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Local Events in the Marlborough Region

Local Events in the Marlborough Region

Marlborough Wine & Food Festival

14 Feb 2015 (Sat)

Brancott Vineyard Estate, February 14, 2015 @ 10:30 am - 6:00 pm

The Marlborough Wine & Food Festival is New Zealand’s original and longest running wine festival in what is arguably the best wine producing region in the world. Festival goers will get the opportunity to sample a unique selection of world-class wines and delicious local cuisine all in the heart of one of Marlborough’s oldest and most picturesque vineyards – Brancott Vineyard. For the wine aficionados there are two wine tutorials from the region’s leading winemakers and viticulturists and for the budding fashionistas the very popular Fashion in the Vines competitions. The very successful Culinary Pavilion will yet again host a bevvy of celebrity chef and cooking demonstrations for the most discerning foodies. Day long entertainment, from a full brass band to kiwi classics cap this unique vineyard festival.

Pollard Park Summer Concert

15 Feb 2015 (Sun)

February 15, 2015 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

This year, the annual and ever popular Pollard Park Summer Concert has transformed and will feature a different selection of music to entertain you throughout the summers evening.

Pollard Park will be alive with the gorgeous harmonies of New Zealand’s premier Pop-Opera trio TRE-BELLE, who have wowed audiences with their unique take on operatic classics, musical theatre and the latest chart hits. TRE-BELLE‘s wide appeal transcends generations with their unique arrangements in gorgeous three-part harmony.

TRE-BELLE will perform along side some local talented opera & classical performers, not only this but once again Marlborough 4 Fun will provide an abundance of children’s activities, food stalls and more, all in the tranquil settings of Pollard Park, one of Marlborough’s best loved family venues.

So gather up the family, round up your friends, bring a picnic and a blanket and relax and unwind after a busy festival weekend here in Marlborough.

Marine Reserve Community Snorkel Day

15 Feb 2015 (Sun)

Long Island Marine Reserve, Sun 15 Feb, 9:00am

Marine Reserve Community Snorkel Day
DOC and Experiencing Marine Reserves is proud to host our first community snorkel day at Long Island Marine Reserve. Bookings essential, places are limited so book early (phone +64 3 5203002). If conditions don’t allow snorkelling we will take you on a guided walk on Motuara Island.
Further detail will be provided on registration. Proudly sponsored by Mountains to Sea Conservation Trust.
Cost: $30 (includes boat transport, snorkel equipment and experienced snorkel guides)
Contact: or phone : 03 520 3002

This event is part of the Department of Conservation Summer Explorer Programme check out the website for further details and event information.

Picton Summer Concert

21 Feb 2015 (Sat)

February 21, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Hitting the Foreshore once again for a frenzy of free children’s entertainment is the annual Marlborough 4 Fun Summer Concert, providing the region with two hours of free fun for all the family.

This year we will see the return of a crazy amount of inflatables, face painting and hopefully sunshine. The Water Walkers will be back for a small fee too.

Bring along a picnic parents, grandparents and friends and relax to the sounds of local musician Midge McLeary. Don’t forget some coins so you can enjoy a Mr Whippy or a sausage sizzle….

Summer Concert Series

28 Feb 2015 (Sat)

White's Bay, Sat 28 Feb, 12:00pm - 2:00pm

New to the Marlborough 4 Fun events calendar for 2015 is the Whites Bay Summer Concert as part of the annual Summer Concert Series.

You asked for it, we listened and its here!

So pack a picnic, slap on some sun screen, hop into your togs and cruise along to Whites Bay for some summer fun at the beach. There will be two hours of entertainment on the grass area including music from Nelson ukulele sensations The Uklectics and local rising star Millie Wensley.

Free inflatables and face painting will also be available and it wouldn’t be a kiwi summer event without Mr Whippy and a sausage sizzle so don’t forget some money for an ice cream too.

We can’t wait to see you all relaxing, bouncing, swimming and more at the beach, making the most of quality family time in the fun-shine.

Forrest GrapeRide

28 Mar 2015 (Sat)

Forrest Estate Winery, Sat 28 Mar, 8:00am - 3:00pm

The award winning Forrest GrapeRide is the largest and most popular cycling event in the South Island of New Zealand.
Set in the heart of the world renowned wine growing region of Marlborough, it starts and finishes at the award winning winery of Forrest Wines, Renwick.
The standard 101km course is a ride through what can only be described as a picture postcard of some of New Zealand's most beautiful scenery. Many believe it to be the nicest 100 plus kilometre course in the world with almost fourty 40km winding through the famous Marlborough Sounds.
There is the shorter 42km 'Taster' course right up to the 202km 'Magnum' to choose from with multiple innovative categories within those distances.
Once riders have completed their ride of choice, it is a case of sitting back and enjoying watching the 100 grape crushing virgins do their stomping of 3 tonne of pinot noir grapes in the huge oat vat or simply sample the various food and wine options as the event builds up to the final prize giving ceremony.
This event has a real focus on fun, fitness, friends and family.
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