

For more information please follow them on Facebook and Instagram.

Stephen Grady
Date Sat 15th Sep 2018
After a massive 12 months releasing music and touring non-stop as one half of The Ahern Brothers, Melbourne singer-songwriter Stephen Grady is gearing up to release a new solo album under his given name, ‘Stephen Grady’.

The first single, ‘Happy When You’re High’, is due for release on August 13, with the songwriter embarking on an extensive single release tour through August and September.

Free. 7:30pm.
Plant Lovers Fair
Date Sat 22nd Sep 2018 to Sun 23rd Sep 2018
The Plant Lovers Fair is held annually in September. This event showcases over 40 exhibitors offering a large range of unusual, rare and interesting plants for keen and novice gardeners, collectors and plant lovers as well as ancillary garden products, garden art, botanical books and growers talk! Great coffee, delicious food and convenient ATM facilities are available.

They are thrilled to announce again that Costa Georgiadis, the passionate host, from ABC Gardening is their charismatic Roving Ambassador in 2018. Costa will be roaming around to discuss all things gardening, to advise and inspire. Costa will attend both Saturday and Sunday.

Their respected, knowledgeable exhibitors discuss their specialised plants and share their vast knowledge not only at their individual stalls but also at the free and informative talk sessions under the marquee.

They proudly support Kariong Mountains High School, students and staff where their event is held (close to M1 and turnoff at Gosford exit). This is their sixth year and they are delighted by the sponsorship from local business and Seniors on the Coast magazine.


See Eventfinda for more information.
A Conversation with Richard Fidler about Conversations
Date Sat 22nd Sep 2018
Richard Fidler’s ‘Conversations’ has become one of Australia’s most loved radio programs and is Australia’s most downloaded podcast.

Over the last twelve years Richard has developed a singular approach to interviewing, combining deep research with immediate empathy to produce a program which is never less than compelling. ‘Conversations’ draws you deeper into the life story of someone you may, or may not, have heard about - someone who has seen and done amazing things.

Richard has interviewed prime ministers, astronauts, writers and scientists, but the program often features remarkable people who are unknown to the wider world.

It’s time someone had a conversation with Richard Fidler.
My Kids Market Central Coast
Date Sun 23rd Sep 2018
My Kids Market (formerly Baby and Kids Market) is the premier market to buy, sell and recycle quality pre-loved baby and kids items. Stallholders sell their families gently used baby and kid’s goods and earn some extra cash and shoppers will enjoy huge savings when buying quality pre-loved items.

Everything families need can be bought and sold at My Kids Market including baby and kids clothing, shoes, toys, books, prams, bikes, cots, highchairs, rockers and other nursery items.



The Market caters to all baby and kids needs from pregnancy and newborns to approximately seven years of age.

The Market is held indoors and is a great day out for the whole family with free kid’s activities being held all morning!

Cash only, no ATM on site so come prepared with lots of cash. Local stallholders wanted, visit website for details on booking a stall. Business stall are available too!

Bennett, Bowtell and Urquhart
Date Fri 28th Sep 2018
In 2015, Country stars Felicity Urquhart, Lyn Bowtell and Kevin Bennett joined forces to present ‘Bennett, Bowtell and Urquhart’. As multiple Golden Guitar winners with stellar individual careers, the combination of the talents of these three highly acclaimed artists to form the Roots Country super-group ‘Bennett Bowtell and Urquhart’ was a masterstroke.

Bennett, Bowtell and Urquhart released their debut self-titled Album at the 2016 Tamworth Country Music Festival and were rewarded for their efforts, winning two Golden Guitars at the 45th CMAA Golden Guitar Awards in 2017 in the ‘Alternative Country Album of the Year’ and the ‘Group or Duo of the Year’ categories.
Chalk the Walk
Date Thu 4th Oct 2018 to Sun 7th Oct 2018
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!
The Hollands
Date Sat 6th Oct 2018
The Hollands! are an internationally touring family band based in the US via Australia with a knack for engaging audiences and rousing a sing-along. They frolic in the Americana, Folk revival scene showcasing brawny rhythms and exquisite vocal harmonies. By the end of their performance, audiences will feel like they are part of the band. This is the experience and magic that happens when The Hollands! Come to town.
Michael Jackson The Legacy Tour
Date Fri 12th Oct 2018
Legacy, the world's greatest tribute to the world's greatest entertainer - Michael Jackson.

William Hall becomes the King of Pop when he hits the stage with his full scale production of Michael Jackson The Legacy Tour. The show, produced and endorsed by previous members of Michael Jackson’s crew, is a visual and musical voyage through the artistic life of the 20th Century’s most respected and idolised entertainer.

The choreographed dance moves, live band and multi-faceted light show promises to repeat the Michael Jackson experience. With international shows across Europe, Russia, the United States, Australia and New Zealand, William Hall is as close as you will get to experiencing the King of Pop.
Elvis An American Trilogy: Ettalong Beach
Date Sat 13th Oct 2018
Elvis An American Trilogy covers the three generations of Elvis with sincerity and sophistication. The show begins with Vic Trevino Junior who embodies the Rockabilly sound and raw dance moves of the young and dynamic Elvis. Gino Monopoli then recreates the movie years, with the costumes, songs and Hollywood influence that brought Elvis to the big screen.

