IT'S cute, compact and taking the world by storm.
The inaugural Central Coast Ukulele Festival will be held at The Entrance on May 26 and 27, to celebrate the huge rise in popularity of the instrument.
Ukulele players will be offered a black board walk-up opportunity on Sails Stage on the waterfront on the Saturday.
On Sunday, fans are invited to a free breakfast performance on Memorial Park stage.
"This festival is unique in that it brings people from all ages and walks of life together to make and enjoy music," event promoter Donna Judge said.
"The program is jam packed with ukulele clubs from across the state as well as professional ukulele acts."
There will be Hawaiian dancers and a huge ukulele jam.
"There is something for everyone with stalls, rides, colouring-in competitions for the kids with great prizes and a major raffle for your chance to win a ukulele to start playing this fun instrument yourself," Ms Judge said.
There will also be a dinner show at Diggers @ The Entrance featuring Bosco & Honey, Johnny & Jonas, Terry Murray and Mirrabooka.
Doors open at 6pm and tickets cost $45.
For more details about the event, phone 4333 5377.