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)



August

Auckland Fried Chicken Festival Facebook

Auckland Restaurant Month www.heartofthecity.co.nz

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

Beervana (Wellington) www.beervana.co.nz

Dine Dunedin https://dinedunedin.co.nz

Festival for the Future (July/August, Wellington) Facebook

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

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

Hamilton Book Month Facebook

Hanmer Salsa Winter Festival www.hanmersalsa.com

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

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

National Poetry Day www.nzbookawards.co.nz

New Zealand Concert Bands Association Concert Bands Festival (July/August in Napier) www.nzcba.org

NZ Fashion Week (August and September in Auckland) www.nzfashionweek.com

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

Pinot Palooza (Auckland) www.pinotpalooza.com.au New for 2021

Ramp Festival of Media, Music, Arts & Design (Hamilton) www.rampfestival.co.nz

Right Royal Cabaret Fest (New Plymouth (July/August) www.rightroyal.co.nz New for 2021

Southern Jam Youth Jazz Festival (Marlborough) Facebook (online 2020)

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

Visa Wellington On A Plate www.visawoap.com

Walk of Wonders (Havelock North) www.walkofwonders.co.nz New for 2021

Wellington Band & Orchestra Festival www.webo.co.nz (returns 2021)

Welly Boutique Wine Festival www.craftd.global New for 2021

White Out Winter Festival (Methven) www.mthutt.co.nz New for 2021

Winter Pride Festival (August/September in Queenstown) www.winterpride.co.nz

WoolOn Creative Fashion Event (Central Otago) www.woolon.co.nz (returns 2021)

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


September

Alexandra Blossom Festival www.blossom.co.nz

Aronui Indigenous Arts Festival (Rotorua) www.aronuiartsfestival.com (postponed 2020)

Arts Festival Dunedin www.artsfestivaldunedin.co.nz (returns 2021)

Auckland Boutique Wine Festival www.craftd.global New for 2021

Auckland Tango Festivalito www.aucklandtango.co.nz (no festival 2020)

birdsAPlenty Festival (September/October) (Whakatane) www.whakatane.com and Facebook

Carterton Daffodil Festival Facebook

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

Cinema Italiano Festival (various locations) www.cinemaitalianonz.com

Culinary Cambridge www.cambridge.co.nz (postponed 2020)

Dominion Road Moon Festival (Auckland) www.drdmfest.org.nz

Eat. Taste. Central (September - October, Central Otago) www.centralotagonz.com

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

Ellerslie Fairy Festival & Pirate Party (Auckland) Facebook

Ferment Fest (Hamilton) www.waikatofoodinc.com New for 2020

Festival of Adult Learning (various locations) www.aceaotearoa.org.nz

Festival of Architecture (various locations) www.nzia.co.nz (Cancelled 2020)

Franklin Arts Festival www.franklinartsfestival.co.nz (Cancelled 2020)

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

Gutsy Girls Adventure Film Tour (various locations, August/September) https://gutsygirlsadventurefilmtour.co.nz

Hamilton Pride Week www.hamiltonpride.co.nz (no festival 2020)

Hastings Blossom Parade www.artsinc.co.nz

Hokianga Country Music Festival Facebook (no festival 2020)

HR Innovation & Tech Fest (Auckland) https://techfestconf.com (returns June 2021)

Kaikoura Hop www.kaikourahop.co.nz

Kawerau WoodFest www.kaweraunz.com (no date confirmed for 2020)

K-Fest (Korean Pop Culture, Auckland) Facebook (date to be confirmed)

Latin America & Spain Film Festival (September - November, various locations) www.lasffnz.co.nz (no festival 2020)

Literary Festival (Whanganui) (September/October) www.writersfest.co.nz (returns 2021)

Manawatu Writers Festival Facebook (Feilding) (returns 2020)

Martinborough Music Festival www.martinboroughmusicfestival.co.nz (Cancelled 2020)

NZ Fashion Week (August and September in Auckland) www.nzfashionweek.com

NZ Junior Rugby Festival (Taupo & Queenstown) www.juniorrugbytournament.com

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

NZ Mural Contest & Arts Festival (September/October in Katikati) www.katikatimurals.co.nz (returns 2021)

NZ Theatre Month www.theatremonth.nz

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

Overload NZ Anime & Manga Convention (Auckland) www.overload.co.nz (Returns April 2021)

Port Chalmers Seafood Festival www.festival.portchalmers.com (returns 2021)

Raglan Film Festival www.raglanartscentre.co.nz

RISE Fly Fishing Film Festival (various locations, August/September) www.flyfishinggilmfestival.co.nz (returns 2020)

Russian Cultural Festival (Wellington) www.wellingtonrussianclub.org (no festival 2020)

Snow Machine Festival (Queenstown) www.snow-machine.nz New for 2021

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

Spring Fling (Central Hawkes Bay, September - October) www.thespringfling.nz

Taniwha Daffodils (Hawkes Bay) www.taniwhadaffodils.co.nz (no event 2020)

The Breeze Walking Festival (September/October in Christchurch) www.ccc.govt.nz (returns April 2021)

Waikato Cherry Tree Festival www.hamiltonwaikato.com (no festival 2020)

Whangamata Run, Walk Festival Facebook (Cancelled 2020)

Whanganui Festival of Cultures (September/October) Facebook

Whitianga Scallop Festival www.scallopfestival.co.nz (returns 2021)

Winter Ales Festival is now Winter Ales Trail (Wellington) www.winterales.co.nz (Rescheduled to September)

Winter Pride Festival (August/September in Queenstown) www.winterpride.co.nz

World of Wearable Arts (September/October in Wellington) www.worldofwearableart.com (Cancelled 2020)


