Central Coast Events

Though it might be small in land size, the Central Coast events calendar is much bigger than you’d expect. The Central Coast plays host to a variety of events throughout the year, from sporting meets to cultural gatherings and everything in between.

The Central Coast is also a region for sports lovers; there are several cycling and running events taking place throughout the year, as well as surfing competitions, challenging obstacle courses, and the Central Coast International Rugby Festival. It doesn’t matter whether you prefer to watch or play — either way, there are plenty of opportunities to have a great time on the Central Coast.

With its mix of fresh coastal vibes and lush hinterland, the Central Coast proves to be a great holiday destination throughout the year. Browse the range of comfortable Central Coast accommodation options available, from cottages and farm stays through to resorts and hotels.

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  1. The Art of Mindful Living Retreat

    Friday 30 September to Monday 3 October 2016, Gosford Area

    Escape to a lush and peaceful sanctuary designed for meditating together, and located only 90 minutes north of Sydney. Relax, unwind, and learn valuable skills that will last a lifetime. 'The art of mindful living' is...

    30 Sep -03Oct
  2. The Entrance Market

    Saturday 1 October to Saturday 5 August 2017, The Entrance

    The new Entrance Market, a weekly Market for the Central Coast. Local food every Saturday in Memorial Park. Fresh produce is available, as well as beautiful art and craft pieces.

    01 Oct -05Aug
  3. The Entrance Market

    Saturday 1 October to Saturday 15 July 2017, The Entrance

    The Entrance Market, is a weekly market for the Central Coast providing a socially orientated shopping experience for all to enjoy.Come and browse for fresh food, hot food and supporting stalls, and enjoy...

    01 Oct -15Jul
  4. An Afternoon of Jazz Delights

    Sunday 2 October 2016, Ettalong Beach

    Hetty Kate Quintet presents an Afternoon of Jazz DelightsJoin Hetty and her outstanding band, John Harkins piano; Sam Rollings guitar; Brendan Clarke double bass and Andrew Dickeson drums as they weave a...

    02 Oct
  5. Live From 5 Street Food

    Friday 7 October to Friday 2 December 2016, Gosford

    Live From 5 is a free community event, held in Kibble Park, Gosford, right in the heart of the city!Who wants to cook dinner on a Friday night? Come down to Live From 5 and choose from some great...

    07 Oct -02Dec
  6. Wyee Markets

    Saturday 8 October to Saturday 10 December 2016, Wyong

    Wyee Markets are held on the second Saturday of each month, starting in March, in the grounds of Wyee Community Hall from 8.30am to 1pm.The markets have fresh produce, plants, bric a brac, homemade...

    08 Oct -10Dec
  7. Spiegelau Masterclass

    Thursday 13 October 2016, Gosford

    Join Foghorn Brewhouse Erina for an enlightening class about the importance of the shape of your beer glass. You’ll never drink from the bottle again!Hosted by Chief Brewing Officer Shawn Sherlock and Alan...

    13 Oct
  8. Vintage Fair Spring Market

    Saturday 15 October 2016, Gosford

    Hosted by Fairhaven Services, Vintage Fair Spring Market is a major fundraising event benefitting local people with disabilities, featuring:Live music and chill out area under the trees; Retro and vintage bazaar...

    15 Oct
  9. UON Central Coast Sevens

    Friday 21 October to Sunday 23 October 2016, Wyong

    See some of the very best teams in the world collide at Australia's premier rugby sevens tournament outside the world series. Please visit our website for more details.

    21 Oct -23Oct
  10. Chromefest

    Friday 21 October to Sunday 23 October 2016, The Entrance

    ChromeFest is a three day event in tribute to classic American autos, hot rods, rock n roll, and rockabilly. ChromeFest features three days of non-stop free entertainment and displays, over 90 market stalls, dance...

    21 Oct -23Oct
  11. Terrigal Light the Night

    Friday 21 October 2016, Terrigal

    Every day 35 Australians are diagnosed with blood cancer. You can bring a little light into their lives by supporting a Leukaemia Foundation Light the Night walk. Raise funds and walk with them this October to help...

    21 Oct
  12. Central Coast Mariners versus Brisbane Roar FC

    Saturday 22 October 2016, Gosford

    The Central Coast Mariners are the pride of the Central Coast and there is no greater feeling than being a part of the atmosphere at Central Coast Stadium as they spend the season scoring goal after goal. The cheer...

