Festivals in Northland New Zealand

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They call it the ‘Winterless North’ so regardless of the time of year, attending any of Northlands Festivals should be a pleasant experience. Northland is a place of vibrant Māori culture, massive Kauri trees, and beautiful beaches within a subtropical climate. You’re never more than 40km (25 miles) from the coast – take your swimming togs.

Each year Northlands community’s hosts a variety of Festivals & Lifestyle Events celebrating the regions cultural diversity and traditions. Here is a comprehensive list of Northlands Festivals…

Northlands Festivals
Name DateCategory
Kerikeri Half Marathon Street Party                               16 NovActive/food
Northern Bass30 – 31 Dec                            Music
Waipu Games1 JanActive
Paihia Summer Festival6 – 13 JanActive
Kerikeri’s Ocean and Orchard Festival22 FebWine/food
Country Rock Festival9 – 11 MayMusic
Russell Birdman Festival11 – 13 JulActive
Bay of Islands Jazz & Blues Festival8 – 10 AugMusic
For other Regional New Zealand Festivals

Auckland Festivals                     

Bay of Plenty Festivals  

Canterbury Festivals       

Hawke’s Bay Festivals

Marlborough Festivals  

Manawatu Festivals

Northland Festivals

Queenstown / Otago Festivals

Southland Festivals

Tasman / Nelson Festivals

Taranaki Festivals

Waikato Festivals

Wellington Festivals

West Coast Festivals

Take a look at the Activities & Excursions available in the bay of Islands Area


If any of Northlands festivals coincide with you visiting New Zealand and you would like to incorporate it into a self-driving holiday or a privately guided tour of New Zealand, then please feel free to contact First Light Travel  – We would love to help.


Brent Narbey
Brent Narbey
: 11 Nov 2013 (Last updated: 23 Jul 2017)

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