Palmerston North City & Manawatu

Summer Events

We've pulled together some of the hottest summer events in Palmerston North City. If you’ve got a family, or you’re a student, or just looking for a place to hang out with friends and experience local music and events, these are the events you need to mark in your calendar.


Hilux Rural Games
Friday 10 – Sunday 12 March 2017

Friday 10 March – Feilding Town Square: Running of the Wools/Sheep Mustering. The launch of a weekend of rural-themed events in Manawatu.

Saturday 11 - Sunday 12 March - The Square, Palmerston North

NZ Speed Hand Milking Championship, Mitre 10 NZ Women’s DIY Challenge – semi-finals, Cowpat Tossing, Kids ‘n Country, NZ Rural highland Games ‘heavies’ Competition, ANZAXE Wood Chopping Championship, NZ Speed Hand Milking Championship, Kids ‘n Country, NZ Wine Barrel Racing Championship.