October

Akaroa Frenchfest www.akaroa.com (returns 2021)

Alexandra Thyme Festival (October/November) www.thymefestival.co.nz (no festival 2020)

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

Art of Wine (Auckland) www.greatlittlevineyards.com (returns 2021)

Artweek Auckland www.artweekauckland.co.nz

Auckland Diwali Festival www.aucklandnz.com

Auckland Heritage Festival www.heritagefestival.co.nz

Auckland Rapids Festival www.rapidsfestival.co.nz

Bay of Islands Walking Weekend www.boiwalkingweekend.co.nz

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

Beca Heritage Festival (September/October) (Christchurch) www.ccc.govt.nz

Biketober - Christchurch Festival of Cycling www.biketoberchch.nz

birdsAPlenty Festival (September/October) (Whakatane) www.whakatane.com and Facebook

Body Mind Spirit Health Expo (Christchurch) www.bodymindspirit.co.nz

British Film Festival (various locations - Oct/Nov) www.britishfilmfestival.co.nz (dates to be confirmed for 2020)

Christchurch Big Band Festival www.bigbandfest.org.nz

Craft'd Spirits Festival (Auckland) https://craftd.global (Returns 2021)

Cromwell Street Party & Fireworks www.cromwell.org.nz

Diwali Christchurch Facebook

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

Dunedin Festival of Photography www.dps.org.nz (no festival 2020)

Eat. Taste. Central (September - October, Central Otago) www.centralotagonz.com

ECHO Walking Festival (Coromandel - South Waikato) www.echowalkfest.org.nz (Postponed to October 2020)

Elemental AKL Winter Festival (Auckland) https://www.aucklandnz.com (Rescheduled to October 2020)

First Light Wine & Food Festival (Gisborne) www.firstlightwineandfood.co.nz

Flower Power Garden Trail (Little River) Facebook (returns 2021)

Food Show (Wellington) www.foodshow.co.nz (Rescheduled to 30 October & 1 November)

Graffiato Street Art Festival (Taupo) www.lovetaupo.com (Taupo Street Art blog post via thecuriouskiwi/blog)

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

Gutsy Girls Adventure Film Tour (various locations, October/November) https://gutsygirlsadventurefilmtour.co.nz

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

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

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

Hunterville Huntaway Festival www.shemozzle.co.nz

InterACT - A Disability Arts Festival (Auckland, October) www.interacting.org.nz (no festival 2020)

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

Japanese Film Festival (various locations, October & November) www.auckland.nz.emb-japan.go (no festival 2020)

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

Manawatu International Jazz & Blues Festival Decanted (May - June) www.mjc.org.nz (Rescheduled Oct/Nov)

Matakana Oyster Festival www.oysterfestmatakana.co.nz (festival cancelled 2020)

Mt Eden Chamber Music Festival (October/November) www.edenarts.co.nz

Nelson Arts Festival www.nelsonartsfestival.co.nz

Nelson Paddle Fest 2020 Facebook

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

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

NZ International Film Festival (October - December) www.nzff.co.nz

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

NZ Mural Contest & Arts Festival (September/October in Katikati) www.katikatimurals.co.nz (returns 2021)

Ngatimoti Festival (Tasman area) Facebook

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

Oktoberfest (Lincoln, Christchurch) www.thelaboratory.co.nz

Oktoberfest (Tauranga) Facebook New for 2020

Repco Takapuna Rocks www.takapunarocks.co.nz

Rotorua Bike Festival (October/November) www.rotoruabikefestival.com

Rotorua Forest Festival www.forestfest.co.nz

SCAPE Public Art Season (October/November in Christchurch) www.scapepublicart.org.nz

Show Me Shorts Film Festival (various locations) www.showmeshorts.co.nz

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

Spring Fling (Central Hawkes Bay, September - October) www.thespringfling.nz

Taste of Auckland (October/November) Facebook (no festival 2020)

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

Tauranga STEM Festival www.taurangastemfestival.co.nz (returns 2021)

Tempo Dance Festival (Auckland) www.tempo.co.nz (online in 2020)

Terror-Fi Film Festival (Wellington in October, Auckland & Christchurch in November) www.terrorfifest.com (? 2020)

Te Tairawhiti Arts Festival (Gisborne) www.tetairawhitiartsfestival.nz

The Big Bike Film Night (various locations, March - October) www.bigbikefilmnight.nz

The Breeze Walking Festival (September/October in Christchurch) www.ccc.govt.nz (returns April 2021)

The Very Vintage Day Out (Auckland) www.veryvintage.co.nz (returns April 2021)

Vegan Vibes Facebook (Mount Maunganui)

Visa Wellington On a Plate www.wellingtononaplate.com

Wairoa Maori Film Festival www.kiaora.tv (Rescheduled to October 2020)

Wellington Folk Festival www.wellingtonfolkfestival.wordpress.com

Wellington Heritage Week (October/November) www.wellingtonheritageweek.co.nz

Westport Whitebait Festival Facebook

Whanganui Festival of Cultures (September/October) Facebook

Whanganui Literary Festival (September/October) www.writersfest.co.nz (returns 2021)

Winetopia (Auckland) www.winetopia.nz (Rescheduled to October)

Winetopia (Wellington) www.winetopia.nz (Rescheduled October 2020)

World of Wearable Arts (September/October in Wellington) www.worldofwearableart.com (Event cancelled 2020)

Yarns in Barns - Wairarapa Festival of Reading Facebook (Returns 2022)

November

Asian Food & Cultural Festival (Orewa) Facebook

A Very Welly Christmas (Wellington) www.averywellychristmas.co.nz

Auckland Festival of Quilts www.aqg.org.nz (Returns 2021)

