thecuriouskiwi

Festivals in New Zealand


March is festival month in NZ with over 80 festivals around the country, in total there are over 300 festivals listed below. The list is updated as we find out about new festivals, and we check the links are current a month in advance. Feel free to contact us if you would like us to add a festival to the list. Enjoy celebrating Kiwi style throughout the year.

(A list of Food, Wine & Beer Festivals only)


February

Adam Chamber Music Festival (Nelson, next festival 2019) www.music.org.nz

AmeriCARna (New Plymouth) www.americarna.com

Aongatete Festival Under the Figs (Katikati) www.tamc.org.nz

Aotearoa Cuban Festival (Rotorua) www.nzcubanfestival.co.nz

Aotearoa Surf Film Festival (February - April, various locations) www.asff.co.nz

Art Deco Weekend (Napier) www.artdeconapier.com

Auckland Live Summer in the Square (Dec-Feb) www.aucklandlive.co.nz New for 2018

Auckland Pride Festival www.aucklandpridefestival.org.nz

Brits at the Beach (Whangamata) www.britsatthebeach.co.nz (now held annually in February)

Chinese New Year Festival & Market Day (Auckland) www.ourauckland.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz New for 2018

Chow & Tipple Food, Wine & Beer Festival (Cambridge) www.chowandtipple.co.nz New for 2018

Clevedon Jazz, Wine & Food Festival Facebook (returns March 2019)

Coastella International Music Festival (Paraparaumu) www.coastella.co.nz

Coromandel Oyster Fest www.musselkitchen.co.nz

Dimension Psychedelic Trance Festival (Northland) www.dimension.nz

Dovedale Country Affair Festival (Nelson area) www.itson.co.nz

Dystopian Film Festival (Auckland - Jan/Feb) www.academycinemas.co.nz New for 2018

Egmont Country Music Festival www.egmontfestival.co.nz New for 2018

Electric Avenue Music Festival (Christchurch) www.electricavenuefestival.co.nz

Flochella (Blue Lake, Rotorua) www.zmonline.com

Fringe Festival (Feb/March) (Auckland) www.aucklandfringe.co.nz

Greater Wellington Brew Day (Upper Hutt) www.brewday.co.nz

Hamilton East Heritage Festival www.hect.org.nz New for 2018

Hamilton Gardens Arts Festival www.hgaf.co.nz

Heroic Gardens Festival (Auckland) www.heroicgardens.org.nz

Interislander Summer Festival (various locations from December - February) www.theraces.co.nz

International Kai Festival (Nelson) www.itson.co.nz

Island Bay Festival www.islandbayfestival.org.nz

Just So Festival (Upper Hutt) www.justsofestivalnz.org New for 2018

Kawhia Kai Festival

La Fiesta - A Celebration of Women & Community (Whanganui) www.lafiestanz.com

Lauder Ukelele Festival www.lauderukefest.com

Leadfoot Festival www.leadfootfestival.com (Hahei)

Leigh Summer Festival Facebook New for 2018

Little River Drum Festival

Luminate Festival (Takaka) (returns 2019) www.luminatefestival.co.nz

Lyttelton SummerFest www.lyttelton.net.nz New for 2018

Marlborough Wine & Food Festival (Blenheim) www.wine-marlborough-festival.co.nz

Mataatua Kapa Haka Festival (Whakatane) www.mataatuakapahaka.co.nz New for 2018

Meatstock - The Music & Barbecue Festival (Auckland) www.meatstock.co.nz New for 2018

Mount Zoukfest (Mount Maunganui) www.mountzoukfest.co.nz New for 2018

Music in Auckland Parks (not a festival, but great free entertainment: January-March) www.musicinparks.co.nz

Nelson Buskers Festival

Nelson Wine and Food Festival www.bwff.co.nz

New Zealand Festival (Feb & March in Wellington) www.festival.co.nz (returns 2018)

New Zealand Juggling & Circus Festival (Hawkes Bay) www.nzja.org.nz (moved from March to February)

NZ International YOGA Festival (Auckland) www.yogafestival.nz

NZ SandCastle Competition (Christchurch) www.newzealandsandcastlecompetition.co.nz

Niagra Falls Blue Grass & Roots Festival (Niagra Falls in the Catlins) Facebook

Northcote Chinese & Korean New Year Festival ourauckland.govt.nz New for 2018

North West Wine, Beer & Food Festival (The Hunting Lodge, Waimauku, Auckland) Facebook

Nostalgia Festival (Christchurch) www.nostalgiafestival.co.nz (moved from March to February)

Okura Forest Festival (Auckland) Facebook

Otaki Beach Kite Festival

Paeroa Highland Games & Tattoo www.paeroahighlandgames.co.nz

Portage Crossing Regatta & Festival (Auckland) www.ourauckland.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz New for 2018

Putaruru Water Festival www.prideinputaruru.com New for 2018

Rebel Round Up (Pukekohe, previously held in Rotorua) www.rebelroundup.co.nz

River Range Music Festival (Cromwell) www.riverrangefest.nz

Rotorua Summer Seafood Festival Facebook

Ruapuke Roots Festival (Raglan) www.ruapukeroots.com New for 2018

Sea Week (nationwide Feb/March) www.seaweek.org.nz New for 2018

Sevens (Rugby Sevens, Hamilton) www.sevens.co.nz

Shiny Side Up Bike Fest (Feb/March, various locations) www.shinysideup.co.nz New for 2018

Shipwrecked Music & Arts Festival www.shipwrecked.co.nz (Te Arai, Auckland)

Southland Buskers Festival (Invercargill)

Spirit Horse Festival (Auckland) www.spirithorsefestival.org New for 2018

Splore Music Festival (Auckland) www.splore.net

Summer Arts Festival in Whakatane (Jan - March) www.whakatane.com

Sunshine and a Plate Food Festival (Whakatane) (February/March) www.sunshineandaplate.nz

Takapuna Food, Wine & Music Festival www.takapunafestival.co.nz New for 2018

Tamaki River Festival (Auckland)

Taranaki Country Music Festival Facebook New for 2018

Taupo Music Festival New for 2018

Toka Fest (Ruawai, Northland)

The Coast Colour Rush (Greymouth) www.westcoast.co.nz New for 2018

Titahi Bay Beach Festival Facebook New for 2018

TSB Bank Festival of Lights (New Pymouth - 16 December - 5 February 2018) www.festivaloflights.nz

Tuki Festival (formerly Rippon) Wanaka www.tukifestival.nz

Twizel Salmon & Wine Festival www.twizel.info

Waimamaku Wild West Festival www.northlandnz.com New for 2018

Wellington Night Market Lantern Festival Facebook

Wellington Pride Festival (Feb/March) www.wellingtonpridefestival.org.nz

Wellington Summer City Festival www.wellington.govt.nz

Wild Stock (Wellington) Facebook New for 2018

Wine & Food Wind Down (Blenheim) www.vinesvillagecafe.co.nz

Wings Over Wairarapa Air Festival (every two years, next festival 2019) www.wings.org.nz


