|Sat 11 Feb 2017, 11:30am–7:00pm|
|Sun 12 Feb 2017, 10:00am–5:00pm|
|Sat 18 Feb 2017, 10:00am–3:00pm|
The Island Bay Festival showcases the talent and diversity of our community here on Wellington’s beautiful South Coast (wild winds ‘n’ all).
There’s the usual fun festival faves: market stalls, mouth-watering food, great coffee, fairground rides, two stages of bands (featuring local/up-and-coming talent), a colourful noisy parade, local entertainers.
We also do ‘unusual’ - like how to successfully freeze avocados, eggs and milk (apparently we kiwis send 122,547 tonnes of food to landfills) - so get smooth with a smoothie plus key intel on how to save food and money at the Blender Bike during a Day at the Bay.
If an early morning swim floats your boat, then sign up for the Tapu Te Ranga race at a Day in the Bay. And this year Cardinal John Dew is blessing the new sea wall (1:30pm), followed by the now famous ‘blessing of the boats’… a spectacular sight in the Bay.
There’s info and activities throughout the Festival to tickle just about everyone’s fancy: from crafting; an informative bush n native bird walk; a talk with supper on the Bay’s history; Tai Chi; the Teddy Bears’ Picnic; Lego and trolley racing (get creative and get busy building - there’ll be prizes - register online now), to Ribble’s top swap and trade. That’s just a taste of what’s on. And of course, if you’re local and keen to volunteer then let’s be haven ya good people - email put me to work.
Check out our Facebook page for the latest updates! Don’t miss out - put it in your diary - see you there.
Day 1: Parade (Sat 11 Feb, 2:30pm - 3pm, from Avon St to Shorland Park) and Variety Show (11:30am - 6:30/7pm, Shorland Park, Island Bay)
Day 2: Day in the Bay (Sun 12 Feb, 10am - 5pm, Shorland Park, Island Bay)
Day 8: Ribble St Races (Sat 18 Feb, 10am - 3pm, Ribble Street, Island Bay)
*Island Bay Festival runs three key events: Parade and Variety Show (Sat 11 Feb) - a Day in the Bay (Sun 12 Feb) – Ribble St Races (Sat 18 Feb) – along with a number of community-based activities.
Karaka Cafe, Wellington
Sat 25 Feb 2:00pm – more dates
Civic Square, Wellington
Today 7:30pm – more dates
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