Auckland Garden Design Fest www.gardendesignfest.co.nz (Returns 2021)

Banks Peninsula Walking Festival www.akaroa.com

Bay of Plenty Garden & Art Festival www.gardenandartfest.co.nz (Returns 2020)

Beach Hop Rock 'n' Roll Festival (Whangamata) www.beachhop.co.nz (Rescheduled to November 2020) (Beach Hop blog posts via thecuriouskiwi/blog)

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

Beervana (Wellington) www.beervana.co.nz

Beyond Bass Music Festival (Auckland) www.thetrustarena.co.nz New for 2020

British Film Festival (various locations - November/December) www.britishfilmfestival.co.nz

Cambridge Garden Festival www.cgf.co.nz (Returns 2021)

Canterbury Folk Festival www.canterburyfolkfestival.org.nz (Rescheduled to November 2020)

Christmas in the Park (Christchurch) www.christmasinthepark.co.nz (Cancelled 2020, returns 2021)

Cinema Italiano Festival (various locations, January 2019 - January 2020) www.cinemaitalianonz.com

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

Day of the Dead Festival (Nelson) Facebook (No Day of the Dead Festival 2020)

Deep Hard & Funky Music Festival (Auckland) Facebook New for 2020

Diwali Festival (Tauranga) www.bayofplenty.live New for 2020

Edible Fashion Awards (Hastings) www.ediblefashionawards.co.nz (Rescheduled to November 2020)

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

Feilding Festival of Cycling www.feildingfestivalofcycling.co.nz (No festival 2020)

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

Food Show (Wellington) www.foodshow.co.nz (Rescheduled to 30 October & 1 November)

Fringe Garden Festival Taranaki) www.taranakigardens.co.nz

Garden Marlborough www.gardenmarlborough.co.nz

Gardens Galore (Hunterville & Rangitikei) www.gardensgalore.co.nz (No event 2020)

Geraldine Festival www.geraldinefestival.co.nz

Gisborne Beer Festival www.gisbornebeerfestival.nz (rescheduled from April)

Go Green Expo (Auckland) www.gogreenexpo.co.nz including Better Food Fair (Rescheduled to 31 October & 1 November 2020)

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

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

Gutsy Girls Adventure Film Tour (various locations, October/November) https://gutsygirlsadventurefilmtour.co.nz

Hamilton Gardens Scarecrow Festival www.hamiltongardens.co.nz

Hobbiton Beer Festival (Matamata) www.hobbitontours.com

Hororata Highland Games www.hororatahighlandgames.org.nz

Hurunui Garden Festival www.hurunuigardenfestival.com

Ignition Children's Book Festival (Dunedin) www.ignitionkids.nz (Returns 2021)

Japan Festival (Wellington) www.japanfestivalwellington.org (Returns March 2021)

Jazz & Cabaret Festival (Christchurch) www.jazzbluesfestival.co.nz

Kapiti Coast Strawberry Festival www.kapiticoastfestival.nz

Manawatu International Jazz & Blues Festival Decanted (May - June) www.mjc.org.nz (Rescheduled Oct/Nov)

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

Mt Eden Chamber Music Festival (October/November) www.edenarts.co.nz

Nelson Half Festival of Running www.thenelsonhalf.co.nz

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

NZ Ethnic Football Festival (Hamilton) Facebook

NZ International Film Festival (October - December) www.nzff.co.nz

NZ Irish Fest (Auckland, Wellington & Christchurch) www.nzirishfest.co.nz

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

NZ Tattoo & Art Festival (New Plymouth) www.nztattooart.com (Returns February 2021)

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

NZ Web Fest (Auckland) www.nzwebfest.co.nz (Festival cancelled 2020)

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

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

Parnell Festival of Roses (Auckland) Facebook

Quarryfest (Tauranga) www.quarrypark.org.nz

Queenstown International Marathon Festival www.queenstown-marathon.co.nz

Rotorua 3D Multisport Festival Facebook

Rotorua Bike Festival (October/November) www.rotoruabikefestival.com (Cancelled 2020)

Rotorua Festival of Gardens www.rotoruagardens.org.nz (Returns 2021)

Rotorua Running Festival www.eventpromotions.co.nz

Selwyn Motor Fest (Rolleston) Facebook

South Island Akro Fest (Blenheim) Facebook

Spring Tango in Martinborough Facebook (Cancelled 2020)

St Andrews Day (Dunedin) Facebook New for 2020

Steampunk The Thames Festival www.steampunkthethames.co.nz (Postponed until 2021)

Taranaki Garden Festival www.gardenfestnz.co.nz

Taste of Auckland (October/November) Facebook (no festival 2020)

Tauranga Arts Festival (including Escape Writers Festival) (October/November) www.taurangafestival.co.nz

Tauranga Food Wine & Music Festival www.taurangafwm.co.nz (Date to be confirmed)

Terror-Fi Film Festival (Wellington in October, Auckland & Christchurch in November) www.terrorfifest.com

The Cavell Leitch New Zealand International Jazz & Blues Festival (Christchurch) www.jazzbluesfestival.co.nz (Rescheduled to November 2020)

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

Toast Martinborough Wine, Food & Music Festival www.toastmartinborough.co.nz (Returns 2021)

Vegan Expo (Whangarei) www.veganexpo.co.nz

Vegan Expo (Christchurch) www.veganexpo.co.nz

Verb Writers Festival (Wellington, formerly LitCrawl) www.verbwellington.nz

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

Waiheke Garden Festival www.waihekegardenfestival.org.nz

Waiheke Island Walking Festival www.waihekewalkingfestival.org

Wellington Heritage Week (October/November) www.wellingtonheritageweek.co.nz

Wellington Jazz Festival www.jazzfestival.co.nz (Rescheduled November 2020)