March

Aotearoa Surf Film Festival (February - April, various locations) www.asff.co.nz

Armageddon (Wellington) www.armageddonexpo.com New for 2018

Artists Open Studios (Whanganui) www.openstudios.co.nz (Blog posts about Artists Open Studios via thecuriouskiwi/blog)

ASB Polyfest (Auckland) www.asbpolyfest.co.nz

Auckland Arts Festival www.aucklandfestival.co.nz

Auckland City Limits Music Festival www.aucklandcitylimits.com (returns 2018)

Auckland Coffee Festival www.aucklandcoffeefestival.co.nz

Auckland Summer Zinefest Facebook New for 2018

Autofest 2018 (Hamilton) Facebook New for 2018

Balloons over Waikato www.balloonsoverwaikato.co.nz

Beach Hop Rock 'n' Roll Festival (Whangamata) www.beachhop.co.nz (Beach Hop blog posts via thecuriouskiwi/blog)

Beer Appreciation Day (Havelock North) www.beerappreciationday.co.nz

Biophilia Festival (Queenstown) www.biophilia.com New for 2018

BOON Hamilton Street Art Festival Facebook New for 2018

Burning Lamb (Auckland) www.burninglamb.co.nz New for 2018

Canterbury Folk Festival (March/April) www.canterburyfolkfestival.org.nz

Canterbury Japan Day Facebook

Chatham Islands Festival www.discoverthechathamislands.co.nz

Childrens Day is celebrated on the 1st Sunday in March each year, visit www.childrensday.org.nz to find an event near you.

Christchurch Holi Festival of Colours Facebook New for 2018

Christchurch Pride Week Facebook

City of Palmerston North Gold Cup Festival (March/April) www.awapuniracing.co.nz New for 2018

Colville Easter Festival www.colvilleartsfestival.co.nz

Crankworx Mountain Biking Festival (Rotorua) www.crankworx.com

CubaDupa (Wellington) www.cubadupa.co.nz

Dunedin Fringe Festival www.dunedinfringe.org.nz

Easterfest (March/April in Taupo) www.easterfest.nz

EcoWest Festival (March/April in Auckland) www.ecomatters.org.nz New for 2018

Festival of Cultures (Palmerston North) www.festivalofcultures.co.nz

Frankton Thunder (Hamilton)

French Film Festival (March - April, various locations) www.frenchfilmfestival.co.nz

Fringe Festival (Feb/March) (Auckland) www.aucklandfringe.co.nz

Geraldine Uke Fest Summer Strum Facebook New for 2018

Gibbston Wine & Food Festival (Queenstown Gardens) www.gibbstonwineandfood.co.nz (returns 2019)

Gumboot Day (Taihape) www.taihape.co.nz

Hamilton Folk Festival (Hamsterfest, Easter 2018) www.hamc.org.nz New for 2018

Harbour Street Jazz & Blues Festival (Oamaru) www.harbourstreetjazz.com

Harcourts Mangere Bridge Autumn Festival

Havelock Mussel & Seafood Festival (Havelock) www.havelockmusselfestival.co.nz

Heart of Te Atatu South Festival Facebook New for 2018

Heritage Harvest Festival (Riverton) www.sces.org.nz

Hilux New Zealand Rural Games (Palmerston North) www.ruralgames.co.nz New for 2018

Hokitika Wild Food Festival www.wildfoods.co.nz

Hokonui Moonshiners Festival (Gore) www.moonshinefest.co.nz (returns 2019)

Holi Wellington Color Fest Facebook

Horse of the Year Show (Hastings) www.hoy.kiwi

Island View Jazz & Blues Festival (Opotiki) www.islandviewsjazzblues.com New for 2018

Kaimoana at the Park (Napier) www.hawkesbaynz.com New for 2018

Kegkoura Craft Beer Festival (Kaikoura) www.emporiumbrewing.co.nz

Kelmarna Autumn Festival (Ponsonby, Auckland) www.kelmarnagardens.nz New for 2018

Lantern Festival (Auckland) www.aucklandnz.com

Linwood Youth Festival Experience (LYFE) (Christchurch) www.lyfe.co.nz

Manawatu Craft and Food Fair (Palmerston North) www.manawatucraftandfoodfair.co.nz

Manawatu Walking Festival www.mwf.org.nz

Manderley Home and Garden Festival (Akaroa) www.manderley.co.nz

Mangawhai Food & Wine Festival www.mangawhai.co.nz

Mangawhai Walking Weekend www.mangawhaiwalking.co.nz

Mangonui Waterfront Festival www.doubtlessbay.co.nz

Maoriland Film Festival (Otaki) www.maorilandfilm.co.nz

MarchFest (Nelson) www.marchfest.com

Marlborough Multicultural Festival www.migrantcentre.org.nz New for 2018

Marton Harvest Fair Facebook New for 2018

Medieval Carnival (Hamilton) Facebook New for 2018

Melt Festival of Chocolate (Easter - Rotorua) www.meltrotorua.co.nz New for 2018

Multicultural Festival (Tauranga) www.trmc.co.nz

Music in Auckland Parks (not a festival, but great free entertainment: January-March) www.musicinparks.co.nz

National Jazz Festival (Easter 2018, Tauranga) www.jazz.org.nz

Nelson Beer Week www.nbw.co.nz New for 2018

Newtown Festival (Wellington) www.newtownfestival.org.nz

New Zealand Festival (Feb/March) (Wellington) www.festival.co.nz (next festival 2018)

North Canterbury Wine & Food Festival www.ncwineandfood.co.nz

NZ Fringe Festival (Wellington) www.fringe.co.nz

Onehunga Festival (Auckland) Facebook New for 2018

Oyster Festival (Princes Wharf, Auckland) www.eurobar.co.nz New for 2018

Party in the Paddock Music Festival (Ashhurst, Manawatu) www.manawatunz.co.nz New for 2018

Pasifika Festival (Auckland) www.aucklandnz.com

Rangiora Festival of Colour www.rangiorafestivalofcolour.co.nz New for 2018

Rotorua Walking Festival www.rotoruawalkingfestival.org.nz

Rural Fest (Wainuiomata) www.ruralwainuiomata.com New for 2018

Sea Week (nationwide Feb/March) www.seaweek.org.nz New for 2018

Shiny Side Up Bike Fest (Feb/March, various locations) www.shinysideup.co.nz New for 2018

Summer Arts Festival in Whakatane (Jan - March) www.whakatane.com

Sunshine and a Plate Food Festival (Whakatane) (February/March) www.sunshineandaplate.nz

Thames Heritage Festival www.thamesheritage.co.nz

The Color Run (Auckland)

