Palmy re­ally is the place to be

The Tribune (NZ) - - MONTHLY EVENTS CALENDAR INSIDE -

You need not travel far. En­ter­tain­ment is at your back­door this sum­mer. Palmy is still the place to be! The New Year is still of­fer­ing a colour­ful ar­ray of ex­cit­ing events and ac­tiv­i­ties.

The Sounds of Sum­mer Sun­day Con­certs con­tinue. These af­ter­noon con­certs fea­tur­ing lo­cal mu­si­cians are a re­lax­ing way to end a week­end. They’re the per­fect ex­cuse for a fam­ily pic­nic in the Vic­to­ria Es­planade. Re­mem­ber to bring pic­nic rugs and chairs. Bring the fam­ily down and sup­port our lo­cal tal­ent. They con­tinue each Sun­day un­til Fe­bru­ary 12.

Es­planade Day is a firm favourite for fam­i­lies. The Vic­to­ria Es­planade comes alive with a mix­ture of live en­ter­tain­ment, ac­tiv­i­ties, food and fam­ily fun. There will be vi­brant per­for­mances from a va­ri­ety of lo­cal per­form­ers in­clud­ing bands and dance groups. With plenty of stalls and end­less en­ter­tain­ment for the lit­tle ones you won’t want to miss this ex­cit­ing, fam­ily friendly event! Mark your di­aries, it’s on 19 Fe­bru­ary 19 from 10am – 4pm.

Later in Fe­bru­ary, there is the spec­tac­u­lar Royal New Zealand Air­force Air Tat­too. The event is held at RNZAF Base Ohakea on Fe­bru­ary 25 and 26. It fea­tures the Black Fal­cons aer­o­bat­ics team, RNZAF op­er­a­tional air power and other mil­i­tary air­craft.

Mark your di­aries too for the an­nual Fes­ti­val of Cul­tures. Cel­e­brate our city’s cul­tural di­ver­sity at one of Palmer­ston North’s long­est run­ning com­mu­nity events. This is a colour­ful three-day fes­ti­val in­fused with cul­ture, colour, cre­ations and cui­sine. A lan­tern pa­rade will launch the fes­ti­val on March 3, fol­lowed by a pro­gramme of en­ter­tain­ment, ac­tiv­i­ties and mu­sic.

There are plenty more events to en­joy this sum­mer so visit www.man­awatuNZ.co.nz/sum­merevents, or PNCC’s Face­book page.

Es­planade Day of­fers fam­ily fun.

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