What's on in Geraldine & South Canterbury

  • South Canterbury Art Society Alpine Energy Art Awards

    South Canterbury Art Society Alpine Energy Art Awards

    Aigantighe Art Gallery, Timaru, South Canterbury

    Sat 30 Oct - Sun 28 Nov / Fine Art

    This is the South Canterbury Art Society's 76th Annual Exhibition and Alpine Energy Art Awards, running from 30 October until 28 November. This year, due to COVID-19 there will be no opening night and awards ceremony; Read More

  • Quiz Night

    Quiz Night

    The Green Man at Peel Forrest, Geraldine, South Canterbury

    Thu 7 Oct - Thu 4 Nov / Games, Hobbies

    Get down to the Green Man for our monthly Quiz Night for your chance to win our big cash prize plus a little something for our gallant losers. Read More

  • Musicville - SC Drama League

    Musicville - SC Drama League

    South Canterbury Drama League, Timaru, South Canterbury

    Thu 4 Nov - Sat 13 Nov / Musicals

    Are you ready to be whisked away on a fairy tale adventure journeying into a land of musical make-believe? Our 50% capacity performances are almost sold out. If you want to see this show under level 2, book your Read More

  • Meditation in Timaru Weekly Classes

    Meditation in Timaru Weekly Classes

    MindfulMe, Timaru, South Canterbury

    Thu 28 Jan 2021 - Thu 16 Dec / Mind & Body

    This event is a weekly drop-in class. The teaching and guided meditations are recordings from Buddhist Nun, Kelsang Luma’s, weekly classes at Kalpa Bhadra Buddhist Centre in Christchurch. Each class includes Read More

  • Jam Night

    Jam Night

    Street Food Kitchen, Timaru, South Canterbury

    Fri 5 Nov / Open Mic, Jams

    Come join us for an amazing jam night and the best live music in town! Jam Night’s will now be on the first Friday of the month. Book your Friday's to enjoy drinks and delicious food with the group of close friends Read More

  • St Joseph's School Timaru Night Market

    St Joseph's School Timaru Night Market

    St Joseph's School, Timaru, South Canterbury

    Fri 5 Nov / Markets and Fairs

    St Joseph's School Community group are fundraising to upgrade the playground equipment at the school. Entry Kelvin Street or from Pages Road. This is a Bi-Annual event and we welcome the wider community to come Read More

  • Spring Drinks

    Spring Drinks

    Hector Black's, Timaru, South Canterbury

    Fri 5 Nov / Business & Professional

    South Canterbury Young Professionals Group are back post-COVID lockdown! See you at Hector's for SCYP drinks, from 5.30pm Friday 5th November - bring your friends and enjoy some juicy drink deals at the bar. For Read More

  • Timaru 'Waste Free Living' Workshop

    Timaru 'Waste Free Living' Workshop

    Timaru District Council Chambers, Timaru, South Canterbury

    Fri 5 Nov / Education

    We can’t afford to keep sweeping our waste issue under the carpet, it’s time for all of us to take responsibility and start making small changes towards a more sustainable future. Whether you have a big family, Read More

  • Woodbury Hill Country Challenge

    Woodbury Hill Country Challenge

    Orari Gorge Station, Geraldine, South Canterbury

    Sat 6 Nov / Multisport

    Trail run and Mountain bike event held at historic Orari Gorge Station as a main fundraiser for Woodbury School. This event allows access to Orari Gorge Station which offers a challenging course with amazing scenery. Read More

  • The Bee Gees Night Fever: CANCELLED

    The Bee Gees Night Fever: CANCELLED

    Caroline Bay Soundshell, Timaru, South Canterbury

    Sat 6 Nov / Covers, Tribute Bands

    Night Fever is set to take over 2021 when this superb musical tribute comes to town! Expect all the disco dancefloor-fillers, smooth 70s ballads and 60s Pop standards you know and love, including Stayin’ Alive, Jive Read More

  • November Race Day – Levels Raceway

    November Race Day – Levels Raceway

    Levels International Motor Raceway, Timaru, South Canterbury

    Sat 6 Nov / Motorsport

    November Race Day – Levels Raceway Classes Running – SI Formula 1600 2K Cup Mini 7/NZ6 Mazda Racing Series For more information, please contact on their Facebook/website page. Read More

  • Get To The Point Community Gala

    Get To The Point Community Gala

    Pleasant Point Town Centre, Pleasant Point, South Canterbury

    Sat 6 Nov / Family Entertainment

    Get To The Point is a community fair held at the start of November each year in Pleasant Point, South Canterbury, New Zealand. Free entertainment for the kids and everyone! We have about 100 market stalls and food Read More

  • ABBA & Best of the 70s Night

    ABBA & Best of the 70s Night

    Street Food Kitchen, Timaru, South Canterbury

    Sat 6 Nov / Rock

    Enjoy your Saturday night with the best of 70s music with ft. Double Talk band! Order your own delicious meals and drinks and have a fun weekend! Don't forget to mark your diary and let your friends and family know to Read More

  • The Bee Gees Night Fever: CANCELLED

    The Bee Gees Night Fever: CANCELLED

    Caroline Bay Soundshell, Timaru, South Canterbury

    Sat 6 Nov / Covers, Tribute Bands

    Direct from Australia, Showtime invites you to dance your way into a time warp of 70’s disco dancefloor thrillers and timeless heartfelt rock ballads with The Bee Gees Night Fever! Night Fever is jetting into town Read More

