What's on in Geraldine & South Canterbury

  • Christmas Twilight Market

    Christmas Twilight Market

    St Mary's Church, Geraldine, South Canterbury

    Thu 23 Dec / Markets and Fairs

    Geraldine Farmers Twilight Market where you will find and array of stalls and gift ideas. There will be a raffle for the Christmas hamper along with hot food and good music. Don't forget to make your shopping ready Read More

  • Caroline Bay Carnival

    Caroline Bay Carnival

    Caroline Bay, Timaru, South Canterbury

    Sun 26 Dec - Sun 9 Jan 2022 / Festivals

    Caroline bay Carnival is back in December 2021!!! This will be the 111th year of the running of this festival. It will be from 26th December 2021 to 09th January 2022. There will be a lot of fun activities for family 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 - Sun 27 Feb 2022 / 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

  • Christmas Steaming

    Christmas Steaming

    Pleasant Point Museum and Railway, Pleasant Point, South Canterbury

    Mon 27 Dec - Tue 28 Dec / Museums

    Come to Pleasant Point this Christmas season on 27th and 28th December 10:30 am - 4:00 pm. Bring the kids for this fun family day out. Ab699 will be in steam with vintage movies, model railway, coffee, vintage printing Read More

  • New Year at Pleasant Point Rail

    New Year at Pleasant Point Rail

    Pleasant Point Museum and Railway, Pleasant Point, South Canterbury

    Sun 2 Jan 2022 - Mon 3 Jan 2022 / Museums

    Come help us celebrate this New Year at Pleasant Point Railway, 2nd and 3rd January 10:30 am to 4:00 pm. lots to see and do Ab699 will be in steam, model railway, model T railcar, heritage Printing presses, a Read More

  • Summer Steaming

    Summer Steaming

    Pleasant Point Museum and Railway, Pleasant Point, South Canterbury

    Sun 9 Jan 2022 / Museums

    Come bring the family to Pleasant Point and enjoy this lovely summer by riding our steam engine Ab699. Sunday 9th January 10:30 am to 4:00 pm, lots to see model railway, Model T Railcar, Printing presses, a playground, Read More

  • Trust Aoraki Thunder Down Under Super Truck Event

    Trust Aoraki Thunder Down Under Super Truck Event

    Levels International Motor Raceway, Timaru, South Canterbury

    Sat 29 Jan 2022 - Sun 30 Jan 2022 / Motorsport

    Trust Aoraki Thunder Down Under Super Truck Event Classes Running – NZ Super Trucks Mainland Muscle Cars SS Cup OSCA 2K Cup Pre 65 Pro 7/Pro 8 Mini 7 NZ6 Gate Prices TBA. For more information, Read More

  • Summer Show – Caroline Bay Hall

    Summer Show – Caroline Bay Hall

    Caroline Bay Hall, Timaru, South Canterbury

    Sat 12 Feb 2022 - Sun 13 Feb 2022 / Festivals

    Enjoy a wonderful display of Dahlia’s and Roses plus many other flowers and shrubs. A well-stocked sales table is also a feature. More details to come through soon. Read More

  • Classic Meeting Levels

    Classic Meeting Levels

    Levels International Motor Raceway, Timaru, South Canterbury

    Fri 18 Feb 2022 - Sun 20 Feb 2022 / Motorsport

    Event by Continental Rennsport to be held the Levels Motor Raceway from 18th February 2022 to 20th February 2022. Please see the Facebook page for more details or contact directly via Facebook page if you want to Read More

  • Ronél Hunter

    Ronél Hunter

    Geraldine Academy of Performance and Arts, Geraldine, South Canterbury

    Sat 19 Feb 2022 / Folk

    Ronél Hunter is a singer-songwriter residing in Kakapoint. Originally from South Africa, Ronél played at local folk festivals before moving to NZ in 2009. Ronél writes songs about real life and is a firm believer in Read More

