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Paihia Summer Festival

Paihia Summer Festival

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  • Sun 7 Jan ’18, 10:00am – 12:00pm
  • Mon 8 Jan ’18, 10:00am – 12:00pm
  • Tue 9 Jan ’18, 10:00am – 12:00pm
  • Wed 10 Jan ’18, 10:00am – 12:00pm
  • Thu 11 Jan ’18, 10:00am – 12:00pm
  • Fri 12 Jan ’18, 10:00am – 12:00pm
  • Sat 13 Jan ’18, 10:00am – 12:00pm
  • Sun 14 Jan ’18, 10:00am – 12:00pm
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Paihia Wharf, 69 Marsden Rd, Paihia


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Free Admission

7 days of fun free events for all families to enjoy, locals and visitors alike!

Awesome fun for the whole family during the long summer holidays at no charge, fishing, art n crafts, old fashioned games, beach dig, corflute boat building, mega sandcastle competition and much much more! Events to suit all members of the family - free to join in. Detailed event listing to come soon.
Please note: Kids must be supervised by an adult at all these events.

For up to date information on changes or cancellations please visit the Facebook page or website.

Paihia Dive – Kids Fishing Competition 9:30am – 12pm, Paihia Wharf
Register at Paihia Dive Shop, Williams Rd from 9:30am. Fishing will start at 10:30am until 11:30am. Bring a hand line or rod, we will supply the bait.

Kids – don’t forget to bring an Adult with you! Prize giving will follow straight after the competition on Horotutu Park.

The Biggest Little Circus - Workshop 4pm, on the Village Green.
Learn some circus tricks from the professionals! The start of a career as a circus performer. All ages welcome! You need to bring your own juggling balls – tennis balls are great!

Mon 8th Jan:
Paihia Mountain Bike Rentals & Shuttles - Mountain Bike Skills 9:30am, Skills sets on the Paihia School Pump Track.

Learn some new and basic mountain biking skills with Jonny from Paihia Mountain Bike Rentals & Shuttles. Jonny will show you how to do basic jumps, riding the tops of jumps, pumping your bike while riding, turning corners and plenty more basic skills to help you when you are riding your mountain bike. Bring your own bike and helmet or there are some supplied.

Fun Footy - Skills with Football coach, Ringa Dalton 1pm, Paihia School fields.
Come along and learn some basic football skills with local Football Coach, Ringa Dalton. He will teach you some basic footwork and ball skills which will help improve your football skills. Followed by a game of football.

Tues 9th Jan:
Bay Beach Hire – Fun Games on the Green 10am, Paihia Village Green
Fun classic old fashioned games. Sack races, 3 legged races, sprinting races, relay races, egg and spoon races and many more finishing off with Merva’s finale event – The Limbo! All about participation!

Anne of Craicor - Cardboard Creations
1pm, Paihia Memorial Hall, Williams Rd. Get Ready To Build & Create! Let your imagination run wild and build whatever your heart desires! Rockets, spaceships, cars, boats, sky-scrapers – the choice is yours! You will be supplied with tape and decorative materials along with lots and lots of cardboard!

Wed 10th Jan
Bay Beach Hire – Kids Duathlon 9.00am, Paihia beach, (Kings Rd end).

Meet at the Bay Beach Hire Kayak Shed. 9am registration, 9:30am safety brief and start - The event is running and kayaking. Entrants must be 8 years and above. This is a fun event and all about having a go!

Northland Age - Monster Mural painting and selfies! 1pm, Paihia School
Mural painting, self-portraits and lots of fun with paint! Meet on the field at Paihia School. All materials are supplied. Wear some old clothes. Let’s get creative together!

Alongside – Movie under the stars. 8pm, Alongside, 69 Marsden Rd
Family Movie Night under the stars at Alongside - Despicable Me 3.

Thu 11th Jan
Paihia Mountain Bike Rentals & Shuttles – Ride the Waitangi Mountain Bike Park! New this year! 10am

Walking Digital Photo Safari 1pm, Horotutu Park.

Fri 12th Jan
Cellini’s – Street Smart Funky Art Pavement Drawing 10am.

Flying Kiwi Parasail Build A Boat, supported by Harcourt’s Bay of Islands 2pm, Paihia Beach, Kings Rd End.

Sat 13th Jan:
Bay of Islands Rotary Club – Beach Dig and Fun Day out! From 10am, Paihia Beach (Kings Rd end)

Sun 14th Jan
Giant Sandcastle Competition – Paihia Beach. Judging 4pm, Paihia Beach (Kings Rd end) Prize giving 4:30pm.

All ages! Adults, kids, families, mates! Anything goes! Use your hands or a bucket, a shell or a shovel. You can start building anytime you want! Awesome prizes and giveaways!

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