The sea will be awash with waka action this weekend at the first ever Bay of Islands Waka Festival! A a 2 day event, with races for all ages – sprints, short distances and a long race. There are races for the novice, intermediate and experienced paddlers. This will be lots of fun if you are in the Bay of Islands area!
If you are however the other end of the country then colour is the theme at the Wanaka Festival of Colour ...
A programme of local, national and international arts. The Festival began on Tuesday and is a full 7 days and nights of "world class music, dance, theatre, comedy, visual arts and Aspiring Conversations. The Festival brings transformational moments and unforgettable experiences to the whole region".
There's never far to go to experience a great food and wine Festival in New Zealand and this weekend its the turn of the fifth, and very popular, A Taste of Matarangi Festival. Tucked away on the Eastern edge of the Coromandel Peninsula and within easy reach from Whitianga this beautiful sand spit borders the northern edge of the Whangapoua Harbour. Well worth a visit particularly at Festival time!
If you are in Havelock North you won't want to miss the Extravaganza Gypsy Market with their wonderful array of arts and crafts as well as lots of games, food and family fun. Great for unique and wonderful gifts and yet another spot to head this weekend if you are looking for unique and handcrafted items is the Te Atatu Artisan Market on Sunday when they are holding their EggSceptional Market and Easter Hunt!
If you don't find yourself in any of these areas this weekend there are still always lots of markets and great things happening so check out our Linku2 Markets Event Calendar to keep up to day with Markets and events every Saturday in Auckland and across the country and every Sunday in Auckland and across New Zealand.
What could be more fun than wandering around your local market. Fresh baking smells, lovingly handcrafted items, each one unique and special, delicious home grown produce - that's what we love and we hope you do too!