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. Carols At Twilight

    Friday 9 December 2016, Gosford

    Carols At Twilight. Enjoy fine food from Fare Cravin’ café and festive music on the green.Bring your family and friends, and lots of good tidings!A free event for all the family from 6pm - 8pm.

    09 Dec
  2. AquaSplash Central Coast

    Saturday 10 December to Saturday 11 March 2017, Gosford

    Introducing the evolution of water play... our new tourism attraction AquaSplash Central Coast!With endless activities, smiles are guaranteed. Aquasplash Central Coast represents quality time for all ages 5+...

    10 Dec -11Mar
  3. New Horizons: Art Exhibition

    Saturday 10 December to Saturday 31 December 2016, Avoca Beach

    A collection of recent works by award winning Central Coast artist Kadira Jennings. Australia is a country made up of immigrants, refugees and displaced persons, who have left their mother countries and made a new...

    10 Dec -31Dec
  4. Wyee Markets

    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...

    10 Dec
  5. The Entrance Market

    Saturday 10 December 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.

    10 Dec -05Aug
  6. Firefly Magic

    Saturday 10 December 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...

    10 Dec -18Dec
  7. The Entrance Market

    Saturday 10 December 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 from 9am till 2pm. Come and browse for fresh food, hot food and supporting...

    10 Dec -15Jul
  8. Play me a Story...The Nutcracker

    Friday 23 December 2016,

    'Play me a Story...The Nutcracker' is a theatre work for children (three - eight years) featuring beautiful classical music played live, story telling, ballet, and delightful illustrations by children's illustrator...

    23 Dec
  9. Avoca Beachside Markets

    Sunday 25 December to Sunday 28 January 2018, Avoca Beach

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

    25 Dec -28Jan
  10. 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
  11. Australia Day Gosford

    Wednesday 25 January 2017, Gosford

    Celebrate Australia Day at the brand-new evening event in Kibble Park, Gosford. With children's activities, including face painting and an interactive performance by Little Puppet World. There will be food...

    25 Jan
  12. Australia Day Wagstaffe

    Thursday 26 January 2017, Killcare

    Come and celebrate Australia Day at Wagstaffe!The Pretty Beach Public School Captains for 2017 will open the event with the flag raising, with breakfast served at 9am.There will some fantastic...

    26 Jan
  13. Australia Day Woy Woy

    Thursday 26 January 2017, Woy Woy

    Come to Australia Day in Woy Woy, with a lantern parade and fireworks spectacular. From 2pm to 6pm join children's activities in the CWA Hall, and main stage entertainment featuring Laycock Street Dance,...

    26 Jan
  14. Girrakool Blues Festival and Barbecue

    Saturday 4 March to Sunday 5 March 2017, Gosford

    What does USA Mississippi Hill-Country Blues Band "Cedric Burnside Project" have in common with Australian Legendary Blues Band "The Backsliders", the Voice Finalist "Gail Page", and comedian "I'm so Tuff" George...

    04 Mar -05Mar
  15. Komunity Project Central Coast Pro

    Wednesday 8 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 coastline in early 2017...

    08 Mar -12Mar
  16. Kiddy Hawk- Gosford

    Saturday 18 March to Sunday 19 March 2017, Gosford

    Operation Blackhawk brings you Kiddy Hawk! If you thought the Battlefield Challenge was just for the adults then you would be mistaken.Introducing “Kiddyhawk”. A mini version of the battlefield challenge....

    18 Mar -19Mar
  17. Opera in the Arboretum

    Saturday 25 March 2017, Ettalong Beach

    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 in March 2017 are...

    25 Mar
  18. Blue2blue Drone Film Festival

    Friday 31 March 2017, Avoca Beach

    Blue2blue Drone Film Festival is Australia's first Drone Film Festival. Based on the Central Coast of NSW the festival attracts short films from local, national and international film makers who are utilising Drone ...

    31 Mar
  19. Nitro Circus Live: Central Coast

    Saturday 1 April 2017, Gosford

    Direct from sell out shows across the globe, the world's greatest action sports show, Travis Pastrana's Nitro Circus Live, is coming to 15 cities across Australia!
Featuring 30 of the world's best extreme...

    01 Apr

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