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.

Latin America and Spain Film Festival
Wednesday 18 October
Alba / Alba : Ecuador : 114mins (PG) The award winning film Alba is a tender coming of age story following the troubled childhood of an eleven-year-old girl as she attempts to find her way through adolescence. ...
Venue:
The Globe Palmerston North, Palmerston North
Barriers to Active Transport – Talk
Wednesday 18 October
What do our secondary school students think about biking to school? You are invited to a launch of a second report from the research project by Massey University and PNCC on barriers to active transport. This ...
Venue:
Hancock Community House, Palmerston North
Snap Art
Wednesday 18 October
Copy, match or imitate an idea or technique of a famous artist and snap, you have your own stunning piece of art. Aimed at ages 7 plus.
Venue:
Palmerston North Central Library, Palmerston North
Climate Change and The Electric Revolution
Thursday 19 October
The impacts of climate change are hitting home all around the world and at last if feels like the world is beginning to take notice. In New Zealand, our government has agreed to reduce net emissions to zero soon ...
Venue:
Square Edge, Palmerston North
CAP Money Course
Thursday 19 October - Thursday 2 November
CAP Money Course is designed to help people set up their budget using the CAP money system and walk along side them as they implement it. Many people have who struggle with their debt can find themselves financial ...
Venue:
Stream Gathering Wesleyan Church, Palmerston North
NOA Open Studio
Thursday 19 October - 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
Brewery Tours - Daily
Thursday 19 October - Saturday 23 December
Join us for a 35 minute guided tour, that takes you through the Histui museum, around the historic grounds, and the iconic Tui Tower before walking through our new state of the art brewery, where you learn about the art ...
Venue:
Tui Brewery, Mangatainoka, Tararua
Lit Night Ride - A Cycle Ride With Sparkle
Friday 20 October
Come join us for the Sparkliest and most fun bike ride Palmy has ever seen. Light up your bike and join us for a Spectacular but easy ride around our city. Special floats by REACT and Lucid Dream Bike Wellington will...
Venue:
The Square, Palmerston North
Latin America and Spain Film Festival
Friday 20 October
Gente de bien/Decent People: Colombia, 86mins (M) Eric, 10, finds himself almost overnight living with Gabriel, his father, who he barely knows. The man has trouble keeping their heads above water and building a ...
Venue:
Palmerston North Central Library, Palmerston North
Sunset Devotions
Friday 20 October
Join the Palmerston North Baha'is for Sunset Prayers for unity and Peace.
Venue:
The Esplanade, Palmerston North
Jumping Jellybeans
Friday 20 October - 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
MaLGRA 40th Anniversary: Masquerade Ball
Saturday 21 October
Manawatu Lesbian & Gay Rights Assoc In (MaLGRA) would like to invite all members of our Beautiful GLITTFAB Community along with all of its Allies and supports to celebrate our 40th Birthday A drag show and glitter is ...
Venue:
Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and History, Palmerston North
Olde English Faire - Lions Market Day
Saturday 21 October
The Lions Market Day is organised by the Lions Club of Middle Districts (Inc) and celebrates the event's 61st year. The Plaza corner of The Square is filled with approximately 85 craft stalls. Stalls include: ...
Venue:
The Square, Palmerston North
Palmy Sings
Saturday 21 October
Palmy Sings! Let's celebrate singing in Palmy! To celebrate World Singing Day and to mark the launch of 'Palmy Sings for 30 days’. Let's all get singing! Featuring a wealth of amazing local talents (full list to ...
Venue:
Square Edge, Palmerston North
Latin America and Spain Film Festival
Saturday 21 October
Margarita Ese Dulce Caos/Margarita, That Sweet Chaos: Peru, 99mins (PG) Rafo is a divorced father in his forties who lives like a single in his twenties until his cute and determined dauther of 11 years old, ...
Venue:
The Square, Palmerston North
National Rabbit Association Convention 2017
Saturday 21 October
An awesome family event. The day includes: - 5 Star All Breeds National Rabbit Association Convention - 3 star Central Districts Rabbit Club All Breeds supporting show - Adult and child pet show Prizes, ribbons,...
Venue:
Sanson Community Hall, Sanson, Feilding and District
Black Hawk National Dog Obedience Assembly 2017
Saturday 21 October - Monday 23 October
For the whole family. $5 family entry and register to go into win a 20kg bags of our sponsor's product Black Hawk. Come and see some of New Zealand best obedience dogs and handlers put through their paces to ...
Venue:
Manfeild, Feilding, Feilding and District
Social Dancing
Saturday 21 October - Saturday 18 November
Come and enjoy an evening of Social Dancing. Supper provided.
Venue:
Senior Citizen's Hall, Palmerston North
Weekend Discovery Time
Saturday 21 October - 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
The New Plymouth Express
Sunday 22 October
It's Labour weekend. Yah, a day off work. The joys of daylight savings are beginning to register with you. An excursion for the railway enthusiast. Full days travel to one of New Zealand’s bigger city New Plymouth....
Venue:
Feilding Railway Station, Feilding, Feilding and District