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Sat 17 Sep 2011, 10:00am–5:00pm
Sun 18 Sep 2011, 10:00am–5:00pm

Where: Picton Foreshore, London Quay, Picton, Marlborough Sounds

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free


Listed by: Susan Witehira

The event will have a main stage with performances from several bands each day, multicultural entertainment, dancing and other performances and a finale jazz soiree complete with an ice bar. There will also be children’s activities and competitions, along with stall holders offering food/refreshments, arts and crafts, cooking demos, and a strong involvement from the Waikawa Marae. A hive of activity on the foreshore!

Event organisers Marlborough 4 Fun have a long and well known track record for providing professional, enjoyable events for the region.

Saturday 17th September 2011
Continuous entertainment throughout the day including:
- Market stalls
- Kids' area – mini carnival, golf, merry-go-round, Pom Pom the Clown, sail boats etc
- Viticulture display
- Sample Marlborough – demonstrations from local chefs – incorporating Marlborough products, seafood influence, cheesemaking, mini market garden set up by growers – children can pick their own produce and cook using the ingredients. Samples to try etc
- Cultural activities - Marae (open day at the marae with hangi & tour) – TBC, Poi-making, basket weaving, flax crafts, sticks, etc on foreshore
- Arts & crafts trail
- Rugby-related competitions/rugby skills
- Museum
- Marina meander – 4km walk from Picton to Waikawa Bay Marina, one of NZ’s largest marinas.
- 10am: Main stage to start with Kapa Haka – Waikawa Marae. Followed by live local entertainment
- 1pm: More FM - showcasing New Zealand artists.
Waka display on the foreshore
- 1.30-2pm: Cooking Demonstrations
- 2-3pm: Live local music
Floatplane – prize drop
- 3-3.30pm: Cooking Demonstrations
Picton Yacht Club mini regatta
- 3.30-5pm: Batucada Sound Machine –
Loosely translated, ‘batucada’ means percussive samba jam, which aptly summarises BSM’s musical roots! A 12 piece band, their tasty concoction of Brazilian, Cuban and Afro-beat rhythms was given a hip-hop front in 2006 courtesy of MC Hazaduz, (of Che-Fu and the Krates fame) whose solid rhymes over the massive samba-reggae percussion add to the band's rich Pacific soul, reggae and funk flavours!

Sunday 18th September 2011
All day activities continue

- 10-11am: Cooking Demonstration
- 11am: Live local music
- 1pm: Fish Race
Cooking Demonstration
- 2-3pm: Live local performance
Aerial display
- 3.00pm: MORE FM
- 4.30-5.30pm: Live local music
- 6pm: Jazz Soiree Begins
Sample Marlborough marquee-
Ice bar operating, sample plate of Marlborough produce/seafood, Springfest signature drink. Live jazz music including LA Mitchell - With her spectacular, powerful voice LA Mitchell has opened for the like of Stevie Wonder, Dave Dobbyn, Bic Runga, Guy Sebastien, Dane Rumble, and Stan Walker.