What's on in the Coromandel

2022 Coromandel Open Studios Arts Tour

The 2022 Coromandel Open Studios Arts Tour will take place over 1-9 October. The event offers a full nine days of creative options for arts enthusiasts, who can also enjoy a self-driven tour of the studios over 1-2 and 8-9 October.   In Coromandel town, participating artists will be working and displaying their work at "The Hub" (1740 Rings Rd - old hospital building) and at "Gallery 6" at the north end of the main street.  Some artists will have their studios open for th efull nine days of the event - look out for the flags.  All Tour events are free to the public.

Visit the website www.coromandelartstour.co.nz for more details or to download a guide. Like the facebook page https://www.facebook.com/CoromandelArtsTour/ for updates

The Kauaeranga Valley Hall is holding a good old-fashioned fund-raising Country Fair to celebrate the arrival of Spring. And this year’s fair promises to have even more activities and stalls than the last fair in 2021.

Built by the Kauaeranga Valley settlers in 1902 and leased by the Department of Education for use as a school until 1943, the Kauaeranga Valley Hall is the focal centre of the vibrant Kauaeranga community.

It is hoped to raise sufficient funds to further improve the hall and its surrounds, including improvements to the toilets and water supply.

Thames Cross Stitch Pop-Up Shop

Thames Cross Stitch Pop-Up Shop

Whitianga Marathon

Saturday 15 October 2022

Your journey will take you along some of the most beautiful beaches and coastlines in New Zealand.  You'll enjoy epic views of the world renowned Mercury Bay.  A course for all abilities and ages, fun run, 5km, 10km, 21km and 42km full marathon.  This year sees the commencment of the Cooks Beach Trail Run - 22.5km.  For full event details see the Whitianga Marathon website.

Circus Punk

10-13 November 2022

Keep an eye on the Steampunk Facebook page for further event details as they come to hand.

Thames Heritage Festival

12 - 13 November 2022

A celebration of the rich history of Thames and the many people who built the town from gold mining hotspot and major commercial force, to the bustling rural hub it is today.

Thames was larger than Auckland, back in the day.

For the full programme of events see the Thames Heritage Festival website.

Beach Hop 2022

23-27 November 2022

Whangamata Summer Festival Markets

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! 

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.

Greenstone Summer Concert

5 February 2023 

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

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.