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.

Sip N Style - Park Lane Jewellery New Jewellery Launch
Tuesday 13 March
We would love to welcome all to our first New Zealand new Jewellery launch on March 2018. There will be raffles, giveaways, styling tips, lucky draws and of course a chance to see the new range. Invite everyone you ...
Venue:
Manawatu Darts Association Hall, Palmerston North
Newbies - New People to Feilding
Wednesday 14 March - Wednesday 12 December 2018
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
Ballance Farm Environment Awards - Horizons Region
Thursday 15 March
The Ballance Farm Environment Awards is our region’s key sustainability awards ceremony. The awards seek to honour and celebrate good farm practices which promotes sustainable land management. Come along and enjoy a...
Venue:
Awapuni Racing Centre , Palmerston North
Central Districts Field Days
Thursday 15 March - Saturday 17 March
Celebrating 25 years of Central Districts Field Days this March. Tickets are on sale now at earlybird prices - get yours now so you can skip the queues and go in the draw to win one of two getaways with Originair! ...
Venue:
Manfeild, Feilding, Feilding and District
Central Districts Field Days
Thursday 15 March - Saturday 17 March
Largest Regional Agricultural Field Days in New Zealand, Showcasing the latest and greatest in Agricultural and Lifestyle Industries. 2018 sees the Event celebrate it's 25th Anniversary.
Venue:
Manfield Race Track, Feilding, Feilding and District
Run, Ride and Slide
Thursday 15 March - Thursday 29 March
Everyone active, every day! Fun triathlon event for children for 4 - 12 year olds. Come and bring your sporting stars to Victoria Park for three Thursdays in March. Spot prizes up for grabs if all 3 events are attended....
Venue:
Victoria Park, Feilding, Feilding and District
Manfeild Ironman Bullride
Friday 16 March
Come and be a part of the excitement. Real cowboys fighting it out against real bulls. The best bulls in the North Island will be doing their best to buck off some of the best riders from across NZ. Bullriding ...
Venue:
Manfeild, Feilding, Feilding and District
The Extravaganza Fair
Saturday 17 March - Sunday 18 March
Roll up. Roll up. Roll up! Welcome to Season 3 of New Zealand's largest and newest travelling event! The Extravaganza Fair! We're bringing to NZ a unique style of market stalls, arts and craft, food, musical ...
Venue:
Railway Reserve, Palmerston North
Festival of Cultures - Lantern Festival and Parade
Saturday 17 March
Celebrate the diversity of Palmerston North's cultures with the 2018 Festival of Cultures. The evening Cultural Lantern Parade marks the beginning of the Festival of Cultures and acknowledges the 'Year of the Dog'....
Venue:
The Square, Palmerston North
Hato Paora College Gala Day
Saturday 17 March
Come join us for a fun-filled day. A variety of food stalls, (including hangi), games for young and old, quick fire raffles and a concert at the end of the day. Nau mai, Haere Mai.
Venue:
Hato Paora College, Feilding, Feilding and District
The Great Manawatu Steam Fair
Saturday 17 March - Sunday 18 March
The Great Manawatu Steam Fair where your grandfathers day meets today. Experience the power and majesty of steam with the machines that built New Zealand and harvested New Zealand's crops. They are as close as man ...
Venue:
Steam Traction Society, Feilding, Feilding and District
Hokowhitu Village Farmers Market
Sunday 18 March - Sunday 20 May
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
Festival of Cultures - World Food, Craft and Music Fair 2018
Saturday 24 March
Feel the buzz and energy of our community celebrating its cultural diversity. Saturday is the busiest day of the festival with family entertainment, amazing food and constant festivity. The day is full of local ...
Venue:
The Square, Palmerston North
Nadia Lim
Saturday 24 March
Attention Foodies! Join Nadia Lim at the Palmerston North Conference & Function Centre in 2018 for one night only. The Master Chef winner is set to share some exciting cooking tips and tricks, plus her inspiring life ...
Venue:
Conference & Function Centre, Palmerston North
The Mangaweka Express
Saturday 24 March
Travel with Steam Incorporated north from Kapiti via Palmerston North up the NIMT to the Gumboot Capital of Taihape in the heart of Rangitikei. Have a pre-Easter escape by enjoying a full day of nostalgic rail travel and...
Venue:
Palmerston North Railway Station, Palmerston North
Feta Making Workshop
Sunday 25 March
Would you like to learn how to make delicious feta cheese? It's actually pretty easy so come along to our course and give it a go. We provide everything you need and you get to do the hands-on part in our mini factory...
Venue:
Wild Bush Cheese, Woodville, Tararua
Lytton Street School Gala
Sunday 25 March
A fun day for the whole family, garage sale, market stalls, games, entertainment and food.
Venue:
Lytton Street School, Feilding, Feilding and District
City of Palmerston North Gold Cup Festival Family Night
Wednesday 28 March
The world of racing comes to the heart of the City for the launch of the Norwood Farm Machinery Centre City of Palmerston North Gold Cup Festival. Bring your Family and Friends to The Square for the launch of the ...
Venue:
The Square, Palmerston North
Easter Bunny At the Esplanade Scenic Railway
Friday 30 March - Monday 2 April
The Easter Bunny will be at the Esplanade Scenic Railway. Come along to ride the train to meet the Easter Bunny somewhere around the track with free Easter Eggs for all passengers.
Venue:
Palmerston North Esplanade Scenic Railway, Palmerston North
Woodville Street Market
Saturday 31 March - Sunday 16 December 2018
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