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.

Palmerston North Winter Festival - George Street Festival
Friday 30 June
The city’s most vibrant street and Coleman Mall is pedestrian-only for this two-day festival. George Street will be straddled with marquees so you can socialise, enjoy live music, local food, drinks and hands-on ...
Venue:
Palmerston North Winter Festival, Palmerston North
The Village Night Market At Winter Festival
Friday 30 June
The Village Night Market are collaborating with the Palmerston North City Council to bring you our June Market, within the Winter Festival! We will be situated in our home turf in the Library as our city's most ...
Venue:
Palmerston North Central Library, Palmerston North
Discovery Time At the Winter Festival
Friday 30 June
Discovery Time is coming to the Winter Festival with a sled full of fun wintery activities for you to try! Craft your own unique snowflake, and learn about how snowflakes are made and why they're all different. You ...
Venue:
50George, Palmerston North
Lisa's Charity Auction
Friday 30 June
A charity auction to help support local Mum and business woman in her fight against cancer. Some incredible donations up for grabs including glass art from famous kiwi artist Dominic Burrell signed photographs from ...
Venue:
Mahoe Bed & Breakfast, Feilding, Feilding and District
Butterfly Healing
Friday 30 June
At Butterfly Healing we care about how you are feeling and what we can do to help. We have fantastic modalities on offer for you, so you can come over and have a pamper from half an hour to two hours. We have hot ...
Venue:
Healing Tree, Feilding, Feilding and District
Global Passport Registration Station
Friday 30 June - Saturday 1 July
If you already enrolled Global Passport reward scheme and got our confirmation, please come to Global Passport registration station to get your passport. We still have some extra passports for primary school students....
Venue:
Palmerston North Central Library, Palmerston North
Jumping Jellybeans
Friday 30 June - Friday 17 November
Jumping Jellybeans - lots of fun with stories, music and simple crafts for pre-schoolers and their caregivers. Friday fortnightly during school term at 1:30am.
Venue:
Awapuni Library, Palmerston North
ATC Community Market
Saturday 1 July - Saturday 4 November
ATC Community Market is a fund-raising event held once a month to help support the local 32 Sqn Air Training Corps young people. Anyone can come and sell anything they like!* We are a friendly market and with the help...
Venue:
Manchester Square, Feilding, Feilding and District
In the Zone - Vex Robotics Scrimmage
Saturday 1 July
This will be the first full Vex In The Zone competition for the region, and the second for Vex IQ Ringmaster. Vex Schedule: 10:00 - Check-in, Registration & Tech Inspection 10:30 - Qualification Matches Begin 12:00...
Venue:
Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and History, Palmerston North
Board In Palmy 2017
Saturday 1 July - Sunday 2 July
Board in Palmy is a chance to play games over a weekend-long event. We invite both Palmerston North locals and those from out of town to join the fun! There will be prizes, free parking, friendly staff, tournaments ...
Venue:
Palmerston North Bridge Club, Palmerston North
Social Dancing
Saturday 1 July - Saturday 26 August
Come and enjoy an evening of social dancing, supper provided.
Venue:
Senior Citizen's Hall, Palmerston North
Weekend Discovery Time
Sunday 2 July - 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
Great American Beer Day
Tuesday 4 July
"New Zealanders' rights to Great American Beer should not be restricted by their geography" - Beernie Sanders Preach Beernie! Here at the Brew Union, we're celebrating the great American dream by tapping a bunch ...
Venue:
Brew Union, Palmerston North
NOA Open Studio
Tuesday 4 July - 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
Snap Art
Wednesday 5 July
Copy, match or imitate a technique or idea of a famous artist - and Snap you have your own stunning piece of art. Aimed at ages 7+ Events Central, ground floor.
Venue:
Palmerston North Central Library, Palmerston North
FMG Young Farmer of The Year Opening Ceremony
Thursday 6 July
A parade through the square, complete with all age group levels, bridging the Rural-Urban divide. Meet the seven contestants, watch them in action for the 49th contest season.
Venue:
The Square, Palmerston North
Meridian Energy Quiz and Speech Evening
Thursday 6 July
This is the penultimate Mastermind! Come and see your favourite contestant under pressure during the Meridian Energy Agri-Knowledge Quiz and Speech Show. Hosted by the wonderful Te Radar, this show has it all. Don't ...
Venue:
Regent on Broadway, Palmerston North
Multicultural Morning Tea
Thursday 6 July - 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
Family Movie Night
Friday 7 July
The Pascal Street Community Trust is putting on another Family Movie Night this year. It is a great opportunity for families in our community to get together in a safe, fun environment and enjoy a movie and snacks all ...
Venue:
CCC on Pascal, Palmerston North
NZ Young Farmers National Awards
Friday 7 July
The NZ Young Farmers National Awards Dinner is the blue ribbon night of the year, where members celebrate each other's achievements and where awards are presented. Awards including Best Region, Best Club, Service to ...
Venue:
Awapuni Function Centre, Palmerston North