What's on in Geraldine & South Canterbury

  • Paint & Wine Night - Moon on the Water

    Paint & Wine Night - Moon on the Water

    Street Food Kitchen, Timaru, South Canterbury

    Thu 31 Mar / Food, Gourmet, Wine

    The concept is simple - take a brush in one hand a drink in the other and let’s paint a masterpiece! Join us for a creative night of drinking and painting in Timaru! No previous painting experience necessary! Get your Read More

  • Der Ekstatiker - Ewan McDougall Exhibition

    Der Ekstatiker - Ewan McDougall Exhibition

    York Street Gallery of Fine Art, Timaru, South Canterbury

    Fri 4 Mar - Fri 29 Apr / Fine Art

    Der Ekstatiker is an exhibition of recent oil paintings mainly done in a Covid world. The struggles and tragedies in many lives in this pandemic are undeniable. Luckily for us in our Broad Bay haven Sarah and me Read More

  • Lee Martin Gypsy Soul Tour

    Lee Martin Gypsy Soul Tour

    Hector Black's, Timaru, South Canterbury

    Sat 2 Apr / Country

    Lee Martin and her band will be touring the country in celebration of the release of her new album ‘Gypsy Soul’. Renowned for her unforgettable, beguiling performances and her connection with audiences, this will be Read More

  • Timaru Artisan Farmers Market

    Timaru Artisan Farmers Market

    Te Ana Maori Rock Art Centre, Timaru, South Canterbury

    Sat 1 May 2021 - Sat 24 Dec 2022 / Markets and Fairs

    Come and join us at the Timaru Artisan Farmers Market. We are a weekly Saturday morning market that runs all year round rain or shine, with a mixture of Farmers Market products and local Artisan Crafts. We are Read More

  • Kiwiana Thermomix Cooking Class

    Kiwiana Thermomix Cooking Class

    Ara Institute of Canterbury , Timaru, South Canterbury

    Sat 2 Apr / Family & Lifestyle

    Kia Ora and Haere Mai to our special Kiwiana cooking class! Learn how to make some classic Kiwi favourite recipes with Thermomix®. Our recipes use local, seasonal ingredients and is a little taste of home. Join our Read More

  • Pool Competition

    Pool Competition

    Richard Pearse Tavern, Timaru, South Canterbury

    Wed 16 Mar - Wed 4 May / Games, Hobbies

    POOL TABLES ARE BACK! Fancy yourself a pool player? We have our pool comp every Wednesday. Registration from 6pm, with a $100 cash going to the winner and a $50 hospitality voucher for the runner up. Read More

  • Meditation in Timaru Weekly Classes

    Meditation in Timaru Weekly Classes

    Womens Wellness Centre, Timaru, South Canterbury

    Wed 26 Jan - Wed 4 May / Mind & Body

    This event is a weekly drop-in class. The teaching and guided meditations are recordings from Buddhist Nun, Kelsang Luma’s, weekly classes at Kalpa Bhadra Buddhist Centre in Christchurch. Each class includes Read More

  • Quiz Night

    Quiz Night

    The Green Man at Peel Forrest, Geraldine, South Canterbury

    Thu 3 Mar - Thu 2 Jun / Quiz, Karaoke

    We're back - finally! With a move to the traffic light system we're able to run events a bit easier, so Quiz Night is returning! Quiz Nights at The Green Man At Peel Forest First Thursday of every month. Give Read More

  • The Ache Tour

    The Ache Tour

    Lodge Theatre, Geraldine, South Canterbury

    Fri 8 Apr / Pop

    The Ache Tour - Lodge Theatre, Geraldine Jaz Paterson with special guest Sam Heselwood. Doors open at 8pm. This show will be seated + scan in + sanitise + vax pass + and limited numbers! Can't wait to see you Read More

  • Joie de Vivre

    Joie de Vivre

    Hector Black's, Timaru, South Canterbury

    Fri 18 Feb - Fri 8 Apr / Jazz

    Joie de Vivre are a contemporary lounge jazz trio playing a smattering of old classics and new takes on standards. Come down to Hector Black's to listen to Joie de Vivre play live. Read More

  • Bookarama

    Bookarama

    Trinity Church, Timaru, South Canterbury

    Sat 9 Apr - Sun 10 Apr / Education

    RESCHEDULED - Please hold book donations until further notice. Low-cost books to the community. Significant donations to local charities. Book donations: drop off at any collection point at most service stations Read More

