Even though the days are getting shorter, the events calender is full of exciting events to choose from. We have selected our top picks for February - April March here for you:
When: 25th February
Where: Otaihanga, Paraparaumu, Kapiti Coast
The one-day summer festival will showcase established and emerging local and international artists with an eclectic range of music covering indie rock, Americana, folk, Irish, pop, New Orleans swing, hip hop, singer-songwriters, dreamy pop and electro performances.
Stay at: Wellington TOP 10 Holiday Park
2017 AIR TATTOO
When: 25th - 26th February 2017
Where: Palmerston North
It's the Royal New Zealand Air Force's 80th Anniversary and we are holding the 2017 Air Tattoo, a military air show at RNZAF Base Ohakea. Make sure you buy tickets in advance.
Stay at: Whanganui River TOP 10 Holiday Park
Hokitika Wild Food Festival
When: 11th March 2017
Festival-goers have the opportunity to try crocodile bites, chicken feet, grasshoppers, colostrum cheesecake, mountain oysters and the infamous stallion protein shots at over 50 stalls.
Stay at: Greymouth TOP 10 Holiday Park
North Canterbury Wine and Food Festival
When: 12th March 2017
Where: Waipara, Hurunui
Enjoy an eclectic range of food stalls, a diverse selection of wines from the region, quality live music and family-friendly entertainment.
Wairarapa Balloon Festival
When: 13th to 17th April 2017
Where: Greytown, Wairarapa
Make sure you get a ticket for the "Copthorne Solway Park Night Glow" on 14th April. It is a magical evening for the whole family and the Festival highlight. Tethered balloons glow like light bulbs and brighten the night sky in a dazzling show choreographed to music. Family entertainment, food markets, live music, aviation displays and a kids zone too! Bring the whole family and enjoy the show.
Stay at: Martinborough TOP 10 Holiday Park