Top Country-Rock singers and bands from around NZ, Australia and further afield! A three-day event featuring some fine local and international Country Rock Acts. Street events and local venues one badge gains entry to all venues.Visit BOI Country Rock Festival's Site
Queens Birthday Weekend Visit Their Site to learn more
Bi-Annual four-day event Featuring 14 top pianists from around the world competing over two rounds with the top four competing in the final – plus an Adjudicators Recital. Learn More Here
Mud Sweat and Run! The Bay of Islands Beast is a super tough 7km course over rolling countryside; navigating swamps, river crossings, a little bit of mud, some very steep hills and traverse rugged uneven terrain. The Beast is designed to be tough but FUN! www.thebeast.co.nz
Following on from the Beast Run - a chance for runners and supporters alike to wind down.
Madness as human power attempts to fly off Russell Wharf into the bay in all sorts of manmade contraptions with great prizes up for grabs. It’s three days of fun in the Bay of Islands … enter or just turn up to watch the fun and games. More information here. See past events here
Fundraising Trivia Night – Kawakawa Yes the Bay of Islands has a vintage Railway and while there is no Thomas or Fat Controller from Sodor Island fame, Gabrielle is the star in Kawakawa … Not only the trivia night in early August but most weekends and throughout school holidays the Vintage Railway delights kids and parents alike … www.bayofislandsvintagerailway.org.nz
The Bay of Islands grooves every August to Local and international acts as the Jazz and blues festival returns each year. Various venues in both Paihia and Russell. All genres of Jazz and Blues can be heard over this three-day festival. www.jazz-blues.co.nz
This boutique wine and food festival celebrates all the greater Bay of Islands and Northland has to offer … and this year marks the 7th year the festival returns to Paihia. Catch it Cook it Eat it … all sorts of activities and great entertainment on the Village Green … the headline act for this year has yet to be announced but in the past has featured one of New Zealand’s Top Bands along with great supporting acts. Tickets are essential if you enjoy wine food and music … Mark it on your calendar now and watch this space for more details.
"it" Bay of Islands Festival
We are looking forward to trying the festival out on a new date that is not super busy like Labour Weekend. The successful formula from our 6 previous years is unchanged! Dragon are the headline act - they wrote a string of hits that most Kiwis, and many Australians could sing along to word-perfect - April Sun in Cuba, Are You Old Enough, and Rain. Certainly a good draw card to get people along. Tickets will be on sale soon.
Based in Russell this is a great opportunity to discover some of the beautiful walkways in and around the Bay of Islands. There are walks for all abilities over this three day celebration of the beauty of the local area.
Bay of Islands Classic – Russell to Paihia Swim
Part of the NZ wide Ocean Swim series. Events for the younger ones just off the safe Paihia Beach right through to the elite swimming athletes who take on the 3 kilometres plus swim from Russell across to Paihia – the kids event and the Seniors event finish right on the beach just along from the Pioneer Waterfront Apartments. Great as a spectator or as a participant. Signup Here