What's on in Geraldine & South Canterbury

  • YMCA Community Pop-Up

    YMCA Community Pop-Up

    Anzac Square, Timaru, South Canterbury

    Fri 12 Feb - Fri 16 Apr / Games, Carnivals

    Come and join the YMCA Sport & Recreation team each week during term 1 for some free fun. Try out our famous bubble football- cornhole- badminton - giant Jenga and lots more. Anyone can join in, bring your friends & Read More

  • YMCA Community Pop-Up

    YMCA Community Pop-Up

    Marchwiel Park, Timaru, South Canterbury

    Fri 19 Feb - Fri 16 Apr / Games, Carnivals

    Come and join the YMCA Sport & Recreation team each week during term 1 for some free fun. Try out our famous bubble football- cornhole- badminton - giant Jenga and lots more. Anyone can join in, bring your friends & Read More

  • Timaru Girls' High School 'The House' Centennial

    Timaru Girls' High School 'The House' Centennial

    Timaru Girls' High School, Timaru, South Canterbury

    Fri 16 Apr - Sun 18 Apr / Alumni, Associations, Clubs

    Over the weekend, former boarders from Timaru Girls' High School, 'The House' will gather for the Centennial celebrations. Friday 16 April, from 5pm: Welcome drinks Saturday 17 April, from 10am: Official Opening Read More

  • Footloose

    Footloose

    South Canterbury Drama League, Timaru, South Canterbury

    Wed 14 Apr - Sat 24 Apr / Theatre

    Extra night for footloose now on iTicket - Tuesday 20th April. The boys and the babes of small-town Bomont just want a bit of harmless teenage fun and the minister's daughter is right in there with them resisting the Read More

  • SPELD NZ Introduction to Specific Learning Disabilities

    SPELD NZ Introduction to Specific Learning Disabilities

    Benvenue Hotel, Timaru, South Canterbury

    Thu 15 Apr - Fri 16 Apr / Education

    Are you struggling to support a child or adult with dyslexia? Are you concerned about your child’s learning journey? Are you aware of children who are disruptive, withdrawn, bright but not achieving? Are you Read More

  • Meet & Greet

    Meet & Greet

    The Frontrunner Timaru, Timaru, South Canterbury

    Fri 16 Apr / Public Talks & Tours

    The Meet & Greet (Wine & Cheese with nibbles evening) marks the kick-off of the 2021 season. Hosted at Frontrunner Timaru with some inspiring encouragement from invited speakers for runners old & new to Run Timaru. Put Read More

  • Science Talk: Darwin, Cousin Marriage and Genetics

    Science Talk: Darwin, Cousin Marriage and Genetics

    Timaru District Council Chambers, Timaru, South Canterbury

    Thu 15 Apr / Public Talks & Tours

    Professor Hamish Spencer, University of Otago Zoology Department, will talk about close family relations, genetics and differing societal attitudes over time. There is no cost involved and is free of cost for everyone Read More

  • My Beloved

    My Beloved

    Aigantighe Art Gallery, Timaru, South Canterbury

    Sat 20 Feb - Sun 18 Apr / Fine Art

    My Beloved, showcases a selection of artworks from the Aigantighe Art Gallery’s rich permanent collection that are loved, have been missed and have been voted for by you, the public. A chance to view old favourites Read More

  • Elizabeth Thomson - Cellular Memory

    Elizabeth Thomson - Cellular Memory

    Aigantighe Art Gallery, Timaru, South Canterbury

    Sat 27 Feb - Sun 9 May / Fine Art

    For over 30 years Wellington-based artist, Elizabeth Thomson has been drawn to areas of scientific exploration such as micro-biology, oceanography and mathematics. With these fields as their starting point, Thomson’s Read More

  • The Enemy Below Film Showing

    The Enemy Below Film Showing

    Geraldine Cinema, Geraldine, South Canterbury

    Sat 17 Apr / Film

    See along to the historic Geraldine cinema to see the 1958 WW2 film 'THE ENEMY BELOW' in aid of the Geraldine RSA and the newly formed Geraldine Men's Shed, a selection of vintage shorts will proceed the main Read More