Wellington Diwali Festival www.wellington.govt.nz

World Aids Day Festival and Events (November/December) www.bodypositive.org.nz

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

Auckland Ska Festival Facebook

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

Blenheim Christmas Festival www.marlborough4fun.co.nz

British Film Festival (various locations - November/December) www.britishfilmfestival.co.nz

Britomart Block Party NYE 2020 (Auckland) Facebook *

Cambridge Christmas Festival www.cambridge.co.nz

Cape Estate Boxing Day Festival (Te Awanga) www.boxingdayfestival.co.nz

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

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

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

Christmas at the Bowl (New Plymouth) www.christmasatthebowl.co.nz

Christmas in the Park (Auckland) www.christmasinthepark.co.nz (no festival 2020)

Cromwell Cherry Festival Facebook

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

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

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

Five Stags Summer Festival (Cromwell) Facebook New for 2020

Hidden Valley Festival 2020 (Matakana) www.hiddenvalleyfestival.com

Highlife New Years Eve Festival (Matakana Coast) https://highlifenye.co.nz *

Kaleidoscope NYE Festival (Tauranga) www.bayofplenty.live *

Kapiti Food Fair www.kapitifoodfair.net

Mandeville Craft Festival www.mandevillecraftfestival.co.nz

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

NZ International Film Festival (October - December) www.nzff.co.nz

Paeroa Christmas Lights Show Facebook (Cancelled 2020)

Primal Getaway (Cooks Beach) www.primalgetaway.co.nz *

Resolution NYE Festival (Kumeu) www.resolutionfestival.co.nz New for 2020 *

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

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

Rotorua Glo Festival Facebook (Cancelled 2020)

Sanctuary Sounds Music Festival (Hawkes Bay) www.sanctuary-sounds.co.nz

Sandringham Spring Festival Facebook New for 2020

TSB Bank Festival of Lights (New Pymouth - 19 December - 31 January 2021) www.festivaloflights.nz

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

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

Waimate Strawberry Fare www.waimatestrawberryfare.co.nz (Cancelled 2020)

Wanaka Beer Festival Facebook

Whangamata Summer Festival (27 December - 2 February 2021) www.thecoromandel.com

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

World Aids Day Festival and Events (November/December) www.bodypositive.org.nz


January

Auckland Folk Festival www.aucklandfolkfestival.co.nz

Auckland International Buskers Festival www.aucklandbuskersfestival.co.nz

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

Bay of Islands Music Festival www.boimusicfestival.com

Birdman Wellington www.birdman.org.nz

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

BMW Festival (Hampton Downs, Te Kauwhata) www.hamptondowns.com

Brazilian Day Festival (Auckland) Facebook

Bread & Circus World Buskers Festival (Christchurch) www.breadandcircus.co.nz & Facebook

Bridge Pa Wine Festival Facebook (Hawkes Bay)

Central Otago Pinot Noir Celebration (Queenstown) www.pinotcelebration.co.nz ?2021

Chinese New Year Festival & Market Day 2021 (Auckland) www.aucklandchinese.org.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 ?2021

Cromwell Classic Car Show Facebook

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

Driftwood & Sand, Beach Sculpture Festival (Hokitika) Facebook

Evolve Festival (Nelson) www.evolvefestival.co.nz (returns 2022)

Festival of Pots & Garden Art (Otaki) www.otakipotteryclub.org

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

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

First We Eat (Tauranga) www.firstweeat.co.nz New for 2021

FitzRoy Family Fest (Great Barrier Island) www.thebarrier.co.nz ?2021

Gindulgence Gin Festival (Wellington) www.gindulgence.co.nz

Good Vibes Summer Festival (Gisborne) www.goodvibesfestival.co.nz

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

Kapiti Festival www.newwine.org.nz

Katikati Avocado Food & Wine Festival Facebook

Kaikoura Longboard Festival Facebook

Kite Day (New Brighton, Christchurch) https://ccc.govt.nz

Kiwiburn (Hunterville) http://kiwiburn.com

Kiwi Spirits Summer Festival (Golden Bay) www.kiwispiritdistillery.co.nz New for 2021

Marton Country Music Festival www.martonfestival.nz

Mercury Bay Seaside Carnival (Whitianga) www.mercurybayseasidecarnival.co.nz

Mount Festival of Multisport www.mountfestival.kiwi

Muscle Car Madness (Rangiora) www.musclecarmadness.co.nz

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

Nelson Buskers Festival (Jan/Feb) Facebook (postponed until 2022)

Nelson Street Fest www.itson.co.nz New for 2021

Nelson Summer Kite Festival Facebook

Nest Fest Music Festival (Hawkes Bay) www.nestfest.co.nz New for 2021

Northland Circus Festival (Paparoa) www.circuskumarani.co.nz

NZ Kiwi Kadampa Festival (Wellington) https://nzfestival.org

Okains Bay Music Fest Facebook

Opunake Beach Carnival www.opunakebeachcarnival.com

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

Picton Maritime Festival Facebook

Primal Getaway (Dec/Jan in Cooks Beach) www.primalgetaway.co.nz *

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

SeePort Festival (Auckland) www.seeport.co.nz

SmashFest Metal Festival (Gisborne) www.smashpalacebar.com

Sonorous Music Festival (Matakana Country Park, Auckland) Facebook

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

St Jeromes Laneway Festival (Auckland) www.auckland.lanewayfestival.com (Cancelled 2021)

Summer Arts Festival in Whakatane www.whakatane.com

Tairua School Wine & Food Festival www.tairuawineandfood.co.nz (Postponed until December 2021)