  • Summer Tai Chi/Qigong+

    Summer Tai Chi/Qigong+

    Blackett's Lighthouse, Timaru, South Canterbury

    Sun 23 Jan - Sun 10 Apr / Mind & Body

    Join me for a summer of outdoor Tai Chi/Qigong classes overlooking the sea. Gentle stretching exercise incorporating balance + harmony, energy awareness, moving meditation. Koha. Wear flat shoes and comfy Read More

  • Paint & Wine Night - A Starry Night

    Paint & Wine Night - A Starry Night

    Street Food Kitchen, Timaru, South Canterbury

    Thu 14 Apr / Food, Gourmet, Wine

    The concept is simple - take a brush in one hand a drink in the other and let’s paint a masterpiece! Join us for a creative night of drinking and painting in Timaru! No previous painting experience necessary! Get your Read More

  • Paint & Wine Night - A Starry Night: SOLD OUT

    Paint & Wine Night - A Starry Night: SOLD OUT

    Street Food Kitchen, Timaru, South Canterbury

    Thu 14 Apr / Education

    The concept is simple - take a brush in one hand, a drink in the other and let’s paint a masterpiece! Join us for a creative night of drinking and painting in Timaru! No previous paintng experience necessary! Get Read More

  • Pleasant Point Railway & Historical Society Guided Tours

    Pleasant Point Railway & Historical Society Guided Tours

    Pleasant Point Museum and Railway, Pleasant Point, South Canterbury

    Sun 27 Dec 2020 - Sat 25 Feb 2023 / Museums

    Come, step back in time with a ride on a Model T Ford railcar and museum-guided tour, with the driver giving a special personalized 45-minute conducted tour around our site. Including an interactive model railway, 2 Read More

  • Sky Tower Challenge Quiz Night

    Sky Tower Challenge Quiz Night

    The Sail Bar & Cafe, Timaru, South Canterbury

    Wed 20 Apr / Quiz, Karaoke

    Come join us at The Sail & Anchor for a classic quiz night! You will be supporting our firefighters who are climbing the Auckland Sky Tower to raise funds for Leukaemia & Blood Cancer NZ on the 28th of May. Come along Read More

  • Timaru Gypsy Fair

    Timaru Gypsy Fair

    Caroline Bay, Timaru, South Canterbury

    Sat 23 Apr - Sun 24 Apr / Markets and Fairs

    The Original Gypsy Fair has been travelling the North and South Islands of New Zealand for over 30+ years. The Original Gypsy Fair is NZ’s longest-running fair and has an eclectic range of mobile homes which you can Read More

  • Timaru Gypsy Fair

    Timaru Gypsy Fair

    Caroline Bay, Timaru, South Canterbury

    Sat 23 Apr - Sun 24 Apr / Markets and Fairs

    The Gypsy Fair has been travelling the North and South Islands of New Zealand for over 30+ years. It is NZ’s longest-running fair and has an eclectic range of mobile homes which you can admire as you walk among the Read More

  • Paint & Wine Night - Matisse Cat

    Paint & Wine Night - Matisse Cat

    Street Food Kitchen, Timaru, South Canterbury

    Thu 28 Apr / Food, Gourmet, Wine

    The concept is simple - take a brush in one hand, a drink in the other and let’s paint a masterpiece! Join us for a creative night of drinking and painting in Timaru! No previous painting experience necessary. Get Read More

  • Cello-Piano Duo Concert: Paul Lee & Rachel Song

    Cello-Piano Duo Concert: Paul Lee & Rachel Song

    Aigantighe Art Gallery, Timaru, South Canterbury

    Fri 29 Apr / Classical Music

    After much demand, cellist Paul Lee and pianist Rachel Song will be joining forces to bring a concert full of musical adventure. They will be performing works by composers from all around the globe and introduce Read More

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THERE'S ALWAYS SOMETHING HAPPENING IN GERALDINE

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.

AUTUMN

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.

WINTER

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.

SPRING

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.

Woodbury Hill Country Challenge

New to the stable of outdoor events for Geraldine, the Hill Country Challenge offers walking, running and mountain biking options from the leisurely historic Station Stroll through to the serious participant's course.  Enjoy sweeping views of the Canterbury Plains as you ride, run or walk across historic Orari Gorge Station.

Geraldine Festival (Formerly known as the Arts & Plants Festival)

The Annual Geraldine 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!

SUMMER

Geraldine Farmers Market

Each Saturday morning from October to April the Geraldine Farmers Market is open from 9 am to 12.30 pm with a range of stalls to tantalize the taste buds.  Set in the leafy splendour of St Mary's Churchyard on Talbot St the market boasts live music, great coffee and plenty of seating to enjoy the atmosphere and watch the world go by.

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 info@geraldine.nz

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 www.southcanterbury.org.nz.