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.

Jumping Jellybeans - First Term
Tuesday 21 February - 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
Porse and Snap Fitness Parent Stroller Walk
Wednesday 22 February - Wednesday 22 March
Snap Fitness Palmerston North plus Porse In Home Childcare, Parent Stroller walk. Starts Wednesday 1st February and will continue every Wednesday thereafter at 11am. Call us on either 06 353 0676 (SNAP) or 0800 023...
Venue:
Centennial Drive Auditorium, Palmerston North
Jumping Jellybeans - First Term
Wednesday 22 February - 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
Book Bubs First Term - Fortnightly
Thursday 23 February - Thursday 6 April
Straight after Baby Bop this is a fortnightly book club for babies and toddlers 0 - 2 years but older siblings are welcome too. Get to choose some cool books hot off the press! A happy informal group sharing and ...
Venue:
Palmerston North Central Library, Palmerston North
Baby Bop First Term
Thursday 23 February - Thursday 13 April
A fun weekly half hour session for you and your bub aged 0 - 2 years. Music, dancing, nursery rhymes, activities and bubbles! Only during school terms.
Venue:
Palmerston North Central Library, Palmerston North
The Great Living Room Book Sale
Friday 24 February - Sunday 26 February
The library is making room on its shelves for new material to inspire and delight! Cancelled library materials and some donated materials including fiction and non-fiction books, magazines, children’s items, DVDs ...
Venue:
Palmerston North Central Library, Palmerston North
Race Night
Friday 24 February
Join us for the action-packed entertainment of Race Night. Tickets are just $10 - and Race Night money is available for purchase all evening to bet on seven electrifying races! Use your winnings to bid on a host of ...
Venue:
Willowpark Tavern, Palmerston North
Ohakea Family Campout for 2017 Air Tattoo
Friday 24 February - Monday 27 February
Camp out with your family and friends adjacent to the Ohakea Airshow and avoid traffic hassles. Arrive Friday, Leave Monday. The traffic will be intense Saturday and Sunday. We will be camping at the private ...
Venue:
Harrisville Speedway, Ohakea, Feilding and District
Awapuni Jumping Jellybeans
Friday 24 February - 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
The Village Night Market - River Fair
Saturday 25 February
We are so excited to be kicking off our markets for 2017 with a River Fair! This family-friendly event will include local makers and creators from around the Manawatu region, live music and fun for the whole family. ...
Venue:
Hardie Street Reserve, Palmerston North
Cornerstone Gala 2017
Saturday 25 February
Join us for a great family friendly fun day! It is a great family day out and fantastic way to help us raise funds for the future educational development of the children in our school community. There will be ...
Venue:
Cornerstone Christian School, Palmerston North
Cheltenham Hotel Speedshear
Saturday 25 February
Come and watch speed shearing at its best! World class and local shearers shear sheep in less than a minute. Drinks and food are available at the Chelty on this annual fun night out.
Venue:
Cheltenham Hotel, Feilding, Feilding and District
Royal New Zealand Air Force 2017 Air Tattoo
Saturday 25 February - Sunday 26 February
The Royal New Zealand Air Force is holding a thrilling military Air Tattoo at RNZAF Base Ohakea. There will be no sales at the gate or general parking on Base. Of course, the RNZAF aircraft will be showing what ...
Venue:
RNZAF Base Ohakea, Ohakea, Feilding and District
Mokopuna Ora Celebration
Saturday 25 February - Friday 10 March
“Engaging whānau and the community in weaving hauora for mama and pepi.” Transport available. Weaving wahakura demonstration all day. Activities: - Weaving - Working with clay (ipu whenua) - Whanau-led ...
Venue:
Te Aroha Noa Community Services, Palmerston North
Social Dancing
Saturday 25 February - Saturday 20 May
Come and enjoy an evening of social dancing. Supper provided.
Venue:
Senior Citizen's Hall, Palmerston North
Jumping Jellybeans
Tuesday 28 February - 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
Snap Art
Wednesday 1 March - Wednesday 5 April
Copy, match or imitate a technique of a famous artist - and snap you have your own stunning piece of art. Sessions aimed at ages 7+
Venue:
Palmerston North Central Library, Palmerston North
Drive-In Movies: The Fast and The Furious
Thursday 2 March
Drive-in movies are back at Manfeild on 17 February for the first round of the 2017 Summer series. Gates open at 6:30pm and the movie starts at 8:30pm. Entry via our main South Street entrance. Food and beverage...
Venue:
Manfeild, Feilding, Feilding and District
Festival of Cultures - Lantern Festival and Parade
Friday 3 March
Celebrate the diversity of Palmerston North's cultures with the 2017 Festival of Cultures. The evening Cultural Lantern Parade marks the beginning of the Festival of Cultures and acknowledges the 'Year of the ...
Venue:
The Square, Palmerston North
Rangoli Art Competition and Holi Festival Celebration
Friday 3 March
IPU New Zealand and the Palmerston North City Council invite you to join us for this great event, one of many in the city celebrating 'Festival of Cultures'. Please come and enjoy food (bring cash), art and festival....
Venue:
IPU New Zealand Campus, Palmerston North