GO NZ: New Zealand’s summer season festivals and occasions to ebook now

We’ve all been spending more time and looking inside our homes this year. With the warm weather we’ve been waiting for for so long, it’s time to unleash these jokes and make all the fun and celebrations taking place in New Zealand this summer – because we’ve started to have fun.

Cause of all food items: Hawke's Bay Food and Wine Classic.  Photo / Kirsten Simcox, PresentedCause of all food items: Hawke’s Bay Food and Wine Classic. Photo / Kirsten Simcox, Presented

Summer FAWC!

November 6-15

Undoubtedly the epicenter of New Zealand cuisine and fine wine, Hawke’s Bay offers 10 days and more than 60 events to the festival. Food and Wine Classic sees the best restaurants, winery, breweries, and producers connect with an unforgettable program, in some of the most amazing places in the country, from street festivals to a night out combining art with food and a hive at a large table. See fawc.co.nz for more information.

Nothing says Summer like Black Caps in the Bay Oval.  Photo / Andrew Cornaga, Photosport, FileNothing says Summer like Black Caps in the Bay Oval. Photo / Andrew Cornaga, Photosport, File

Summer Cricket

from November 27

There is no indication that Summer is the start of a five-day trial, and even if 2020 hits the world, the Black Caps will face Australia, Bangladesh, the West Indies and Pakistan in their upcoming 2020-21 season. The games will be played nationwide, and include T-20, ODI and test matches. See nzc.nz for more information.

The largest exhibition in the history of the Auckland Art Gallery: Toi o Tamaki at Britomart.  Photo / Patrick Reynolds, PresentedThe largest exhibition in the history of the Auckland Art Gallery: Toi o Tamaki at Britomart. Photo / Patrick Reynolds, Presented

You have an hour

December 5 – March 31

Located inside Britomart, this is a satellite exhibition of the famous Auckland Art Gallery of Toi tū Toi ora, the largest exhibition of modern Maori art in New Zealand for nearly 20 years, including 300 photographs by more than 120 Maori artists. See aucklandartgallery.com for more information.

Unique Creatures: World of Wearable Art in Te Papa.  Image / ProvidedUnique Creatures: World of Wearable Art in Te Papa. Image / Provided

World of Wearable Art: Closer

December 12 – February 14

If you’ve ever wondered what happens to these unique creatures, this is your chance to experience the World of Wearable Art as never before. The immersive show at Wellington’s Te Papa showcases more than 30 special costumes of the world-famous competition, where guests can see the art and detail of the costumes and articles created. See?

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Finally: America's Cup World Series will take the place of Auckland.  Photo / Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com, FileFinally: America’s Cup World Series will take the place of Auckland. Photo / Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com, File

American Cup

from December 17

It’s finally here. Auckland is preparing to host the 36th America’s Cup and the event kicks off this December. There are three events that make up the Cup – America’s Cup World Series Auckland sees three rivals take Emirates Team New Zealand to the Christmas Cup from December 17, Prada Cup – and fight for a chance to face the big NZ Team – starting on January 15. Final groups The finalists of the America’s Cup will run from March 6 to 21. There is a certainty that there will be many events taking place in and around Viaduct as those events warm up. Check out aucklandnz.com for more information on the release.

Great acoustics, invincible space: Black Barn Games, Havelock North.  Photo / Glenn Taylor, Hawke's Bay TodayGreat acoustics, invincible space: Black Barn Games, Havelock North. Photo / Glenn Taylor, Hawke’s Bay Today

Black Barn Concert List

From December 19

The playground at Hawke’s Bay is known as one of New Zealand’s most beautiful vineyards, with spectacular exhibitions and impressive landscapes. This summer check out a foreign movie that has been part of the Hawke’s Bay Outdoor Film Festival since December 27. If you are a little music lover, the summer lineup is still there, but it has already been confirmed, Kiwi Dave Dobbyn’s legend will play with relatives in The Beths on December 19 Tickets from $ 69, see blackbarn.com for more information.