Takapuna Beach Summer Days Festival www.ilovetakapuna.co.nz

Taupo Jazz Festival www.thetaupojazzfestival.com ?2021

Thames Wings and Wheels www.wingsandwheelsthames.com

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

Trillian FunFest (Manukau, Auckland) www.funfest.co.nz

TSB Bank Festival of Lights (New Pymouth - 14 December - 1 February 2020) www.festivaloflights.nz

Turakina Highland Games www.turakinahighlandgames.co.nz

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

Waipu Highland Games www.waipuhighlandgames.co.nz (Cancelled 2021)

Wairarapa Country Music Festival www.tauherenikau.co.nz

Wellington Summer City Festival www.wellington.govt.nz

Whakatane Seafood Festival www.whakataneseafoodfestival.nz

Whangamata Summer Festival (27 December - 2 February 2021) www.thecoromandel.com


February

Adam Chamber Music Festival (Nelson, next festival 2021) www.music.org.nz

AmeriCARna (New Plymouth) www.americarna.com

Aotearoa Surf Film Festival (February - April, various locations) ? 2021 dates www.asff.co.nz

Art Deco Festival (Napier) www.artdeconapier.com

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

Auckland Pride Festival https://aucklandpride.org.nz

Banks Peninsula Festival Facebook

Beer Appreciation Day Riverside (Taupo) www.beerappreciationday.co.nz

Bluegrass Music Festival (South Catlins) www.niagarafallscafe.co.nz

Boulevard Arts Fiesta (Orewa) www.orewabeach.co.nz

Brits at the Beach (Whangamata) www.britsatthebeach.co.nz Postponed until 2022

Burning Horse Festival (Southland) www.burninghorse.co.nz Returns 2022

Central Otago Craft Beer Festival (Alexandra) www.craftbeerfest.co.nz

Chinese New Year Festival (Wellington) www.chineseneayear.co.nz

Classic Festival (Pukekohe) nzcmrr.com

Dimension Electronic Music & Arts Festival (Northland) www.dimension.nz

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

Electric Timber Music Festival (South Waikato) Facebook New for 2021

Estuary Fest 2020 (Christchurch) Facebook

Faraday Street Festival (Parnell, Auckland) Facebook New for 2021

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

Festival of Freeride (Waiuku) www.nzfestivaloffreeride.com

Flamingo Pier Music Festival (Waiheke Island) www.flamingopier.net

Fried Chicken Fest (Wellington) www.friedchickenfest.co.nz New for 2021

Gincredible Gin Festival (Tauranga) www.bopginfestival.co.nz

Good Peoples Mini Music Festival (Nelson) Facebook

Greenhithe Lantern Festival

Hamilton Gardens Arts Festival www.hgaf.co.nz

Hanmer Motorfest Facebook

Hare Krishna Food Festival (Kumeu) Facebook New for 2021

Hokonui Moonshiners Festival (Gore) www.moonshinefest.co.nz (no festival 2021)

International Kai Festival (Nelson) (no festival 2021)

Island Bay Festival www.islandbayfestival.org.nz

Island Time on Motutapu - Eat, Drink, Dance www.endeavour.live New for 2021

Kawhia Kai Festival www.waikatonz.com

King Beats Charity Music Festival (Kingston) Facebook

Kiwigrass - National Blue Grass Festival (Cambridge) www.kiwigrass.nz

Krishna Holi Festival (Auckland) Facebook

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

Lantern Festival (Auckland) www.aucklandnz.com

Lauder Ukelele Festival www.lauderukefest.com

Leadfoot Festival (Hahei) www.leadfootfestival.com (no festival 2021)

Lunasa Festival (Takaka) www.luminatefestival.co.nz

Lyttelton SummerFest www.lyttelton.net.nz

Markham Street Summer Festival (Amberley) Facebook New for 2021

Marlborough Wine & Food Festival (Blenheim) www.wine-marlborough-festival.co.nz (Cancelled 2021)

Mount Zoukfest (Mount Maunganui) www.mountzoukfest.co.nz

Motorfest (Gore) www.motoxtreme.co.nz New for 2021

Motueka Kai Fest www.motuekakaifest.nz New for 2021

Music in Auckland Parks (not a festival, but great free entertainment: January - March 2021) www.musicinparks.co.nz

Nelson Buskers Festival (Jan/Feb) Facebook (postponed until 2022)

Nelson Wine and Food Festival www.nwff.co.nz and Facebook (returns 2022)

New Zealand Festival (Feb & March in Wellington) www.festival.co.nz (returns 2022)

New Zealand Juggling & Circus Festival (Tauranga) www.nzja.org.nz

NZ Tattoo & Art Festival (New Plymouth) www.nztattooart.com (returns February 2021)

No Future Music Festival (Tauranga) Facebook New for 2021

Nostalgia Festival (Christchurch) www.nostalgiafestival.co.nz

Okura Forest Festival (Auckland) Facebook

Onehunga Festival (Auckland) Facebook

One Love Festival (Tauranga) http://onelovefestival.co.nz

Otaki Kite Festival Facebook

Outfield Music, Food & Arts Festival (Te Awanga, Hawkes Bay) www.outfieldfestival.co.nz

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

RIDE Cycling Festival (Cambridge) Facebook

River Park Blues Festival (Central Hawkes Bay) Facebook New for 2021

Selwyn Wine & Food Festival Facebook New for 2021

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

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

South Island Beer Festival (Christchurch) www.sibf.nz

South Island Cheese Festival (Blenheim) Facebook New for 2021

Splore Music Festival (Auckland) www.splore.net

Sunsetter Food, Wine & Music Festival (Takapuna, Auckland) www.sunsetterfestival.co.nz

