Kāpiti Coast Local Event Guide

There's always something going on in Kāpiti. Here's your guide to events that you won't want to miss!

Matariki Ki Kāpiti

Grand Circle Rail Cruise

Paekākāriki Train Station

Travel with Steam Incorporated on this special pre-Christmas excursion for an easy and relaxing outing circumnavigating the Tararuas in a counterclockwise direction. Choose to visit the Mauriceville Country Fair or have a buffet lunch at an Opaki restaurant. 

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Grand Circle Rail Cruise

The Pickle Pot Be-In 2022

Tilley Road Reserve, Paekākāriki

The Pickle Pot Be-In is a music festival focused on Peace, Self Discovery and Community Connectedness. Nurturing Kāpiti's youth by empowering them with the responsibility of showcasing their talents for the festival, the event is 100% run by youth.

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The Pickle Pot Be-In 2022

The Bee Gees Night Fever

Southwards Theatre, Paraparaumu

Dance your way into a time warp of 70’s disco dancefloor thrillers and timeless heartfelt rock ballads with The Bee Gees Night Fever! 


Bee Gees

The Extravaganza Fair

Campbell Park, Paekākāriki

The Extravaganza Fair is a free travelling festival/fair with something for everyone. A unique style of market stalls, arts and craft, food, musical entertainment, circus shows, performers, and more.

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The Extravaganza Fair

The Waikanae Beach Christmas Market

22a Rauparaha St, Waikanae

Escape the house, peruse the various treasures, pick up Christmas gifts at this beautiful annual market then enjoy the rest of the day on the wonderful Kapiti Coast touring the many attractions and cafes. Invite a friend or 2 and enjoy an outing at this great community event. 

The Waikanae Beach Christmas Market

Drive In Cinema - Kāpiti Coast

Southward Car Museum, Otaihanaga

Drive-in Cinema - just like the old days! Grab the kids or your girlfriend, pick up some Fish & Chips and head on down to Southward Car Museum carpark where you'll to park up to watch one (or both) of the movies on offer.

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Drive In Cinema - Kāpiti Coast

Kapiti Womens Triathlon

Raumati Beach, Raumati

The Kapiti Women's Tri has been creating opportunities for Women to Tri something new since 1983. An opportunity to stretch your legs and your comfort zone - all in the company of other like-minded women from around the region - celebrating life together.

The KWT event is for women just like you, whether you are discovering life off the couch or a seasoned athlete who wants to discover new limits with your mates. Play as a team, tri something new as an individual, swim, bike, run or a mix of all three - you'll have fun and revel in the sense of achievement... so what are you waiting for?


Kapiti Women's Triathlon

Queen Elizabeth Park Open Day

Queen Elizabeth Park, Mackays Crossing

Queen Elizabeth Park is one of the most popular parks in the Greater Wellington region and this is the day to come and explore all that is on offer. Enjoy the walks, scavenger hunt, entertainment and delicious local food. There’s something for the whole whānau to enjoy! 

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Queen Elizabeth Park Open Day

Web Genius Kāpiti Run for Youth

Marine Parade, Paraparaumu

Walk or run the beautiful Kāpiti coastline while you raise funds for Kāpiti youth. There are four options to choose from: 12 or 6km walk and the 12 or 6km run. 

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Sensible New Year's Eve at the Winey

The Winemakers Daughter, 1081 State Highway 1, Te Horo

Celebrate the end of 2021 in civilised style with a magnificent buffet meal and Andrew London's band - at a sensible and friendly hour! Doors open at 5.00pm, meal starts at 6.00, band plays till 8.30. Kirsten and Andrew London are joined by Wayne Mason (keys), Ange Glindemann (drums) and Brian Omundsen (sax & harmonica). There will be country, swing and good old rock'n'roll. 

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Sensible New Years Eve at the Winey

Lawrence Arabia Does Chant Darling

St Peters Hall, Paekākāriki

This summer, Lawrence Arabia and full band go all out on the road with a flurry of shows featuring the album played in full, alongside a selection of Lawrence's deepest cuts, and biggest bangers.

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Ōtaki Kite Festival

Marine Parade, Ōtaki Beach

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. 

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Otaki Kite Festival

Friends! The Musical Parody

Southwards Theatre, Paraparaumu

Friends! The Musical Parody takes a hilarious look and remembers the TV phenomenon that ruled the 90s and became a cultural institution with millions of fans across the globe. 

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Friends Parody

Tom Sainsbury - Snapchat Dude Live

Te Raukura ki Kāpiti Performing Arts Centre

Comedian and Snapchat satirist Tom Sainsbury is hitting the road with his brand new show SNAPCHAT DUDE LIVE! and no stone will be unturned in his quest to poke fun at New Zillunders. 

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Tom Sainsbury

Kāpiti Food Fair

Mazengarb Park, Paraparaumu

A delightful day in the park showcasing a wide array of high-quality food and beverages from Kāpiti and around New Zealand, the Kāpiti Food Fair combines great food with fantastic entertainment. 

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