Annual Events in Mairangi Bay

Food and Wine Festival – February

The Mairangi Bay Festival of Food and Wine has become a favourite summer event with both locals and visitors alike. Sample amazing food and beverages from our wonderful selection of cafes and restaurants. Beach Road is closed for an afternoon of food and wine tasting, cooking demonstrations, live music, market stalls, a kids entertainment area and more!

Moments of Mairangi Photo Competition – March

The Moments of Mairangi community photography competition was an initiative of local resident Lesley Baillie and the Mairangi Bay Business Association, in consultation with the Mairangi Arts Centre. Entries are judged across three categories – Kids, Youth and Adults/Open. Sponsored by Barfoot & Thompson with some generous cash prizes to be won!

Mid Winter Swim & Beach Dig – June

The Mairangi Bay Business Association, along with the Mairangi Bay Surf Lifesaving Club, with support from Hibiscus and Bays Local Board, ASB, and Silverdale Printing, run a Mid Winter Swim and Beach Dig in late June/early July each year. There are prizes for the best dressed Adult and best dressed Child – so dress up for the swim to be in to win! Heaps of amazing prizes from local businesses in the beach dig also – so come and join the fun!

Buy Local Campaign – August

Every time you spend more than $20 in one of the Mairangi Bay businesses during the month of August, you can enter a draw to win one of three excellent prizes! Shopping locally supports our local businesses, promotes great service, invests in our local community and reduces your environmental impact!

Christmas Parade – late November/early December

For 59 years Mairangi Bay has held a Santa Parade on the last Saturday in November. The Lions and the Mairangi Bay Business Association come together to make this a fun community event.

Carols in the Park – December

Bring a picnic rug and some dinner (or pick up a takeaway in the Village) and join us for a fun family evening of Christmas Carols in the Mairangi Bay Village playground.