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. An Afternoon of Jazz Delights

    Sunday 2 October 2016, Ettalong Beach

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

    02 Oct
  2. Being A Dad Workshop

    Thursday 8 September to Thursday 22 September 2016, Woy Woy

    Following the success of the workshops run in February and May, Coast Community Connections will be running another series of workshops during September to once again help local fathers gain the...

    08 Sep -22Sep
  3. Komunity Project Central Coast Pro

    Saturday 11 March to Sunday 12 March 2017, Avoca Beach

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

    11 Mar -12Mar
  4. Pearl Beach Food and Wine Fare

    Saturday 24 September 2016, Ettalong Beach

    If you love gourmet food and boutique wines why not head off to the annual Pearl Beach Food and Wine Fare. The event hosted by the Pearl Beach Progress Association is now in its ninth year and as a...

    24 Sep
  5. The Entrance Market

    Saturday 6 August 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...

    06 Aug -15Jul
  6. Wyee Markets

    Saturday 13 August 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,...

    13 Aug -10Dec
  7. Hardys Bay Club Jam

    Sunday 31 July to Sunday 28 August 2016, Killcare

    Hardys Bay Club jam session runs almost every Sunday without fail. It's led by a different muso each week and attracts musicians from all ages from across the Coast.

    Get down,...

    31 Jul -28Aug
  8. The Entrance Farmers Market

    Saturday 6 August to Saturday 17 December 2016, The Entrance

    Experience the passion at The Entrance Farmers Market, held on the first and third Saturday each month.

    Behind the array of an avenue of marquees brimming with vibrant vegetables...

    06 Aug -17Dec
  9. Davistown RSL Markets

    Sunday 21 August to Sunday 20 November 2016, Gosford

    The Davistown RSL Charity Markets are run on the third Sunday of the month from 9am to 2pm. They are an all-weather indoor market with dozens of stalls offering a huge variety of goods and a kid's...

    21 Aug -20Nov
  10. Shimano Mountain Bike GP Round Three Ourimbah

    Monday 1 August 2016, Tuggerah

    Race the Mountain Bike endurance series that rocks!
    This round is the "home track" of the Rocky Trail crew and they'll be sure to include all their favourites on one of the most iconic...

    01 Aug
  11. Impact Centre Markets

    Saturday 27 August to Saturday 26 November 2016, Gosford

    Impact Centre Markets are run by Fairhaven Services on the fourth Saturday of the month from 9am to 2pm.

    Nestled undercover, within their huge foyer and flowing on to the massive...

    27 Aug -26Nov
  12. Avoca Beachside Markets

    Sunday 28 August 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...

    28 Aug -22Jan
  13. The Entrance Winter Blues and Jazz Festival

    Sunday 9 July 2017, The Entrance

    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...

    09 Jul
  14. Special Forces Challenge

    Sunday 31 July 2016, Gosford Area

    Based on the British Army Combat Fitness Test, this 12.83 kilometre challenge will test your mental and physical limits. If you want a fresh challenge then this is for you.
    The 12.83...

    31 Jul
  15. Lighthouse to Skillion Walk

    Sunday 31 July 2016, Terrigal

    On the last day of July thousands of Coasties and visitors will be departing Norah Head Lighthouse and traveling down the 27.5 kilometres of coastline to The Skillion, raising money not only for...

    31 Jul
  16. Central Coast Country Music Festival

    Saturday 13 August to Sunday 14 August 2016, The Entrance

    Join the locals at the beautiful seaside location of The Entrance on the New South Wales Central Coast for the Central Coast Country Music Festival. Held over two days with a fantastic line up of...

    13 Aug -14Aug
  17. Gathering of the Clans

    Monday 5 September 2016, Norah Head

    Event details are yet to be confirmed


    Welcome to a celebration of all that is Scottish. Witness the sights and sounds from 10am with various Celtic/Scottish activities...

    05 Sep
  18. Central Coast Ukulele Festival

    Saturday 24 September to Sunday 25 September 2016, The Entrance

    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...

    24 Sep -25Sep
  19. Raw Challenge Central Coast Mud and Obstacle Run

    Saturday 24 September to Sunday 25 September 2016, Wyong

    With an obstacle on average every 150 metres the six kilometre course with more than 40 obstacles, is sure to challenge all fitness levels, provide a sense of achievement and capture awesome...

    24 Sep -25Sep
  20. Central Coast Four Wheel Drive Caravan Camping and Boat Show

    Friday 23 September to Sunday 25 September 2016, Toowoon Bay

    Visitors to the new Central Coast 4WD, Caravan, Camping and Boat Show will be able to see around 100 caravans and motorhomes, 60 camper trailers and lots of four wheel drives. There will also be...

    23 Sep -25Sep
  21. Plant Lovers Fair

    Saturday 24 September to Sunday 25 September 2016, Gosford

    Plant Lovers Fair is returning to Kariong, New South Wales in September. Over 40 Exhibitors offering plants for collectors as well as ornamental and food gardens plus quality garden products....

    24 Sep -25Sep
  22. 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...

    30 Sep -03Oct
  23. Live From 5 Street Food

    Friday 7 October to Friday 2 December 2016, Gosford

    ***LATEST EVENT DETAILS ARE YET TO BE CONFIRMED***
    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...

    07 Oct -02Dec
  24. Point Clare Market

    Saturday 15 October 2016, Gosford

    Point Clare Market is held twice a year in support of Fairhaven Services who are dedicated to ensuring that disability is no boundary for people living on the Central Coast.
    The outdoor...

    15 Oct
  25. Davistown Putt Putt Regatta and Wooden Boat Festival

    Sunday 23 October 2016, Gosford

    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...

    23 Oct
  26. 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 ...

    21 Oct -23Oct
  27. 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
  28. The Stampede

    Monday 24 October 2016, Gosford Area

    Event details are yet to be confirmed


    Are you ready to run wild at Australia's leading obstacle course event series? The Stampede is more than just a race, The Stampede is an...

    24 Oct
  29. Trick or Treat: Midday Monster Mash

    Monday 31 October 2016, Gosford

    Event details are yet to be confirmed


    Trick or Treat in safety in the Gosford Central Business District! Children of all ages are able to come dressed in their ghastly best, and...

    31 Oct
  30. 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...

    06 Nov
  31. Firefly Magic

    Monday 7 November to Tuesday 8 November 2016, Tuggerah

    Event details are yet to be confirmed


    Firefly Magic is a unique festival at the beautiful Australian Rainforest Sanctuary, locally known as the Forest of Tranquility in Ourimbah...

    07 Nov -08Nov
  32. Wyong Lakes Festival

    Monday 7 November to Tuesday 15 November 2016, Wyong

    Event details are yet to be confirmed


    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. ...

    07 Nov -15Nov

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