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.

MKC July 2018 School Holiday Programme
Monday 9 July - Friday 20 July
The school holiday programme at Massey Kids' Club is planned to provide fun and engaging activities and outings for children aged 5 to 13 years. In July our activities include: Lego Challenge Day, Sports Day, Fear ...
Venue:
Massey Kids' Club, Palmerston North
Teddy Bear's Picnic
Tuesday 10 July
If you go to the Museum today you're sure of a big surprise! If you go to the Museum today you'd better go in disguise; For every bear that ever there was Will gather there for certain because Today's the day the ...
Venue:
Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and History, Palmerston North
Newbies - New People to Feilding
Wednesday 11 July - Wednesday 12 December
Any age - people who have shifted to Feilding recently. A chance to get to know people in the area and have a coffee.
Venue:
KR’s Café, Feilding, Feilding and District
Sing-A-Long-A Sound of Music
Friday 13 July
The evening begins with your host leading you through a vocal warm-up. The host will show you how to use your free interactive prop bag throughout the film. Sit back and watch the original 1965 movie with the lyrics ...
Venue:
Regent on Broadway, Palmerston North
Freaky Friday: Fairy Tales Grim and Grimmer
Friday 13 July
A series of most unfortunate stories! Hot chocolates and marshmallows too. This event is part of our Freaky Friday series happening June-October 2018. Participating in the Hell Reading Challenge? Bring your Pizza ...
Venue:
Palmerston North Central Library, Palmerston North
The Mermaid's Song
Friday 13 July - Friday 20 July
A whimsical adventure for the whole family emerges from a well travelled suitcase, and a fishing trip takes a magical turn when a lonely fisherman reels in a mermaid... The Mermaid's Song is performed by puppeteer ...
Venue:
Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and History, Palmerston North
Bring A Bible Sunday
Sunday 15 July
The search is on for Feilding's oldest bible. Do you have an old bible? To mark National Bible Sunday, St John's Church is looking for the oldest bible in our community. Or perhaps you have a bible with an interesting...
Venue:
St John the Evangelist Anglican Church, Feilding, Feilding and District
Woodville Street Market
Sunday 15 July - Sunday 16 December
Woodville Street Market is held on the third Sunday of the month and has a variety of local crafters and artisans. Occasionally the market is moved to coincide with a major event. If you wish to have a stall site you...
Venue:
Wodville, Woodville, Manawatu / Whanganui
Hokowhitu Village Farmers Market
Sunday 15 July - Sunday 16 December
Hokowhitu Village Farmers Market. A market for locals offering a range of artisan and local produce to tease your taste buds! - Live music by local talent - Artisan food stalls - Street Food
Venue:
Hokowhitu Village Centre, Palmerston North
World Emoji Day
Tuesday 17 July
Come to Te Manawa and join in our free emoji-inspired activities to celebrate everyone's favourite smilies. Design your own emoji using art and craft - and draw from the world's most famous smile - The Mona Lisa, for ...
Venue:
Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and History, Palmerston North
Manawatu Home Show
Friday 20 July - Sunday 22 July
The Manawatu Home Show is one of the largest & most popular home shows in NZ. - Over 300 exhibitors - Over 35,000 visitors in three days Whatever stage you are at, the Ideal Home Show is your event of the year. ...
Venue:
Arena Manawatu, Palmerston North
The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Friday 20 July
Pull on your fishnet stockings and get ready to do the Time Warp again with a sing-along screening of Sir Richard O'Brien's The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Included in your ticket price is a goody bag with everything ...
Venue:
Regent on Broadway, Palmerston North
EASIE Living's Puzzle Club
Saturday 21 July - Saturday 15 September
Do you enjoy completing jigsaws with others? Or maybe you prefer a crossword or puzzle game. Whatever your preference, come along to our Puzzle Club and make new friends! Every 3rd Saturday of the month - free to ...
Venue:
EASIE Living Store, Palmerston North
Murder at The 1980's Themed Prom
Friday 27 July
Join us at Feilding Library for a 1980s themed murder mystery. Will you be an innocent Prom Goer, or on of the suspects? 1980s dress-up is required. There will be drinks and nibbles. Register now with the Feilding ...
Venue:
Feilding Public Library, Feilding, Feilding and District
The Spiral Snow Express
Saturday 28 July
Travel with Steam Incorporated for a huge day out to the central plateau and the famed Raurimu Spiral for a great winter adventure. The train will be hauled by one or both of our restored Da diesel electric locomotives....
Venue:
Palmerston North Railway Station, Palmerston North
Race Night
Saturday 4 August
We bring you an exciting Fundraising event for 2018! A proven and popular fundraiser in the UK A night of betting, drinking and eating! Come alone or bring a group! 8 hilarious pre-recorded races chosen at random. $2...
Venue:
Colyton Hall, Feilding, Feilding and District
Freaky Friday: Night of The Creepy Carnival
Friday 10 August
A celebration of the best NZ children's books of 2018. Come in your own disguise or get face painted on the night. Jump in and enjoy the sideshows. Quizzes and spot prizes. Freaky Friday is a programme of ...
Venue:
Palmerston North Central Library, Palmerston North
Da Vinci Desserts
Friday 10 August - Friday 5 October
Explore The Secrets of Mona Lisa exhibition with a little something extra. Enjoy a curated selection of five French and Italian treats and a glass of bubbles, to accompany an evening spent with the world’s most famous ...
Venue:
Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and History, Palmerston North
How to Dad - Comedy Night
Saturday 11 August
Waituna West School fundraiser. "How to Dad" creator Jordan Watson will join us for a night of brilliant comedy, supported by Patch Lambert and local comedian Paul King. Ticket price include dinner & entertainment. ...
Venue:
Waituna West School, Feilding, Feilding and District
Wild Food Feast 2018: Antarcticana by Te Radar
Saturday 18 August
It’s the ‘World Famous in the Manawatū’ Wild Food Feast" time again! The Friends of Awahou School are for the 8th year running hosting the much-loved Pohangina Valley Wild Food Feast on Saturday 18th August ...
Venue:
Camp Rangi Woods, Ashhurst, Manawatu / Whanganui