Local Events in the Marlborough Region

Local Events in the Marlborough Region

Picton Christmas Parade

25 Jul 2013 (Thu) - 1 Dec 2013 (Sun)

Saturday 1 December

Picton Christmas Parade

A fun time for all celebrating the festive season, for more information Contact Beryl Bowers on 573 6885.

The Forrest Estate Grape Ride

25 Jul 2013 (Thu) - 5 Apr 2014 (Sat)

Saturday 5 April 2014 Marlborough

South Island’s biggest and most popular recreational road cycling event.
The classic course traverses a 101km or 42km circuit through some of the most stunning scenery New Zealand has to offer and has been described as a ride through nature’s photo album. Avoid the GrapeRide blues and get your entry in early!

Drylands Restaurant Dine and Dance

25 Jul 2013 (Thu) - 3 Aug 2013 (Sat)

Dine and Dance with Vintage Vibes

Drylands Restaurant Dine and Dance with Vintage Vibes, Saturday 3 August. Dinner menu available from 6pm. Decorations supplied by got it covered. Free entry. Reservations Welcome. Contact: Drylands Restaurant 570 5671 or Dietmar 027 227 1031.

Makos vs. Canterbury

25 Jul 2013 (Thu) - 24 Aug 2013 (Sat)

Saturday 24 August Lansdown Park 2.30pm, Blenhiem

Marlborough Rugby 125th Anniversary weekend and Makos vs. Canterbury Kick off at 2.30pm at Lansdowne Park, Blenheim. Dinner, lunches and guest speakets.


25 Jul 2013 (Thu) - 28 Sep 2013 (Sat)

Saturday 28 September, Stadium 2000, 8.00pm

STAN WALKER – ‘WORLD TOUR OF NEW ZEALAND One of the country’s most popular artists is coming to Blenheim. Don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity. Stan will be performing at the Stadium 2000, Kinross Street, Blenheim from 8.00pm. Tickets: $57.00 from www.ticketdirect.co.nz or Phone: 520 8558. (Booking fees may apply)

Marlborough A & P Show

25 Jul 2013 (Thu) - 9 Nov 2013 (Sat)

Friday 8 - Saturday 9 November

Marlborough A & P Show - There will be Entertainment, Industry, Equestrian, Livestock, Competitions and Cooking demonstrations. FREE activities for the kids and a whole lot more!! Visit our events page For more information or phone 577 8935

Southern Jam Youth Jazz Festival

7 Aug 2013 (Wed) - 10 Aug 2013 (Sat)

Marlborough Boys' College

Southern Jam Youth Jazz Festival - This is an annual event on the Marlborough 4 Fun calendar and has a very popular following throughout the community. This fantastic event brings South Island Secondary Schools together to perform around the region and compete against other schools. The festival takes place over four days and finishes with a Gala Concert held at the Marlborough Boys' College on Saturday evening. There are also free public performances throughout the week at various venues which are always a great success.

Villa Maria spring jazz with Hot club sandwich

4 Oct 2013 (Fri) - 6 Oct 2013 (Sun)

Bay of Many Coves Resort

Villa Maria spring jazz with Hot club sandwich - Performances by New Zealand’s favourite hot swing trio - a special one-off performance at Bay of Many Coves as part of our luxury jazz series. In addition to the music, you can savour some of New Zealand’s finest wines from one of our most awarded and globally successful winemakers - Villa Maria. You will find out more about these wines and even have a chance to blend your own under the guidance of Villa Maria’s winemaker. A special degustation dinner will top off the weekend with Villa Maria wines providing the perfect accompaniment to chef Hannes Bareiter’s stunning menu. Book early to make sure you are part of this fun-filled, musically satisfying, and very tasty event. Bay of Many Coves Resort http://bayofmanycoves.co.nz Email: enquiries@bayofmanycoves.co.nz Phone: +64 3 5799 771

Garden Marlborough - 'Top of the South Island' Spring Garden Festival

6 Nov 2013 (Wed) - 11 Nov 2013 (Mon)

Garden Marlborough

Garden Marlborough - 'Top of the South Island' Spring Garden Festival. A celebration of Marlborough's stunning landscape, it showcases the very best the region has to offer. Choose from magnificent full-day and half-day garden tours on offer, encompassing everything from compact designer gardens in the heart of town to breathtaking country estates. Take the opportunity to brush up on your skills and horticultural knowledge by learning from the best at one of the workshops held during the week. The festival culminates with the Sunday Garden Fête held in the picturesque Seymour Square, with over 200 stall holders offering the very best New Zealand produce. Entrance to the Fête is free so bring the family and enjoy a full day's entertainment. Website: http://gardenmarlborough.com Email: info@gardenmarlborough.com Phone: Tel 03 577 5500 or 0800 627 527

Marlborough Wine & Food Festival

8 Feb 2014 (Sat)

Saturday 8 February 2014

Sample a unique selection of Marlborough wines & Food
The Marlborough Wine Festival is New Zealand’s original and most successful wine festival. Come and sample a unique selection of Marlborough wines along with some delicious local produce and gourmet cuisine. The festival has something for everyone including wine tutorials, the Fashion in the Vines competition, a food and wine matching competition and fantastic entertainment.
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