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Geraldine has a number of annual events throughout the year, from multi-sport through to cultural and social. Our events calendar has all the details for each of these events, including ticketing and location information.


Geraldine Lions Multi Sport Event

The Geraldine Multi Challenge, previously known as the Geraldine Bike Challenge is a multi-discipline event for bike riders, runners and walkers, of both sexes and all ages. Families are particularly welcome as are serious athletes. In fact there is a category for everyone no matter what your ability. All are welcome. The event is organised by the Geraldine Lions Club with all profits going to the Lions Club of Geraldine Charitable Trust for donation to charitable causes.

Every Women’s Events of Woodbury

Every Woman's Events of Woodbury in Canterbury has events for women of every ability, age, shape and size. Have fun at this event, challenge yourself whilst enjoying the unique back drop of the Four Peaks and beautiful rural setting which is Woodbury. There is a 21km half marathon, 10km run/walk, short course duathlon (5km run, 12-13km bike ride, 1.5k run) and long course duathlon (10km run, 23km bike, 5km run). The long course duathlon can be done solo or in a team of 2 to 3.  There is something for everyone, so give it a go and find what feels good for you at this fundraising event for Woodbury School

GRAM - Geraldine Rogaine Autumn Muster

The annual Geraldine High School PTA Rogaine Event or GRAM (Geraldine Rogaine Autumn Muster) is held in Autumn each year and is based from the Woodbury Domain. Rogaining is an orienteering sport of long distance cross-country navigation, involving both route planning and navigation between checkpoints. Different courses suit varying abilities - an hour long event for beginners, three hours for immediate competitors and a longer six hour event for the more experienced athlete.  The event is a fundraiser for Geraldine High School and has contributed to a number of projects benefiting the students over the years.  Futher deatils can be found on the event website or the Geraldine High School PTA facebook page.


Geraldine Ukefest

Unlike most ukulele festivals, Geraldine Ukefest is a popular winter event that warms up an otherwise chilly season. Since its inception in 2013, it has grown to attract recognition both nationally and internationally. The four day event offers a mix of performance opportunities, workshops and concerts featuring headline acts.

Geraldine Winterlights Festival

The Geraldine Winterlights Festival lights up the beautiful boutique town over the July winter holidays with a large outdoor event for the whole family on the Saturday of the Festival, with a large market comprising arts & crafts stalls, a wide variety of food stalls, a snow mountain, games and entertainment for children, live music and dance, a fire show and a fireworks display. Great winter fun for the whole family.


Geraldine Arts & Plants Festival

The Annual Geraldine Arts and Plants Festival is a three day event commencing with the Alpine Energy Art Awards which draw entries from around New Zealand. Friday is the renowned Boulevard Market where people stock up on plants and unique crafts while the Saturday Market Day in the Domain is a must for early Christmas shoppers and for families enjoying entertainment on the Domain Oval. The festival is the biggest event on the Geraldine Calendar and must-do!


Geraldine Summer Fete

Treat yourself a day out enjoying the country air and views near our small boutique town at the Geraldine Summer Fete.  Hosted in the historic and picturesque Stover gardens, this unique shopping opportunity is a sensational day out for all, so bring your friends and family or come alone and enjoy.

Geraldine Christmas Parade

Bring the family, friends and even co-workers to this wonderful parade through the streets of Geraldine.  Come early, browse the shops, stop for coffee and get your spot.  Entertainment afterwards and lots of awards/prizes so plan for the whole evening out. For those of you that would like to partake in the Annual Christmas Parade please contact Janene Adams 027 555 6524 or email

Christmas in Geraldine, a Twilight Shopping Experience

Held in December, the whole town of Geraldine gets festive with market stalls, fresh farmers market produce, music and entertainment plus all retailers are open with great gift ideas. Come and get that last minute special gift, soak up the festive atmosphere or dine al fresco at one of our delicious eateries.

Around the Region 

There are always plenty of events happening right around our lovely region.  To find out what's on further afield check out the events calendar at