Voices of Sacred Earth Festival (Auckland) www.kawaipurapura.co.nz

Waiheke Island International Jazz Festival (Easter weekend) Facebook

Waiheke Island Wine & Food Festival www.festival.waihekewine.co.nz (returns March 2019)

Waipu Easter Carnival www.waipucarnival.com New for 2018

Wairarapa Balloon Festival (March/April) www.nzballoons.co.nz (Carried away in Carterton - blog post via thecuriouskiwi/blog)

Wairarapa Wines Harvest Festival www.wairarapaharvestfestival.co.nz

Waitati Music Festival (Dunedin) www.waitatimusicfest.nz New for 2018

Wanderlust Festival (Taupo) www.greatlaketaupo.com

Warbirds Over Wanaka (every two years - next event 2018) www.warbirdsoverwanaka.com

Wellington Dragon Boat Festival www.dragonboat.org.nz

Wellington Pride Festival (Feb/March) www.wellingtonpridefestival.org.nz

Wellington Summer City Festival www.wellington.govt.nz

Whangarei Fritter Festival Facebook

Whiskey Galore Dram Fest (Christchurch) Facebook (returns 2018)

WOMAD (World Music & Dance Festival) New Plymouth http://womad.co.nz

Writers & Readers (Wellington, part of New Zealand Festival) www.festival.co.nz New for 2018


April
African Film Festival (Auckland) www.africanfilmfestivalnz.org.nz

Agfest (Hokitika) www.agfest.co.nz (returns 2018)

Akaroa Harvest Festival www.akaroa.com

Aotearoa Surf Film Festival (February - April, various locations) www.asff.co.nz

Armageddon (Wellington) www.armageddonexpo.com New for 2018

Arrowtown Autumn Festival www.arrowtownautumnfestival.org.nz

Artists Open Studios (March/April) (Whanganui) www.openstudios.co.nz

Auckland Indonesian Festival www.aucklandindonesianfestival.com

Auckland International Cultural Festival

Autumn Festival (Cambridge) www.cambridgeautumnfestival.co.nz

A Taste of Matarangi www.atasteofmatarangi.co.nz

Brazilian Dance Festival (Christchurch) www.nzouk.com

Buddha's Day Multicultural Festival (Auckland) www.ourauckland.govt.nz

Canterbury Folk Festival (March/April) www.canterburyfolkfestival.org.nz

Chromacon NZ Indie Arts Festival (Auckland) www.chromacon.co.nz

City of Palmerston North Gold Cup Festival (March/April) www.awapuniracing.co.nz New for 2018

Clyde Wine & Food Festival www.promotedunstan.org.nz

Colville Easter Festival www.colvilleartsfestival.co.nz

Craft Beer Capital Hopstock (Wellington)

Crankworx Mountain Biking Festival (March/April) (Rotorua) www.crankworx.com

Creative Fibre National Festival (Christchurch) www.creativefibre.org.nz

Devonport Arts Festival (Auckland) www.devonportartsfestival.com

Dive Festival (Whitianga) www.divefestival.co.nz New for 2018

Easterfest (March/April in Taupo) www.easterfest.nz

ECHO Walking Festival (Coromandel - South Waikato) www.echowalkfest.org.nz

EcoWest Festival (March/April in Auckland) www.ecomatters.org.nz New for 2018

Festival of Colour (Wanaka) www.festivalofcolour.co.nz (returns 2019)

Food Show (Christchurch) www.foodshow.co.nz

French Film Festival (March - April, various locations) www.frenchfilmfestival.co.nz

Go Green Expo (Auckland) www.gogreenexpo.co.nz including Better Food Fair

Hamilton Folk Festival (Hamsterfest, Easter 2018) www.hamc.org.nz New for 2018

Highlands Festival of Speed (Cromwell) www.highlands.co.nz

Homegrown Music Festival (Wellington) www.homegrown.net.nz

Hop'N'Vine Craft Beer, Wine & Food Festival (Invercargill) www.hopnvine.co.nz

Ideas Festival (for children and youth in Nelson) Facebook New for 2018

Little River Country Bumpkin Giant Pumpkin Festival www.littleriverpumpkinfest.co.nz or Facebook

MEDANZ Belly Dance Festival (Christchurch) www.medanz.org.nz

Melt Festival of Chocolate (Easter - Rotorua) www.meltrotorua.co.nz New for 2018

Murrays Bay Wharf Birdman (Auckland) www.mbwbirdman.co.nz

National Jazz Festival (Easter 2018, Tauranga) www.jazz.org.nz

Nelson Heritage Week itson.co.nz

New Zealand Bicycle Film Festival (Wellington) www.ngataonga.org.nz

NZ International Comedy Festival (April - May: Auckland, Wellington and on the road) www.comedyfestival.co.nz

Pie, Pint & Pinot (part of Arrowtown Autumn Festival) www.arrowtownautumnfestival.org.nz

Play By Play Games Festival (Wellington) www.playbyplay.co.nz

Queenstown Bike Festival www.queenstownbikefestival.com

SOBA Mountain Ales Craft Beer Festival (Taranaki) Facebook

Southland Festival of the Arts (April/May) Facebook

Taiko Festival (Punakaiki) Facebook New for 2018

Tattoo & Art Extravaganza (Tauranga) www.tattooextravaganza.nz

Te Anau Tartan Festival Facebook

The French Country Fair (Tauherenikau, Wairarapa) www.frenchcountryfair.com New for 2018

The Great NZ Muster (Te Kuiti) www.waitomo.govt.nz (Running of the Sheep - blog post via thecuriouskiwi/blog)

The Great Pumpkin Carnival (Hamilton) www.thegreatpumpkincarnival.co.nz (Hamilton)

The Toyota Festival (Highland Motor Sport Park) www.highlands.co.nz

Upsurge Festival (Bay of Islands) (returns 2019) www.upsurgefestival.co.nz

Vegan Food Fair (Auckland)

Waiheke Island International Jazz Festival (Easter weekend) Facebook

Wairarapa Balloon Festival (March/April) www.nzballoons.co.nz (Carried away in Carterton - blog post via thecuriouskiwi/blog)

Wild Dunedin NZ Festival of Nature www.wilddunedin.nz

Xterra Rotorua Festival www.xterra.co.nz


May
African Film Festival (Wellington) www.africanfilmfestivalnz.org.nz New

Auckland Writers Festival www.writersfestival.co.nz

Banff Mountain Film Festival (various locations May - June) www.banff.nz

Bay of Islands Country Rock Festival www.country-rock.co.nz

Bluff Oyster & Food Festival www.bluffoysterfest.co.nz

Booktown (Featherston) www.booktown.org.nz

Christchurch Swing Festival www.swingtownrebels.co.nz

ComicFest (Wellington) www.wcl.govt.nz New

Coromandel Seafood Fest Facebook

Documentary Edge Festival (Wellington in May, Auckland May/June) www.docnz.org.nz

