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.

Roslyn Wacky Water Day 2018
Saturday 24 February
Free family fun day for the Roslyn community. Water slides, giant inflatables, free pool entry to Freyberg Pool, sausage sizzle, and a giant water fight! The mobile library will be on site as well as many community ...
Venue:
Skoglund Park, Palmerston North
Horticultural and Industrial Society Show
Saturday 24 February
Entries accepted from 8:00am. Prizes presented at 2:15pm and afternoon tea is available at $2.00 per person. Kevin Eades Phone: 06 376 4992
Venue:
Sports Stadium, Woodville, Tararua
Chelty Speed Shear
Saturday 24 February
Speed Shearing at its fastest. NZ Champs on their way to Golden Shears.
Venue:
Cheltenham Hotel, Feilding, Feilding and District
Social Dancing
Saturday 24 February - Saturday 21 April
Come and enjoy an evening of Social Dancing. Supper provided.
Venue:
Senior Citizen's Hall, Palmerston North
Brewery Tours - Daily
Sunday 25 February - Saturday 3 March
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
Active Tots
Monday 26 February - Monday 17 December 2018
A programme for the under - 5s, focused on self-directed play and exploration.
Venue:
Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and History, Palmerston North
Jumping Jellybeans
Tuesday 27 February
We only have 3 sessions left for our afternoon Jumping Jellybeans. Come along and hear some stories, do some craft and have some fun. Aimed at children 2 - 4 years, older and younger siblings welcome.
Venue:
Palmerston North Central Library, Palmerston North
Triple C Community Morning Tea
Tuesday 27 February - Tuesday 10 April
Coffee, Company and conversation (also craft, company, cake, crochet, cnitting and other nice things that start with 'c'! All welcome - family friendly.
Venue:
Te Pātikitiki, Palmerston North
Jumping Jellybeans
Tuesday 27 February - Tuesday 3 July
Join us at the Roslyn Library for stories, music and crafty fun! Aimed at children ages 1 - 4. Sessions run fortnightly on Tuesdays during term time.
Venue:
Roslyn Library, Palmerston North
Woodville Bookclub
Tuesday 27 February - Tuesday 27 November 2018
Come along and meet like-minded book lovers. We are middlebrow readers - Jack Reacher is a favourite. All new members are welcome. We each bring along something we have enjoyed reading, or maybe a DVD you've watched,...
Venue:
Woodville Community Library, Woodville, Tararua
NOA Open Studio
Tuesday 27 February - Thursday 28 June
Come join NOA for twice-weekly facilitated drawing sessions in the 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 ...
Venue:
Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and History, Palmerston North
Little Ears Storytime
Wednesday 28 February - Wednesday 11 April
Stories, songs, activities! Early literacy learning and activities for pre-schoolers, and their parents/caregivers. All welcome. Themes: - 7 Feb - Numbers - 14 Feb - Love - 21 Feb - Dinosaurs - 28 Feb - NZ ...
Venue:
Woodville Community Library, Woodville, Tararua
Central Jumping Jellybeans - Term One
Wednesday 28 February - Wednesday 11 April
A fun interactive stories, music, activities and craft time for preschoolers. Younger and older siblings welcome. Only during school term.
Venue:
Palmerston North Central Library, Palmerston North
Laze and Graze Summer Sizzle
Thursday 1 March
We are keeping these hot summer nights rolling as long as we can with our next food truck night Summer Sizzle... spicing it up with lots of food options. Featuring tunes from DJ Ollie and a special performance by ...
Venue:
The Square, Palmerston North
Baby Bop Term One
Thursday 1 March - Thursday 12 April
A free half hour of fun for your baby and family to share. Songs, rhymes, activities and bubbles, all designed to help with baby's brain development. The earliest precursor for preparing your baby to read and write ...
Venue:
Palmerston North Central Library, Palmerston North
Music Festival
Friday 2 March - Sunday 4 March
It's coming again. Music festival highlighting both music and dance, over 20 acts to see and hear from hip hop to rock to blues a little something for everyone. Camping /tenting sites available - BBQ's supplied, ...
Venue:
Party In the Paddock, Ashhurst, Manawatu / Whanganui
Jumping Jellybeans
Friday 2 March - Friday 13 April
Songs stories and craft for pre-schoolers. For more information contact Suzanne on 357 2108.
Venue:
Te Pātikitiki, Palmerston North
Manji March/Suicide Support Charity Cruise
Saturday 3 March
Charity drive around Manfield Chris Amon Circuit to raise money for Manchester House - Suicide Support.
Venue:
Manfield Race Track, Feilding, Feilding and District
Central Districts Dahlia Show
Saturday 3 March
Come and see beautiful prize dahlia blooms. Entry is by gold coin donation which will automatically enter you into the lucky draw!
Venue:
Feilding Scout Hall, Feilding, Feilding and District
Little Pals
Saturday 3 March
Held monthly on the ground floor of the main library, Little Pals is a playgroup for preschool children with disabilities and their families/caregivers. Sessions will begin with a fun activity such as music, singing, ...
Venue:
Palmerston North Central Library, Palmerston North