Summer in the Wairarapa

Check out our handy list of events in the Wairarapa this summer. There's something for everyone from lavender picking and markets to concerts and cars!  Getting out and about this summer is super fun too - read all about it here

Waitangi Weekend:

Wheels at Wairarapa
Saturday 4 - Monday 6 February, Clareville Showgrounds Carterton
See rare and private collections of wheeled and tracked vehicles and machinery that have been restored by hand to their original working condition.

Martinborough Fair
Saturday 4 February 8am - 4pm, Martinborough Square
Shop for top quality New Zealand-made craft and clothing, alongside great food and music at this popular far held on the first Saturday in February and March each year!

Mauriceville Gravel and Tar
Sunday 5 February at 9am
Go for a gentle ride or bring out that competitive side and race against your mates. Each lap comprises 25km of gravel and 10km of sealed road with the option to ride two laps. Entries are limited so register here now. Check out the route here.

Waitangi Race Day
Monday 6 February, Tauherenikau Racing and Event Centre
Pack a picnic and get set for thrilling racing, live music, and family fun at the Tauherenikau Races near Featherston. Learn more here.


Gathering on the Green - wine, food and music at Le Grá Vineyard
Saturday 11 February
Wellington band Rag Poets play their 'timeless' music from the 60's & 70's with their big vocal harmonies along with local favourite, Michael Krishnan Jones on his acoustic guitar. Enjoy Le Grá wines, a small selection of beers, cider and soft drinks and delish platters. Get your tickets here. 

Wairarapa Wines Harvest Festival
Friday 17 - Saturday 18 February, Masterton
Come either day - each is packed with great food, wine and entertainment next to the beautiful riverside setting on Dakins Road. Get your tickets here.

NZ Drag Racing Nationals
Saturday 18 - Sunday 19 February, Masterton Motorplex
National Drag Racing Championship 55th NZ Nationals including all classes and group one. Learn more on their Facebook page here.

Greytown Country Market
Sunday 19 February 10am - 2pm, Stella Bull Park
Home, garden and local artisan products, along with coffee, food and a sausage sizzle with Greytown Butchery's award winning sausages.

Wings over Wairarapa
Friday 24 - Sunday 26 February, Hood Aerodrome Masterton
See vintage and military aircraft, jets, helicopters, aerobatic displays, skydiving and much more at this spectacular aviation event where Wairarapa scenery provides a stunning backdrop! Get your tickets here. 

The Waimeha Summer Party
Friday 17 to Saturday 18 March, Waimeha Camping Village at Cape Palliser
An awesome lineup of artists with a variety of scrumptious food options, along with a range of beers, wines and spirits. You can even camp out in their paddock for free! Get your tickets here.