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 Community Arts Council Events

26 Sep 2020 through to 29 Nov 2020

Akaroa Community Arts Council Events

26 Sep 2020 through to 29 Nov 2020

Make a Creature Mask with John Harding, ex WETA Workshop art director.

28th and 29th November 2020

10am to 4pm each day

$160 for both days

Designed for 12-year olds upwards, grownups are welcome.

John Harding will inspire students to use their imagination and creativity to design then build from clay the creature from your worst nightmares !

Learn how to design a creature face, sculpt it in clay, make a mould then cast it in latex to make a prosthetic creature mask – just like film professionals.

John’s professional working life has been spent designing and art directing for films such as The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit and Avatar. He’ll inspire monstrous poses and hideous concepts to show how normal anatomy can be stretched and exaggerated.

All materials supplied. Be quick! There are limited places available.

 Oil Painting, with Siene de Vries

26 September, 3,10,17,18 October 2020 from 10am to 4pm each day

$360 for the course, paid in advance or $80 per casual class.

Siene’s Oils class is a real treat. All skill levels come to these workshops, with a limited number of students. Beginners and more experienced artists are more than welcome to attend. Siene is able to work the room and give everyone one on one tuition. Learn from a master tutor whatever your skill base over 5 sessions. Classically trained in Holland, he is one of our most respected and successful working artists on the Peninsula. Oils are his passion; join us for this very special course devoted to skin, fabric and still life.
We will have a life model for the last 2 classes in this course, you are welcome to register for the whole course or 2 classes with the model only. Draw, sculpt or paint – whatever you like.
All materials supplied.

 

 

Life Drawing with Siene de Vries - you too can draw like Leonardo :)

17 and 18 October, 10 to 4pm in Akaroa

$160 or $80 per day

Come and join us for two fully tutored days, all materials (bring your own paint) and a model supplied. Draw, paint, sculpt as you like.

Please email or go to Akaroa Community Arts Councils website for more details

Akaroa Community Arts Council brings you yet more art!

Please visit our website www.akaroaarts.co.nz for full information, including all cost options and registration forms.

Or just call Lesley - 021 527184. 

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Akaroa Farmers Market

1 Oct 2020 through to 30 Apr 2021

Akaroa Farmers Market

1 Oct 2020 through to 30 Apr 2021

Visit the Akaroa Farmers Market every Saturday from 9.30am to 1pm from October to April. Banks Peninsula has an abundance of produce and passionate gardeners. Our stallholders offer locally grown fruit, veges, herbs, honey, olive oil, olives, nuts and flowers plus locally produced preserves, pickles, jams, sauces, bread, pastries, lavender products, plants, and more.

For more Information on the Akaroa Farmers Market talk to one of the stall holders or contact Neil Barnett.

The Akaroa Farmers Market have a new Facebook page to let folk know what’s happening, what’s in season, who's selling what and any specials stall holders are offering. 

Facebook

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Akaroa & Bays Lions Paddy's Market

24 Oct 2020

Akaroa & Bays Lions Paddy's Market

24 Oct 2020

Every year the locals await the Akaroa & Bays Lions Paddy's Market on the Recreation Green. Come and enjoy this fundraiser for the Lions and take away lots of bargains. Furniture, collectables, tools, house hold goods you name it, you can find it on the Green at the Paddy’s Market. White Elephant starts 10.00am and Auction starts at 10.30am.  

WHITE ELEPHANT 10.00 AM

AUCTION STARTS 10.30 AM

CONVENOR JEFF GREENING
03 304 8866
027 537 0400

LIONS PRESIDENT
PAUL De LATOUR
03 304 8518
027 2034046

SECRETARY
JIM COUBROUGH
03 304 8738
021 669381

Lions Club
Po Box 13
Akaroa
7542

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Barrys Bay Cheese 125th Anniversary

24 Oct 2020

Celebrate 125 years - Labour weekend Saturday 24th October 2020 

Bring the Family and a picnic rug to toast a day of good music, great cheese and local history.

Hear the factory's story from 1pm.

Live Music: The Eastern Band 

Food and Drinks: Cheese Platters, Empire Chicken, Chees Breads by Mapu, Sausages,

Three Boys Beer & Local Wine for Sale 

Parking available or French connection 

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Akaroa Classic & Traditional Boat Regatta

30 Oct 2020 through to 1 Nov 2020

Akaroa Classic & Traditional Boat Regatta

30 Oct 2020 through to 1 Nov 2020

This year’s Akaroa Classic and Traditional Boats Regatta will see a significant departure from our usual format. Because of the restrictions and uncertainty surrounding the ongoing COVID–19 pandemic, and the age vulnerability of many of our participants, we have modified our arrangements.
 
