Festivals & Lifestyle

Palmerston North City and the Manawatu Region host an exciting year-round calendar of cultural and social events and festivals, including the annual Festival of Cultures, which celebrates the wide range of ethnicities that enjoy the City’s welcoming and embracing spirit.

Friday Night Dinner and Drinks
Friday 18 August - Friday 25 August
Open to the public. 5pm-till close - Great meals at reasonable prices. $5 handles - pool table - music. Enjoy our relax atmosphere and meet up with friends. Shhh... don't tell anyone but kids under 12 dine for ...
Venue:
Feilding Events Centre, Feilding, Feilding and District
Friday Night Texas Holdem Poker
Friday 18 August - Friday 25 August
Texas Holdem Poker Weekly Tournament. $20 Buy in and Rebuys. Maximum prize pool $500. Everyone welcome.
Venue:
Feilding Events Centre, Feilding, Feilding and District
Karen Wrist Tying Ceremony
Saturday 19 August
Join the Karen community in their traditional Wrist Tying ceremony, celebrated with songs, dance and food. Karen people all around the world celebrate a Wrist Tying Festival in August called Lar Ko Kee Su, where the ...
Venue:
Palmerston North Central Library, Palmerston North
Weekend Discovery Time
Saturday 19 August - Sunday 17 December
Join the Weekend Discovery Time team on their weekend-long journey of exploration and learning. Activities and crafts span the breadth of art, science and history, taking in things like robots, Shakespeare, cooking ...
Venue:
Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and History, Palmerston North
Hokowhitu Village Farmers Market
Sunday 20 August
A Market for locals offering a range of artisan and local produce to tease your taste buds! - Street food - Live music by local talent - Artisan produce stalls
Venue:
Hokowhitu Village Centre, Palmerston North
Sunday Funday
Sunday 20 August
The Hub Church Feilding presents Sunday Funday at the Civic Centre. A fund morning with bouncy castles, face painting and big games. Gold coin donation per family.
Venue:
Feilding Civic Centre, Feilding, Feilding and District
Kids Book Club - Last One for The Year
Sunday 20 August
Are you stuck inside on a cold winter’s day? County Fayre would like to invite all children in the community to the County Fayre Book Club in the Pohangina Valley Public library. For a gold coin donation, all ...
Venue:
County Fayre, Pohangina, Feilding and District
Author Panel: The Joys and Dramas of Writing for Children
Monday 21 August
As part of the Storylines National Festival Story Tour, four award winning authors/ illustrators will be part of a discussion and Q&A panel. Come along and hear: - Gavin Bishop - Stacy Gregg - Sally Sutton - Darryn...
Venue:
Palmerston North Central Library, Palmerston North
PGG Wrightsons Calf Sales
Monday 21 August - Thursday 28 September
PGG Wrightson & Carrfields will be offering for sale 4 day old calves. All calves are sold on sawdust and undercover. Terms of payment are cash, cheque or current account with selling companies. Entry for the calf...
Venue:
Manfeild, Feilding, Feilding and District
Art Stars Art Classes for Kids
Tuesday 22 August - Tuesday 26 September
Art Classes for 5-7-year-olds. A place for kids to express themselves creatively and learn about Art. We want to foster an environment where they can experiment, create and have fun with new methods and materials....
Venue:
Square Edge, Palmerston North
Jumping Jellybeans
Tuesday 22 August - Tuesday 26 September
Bring your 2 - 4-year-olds and other family members along for some fun! Stories, songs, activities and a simple craft to take home.
Venue:
Palmerston North Central Library, Palmerston North
NOA Open Studio
Tuesday 22 August - Thursday 18 January 2018
Come join NOA for twice-weekly facilitated drawing sessions in Te Manawa foyer. NOA is both an acronym for Notes Of Art and Te Reo for “an area without restriction, safe and open for everyone” - all are welcome!
Venue:
Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and History, Palmerston North
ANZ Feilding Daffodil Day Quiz Night
Wednesday 23 August
Fun quiz night with raffles and auctions for this year's Daffodil Day appeal. All proceeds are going to the Cancer Society. Doors will open at 6.30, with the quiz starting at 7pm. Register your team of up to 6 ...
Venue:
Feilding Events Centre, Feilding, Feilding and District
Think Plan Make
Wednesday 23 August - Wednesday 27 September
Do you like making things? Random materials are assembled to present you with a construction challenge. Think outside the square… create your design… master the challenge.
Venue:
Palmerston North Central Library, Palmerston North
Jumping Jellybeans
Wednesday 23 August - Wednesday 27 September
Bring your 2 - 4-year-olds and other family members along for some fun! Stories, songs, activities and a simple craft to take home.
Venue:
Palmerston North Central Library, Palmerston North
Little Ears Storytime
Wednesday 23 August - Wednesday 27 September
Stories, songs, activities! Early literacy learning and activities for pre-schoolers, and their parents/caregivers. All welcome. Themes: - Aug 2 - magic - Aug 9 - aliens - Aug 16 - rabbits - Aug 23 - picnics - ...
Venue:
Woodville Community Library, Woodville, Tararua
Money Week 2017 CAP Money
Thursday 24 August
CAP (Christians Against Poverty) Money is a course designed to help people set up and manage their budget, in a caring encouraging way. Coaches supply the tools and walk beside the delegates as they manage their own ...
Venue:
Stream Gathering Wesleyan Church, Palmerston North
Little Pals
Thursday 24 August - Thursday 21 September
Held Thursdays fortnightly on the ground floor of the main library, Little Pals is a playgroup for preschool children with disabilities and their families. Sessions will begin with a fun activity such as music, ...
Venue:
Palmerston North Central Library, Palmerston North
Multicultural Morning Tea
Thursday 24 August - Thursday 21 September
The Feilding multicultural group will be having morning tea at the Feilding public library on Thursdays between 10 and 12 noon. Anyone welcome, many thanks to Feilding public library for supporting us in this. ...
Venue:
Feilding Public Library, Feilding, Feilding and District
Baby Bop
Thursday 24 August - Thursday 28 September
A special time for babies 0 - 2 years focusing on brain and physical development through songs, rhymes, activities and bubbles! It's free and fun!
Venue:
Palmerston North Central Library, Palmerston North