What's on in Geraldine & South Canterbury

  • Mystical World Music With Monk Party

    Mystical World Music With Monk Party

    Artma Spiritual Gallery, Timaru, South Canterbury

    Fri 19 Feb / Classical Music

    A Nepali Orphan Fundraiser concert. Come and enjoy an evening of music with Monk Party. Last Year the duo now a trio came through Timaru and offered a performance so make sure to come and see them again at the Read More

  • YMCA Community Pop-Up

    YMCA Community Pop-Up

    Marchwiel Park, Timaru, South Canterbury

    Fri 19 Feb - Fri 16 Apr / Games, Carnivals

    Come and join the YMCA Sport & Recreation team each week during term 1 for some free fun. Try out our famous bubble football- cornhole- badminton - giant Jenga and lots more. Anyone can join in, bring your friends & Read More

  • Judy Millar - Eleven

    Judy Millar - Eleven

    Aigantighe Art Gallery, Timaru, South Canterbury

    Sat 12 Dec 2020 - Sun 21 Feb / Contemporary Art

    Judy Millar’s exhibition, Eleven, is a response to an exhibition, titled Ten Big Paintings, that opened at the Auckland Art Gallery in 1971. The exhibition gave ten New Zealand artists the opportunity to produce Read More

  • Pleasant Point Railway & Historical Society Guided Tours

    Pleasant Point Railway & Historical Society Guided Tours

    Pleasant Point Museum and Railway, Pleasant Point, South Canterbury

    Sun 27 Dec 2020 - Sun 27 Feb 2022 / Museums

    Come, step back in time with a ride on a Model T Ford railcar and museum guided tour, with the driver giving a special personalized 45-minute conducted tour around our site. Including an interactive model railway, 2 Read More

  • Drift South

    Drift South

    Timaru International Motor Raceway, Timaru, South Canterbury

    Sat 20 Feb / Motorsport

    Further information including admission fee will be available closer to the event on the website. Timaru International Motor Raceway is a motor racing circuit situated outside of Timaru. It is often called Levels Read More

  • Kelvin 373, Gray, Crossy (Born on Road UK)

    Kelvin 373, Gray, Crossy (Born on Road UK)

    Factory Bar & Nightclub, Timaru, South Canterbury

    Sat 20 Feb / Drum & Bass

    Born on Road has landed in New Zealand from Bristol, UK, and one of their first stops is Timaru. Read More

  • Timaru Artisan Farmers Market

    Timaru Artisan Farmers Market

    Te Ana Maori Rock Art Centre, Timaru, South Canterbury

    Sat 10 Oct 2020 - Sat 24 Apr / Markets and Fairs

    Come and join us at the Timaru Artisan Farmers Market. We are a weekly Saturday morning market with a mixture of Farmers Market products and local Crafts. We are very excited that we are having between 30 and 45 Read More

  • The Temuka Market

    The Temuka Market

    Temuka Town Square, Temuka, South Canterbury

    Sat 29 Aug 2020 - Sat 24 Apr / Markets and Fairs

    Stall holders offering Plants, flowers gifts, locally made crafts , food items and much more. Come and visit our wee town in south Canterbury by starting your day at the market with a coffee from our onsite coffee Read More

  • My Beloved

    My Beloved

    Aigantighe Art Gallery, Timaru, South Canterbury

    Sat 20 Feb - Sun 18 Apr / Fine Art

    My Beloved, showcases a selection of artworks from the Aigantighe Art Gallery’s rich permanent collection that are loved, have been missed and have been voted for by you, the public. A chance to view old favourites Read More

  • Matt Joe Gow

    Matt Joe Gow

    Hector Black's, Timaru, South Canterbury

    Sun 21 Feb / Country

    From large festivals to boutique Americana gatherings, from supporting Chris Isaak to Marlon Williams, Matt Joe Gow has built a simmering credibility to go alongside the authentic Alt Country tones. With his second Read More

