Coming Events

July School Holidays 2021

From Saturday 10 July 2021 to Sunday 25 July 2021

Alpine Winter Festival

From Thursday 01 July 2021 to Saturday 31 July 2021

Featuring a full calendar of events from the 1st to the 31st of July, you won't want to miss this.

Celebrate the very best of winter in one of New Zealand’s most picturesque alpine villages.

Hanmer Springs kicks off its first-ever Winter Festival this July. Gather your friends and family for this epic wintry line-up, featuring ice skating, drive-in movies, a Masquerade Ball, a yoga retreat and much more.

Christmas comes early too with a lights competition but the chance to shine doesn’t end there, with a golden oldies rugby game, fete and running events all locked in.

Find out more about the different wintery activities here:
- Ice Skating Rink -
- Mid Winter Fete -
- Masquerade Winter Ball -
- Hanmer 10km Trail Run and Kids 2km Twilight Dash -
- Glowteering -
- Winter Wellness Retreat -
- Amuri Rams Golden Oldies vs New Brighton Rugby Match -

Or click here to see an overview of the Alpine Winter Festival:

October School Holidays 2021

From Saturday 02 October 2021 to Sunday 17 October 2021

Labour Weekend 2021

From Friday 22 October 2021 to Sunday 24 October 2021

3 nights minimum.

Hanmer Springs Fete

From Friday 29 October 2021

An exclusive shopping event held in the beautiful village of Hanmer Spring, offering high quality stalls from all over New Zealand. The event will be held on Friday the 29th of October from 10am until 4pm at the Queen Mary Hospital Grounds. Come and sample some amazing food and drinks whilst shopping with some of your favourite retailers. It is also an amazing opportunity to discover some new and exciting New Zealand businesses.

For further details or to purchase tickets, please visit

Hurunui Garden Festival

From Thursday 28 October 2021 to Sunday 31 October 2021

From Thursday the 28th of November to Sunday the 31st of October, come and visit some of the gorgeous private gardens throughout the Hurunui area. From Amberley to Gore Bay, Hawarden to Hanmer Springs. Come and participate in the many garden events that will educate, entertain and inspire you.

For further details please visit

Canterbury Show Weekend 2021

From Thursday 11 November 2021 to Saturday 13 November 2021

2 nights minimum.

Christmas School Holidays 2021

From Friday 17 December 2021 to Thursday 23 December 2021

Christmas/New Year 2021

From Friday 24 December 2021 to Sunday 02 January 2022

3 nights minimum.

January/February School Holidays 2022

From Monday 03 January 2022 to Tuesday 01 February 2022

Waitangi Weekend 2022

From Friday 04 February 2022 to Sunday 06 February 2022

3 nights minimum.

Hanmer Motorfest

From Friday 25 February 2022 to Saturday 26 February 2022

The 2022 Motorfest will bring stunning cars, great vendors, spectators and certainly chrome, this is one event not to be missed!

With a wide range of classics and modern vehicles there is something here for every car enthusiast.

Find out more and purchase tickets here:

The Bandquet

From Saturday 02 April 2022

NZ's newest Summer Event is back - hitting Hanmer Springs on Saturday 2nd April 2022. Providing a plentiful amount of something enjoyable, the one-day event combines the perfect union of food, drink and music to satisfy your taste-buds & ear-buds! Couple this with the largest Kidtopian Zone of it's type and all comer's will be treated to an extraordinary day out!

Easter 2022

From Friday 15 April 2022 to Sunday 17 April 2022

3 nights minimum.

April School Holidays 2022

From Monday 18 April 2022 to Sunday 01 May 2022

ANZAC Long Weekend 2022

From Friday 22 April 2022 to Monday 25 April 2022

3 nights minimum.

July School Holidays 2022

From Friday 08 July 2022 to Sunday 24 July 2022

Christmas/New Years 2022

From Saturday 24 December 2022 to Sunday 02 January 2022

3 nights minimum.

Queens Birthday Weekend 2022

From Friday 03 June 2022 to Sunday 05 June 2022

3 nights minimum.

October School Holidays 2022

From Friday 30 September 2022 to Sunday 16 October 2022

Labour weekend 2022

From Friday 21 October 2022 to Sunday 23 October 2022

3 nights minimum.

Canterbury Show weekend 2022

From Thursday 10 November 2022 to Saturday 12 November 2022

2 nights minimum.

Christmas School Holidays 2022

From Friday 16 December 2022 to Friday 23 December 2022

January School Holidays 2023

From Tuesday 03 January 2023 to Sunday 29 January 2023