10 New Zealand Events Happening In March 2017

Use Coach Hire In New Zealand To Attend These March Events

The land of Kiwis is one of the topmost tourist attractions not only for Aussies, but also a good chunk of visitors from the North Hemisphere countries. Interactive events are lined up throughout the year, and if you are looking to attend a few of these in March, choose coach hire in New Zealand for a comfortable ride to the event venues.

Alliance Française French Film Festival 2017

Known to be the largest French cultural event on the calendar of New Zealand, the Alliance Francaise French Film Festival starting 1st of March in the Embassy Theatre is back this year following the success of 2016 event. Last year, it marked a decade of celebrating French Cinema, and the 2017 event promises to be a stellar one featuring 30 of the finest French films ever made. The festival will continue throughout the month of March at different locations with one single objective of bringing brilliant French Cinema to audience. There will be a wide range of genres and themes on offer!

Aotearoa Cuban Festival

A 3-day event scheduled to be held from 3rd to 5th of March, the Cuban festival will attract some of the best dance participants and performers from across the world to come and share rhythm, dance and sound of the Afro-Cuban beats. All sorts of Cuban dance styles will be covered in a special journey for dancers of all abilities. Friday evening workshops will be followed by a dance party led by Cuban Salsa DJ. After showcase of dance performances and the Grand Festival Bally, the festival will be concluded with a final farewell known as Poroporoake.

International Women’s Day Parade and Picnic

On the 8th of March, the Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and History will turn into a spot of women pride as you celebrate the International Women’s Day. The parade starts from the courtyard at Te Manawa, gliding past the streets prior to entering the Square at Te Marae o Hine. At this spot, enjoy a shared picnic experience, as you laugh, celebrate, sing and dance with the others. There will also be massive puppet representations of various ethnicities that make up the city. Adding more excitement will be the mass dance for all women attending the event.

The Performance Arcade

Bringing an exciting assortment of shipping containers to the Wellington waterfront, The Performance arcade, starting 10th of March, is an annual celebration of visual arts. The event features performance installations by 35 national and international artists, along with the Wellington Pop-up Sauna, live music, food trucks and pop-up bar. Attracting a huge crowd every year, people come for an exciting program, set in a unique architectural arrangement of containers, providing an innovative platform for performers. The event continues up until 19th of March, and is a must visit this month.

Rockin Ribs Fest

A 2-day event on the 11th and 12th of March at the West Melton Community Centre and Hall, the Rocking Ribs Fest is all about ripping the ribs. There will be BBQ cooking competitions, kids jelly eating competitions, wine, whiskey, craft beer and what not. With slowly smoked BBQ rips of lamb, pork and chicken on offer, you are in for a gastronomic delight. And then you have the BBQ hotdogs, Candy floss, stilt walkers and balloon animals to keep you full and entertained. You can win up to $4000 by participating in the cooking competition.

Rotorua Walking Festival

Due to be held on the 18th and 19th of March, the two-day recreational Rotorua Walking Festival is a golden opportunity to meet international walkers from different parts of the world. There’s a 42-km marathon, as well as half marathon (21 km) in the beautiful Whakarewarewa Forest and other reserve areas of Rotura. Walkers from Northern hemisphere country including Netherlands, Finland and Belgium will converge for a leisure walk in a relaxed atmosphere.

Balloons Over Waikato

The mighty Waikato River is a fantabulous scenic beauty in the lap of nature. Hot Air Ballooning over this region is one hell of an experience, and this event on the 22nd of March is something that you cannot afford to miss. Ascend through the sunrise in the inflated hot air balloons, launching from the Innes Common. The balloons will visit multiple towns, including Te Kuiti and Tokoroa, full of live entertainment and food stalls. Garden place is another halt with loads of family activities and markets on display.
Don’t miss out the biggest night out in Hamilton on Saturday at the Zuru Nightglow. There will be 5 hours of non-stop family entertainment with live bands, glow show of orchestrated hot air balloon and conclusion of the festival with spectacular display of fireworks.

5th Voices of Sacred Earth Eco-festival

It’s time to come together as a global family to celebrate a weekend (24-26 March) of performances, workshops and seminars focusing on indigenous cultures, well being, sacred ceremony and earth wisdom. Reconnect yourself with mother earth along with expert indigenous leaders and inspirational speakers. Share power and knowledge of all the elements to know how we are connected to our environment. You also get a chance to journey into remembrance with ancient teachings and vibrational healing sounds. There will be more than 100 workshops highlighting the importance of social and personal improvements.

CubaDupa 2017

Celebrating the creative spirit of Cuba Street, CubaDupa is the vibrant street festival of Wellington that brings together people from all walks of life to experience some of the best culinary delights, along with theatrical performances, circus, dance, music, and activities. People will flow through the alleyways and the streets, as they get on up, and get on down!

Africa Entsha

Coming to the Napier Municipal Theatre on the 28th of March, Africa Entsha is a touring music group from South-Africa, and is considered to be unique one as compared to other African music shows. The best part about them is their 4-part singing, although some context regarding their collection would have been better. Their compositions contrast sentimentality with physical humour and vitality. No doubt they are big on heart-swelling messages of spirituality and solidarity.

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