What's on in Geraldine & South Canterbury

  • Pleasant Point Farmers Market

    Pleasant Point Farmers Market

    Pleasant Point Town Centre, Pleasant Point, South Canterbury

    Sun 17 Jan - Sun 21 Mar / Markets and Fairs

    Farmers market is back for 2021 with alot of enthusiasm. There is Live Music, The Railway will have the Steam Train and Railcar running from 10:30am and there’s a great array of stalls including, Denheath custard Read More

  • Dealing with Depression & Discouragement Half Day Course

    Dealing with Depression & Discouragement Half Day Course

    St John Ambulance Hall, Timaru, South Canterbury

    Sat 27 Feb / Mind & Body

    About the Half Day Course: Depression is very common and can affect almost everyone, at any time. Depression causes us to feel deeply unhappy about our life, isolated and alone. We can also suffer from excessive Read More

  • Summer Show Timaru Horticultural Society

    Summer Show Timaru Horticultural Society

    Caroline Bay Hall, Timaru, South Canterbury

    Sat 27 Feb - Sun 28 Feb / Natural History

    Summer Show Timaru Horticultural Society Theme – Dahlias & Roses Come and celebrate Summer! All welcome. Support our well stocked sales table. THS Members are free. 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

  • End of Season Race Day

    End of Season Race Day

    Timaru International Motor Raceway, Timaru, South Canterbury

    Sat 6 Mar / Motorsport

    Further information including admission price will be available closer to the event on the website. Timaru International Motor Raceway is a motor racing circuit situated outside of Timaru. It is often called Levels Read More

  • Childrens Day South Canty 2021

    Childrens Day South Canty 2021

    Caroline Bay Hall, Timaru, South Canterbury

    Sun 7 Mar / Children, Kids, Holidays

    Put your children first and make them feel special this south Canterbury children's day. Bring the whole family to celebrate Children's Day 2021! If you want more information, please contact on the Facebook page. Read More

  • Hadlow to Harbour Fun Walk, Jog, Run

    Hadlow to Harbour Fun Walk, Jog, Run

    91 Hadlow Rd, Timaru, Canterbury

    Sun 7 Mar / Charity, Fundraisers

    A fun morning out for everyone. Choose to run, jog, or walk the full 10km course from Hadlow Road, or the shorter 3km stage from Countdown car park in Church Street to the HarbourFront and on to Caroline Bay for Read More

  • South Canterbury Children's Day

    South Canterbury Children's Day

    Caroline Bay Hall, Timaru, South Canterbury

    Sun 7 Mar / Children, Kids, Holidays

    Free family fun day with plenty of entertainment, carnival rides and activities for all the family. Based at the Caroline Bay Hall and grounds, the accent is on having fun with your whanau. Some free food and drinks Read More

  • Autumn Steaming at Pleasant Point Railway

    Autumn Steaming at Pleasant Point Railway

    Pleasant Point Museum and Railway, Pleasant Point, South Canterbury

    Sun 7 Mar / Museums

    Come visit us for this special Autumn Steaming day at Pleasant Point Rail Running on the 7th of March. $12 adult $6 children, 10:30am - 4pm. Steam Locomotives, model T ford Railcar, vintage movie theatre, model railway, Read More

  • Operatunity - 20th Anniversary Royal Variety Show

    Operatunity - 20th Anniversary Royal Variety Show

    Caroline Bay Hall, Timaru, South Canterbury

    Wed 10 Mar / Variety Concerts

    You are invited to our birthday party to celebrate the best musical, comic and memorable moments of our past 20 years! Starring Susan Boland, John Cameron, Bonaventure Allan-Moetaua, Karl Perigo, Alex Milligan, Kelly Read More

  • The bandquet

    The bandquet

    Caroline Bay Park, Timaru, South Canterbury

    Sat 13 Mar / Pop

    NZ's newest Summer Event is here - hitting Caroline Bay in March 2021. Providing a plentiful amount of something enjoyable, the one-day event combines the perfect union of food, drink and music to satisfy your Read More