  • The Temuka Market

    The Temuka Market

    Temuka Town Square, Temuka, South Canterbury

    Sat 29 Aug 2020 - Sat 24 Apr / Markets and Fairs

    Stall holders offering Plants, flowers gifts, locally made crafts , food items and much more. Come and visit our wee town in south Canterbury by starting your day at the market with a coffee from our onsite coffee Read More

  • Timaru Artisan Farmers Market

    Timaru Artisan Farmers Market

    Te Ana Maori Rock Art Centre, Timaru, South Canterbury

    Sat 10 Oct 2020 - Sat 24 Apr / Markets and Fairs

    Come and join us at the Timaru Artisan Farmers Market. We are a weekly Saturday morning market with a mixture of Farmers Market products and local Crafts. We are very excited that we are having between 30 and 45 Read More

  • Autumn Show Timaru Horticultural Society

    Autumn Show Timaru Horticultural Society

    Caroline Bay Hall, Timaru, South Canterbury

    Sat 17 Apr - Sun 18 Apr / Contemporary Art

    17 -18 April 2021 AUTUMN SHOW – Caroline Bay Hall – Theme – Chrysanthemums Come and farewell the summer season! Support our well stocked sales table. Admittance - $4-00 adults, children and THS Members are Read More

  • Geraldine Adventure Race

    Geraldine Adventure Race

    Geraldine, Geraldine, Canterbury

    Sun 18 Apr / Adventure, Extreme

    Welcome to the Geraldine Adventure Race, an exciting new event run as a fundraiser for Geraldine High School. We are offering two categories this year, 3 hours and 6 hours. You can race in a team of 2, 3 or 4 Read More

  • Pleasant Point Farmers Market

    Pleasant Point Farmers Market

    Pleasant Point Town Centre, Pleasant Point, South Canterbury

    Sun 18 Apr / Markets and Fairs

    Come on out and enjoy a yummy brunch, pick up your fresh, local and seasonal goodies or simply catch up with friends enjoying the lovely food in the countryside atmosphere. There will be limited EFTPOS so don't forget Read More

  • Exhibition Opening - Esther Deans - Glass houses

    Exhibition Opening - Esther Deans - Glass houses

    Susan Badcock Studio, Geraldine, South Canterbury

    Sun 18 Apr / Fine Art

    You are all welcome to join us for a floor talk at the opening of 'Glass houses'. This solo exhibition by Esther Deans explores the interactions and relationships that exist between the natural and human worlds. It Read More

  • Learn2Swim School Holiday Programme

    Learn2Swim School Holiday Programme

    Caroline Bay Trust Aoraki Centre, Timaru, South Canterbury

    Mon 19 Apr - Fri 23 Apr / Swimming

    The CBay Learn2Swim School Holiday Programme is a comprehensive programme where your child will learn correct swim technique and water safety skills, taught by NZQA accredited instructors in a safe and fun pool Read More

  • YMCA Oscar School Holiday Programme

    YMCA Oscar School Holiday Programme

    Timaru South School, Timaru, South Canterbury

    Mon 19 Apr - Fri 30 Apr / Games, Carnivals

    Our OSCAR holiday programme will be running again at Timaru South School again these holidays. Two weeks of fun-filled activities that will ensure your children are not bored these holidays. Not to mention the community Read More

  • Tuesday Quiz Night

    Tuesday Quiz Night

    Richard Pearse Tavern, Timaru, South Canterbury

    Tue 20 Apr / Games, Hobbies

    We are bringing quiz nights back to Timaru kicking off our first quiz night on Tuesday 20th April 2021. The first 4 teams to book in via FB will receive a $30 voucher to enjoy on the night. Book now via Facebook Read More

  • Yoga - All Levels

    Yoga - All Levels

    Arts Centre - South Canterbury Art Society, Timaru, South Canterbury

    Tue 30 Mar - Tue 27 Apr / Mind & Body

    Yoga - All levels 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.