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.

Animates Palmerston North – School Holiday Activities
Thursday 26 April
Looking for something free to keep the kids entertained these school holidays? Animates has you covered! These School Holidays Animates will be running two activity sessions where your children can learn everything ...
Venue:
Animates - Princess St, Palmerston North
Minecraft Session
Thursday 26 April
Calling all Minecraft beginners and experts! Book in to be part of a top secret mission for kids! Limited spaces, contact Te Pātikitiki on (06) 357 2108 to book a space.
Venue:
Te Patikitiki Libary, Palmerston North
Ailene's Awesome April Arvos
Thursday 26 April
Make your own pet rock - don't forget to name him or her!
Venue:
Te Patikitiki Libary, Palmerston North
School Holiday - Mask Making, Painting, Craft and More
Thursday 26 April - Friday 27 April
Children's Fun School Holiday Programme. Mask Making, Craft, Painting and more. 3 afternoons of craft fun.
Venue:
Square Edge, Palmerston North
Feilding's Winterland
Thursday 26 April - Saturday 28 April
Feilding District & Promotion are excited to present Feilding's Winterland with a synthetic Ice Rink and Snow Dome. Both of these will be open during the school holidays, 10am - 9pm from 13th - 28th April inclusive. ...
Venue:
Manchester Square, Feilding, Feilding and District
NOA Open Studio
Thursday 26 April - Thursday 28 June
Come join NOA for twice-weekly facilitated drawing sessions in the 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 ...
Venue:
Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and History, Palmerston North
Family Camping Weekend - Kimbolton Sculpture Festival
Friday 27 April - Sunday 29 April
A Family Friendly, Art Themed Camp, whether you have a Tent - Caravan - Motorhome. Lots of camping space in a paddock adjacent to the Festival Join us on the Friday and enjoy a fun and music filled day with the ...
Venue:
Kimbolton Domain, Kimbolton, Feilding and District
Deano Yipadee Imagineer Performance
Friday 27 April
International best-selling children's musician and author is coming to Palmerston North! Originally from Mosgiel, Deano has performed at the world famous Glastonbury Music Festival and is the author of number one ...
Venue:
Palmerston North Central Library, Palmerston North
Deano Yipadee Imagineer Performance
Friday 27 April
International best-selling children's musician and author Deano Yipadee is coming to Palmerston North! Originally from Mosgiel, Deano has performed at the world famous Glastonbury Music Festival and is the author of ...
Venue:
Awapuni Library, Palmerston North
Ailene's Awesome April Arvos
Friday 27 April
Create a wire weirdo - bring your imagination for this one!
Venue:
Te Patikitiki Libary, Palmerston North
Photo Hunt - Solve the Clues
Friday 27 April
Can you solve all the clues and identify the photos?
Venue:
Te Patikitiki Libary, Palmerston North
The Kimbolton Sculpture Festival
Saturday 28 April
Take a trip to the country to see back country sculpture and art. Winners of the NZ Rural Sculpture Awards on display. - Journeys to Here - a pop up art exhibition - six local working artists with Eric Brew ...
Venue:
Kimbolton Domain, Kimbolton, Feilding and District
Preggy to Preschool Garage Sale
Saturday 28 April
Preggy to Preschool Garage Sale - a fundraising event for Palmerston North Parents Centre, helping us to support parents and families in our community. 9am-11am at Central Baptist Church - come along and grab some ...
Venue:
Palmerston North Central Baptist Church, Palmerston North
Deano Yipadee Imagineer Performance
Saturday 28 April
International best-selling children's musician and author Deano Yipadee is coming to Palmerston North! Originally from Mosgiel, Deano has performed at the world famous Glastonbury Music Festival and is the author of...
Venue:
Roslyn Library, Palmerston North
Amazing Grace Night Market
Saturday 28 April - Saturday 7 July
It’s a great night out for the family, and the undercover location means it’s an all-weather event. The kids can experience food from other cultures, hear live music and watch performances. Food is the big ...
Venue:
The Plaza, Palmerston North
Weekend Discovery Time
Saturday 28 April - Sunday 23 December 2018
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
Active Tots
Monday 30 April - Monday 17 December 2018
A programme for the under-5s, focused on self-directed play and exploration.
Venue:
Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and History, Palmerston North
Reel Earth 2018 Opening Event/Short Film Awards Night
Tuesday 1 May
Join us at our opening event for the Reel Earth Environmental Film Festival 2018. We will be celebrating the winners of our Short Film Competiton and screening the winning films. We will start the night off in The ...
Venue:
The Globe Palmerston North, Palmerston North
Jumping Jellybeans - Term 2
Wednesday 2 May - Wednesday 4 July
A fun filled hour for 2 - 4yr olds and their grownups including stories, songs and simple crafts. On the 9th we have a very special guest coming to entertain us for NZ Music Month! On during school term only.
Venue:
Palmerston North Central Library, Palmerston North
Reel Earth: Living The Change Screening
Thursday 3 May
Reel Earth along with RECAP are excited to present a screening of Living The Change: Inspiring Stories for a Sustainable Future. Living the Change explores solutions to the global crises we face today – solutions ...
Venue:
St. Mary Magdalene's Church, Ashhurst, Manawatu / Whanganui