Dunedin Writers & Readers Festival www.dunedinwritersfestival.co.nz (returns 2017)

Fairtrade Festival (Auckland)

Food Show (Wellington) www.foodshow.co.nz

Hamilton Zinefest

iD Dunedin Fashion Week www.idfashion.co.nz

LUX Light Festival (Wellington) www.lux.org.nz New

National Alpaca Day

Nelson Fringe Festival www.nelsonfringe.co.nz New

NZ Hot Sauce Festival (Auckland) www.sweatshopbrew.co.nz New

NZ Music Month (nationwide) www.nzmusicmonth.co.nz

PARADOX Tauranga Street Art Festival (March - June) www.streetart.co.nz New (PARADOX Street Art Festival - blog post)

Reel Earth Environmental Film Festival (Palmerston North and Feilding) (returns 2017) www.reelearth.org.nz New

Resene Architecture & Design Film Festival (May - July, various locations) www.resene.co.nz

Space & Science Festival (Wellington) www.spacesciencefestival.org

Tauranga Vintage Festival Facebook New for 2018

The Cavell Leitch New Zealand International Jazz & Blues Festival (Christchurch) www.jazzbluesfestival.co.nz

The Great Eketahuna Cheese Festival Facebook New for 2018

The Great NZ Food Show (Hamilton) www.greatnzfoodshow.co.nz

Wheels Week (Ashburton) www.wheelsweek.co.nz

Wood Craft Festival (May/June in Auckland) Facebook New

WORD Christchurch Writers & Readers Festival www.wordchristchurch.co.nz New



June

Auckland Beer Week

Auckland Festival of Photography www.photographyfestival.org.nz

Banff Mountain Film Festival (various locations May - June) www.banff.nz

Ceol Aneas Irish Music Festival (Nelson) www.irishmusic.org.nz (Queen's Birthday weekend)

Cinema Italiano Festival www.cinemaitalianonz.com (June - December, various locations) New

Documentary Edge Festival (Wellington in May, Auckland May/June) www.docnz.org.nz

Dunedin Midwinter Carnival www.midwintercarnival.co.nz

FAWC - Food & Wine Classic (June/July in Hawke's Bay) www.fawc.co.nz

GABS Beer, Cider & Food Festival (Auckland) www.gabsfestival.com

Le Renault French Festival (held in Auckland and Wellington in June) www.frenchfestival.nz New for 2018

Loemis Winter Solstice Festival (Wellington) www.loemis.nz New

LUMA Southern Light Project (Queenstown) www.luma.nz New

Lyttelton Harbour Festival of Lights www.lyttelton.net.nz

Matariki Festival (Auckland - June/July) www.matarikifestival.org.nz

Matariki Festival Whangarei (June/July) Facebook New

Mercury Bay Music Festival (Whitianga) www.mercurybaymusicfestival.co.nz

Mid Winter Woolfeast (Christchurch) www.woolfeast.com

NZ Boutique Wine Festival (Auckland) www.boutiquewine.co.nz

NZ Gold Guitar Awards (Gore) www.goldguitars.co.nz

NZ Mountain Film & Book Festival (Wanaka, Cromwell & Queenstown) www.mountainfilm.net.nz (June/July)

Ohakune Mardi Gras Facebook (no Mardi Gras 2017)

Okere Falls Store Strong Beer Festival (Rotorua) www.okerefallsstore.co.nz or Facebook

Pacific Dance Festival (Auckland) www.pacificdance.co.nz New

Palmerston North Winter Festival www.manawatunz.co.nz New

PARADOX Tauranga Street Art Festival (March - June) www.streetart.co.nz New (PARADOX Street Art Festival - blog post)

Puaka Matariki Festival (Dunedin) www.matarikidunedin.co.nz New

Queenstown Winter Festival www.winterfestival.co.nz

Resene Architecture & Design Film Festival (May - July, various locations) www.resene.co.nz

Rotorua Blues Festival Facebook New

Rotorua Multisport Festival www.rotoruamultisport.co.nz

Steampunk Festival (Oamaru) www.steampunknz.co.nz (Steampunk Festival blog post)

Stellar Mid Winter Light Festival (Auckland)

Taranaki Woodcraft Festival (Waitara) www.waitara.co.nz New

Vibe Youth Festival (Auckland) Facebook New

Waiheke Winter Arts Festival www.waihekeartgallery.org.nz

Wairoa Maori Film Festival www.kiaora.tv

Wellington Jazz Festival www.jazzfestival.co.nz

Winetopia (Auckland) www.winetopia.nz

Wood Craft Festival (May/June in Auckland) Facebook New

Word Cafe Writers Festival (Raglan - June/July) www.wordcaferaglan.co.nz


July

Africa Fashion Festival (Wellington) www.africafashionfestival.com New

A Mid Winter's Ale Festival (Rolleston, 22kms from Christchurch) www.canterburybeerfestival.co.nz

Art Deco Winter Deco Weekend (Napier) www.artdeconapier.com

Bastille Day Street Festival (Remuera, Auckland)

Cadbury Chocolate Carnival (Dunedin) www.chocolatecarnival.co.nz

Canterbury Truffle Festival www.canterburytrufflefestival.nz

Cinema Italiano Festival www.cinemaitalianonz.com (June - December, various locations) New

Edible Fashion Awards (Hastings) www.ediblefashionawards.co.nz

FAWC - Food & Wine Classic (June/July in Hawke's Bay) www.fawc.co.nz

Festival of New Theatre (Wellington) www.youngandhungry.org.nz

Food Show (Auckland) www.foodshow.co.nz

Gizzy (Gisborne) Food Month Facebook

Hutt Winter Festival www.huttwinterfestival.co.nz New

Hanmer Salsa Winter Festival www.hanmersalsa.com

Illume Winter Festival of Lights (Coromandel Town) www.illumefest.co.nz (returns 2018)

KidsFest (Christchurch) www.kidsfest.co.nz

Light Nelson (returns 2018) www.lightnelson.org.nz

Marlborough Book Festival www.marlboroughbookfest.co.nz

Matariki Festival Whangarei (June/July) Facebook New

NZ International Film Festival (Auckland, Wellington, Dunedin from July and various locations until September) www.nzff.co.nz

NZ International Science Festival (Dunedin) www.scifest.org.nz (returns 2018)

NZ Mountain Film & Book Festival (Wanaka, Cromwell & Queenstown) www.mountainfilm.net.nz (June/July)

NZ Mountain Film & Book Festival National Tour (various locations June - October) www.mountainfilm.nz New

NZ Tango Festival (Wellington) www.nztangofestival.co.nz

Resene Architecture & Design Film Festival (May - July, various locations) www.resene.co.nz

Russell Birdman Festival www.russellbirdman.co.nz

Taiwan Film Festival (Auckland) Facebook New

Taupo Winter Festival www.taupowinterfestival.co.nz

Tauranga Coffee Festival Facebook New

TheatreFest (July/August/September, various locations) www.theatrenewzealand.co.nz New

