Whether its food, music or something a little different, Kāpiti hosts some amazing festivals throughout the year to peak your interest.

Kāpiti Food Fair 2022

3 Dec 2022
Mazengarb Reserve

Mazengarb Rd, Paraparaumu

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Book it into your calendar now!  Kāpiti Food Fair is a super fun, indulgent & tasty day out that fills your life with GOOD friends, GOOD times and GOOD food. It's an extravaganza that will make a lasting impression on the minds and bodies of all foodies!

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Festival of Pots and Garden Art 2023

20 – 25 Jan 2023
Anam Cara Gardens

150 Rangiuru Rd , Otaki Beach

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Since 2009, the annual Festival of Pots and Garden Art has been a celebrated opportunity where potters are able to exhibit and sell their work in a collective exhibition.

Set in an expansive garden setting on Wellington's Kapiti Coast, the festival features many forms of pottery and ceramics, from domestic wares to large sculptural pieces, alongside framed art works and works in wood, stone and steel. In addition, a full programme of artist demonstrations runs each day of the Festival. An on-site cafe will be offering tasty treats for a great day out! Free parking,

The following guest artists for the 2023 festival are:

• Lee Robinson, from Otaki is our guest painter. Lee paints in a detailed realistic style. Her exhibition a couple of years ago in the Otaki Museum building was very well received.

• Maria Brockhill from New Plymouth is our guest potter. Maria makes large sculptural pieces, decorative and brightly glazed.

• Bruce Winter is our guest sculptor. Bruce works in mixed media, producing large outdoor sculptures.



Ray White Super Garden Trail 2023

28 – 29 Jan 2023

Enjoy a relaxing summers day out exploring beautiful gardens on the stunning Kāpiti Coast. Discover hidden gems and gain ideas and inspiration for your own gardens and outdoor spaces.

This two-day self-drive event will showcase 12 gardens from Otaihanga through to Peka Peka.

Featuring popular gardens from previous years and several new ones, the trail is sure to delight garden lovers of all ages and stages including spacious lifestyle retreats, enchanting compact town gardens and sub-tropical, exotic and native designs.

Tickets are $25 per person for one day, or $40 per person for two days, with children under 15 years free if accompanied by an adult.

As a Waikanae Lions community fundraiser, all proceeds from this year’s event will be donated to Kāpiti Youth Support and Kāpiti District Nurses.


For more information and updates on the event follow Waikanae Lions Garden Trial on Facebook or contact Charlie Ives 027 328 4670 or Peter Russell 0210 242 1224.

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Ōtaki Kite Festival

18 – 19 Feb 2023
Ōtaki Beach

Marine Parade

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Free, family friendly event, held on the beautiful Ōtaki Beach.

Plan a trip to the Kāpiti Coast and see the spectacular kites at New Zealand's largest kite festival. See world class kites of all shapes and sizes.

Relax in the sun and enjoy the live entertainment or purchase a treasure from one of our stalls. Stay for lunch and sample the tasty treats from one of our food vendors or bring a picnic and watch the world go by.

For the kids, there are slides, bouncy castles and our fabulous kite train.

The Ōtaki Kite Festival has something for everyone, join us to celebrate our 10th Anniversary. 

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