What's on in Geraldine & South Canterbury

  • African Drumming & Dance Workshop Series

    African Drumming & Dance Workshop Series

    Geraldine Academy of Performance and Arts, Geraldine, South Canterbury

    Fri 7 May - Fri 16 Jul / Dance Classes

    No experience required. Come wearing comfortable clothing and a water bottle. Registration & payment required prior to workshop. Min 12 students. Drums will be available for use. There will be a final Read More

  • RCRD Convicts vs The Timaru Derby Dames

    RCRD Convicts vs The Timaru Derby Dames

    Southern Trust Events Centre, Timaru, South Canterbury

    Sat 8 May / Skating

    Grab all your friends and family and come along to watch our first game of the season and in over a year! Doors open from 6 pm and first whistle at 7 pm. Limited VIP Tables. Half-time entertainment is the Read More

  • Introduction to Qigong

    Introduction to Qigong

    No 5 George St, Timaru, South Canterbury

    Sun 9 May / Mind & Body

    Many of you will recognise Ingrid!! We're very fortunate that Ingrid will be coming to teach Qigong with us from next term, starting with an Intro session on Sunday the 9th of May 10.30-11.30 and then weekly classes Read More

  • RSM Law Plunket Art Show

    RSM Law Plunket Art Show

    Aigantighe Art Gallery, Timaru, South Canterbury

    Fri 14 May - Sun 30 May / Charity, Fundraisers

    The exhibition is now in its 43rd year, is an exhibition held at Timaru's Aigantighe Art Gallery, Timaru, raising funds for the Timaru branch of Plunket NZ. This is a mixed media exhibition featuring fabulous artworks Read More

  • Heather's the Musical

    Heather's the Musical

    The Playhouse Drama League Inc, Timaru, South Canterbury

    Fri 14 May - Sat 29 May / Musicals

    Musical Theatre presented by The South Canterbury Drama League. Heathers The Musical is the darkly delicious story of Veronica Sawyer, a brainy, beautiful teenage misfit who hustles her way into the most powerful and Read More

  • The Movement

    The Movement

    Craighead Diocesan School, Timaru, South Canterbury

    Wed 19 May / Dance

    Join us at The Movement for an antidote to apathy and inaction! The Movement is a quadruple bill of brand-new dance work from Footnote New Zealand Dance that amplifies important conversations about our world. The rising Read More

  • Midge Marsden & The Oxo Cubans

    Midge Marsden & The Oxo Cubans

    The Sail Bar & Cafe, Timaru, South Canterbury

    Fri 21 May / Blues

    Midge Marsden, New Zealand's finest Rhythm and Blues artist will be ‘Burning up the Blues’ along with Master Guitarist, Chet O’Connell and the Oxo Cubans band. Midge’s career is unparalleled in New Zealand and Read More

  • The Big Bike Film Night

    The Big Bike Film Night

    Craighead Diocesan School, Timaru, South Canterbury

    Thu 27 May / Cycling

    Prepare to be inspired! The Big Bike Film Night is on a mission sharing the best cycling short films from around the world with you! Showcasing our 2021 collection that has everything a cycle-centric audience Read More

  • TT&CC Roc n Roll Club Birthday 32

    TT&CC Roc n Roll Club Birthday 32

    Roncalli College, Timaru, South Canterbury

    Sat 29 May / Rock

    The TT&CC Rock and Roll Section are celebrating 32 years of shaking it down in South Canterbury with assistance from Che Orton & 4 on the Floor. Twisting the night away at Roncalli College Hall, Wellington Street, Read More

  • The Timaru Tūkauati 2021 PDGA C-Tier

    The Timaru Tūkauati 2021 PDGA C-Tier

    Caroline Bay Timaru, Timaru, South Canterbury

    Sat 29 May - Sun 30 May / Golf, Disc Golf

    The Timaru Tūkauati 2021 PDGA C-Tier Presented by CSD, Vortica Disc Golf and NZDG TD Chris Smith Assistant TD Chris Davies Timaru boasts three DGCs, so it is time to join the New Zealand Disc Golf Tour! West End Read More

