Food, sport, art, fishing, opera, markets, running, racing, cultural events, pure entertainment – we have ‘em all!

The following is a list of some of our annual events, check out what’s currently on at our Events page.

Food, sport, art, fishing, opera, markets, running, racing, cultural events, pure entertainment – we have ‘em all!

The following is a list of some of our annual events, check out what's currently on at our Whangarei Events Calendar.

JANUARY

Waipu Highland Games
A celebration of Scottish traditions including games, food, dancing and music

Quarry Summer Do
A week of art workshops including pottery, print, sculpture and more

FEBRUARY

ArtBeat
An interactive arts-based festival beneath the shady trees of Cafler Park. Fun for the whole family

Beach & Boat Fishing Competition
Two days of fishing on the stunning East Coast, from Bream Tail in the south to Homepoint at Whangaruru in the north. Loads of great prizes to be won.

Northland Pasifika Fusion Festival
Celebrate Pasifika and Maori culutre, individuality and the blossoming of an eneriched journey together. A wonderful day of love, laughter, performing arts, music, crafts and food.

MARCH

Whangarei Fritter Festival
Whangarei's food, wine and music festival featuring music from top local and national bands. Enjoy delectable wines and gourmet fritters from leading local restaurants and wineries.

APRIL

Whangarei Heads Arts Trail
Discover the talents of the artists and craftspeople on the Whanagrei Heads peninsula

Wild Kiwi Multi-Sport
An offroad run/walk multi-sport event that takes place within the stunning terrain of the Whangarei Heads peninsula.

MAY

International Rally of Whangarei
Two days of fast and furious rally car action on Whangarei roads

JUNE

Matariki Festival
A celebration of the Maori new year featuring culutral activities to educate and enthral while showcasing Whangarei's maori heritage

JULY 

Waipu in Tartan
Celebrating international Tartan Day with plenty of tartan themed quirky, fun events

AUGUST 

Tutukaka Coast Winter Festival
Winter fun on the Tutukaka Coast including the iconinc Polar Bear Surf Classic, the Ping Pong prizefight, fishing competitions for kids and adults, SUP, raft race, NZ"s toughest open ocean apddling event, drive-in movie nights, comedy and Boutique Beer Festival

SEPTEMBER

Northland Performing Arts Festival
A festival of dance, music and speech

OCTOBER

Carnival of Life
Inspired by the Day of the Dead (Nov 1st & 2nd), choose to celebrate the fragility and beauty of life by recognizing our own mortality and honoring those who have passed on

NOVEMBER

Fireworks Spectacular
Fabulous fireworks display that the whole family will love

DECEMBER

Whangarei Summer Show
Experience heartland New Zealand where the city meets the country - horses, cows, sheep, pigs, fair rides, food and music

Christmas Festival
Santa!

Take a look at what's currently on at the Whangarei Events Calendar