Night market for Terrigal lagoon

Bar Botanica’s Mr Goaty’s gelato

Central Coast-based event business, Everlong Events, and the Lions Club Terrigal-Wamberal, have partnered together to create the Terrigal Lagoon Night Market on Friday, January 22.

The night market, to be held at the Lions Park, will be the first market of its kind at the location, but there are hopes for more in the future.

Everlong Events Founder, Bonnie Doolan, said the event, to operate from 5-9pm, is free, but they also encourage people to bring a gold coin donation for the Lions Club.

“The market will include a variety of handmade items, gift items, arts, fashion and a food area,” Doolan said.

“Bar Botanica will hold a pop-up restaurant serving local dishes, wines, ales, and Mr Goaty’s gelato.”

The Terrigal Lagoon Night Market will also feature live entertainment by JC Entertainment with face painting and glow sticks for the kids.

Doolan said she hopes this will be the first event of a continuing summer market series.

“The idea came when the Lions Club Terrigal-Wamberal approached me and asked if I wanted to create a market,” she said.

“My husband is from Torquay, and they have a market there called Night Jar.

“I wanted to create something similar here on the Coast.

“Markets bring together the community, give people something to do, and help out local businesses who have been struggling because of COVID.

“This one will be a trial market to see how we go, but hopefully in the future, we will hold more as we have had a lot of interest.”

A cap of 500 people will be implemented due to COVID restrictions, and COVID marshals will be present in addition to mandatory check-ins.

Information can be found on the Terrigal Lagoon Night Markets Facebook page.

Jacinta Counihan