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.

Suvarnasandhya 2017
Saturday 30 December
This event is managed by the Kerala Association of Palmerston North (KAPN), Inc. This event is proudly supported by the City Council of Palmerston North. The focus is to celebrate Christmas and New Year. The members ...
Venue:
Queen Elizabeth College, Palmerston North
125 New Zealand Chess Congress
Monday 1 January 2018 - Friday 12 January 2018
It will be a highly publicised event with television and newspaper coverage. It presents an opportunity to showcase Palmerston North and the Manawatu region. This is to be held at the Millennium Copthorne Hotel ...
Venue:
Copthorne Hotel, Palmerston North
The Eketahuna Express
Saturday 6 January 2018
Travel with Steam Incorporated north from Kapiti via the spectacular Manawatu Gorge to the Tararua and north Wairarapa regions. Select from either, Eketahuna (Mt Bruce & Middleton, or lunch), Opaki (north of Masterton), ...
Venue:
Palmerston North Railway Station, Palmerston North
Sunday Steamers - Train Trips: CANCELLED
Sunday 7 January 2018
This is great opportunity for people to travel by Steam Engine on a short and affordable trip. Our train will depart from Palmerston North Railway Station and steam south to Longburn where our little steam engine F163...
Venue:
Palmerston North Railway Station, Palmerston North
Little Dog Barking Theatre Company
Thursday 11 January 2018
Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge. A book so well loved by young children is now a magical stage play that deals so powerfully with childhood and age, with memory and with relationships. This play uses the magic of ...
Venue:
Ashhurst Library, Ashhurst, Manawatu / Whanganui
Grandmaster Chess Simul
Friday 12 January 2018
Consider yourself a Chess pro? Think you can take on a grandmaster and come out on top? To celebrate the National Chess Champs coming to town, the Manawatu Knights Chess Club are bringing in chess grandmaster Fabian ...
Venue:
The Square, Palmerston North
Little Dog Barking Theate Company
Friday 12 January 2018
Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge. A book so well loved by young children is now a magical stage play that deals so powerfully with childhood and age, with memory and with relationships. This play uses the magic of ...
Venue:
Roslyn Library, Palmerston North
Mary Kippenberger Storytelling Performance
Friday 12 January 2018
Take internationally renowned storyteller Mary Kippenberger, mix in some fairy tales, a bit of pantomime, slightly wicked songs, throw in costumes and a child or two and you have interactive storytelling, music, fun and ...
Venue:
Awapuni Library, Palmerston North
Little Dog Barking Theatre Company
Friday 12 January 2018
Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge. A book so well loved by young children is now a magical stage play that deals so powerfully with childhood and age, with memory and with relationships. This play uses the magic of ...
Venue:
Palmerston North Central Library, Palmerston North
Little Dog Barking Theatre Company
Friday 12 January 2018
Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge. A book so well loved by young children is now a magical stage play that deals so powerfully with childhood and age, with memory and with relationships. This play uses the magic of ...
Venue:
Te Patikitiki Libary, Palmerston North
Ashhurst Community Market
Saturday 13 January 2018 - Saturday 14 April 2018
A vibrant local market showcasing the wares of producers and businesses from the Ashhurst and Pohangina area. Food, coffee, crafts, plants, community activities and much more. Please contact - ...
Venue:
Ashhurst Village Valley Centre, Ashhurst, Manawatu / Whanganui
Mary Kippenberger Storytelling Performance
Monday 15 January 2018
Take internationally renowned storyteller Mary Kippenberger, mix in some fairy tales, a bit of pantomime, slightly wicked songs, throw in costumes and a child or two and you have interactive storytelling, music, fun and ...
Venue:
Palmerston North Central Library, Palmerston North
Little Dog Barking Theatre Company
Monday 15 January 2018
Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge. A book so well loved by young children is now a magical stage play that deals so powerfully with childhood and age, with memory and with relationships. This play uses the magic of ...
Venue:
Awapuni Library, Palmerston North
Mary Kippenberger Storytelling Performance
Tuesday 16 January 2018
Take internationally renowned storyteller Mary Kippenberger, mix in some fairy tales, a bit of pantomime, slightly wicked songs, throw in costumes and a child or two and you have interactive storytelling, music, fun and ...
Venue:
Ashhurst Library, Ashhurst, Manawatu / Whanganui
Mary Kippenberger Storytelling Performance
Tuesday 16 January 2018
Take internationally renowned storyteller Mary Kippenberger, mix in some fairy tales, a bit of pantomime, slightly wicked songs, throw in costumes and a child or two and you have interactive storytelling, music, fun and ...
Venue:
Roslyn Library, Palmerston North
Manawatu Art & Garden Trail
Saturday 20 January 2018 - Sunday 21 January 2018
There are approximately 36+ sites to visit with a number of new gardens never open to public viewing before. Some gardens are wedding venues and are beautifully cared for. Gardens range from very large to medium and ...
Venue:
Feilding & District Art Centre, Feilding, Feilding and District
The Long Lunch
Saturday 20 January 2018
Manawatu region come out in force, making time to connect and celebrate Settlers Day. A beautiful setting in one of Feilding's most historic parks - Kowhai Park. An unmissable experience bringing together families and...
Venue:
Kowhai Park, Feilding, Feilding and District
Ashhurst Pohangina Small Holders Auction
Saturday 27 January 2018
Clear out the garage, shuffle down to the shed, unearth the forgotten treasures and bring them all down to the Ashhurst Pohangina Lions small holders auction. There will be 1000s of items for the home, farm and ...
Venue:
McDonalds Farm, Ashhurst, Manawatu / Whanganui
Wharerata Long Lunch
Sunday 28 January 2018
Relax in our tranquil gardens with a five-course platter lunch, good wines from the Winemaker's Wife and live entertainment from the Winsome Lost.
Venue:
Wharerata Function Centre, Palmerston North
New Zealand Dairy Event
Wednesday 31 January 2018 - Friday 2 February 2018
The two and a half day event showcases the finest in dairy genetics with the best cattle from all around New Zealand. For more information please contact event organiser Lawrence Satherley on 027 249 0991 or email ...
Venue:
Manfeild, Feilding, Feilding and District