This week-long celebration is sure to bring Rainbow joy to your life.
There’s always something on in Whanganui. Our annual events celebrate what makes Whanganui unique, from our rich heritage to our vibrant arts scene to our great sporting achievements. Not to mention the gigs, gallery openings, plays and concerts put on every week by our vibrant and active community.
Experience the local arts scene at events like Artists Open Studios, Whanganui Walls, Whanganui Opera Week, Whanganui Literary Festival and Le Fiesta: NZ’s best women’s fest.
Join us for Whanganui Heritage Month in September and Vintage Weekend in January to experience Whanganui’s rich heritage, amazing stories and talented people.
Whanganui has a long and proud sporting history and plenty of great events to show it off. Join in as a spectator or even a competitor at events like the Cemetery Circuit, New Zealand Masters Games, the Billy Webb Festival and the 3 Bridges Marathon.
Summer is our liveliest events season, with a wide range of events on offer. Find out what’s on during summer and plan your visit.
See Do Experience
Explore the art galleries, museums, and open studios in Whanganui, Taranaki and Manawatū - a perfect activity for art lovers.