Northland Events Calendar

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1 Oct 16

it! Bay of Islands Food and Wine Festival

Boutique food and wine in the stunning Bay of Islands with headline act Dragon. Tempt your taste buds with all Northland has to offer this October at the annual ‘it!’ Food and Wine Festival in the Bay of Islands. The popular festival boasts mouth-watering Northland food and seafood, award winning NZ wine, beer and cider that is not to be missed!
Saturday 1st October 2016, 11am – 6pm
Paihia Village Green, Adult $49. Child $15 (under 5 years free), Family Pass $120.

19 Nov 16

Wellsford Show 2016

Wellsford Show 2016, This years event is on again and will be combining the SANTA PARADE.... click on the link to be directed to the show website.

19 Nov 16

Santa Parade ~ Wellsford

Wellsford Santa Parade to be held in conjunction with the Wellsford Show this year. Traditionally held on the last Saturday of November, this year will be on the 19th November and not down the main street. We welcome community input as to the new route, please get in touch at or ph 423 7642.

2 Dec 16

Paihia Christmas Parade

The Paihia Christmas Parade is always spectacular with plenty of effort going into the floats creating a fabulous festive atmosphere.
The theme this year is Paihia Under the Sea!
It is free to enter a float. You can enter under community or the business section. To enter email

Santa will be there with his famous lolly scramble, plus other kids entertainment going on. All the shops, cafes and restaurants open,& Friday night Food Market.

3 Dec 16

Christmas in the Gardens 2016

Family event - bring your blanket, picnic dinner, warm jumper and enjoy this popular community event with local talent entertaining from 6-8pm.

4 Dec 16


The Bay of Islands Singers, augmented by singers from other choirs north of Auckland, will present Handel's Messiah in the Turner Centre, Kerikeri on Sunday December 4 at 2.30. John Jackets will conduct, with soloists Elaine Wogan (soprano), Kate Spence (mezzo), Lachlan Craig (tenor)and Chalium Poppy (bass), Michael Bell (organ) and a guest orchestra. Adults $30, 18-and-under $12

18 Mar 17

New Zealand Ocean Swim Series - Bay of Islands Classic

The Bay of Islands Classic provides an ocean swim event for all ages and abilities - an ‘I’m Going Long’ 3.3km swim from Russell to Paihia, a 500m swim off Paihia Beach and an ‘OceanKids’ 200m swim for children aged 7-12yrs old.

25 - 26 Mar 17

Mangawhai Walking Weekend 2017

Mangawhai Walking Weekend 25-26 March 2017

The Mangawhai Walking Weekend is a festival of events and glorious guided walks exploring our magical Mangawhai community. Register on our website for updated walk information or follow us on FB. Booking open 1 December 2016. Come walk with us!