Festivals in New Zealand

New Zealanders love festivals, with various communities gathering together throughout the year to celebrate just about anything worth celebrating. Some festivals may occur as once-only events and it is worth researching what is coming up in different parts of the country.

The following is a mere snapshot of some of the festivals that are recurring from year to year, and indicate the main festival categories of food and wine, music, sport, the great outdoors and arts and culture.

Food and Wine Festivals

Music Festivals