  • Temuka Community Market

    Temuka Community Market

    Temuka Town Square, Temuka, South Canterbury

    Sat 30 Oct - Sat 13 Nov / Markets and Fairs

    Local community market selling a range of art, crafts plants and produce. Great opportunity to buy local. Some of the regulars stallholders selling candles, resin art, jewellery, garden art, wooden art, children Read More

  • Temuka Market

    Temuka Market

    Temuka Town Square, Temuka, South Canterbury

    Sat 30 Oct - Sat 18 Dec / Markets and Fairs

    We are a small but talented group of local crafters, normally between 10 to 20 stalls per week, who gather weekly in the town square to offer our wares to the public. We have a fresh produce stall, free-range eggs, Read More

  • Timaru Artisan Farmers Market

    Timaru Artisan Farmers Market

    Te Ana Maori Rock Art Centre, Timaru, South Canterbury

    Sat 1 May 2021 - Sat 24 Dec 2022 / Markets and Fairs

    Come and join us at the Timaru Artisan Farmers Market. We are a weekly Saturday morning market that runs all year round rain or shine, with a mixture of Farmers Market products and local Artisan Crafts. We are Read More

  • November Steaming

    November Steaming

    Pleasant Point Museum and Railway, Pleasant Point, South Canterbury

    Sat 6 Nov / Museums

    Come bring the family to Pleasant Point for our November Steaming day. We have craft stalls in our large shed at Keane's crossing, a model railway, Printing presses, a playground, vintage movies, and much much more. Read More

  • Soap Box

    Soap Box

    George Street, Timaru, Canterbury

    Sun 7 Nov / Family Entertainment

    Race you for it? Now this is something to be excited about as the Soapbox Derby Timoru is happening in November! Want more info?! Go to the Alpine Energy Soap Box Derby website or contact to get involved with this Read More

  • Indian Cooking Class

    Indian Cooking Class

    Multicultural Aoraki, Timaru, South Canterbury

    Tue 9 Nov / Ethnic, Multicultural

    What a great opportunity to learn how to cook authentic Vegetarian Indian food. All ingredients provided. Limited places so contact Multicultural Aoraki to book your space at 036877332! We look forward to cooking and Read More

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Geraldine has a number of annual events throughout the year, from multi-sport through to cultural and social. Our events calendar has all the details for each of these events, including ticketing and location information.


Geraldine Lions Multi Sport Event

The Geraldine Multi Challenge, previously known as the Geraldine Bike Challenge is a multi-discipline event for bike riders, runners and walkers, of both sexes and all ages. Families are particularly welcome as are serious athletes. In fact there is a category for everyone no matter what your ability. All are welcome. The event is organised by the Geraldine Lions Club with all profits going to the Lions Club of Geraldine Charitable Trust for donation to charitable causes.


Geraldine Ukefest

Unlike most ukulele festivals, Geraldine Ukefest is a popular winter event that warms up an otherwise chilly season. Since its inception in 2013, it has grown to attract recognition both nationally and internationally. The four day event offers a mix of performance opportunities, workshops and concerts featuring headline acts.

Geraldine Winterlights Festival

The Geraldine Winterlights Festival lights up the beautiful boutique town over the July winter holidays with a large outdoor event for the whole family on the Saturday of the Festival, with a large market comprising arts & crafts stalls, a wide variety of food stalls, a snow mountain, games and entertainment for children, live music and dance, a fire show and a fireworks display. Great winter fun for the whole family.


Geraldine Summer Fete

Treat yourself a day out enjoying the country air and views near our small boutique town at the Geraldine Summer Fete.  Hosted in the historic and picturesque Stover gardens, this unique shopping opportunity is a sensational day out for all, so bring your friends and family or come alone and enjoy.

Woodbury Hill Country Challenge

New to the stable of outdoor events for Geraldine, the Hill Country Challenge offers walking, running and mountain biking options from the leisurely historic Station Stroll through to the serious participant's course.  Enjoy sweeping views of the Canterbury Plains as you ride, run or walk across historic Orari Gorge Station.

Geraldine Festival (Formerly known as the Arts & Plants Festival)

The Annual Geraldine Festival is a three day event commencing with the Alpine Energy Art Awards which draw entries from around New Zealand. Friday is the renowned Boulevard Market where people stock up on plants and unique crafts while the Saturday Market Day in the Domain is a must for early Christmas shoppers and for families enjoying entertainment on the Domain Oval. The festival is the biggest event on the Geraldine Calendar and must-do!


Geraldine Farmers Market

Each Saturday morning from October to April the Geraldine Farmers Market is open from 9 am to 12.30 pm with a range of stalls to tantalize the taste buds.  Set in the leafy splendour of St Mary's Churchyard on Talbot St the market boasts live music, great coffee and plenty of seating to enjoy the atmosphere and watch the world go by.

Geraldine Christmas Parade

Bring the family, friends and even co-workers to this wonderful parade through the streets of Geraldine.  Come early, browse the shops, stop for coffee and get your spot.  Entertainment afterwards and lots of awards/prizes so plan for the whole evening out. For those of you that would like to partake in the Annual Christmas Parade please contact Janene Adams 027 555 6524 or email info@geraldine.nz

Christmas in Geraldine, a Twilight Shopping Experience

Held in December, the whole town of Geraldine gets festive with market stalls, fresh farmers market produce, music and entertainment plus all retailers are open with great gift ideas. Come and get that last minute special gift, soak up the festive atmosphere or dine al fresco at one of our delicious eateries.

Around the Region 

There are always plenty of events happening right around our lovely region.  To find out what's on further afield check out the events calendar at www.southcanterbury.org.nz.