The Seriously Good Food Show (Tauranga) www.seriouslygoodfoodshow.co.nz

Uke Fest (Geraldine) www.ukelelegeraldine.co.nz

Waipu in Tartan www.breambay.co.nz

Winetopia (Wellington) www.winetopia.nz

Winter Ales Festival (Wellington) www.craftbeercapital.com

Word Cafe Writers Festival (Raglan - June/July) www.wordcaferaglan.co.nz

August

Bay of Islands Jazz & Blues Festival www.jazz-blues.co.nz

Beervana (Wellington) www.beervana.co.nz

Christchurch Arts Festival (August - September) www.artsfestival.co.nz (returns 2017)

Cinema Italiano Festival www.cinemaitalianonz.com (June - December, various locations) New

Chocolate Festival (Wellington) www.chocolatefestival.co.nz (? 2017)

Concert Bands Festival (Whangarei)

Festival for the Future (Auckland) www.festivalforthefuture.org.nz

Go Green Expo (Christchurch) www.gogreenexpo.co.nz

Groundswell Festival of Innovation (Tauranga) www.gswell.co.nz New

Ice & Mixed Festival (Queenstown) www.iceandmixedfestival.co.nz and Facebook

KBB Music Festival (Auckland) www.kbbmusicfestival.co.nz New

National Poetry Day

NZ Fashion Week (Auckland) www.nzfashionweek.com

NZ International Film Festival (Auckland, Wellington, Dunedin from July and various locations until September) www.nzff.co.nz

NZ Mountain Film & Book Festival National Tour (various locations June - October) www.mountainfilm.nz New

Onam Vegetarian Festival (part of Restaurant Month in Auckland) www.iticket.co.nz New

Restaurant Month (Auckland) www.heartofthecity.co.nz

RISE Fly Fishing Film Festival (various locations, August/September)

Spark International Festival of Media, Arts & Design (Hamilton) www.spark.net.nz

STEAMFEST (Otorohanga) www.steamfestnz.com New

Studio Ghibli Film Festival (various locations, August & September) www.studioghibli.com New

Taranaki International Arts Festival (August/September) www.artsfest.co.nz (returns 2017)

TheatreFest (July/August/September, various locations) www.theatrenewzealand.co.nz New

Tutukaka Coast Boutique Beer Festival

Tutukaka Coast Winter Festival Facebook

Visa Wellington On a Plate www.wellingtononaplate.com

Wine & Food Celebration (Auckland) www.event.foodandwine.co.nz

WTF! Women's Theatre Festival (Wellington) (August - October) www.circa.co.nz


September

Alexandra Blossom Festival www.blossom.co.nz

Arts Festival Dunedin (September/October) www.artsfestivaldunedin.co.nz (returns 2018)

Auckland Heritage Festival (September/October) www.heritagefestival.co.nz

BMW Oktoberfest (Auckland)

Beer & Bacon Festival (Auckland) www.sweatshopbrew.co.nz New

Carterton Daffodil Festival

Cathedral Organ Festival (Auckland) www.parnell.net.nz New

CHB The Festival (Hawkes Bay) www.thefestival.org.nz

Cherry Blossom Festival (Nelson) www.itson.co.nz

Cheviot Spring Festival

Cinema Italiano Festival www.cinemaitalianonz.com (June - December, various locations) New

Deaf Short Film Festival (Wellington) (returns 2017) www.nzdsff.co.nz

Eden Garden Tulip Festival (Auckland) www.edengarden.co.nz

Feilding Festival of Cycling www.feildingfestivalofcycling.co.nz

FermentFest (Hamilton, moved from October to September) www.waikatofoodinc.com

Festival of Architecture (various locations) www.nzia.co.nz New

Franklin Arts Festival www.franklinartsfestival.co.nz

Going West Books & Writers Festival (West Auckland) www.goingwestfest.co.nz

Hamilton Diwali Mela

Hamilton Pride Festival www.hamiltonpride.co.nz

Hastings Blossom Festival www.artsinc.co.nz

Hokianga Country Music Festival (September/October)

International Spring Festival (Palmerston North) www.ipc.ac.nz

Kawerau Woodfest & National Woodskills Competition (September/October) www.kaweraudc.govt.nz

Literary Festival (Whanganui) (September/October) www.writersfest.co.nz (returns 2017)

Little Yoga Festival (Mount Maunganui) www.littleyogafestival.com

Manawatu Writers Festival (Feilding)

Maths Craft Festival (Auckland) www.mathscraftnz.org

Moon Festival (Palmerston North) www.ticketdirect.co.nz New

NZ International Film Festival (Auckland, Wellington, Dunedin from July and various locations until September) www.nzff.co.nz

NZ Junior Rugby Festival (Taupo, Whakatane & Queenstown in September/October) www.juniorrugbytournament.com New

NZ Mountain Film & Book Festival National Tour (various locations June - October) www.mountainfilm.nz New

NZ Mural Contest & Arts Festival (Katikati) www.katikatimurals.co.nz New

NZ Young Writers Festival (Dunedin) www.youngwritersfest.nz

Otahuhu Ethnic Food Festival (Auckland) www.foodfestival.co.nz

Pinot Palooza (festival of pinot noir in Auckland) Facebook New

Port Chalmers Seafood Festival www.festival.portchalmers.com (returns 2017)

Raglan Film Festival www.raglanartscentre.co.nz

RISE Fly Fishing Film Festival (various locations, August/September)

Short & Sweet Festival (Auckland) www.shortandsweet.org.nz

Spring Festival (Wellington) (September/October) www.wellington.govt.nz

Spring Fling (Central Hawke's Bay, September & October) www.thespringfling.nz New for 2018

Studio Ghibli Film Festival (various locations, August & September) www.studioghibli.com New

Taniwha Daffodils (Hawkes Bay) www.taniwhadaffodils.co.nz New

Taranaki International Arts Festival (August/September) www.artsfest.co.nz (returns 2017)

TheatreFest (July/August/September, various locations) www.theatrenewzealand.co.nz

The Breeze Walking Festival (September/October) (Christchurch) www.ccc.govt.nz

The Coffee & Chocolate Show (Auckland) www.chocolatecoffeeshow.co.nz

The Others Way Festival (Auckland, R18 event)

Vegan Vibes (Mount Maunganui)

Whangamata Run, Walk Festival www.whangamatarunwalk.co.nz

Whitianga Scallop Festival www.scallopfestival.co.nz

World of Wearable Arts (September/October in Wellington) www.worldofwearableart.com

WTF! Women's Theatre Festival (Wellington) (August - October) www.circa.co.nz


October

Akaroa French Festival www.akaroa.com

Alexandra Thyme Festival (October/November) www.thymefestival.co.nz

Aoraki MacKenzie Starlight Festival (Twizel) (returns 2017) www.phys.canterbury.ac.nz