Different Feet Not Your Tennis Call

December 28 to 29

It is a pity that the ASB Classic is reserved for 2021 (thanks Covid), but this year’s competition shows some of the best male players in New Zealand for two days doing nothing, good for the whole family. Total admission is $ 15.00 per adult and children are free. See teanautennis.co.nz for more information.

Celebration of the Other Side

December 30 – 31

Whangamatā, often thought to be the suburb of Kiwi, is preparing for a two-day festival at the amazing Joe’s Farm, outside in the summer. Visitors can camp at the site, or take a bus to see a list of Kiwi artists such as Shapeshifter, LAB, David Dallas and JessB. Tickets start at $ 118 from theotherside.nz.

Sounds reasonable

January 22 – 24

This 20th birthday anniversary of this Raglan favorite. This summer’s festival celebrates major events, with a series of local years including Fat Freddy’s Drop, Ladi6, Che Fu, and Home Brew heading to four locations on the Wainui Reserve, where markets return. See soundsplash.co.nz for more information.

Six Saturday trip trip

Different dates in January and February

It’s the largest group in New Zealand, and now the Six60 are showcasing their street performances, touring the new cities and major venues on Saturday six in January and February. Starting from Lower Hutt and representing Waitangi, Hastings, New Plymouth, Christchurch, Wellington and Hamilton along the way, they will have special and successful guests. See six60.co.nz for more information.

    The Tussock Traverse is one of the most beautiful courses in New Zealand.  Photo / Kurt Matthews, Presented The Tussock Traverse is one of the most beautiful courses in New Zealand. Photo / Kurt Matthews, Presented

Tussock Walking

January 30

Ruapehu District is an outdoor paradise and Tussock Traverse is one of the most beautiful and diverse landscapes in New Zealand. The event for both walkers and runners – with distances ranging from 6km to 50km – offers something for anyone looking for more challenges. The event supports Project Tongariro (Tongariro Natural History Society), and the work they are doing to maintain the site. See tussocktraverse.co.nz for more information.

Intelligent Celebration and Running: Burt Munro Challenge, Invercargill.  Photo / James Jubb, PresentedIntelligent Celebration and Running: Burt Munro Challenge, Invercargill. Photo / James Jubb, Presented

Burt Munro problem

February 10 – 14

This Southland classic made a name for itself as one of the biggest events in New Zealand. Over the next five busy days, several running games will run including mountain climbing, beach running, Sprint running, speed and street racing. And the whole festival honors the famous Burt, his talent, determination and love of speed and motorcycles. See burtmunrochallenge.co.nz for more information.

Two-day entertainment: Hamilton Garden's Arts Festival.  Photo / Mark Hamilton, The Journey TourTwo-day entertainment: Hamilton Garden’s Arts Festival. Photo / Mark Hamilton, The Journey Tour

Hamilton Gardens Arts Conference

February 19 – March 1

Now the city’s pure summer festival, the Hamilton Gardens Arts Festival incorporates art, music, humor, film, theater, books and a thrilling two-week dance. The festival has been a major event for Waikato for over 20 years and the line of 2021 should be released every day now. Check out hgaf.co.nz for the latest news and announcements.

Aviation: New Zealand's best performing groups at Wings over Wairarapa.  Image / ProvidedAviation: New Zealand’s best performing groups at Wings over Wairarapa. Image / Provided

Wings At The Feast Of The Healing Air

February 26 – 28

With her Wānaka sister event closed this year thanks to Covid-19, this Wairarapa fan will be the first major show in New Zealand for two years. In addition to the fascinating flying program, there are scenic scenery, as well as activities for children and adults alike. Past events have attracted 25,000 people – almost the same as the entire Masterton population – which is why we know this week is one of the Kiwis who are planning to attend. See wings.org.nz for more information.

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