  • Geraldine Summer Fete

    Geraldine Summer Fete

    Stover Farm, Geraldine, South Canterbury

    Thu 24 Feb 2022 / Markets and Fairs

    The Geraldine Summer Fete welcomes you to join us on Thursday 24th FEBRUARY 2022 New Zealand's most spectacular Fete, with stunning views of Four Peaks, wide open spaces, beautiful garden setting. Bursting with Read More

  • NZHL XRACE Timaru

    NZHL XRACE Timaru

    Caroline Bay, Timaru, South Canterbury

    Thu 3 Mar 2022 / Family Entertainment

    XRACE is a fun-filled family event - where mum or dad must team together with one of the kids and take on the XRACE course and 10 mystery challenges. Everyone is welcome to attend. If you have more questions, please Read More

  • End of Season Race Day

    End of Season Race Day

    Levels International Motor Raceway, Timaru, South Canterbury

    Sat 5 Mar 2022 / Motorsport

    End of Season Race Day Classes Running – OSCA SS Cup 2K Cup SI Formula 1600 Mini 7/Pro 7/Pro 8 For more information, please find the contact information on their website link attached. Read More

  • The Caroline Bay Rock and Hop

    The Caroline Bay Rock and Hop

    Caroline Bay, Timaru, South Canterbury

    Thu 17 Mar 2022 - Sun 20 Mar 2022 / Family Entertainment

    The Caroline Bay Rock and Hop has grown to a four-day festival of nostalgia with a ‘50s,’60s theme, featuring 1000 cars, caravans and motorbikes from all eras. Keep an eye out as these cars come from all over NZ and Read More

  • RnR Timaru with Candi and Rockets

    RnR Timaru with Candi and Rockets

    Roncalli College, Timaru, South Canterbury

    Sat 19 Mar 2022 / Classic Rock

    Put on your dancing shoes and come and dance the night away with Candi and Rockets! Proudly brought to you by the Timaru Rock n Roll club! Join us for a fun night with awesome live music as part of the festivities Read More

  • International Food Festival

    International Food Festival

    Timaru Artisan Farmers Market, Timaru, South Canterbury

    Sat 26 Mar 2022 / Ethnic, Multicultural

    Celebrate the rich cultural diversity of our district with Multicultural Aoraki! They are bringing a lively fun-filled International food festival with a variety of international food stalls, events and activities, Read More

  • Pleasant Valley Hall Centennial

    Pleasant Valley Hall Centennial

    Pleasant Valley Hall, Geraldine, South Canterbury

    Sat 26 Mar 2022 - Sun 27 Mar 2022 / Commemorations, Ceremonies

    Come and join in our 100yr celebration of the Pleasant Valley Hall. Meet old friends and new and see what happens in the hall today and view photos and stories of what used to happen in the hall in the past. Saturday Read More

  • Timaru Gypsy Fair

    Timaru Gypsy Fair

    Caroline Bay, Timaru, South Canterbury

    Sat 23 Apr 2022 - Sun 24 Apr 2022 / 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

  • Autumn Show – Caroline Bay Hall

    Autumn Show – Caroline Bay Hall

    Caroline Bay Hall, Timaru, South Canterbury

    Sat 30 Apr 2022 - Sun 1 May 2022 / Festivals

    Featuring the National Chrysanthemum Show. Enjoy a wonderful display of Chrysanthemums plus many other flowers, shrubs, fruit and vegetables. A well-stocked sales table is also a feature. Read More

  • The Coastal 5k, 10k & Half Marathon 2022

    The Coastal 5k, 10k & Half Marathon 2022

    Speights Ale House, Timaru, South Canterbury

    Fri 7 Oct 2022 - Sat 8 Oct 2022 / Fun Runs & Walks

    The Coastal is one of NZ’s most picturesque running and walking events, located in Timaru on the east coast of the South Island. As well as quite possibly being the most scenic running event in the country, it is 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.