Canoeing events on the Whakatane River, Whakatane, New Zealand
Surf lifesaving Championships, Ohope Beach, Whakatane, New Zealand


The Whakatane community puts on a wide range of events catering to many interests, including some of New Zealand's biggest fishing tournaments and multisport events and the Summer Arts and BirdsaPlenty festivals.

Some of Whakatane's biggest events are listed below. You can also visit the Annual Events Calendar for a full list.

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Whakatane boasts many events throughout the year. Check out what's on. More »
Whakatane is an outdoor playground, which attracts a wide range of sporting events. More »
Check out the local markets and meet the community at events. More »
List your event on the Events Calendar. Receive help with planning, marketing, funding advice and Whakatāne District Council requirements. More »
Matata Festival, Whakatane, New Zealand
Details of upcoming Festivals and Shows in the Whakatane region. More »
Whakatane's art and cultural events range from music, dance and theatre to exhibitions and festivals. More »