This year there will be no public display at the Akaroa Recreation Ground nor use of the Pavilion and its facilities. Instead, our land-based activities will take place in the grounds of nearby Camp Taylor in Takamatua.
 
The final programme may vary according to entries received and weather conditions. If required, details will be updated on our website www.cantyclassicboats.co.nz closer to the regatta dates.

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Banks Peninsula Walking Festival

7 Nov 2020 through to 29 Nov 2020

Banks Peninsula Walking Festival

7 Nov 2020 through to 29 Nov 2020

Come and explore beautiful Banks Peninsula this November over four fun weekend 7-29, enjoying the spectacular landscapes that make it such a unique gem. Our guides will lead you on tracks, reserves and private land, sharing their wealth of knowledge and experience along the way. Hear their stories, meet new people and appreciate the ‘great outdoors’ as you go.

This year’s programme is expected to be as popular as ever with a great variety of walks to enjoy all around Banks Peninsula.

Join the continuing multi-year Kaitorete Spit challenge, take the family on the Omahu Bush Kid’s Nature Trail, or visit Le Bons Bays Langer Reserve and take your pooch along for ‘Grunts, Dykes and Dogs!’

Explore the western headland of Akaroa Harbour on Lands End Farm, learn about the military history at Godley Head, or explore the Packsaddle track at Little Port Cooper.

The great variety of walks offers something for people of all ages, abilities and interests. Whether it be history and heritage, botany or geology – you can even have a go at whale spotting! There is something for everyone with a guarantee of beautiful views and scenery along the way.

For more information and booking detail please visit Banks Peninsula Website. 

Walks will showcase our communities and their diversity and range from information rich short tours of the towns, to major tramps across the hills, so there is something for everyone young and old, fit or not so fit, planned into the program.

You must register for the walks on Eventfinda.
The departure place will be revealed to you once you have booked the walk. 

Banks Peninsula Walking Festival
November 2020

• Experienced leaders for all walks
• Town, rural and wilderness walks
• Special walks for dogs, photographers, sketchers, parents and babies, historians and botanists
• Walks for all ages and fitness levels
• Walks all over the Banks Peninsula
• Bookings essential

Four wonderful weekends:

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Art Exhibition and Workshop

13 Nov 2020 through to 15 Nov 2020

Art Exhibition and Workshop

13 Nov 2020 through to 15 Nov 2020

Art Exhibition 

VISIT  PIGEON BAY November 13th-15th 2020  Open 10 – 5 pm daily

 

A. E. Gibson / Anne Moore / Anne Visser / Alice Lewis / Barb Gaeth /Ben Reid/ Elaine McDonald / Fiona Grace
Jan Priestly/ Jen Coster / Jan Cole / Karin Werner / Kilmeny Keyse / Lieve Bierque
Lachan McGrail / Penny Townshend/ Sandra Palmer/ Soon Lee Spicer/ Rustpots

Eftpos available (but no cash out) - Cash and Carry Exhibition


Tea/Coffee/Cake provided by PB Hall Committee 


For any information, contact: alicelewis@xtra.co.nz 

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Inside Out Garden Tour

28 Nov 2020 through to 29 Nov 2020

Inside Out Garden Tour

28 Nov 2020 through to 29 Nov 2020

Inside Out Garden Tour 2020

The wait is over!  Akaroa’s extremely popular Inside Out Akaroa House & Garden Tour is on this November and it is bigger and better than ever with a fabulous range of houses and gardens, some never open to the public before. This is your chance to have a sneak- peek around some of the most beautiful gardens in the South Island, all with their unique character and situated in stunning locations. Held every two years, this is a not to be missed event, for anyone interested in beautiful homes and gorgeous gardens.  The Inside Out Akaroa House & Garden Tour takes place over 2 days on the weekend of Saturday 28 and Sunday 29th November 2020- with 13 amazing gardens to discover, at your own pace, on a flexible self-drive program.  Why not plan to stay over in one of Akaroa’s cosy Bed and Breakfast, motels or other unique accommodation on offer and take the time to enjoy the restaurants, local produce, and café culture in this beautiful historic seaside village.  

Gardens open from 10am – 5pm all weekend, and tickets are $30 

Click here to Purchase Tickets

General Information:
No ticket refunds. No dogs, please. The Garden Tour will take place wet or fine.

Inside-Out-Brochure-2020.pdf

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