Armageddon Expo (Auckland) http://armageddonexpo.com

Arohanui Film Festival (Te Aroha)

Arts Festival Dunedin (September/October) (returns 2018) www.artsfestivaldunedin.co.nz

Artweek Auckland www.artweekauckland.co.nz

Auckland Diwali Festival www.aucklandnz.com

Auckland Heritage Festival (September/October) www.heritagefestival.co.nz

Auckland Jazz Festival www.aucklandjazzfestival.co.nz

Bay Salsa Festival (Tauranga) www.baysalsa.co.nz

Beca Heritage Week (Christchurch) www.ccc.govt.nz

Body Mind Spirit Festival (Christchurch) www.bodymindspirit.co.nz

Cardrona Folk Festival www.martincurtis.co.nz New

Christchurch Big Band Festival www.bigbandfest.org.nz New

Cinema Italiano Festival www.cinemaitalianonz.com (June - December, various locations)

Drone Film Festival (Auckland, Wellington & Christchurch - October/November) www.dffanz.com New

Dunedin Heritage Festival www.heritagefestival.org.nz

Festival Italiano (Newmarket, Auckland) www.festivalitaliano.co.nz

Festival of Transitional Architecture (returns 2018, Christchurch) www.festa.org.nz

Fringe Garden Festival (Taranaki) www.taranakigardens.co.nz (October/November)

Graffiato Street Art Festival (Taupo) www.greatlaketaupo.com

Hamilton Fringe Festival www.hamiltonfringe.co.nz New

Hamilton Gardens Scarecrow Festival www.hamiltongardens.co.nz

Harcourts Hawke's Bay Arts Festival www.hbaf.co.nz New

Hell Horror Fest NZ (Auckland) (October/November) www.iticket.co.nz New

HighLight Carnival of Lights (Lower Hutt) www.highlight.org.nz New

Hokianga Country Music Festival (September/October)

Hunterville Huntaway Festival www.shemozzle.co.nz

InterACT - A Disability Arts Festival (Auckland) www.interacting.org.nz

it! Bay of Islands Food & Wine Festival paihianz.co.nz

JFC Food & Sake Expo (Auckland) www.asbshowgrounds.co.nz New

Kawerau Woodfest & National Woodskills Competition (September/October) www.kaweraudc.govt.nz

K-Fest (Korean Pop Culture, Auckland) Facebook New

Kokomai Creative Festival (Wairarapa) www.kokomai.co.nz (returns 2017)

Kowhai Festival (Warkworth) www.kowhaifestival.co.nz

Literary Festival (Whanganui) (September/October) www.writersfest.co.nz (returns 2017)

Live Well Festival (Auckland) www.livewellfestival.co.nz New

Matakana Oyster & Wine Festival www.matakanaoysterfest.co.nz New

Mexfestival (Auckland) www.mexfestival.com

Nelson Arts Festival www.nelsonartsfestival.co.nz

NZ Cheese Month (nationwide) www.nzsa.org.nz

NZ Improv Festival (Wellington) www.nzimprovfestival.co.nz

NZ Junior Rugby Festival (Taupo, Whakatane & Queenstown in September/October) www.juniorrugbytournament.com New

NZ Mountain Film & Book Festival National Tour (various locations June - October) www.mountainfilm.nz New

NZ Mural Contest & Arts Festival (Katikati) www.katikatimurals.co.nz New

Okere Falls Beer Fest (Rotorua) www.okerefallsstore.co.nz

Oktoberfest (Wellington) www.oktoberfest.co.nz

Paekakariki Pride Festival Facebook New

Powerco Taranaki Garden Spectacular (October/November) www.gardenfestnz.co.nz

Queenstown Jazz Fest (Queenstown) www.queenstownjazzfest.co.nz

RockFest (Mount Maunganui) New

Rosebank Oktoberfest (Christchurch)

Rotorua Bike Festival www.rotoruabikefestival.com (2018)

RunFest (Wellington) www.runfest.org.nz

Sandringham Street Festival Facebook New

Science Teller Festival (Dunedin) (returns 2019) www.scienceteller.com

Seafest (Kaikoura) www.seafest.co.nz

Show Me Shorts Film Festival (various locations, October/November) www.showmeshorts.co.nz

Southern Fork Americana Fest (Auckland) www.sparkarena.co.nz

Southland Festival of Running (Invercargill) www.southlandfestivalofrunning.co.nz

Spring Festival (Wellington) (September/October) www.wellington.govt.nz

Spring Fling (Central Hawke's Bay, September & October) www.thespringfling.nz New for 2018

Tauranga Arts Festival (Tauranga) www.taurangafestival.co.nz

Tempo Dance Festival (Auckland) www.tempo.co.nz

The Breeze Walking Festival (September/October) (Christchurch) www.ccc.govt.nz

The Shakespeare Brewery's Oktoberfest (Auckland)

The Very Vintage Day Out (Auckland) www.veryvintage.co.nz

Tulip Fest (Rotorua) www.tulipfestrotorua.co.nz (Blooming Rotorua - Tulip Fest blog post)

Uni Shorts International Student Film Festival (Auckland) www.unitec.ac.nz New

Vegan Expo, Christchurch www.vegetarianchristchurch

Waiheke Island of Wine Expo (Auckland) www.waihekewine.co.nz

Waihi Gold Fest www.waihi.org.nz

Wellington Diwali Festival www.asianz.org.nz

Wellington Folk Festival www.wellingtonfolkfestival.wordpress.com

Westport Whitebait Festival www.westcoast.co.nz New

Whanganui Festival of Cultures Facebook

Whitebait Festival Haast www.westcoast.co.nz New

World of Wearable Arts (September/October in Wellington) www.worldofwearableart.com

WTF! Women's Theatre Festival (Wellington) (August - October) www.circa.co.nz


November

Alexandra Thyme Festival (October/November) www.thymefestival.co.nz

Art in the Olives Festival www.telegraphhill.co.nz (Hastings) part of F.A.W.C.

