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Iconic Central Coast events

Whether you're seeking unique tastes, hands-on experiences, immersive musical moments or want to witness awe-inspiring scenery, these events champion the very essence of our region. Explore some of the iconic events hosted across the Central Coast annually, all worthy of a space in your schedule.

Visit the events page to find more events on the Central Coast throughout the year. 

Love Lanes Festival - FEBRUARY
Love Lanes will have you falling for the heritage heart of the Central Coast. Held around Valentine's Day each year, it's a chance be romanced by the charming alleyways and nostalgic buildings of old school Wyong with your loved ones.
Coastal Fusion
Coastal Fusion - MARCH
Fusing culture and community through music, food and art. Coinciding with Harmony Day, the newly developed Flavours by the Sea supports the region's multicultural community through performing arts, culinary delights and interactive activities..
NSW Pro Surf Series - MARCH
NSW Pro Surf Series will return to Avoca Beach in 2024 with this prominent surfing event for the Men and Women's Qualifying Series (QS) 3,000.
Long Jetty Festival 2024
Long Jetty Festival - APRIL
Showcasing all things art, culture, music, pre-loved and people, the Long Jetty Festival is set to activate the streets and venues of the iconic suburb, in a huge celebration of everything that is uniquely Long Jetty.
Words on the Waves Writers Festival - MAY
Immerse yourself in a festival of words and ideas set on the Central Coast, with authors coming from all corners of Australia. Words on the Wave will be held at multiple venues across the Peninsula at Unima Beach, Ettalong Beah and Woy Woy.
Central Coast Harvest Festival - JUNE
Central Coast Harvest Festival is a celebration of the region's spectacular hinterland. Held over the June long weekend each year, glimpse the other side of the farm gate as you explore 8 rural farming communities and their charming heritage villages.
Taste of Toukley
Taste of Toukley - JUNE
More information COMING SOON!
Glenworth Grazing Food & Wine Festival - JUNE
With over 80 local vendors and the region’s top restaurants, there’s a huge range of craft beers, premium wines, handmade gins, incredible food to enjoy and live music to listen to at Glenworth Grazing Food and Wine Festival.
5 Lands Walk - JUNE
A physical, spiritual, and cultural journey along 10km of spectacular coastline linking five villages on the NSW Central Coast. The 5 Lands Walk combines Aboriginal cultural experiences, live music, art exhibitions and sculptural installations.
Central Coast Music Festival - SEPTEMBER
Central Coast Music Festival is a multi-day event that see’s Gosford burst to life with pop-up live music performances, interactive music workshops finishing off the week's festivities in style with a main music festival event!
ChromeFest The Entrance each October
ChromeFest - OCTOBER
Cars, Chrome & Tunes from the Good Ol' Days! Visit The Entrance and wander the streets to enjoy this free event with plenty of show cars and entertainment on offer!.
Davistown Putt Putt Regatta and Wooden Boat Festival - OCTOBER
Brisbane Water is home to many putt-putt boats, so it is fitting to host this free family friendly event to showcase the history, heritage and local character of these watercraft.
The Lakes Festival - NOVEMBER
Central Coast Lakes Festival brings the Central Coast waterways and seaside villages to life each year. Dip your toe in the water by trying SUP Yoga, catch a live band on a barge, or watch the lake light up majestically at night.
Brisbane Water Oyster Festival - NOVEMBER
The Brisbane Waters Oysters Festival is a day of oysters, food, wine, entertainment and market stalls. 'How Many Oysters Can You Eat in 30 Seconds' is a highlight of the day with many competing for the famous trophy and prize.
New Year's Eve Celebrations - DECEMBER
Celebrate the last sunset over the water by dancing along to live music performances, jump on the amusement rides and tuck into the tastiest of food on New Year's Eve. Hussy Hicks will headline the celebrations and festivities end with fireworks.