WHAT’S ON IN HAMILTON TAUPO / TURANGI
ALL MONTH THE DREAM & THE RACE
An exhibition of woodturned and carved sculptures by Geoff Irving threaded through the art of korowai. Waikato Museum, Grantham Street.
FRIDAY 3 FEBRUARY THE WINERY TOUR
Celebrate the Kiwi summer with outstanding music, wine and great outdoor venue. Mystery Creek Winery, 227 Mystery Creek Road. 5.00 pm–10.00 pm
SUNDAY 5 FEBRUARY BLACKCAPS VS AUSTRALIA
Join the nail-biting excitement of one day international cricket: the stadium buzz, the costumes, the dad catch from the crowd. 11.00am – 6.00pm, Seddon Park, Hamilton Central.
SATURDAY 11 FEBRUARY LADIES DAY
A glamour event and great excuse to dress up and go out with the girls for a summer’s day of premier thoroughbred racing and entertainment. Te Rapa Racecourse, Te Rapa Rd, 10.30am–5.30pm.
SATURDAY 11 FEBRUARY TE KOWHAI COUNTRY SUMMER MARKET DAY
A fun family day at the local airstrip. Markets, entertainment and planes galore on display. 10.00 am–3.00 pm, Te Kowhai Aerodome, 172 Limmer Road, Hamilton.
FRIDAY 17 FEBRUARY GARDENS AFTER DARK
Take a late-night journey along the dark, winding paths of the Hamilton Gardens, guided by some of New Zealand’s best writers. 9.30pm.
FRIDAY 17 – SUNDAY 26 FEBRUARY HAMILTON GARDEN ARTS FESTIVAL
Hamilton’s iconic open air family event bursting with creativity across all arts genres in the unparalleled venues of the internationally acclaimed Hamilton Gardens.
SATURDAY 25 FEBRUARY TO SLEEP
Explore the liminal zone between sleep and wakefulness through live multimedia music, light and art performance. Dusk till dawn, 9.00 pm–4.00 am, Hamilton Gardens.
THU 2 – SAT 4 MARCH THE EXPO
NZ’s only all-encompassing transport and heavy equipment showcase featuring impressive exhibition, demonstration zones and world-class facilities. 9.00am – 5.00pm Mystery Creek Events Centre.
SATURDAY 4 MARCH RUN FOR LIFE
A charity family 5km or 10km run/walk for Waikato Hospice. 8.00am. Hamilton Gardens, following the Waikato River. Beautiful views. No roads. Suitable for dogs. Spot prizes.
SAT 4 – SUN 5 MARCH FRANKTON THUNDER
Classic cars, hot rods, motorcycles, club displays, military vehicles, performance vehicles and drag racing displays plus the Thunder Ink Tattoo Show, burlesque, live music, and more! 9.00am – 4.00pm, Frankton Village, Commerce Street.
HAMILTON GARDENS ARTS FESTIVAL
RUN FOR LIFE