Wairarapa Events

There are always many wonderful things going on in the Wairarapa. Here are just a few coming up.

Please note, these events are subject to change or cancellation according to the movement of Covid-19. Remember to check with the organisers for confirmation.

If you would like your event listed, please email details to enquiries@swdc.govt.nz and ask for it to be forwarded to the Communications Team.

Running Community Events

Keen to run an event? Please see our event management page and our event waste management page for important information.

January 2022

  • NZ Sotheby’s International Realty Wairarapa Art Review, 20 January – 13 February 10am-4pm, Aratoi, Masterton
  • Country Music Festival, 28 January from 2pm, 29-30 January from 10am, Tauherenikau Racecourse CANCELLED (Postoned to 6-8 January, 2023)
  • Cruise Martinborough, 27-30 January, 29 January Tauherenikau Racecourse, 11.30am-5pm CANCELLED (Postponed to 2023)
  • Waimeha Summer Party, 29 January 2pm-12.30am,Waimeha Camping Village, Cape Palliser Rd (tickets required, includes campsite)

February

  • Wheels at Wairarapa, 5-7 February (Waitangi Weekend), Clareville (Postponed to 2023)
  • Waitangi Wairua, February 6 10am-3pm, Cobblestones Greytown CANCELLED
  • ConArt Gallery Artists Showcase,12 February – 3 April 10am (No Monday), Masterton
  • Blues on the Green concert, 13 February 5pm-8.30pm, Cobblestones Museum, Greytown
  • Wairarapa Wines Harvest Festival 25-26 February 11am, The Cliffs, Dakins Rd CANCELLED
  • Greytown Country Market, 20 February 10am, Stella Bull Park, Greytown

March

  • Harcourts Hospice Ambrose Golf Tournament, 4 March 10am, Masterton Golf Club CANCELLED
  • 121 Music Festival, 11-13 March from 11am, Tauherenikau Racecourse CANCELLED

April

  • Community Film Screening, 9 and 10 April, 3pm. Waihinga Centre, Martinborough
  • Wairarapa Balloon Festival, 14-18 April, various locations. Free (No night glow this year)
  • Easter Egg Trail, 15 to 18 April, Martinborough
  • National Tweed Ride, Greytown, 16 April 1pm
  • Greytown Country Market, 16 April 10am, Stella Bull Park, Greytown
  • The Amazing Easter Space Race, 17 April 10am, Waihinga Centre Park, Martinborough (tickets apply)
  • Cardboard’Tronics Robotics Workshop, 21 April, Martinborough Library, 10am-2pm. Free, for children Year 6-10, registrations required.
  • Martinborough Fair, Martinborough Square, 30 April

May

  • Youth Week Jobs Expo (run by Youth Jobs in South Wai) – Martinborough (23-24 May), Featherston (26-27 May) and Greytown (30 and 31 May). Locations TBA.

June

  • Martinborough Community Market, from 4-5 June 10am to 4pm and 6 June 9am-1pm, Martinborough Town Hall.
  • Booktown, Featherston 8-12 June. https://www.booktown.org.nz/
  • NZ String Quartet, 12 June 2.30pm, First Light national tour, Martinborough Town Hall.
  • Matariki Classical concert, 26 June 2-4pm, Wellington Chamber Orchestra, Anzac Hall, Featherston.
  • Featherston Matariki Festival, 23-28 June, https://www.facebook.com/FeatherstonMatariki

July

  • Greytown Festival of Christmas 1-31 July, Lights, decorations and special events running throughout all of July. This year’s theme is Gingerbread. www.greytownvillage.com
  • Festival of Christmas Celebrate Matariki, 2 July 10am-4pm, Cobblestones, Greytown

August

September

October

  • Tulip Festival 1 and 2 October, Longbush Cottage, 15 mins from Carterton. Go to www.longbushcottage.co.nz
  • Yarns in Barns, 23 October: In venues across the Wairarapa region. Supported by Hedley’s Books, Fraser Books and the Wairarapa Libraries http://www.yarnsinbarns.co.nz/
  • 2022 Rotary Martinborough Charity Fun Ride, 30 October 9am. A charity fun ride open to bicycles, tandems, e-bikes covering 45-115 kms in two circuits https://www.facebook.com/martinboroughcharityfunride

November

2023

  • 121 Festival, Tauherenikau Racecourse, 10-12 March – An international wellness and dance festival, pre-sales early November. www.121festival.co.nz

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