What's on in Geraldine & South Canterbury

  • Geraldine ANZAC Day Commemorative Service

    Geraldine ANZAC Day Commemorative Service

    Geraldine Cenotaph, Geraldine, South Canterbury

    Sun 25 Apr / Commemorations, Ceremonies

    The public are invited to the Geraldine RSA’s annual ANZAC Day Commemorative Service. Marchers to form up at 0845 at the Verde carpark, approx. 200m to the North of the Cenotaph. The service will include Read More

  • Peel Forest ANZAC Day Commemorative Service

    Peel Forest ANZAC Day Commemorative Service

    Peel Forest Hall, Geraldine, South Canterbury

    Sun 25 Apr / Commemorations, Ceremonies

    The public are invited to the Geraldine RSA’s annual ANZAC Day Commemorative Service at Peel Forest. The service will be held in the Peel Forest Community Hall. At the conclusion, the parade will march up to the Read More

  • Board Games - Monthly Event

    Board Games - Monthly Event

    Geraldine Academy of Performance and Arts, Geraldine, South Canterbury

    Sun 28 Mar - Sun 25 Apr / Games, Hobbies

    We're re-starting the table top games sessions at Geraldine Academy for autumn. Make friends and join in social games you've perhaps seen but not tried yet. You can try our selection or bring a favourite game to share - Read More

  • Woodbury ANZAC Day Commemorative Service

    Woodbury ANZAC Day Commemorative Service

    Woodbury Hall, Geraldine, South Canterbury

    Sun 25 Apr / Commemorations, Ceremonies

    The public are invited to the Geraldine RSA’s annual ANZAC Day Commemorative Service at Woodbury. The service will include traditional wreath and poppy laying. Guest speaker is Hon Jacqui Deans MP for Read More

  • Rangitata Island ANZAC Day Commemorative Service

    Rangitata Island ANZAC Day Commemorative Service

    Rangitata Island Aerodrome, Geraldine, South Canterbury

    Sun 25 Apr / Commemorations, Ceremonies

    The public are invited to the Geraldine RSA’s annual ANZAC Day Commemorative Service at Rangitata Island. The service will include traditional wreath and poppy laying. Guest speaker is Hon Jacqui Deans MP for Read More

  • ANZAC Dawn Service

    ANZAC Dawn Service

    Cenotaph, Timaru, South Canterbury

    Sun 25 Apr / Social & Political History

    ANZAC Dawn Service to take place at the cenotaph on Queen St, Timaru. Pride of place goes to war veterans. A short service follows, with a prayer, hymns and a dedication that concludes with the fourth verse of Read More

  • ANZAC Civic Service

    ANZAC Civic Service

    Caroline Bay Soundshell, Timaru, South Canterbury

    Sun 25 Apr / Social & Political History

    ANZAC Civic Service will be held at Caroline Bay. The commemoration begins with a service at Caroline Bay remembering the gallant efforts of the ANZAC Soldiers in WWI. Returned servicemen and women are given pride of Read More

  • Shared Board Games

    Shared Board Games

    Geraldine Academy of Performance and Arts, Geraldine, South Canterbury

    Sun 25 Apr / Family & Lifestyle

    A regular series on the last Sunday afternoon of the month at the Academy, 79 Talbot Street. Try out tabletop games such as Carcassonne, Azul, Pandemic, Maj Jong. Competitive and cooperative games for small groups. Come Read More

  • Laughter Yoga Day

    Laughter Yoga Day

    Jakar Gardens, Timaru, South Canterbury

    Mon 26 Apr / Mind & Body

    If you are one of the Yoga lovers, give this one a try! Laughter Yoga is held at Jakar Gardens on Monday 26th April 2021 at 1 pm. This is a donation-only event. If you have any questions, give Sparkles a call on Read More

  • Battling Addiction: The War Within

    Battling Addiction: The War Within

    Stonebridge Gardens Venue, Geraldine, South Canterbury

    Wed 28 Apr / Mind & Body

    We are so lucky to have this talented diva Kirsty Burnett to share with us the reality that many face... addiction and how she overcame this long life battle. This is a women's only event with the idea to Read More

