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The Hamilton & Waikato region has established itself as a leading events centre and the yearly line-up shows just why. From international sporting matches such as cricket, rugby and netball to New Zealand’s premier ballooning event, Balloons Over Waikato, and the annual Kawhia Kai Festival. And that’s just a start, with the region also playing host to the National Agricultural Fieldays, HSBC NZ Sevens and Soundsplash Music Festival. Not to mention music and art festivals, international expos and concerts all contributing to an exciting events calendar. Check out some of the top events on now in the Hamilton & Waikato region below.
03 Aug - 30 Nov 2019
Boon has brought you 4 Street Art Festivals and is now introducing Boon After Dark, our first temporary sculpture event for Hamilton.
09 Sep - 28 Sep 2019
Join us for a special Gourmet Garage winter food event in the heart of Hamilton.
14 Sep - 22 Sep 2019
A week of food festivities to celebrate Cambridge's eclectic food scene. Come and see everything Cambridge has to offer.
22 Sep - 01 Dec 2019 Waikato Museum, Hamilton, Waikato
New Zealand's leading rugby photographer Peter Bush describes capturing an All Black game as 'a total workout'. His powerful photographs are hard-won: the result of chasing the game up and down the field, while others set up their cameras and wait for the game to come to them.
22 Sep - 13 Oct 2019 Henley Hotel, Cambridge, Waipa
To celebrate the arrival of Spring and the popping of the cherry blossom buds here in Cambridge, the town of trees and here at Henley Hotel, we're offering a month of pink infused high teas. Pink blossoms on the trees, pink bubbles (methode Champenoise) and a delightful high tea. For those not drinking there will be a pink mocktail available.
22 Sep 2019 Hobbiton Movie Set, Matamata, Matamata-Piako
To celebrate International Hobbit Day on the 22nd of September 2019, Hobbiton™ Movie Set will be holding a special event to commemorate the day.
28 Sep 2019 SKYCITY Hamilton, Hamilton, Waikato
Ferment Fest - Waikato's Artisan Beer, Cheese, and Fermented Food Festival.
28 Sep 2019
Bust out the lederhosen and iron your dirndl for another Good George Oktoberfest!
29 Sep 2019 Flagstaff Park, Hamilton, Waikato
The Hamilton Half Marathon will have participants hitting the pavement on Sunday 29 September to run or walk their away around the 21.1km course.
06 Oct 2019 Hampton Downs Motor Sport Park, Te Kauwhata, North Waikato
Auto Addict is the ultimate Sunday session for car enthusiasts!
12 Oct - 13 Oct 2019 Claudelands Arena, Hamilton, Waikato
Hamilton dance music fans are in for a treat with the first ever performance of Synthony, at Claudelands Arena on the 12th October. Combining the best of electronic dance music with the full might of the Auckland Symphony Orchestra, plus guest appearances by some of New Zealand’s musical legends, the show will transform the Arena into a dance party like no other.
26 Oct - 28 Oct 2019 Waitakaruru Arboretum and Sculpture Park, Hamilton, Waikato
Family Fun In the Sculpture Park - explore the 2km art-in-nature trail finding more than 100 sculptures and installations.
26 Oct 2019
Hampton Downs and Downtime Entertainment have combined to create Cruising for Hope, a unique fundraising event where automotive enthusiasts will come together to raise money for the Key to Life Charity, championed by New Zealander of the Year Mike King.
26 Oct - 02 Nov 2019 Hobbiton Movie Set, Matamata, Matamata-Piako
Dust off your lederhosen and dirndl as Hobbiton Movie Set welcomes you to join us for a special five hour Beer Festival on Saturday 26th October 2019 and Saturday 2nd November 2019.
26 Oct 2019 FMG Stadium, Hamilton, Waikato
International Rugby League returns to FMG Stadium Waikato for another historic occasion with the Great Britain Rugby League Lions kicking off their tour with a clash against Mate Ma’a Tonga.
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