Tasman Asian Night Food Fair (Richmond, Nelson) Facebook

The Big Buzz Festival (Matakana) www.thebigbuzz.nz New for 2021

The Mount Surf Festival www.themountsurffestival.com New for 2021

The Performance Arcade (Wellington, 18 February to 28 February 2021) https://www.theperformancearcade.com

Toka Fest (Dargaville) Facebook

TSB Bank Festival of Lights (New Pymouth - 14 December - 1 February 2020) www.festivaloflights.nz

Tuki Festival (formerly Rippon) Wanaka www.tukifestival.nz Returns 2022

Twizel Salmon & Wine Festival Facebook

Water Bourne Beach Festival (Auckland - Feb/March) www.waterbourne.co.nz New for 2021

Welcome to Nowhere (somewhere near Whanganui) Facebook New for 2021

Wellington Summer City Festival www.wellington.govt.nz

Wellington Wine, Food & Craft Beer Festival www.wineandfoodfestival.co.nz

Wings Over Wairarapa Air Festival (every two years, next festival 2021) www.wings.org.nz



March

121 Music Festival (South Wairarapa) www.121festival.co.nz

Agfest (Hokitika) www.agfest.co.nz (returns 2022)

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

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

Art Beat Interactive Arts Festival (Whangarei) Facebook

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

Auckland Arts Festival www.aucklandfestival.co.nz

Auckland Craft Beer & Food Festival www.aucklandbeerfestival.co.nz New for 2021

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

Auckland Vegan Food Festival by Auckland Food Truck Collective Facebook

Balloons over Waikato www.balloonsoverwaikato.co.nz

Bay of Islands Waka Festival www.pahianz.co.nz

Beach Hop Rock 'n' Roll Festival (Whangamata) www.beachhop.co.nz

Beacon Music Festival (Auckland) www.beaconfestival.co.nz New for 2021

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

Buller Festival (Murchison) Facebook

Cambridge Autumn Festival www.cambridgeautumnfestival.co.nz

Canterbury Japan Day Facebook (Cancelled 2021)

Chatham Islands Festival Facebook

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

Christchurch Pride Facebook

Classics at Ohope Beachside Festival www.classicsatohope.co.nz

Cross Street Music Festival (Auckland) Facebook

CubaDupa (Wellington) www.cubadupa.co.nz

Dunedin Fringe Festival www.dunedinfringe.nz

Earth Beat Festival (Auckland) https://earthbeatfestival.com

EcoFest North (March/April in Auckland) www.kaipatiki.org.nz New for 2021

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

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

Gindulgence Gin Festival (Auckland) www.gindulgence.co.nz

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

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

Hawkes Bay Beer Week Facebook

Heart of Te Atatu South Festival Facebook

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

Hokitika Wild Food Festival www.wildfoods.co.nz

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

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

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

Katikati Festival of Cultures Facebook New for 2021

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

Kimbolton Sculpture Festival www.ruralart.nz

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

LiveFit Health & Fitness Festival (Auckland) www.livefit.co.nz

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

Manawatu Walking Festival www.mwf.org.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

Marton Harvest Festival Facebook

Mike Pero Motofest (Hampton Downs) www.hamptondowns.com

Multicultural Festival (Tauranga) Facebook

Multicultural Food Festival (Invercargill) Facebook

Murrays Bay Wharf Birdman (Auckland) Facebook No event 2021

Music in Auckland Parks (not a festival, but great free entertainment: January - March 2021) www.musicinparks.co.nz

Nepal Festival (Auckland) www.nepalfestival.co.nz New for 2021

New Brighton Duke Festival of Surfing Facebook

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

New Zealand Festival (Feb/March) (Wellington) www.festival.co.nz (next festival 2022)

New Zealand Ocean Film Festival World Tour (various locations March - May) www.oceanfilmfestivalworldtour.com

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

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

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

NZ Spirit Festival (Waimauku) www.nzspirit.com

Outerfields Music Festival (Auckland) www.theouterfields.com New for 2021

Parapine BBQ & Beer Fest (Upper Hutt) Facebook

Pasifika Festival (Auckland) www.aucklandnz.com

Remote TogetherNZ Festival (Queenstown) www.remotetogethernz.com New for 2021

Ripe - The Wanaka Food & Wine Festival www.ripewanaka.nz New for 2021

Rotorua Walking Festival www.rotoruawalkingfestival.org.nz

Seaweek - Kaupapa Moana (nationwide) www.seaweek.org.nz

Selwyn Sounds 2021 (Lincoln) https://selwynsounds.co.nz

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

SOBA Mountain Ales Craft Beer Festival (Taranaki) Facebook

South Dunedin Street Festival https://southdunedin.org.nz

Spirit Horse Festival (Auckland) www.spirithorsefestival.org

St Patrick's Festival (Auckland) www.stpatrick.co.nz

Summer Tango in Nelson www.summertangoinnelson.co.nz

Taranaki Multi Ethnic Extravaganza Facebook

Thames Food & Buskers Festival Facebook New for 2021

Thames Heritage Festival www.thamesheritage.co.nz

The Big Bike Film Night (various locations, March - October) www.bigbikefilmnight.nz

The Great Kiwi Beer Festival (Hamilton) www.greatkiwibeerfestival.co.nz

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

Titahi Bay Beach Festival Facebook (Returns 2022)

Tri Taranaki Festival www.tritaranakifestival.nz

Urban Jungle Festival (Nelson) Facebook New for 2021

Wairarapa Wines Harvest Festival www.wairarapaharvestfestival.co.nz

Waitati Music Festival (Dunedin) Facebook (Returns 2022)

