Major Events

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


Cruise Martinborough
24 to 27 January 2019

Cruise Martinborough Hot Rods, Muscle and Classic Car Event
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. The new edition of Twilight Drags is a hoot!

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Rotary Martinborough Fairs
First Saturday in February and
First Saturday in March

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

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Wings over Wairarapa
22 to 24 February 2019

Wings over Wairarapa Aviation event
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.


Martinborough Round the Vines
Saturday 16 March 2019

Round the Vines Walk or Run
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  

Balloons over Martinborough TOP 10 Holiday Park
A fabulous five day festival of flying over Easter weekend.


Martinborough Skyline Challenge
April 2019 tbc

Martinborough Skyline Challenge Family Friendly Mountain Biking Event
Family-friendly mountain biking event on private farmland in Martinborough. 4 distances, diverse terrain, varying levels of difficulty. 2019 event to be confirmed.

Jazz in Martinborough 
29 August to 1 September

Jazz in Martinborough
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.

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Toast Martinborough Food & Wine Festival
Sunday 17 November 2019

Toast Martinborough Food, Wine and Music Festival
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. Accommodation will be Available to book from 19 November 2018.