Summer and Autumn Events in Marlborough

Marlborough has many annual & one-off events, involving Marlborough wine, food, cycling, running, gardens & much more. If you are interested in attending, you could time a visit to Marlborough with one of the many regular events not to be missed.

Sunday Sessions

December 26th 2021 - April 24th 2022

Hosted by Forrest Estate Winery in their blissfully beautiful backyard, join them for a Sunday Session featuring live music by talented local musicians. Grab a cozy beanbag, sit back in sunshine while sipping an ice-cold Forrest Wine or Double Vision Co. Beer and soak up the atmosphere. Platters and tasting trays are available, and picnics, dogs and families are all welcome.  

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Vinyl in the Vines

January 23rd 2022

Spend the afternoon at the picturesque Sound of White Vineyard in Waihopai Valley, Marlborough, surrounded by the great beats, wines, food & people.  

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Rock Ferry Wines Twilight Market

February 9th & March 9th 2022

Rock Ferry Wines - Stroll through the stalls of local artisan food producers, a glass of wine in hand, and shop your favourite flavours. Vendors include Crank Goat Cheeses, Boom! Chef, Cloudy Bay Clams, Delicia Gelato, Sherrington Honey, Rood Food Makers and many more. With live music and relaxed ambience, it really is a match made in “twilight”.

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South Island Cheese Festival

February 5th 2022

Broaden your cheese palette and explore your taste buds with the South Island Cheese Festival. Picnic on the beautiful Clos Henri Vineyard and relax to local live music. 

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Summer Market

February 11th 2022

Pure Events Marlborough bring you this iconic market once again in 2022. Located in Market Street, available will be a selection of new and old stalls showcasing products from honey, cheese, jewellery, clothing, arts crafts and more. Cruise round the market with an ice cream or coffee, while enjoying summer vibes from some epic local musicians and entertainers.

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Summer Vines

March 5th 2022

Jacksons Road Summer Vines is back for 2022.

The Summer Vines is a collaborative one-day festival between the four iconic venues of Jacksons Road. It promises to be a fun filled afternoon of festival vibes with exquisite wine & beer, local produce and summer sounds. Join the hosts; Allan Scott, Cloudy Bay, Jackson Estate and Moa Brewery to celebrate the end of summer in style. Each venue will have live entertainment, delicious local wine, beer and food on offer and bus transfers provided to ferry you between each venue. Don't miss it!

Tickets include all day transfers between venues and live entertainment.

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Havelock Mussel & Seafood Festival

March 12th 2022

Located in Havelock, the gateway to the Marlborough Sounds, this festival celebrates the local mussel and seafood Industry in a family friendly way. The day kicks off with a Kapa Haka performance then into a full line-up of good kiwi music.

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Gintastic Marlborough

March 19th 2022

Intimate and perfectly formed, Gintastic - Marlborough is part of a series of boutique gin festivals held across the South Island, close to, but away from the metropolitan hustle & bustle.

Take great gin, it's tastes, flavours, and surprises, with tasty food, chilled out tunes & mix.

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