What's on in Geraldine & South Canterbury

  • Movies in the garden

    Movies in the garden

    Timaru Botanic Gardens, Timaru, South Canterbury

    Sat 30 Jan / Family Entertainment

    A new family friendly event of Movies in the Gardens is coming up on 30 January 2021. There will be music from the Groove and the food stalls. Bring a picnic, cushions, bean bags and enjoy fun time with friends and Read More

  • Romeo and Juliet

    Romeo and Juliet

    Aigantighe Art Gallery, Timaru, South Canterbury

    Sat 30 Jan / Theatre

    In the uniquely intimate setting of the Aigantighe Art Gallery gardens on Wai-iti Road, Timaru, this joint venture between the Aigantighe and the Aidan theatre company brings you some summer Shakespeare lovin' Aidan’s Read More

  • Jukebox Johnny - John Te Au

    Jukebox Johnny - John Te Au

    Timaru Cosmopolitan Club, Timaru, South Canterbury

    Sat 30 Jan / Electronica

    John Te Au performing live !!! Get pumped for a great night's entertainment. There is Free Entry for everyone. Members, Guests and Affiliated Members welcome. Courtesy Coach Available from 3:30pm to Read More

  • Thunder Down Under

    Thunder Down Under

    Timaru International Motor Raceway, Timaru, South Canterbury

    Sat 30 Jan - Sun 31 Jan / Motorsport

    Thunder Down Under – Super Truck Event Saturday/Sunday 30th – 31st January 2021 Levels Raceway 9am – 5pm Photo - Neil Howie Please note this is not a free event - admission will be advised closer to the Read More

  • Supertruckracing Round 2

    Supertruckracing Round 2

    Timaru International Motor Raceway, Timaru, South Canterbury

    Sat 30 Jan - Sun 31 Jan / Track & Field

    Round 2 of NZ Supertruckracing Championship There are Gate Sales available. Ticket Prices are as below: Weekend Pass $30.00 Saturday Only $15.00 Sunday Only $20.00 For more details, visit Read More

  • Rail Car Guided Tours

    Rail Car Guided Tours

    Pleasant Point NZ, Pleasant Point, Canterbury

    Sat 30 Jan - Sun 14 Feb / Public Talks & Tours

    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

  • Take A Kid Fishing Day 2021

    Take A Kid Fishing Day 2021

    Sanfords Limited, Timaru, South Canterbury

    Sun 31 Jan / Children, Kids, Holidays

    We are excited to again be involved in the 2021 ‘Take A Kid Fishing Day’. This is set out to be a fun-filled family day that allows kids to experience a day’s fishing. This is a free event that we welcome Read More

  • Zonta Annual Golf Tournament

    Zonta Annual Golf Tournament

    Timaru Golf Club, Timaru, South Canterbury

    Sun 31 Jan / Golf, Disc Golf

    Are you a golfer? Then this is a perfect opportunity for you to participate and contribute to Golf! Zonta, Club of Timaru is organizing Golf Tournament. The funds raised will be used for charity- Grandparents raising Read More

  • South of France - Fiona Pears and Connor Hartley-Hall

    South of France - Fiona Pears and Connor Hartley-Hall

    Lodge Theatre, Geraldine, South Canterbury

    Mon 1 Feb / Jazz

    Violinist Fiona Pears and guitarist Connor Hartley-Hall share a love of Gypsy jazz. This music was originally made famous by legendary guitarist Django Reinhardt and French virtuoso violinist Stéphane Grappelli, when Read More

  • The Crooners - Operatunity

    The Crooners - Operatunity

    Caroline Bay Community Lounge, Timaru, South Canterbury

    Wed 3 Feb / Variety Concerts

    Cruise down memory lane and swoon over smooth melodies, love songs and tight harmonies delivered with lots of pizzazz! Starring singers Karl Perigo, Russell Dixon and Sharon Emirali, with a fabulous live band Read More

  • Waitangi Day

    Waitangi Day

    Te Aitarakihi, Timaru, South Canterbury

    Sat 6 Feb / Ethnic, Multicultural

    Want to have some fun on Waitangi day with Whanau? This is a great opportunity to learn more about the Treaty and having fun with some fun cultural activities, Sausage sizzle and more! Te Aitarakihi Trust Inc. and Read More

  • Flip Side Return to The Cossie Club

    Flip Side Return to The Cossie Club

    Timaru Cosmopolitan Club, Timaru, South Canterbury

    Sat 6 Feb / Classic Rock

    Flip Side are ready to Rockand Roll into 2021! Come along and join us for a night of music you love at the Timaru Cossie Club. Enjoy your weekend and don't forget to bring your friends and family! Read More

  • Flip Side Return to the Cossie Club

    Flip Side Return to the Cossie Club

    Timaru Cosmopolitan Club, Timaru, South Canterbury

    Sat 6 Feb / Covers, Tribute Bands

    Lofty and Sharon are Flip Side a fun covers Duo playing all the music you love. They are 80's influenced if they can get away with it but will sing you anything from The Beatles to ACDC! With well over 25 yrs Read More

  • New Baroque Generation Concert

    New Baroque Generation Concert

    Sacred Heart Basilica, Timaru, South Canterbury

    Sun 7 Feb / Classical Music

    The next generation of young New Zealand musicians will come together as touring ensemble, to present music by, Vivaldi, Handel, Corelli, Charpantier, and premier of Concerto Grosso by emerging composer Rakuto Kurano. Read More

  • Timaru Triathlon and Duathlon

    Timaru Triathlon and Duathlon

    Caroline Bay Timaru, Timaru, South Canterbury

    Sun 7 Feb / Triathlon

    Tri NZ Suzuki Sprint Distance Triathlon South Island Championship Running consecutively since 1985, the Timaru Triathlon is the 2nd longest-running triathlon in New Zealand. Held on a fun, spectator-friendly Read More

  • The last Steaming of summer

    The last Steaming of summer

    Pleasant Point Museum and Railway, Pleasant Point, South Canterbury

    Sun 7 Feb / Museums

    Come visit us for the last steaming say of summer, bring the family to this world-famous attraction Pleasant Point Rail Running on the 7th of February. $12 adult $6 children, 10:30am - 4pm. Step back in time and Read More

  • South Canterbury Mini Golf Champs

    South Canterbury Mini Golf Champs

    Temuka Mini Golf, Temuka, South Canterbury

    Mon 8 Feb / Golf, Disc Golf

    Waitangi Day just got that much more exciting! Read More

  • South Canterbury Mini Golf Championship

    South Canterbury Mini Golf Championship

    The Shearers Quarters, Temuka, South Canterbury

    Mon 8 Feb / Golf, Disc Golf

    a chance to represent South Canterbury I Auckland, open to all ages with some outstanding prizes from local businesses. You must register online before the event. anyone can win on the day as mini golf is a great Read More

  • Virus Buster Run: Geraldine

    Virus Buster Run: Geraldine

    The Village Inn Geraldine, Geraldine, South Canterbury

    Wed 10 Feb / Classic Rock

    We are proud to be working alongside The Village Inn Geraldine for the Virus Buster Run 2021. Music TBA. Planet Chopper is proud to present the Virus Buster Run 2021. The ride goes from Auckland to The Burt Munro Read More

  • Broadway Melody

    Broadway Melody

    The Playhouse Drama League Inc, Timaru, South Canterbury

    Wed 10 Feb - Sat 13 Feb / Theatre

    SCDL's big musical entry into 2021 is a song and dance compilation show featuring the first half of classic favourites from shows such as Hello Dolly, Les Miserables and The Sound of Music and the second half of 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.