Shopping, Markets and Culture


Central Coast Markets

Spend a great weekend's browsing at one of the Central Coast’s friendly local markets. From handmade gifts to fresh produce, no matter what your taste, there’s plenty to see, do and buy in this lively coastal haven.

  • Shopping in Terrigal, Central Coast
  • Avoca Beachside Markets, Avoca Beach

Markets and Culture in the Central Coast

The Central Coast is home to a large number of popular markets and galleries. Explore stimulating and diverse exhibitions of local, national and international artworks, including photography, painting and sculpture. Visit the beautiful Gosford Regional Gallery and Edogawa Commemorative Garden. This engaging space includes a community art area and Japanese Garden.

Immerse yourself in the amazing world of Aboriginal Art at the Bouddi Gallery or explore further cultural heritage and colonial history at the well preserved Henry Kendall Cottage.

Janet Inyika from Mutitjulu at Bouddi Gallery, Image courtesy of Bouddi Gallery

Held at Heazlett Park Foreshore in Avoca Beach, the Avoca Beachside Markets are well-known throughout the area as the premier artists and musicians market on the Central Coast. Drawing the best creative talent in the region, the markets are the perfect showcase for local artists' work, with more than 100 stalls ranging from local art and jewellery to homewares and food.

The Davistown RSL Charity Markets are an indoor market held on the third Sunday of the month. There are a variety of stalls including fashion, homewares, and arts and crafts.

The Central Coast Christmas Fair is also held each December - the largest outdoor Christmas event on the Central Coast. You can find arts and crafts stalls, international food stalls, Christmas produce and gifts, an outdoor cinema and a dedicated kids zone visited by no less than Santa himself.

There’s also a wide range of retail and business services at the Erina Fair Shopping Centre and the surrounding retailers that line Gosford's main streets. For more fashion, food and convenience explore the Imperial Shopping Centre or the shopping precinct of Tuggerah Westfield.

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  1. The Entrance Market

    Saturday 26 August to Saturday 14 July 2018, 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...

    26 Aug -14Jul
  2. Avoca Beachside Markets

    Sunday 26 February to Saturday 9 December 2017, 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...

    26 Feb -09Dec
  3. Kibble Markets

    Thursday 6 April to Thursday 7 December 2017, Gosford

    Kibble Markets together with GBID are planning on bringing a community focussed weekday market to the Gosford CBD. Bringing fresh produce and the best in local providores, these markets will allow workers in the CBD...

    06 Apr -07Dec

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