What's on in the Coromandel

Matarangi Christmas Market

30 November 2022

Be Good Book Tour - Paper Plus, Whitianga

Thursday 1 December

Whangamata Santa Parade

3 December 2022

Whitianga Christmas Parade

3 December 2022 - 12.00pm

Starting at Lyons park and finishing at the town centre. 

There will be face painting plus ice cream and more at Whakau / Taylors Mistake reserve.

Coromandel TownSanta Parade and Christmas Market

Sunday 4 December 2022


Thames Santa Parade

17 December 2022

 Extravaganza Fair - Buffalo Beach and Williamson Park 


26 (twilight), 27 and 28 December, Buffalo Beach Reserve


5 (twilight), 6 and 7 January, Williamson Park


Hazy Days - Coroglen Tavern

27 December 2022

Club Festivus - Coroglen Tavern

27 December 2022

Whangamata Summer Festival Markets

27-28 December 2022


Twilight Market - 27 December - 2-8pm

Annual Markets - 28 December - 9-4pm

Williamon Park (behind the Surf Club)

The Summer Festival markets have a huge range of stalls with everything from clothing, hats, shoes, sunnies, tools, arts & crafts & food stalls to plants, bee products, fruit & vegetables.  Featuring live music from local artists and lots of stall demonstrations. BYO shopping bags! 

Onemana Market Day - 29 December 2022

10am - 3pm - Onemana Beach Reserve

New Years Eve 2022  -  Coroglen Tavern

Keltic Fair - Coromandel Town

2 January: 9am - 4pm

A highlight of the summer event season in the Coromandel.  Come to enjoy a full day of entertainment, kids rides, yummy food and a world of arts, crafts and great value fair shopping.

Over 300 stalls Lots of Arts and Crafts Loads of Yummy Food Entertainment all day around Entry $2 per person over 5 years old, all gate proceeds go to the Area School of Coromandel.

Rocking Horse - Buffalo Beach Reserve

5 January 2022


Mercury Bay Game Fishing Club Ladies Competition

Saturday 28 January 2022

Beach Break 

28 January 2023

Beach Break Whangamatā poster







The music event, Beach Break, is taking place on Saturday 28 January at Williamson Park, Whangamatā.

The R18 event includes acts: Shapeshifter, Ocean Alley, My Baby, Masaya & Flaxxies 



Greenstone Summer Concert

5 February 2023 

Locals tickets available from the Whitianga, Tairua and Pauanui Information Centres Now.

For ticketing information see the Greenstone Entertainment website.

Coroglen Farmers Market

Gum Town Hall - Coroglen

Sunday morings October - April

Purchase quality local organi seasonal produce and check out the handcraft stalls.  A chance to grab yourself some home baking and hot coffee.

Thames Market

Pollen Street, Thames

Weekly on Saturdays

Locally-produced plants, organic fruit and vegs, bric-a-brac, second hand goods and books, arts and crafts, fine food, cheeses, specialty 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. 


Every Saturday from Labour Weekend till Easter 

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