  • Jump Jam Extravaganza 2021

    Jump Jam Extravaganza 2021

    Mountainview High School, Timaru, South Canterbury

    Wed 9 Jun / Multisport

    Jump Jam Extravaganza Events 2021 Wednesday 9th June Jump Jam FESTIVAL Year 1-4 teams 9.30am – 11.00am Jump Jam EXTRAVAGANZA Year 4-6 and Boys Teams 12noon – 3.00pm Sport Canterbury's dynamic and Read More

  • Jump Jam XTREME

    Jump Jam XTREME

    Mountainview High School, Timaru, South Canterbury

    Thu 10 Jun / Multisport

    Jump Jam XTREME Year 7-8 and Year 9-10 teams Sport Canterbury's dynamic and highly respected Jump Jam Extravaganza has become a highlight on the school's calendar as teams of up to 18 children perform on Read More

  • The Three Tenors - Operatunity

    The Three Tenors - Operatunity

    Caroline Bay Hall, Timaru, South Canterbury

    Wed 16 Jun / Variety Concerts

    Our tenors delight with the greatest melodies and songs ever written, delivered with their signature charm and cheekiness. Starring the amazing artists Bonaventure Allan-Moetaua, Amanda Atlas, Derek Hill, Kalauni Read More

  • Classical Jazz Quartet

    Classical Jazz Quartet

    Aigantighe Art Gallery, Timaru, South Canterbury

    Sun 20 Jun / Classical Music

    Classical Jazz Quartet: Cathy Irons (violin), Barry Brinson (piano), Michael Davis (double bass) and Doug Brush (drums) From a dazzling display of virtuosity to intriguing sultry warmth, from mellow moments to upbeat Read More

  • The Lantern Walk

    The Lantern Walk

    Geraldine Academy of Performance and Arts, Geraldine, South Canterbury

    Sat 17 Jul / Family Entertainment

    The magical Lantern Walk is back this winter! Rug up, bring your lantern and be prepared to be transported through a magical journey alongside the Waihi River trail...You never know what you might see. The walk Read More

  • Luck of the Irish - Operatunity

    Luck of the Irish - Operatunity

    Caroline Bay Hall, Timaru, South Canterbury

    Wed 4 Aug / Variety Concerts

    Frantic fiddling, breathtaking ballads, jigs and jollity, Irish jokes, you'll have Ireland in your heart to be sure, to be sure! Starring the amazing artists Susan Boland, Alex Foster, Jessica Hindin, Paul Read More

  • You Make Me Feel Like Dancing - Operatunity

    You Make Me Feel Like Dancing - Operatunity

    Caroline Bay Hall, Timaru, South Canterbury

    Wed 15 Sep / Variety Concerts

    Bring your dancing shoes and get ready to boogie as we sing and dance the day away to your favourite hits of the 50s, 60s and 70s. Starring the amazing artists Bonaventure Allan-Moetaua, Karl Perigo, Bruce French, 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

  • The bandquet

    The bandquet

    Caroline Bay Park, Timaru, South Canterbury

    Sat 9 Oct / Pop

    NZ's newest Summer Event is here - hitting Caroline Bay in October 2021, with headliner Mitch James. Providing a plentiful amount of something enjoyable, the one-day event combines the perfect union of food, drink Read More

  • Pleasant Point Golf Club Centenary

    Pleasant Point Golf Club Centenary

    Pleasant Point Golf Club, Pleasant Point, South Canterbury

    Fri 22 Oct - Sun 24 Oct / Golf, Disc Golf

    The Pleasant Point Golf Club will be celebrating 100 years of golf on Labour Weekend 2021. Friday 22 October: Registration & Social Evening Saturday 23 October: Stableford Golf Day – 9 & 18 players Centenary 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.