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WHAT’S ON: Central Coast Event Guide for June 2024

The weather might be cooling down but the Central Coast is turning it up this month with a stack of great events to explore.

June is shaping up to be the perfect time to explore the beautiful region both inland and along the coastline.

From events celebrating local producers and farmers in our extensive hinterland at the Harvest Festival to coastal walks and runs along the waterways and a host of
creative talent on show – Check out the guide below.

HARVEST FESTIVAL

WHEN: Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 June
WHERE: Various locations around the Central Coast Hinterland

This June Long Weekend is a great opportunity to immerse yourself in the vibrant Central Coast Harvest Festival. A beloved celebration of the region’s rich agricultural bounty, the event offers a unique opportunity to explore the Central Coast hinterland and get an insider’s look at the local farming community. Visitors and locals can enjoy guided farm tours, engage in hands-on fruit picking, and get into the culinary delights at the food and wine fair. The festival showcases the best local produce, complemented by live music and the charm of historic villages. With over 30 dynamic hubs to explore across nine rural suburbs, the Central Coast Harvest Festival promises an unforgettable two-day experience.

5 LANDS WALK

WHEN: Saturday 22 June
WHERE: Macmasters Beach to Terrigal

Explore 10 kilometres of breathtaking coastline from Macmasters Beach to Terrigal on a journey that meanders through beaches, bush tracks, and back roads and connects to five charming beachside villages. Along each headland, you’ll get the chance to check out vibrant festivals featuring live music and the rich culture of local Indigenous Peoples. You’ll get to check out sculpture installations, engaging performances by local artists, and informative marine wildlife talks. And if you get lucky you’ll get to see the awe-inspiring sights of the whale migration as these majestic creatures head north to warmer waters.

BAY TO BAY RUNNING FESTIVAL

WHEN: Sunday 16 June
WHERE: Locations between Gosford and Woy Woy

Lace-up your running shoes and join the Central Coast’s most iconic running event, the Bay to Bay Running Festival. Celebrating its 20th anniversary, this beloved charity run raises funds to support local causes and offers something for everyone. You’ll have to choice to run a 5km or 12km trek, a kids’ 2km run, or challenge yourself with the 21km half marathon along the scenic waterways from Woy Woy to Gosford. You’re welcome to run, walk, push a stroller, or hold hands with a friend.

KARLA DICKENS: EMBRACING SHADOWS

WHEN: Saturday 22 Jun – Sunday 11 Aug
WHERE: Gosford Regional Gallery, East Gosford

Renowned Wiradjuri artist Karla Dickens, celebrated both nationally and internationally, is bringing her compelling Embracing Shadows exhibition to East Gosford. With a distinguished 30-year career, Dickens delves into themes of female identity and racial injustice with honesty and depth. This profound exhibition reflects her experiences as a woman and a First Nations person in post-colonial Australia, offering a thought-provoking exploration of Australian culture.

THE SNOW QUEEN: VICTORIAN STATE BALLET

WHEN: Saturday 8 June
WHERE: Laycock Community Street Theatre, Wyoming

The Victorian State Ballet brings Hans Christian Andersen’s beloved fairy tale, The Snow Queen, to life in June. The enchanting ballet tells the heartwarming story of young Gerda and her brave struggle against a sinister, icy adversary. Featuring stunning sets, splendid costumes, and exquisite artistry, this magical performance promises to captivate audiences of all ages.

TASTE OF WYONG AND TOUKLEY

WHEN: Saturday 8 June (Wyong) and Saturday 22 June (Toukley)
WHERE: Wyong Town Park, Wyong and Toukley Village Green, Toukley

You’ve heard about the fun run, now it’s time for the yum rum. This event will celebrate the best of Wyong and Toukley. You’ll savour the flavours of these vibrant towns by sampling seasonal tasting boxes from local restaurants. They’ll be roving entertainment, and kids will get the chance to interact with animals at the petting zoo and get their faces painted.