  • The Caroline Bay Rock and Hop

    The Caroline Bay Rock and Hop

    Caroline Bay Timaru, Timaru, South Canterbury

    Thu 18 Mar - Sun 21 Mar / Family Entertainment

    A fundraiser for Hospice South Canterbury The Caroline Bay Rock and Hop is the South Island’s largest festival of its kind. The Caroline Bay Rock and Hop has grown to a four-day festival of nostalgia with a Read More

  • The Convincers Rock n Roll

    The Convincers Rock n Roll

    Timaru Town and Country Club, Timaru, South Canterbury

    Fri 19 Mar / Classic Rock

    Timaru Rock and Roll Section presents, for the well known and very popular Rock and Hop weekend, 19th & 20th March 2021, the Convincers live on Stage on Friday 19th March from 8pm and Sha-Low live on stage on Saturday Read More

  • Radio Geraldine

    Radio Geraldine

    Lodge Theatre, Geraldine, South Canterbury

    Fri 19 Mar - Sat 27 Mar / Variety Concerts

    Local singers performing popular songs from the 60s, 70s and 80s. Family fun and entertainment for all. Tickets $30 which includes supper will be available from Louk CLothing, phone 03 693 9070. For more information Read More

  • Sha-low Rock n Roll

    Sha-low Rock n Roll

    Timaru Town and Country Club, Timaru, South Canterbury

    Sat 20 Mar / Classic Rock

    Timaru Rock and Roll Section presents, for the well known and very popular Rock and Hop weekend, 19th & 20th March 2021, the Convincers live on Stage on Friday 19th March from 8pm and Sha-Low live on stage on Saturday Read More

  • Community Extravaganza

    Community Extravaganza

    Timaru Artisan Farmers Market, Timaru, South Canterbury

    Sat 20 Mar / Ethnic, Multicultural

    Aoraki Migrant Centre is organizing Community Extravaganza to bring together multicultural Aoraki and celebrate its diversity. Join in to enjoy some fun activities, games and more with your friends and Whanau at the Read More

  • Geraldine Multi Challenge

    Geraldine Multi Challenge

    Orari Racecourse, Geraldine, South Canterbury

    Sun 21 Mar / Mountain Biking

    Now a 'must-do' annual fixture for recreational and competitive athletes alike, the Geraldine Multi Challenge, organised by the Geraldine Lions and Bike Geraldine, takes in a purpose-built single track, Orari River Read More

  • Celtica - A New Era of Irish Heritage

    Celtica - A New Era of Irish Heritage

    Southern Trust Events Centre, Timaru, South Canterbury

    Sat 27 Mar / Dance

    From the producers of the smash-hit show Celtic Illusion, comes the most exhilarating dance production of 2020! Celtica, a high octane modern Irish Dance show will storm the stages of New Zealand on its National tour Read More

  • Lovelock Memorial 5k, 10k & Half Marathon

    Lovelock Memorial 5k, 10k & Half Marathon

    Scenic Reserve Timaru, Timaru, South Canterbury

    Sun 28 Mar / Marathon, Running

    Save the date for the Lovelock Memorial 5, 10km and Half Marathon Start/finish in School Park, Quarry Rd, Timaru 5km, 10km, 21km Medals for all 10 & 21km Finishers Start Times Half Marathon Walk 9:30am Juniors Read More

  • SC Holden Club Holden Federation NZ Nationals 2021

    SC Holden Club Holden Federation NZ Nationals 2021

    Southern Trust Events Centre, Timaru, South Canterbury

    Fri 2 Apr - Sat 3 Apr / Contemporary Art

    NZ Nationals Holden Federation This is Holden NZ Car show. All makes of Holden will be on display and are to be a judge for different categories. From original through to recent. This show is only held every 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.