Auckland Festival of Quilts www.aqg.org.nz

Auckland Garden Design Fest www.gardendesignfest.co.nz (next festival 2017)

Automania Automotive Festival (Auckland) Facebook New

Banks Peninsula Walking Festival www.akaroa.com New

Bay of Plenty Garden & Art Festival www.gardenandartfest.co.nz (returns 2018)

Bikes, Bands & BBQS (Auckland) www.motat.org.nz New

Central Districts Wine & Food Show (Palmerston North) Facebook New

Cherry Blossom Festival (Auckland) New

Christmas in the Park (Christchurch) www.christmasinthepark.co.nz

Cinema Italiano Festival www.cinemaitalianonz.com (June - December, various locations) New

Cranked Retro Festival (Auckland) www.crankedfestival.weebly.com New

Dive Festival (Whitianga) www.divefestival.co.nz (returns April 2018)

Drone Film Festival (Auckland, Wellington & Christchurch) www.dffanz.com New

Dunedin Craft Beer & Food Festival www.dunedinbeerfest.co.nz

Dunedin Festival of Photography www.dps.org.nz (no festival 2017)

FAWC - Food & Wine Classic (Hawkes Bay) www.fawc.co.nz

Festive Fete (Cromwell) www.festivefete.co.nz New

Fiesta Del Sol (Auckland) Facebook New

Fraud Film Festival (Auckland) www.fraudfilmfestival.co.nz (?2017)

Fringe Garden Festival (Taranaki) www.taranakigardens.co.nz (October/November)

Garden Marlborough www.gardenmarlborough.co.nz

Geraldine Arts & Plants Festival www.geraldinefestival.co.nz New

Gisborne Garden & Arts Festival (returns 2019)

Go Green Expo (Wellington) www.gogreenexpo.co.nz

Gold'n Notes Hoedown (Cromwell) www.cromwell.org.nz New

Gore Rhododendron Festival www.gorenz.com

Grey Lynn Park Festival (Auckland) www.greylynnparkfestival.org

Hell Horror Fest NZ (Auckland) (October/November) www.iticket.co.nz New

Highwic Christmas Garden Festival (Auckland) www.heritage.org.nz

Hororata Highland Games www.hororatahighlandgames.org.nz

Kapiti Coast Festival (incorporating Mary Potter Hospice Strawberry Festival) kapiticoastfestival.nz

Kerikeri Half Marathon Street Party www.kerikeristreetparty.co.nz

LitCrawl (Wellington) www.litcrawl.co.nz

New Zealand Cider Festival (Nelson) www.nzciderfestival.com

NZ Book Festival (Mt Eden, Auckland) www.nzbookfestival.co.nz

NZ Cup & Show Week (Christchurch) www.nzcupandshow.co.nz

NZ Flower & Garden Show (Auckland) (November/December) www.nzflowergardenshow.co.nz New

NZ Tattoo & Art Festival (New Plymouth) www.nztattooart.com

NZ Web Fest (Auckland) www.nzwebfest.com

Ocean Vine Hop (Marlborough) www.oceanvinehop.co.nz New

Pacific Rose Bowl Festival (Hamilton) www.pacificrosebowlfestival.co.nz

Pak N Save Triathalon Festival (Canterbury) www.triathalonfestival.co.nz

Powerco Taranaki Garden Spectacular (October/November) www.gardenfestnz.co.nz

Puawai Festival (Auckland - November/December) www.ourauckland.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz New

Quarryfest (Tauranga) www.quarrypark.org.nz

Rotorua Festival of Gardens www.rotoruagardens.org.nz (returns 2017)

Rotorua Half Marathon www.rotoruahalfmarathon.com

Russian Resurrection Film Festival (Auckland) www.russianresurrection.com

Selwyn Motor Fest (Rolleston) New

Show Me Shorts Film Festival (various locations, October/November) www.showmeshorts.co.nz

Steampunk The Thames Festival www.steampunkthethames.org

St Francis Wine & Food Festival (Auckland) Facebook New

Taste of Auckland www.tasteofauckland.co.nz

Te Atatu Spring Festival www.teatatuspringfestival.nz New

Te Matuku Oyster Festival (Waiheke Island) www.tematukuoysters.co.nz (returns 2018)

Three Kings School Scarecrow Festival (Auckland) www.scarecrowfestival.co.nz (?2017)

Toast Martinborough Wine, Food & Music Festival www.toastmartinborough.co.nz

TriMaori Festival (Lake Karapiro) www.trimaori.nz New

Waiheke Island Walking Festival www.waihekewalkingfestival.org

Wellington Polish Film Festival www.wpff.nz

Victorian Heritage Celebrations (Oamaru) www.vhc.co.nz


December & December/January (* New Year music festival)

Auckland Ska Festival (Kings Arms)

AUM New Years Eve Festival (South Head, Auckland) www.aum.co.nz *

Beers at The Basin (Wellington) www.beersatthebasin.co.nz New

Cambridge Christmas Festival

Caroline Bay Carnival (Timaru - December/January) www.carolinebay.org.nz

Christchurch/South Island Wine & Food Festival www.winefestival.co.nz

Christmas in the Park (Auckland) www.christmasinthepark.co.nz

Christmas Carnival (Takapuna) www.ilovetakapuna.co.nz

Cinema Italiano Festival www.cinemaitalianonz.com (June - December, various locations) New

Cromwell Cherry Festival www.centralotagonz.com

Festival of Roses (Timaru) www.festivalofroses.co.nz

Fiesta of Lights (Hastings - December/January) www.fiestaoflights.co.nz

Highlife New Years Day (Takapuna) www.highlifenye.co.nz New

Hutt City Christmas Charity Rockfest www.undertheradar.co.nz

Interislander Summer Festival (various locations from December - February) www.theraces.co.nz

Invercargill Christmas Tree Festival www.southlandnz.com New

Kapiti Food Fair www.kapitifoodfair.net

Lake Hawea Summer Festival includes Top Paddock Music Festival www.toppaddock.co.nz*

Lightpath Festival (Auckland) Facebook New

Mandeville Craft Festival www.mandevillecraftfestival.co.nz

Mudtopia Festival (Rotorua) www.mudtopia.com New

Northern Bass (Mangawhai) www.northernbass.co.nz *

NZ Flower & Garden Show (Auckland) (November/December) www.nzflowergardenshow.co.nz New

NZ Ukelele Festival (Auckland) www.nzukelele.org.nz

Puawai Festival (Auckland - November/December) www.ourauckland.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz New

Raglan Music & Dance Festival Facebook New

Rhythm & Alps Festival (Wanaka) www.rhythmandalps.co.nz*

Rhythm & Vines (Gisborne) www.rhythmandvines.co.nz *

Rotorua Glo Festival Facebook

Street Prints Otautahi Street Art Festival (Christchurch) www.ymcachch.org.nz New

Sudaka Latin Festival (Auckland) www.sudaka.co.nz New

SummerFest (Auckland) www.ourhouse.co.nz New

TSB Bank Festival of Lights (New Pymouth - 16 December - 5 February 2018) www.festivaloflights.nz

Tui Farm Folk Festival (Nelson - December/January) www.tuifarmfolk.co.nz * New

Twisted Frequency NY Festival (Takaka - December/January) Facebook*

Waimate Strawberry Fare www.waimatestrawberryfare.co.nz

Whangamata Summer Festival

Whare Flat Folk Festival (Dunedin - December/January) www.whareflat.org.nz*

Wondergarden (Auckland) www.wondergarden.co.nz*



January

Akaroa Music Festival www.akaroafestival.org.nz

Auckland Folk Festival www.aucklandfolkfestival.co.nz

Auckland International Buskers Festival www.aucklandbuskersfestival.co.nz

Auckland Live Summer in the Square (Dec-Feb) www.aucklandlive.co.nz New for 2018

Auckland Seafood Festival (? 2018)