  • Pleasant Point Farmers Market

    Pleasant Point Farmers Market

    Pleasant Point Town Centre, Pleasant Point, South Canterbury

    Sun 17 Jan - Sun 21 Mar / Markets and Fairs

    Farmers market is back for 2021 with alot of enthusiasm. There is Live Music, The Railway will have the Steam Train and Railcar running from 10:30am and there’s a great array of stalls including, Denheath custard Read More

  • YMCA Community Pop-Up

    YMCA Community Pop-Up

    Gunion Square, Temuka, South Canterbury

    Mon 15 Feb - Mon 12 Apr / Games, Carnivals

    Come and join the YMCA Sport & Recreation team each week during term 1 for some free fun. Try out our famous bubble football- cornhole- badminton - giant Jenga and lots more. Anyone can join in, bring your friends & Read More

  • Bay Hill Bookclub

    Bay Hill Bookclub

    Bay Hill Books, Timaru, South Canterbury

    Wed 24 Feb / Education

    Our February read is Shuggie Bain by Douglas Stuart, the 2020 Booker Prize Winner. Join us for an evening of rigourous book discussion and enjoy the time! Read More

  • Meditation in Timaru Weekly Classes

    Meditation in Timaru Weekly Classes

    MindfulMe, Timaru, South Canterbury

    Thu 28 Jan - Thu 29 Apr / 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 two Read More

  • Phil & Lana Doublet

    Phil & Lana Doublet

    The Green Man at Peel Forrest, Geraldine, South Canterbury

    Fri 26 Feb / Country

    Two of New Zealand's most accomplished country musicians return to the Green Man at Peel Forest with a blend of originals and covers. Both award-winning artists in their own right, Phil & Lana are a duo not to be Read More

  • YMCA Community Pop-Up

    YMCA Community Pop-Up

    Anzac Square, Timaru, South Canterbury

    Fri 12 Feb - Fri 16 Apr / Games, Carnivals

    Come and join the YMCA Sport & Recreation team each week during term 1 for some free fun. Try out our famous bubble football- cornhole- badminton - giant Jenga and lots more. Anyone can join in, bring your friends & Read More

  • Car Boot/Table Top Sale

    Car Boot/Table Top Sale

    Pleasant Valley Hall, Geraldine, South Canterbury

    Sat 27 Feb / Markets and Fairs

    The Pleasant Valley Hall is holding a Car Boot/Table Top Sale as a fundraiser for their Centenary celebrations next year. Car boot sites $10, and tables in the hall $10. Refreshments are available. Gardening and Read More

  • Dealing with Depression & Discouragement Half Day Course

    Dealing with Depression & Discouragement Half Day Course

    St John Ambulance Hall, Timaru, South Canterbury

    Sat 27 Feb / Mind & Body

    About the Half Day Course: Depression is very common and can affect almost everyone, at any time. Depression causes us to feel deeply unhappy about our life, isolated and alone. We can also suffer from excessive Read More

  • Summer Show Timaru Horticultural Society

    Summer Show Timaru Horticultural Society

    Caroline Bay Hall, Timaru, South Canterbury

    Sat 27 Feb - Sun 28 Feb / Natural History

    Summer Show Timaru Horticultural Society Theme – Dahlias & Roses Come and celebrate Summer! All welcome. Support our well stocked sales table. THS Members are free. Read More

  • Elizabeth Thomson - Cellular Memory

    Elizabeth Thomson - Cellular Memory

    Aigantighe Art Gallery, Timaru, South Canterbury

    Sat 27 Feb - Sun 9 May / Fine Art

    For over 30 years Wellington-based artist, Elizabeth Thomson has been drawn to areas of scientific exploration such as micro-biology, oceanography and mathematics. With these fields as their starting point, Thomson’s Read More

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THERE'S ALWAYS SOMETHING HAPPENING IN GERALDINE

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.

AUTUMN

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.

WINTER

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.

SPRING

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!

SUMMER

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.