Festivals in Taranaki RegionNew Plymouth in the Taranaki region of New Zealand is rapidly gaining a reputation for hosting a number of fantastic festivals. All of these are easily access from our Oakura Beach Holiday Park accommodation, and our friendly team can assist with further information about any of these.
The TSB Bank Festival of Lights for instance, transforms Pukekura Park into a magical night time wonderland. This is a spectacular backdrop for an extensive entertainment programme that runs day and night for over two months every summer.
New Plymouth is also the home of the WOMAD (World of Music, Arts & Dance) festival. Every year, for one long weekend, Brooklands Park and the TSB Bowl are transformed as thousands come together to experience and celebrate international music, art and dance. Get ready for three days and nights of exhilarating performances, from 100s of artists from around the globe. There are many food and craft stalls and also a Kidszone, where the little ones can get creative.
The annual Taranaki Rhododendron & Garden Festival is another favourite which happens in October and November. The hospitality of Taranaki’s garden owners is what makes this event unique and & we encourage you to take the time to wander through the 47 beautiful gardens. The events programme is sure to have something to excite you. Discover innovative new landscape design work, top New Zealand speakers, gourmet food & wine, gifts and products, music and style.
The Parihaka International Peace Festival in January is one of the best described celebrations of culture and peace. Experience diversity and diginity throughout the music, dance, theatre, poetry, film, craft, art, food and much more. There's also plenty of family oriented activities. www.parihaka.com.
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