What's on in the Coromandel

Steampunk the Thames


For the full programme of events see the Steampunk the Thames website.

For the Parades road closure information see the TCDC website.

Whitianga Night Market



Saturday 24 April 2021


The Carnivorous Plant Society is a talented quartet of four of New Zealand's most accomplished musicians, Finn Scholes, Brett Adams Michael Barker and Sean Martin-Buss.

TICKETS:          Door sales       $25 

Pre-book          $22 txt: 021912993 or kauaerangahallmusic@gmail.com 

or Lotus Realm 714 Pollen St, Thames  

ANZAC Parades and Services 2021


The public are invited to attend ANZAC Parades and Memorial Services on Sunday 25 April 2021.

Parades and Services will be held in:

  • Coromandel Town
  • Hahei
  • Tapu
  • Thames
  • Pauanui
  • Tairua
  • Whangamata
  • Whitianga
  • Matarangi
More information and service times are listed here. 

NZ Archaeology Week

Mercury Bay Museum


Queen - It's a Kinda Magic 

Thames Civic Centre - 27 April 2021

Guests can expect another electrifying concert experience that takes the audience on a magical musical journey of Queen’s glory days, complimented by the new performers, big sound, crazy lights and outrageous costumes… the real rock experiance.

Get ready for a night of non-stop Rock anthems including We Will Rock You, We Are the Champions, Radio GaGa, I Want to Break Free, Somebody to Love, Don’t Stop Me Now, Another One Bites the Dust, A Kind of Magic, Bohemian Rhapsody and so many more. 

Tickets available from eventfinda. Visit http://www.queenitsakindamagic.com/ for more information

Coromandel Seafood Festival - Coromandel Town

Driving Creek's Pestival

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Driving Creek presents Coromandel's first Pestival - a festival to raise awareness of the threats to our native wildlife. Download the full line up here. 

Brave Caitlin Smith’s Imaginary Band - Kauaeranga Hall

Tuesday 4 May 2021

Caitlin Smith is a song-poet and story singer, and a tireless advocate for accessibility issues and the healing and transformative power of creativity.

A vocal and song-writing coach to many of our best-known artists, Caitlin Smith combines poetry and music in unforgettable performances.

TICKETS:            Door sales         $25 

Pre-book            $22 txt: 021912993 or kauaerangahallmusic@gmail.com 

or www.kauaerangamusic.promo.nz or Lotus Realm 714 Pollen St, Thames  


Wild Womans Weekend


Whitianga Marathon

Saturday 22 May 2021

5km,10km, 21km and 42km courses.

For further information about this event please see the Whitianga Marathon website.

Celebrate 150 years of Thames Rugby Club 

13-15 August 2021

You can find out more at trsc.co.nz/150years

Whitianga Scallop Festival

Save the Date - Saturday, September 18, 2021

The famous Whitianga Scallop Festival is back with all of the great seafood, live music and entertainment that has made this event one of New Zealand’s best loved food and wine festivals. Keep an eye on the Scallop Festival Facebook page or check out the Scallop Festival website.  Tickets will go on sale via the website in April 2021.




Thames Market

Pollen Street, Thames  

Locally-produced plants, organic fruit and vegs, bric-a-brac, second hand goods and books, arts and crafts, fine food, cheeses, speciality oils, health and body care products, flowers, bread, knit wares, and much more.

Tairua Main Road

9:00am till 1:00pm

The first Saturday of every month, you will find this eclectic collection of stalls and produce right by the harbour next to the one-lane bridge on Tairua Main Road.