Whether its food, music or something a little different, Kāpiti hosts some amazing festivals throughout the year to peak your interest.

Star Glaze Mid Winter Ceramics Festival

13 – 15 Jul 2023
Otaki Racing Club

47 Te Roto Road, Ōtaki

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Star Glaze is an 'up market' all-weather winter festival with attractions both indoors and outdoors.

The festival aims to create a sustainable mid-winter celebration of art and culture again this year with additional exciting offerings.

Star Glaze, launched by Ōtaki Pottery Club and coinciding with Ōtaki-Māori Racing Club race day on Matariki Day, received a positive response from the community during the Matariki weekend in 2022 creating a unique festival feel where art and sport merged. The event provided a platform for emerging ceramists to showcase their work. Based on its success, the club aims to deepen the exploration of Matariki's significance through the festival.


Kāpiti Strawberry Festival

18 Nov 2023
Kāpiti Primary School

Cnr Rimu Rd & Kapiti Rd,

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Welcome to the 2023 Kapiti Strawberry Festival!

During November and December thousands of delicious strawberry sundaes will be sold around the region to raise funds for Mary Potter Hospice to help keep the hospice service free.

The Hospice provides some of the best quality specialist care in the world for people facing terminal illness and their families.

Come along to Kapiti Primary School in Paraparaumu on Saturday 19 November from 9.30am and celebrate spring and help us to keep hospice services free.

Gold coin donation on gate entry.


Kāpiti Food Fair 2023

2 Dec 2023
Mazengarb Reserve

Mazengarb Rd,

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Kāpiti Food Fair 2023, book your calendar now for a super fun, indulgent & tasty day out that fills your life with good friends, good times and good food #KapitiFoodFair, Mazengarb Reserve, Paraparaumu, Kāpiti Coast. An extravaganza that will make a lasting impression on the minds and bodies of all foodies.

 An annual food & beverage event well known to vendors and visitors. Relax in the bar & wash down your foodie treats and shop to you drop for items to take home or for gifts. Talented entertainers will perform all day long.

The Fair is a pre-Christmas event providing a commercial opportunity for vendors to package their products for visitors to sample, buy gifts or to simply stock-up their pantry at home. Previous Fairs have attracted vendors selling a variety of artisan and commercial food & beverages, 2023 will be no exception to this.


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