Major Events

The Martinborough Events Calendar is a busy one, we recommend you book your accommodation early to avoid disappointment.

Wings over Wairarapa
22 to 24 February 2019


WOW is the largest aviation event in the North Island. The beautiful Wairarapa region provides a stunning backdrop to an extravaganza of aerial action over three days, 22, 23, 24 February 2019. Wings Over Wairarapa Air Festival will feature WWI, WWII aircraft,agricultural, helicopters, military and civil aircraft on display and in the skies. The Royal New Zealand Air Force display team ‘The Black Falcons’ will be a key feature of the weekend. We also have, for the first time, a stunning Saturday Night Show featuring the UK ‘Airborne Pyrotechnics’ gliding team.

Marlon Williams – The Tūrangawaewae Tour
Sunday 24 February 2019 at Luna Estate

Marlon Williams is bringing The Tūrangawaewae Tour to Luna Estate in Martinborough. He will be joined by Don McGlashan one of New Zealand’s best known and highly regarded song writers.

March Martinborough Fair
Saturday 2 March 2019

Held in the beautiful Martinborough Square and surrounding streets, this fair features over 450 stalls including food, crafts and clothing.

Martinborough Round the Vines
Saturday 16 March 2019


This 10 or 21km fun walk or run is a fundraiser for Martinborough School. Sample local wines en route and finish in the Square for prize-giving including prizes for best-dressed teams and individuals as well as those for athletic endeavors. A great day out, which we are proud to sponsor.

Wairarapa Balloon Festival
18 to 22 April 2019


A fabulous five day festival of flying over Easter weekend.

Martinborough Skyline Challenge
Sunday 28 April 2019


Family-friendly mountain biking event on private farmland in Martinborough. 4 distances, diverse terrain, varying levels of difficulty.

Jazz in Martinborough
Tentative Dates 29 August to 1 September 2019


With tentative dates of 29 August to 1 September we’re looking forward to another successful Jazz in Martinborough.

Martinborough Music Festival – Classical Music
27-29 September 2019

Classical Music Festival in Martinborough Wine Village

The third annual Martinborough Music Festival is bringing some of New Zealand’s very best chamber musicians to the village of Martinborough in September 2019.

Toast Martinborough Food and Wine Festival
Sunday 17 November 2019


This must-do event on the Martinborough calendar offers world class wines, exceptional food and live entertainment Toast Martinborough is our favourite day out. Book your accommodation early to avoid disappointment.

Cruise Martinborough
23 to 26 January 2020

Four days of family fun with 100′s of hot rods, muscle, classic cars and caravans on display. Something for everyone with a major prize draw and loads of other surprises on the cards.

February Martinborough Fair
Saturday 1 February 2020

Held in the beautiful Martinborough Square and surrounding streets, this fair features over 450 stalls including food, crafts and clothing.