July 10, 2019 / By Nicole West
It might be a little chilly in July, but events are certainly heating up on the Central Coast. From ice sculptures to carnival rides, gourmet food and jazz to tap your toes to, this month’s celebrations give you the perfect excuse to pack your bags for an action-filled weekend away.
Here’s my guide for the top events, with a little bit of something for everyone.
Winter in the Park - 6 - 20 July
You’ve got a whole fifteen days to check out Gosford’s Winter in the Park. It offers all those magical things we love about the season, like ice carvings and sculptures, plus an igloo village. Take the kids for a spin on carnival rides, join in with free craft activities or try your hand at cupcake classes. Then, sit back, relax and watch a stage show or two.
Where: Kibble Park, Gosford
Greedy Guts Market Feeling greedy? - 12 July
That’s exactly how you want to be when you visit the Greedy Guts Street Food Markets. Follow your nose to Terrigal Beach and get set for a taste of global cuisine, like Spanish, Hungarian, Vietnamese and Sri Lankan. Along with a variety of food vendors from the Central Coast to Sydney, you’ll find live entertainment and a crowd of fun fellow foodies. If you miss out this time, the event is held every second Friday of the month.
Where: Florida Beach Bar, Terrigal
The Entrance Winter Blues and Jazz Festival - 13 - 14 July
Get your toe-tapping music fix across the Central Coast this month, with Winter Blues and Jazz Festival performances taking place at venues in Bateau Bay, Tumbi Umbi, Wamberal and Avoca Beach. The main action happens at The Entrance though, with Russell Morris and Emma Pask headlining the event. Guess what else you’ll thoroughly enjoy? It’s free!
Where: Memorial Park, The Entrance
Sydney Comedy Club at the Entertainment Grounds - 13 July
Cam Knight, Marty Bright and Darren Sanders know how to have a good night and ensure you’re left rolling in the aisles. The Sydney Comedy Club at the Entertainment Grounds features the comedic trio, along with tasty menu treats to keep you going until your stomach hurts - from the laughing, too much food, or both.
Where: The Entertainment Grounds, Gosford
The Ettalong Jazz Festival - 20 July
Be among the pioneer music lovers to attend the Ettalong Jazz Festival, a first for the town. The free event will feature Queen Porter Stomp, The Fabulous Botting Flower and Andrew Wilke Duo, among a long list of marvellous musos. Pop up bars will keep your thirst quenched and you can nibble at food stalls in between showing off your moves. Don’t forget your Fedora!
Where: 182 Ocean View Rd, Ettalong Beach
Roald Dahl’s The Twits - July 25 - 27
The Arthouse Theatre offers a night out for the whole family, with a new twist on Roald Dahl’s The Twits. Laugh at the dirty tricks the awful Mr and Mrs Twit play on each other, via a combination of physical theatre, puppetry and storytelling in this Spare Parts Puppet Theatre production.
Where: The Arthouse Theatre, Wyong
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