  • Monty Bevins

    Monty Bevins "Catalina" Single Release Tour

    The Green Man at Peel Forrest, Geraldine, South Canterbury

    Fri 30 Apr / Singer-Songwriter

    Following on from the 7 years of constant touring that fuelled the EP 'Traveller, Monty's first 2 years as a father have defied him to delve deeply into what slowing down might uncover. The single Catalina gives us an Read More

  • Bingo In Support of Heather's the Musical

    Bingo In Support of Heather's the Musical

    The Playhouse Drama League Inc, Timaru, South Canterbury

    Fri 30 Apr / Charity, Fundraisers

    Bingo night! Bingo In Support of Heather's the Musical Dress up in the 80s theme! Raffles- fun and prizes! South Canterbury Drama League Fundraiser for Heather’s the Musical. '80s theme dress up – Raffles Read More

  • Quiz Night in Geraldine

    Quiz Night in Geraldine

    Geraldine Bowling Club, Geraldine, South Canterbury

    Fri 30 Apr / Charity, Fundraisers

    Warm up the grey matter as the days get cooler! Get friends or family together and make a team of four for a great Quiz Night Fundraiser for the Geraldine Lionesses Club. Good prizes, raffles and supper! Drinks Read More

  • Blackboard Concert - local performers

    Blackboard Concert - local performers

    Geraldine Academy of Performance and Arts, Geraldine, South Canterbury

    Fri 26 Mar - Fri 28 May / Open Mic, Jams

    Monthly, last-Friday, open-mike 'blackboard' concert by a host of local performers from South Canterbury, held at Geraldine's friendly community arts venue. Performers from 7.15 and audience from 7.30. Enjoy ten minutes Read More

  • A Nourishing Notion

    A Nourishing Notion

    Amore Food Wholefoods Market & Cafe, Timaru, South Canterbury

    Fri 30 Apr / Mind & Body

    Hannah Shaw, a registered nurse and passionate advocate for plant-based nutrition & women's health. Join in for some engaging chat, Q & A, a build a bowl meal & an opportunity to try superfeast medicinal mushrooms and Read More

  • Kia Piki Te reo

    Kia Piki Te reo

    Te Aitarakihi, Timaru, South Canterbury

    Tue 4 May - Tue 29 Jun / Education

    Kia ora e te whānau, Many of you have been asking for Te Reo Māori classes and we are pleased to announce Te Aitarakihi Trust in collaboration with Kia Tika te Ara are bringing Kia Piki Te Reo to Timaru. These Read More

  • Waste Free Parenting Workshop

    Waste Free Parenting Workshop

    Timaru District Council Chambers, Timaru, South Canterbury

    Wed 5 May / Family & Lifestyle

    Did you know… A baby goes through around 5,500 nappy changes in their first 2 and a half years, but that doesn’t mean you have to send 5,500 nappies to landfill! At this workshop, which is designed for expecting Read More

  • Waste Free Living Workshop

    Waste Free Living Workshop

    Timaru District Council Chambers, Timaru, South Canterbury

    Wed 5 May / Family & Lifestyle

    We can’t afford to keep sweeping our waste issue under the carpet, it’s time for all of us to take responsibility and start making small changes towards a more sustainable future. Whether you have a big family, Read More

  • Tennessee Waltz - Presented by Operatunity

    Tennessee Waltz - Presented by Operatunity

    Caroline Bay Hall, Timaru, South Canterbury

    Wed 5 May / Variety Concerts

    Yee-haw! Giddy up as our all-star cast transports you to the home of country music showcasing the likes of John Denver, Dolly Parton and Johnny Cash. Starring Karl Perigo, Bruce French, Grant Winterburn, Marian Read More

  • Street's Got Talent

    Street's Got Talent

    Street Food Kitchen, Timaru, South Canterbury

    Thu 6 May - Thu 27 May / Family Entertainment

    Join us at Street Food Kitchen every Thursday in May to see Talent battle it out for the cash prize of $1000! The finals are on the 27th of May. To register contact Mark on yumyum@streetfoodkitchen.co.nz or call 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.