What's on?

An event for every occasion and activities for every season. Akaroa and Banks Peninsula has an exciting calendar of events all year round.

Want to host your own event? Find out how Akaroa District Promotions can help organise and promote it here.

Akaroa French Festival Tour - with a french descent!

31 Aug 2021 through to 17 Oct 2021

Akaroa French Festival Tour - with a french descent!

31 Aug 2021 through to 17 Oct 2021

Akaroa French festival tour - with a french descendant!

3 Hour | Depart Akaroa 1pm - Friday 15th October, 10am & 1pm Saturday 16th October, 10am Sunday 16th October | Adult $120, Child $80

The Akaroa French Festival is on again this October 15!
Make the most of your time in Akaroa by taking this unique tour to deepen your knowledge of Akaroa's incredible history.
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Discover the scenic beauty, history, nature and culture of Akaroa in one complete comprehensive tour. Visit some of the most important historic sites such as Takapuneke, the site of the Brig Elizabeth Te Rauparaha massacre, Onuku Marae where the Treaty of Waitangi was signed and Britomart Monument, the place of the British declaration of sovereignty. Experience fascinating natural sites like the Heritage Park that provides stunning views over Akaroa, the Wildside Project, a community-driven collaboration for predator control and the protection of native species, and the internationally renowned Hinewai Reserve. You will see, learn and experience the stories of our past, and leave with a sense of hope and inspiration for the future.

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The Gaiety Trust and Yelloweye present: Jan Preston Trio (Piano boogie Woman)

30 Sep 2021

The Gaiety Trust and Yelloweye present: Jan Preston Trio (Piano boogie Woman)

30 Sep 2021

Akaroa’s Spring Fling!

Dance ‘till you drop!

Female Ben Waters!

 

Thursday 30 September 2021

$25 Ticket, Available from the Akaroa Museum

Cash Bar Available

At The Gaiety

Doors Open at 6.30pm, Show starts at 7.30pm.

Info:

With Sydney Covid 19 cases spirally daily, Kiwi expat JAN PRESTON relocated to NZ, and is returning to her beloved South Island (she is originally from Greymouth) for the release her latest CD Piano Boogie Woman.

Jan’s uplifting brand of virtuoso boogie piano will rattle the cobwebs from some of the forgotten pianos tucked away in venues around the country including Akaroa.

Audiences will be bopping along to Jan’s characteristically energetic playing, sultry blues voice and candid humour as she airs her latest songs together with some old boogie/blues favourites.

Jan Preston’s early career began in NZ with the 1980 Hit Band Coup D’Etat. Winner of 5 music awards, she also composes music for film and TV.

She will be joined by Mike Pullman on percussion and special guests.

 

Be prepared to dance the night away again at The Gaiety for this welcome to Spring Fling!

Dancing shoes required!

Don’t miss!

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Akaroa French Festival - POSTPONED

15 Oct 2021 through to 17 Oct 2021

Akaroa French Festival - POSTPONED

15 Oct 2021 through to 17 Oct 2021

Akaroa French Festival has been postponed. A new date will be shared shortly. 

Escape to picturesque Akaroa and immerse yourself in French culture, entertainment and romance as we celebrate Banks Peninsula's unique history at the biennial Akaroa French Festival. 15th Oct 2021 through to 17th Oct 2021. www.akaroafrenchfest.co.nz

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The Banks Peninsula Walking Festival

6 Nov 2021 through to 28 Nov 2021

The Banks Peninsula Walking Festival

6 Nov 2021 through to 28 Nov 2021

The Banks Peninsula Walking Festival will be running every Saturday and Sunday from 6th-28th November.

This year’s programme is expected to be as popular as ever with a great variety of walks to enjoy on Banks Peninsula. Join the continuing multi-year Kaitorete Spit challenge, take the family on a Kid’s Adventure at Sugarloaf, or visit the new Te Ahu Pātiki conservation park in Whakaraupō/Lyttelton Harbour! Try out a digital ‘Our Stories’ walk in Lyttelton, follow in the footsteps of Akaroa’s Antarctic hero Frank Worsley, or join some ‘rock-hopping’ at Kaioruru/Church Bay with a well-known Canterbury volcanologist. The great variety of walks offers something for people of all ages, abilities and interests. Whether it be history and heritage, botany or geology there is something for everyone with a guarantee of beautiful views and scenery along the way.

Visit the Banks Peninsula Walks WEBSITE to view programme details and purchase your tickets through EVENTFINDA.

Book early as places are limited and walks fill up quickly!

The Banks Peninsula Walking Festival runs every Saturday and Sunday from 6-28th November. Make sure you book early! Check out the programme on www.bpwalks.co.nz  and book through EVENTFINDA

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Aoraki Dragon Boat Akaroa 10s Race

12 Dec 2021 through to 12 Dec 2021

Aoraki Dragon Boat Akaroa 10s Race

12 Dec 2021 through to 12 Dec 2021

Akaroa 10's Aoraki Dragon Boating Race is back! 

Sunday 12th December 

Children's Bay 

Come down, support the teams and enjoy the day!

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