Water Bourne Beach Festival (Feb/March) www.waterbourne.co.nz New for 2021

Wellington Dragon Boat Festival www.dragonboatfestival.org.nz

Wellington Pride Festival www.wellingtonpridefestival.com

Wellington Summer City Festival www.wellington.govt.nz

Whanganui Walls Street Art Festival Facebook and www.whanganuiwalls.com

Whangarei Fritter Festival Facebook (Cancelled 2021)

Whiskey Galore Dram Fest (Christchurch) Facebook (Returns 2022)

WOMAD (World Music & Dance Festival) New Plymouth http://womad.co.nz Cancelled 2021


April

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

Armageddon (Wellington) www.armageddonexpo.com

Arrowtown Autumn Festival www.arrowtownautumnfestival.org.nz

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

A Taste of Matarangi www.atasteofmatarangi.co.nz (Cancelled 2021)

Auckland Beer Week Facebook

Automania Automotive Festival (Auckland) https://www.automaniafestival.co.nz (Postponed 2021)

Autumn Arena Festival (Easter 2021, near Oamaru) Facebook (Cancelled 2021)

Berba Croatian Harvest Festival (Kumeu, Auckland) www.solijans.co.nz

Canterbury Folk Festival www.canterburyfolkfestival.org.nz

Classic Fighters AirShow (Marlborough) www.classicfighters.co.nz (Returns 2021)

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

Colville Easter Festival www.colvilleartsfestival.co.nz

Craft Beer Capital Hopstock (Wellington) https://www.craftbeercapital.com

Easterfest (Taupo) www.easterfest.nz

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

EcoFest North (March/April in Auckland) www.kaipatiki.org.nz New for 2021

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

Feast Waikato www.waikatofoodinc.com

Festival of Colour (Wanaka) www.festivalofcolour.co.nz (Returns 2021)

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

Frankton Thunder (Hamilton) Facebook

Gisborne Beer Festival https://gisbornebeerfestival.nz

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

Hamilton Folk Festival (Hamsterfest)

Lighting of Osmanthus Gardens Lantern Festival (Hastings) www.hastingsdc.govt.nz

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

Medieval Carnival (Hamilton) Facebook

Methven Scarecrow Trail Facebook

National Jazz Festival (Easter 2021, Tauranga) www.jazz.org.nz

Nelson Heritage Festival www.itson.co.nz

New Zealand Ocean Film Festival World Tour (various locations March - May) www.oceanfilmfestivalworldtour.com

NZ Games Festival (Wellington) www.nzgamesfest.com (Returns 2021)

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

Repco Rev Up Whangarei www.revupwhangarei.co.nz (Returns April 2021)

Te Anau Tartan Festival Facebook

The Big Bike Film Night (various locations, March - May) www.bigbikefilmnight.nz

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

Upsurge Festival (Bay of Islands) (Postponed 2021) www.upsurgefestival.co.nz

Waiheke Island Jazz, Art & Music Festival Facebook

Waipu Easter Carnival Facebook

Wairarapa Balloon Festival www.nzballoons.co.nz (Returns 2022)

Warbirds Over Wanaka (every two years) www.warbirdsoverwanaka.com (Returns 2022)

Wheels at Wanaka https://www.wheelsatwanaka.co.nz (Returns 2021)

Wild Dunedin NZ Festival of Nature www.wilddunedin.nz

Xterra Rotorua Festival www.xterra.co.nz


May

Auckland Writers Festival www.writersfestival.co.nz

Banff Mountain Film Festival (various locations April - 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

Coromandel Town Seafood Fest www.coromandelseafoodfest.com

Dunedin Writers & Readers Festival www.dunedinwritersfestival.co.nz (Returns 2021)

Eat Drink Love Ponsonby (July & August) https://eatdrinkloveponsonby.co.nz (Returns May 2022)

Eat, Drink, Play (Wellington) www.eatdrinkplay.co.nz New for 2021

Eat Drink Love Ponsonby https://eatdrinkloveponsonby.co.nz

Feast Marlborough Friday Night Feast www.feastmarlborough.nz

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

Hamtown Smakdown Punk Festival (Hamilton) Facebook ?2021

Hororata Night Glow Festival www.hororata.org.nz

Manawatu International Jazz & Blues Festival (May - June) www.mjc.org.nz

Nelson Festival of Golf (April/May) www.nelsongolf.co.nz (Returns 2021)

Nelson Fringe Festival www.nelsonfringe.co.nz

New Zealand Burlesque Festival (Auckland) www.nzburlesquefestival.co.nz ? 2021

NZ International Comedy Festival (Auckland) www.comedyfestival.co.nz

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

Paekakariki Film Festival (May/June) Facebook New for 2021

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

Southland Festival of the Arts Facebook ?2021

Tech Week (nationwide) https://techweek.co.nz

The Big Bike Film Night (various locations, March - May) www.bigbikefilmnight.nz

The Cavell Leitch New Zealand International Jazz & Blues Festival (Christchurch) www.jazzbluesfestival.co.nz (No festival 2021)

The Chardonnay Affair (Gisborne) www.thechardonnayaffair.co.nz

The Great Eketahuna Cheese Festival ?2021

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

The Nugget Multisport Festival (Waihi) https://thenugget.co.nz

Top Paddock Music Festival (Gore) www.toppaddock.co.nz

Tussock Country Music Festival (May/June in Gore) www.tussockcountry.nz New for 2021

Urban Harvest Festival (Christchurch) Facebook

We Run The Night Running Festival (Mt Maunganui) www.werunthenight.co.nz New for 2021

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

June

Auckland Festival of Photography (3 - 20 June 2021) www.photographyfestival.org.nz

