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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.
12 Jul - 22 Jul 2019 Waikato Museum, Hamilton, Waikato
Exploring the life of young Anne Frank and her family, as they face the rise of the Nazi Party in Germany and the events surrounding the Holocaust, this exhibition covers the story from Anne’s birth in 1929 up to her death in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in 1945.
19 Jul - 21 Jul 2019 Waikato Museum, Hamilton, Waikato
Waikato Museum is the exclusive New Zealand venue for Cut! Costume and the Cinema, a dazzling exhibition showcasing five centuries of fashion and style as worn by some of Hollywood’s biggest names including Johnny Depp, Keira Knightley, Kate Winslet, Natalie Portman, Nicole Kidman, Scarlett Johansson, Robert Downey Jr and Daniel Craig.
20 Jul 2019 Hobbiton Movie Set, Matamata, Matamata-Piako
Escape the winter chill and join us for an evening in the Shire… With a warming mulled wine in hand, relax by the roaring fire inside The Green Dragon™ Inn before being moved up to the Party Marquee to enjoy a fully themed mid-winter buffet dinner fit for a Hobbit.
23 Aug - 24 Aug 2019
The Professional Darts Corporation's World Series of Darts returns to New Zealand with the exciting 16-player tournament, which will be held on August 23-24 at Hamilton's Claudelands Arena.
07 Sep 2019 FMG Stadium, Hamilton, Waikato
Hamilton will host a one-off rugby test between the world champions All Blacks and Tonga next year ahead of Rugby World Cup 2019.
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.