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.

Ice Fest 2017 - Ice Rink and Snow Globe
Saturday 29 April - Sunday 30 April
The Ice Fest is back in Palmerston North, bigger and better than ever! This year not only are we bringing your favourite Ice Rink back, we are also bringing a giant Snow Globe to The Square for the first time ever. The ...
Venue:
Ice World, Palmerston North
Tcosy lan 2: Space Race
Saturday 29 April
We are Massey University’s social gaming community, we hold Lan parties six times a year where we get a group of like-minded people in a room, fill them with energy drinks, and play video games all night. For Lan 2 ...
Venue:
Riddet Atrium, Palmerston North
AZNU
Saturday 29 April
A combined Op Shop Fashion Show, a great chance to buy winter fashion.
Venue:
Salvation Army Corps, Feilding, Feilding and District
Women's Lifestyle Expo
Sunday 30 April
Come join us at NZ's special event for women! The Palmerston North Women's Lifestyle Expo is a two-day event for women of all ages. With more than 140 companies involved featuring everything from jewellery and ...
Venue:
Arena Manawatu, Palmerston North
Bill's Walk
Sunday 30 April
A fun 20 km walk from Silverton Farm to Feilding, via farms and rural roads, with refreshments available midway. All proceeds go to St John's Ambulance, Feilding. Entry: $20 minimum donation. Additional sponsorship ...
Venue:
Silverton Farm, Feilding, Feilding and District
PAWS Animal Shelter Movie Fundraiser
Sunday 30 April
P.A.W.S Animal shelter is holding this event to raise money for the shelter, tickets are $22 each which gets you a ticket to Disneys beauty and the beast and a drink (tea, coffee, beer, wine). Focal point cinemas are ...
Venue:
Focal Point Cinema, Feilding, Feilding and District
The Messenger: SOLD OUT
Monday 1 May
Spend this Monday evening in the company of PN environmentalists, councillors, and scientists. Enjoy free snacks and awesome music by the Weird Prophets before watching the Messenger. 5:30 - 6:30 - Music, drinks and ...
Venue:
Globe Theatre, Palmerston North
Electric Vehicle Viewing with Q&A
Monday 1 May
The Mayor and others will be welcoming electric vehicles & their drivers coming to the city as part of an NZ EV tour from Bluff to Kaitaia. The public are invited to come and see the range of cars, ask questions and ...
Venue:
The Square, Palmerston North
Bridge Lessons
Monday 1 May
Do you enjoy card games such as 500? If so, bridge could be the game for you. Now there is a chance for you to learn at the Palmerston North Bridge Club. But beware - this game is endlessly challenging and dangerously ...
Venue:
Palmerston North Bridge Club, Palmerston North
Jumping Jellybeans
Tuesday 2 May - Tuesday 27 June
Join us at the Roslyn Library for stories, music and craft for pre-schoolers! Sessions run fortnightly on Tuesdays during term time.
Venue:
Roslyn Library, Palmerston North
Baobabs between Land and Sea (film)
Wednesday 3 May
Reel Earth Environmental film festival presents the New Zealand premiere of Baobabs between Land and Sea that is relating a unique scientific expedition to study the baobabs of Madagascar and encountering the Vezo, one ...
Venue:
Downtown Cinemas, Palmerston North
Snap Art
Wednesday 3 May - 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
Movie & Pizza Afternoon
Friday 5 May
Watch The Messenger, a beautiful documentary about the bird crisis worldwide, and talk to an Avian ecologist, Dr. Phil Battley, over a pizza. Bring your friends and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere brought to you by Forest ...
Venue:
Youth Space, Palmerston North
Jumping Jellybeans
Friday 5 May - Friday 17 November 2017
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
Death by Design
Saturday 6 May
Reel Earth Environmental film festival presents the New Zealand premiere of Death by Design, a film that raises a problem of electronic devices. After the film, you will be able to discuss the issue with our expert. ...
Venue:
Globe Theatre, Palmerston North
Undune
Saturday 6 May
Reel Earth Film Festival Presents a New Zealand premiere, an extraordinary documentary about Terra Preta, Toilets and Mars. It combines scientific facts, a bit of humor and fantastic animations. Terra Preta is a ...
Venue:
Globe Theatre, Palmerston North
ATC Community Market
Saturday 6 May - 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
Baby Bop
Saturday 6 May - Saturday 3 June
Can’t make it to the weekday Baby Bop? An opportunity for the whole family to come and enjoy a special time for with your babies. This programme is developed for 0 - 2 years with songs, rhymes, active movement, ...
Venue:
Palmerston North Central Library, Palmerston North
Social Dancing
Saturday 6 May - Saturday 20 May
Come and enjoy an evening of social dancing. Supper provided.
Venue:
Senior Citizen's Hall, Palmerston North
Ocean's Monopoly - Film
Sunday 7 May
Reel Earth Film Festival presents the New Zealand premiere of Ocean's Monopoly. What if our continent wouldn't end at the coastline but simply continue under water? A territory of continental extents would come up, a...
Venue:
Globe Theatre, Palmerston North