10 New Zealand Events Happening In February 2019

Whether you are into sports, culture, beer, music, or all of the above, there is always something to suit your taste when you are in New Zealand. An extensive line-up of events is scheduled throughout the year suitable for people of all ages. If you are planning a trip anytime soon, make sure to take advantage of affordable New Zealand bus hire to attend these events.

The Daylight Atheist

The Daylight Atheist is a masterpiece by Tom Scott, who is an award-winning cartoonist. Witness an amazing show at the ASB Waterfront Theatre on the 13th of Feb. It a retreat of Danny Moffat from the bad world to his bedroom. He sorts through his lifetime journey from growing up in Ireland to the disappointment of immigrating to New Zealand. This funny and inventive play is a portrait of his father, who is a charismatic bloke. Don’t miss this opportunity to experience a wonderful play.

Otaki Kite Festival

Come along and fly with everyone at the 7th annual Otaki Kite Festival that’s to be held at the Marine Parade. This is going to be fun for all the families, with the free event bringing together kite flyers from all across New Zealand. Spectacular kites of all styles, sizes and shapes will thrill those viewing from the Pavilion Roff, above the dunes and beach. The sight of massive inflatable kites is surely going to give you Goosebumps. There will be plenty of food stalls as well, along with kid’s entertainment including face painting, merry go round and bouncy castle.

Auckland Lantern Festival

The largest Chinese festival in New Zealand is here, welcoming the Year of Pig from the 14th to 17th. Be dazzled and entertained by hundreds of traditional Chinese art and craft, martial arts demonstrations, music and dance performances and Chinese lanterns. Give your taste bud some delight with delicious dishes from a wide range of Asian food stalls. If you are just here for the lantern, make sure to head to the Domain for lantern appreciation night.

Sparks 2019

Sparks 2019 gives you an opportunity for a great get together in one of the most iconic fireworks events in the city. Along with the fabulous Christchurch Symphony Orchestra, the program will include both modern day favourites and traditional classics. Pack a picnic for yourself or grab some snacks from the food trucks at the venue. In case it rains, the event will be postponed to the next day in Hagley Park. Buses have been arranged to drop you home after the event.

Takapuna Food, Wine & Music Festival 2019

The Takapuna Food, Wine & Music Festival is back with a boutique urban fest set to provide another fantastic experience in association with some of the best national and international acts, popular eateries, spectacular performers, creative artists, food vendors, wineries and craft breweries. This is not like other traditional festivals, and you can expect some great vibes, atmosphere and offering like no other. Don’t miss out munching on Black Stag Deli, Taco Loco, Double Dutch Fries, Aloisio Brazilian BBQ, Judge Bao, Vege Bang Bang, Che Lucio BBQ and Miss Moonshines.

Te Matatini ki te Ao 2019

Te Matatini is an important cultural festival for Maori performing arts. It is held every 2 years and is one of the most highly anticipated events. The event happening at the Westpac stadium from 21st to 24th of February will witness fans from across the world. The festival takes pride in being whanau friendly, alcohol and smoke-free event. With an open-door policy of the festival, everyone is welcome to experience the spectacle and timeless tradition of Kapa Haka.

KAMP Drag Show Dance Party

KAMP is back into reckoning, after a sold-out debut in 2018. Join us for a night of risqué and raucous drag, cute crowd and sickening music. This massive gay party is perfect for the risk takers, the weirdos and the queerdos. Some of the hottest drag talent of the nation will be taking part alongside award winning DJs to keep you grooving all night. There’s also a competition for Best Dressed people, while you can also get on stage to showcase your talent. Since seating is not allocated in advance to anyone, make sure you arrive early to grab a good viewing point.

Mangawhai Beach & Country Market Event

On the 24th of February, the holiday resort town will be filled with fun and entertainment as the Mangawhai Beach and Country market takes over in full flow. You will have everything from coffee carts to food trucks and markets stalls to live music. There are no admission charges whatsoever, and the entire family is welcome, including dogs. Come along and interact with the locals, and get to know about the community, while also enjoying the friendly atmosphere and positive vibes.

King Beats 2019

The King Beats is going to be bigger and better than ever, and this time it will be held at the Kingston State Highway 6 in Queenstown. The festival presents the headline act ‘The Black Seeds’. Known as one of the finest acts in New Zealand, the rhythmic jams of the band will give you sweet sensation in the dirt and dust of the festival. There are some great activities for all ages including DJ’s and local bands playing into the night. This non-profitable event is aimed towards supporting local children’s charities and schools.

The Little Boys’ Room: A Drag King Cabaret

Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the Little Boy’s room to witness a Drag King Cabaret at the Fringe Bar. Prepare for your favourite show – exposed and unzipped like never before. They have preened their facial hair, erected their phallic props and put on their big-boy pants, ready to descend in an absolute hailstorm of sweaty tube socks and duct tape. These beef cakes will give you a night of thumping, humping and boisterous revelry you are never going to forget. Arrive early to get a good seat; the doors will open an hour before showtime and latecomers may be prevented from entering.

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