Join in the New Zealand nightlife and celebrate our passion for food and wine, sports, music and more at one of the many local events featured throughout the year.

2015 is set to be a big year for sports in New Zealand. The ICC Cricket World Cup is on now, beginning in Christchurch on 14 February, with fixtures happening throughout the country until 24 March; tickets are on sale now. The FIFA U-20 World Cup begins on 30 May; matches will be held all over the country until 20 June, with tickets now available.

We’ve got a New Zealand events calendar packed with things to do. Kiwis love events and if you want to see unique culture in action get along to one of our stunning natural venues and rub shoulders with friendly locals.

Beautiful vineyards, lush countryside and everything from majestic mountains to fabulous beaches make perfect settings for all kinds of sporting and cultural events, festivals and concerts.

And Kiwis are passionate hosts so there’s no better way to get to know them than at a local get-together - whether you’re sipping famous wine together at one of our many festivals or sharing the thrill of a major sports match, or enjoying a tourist attraction in New Zealand.

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Events in New Zealand

We've got the wackiest wild food festival, the most colourful rugby sevens tournament and unbelievable wearable art show – not to mention the world class Marlborough Food & Wine festival and heaps of different sporting challenges and cultural events. And where else in the world can you be first to see the New Year in other than at Rhythm & Vines on New Zealand’s East Cape?

If you're coming to New Zealand - whatever your plans or passions – add an event to your itinerary.

Can't find what you're looking for? Check out Eventfinder for a full list of local and community based events.