Martinborough has a busy events calendar and we recommend you book your accommodation early to avoid disappointment. Please be aware that, should an event you were planning to attend be cancelled, our normal cancellation terms apply.

Greytown Festival of Christmas

July 2023

Greytown’s month long festival of Christmas is back and this year the forecast is for snow as well as the programme of spectacular lights, workshops, events, Matariki activities, markets, parties, food and family fun.

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Jazz in Martinborough

1 to 2 September 2023

Headline acts this year feature the “mystical” and “astonishing” Lucien Johnson Quartet, winner of the ApraAmcos Jazz Composer of the year; and the return to Martinborough of an old favourite The Nairobi Trio.

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Martinborough Music Festival
Chamber Music

22 to 24 September 2023

This annual Martinborough Music Festival brings some of New Zealand’s very best chamber musicians to the village of Martinborough.

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Martinborough Round the Vines

Saturday 4 November 2023

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.

Pūkaha Wairarapa Garden Tour

4 & 5 November 2022

This self-drive garden tour is a major fundraiser for Pūkaha and encompasses 15 gardens in the Carterton and South Wairarapa districts.

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Toast Martinborough

Sunday 19 November 2023

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.

Wings over Wairarapa

24 to 26 November 2023

Wings over Wairarapa offers three fabulous days of flying with our stunning Wairarapa scenery as backdrop. There’s a great range of aircraft to see and fantastic displays and activities for kids of all ages.

Cruise Martinborough

25 to 28 January 2024

Four days of family fun with 100’s of hot rods, muscle and classic cars on display

Martinborough Fair

First Saturday in February and March

The Martinborough fair is legendary with over 400 stalls including food, crafts and clothing all around the historic Martinborough Square.

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Wairarapa Balloon Festival

2024 tbc

A fabulous five day festival of flying which usually takes place over Easter weekend.

Featherston Booktown
Karukatea Festival

2024 dates to be confirmed

A festival of books, storytelling and ideas in Featherston, New Zealand’s only Booktown.

The Tora Trail Run / Walk

2024 event tbc

Run / walk one of New Zealand’s best private walks whilst supporting CatWalk Trust. Course options include a 21.1km or 13.5km Trail Run / Walk as well as a 5km Spectator Walk.