Greg Miller channels Elvis in the famous White Eagle jumpsuit, meticulously recreating the sound and the nuances that made Elvis the most recognisable figure in history. With their full live band and choir, Vic, Gino and Greg recreate the Elvis experience like you’ve never seen before.

Back by popular demand, August 2018 marks the return of Elvis An American Trilogy, the third return in two years for three of the world’s leading Elvis tribute artists.
John Paul Young: The Vanda and Young Songbook
Date Sat 13th Oct 2018
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.

With hits written for The Easybeats , AC/DC, Grace Jones, Ted Mulry, Vanda and Young’s own studio unit “Flash and the Pan” to the wealth of hits written for John Paul Young, this show will have you up and dancin’ like it’s 1979.

John Paul Young and The Allstar Band will travel you through the decades of mega hits and John’s own behind the scenes stories about the songs and their making, at a time when music was king.

John Paul Young is one of the most iconic artist in Australian music’s history, with over four million world wide album sales and numerous awards which garnered him an induction into the ARIA Hall of Fame in 2009. In 2012 John received an Order of Australia (OAM) for his services to charity and the music industry.
Dave Graney and The misTLY
Date Sat 13th Oct 2018
Hardys Bay Club is thrilled to welcome Dave Graney and misTLY back to our show room.

After a ten week residency in Melbourne and a recording session for a new album and already loaded with the new memoir Workshy and 2017's CD 'Let's Get Tight', in addition to the golden booty they travel with from a discography stretching to 30 albums, they are absolutely at the top of their game! In stellar form!

See Eventfinda for more information.
Woytopia Festival
Date Sun 14th Oct 2018
Woytopia is a sustainable living festival in Woy Woy on the NSW Central Coast. Held on Sunday 14 October, 9am-3pm, it features music from Gypsy Dub Sound System, Johnny Devilseed and Old Man Rubes and more, plus eco-market stalls, talks, native animal shows, delicious food and lots of kids' fun and activities. A great family day out
Giggle and Hoot Hootastic Concert
Date Tue 16th Oct 2018
Live Nation and the ABC Kids are proud to present the return of Jimmy Giggle, Hoot and Hootabelle to the stage in Giggle and Hoot’s Hootastic Concert.

Sing, dance and go crazy to The Gigglemobile, The Giggle Galaxy, The Five Steps To Bed and many more of your favourite Giggle and Hoot songs.

Help Hootabelle ‘Twinklify’ the stars, go on a pirate adventure with Jimmy Giggle to find Mini-Hoot and witness the self proclaimed “World’s Greatest Magician”.

Magician Jimmy Giggle-ini.

Giggle and Hoot invite you along for a Hootastic time and be sure to bring along your Giggle-icious Giggle Gallery pictures for them to look at. See you there, Hoot Hoot.

Giggle and Hoot is an award winning kids television program on ABC Kids. Watched by hundreds of thousands of kids every day and night, the show is based around fun, laughter and has a big heart to match. Jimmy Giggle, Hoot the Owl and their friends go on awesome adventures, sing, dance, dress up, eat snacks but most of all have great time with each other.

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!
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.
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.
ChromeFest
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.

UON Central Coast Sevens
Date Fri 26th Oct 2018 to Sun 28th Oct 2018
    Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***

    Described as the worlds toughest invitational tournament featuring some of the very best teams in the world don't miss a minute of all the on-field action and the family friendly sideline fun.

    Fast, Food, Fun, Family witness some of the worlds best athletes in one of the most exciting sports in the world featuring teams from around the world.

    Visit the web site for further information.
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!

ABBAsolutely Fabulous
Date Sat 27th Oct 2018
Rhonda Burchmore and Lara Mulcahy present their hilarious new concert, ABBAsolutely 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.

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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Girrakool Blues Festival and Barbecue
Date Fri 1st Mar 2019 to Sun 3rd Mar 2019
Girrakool Blues Festival and Barbecue is a cultural, blues and barbecue event held in the beautiful surrounds of the Mt Penang Gardens, Kariong on the Central Coast NSW.

Featuring International, National and Local Blues acts, an Australasian Barbecue Alliance Barbecue Competition, Indigenous Culture, a Comedy MC, all in a New Orleans Themed Mardi Gras styled Festival.

Friday will begin with an Aboriginal Welcome to Country led by Darkinjung Elder Kevin Duncan, followed by the Rhythm Hunters beckoning the crowd with their drumming.

The music program will start with four bands up until midnight.

Saturday will be a wall of music, kicking off from Midday till Midnight, performed by International and Australian Blues elite. Some of which Girrakool will be their only NSW’s performances before going off to other well known International Arts or Music festivals around the country.

On Sunday - The Barbecue competition will be open to the public – not just festival goers – showcasing all things Barbecue with local bands, with food and Barbecue demonstrations, as well as kids activities.

Early bird tickets are already on sale.
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.

In 2019, the 14th Opera in the Arboretum will be held on a Saturday March 16, from 3pm to 5.30pm.

It will be their pleasure to announce another fantastic line up for 2019 once all formal contractual arrangements have been concluded with the artists and their respective agencies.

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

Tickets will be on sale from mid-November 2018, please visit the website for newsletter registration and ticket information.
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.

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.
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.