Summer Events

Summer in Kāpiti has lots to offer those looking for fun filled family adventures, a relaxing escape to the coast or an outdoor experience off the beaten track.

Rachael Hogan

Big Backyard Movie Night - Men in Black

Queen Elizabeth Park, Paekakariki

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Feel like a movie under the stars?

Bring your picnic blanket, a movie snack and follow the adventures of federal Agent Kay and Agent Jay was also known as "The Men in Black." They keep an eye on aliens in New York City, trying to save the world after the aliens threaten to blow it up. Enjoy this unique outdoor experience in Queen Elizabeth Park with friends or family.

The movie will start at 6pm. Brought to you by Greater Wellington Regional Council.

Movie Rated PG.

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The Crooners - Operatunity

Southward Theatre, Otaihanga Rd, Paraparaumu

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Cruise down memory lane and swoon over smooth melodies, love songs and tight harmonies delivered with lots of pizzazz!

Starring singers Karl Perigo, Russell Dixon and Sharon Emirali, with a fabulous live band including Grant Winterburn, Lukas Fritsch and Mike Booth.

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Ōtaki Kite Festival

Marine Parade, Ōtaki

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A fabulous free weekend of family fun, market stalls & entertainment at Ōtaki beach – jewel of the Kapiti Coast.

Be wowed by every kind of kite imaginable from the giant to the tiny, acrobatic and single line, weird and wonderful, traditional Maori and international designs. A festival for everyone - kids and grown-ups, amateurs and professionals.

Eftpos/cashout available.

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Queen Elizabeth Park Festival

Queen Elizabeth Park, Mackay's Crossing State Highway 1, Paekakariki

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Bring out your wild side at this free family-friendly day out in scenic Queen Elizabeth Park.

Enjoy the walks, talks, excellent music and delicious local food. There’s something for everyone!

Get in the wild adventure with your whanau, starting with a scavenger hunt that will walk you through the best parts of the park, bring your bike to use on Te Ara O Whareroa, jump on the bouncy castles and more… We work alongside a whole bunch of different groups in our park, so come and say hello to the people who run the trams to get a discounted ride and meet Paekakariki Surf Lifeguards. We’ll also have Kapiti Stables on the spot if you would like to get up close and personal with horses. There’s no other place you’d rather be!

Brought to you by Greater Wellington Regional Council.

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NZ House & Garden Tours - Kāpiti Coast

The NZ House & Garden Tours are Aotearoa’s largest charity house tours run in support of the Breast Cancer Foundation NZ.

The tours have been inspiring people for the past 12 years and remain one of the biggest highlights over summer for home and garden enthusiasts who enjoy new experiences, and are looking for fresh ideas, all while supporting a good cause.

Each tour season five locations are selected, each reflecting the richness in local design flair and style. Between 8 - 10 houses are showcased in each location and tour-goers leisurely navigate their way on the self-driven tour.

These annual tours hero the beautifully curated homes and gardens people love to read about in NZ House & Garden, allowing them to step inside the pages of the magazine and experience a captivating mix of indoor and outdoor spaces. It is a day of inspiration and fun exploring, and the perfect excuse for you to gather a group of friends and make a day... or weekend of it.

A limited number of tickets are sold in each location, so book early to avoid disappointment.

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The Web Genius Kapiti Run for Youth 2021

Marine Parade, Paraparaumu

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Anchor your calendar now to take part in the 2021 Web Genius Kāpiti Run for Youth to raise funds and fitness for Kāpiti youth while having fun strolling or running the beautiful Kāpiti coastline.

KR4Y has raised more than $140,000 for youth of Kāpiti since inception in 2011. In 2020 the event raised $20,583 and this remarkable outcome was achieved before and during the global pandemic COVID-19 when NZ went into Alert Level 4 lockdown. We made a decision to reposition the event to take place virtually so we could encourage participation in a fun and healthy community event during a challenging and unprecedented time for all New Zealanders, and continue to raise funds for Kāpiti youth-based causes. 

There are four options to choose from: 12 or 6km walk and 12 or 6km run. 

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