What's on in the Coromandel

What's on in the Coromandel?

Can you believe that the Summer Concert Tour starts next week? On Saturday 23 January, Gin Wigmore, Dragon, The Jordan Luck Band, stellar*, and Hello Sailor will be performing at Gibbston Valley in Queenstown. From there the tour heads north to the Taupo Amphitheatre on Saturday 30 January and to Whitianga Sunday 31 January.  Have you secured your tickets to this event yet?  Check out the Greenstone Entertainment website for ticketing information.

Coromandel Growers Market - Coromandel Town

Coromandel Scooter Jam

Whangmata Lions Craft and Farmers Market

Saturday 30 January, 8am - 3pm

Whangamata Memorial Hall

The market hosts nearly 100 stalls of every description filling the Memorial Hall complex, and outside.

4x4 National Trials - Thames

Thames Wings and Wheels 2021   


Whitianga Summer Concert  


Sunday 31 January 2021

What a line-up!!  Make sure you get your tickets quickly to avoid disappointment.  For ticketing information see the Greenstone Entertainment website for further details.

Dawn to Dusk - Thames

Open Mic - Pauanui

Thames Art Gallery

Painting Workshop
Vaughan Udall is running a workshop at the Thames Gallery in February.  Members are being offered the first opportunity to attend this.
Date : Thursday 4 February
Time : 10.00 am - 4.00 pm
Where : Gallery, Tararu Road
Cost : $75.00 for paid up members, $100.00 others
Limited to a maximum of 8 people.

Please email the Thames Art Gallery if you would like to register.   

The Gallery is seeking volunteers to enable them to open longer hours. Once a month, full training given, and you get to spend a day in the lovely gallery.    

Summer Exhibition
Just a reminder that there will be no "Artist of the Month wall" while the exhibition is running.

Whangamatā Arts Collective

Waitangi Day Party - Coroglen

Saturday 6 February 2021, 5.30pm–10.30pm

— Boom Boom Deluxe (headline), NZ’s Rock n' Roll band
— Solomon Cole Band, Blues
— Descendants of Dinosaurs, Rock

A 12-day ride aimed at twisting the throttle on the economy by bringing business to New Zealand's hard-hit restaurants, bars, hotels, motels and retail outlets.

Tickets are $20

All sales go the Salvation Army's Foodbank Project

Four Sight - Coromandel Town

Whiti Fest - Whitianga

February 27, 2021

Held in five locations in the Whitianga Town centre, Whiti Fest will turn the sidewalks into stages with explosions of local performing arts talent.  Cruise around town and soak up all the performances at your leisure. This is a free event, all welcome.

If you're interested in participating in Whiti Fest as a paid performing artist, register at this link.  Registrations close 11 January 2021.

Thames Food and Buskers Festival

Chasing Mercury Art Workshops - Whitianga

Inspirational art workshops in and around Whitianga 8-12 March 2021.

For full workshop details see the Chasing Mercury website

K2 Road Cycle Race 2021

Beach Hop 2021 - Whangamatā

Whitianga Marathon

Saturday 22 May 2021

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

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

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. 

Whiti Night Market

5pm - 8pm Fortnightly on Friday nights

Buffalo Beach Reserve, come along and browse the wares of local stalls and grab you dinner from one of the many food trucks at this community farmers market.

Whitianga Arts and Craft Market

Saturday 05 December 2020 - Saturday 13 March 2021 8am - 1pm

Soldiers Memorial Park

Whitianga Market is a community artisans market which runs every Saturday during the summer months. It has a wide range of handcrafted items available.

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