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.

Street Feast - Food Truck Autumn Fest
Thursday 23 March
Thursday Night Street Feast is a pioneering World Gourmet Street Food event. Inspired by the night markets of the Far East and London, with their plethora of delicious cheap eats and opportunities to shop for unique ...
Venue:
The Square, Palmerston North
Ladies Night Out
Thursday 23 March
Ladies night - live music, displays and sales, spot prizes, raffles. All money raised goes to Kidscan - supporting children at schools across NZ. Tickets from: Property Brokers, Feilding, Smart Exchange, Hokowhitu ...
Venue:
Willowpark Tavern, Palmerston North
Alliance Française French Film Festival 2017
Thursday 23 March - Sunday 2 April
The Alliance Française French Film Festival has firmly established itself as the largest French cultural event on New Zealand’s national cultural calendar. Following more than a seven-fold increase in attendance ...
Venue:
Downtown Cinemas, Palmerston North
Awapuni Jumping Jellybeans
Friday 24 March - Friday 7 April
Lots of fun with stories, music and simple crafts for preschoolers and their caregivers. Friday fortnightly at 10:30am during the school term at Awapuni library.
Venue:
Awapuni Library, Palmerston North
Blind Foundation Red Puppy Appeal
Friday 24 March - Saturday 25 March
National fundraiser for the Blind Foundation. There will be volunteers at the Feilding Farmers' Market collecting donations as well as at most larger shops all around town. Please give generously!
Venue:
Manchester Square, Feilding, Feilding and District
SPCA Open Day
Saturday 25 March
Come visit Manawatu SPCA Palmerston North Centre. Join us for a fun day out and behind the scenes look into Manawatu SPCA’s new centre. There will be a petting zoo, bouncy castle and sausage sizzle. We will also...
Venue:
Manawatu SPCA Op Shop, Palmerston North
Yesterday's Treasures Retro Sale
Saturday 25 March
This is the 17th year that Methodist Goodwill have put on this extravaganza of Yesterday's treasures for sale. A collection of heritage linen and lace, vintage and retro clothing, furs, accessories and jewellery, ...
Venue:
Community Leisure Centre, Palmerston North
Burmese Cat Club of NZ - Central Region Show
Saturday 25 March
The Burmese Cat Club of NZ Inc (Central Region) are again holding their Annual Show. The show will be 6 rings. The show is open to: - All registered shorthair pedigree cats and kittens - Companion Cats (for example ...
Venue:
Barber hall, Palmerston North
Parish of The Oroua Church Fair
Saturday 25 March
Join us for our annual church fair. Plenty of stalls with all sorts of goods, Barbecue, morning tea and lots of bargains.
Venue:
St John the Evangelist Anglican Church, Feilding, Feilding and District
Autumn Equinox Dinner
Saturday 25 March
The evening will include: A selection of delicious (3 Course) food to devour. A warm friendly atmosphere perfect for catching up or meeting new people.
Venue:
County Fayre, Pohangina, Feilding and District
Social Dancing
Saturday 25 March - Saturday 20 May
Come and enjoy an evening of social dancing. Supper provided.
Venue:
Senior Citizen's Hall, Palmerston North
V 4 and Rotary North Island Jamboree 2017
Sunday 26 March
News flash! In its 9th year, the one-day extravaganza "the V 4 and Rotary North Island Jamboree" will be huge. Manfield Park will be transformed into an entertainment-filled frenzy. Show and Shine, live drifting, ...
Venue:
Manfeild, Feilding, Feilding and District
Whakarongo School Gala
Sunday 26 March
Come along and join in the fun and entertainment of our School Gala. There will be rides, white elephant, produce, baking, clothing, and craft stalls, lots of delicious food, quick fire raffles and more.
Venue:
Whakarongo School, Palmerston North
Palmerston North Aeroneers Open Day
Sunday 26 March
Model aeroplane flying display. Bring the whole family to watch model planes of all types and sizes, propeller and jet planes taking to the air. Please bring cash. Refreshments will be available on site. At the ...
Venue:
Palmerston North Aeroneers Model Flying Club, Feilding, Feilding and District
March of The Robots: SOLD OUT
Tuesday 28 March
This programme has now filled. Build a robot. Programme it. Dominate the world. Well, almost. Lego WeDo and Lego Mindstorms NXT are programmable robotics kits. With a small group, we will work to construct and ...
Venue:
Palmerston North Central Library, Palmerston North
Jumping Jellybeans - First Term
Tuesday 28 March - Tuesday 11 April
A fun-filled hour for 2 - 4 year olds and their grownups including stories, songs and simple crafts.
Venue:
Palmerston North Central Library, Palmerston North
Jumping Jellybeans
Tuesday 28 March - 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
Gold Cup Festival Launch
Wednesday 29 March
Bring your friends and family to the Festival launch in the Square with plenty of fun for the family and lots of spot prizes up for grabs! An action-packed evening on Wednesday night to highlight what will be happening ...
Venue:
Palmerston North Square, Palmerston North
Afternoon Tween Time
Wednesday 29 March
Are you aged 10-12 years? Come along to Afternoon Tween Time! Exciting activities planned just for you to learn, do and share. Activities, giveaways & afternoon tea provided. Cool!
Venue:
Palmerston North Central Library, Palmerston North
Jumping Jellybeans - First Term
Wednesday 29 March - Wednesday 12 April
A fun-filled hour for 2 - 4 year olds and their grownups including stories, songs and simple crafts.
Venue:
Palmerston North Central Library, Palmerston North