What's on in Geraldine & South Canterbury

  • Oktoberfest - Beer Festival

    Oktoberfest - Beer Festival

    Street Food Kitchen, Timaru, South Canterbury

    Wed 1 Sep - Thu 30 Sep / Food, Gourmet, Wine

    Coming this September come try our Oktoberfest themed Additions there will be something for everyone to enjoy! Come and explore this Oktoberfest at Street food kitchen. For more details about this festival, please Read More

  • You Make Me Feel Like Dancing - Operatunity: POSTPONED

    You Make Me Feel Like Dancing - Operatunity: POSTPONED

    Caroline Bay Hall, Timaru, South Canterbury

    Wed 15 Sep / Variety Concerts

    Bring your dancing shoes and get ready to boogie as we sing and dance the day away to your favourite hits of the 50s, 60s and 70s. Starring the amazing artists Cameron Barclay of The Ten Tenors, Bonaventure Read More

  • Y-ACTIVE Personal Training Gym Programme

    Y-ACTIVE Personal Training Gym Programme

    Performance Health Club, Timaru, South Canterbury

    Thu 5 Aug - Thu 23 Sep / Mind & Body

    We are excited to announce that our Y•Active Programme is coming back for young wahine next term! Our free 8-week Y-ACTIVE Personal Training Gym programme introduces young wahine to the gym environment, the Read More

  • Meditation in Timaru Weekly Classes

    Meditation in Timaru Weekly Classes

    MindfulMe, Timaru, South Canterbury

    Thu 28 Jan 2021 - Thu 4 Nov / 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

  • Spring Show – Caroline Bay Hall

    Spring Show – Caroline Bay Hall

    Caroline Bay Hall, Timaru, South Canterbury

    Sat 18 Sep - Sun 19 Sep / Festivals

    Welcome in Spring and enjoy a wonderful display of Daffodils and other flowers and shrubs. A well-stocked sales table is also a feature. 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

  • Pleasant Point Farmers Market

    Pleasant Point Farmers Market

    Pleasant Point Town Centre, Pleasant Point, South Canterbury

    Sun 19 Sep / Markets and Fairs

    Hurray! The Pleasant Point Farmers Market will be operating under Level 2 conditions, Sunday 19th September from 10.00am until 1.30pm. Music being provided by Liz & her Sassy Sax! Get your time out shopping practising Read More

  • Bob Perriam Wakefield Wines

    Bob Perriam Wakefield Wines

    Hector Black's, Timaru, South Canterbury

    Sun 19 Sep / Public Talks & Tours

    Sunday School aka Tim Talks this weekend is Bob Perriam and Nic Adlam from Wakefield Wines Central Otago. A very boutique Vinyard at Perriam Cove is where some of our most loved wines hail from. Bob and Nic will Read More

  • Vibes


    Geraldine High School, Geraldine, South Canterbury

    Wed 22 Sep - Thu 23 Sep / Dance

    Tickets available September 1st. Our general talent show ‘VIBES’ returns for 2021 on September the 22nd and 23rd at the GHS school hall. Join us on the evening of the Wednesday night show, when special awards are Read More

  • Rock 2000 Countdown Party

    Rock 2000 Countdown Party

    Richard Pearse Tavern, Timaru, South Canterbury

    Fri 24 Sep / Rock

    Rock 2000 Countdown Party We are so excited to be partnering up with The Rock this year to host the official countdown party in Timaru. This will be massive and we would love for you all to join us. PS lock in an Read More

  • South Canterbury's Outstanding Food - SCOFF

    South Canterbury's Outstanding Food - SCOFF

    South Canterbury, Timaru, Canterbury

    Fri 24 Sep - Sun 3 Oct / Food, Gourmet, Wine

    It's time to celebrate our outstanding growers, producers and artisan creators with SCOFF 2021 – South Canterbury Outstanding Food Festival. Head to a participating South Canterbury eatery during the ten-day Read More

  • Temuka Community Market

    Temuka Community Market

    Temuka Town Square, Temuka, South Canterbury

    Sat 25 Sep / Markets and Fairs

    The Temuka Market is back! We have an exciting day planned at the Temuka Market Saturday 10am-1 pm. Plants, lilies, artworks, felting, handicrafts, jewellery, baby items, knitting, craft making items, books, the list Read More

  • Spring Steaming

    Spring Steaming

    Pleasant Point Museum and Railway, Pleasant Point, South Canterbury

    Mon 27 Sep / Family Entertainment

    D16 Will be springing into action for our first steaming day of spring. Come help us celebrate South Canterbury's anniversary. Lots to see and do, model railway, coffee, vintage printing presses, an antique movie Read More

  • Life Drawing

    Life Drawing

    Hector Black's, Timaru, South Canterbury

    Wed 29 Sep / Education

    Hector Black's is organising Life Drawing class on 29th September 2021 at 6 pm. Bring your own easel, paper and paint. Let your friends know who share similar interest or would enjoy attending this class. For more Read More

  • New Zealand Male Choir South Island Tour 2021: CANCELLED

    New Zealand Male Choir South Island Tour 2021: CANCELLED

    Mountainview High School, Timaru, South Canterbury

    Thu 30 Sep / Music Festivals

    Experience the magic of male voices, the joy of mixed choirs to the sounds of big jazz band The New Zealand Male Choir is performing with the Mountainview High School Jazz Band and the Waimate Community Choir in the Read More

  • Move For Dementia Jump Rope Challenge

    Move For Dementia Jump Rope Challenge

    St Mary’s Anglican Church, Timaru, South Canterbury

    Wed 1 Sep - Thu 30 Sep / Fitness

    Event by Alzheimers South Canterbury. What: 1min a day social media jump rope challenge When: Begins 1st September Ends 30th September Where: Online Facebook challenge Attend our event on the final day. What: Read More

  • PRINS - NZ Tour

    PRINS - NZ Tour

    The Sail Bar & Cafe, Timaru, South Canterbury

    Thu 30 Sep / Pop

    Kiwi singer-songwriter PRINS is returning to the stage this September with a 20-stop trip around Aotearoa - her biggest tour to date. PRINS has taken the local music scene by storm this year, scaling the charts with Read More

  • Jan Preston  Piano Boogie Woman   Show

    Jan Preston Piano Boogie Woman Show

    Timaru Town and Country Club, Timaru, South Canterbury

    Fri 1 Oct / Jazz

    With Sydney Covid 19 cases spiralling daily, Kiwi expat JAN PRESTON relocated to NZ, and is returning to her beloved South Island (she is originally from Greymouth) for the release her latest CD Piano Boogie Read More

  • Comedy Hypnotist Show - Guy Cater

    Comedy Hypnotist Show - Guy Cater

    Mountainview High School, Timaru, South Canterbury

    Fri 1 Oct - Sat 2 Oct / Comedy

    Prepare for a night of entertainment and guaranteed laughter as you see the show or be a part of the show! Guy's hilarious g-rated comedy hypnotist show will entrance you with his seemingly magical powers and Read More

  • Skoda National School Road Championships - 2021

    Skoda National School Road Championships - 2021

    St Joseph's School Pleasant Point, Pleasant Point, South Canterbury

    Fri 1 Oct - Mon 4 Oct / Cycling

    The 2021 Skoda National School Road Championships will be held in Pleasant Point and Timaru from 2 - 4 October, run by Cycling New Zealand Schools and supported by Cycling South Canterbury. Provisional Event Read More

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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.


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 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!


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.