Bay Dreams Music Festival (Mount Maunganui) www.baydreams.co.nz

Beast of a Feast (Mt Maunganui)

Berry Town Festival (Whakatane) www.whakatane.com

Birdman Wellington www.birdman.org.nz

Blue Lake Multisport Festival (Rotorua) www.rats.org.nz

Branded Country Music Fest (Hastings) Facebook

Brazilian Day Festival (Auckland) Facebook

Bridge Pa Wine Festival (Hawkes Bay)

Central Otago Pinot Noir Celebration (Queenstown) www.pinotcelebration.co.nz

Classic Car & Hot Rod Festival (Kumeu) www.kumeuhotrodshow.co.nz

Coromandel Keltic Fair www.kelticfair.co.nz

Coro Summer Fest (Coromandel Town) www.corosummerfest.co.nz

Cromwell Classic Car & Hot Rod Festival Facebook New for 2018

Cromwell Food & Wine Festival www.cromwellheritageprecinct.co.nz

Driftwood & Sand, Beach Sculpture Festival (Hokitika) www.westcoast.co.nz & Facebook

Dystopian Film Festival (Auckland - Jan/Feb) www.academycinemas.co.nz New for 2018

East Coast Vibes Music Festival (Gisborne) www.eastcoastvibes.co.nz

Evolve Festival (Nelson) www.evolvefestival.co.nz

Festival of Pots & Garden Art (Otaki) www.festivalpots.com

Festival One (Mystery Creek) www.festival-one.co.nz

Fiesta of Lights (Hastings - December/January) www.fiestaoflights.co.nz

Forestival (Hamilton) www.waikatomuseum.co.nz New for 2018

Gladstonebury Festival of Music, Craft, Food & Wine (Wairarapa) https://gladstonebury.co.nz New for 2018

Golden Bass Music Festival (Golden Bay) www.goldenbassmusicfestival.nz New for 2018

Great FitzRoy Mussel Fest (Great Barrier Island) www.thebarrier.co.nz

Hawkes Bay Summer Cycling Carnival www.summercyclingcarnival.co.nz New for 2018

Hell SmashFest www.smashpalacebar.com (Gisborne)

Hibiscus Rodders Beach Festival (Orewa) www.hibiscusrodders.co.nz

Huri Huri Wairarapa's Bike Festival Facebook

Indian Kite Festival (Auckland) Facebook New for 2018

Interislander Summer Festival (various locations from December - February) www.theraces.co.nz

Katikati Avocado Food & Wine Festival Facebook New for 2018

Kaikoura Longboard Festival www.kaikouralongboardfestival.com

Kiwiburn (Hunterville) http://kiwiburn.com

Laneway Festival (Auckland) www.auckland.lanewayfestival.com

Latin Fiesta (Auckland) www.vivadance.co.nz New for 2018

Marton Country Music Festival www.martonfestival.nz

Motueka Country Music Festival www.itson.co.nz

Mount Festival of Multisport www.mountfestival.kiwi

Music in Auckland Parks (not a festival as such, but great free entertainment: January- March) www.musicinparks.co.nz

Nelson Jazz Festival www.nelsonjazzfest.co.nz

Nelson Summer Kite Festival

Ngapuhi Festival www.ngapuhifestival.com (Kaikohe) (returns 2018)

Northland Circus Festival (Waipoua Forest Camping Ground) Facebook

NZFR Legends of Bathhurst (Hampton Downs) www.nzfmr.co.nz

One Love Festival (Tauranga) http://onelovefestival.co.nz (moved from February to January)

Out of the Blue Music Festival (Nelson) www.outoftheblue.nz New for 2018

Paihia Summer Festival www.pahianz.co.nz

Pasifika Festival (Wellington) www.wellington.govt.nz

Picton Maritime Festival

Primal Getaway (Cooks Beach) www.primalgetaway.co.nz New for 2018

Raglan Arts Weekend www.raglanartscentre.co.nz

Riverside Music Festival (Lower Moutere) www.riverwide.org.nz New for 2018

Sarau Festival (Upper Moutere) www.saraufestival.co.nz

SeePort Festival (Auckland) www.seeport.co.nz New for 2018

Sound Splash (Raglan) www.soundsplash.co.nz

Summer Arts Festival in Whakatane (January - March) www.whakatane.com

Summer Beer Festival (Queenstown)

Tairua School Wine & Food Festival www.tairuawineandfood.co.nz

Takapuna Beach Summer Days Festival Facebook New for 2018

Tamaki Herenga Waka Festival (Auckland) www.aucklandnz.com

The Great Kiwi Beer Festival (Christchurch) greatkiwibeerfestival.co.nz

The Mount Comedy Festival www.mauaopac.co.nz New for 2018

Trillian FunFest (Auckland) www.funfest.co.nz New for 2018

TSB Bank Festival of Lights (New Pymouth - 16 December - 5 February 2018) www.festivaloflights.nz

Turakina Highland Games www.turakinahighlandgames.co.nz

Vintage Weekend (Whanganui) www.vintageweekend.co.nz

Waipu Highland Games www.waipugames.co.nz & Facebook

Wairarapa Country Music Festival www.tauherenikau.co.nz

Wellington Summer City Festival www.wellington.govt.nz

Wellington Wine, Food & Craft Beer Festival www.wineandfoodfestival.co.nz (moved from March to January)

World Buskers Festival (Christchurch) www.worldbuskersfestival.com

Comments to date: 6. Page 1 of 1.

Rachael

Hi Andrea
I don't know, and you've probably looked in the same places as I have - their website that says they'll be back in 2018 but there's no date, and their Facebook page which hasn't been posted on since December 2016. There is an email address for them on Facebook so you could email to ask, otherwise if it's coming back I'm sure it will be well advertised as if it's going to be held over Auckland Anniversary Weekend again that's not far away.

Andrea

Hi I'm just wanting to know when the Auckland Seafood Festival is going to be up and running again? Last year I read something that they would be back bigger and better in 2018 but can't see any advertising about it??

Rachael

Hi Rachel
The festival has been added to the list for October.

Rachel Chapman

Hi there I wonder if you can please add the Hawkes Bay Arts Festival to your listing under the NZ Festival www.hbaf.co.nz
thanks very much

Rachael

Hi Akash and anyone else wanting to list

Use the Contact Us tab above and send me details ie. website or Facebook link. Edited to add: Note that the list is for festivals rather than events.

Akash

hi there,

I would like to post 2 events here. How about do i do this?

Kind Regards,

Akash. S

Your Name:

Email Address:
(not displayed)

Your Comment:

Security check *

security image
 


go to top