    22 Oct
  13. Lake Munmorah Light the Night

    Sunday 23 October 2016, Wyong

    Every day 35 Australians are diagnosed with blood cancer. You can bring a little light into their lives by supporting a Leukaemia Foundation Light the Night walk. Raise funds and walk with them this October to help...

    23 Oct
  14. Avoca Beachside Markets

    Sunday 23 October to Sunday 22 January 2017, Avoca Beach

    Avoca Beachside Markets is the multiple award winning boutique event held the fourth Sunday of each month at Heazlett Park Foreshore and the picturesque backdrop of Avoca Beach. An overwhelming response from the...

    23 Oct -22Jan
  15. Firefly Magic

    Friday 4 November to Sunday 18 December 2016, Tuggerah

    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...

    04 Nov -18Dec
  16. Wyong Fairtrade Christmas Fair

    Sunday 6 November 2016, Wyong

    Fairtrade means a fair wage for workers, empowering poor communities, especially women, and combats modern slavery and exploitation. The Wyong Fairtrade Christmas Fair is a one stop shop for...

    06 Nov
  17. Central Coast Watercolour Society Plein Air Challenge

    Saturday 12 November 2016, Toowoon Bay

    The Central Coast Watercolour Society will again be holding their popular ‘Painting by the Lake’ event in November 2016 as part of the ‘Wyong Lakes Festival’ organised by Central Coast Council. The venue is Tuggerah...

    12 Nov
  18. Wyong Lakes Festival

    Saturday 12 November to Sunday 20 November 2016, Wyong

    Wyong Shire's beautiful lakes area will be taken over by more than 30 events when the Wyong Lakes Festival hits the Shire in November. The festival, planned to become a signature event for the region, will...

    12 Nov -20Nov
  19. Colour Ya World

    Saturday 12 November to Sunday 13 November 2016, The Entrance

    It’s time to let your inner colour shine! Colour Ya World is here to help you paint ya mates, your family and your town! Run, walk, dance and laugh your way through family friendly, colour madness.At the...

    12 Nov -13Nov
  20. Brisbane Water Oyster Festival

    Sunday 13 November 2016, Ettalong Beach

    The Brisbane Water Oyster Festival was established in 2000 by the Peninsula Chamber of Commerce to showcase the beautiful waterways of the Woy Woy Peninsula and their largest primary industry, the oyster farming...

    13 Nov
  21. Volunteer Expo

    Tuesday 15 November 2016, Gosford

    Volunteering Central Coast is the only volunteer referral centre in the region. For 30 years they have been connecting volunteers with not for profit organisations to the benefit of the local community. They are...

    15 Nov
  22. Gosford City Christmas Parade

    Saturday 26 November 2016, Gosford

    Event details are yet to be confirmed

    The Gosford Christmas Parade is an institution here in Gosford City! It has been going since the 1950's and is a fantastic opportunity for community groups,...

    26 Nov
  23. The Christmas Fair

    Sunday 4 December 2016, Gosford

    The Central Coast's favourite Christmas event returns to the beautiful waterside tranquil location of Mount Penang Gardens. You can enjoy the Coast's largest free outdoor Christmas shopping experience on the water in...

    04 Dec
  24. Carols by Candlelight by The Entrance

    Saturday 24 December 2016, The Entrance

    The annual Carols by Candlelight celebrations will be held on Christmas Eve at The Entrance. Come along and join this very special evening under the stars.The main focus of the evening will be the...

    24 Dec
  25. Lost Paradise Festival

    Thursday 29 December to Saturday 31 December 2016, Gosford Area

    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...

    29 Dec -31Dec
  26. New Years Eve Celebrations The Entrance

    Saturday 31 December 2016, The Entrance

    Bring the family along to the New Years Eve Celebrations at Memorial Park, The Entrance with plenty in store for an enjoyable evening.Entertainment has been carefully chosen to suit families and encourage...

    31 Dec
  27. Gosford Waterfront New Years Eve Festival

    Saturday 31 December 2016, Gosford

    Event details are yet to be confirmed

    New Years Eve on the Gosford Waterfront is an iconic event in the annual calendar of the Central Coast! A truly family event, there is something for everyone to...

    31 Dec

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