Auckland Live Cabaret Season (June/July) www.aucklandlive.co.nz New for 2021

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

Blitz Metal Fest (Auckland) www.eventbrite.com New for 2021

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

Documentary Edge Festival (June/July) www.docedge.nz

Dunedin Midwinter Carnival www.midwintercarnival.co.nz

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

Fieldays (Mystery Creek, Hamilton) https://fieldays.co.nz (Onsite and online)

French Film Festival (various locations) www.frenchfilmfestival.co.nz

GTR Festival (Hampton Downs, Auckland) www.gtrfestival.co.nz New for 2021

Handmade Festival of Making (Wellington) www.handmadenz.co.nz New for 2021

Hop Dogs (Wellington) Facebook New for 2021

HR Innovation & Tech Fest (Auckland) www.techfestconf.com New for 2021

iD Fashion Weekend Dunedin) www.idfashion.co.nz

Kia Mau Festival (Wellington) www.kiamaufestival.org New for 2021

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

LUMA Southern Light Project (Queenstown) www.luma.nz (Returns 2021)

Manawatu International Jazz & Blues Festival (May - June) www.mjc.org.nz

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

Matariki Festival (Whangarei, June - August) Facebook

Mid Winter Woolfeast (Christchurch) Facebook (Returns 2021)

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

NZ Mountain Film & Book Festival (Wanaka, Queenstown & online) www.mountainfilm.net.nz

NZ Salsa Congress Latin Dance Festival (Wellington) www.nzsalsacongress.co.nz New for 2021

Night Lights (MOTAT, Auckland) www.motat.nz New for 2021

Ohakune Mardi Gras www.visitruapehu.com New for 2021

Paekakariki Film Festival (May/June) Facebook New for 2021

Queenstown Winter Festival www.winterfestival.co.nz (No festival 2021)

Resene Architecture & Design Film Festival (May - June, various locations) www.resene.co.nz (Cancelled 2020, returns 2021)

Southern NZ Drift Matsuri (Christchurch) www.driftmatsuri.co.nz New for 2021

Steampunk Festival (4 June - 7 June 2021 in Oamaru) www.steampunknz.co.nz

The Big Bike Film Night (various locations, March - October) www.bigbikefilmnight.nz

Tussock Country Music Festival (May/June in Gore) www.tussockcountry.nz New for 2021

Waimate Folk Festival www.waimatefolkfestival.weebly.com

Wairoa Maori Film Festival www.kiaora.tv

Wakatipu Music Festival (Queenstown) www.clt.net.nz New for 2021

Wellington Jazz Festival www.jazzfestival.co.nz

Winetopia (Auckland) www.winetopia.nz


July

Abracadabra Music & Arts Festival (Waihi) Facebook New for 2021

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

Auckland Live Cabaret Season (June/July) www.aucklandlive.co.nz New for 2021

Beyond the Page Literary Festival (Wellington) https://beyondthepage.nz

Canterbury Truffle Festival www.canterburytrufflefestival.nz

Carterton Heart of Winter Festival Facebook New for 2021

Chocstock Chocolate Festival (Wellington) Facebook New for 2021

Documentary Edge Festival (June/July) www.docedge.nz

Drift Matsuri Festival (Taupo) www.driftmatsuri.co.nz

Elemental AKL Winter Festival (Auckland) https://www.aucklandnz.com

Festival for the Future (July/August, Wellington) Facebook

Festival of Words (New Plymouth) www.pukeariki.com New for 2021

FibreTron Yarn & Fibre Festival (Hamilton) www.fibretron.co.nz

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

Gindulgence Gin Festival (Christchurch) www.gindulgence.co.nz

Go Live Music Festival (Christchurch) www.ccc.govt.nz New for 2021

ILT Kidzone Festival (Invercargill) www.iltkidzone.co.nz

KidsFest (Christchurch) www.kidsfest.co.nz

Kulthu Wellington Beer & Metal Fest Facebook New for 2021

Light Nelson www.lightnelson.org.nz

Light Up Winter 2021 (Cromwell) www.cromwell.org.nz

Lobo Music Fest (Dunedin) www.lobofest.co.nz New for 2021

Marlborough Book Festival www.marlboroughbookfest.co.nz (Returns 2021)

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

Matariki ki Waikato Festival (June/July) https://matarikiwaikato.co.nz

Matariki Wellington www.wellington.govt.nz

Matariki Festival (Whangarei, June/July) Facebook

New Zealand Concert Bands Association Concert Bands Festival (July/August in Napier) www.nzcba.org

Northern Lights Festival (Tutukaka Coast) www.northernlightsfestival.org New for 2021

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

NZ Tango Festival (Wellington) www.nztangofestival.co.nz (No festival 2021)

Pirongia Blues Festival Facebook

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

Right Royal Cabaret Fest (New Plymouth (July/August) www.rightroyal.co.nz New for 2021

Russell Birdman Festival www.russellbirdman.co.nz (Returns 2022)

Selwyn Winter Festival (Wine, Beer & Whiskey) www.selwynwinterfestival.co.nz New for 2021

Taupo Winter Festival www.taupowinterfestival.co.nz

Te Maeva Nui Cook Islands Cultural Festival (Auckland) www.temaevanui.nz New for 2021

The Smallest Beer Festival (Upper Hutt) Facebook New for 2021

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

Waipu in Tartan www.breambay.co.nz

Wairarapa Film Festival (Carterton) www.waifilmfest.co.nz New for 2021

Welcome to Winter (Queenstown) Facebook New for 2021

Words Will Work (South Auckland Writers Festival) www.wordswillworl.nz New for 2021

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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

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