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!

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

Marlborough Performing Arts Festival

3 Oct 2013 (Thu)

Music, drama, ballet, jazz, highland and tap

Enjoy an evening of star performances including music, drama, ballet, jazz, highland, tap, plus guest artists. Tickets: From Marlborough Floor Pride Civic Theatre - Adult $20, youth $15, family concession $60 (2 adults and 4 children). Venue: Marlborough Floor Pride Civic Theatre at 7pm. Marlborough Performing Arts Festival (Competitions) are held from Friday 27th September to Thursday 3rd October. Marlborough Civic Theatre A week long competitive festival of performance - drama, music and singing, ballet, jazz, highland, tap. Entry fee. Programme available at Marlborough Centre. Contact Anne McAuley Ph: 5786470 or 0273037897 for further information.

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

Kaikoura Seafest

5 Oct 2013 (Sat)

Kaikoura, 5th October 2013

Kaikoura Seafest is an annual celebration of the abundance of the ocean
Kaikoura's premier festival featuring wine and food from the region, Kaikoura Seafest is an annual celebration of the abundance of the ocean, land and all it represents for the Kaikoura region. 10.00am – 5.30pm – Tickets on sale now – visit www.seafest.co.nz for more information

Marlborough Strawberry Festival

6 Oct 2013 (Sun)

A day of fun and activities for the whole family

Gates open at 10am and close at 4pm ENTRY FREE. Hedgerows Strawberry Farm 205 Old Renwick Rd, Blenheim. A day of fun and activities for the whole family to celebrate the annual arrival of the first fresh strawberries grown in New Zealand. Loads of local strawberries to buy. Games for the kids and music and dancing under the trees for all. Contact Mary Rix-Miller Email: maryrixmiller@ihug.co.nz or on 02102581352 for further information.

Marina 2 Marina

13 Oct 2013 (Sun)

Its a fun day out for everyone.

The walk/run part of the event is the main focus and we have a course to cater for every fitness level – the snout will challenge fitness enthusiasts (14km), Marina 2 Marina can be achieved by all ages (8km) and we have a kids dash (2 km) for 5 – 8 year olds. Competitors finish at London Quay where a market with entertainment, bouncy castles, craft and food stalls and plenty more will be held. 9am start, London Quay. Contact Tania Wayman. 573 6799 or 021 026 21677. Email Tania@marina2marina.co.nz or visit www.marina2marina.co.nz.

Marlborough Marathon #4

26 Oct 2013 (Sat) - 27 Oct 2013 (Sun)

27th October, Villa Maria Estate

Marlborough Marathon #4 has a new date. On Labour Weekend, Sunday 27th October we can't wait to welcome you to our stunning venue at Villa Maria Estate. Entries are now open! Brand new event for the kids with the Kids Mini Marathon which will be timed. Don't put the shoes away for too long! Keep up the training and we'll see you all again at Labour Weekend. Book your accommodation early. Join our facebook page so you can be kept in the loop with all our news. Alternatively phone 027 466 9671

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 Womens Triathlon

1 Dec 2013 (Sun)

Race start is at the Taylor River Amphitheatre, 1st Dec 2013

Take the plunge, get entered, get training and you will be amazed how satisfied you will feel at the end. For those who are already competitive athletes, we also want you to support this iconic Marlborough event. You will have a great race and your presence will inspire others to participate and set higher goals. To enter or for more information visit www.marlboroughwomenstri.co.nz

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.

Havelock Mussel Festival

15 Mar 2014 (Sat)

Pelorus Sound, Marlborough, New Zealand

A great family environment to celebrate all things Mussels.
Havelock Mussel Festival is a spectacular day full of fun, food and that famous festival atmosphere. It is a great family environment to celebrate all things Mussels. There will be an Industry Marquee where you could go behind the scenes into the Mussel Industry and see how intricate this delicacy is. Another favourite back will be the Competition area where you get to see teams and individuals battle it out to be crowned the winner of the Mussel Opening Competition. Of course as well there will be live entertainment throughout the day with the beer and wine flowing, the cooking demonstration marquee with samples of Mussels and Salmon to look forward to and a great area for kids to be entertained as well. See our events page for more information. Gates open 10am till 6pm
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