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
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.
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.
Martinborough Music Festival
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.
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.
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.
25 to 28 January 2024
Four days of family fun with 100’s of hot rods, muscle and classic cars on display
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.
Wairarapa Balloon Festival
A fabulous five day festival of flying which usually takes place over Easter weekend.
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.