What's on in Geraldine & South Canterbury

  • 16th Holden Nationals NZ Timaru - Car Show

    16th Holden Nationals NZ Timaru - Car Show

    Southern Trust Events Centre, Timaru, South Canterbury

    Sat 3 Apr / Family Entertainment

    Do you love cars? This is a perfect opportunity to get out there was see the number of cars Holden will be showcasing. Tag along with your friends or get your children along to show them the world of cars! Spend your Read More

  • SGCNZ Aoraki Regional UOSWSF 2021

    SGCNZ Aoraki Regional UOSWSF 2021

    Geraldine High School, Geraldine, South Canterbury

    Thu 8 Apr / Theatre

    Each year, SGCNZ holds 24 Festivals nationwide, in which secondary-age students, from 11 to 19 years old, perform 5- and 15-minute scenes from Shakespeare’s plays, set in any time, place, ethnicity and attire – Read More

  • Autumn Show Timaru Horticultural Society

    Autumn Show Timaru Horticultural Society

    Caroline Bay Hall, Timaru, South Canterbury

    Sat 17 Apr - Sun 18 Apr / Contemporary Art

    17 -18 April 2021 AUTUMN SHOW – Caroline Bay Hall – Theme – Chrysanthemums Come and farewell the summer season! Support our well stocked sales table. Admittance - $4-00 adults, children and THS Members are 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

  • 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

  • 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 2021 / 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

  • Christmas in Vienna - Operatunity

    Christmas in Vienna - Operatunity

    Caroline Bay Hall, Timaru, South Canterbury

    Wed 15 Dec 2021 / Variety Concerts

    Lose yourself in the splendour of Vienna as we capture the magic of Christmas, the wonder of the lights, the beautiful carols, the waltzes and great frocks! Starring, Bonaventure Allan-Moetaua, Karl Perigo, Alex Foster, 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.