Marlborough Regular Events

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Marlborough hosts a range of regular events throughout the year from the Wine Festival every summer, to Blues and Brews, to the Biennial Classic Fighters Airshow, amongst others. Here you can find a list of some of the regular recurring events on Marlborough's calendar.


Wine Festival

The Marlborough Wine Festival is the premier event of the Marlborough wine calendar.

Blues, Brews and BBQs

The Blues, Brews, and BBQs festival provides an opportunity to sample premium NZ beers, and other beverages, as well as enjoying barbeque food, and entertainment.

Two Fokker Triplanes in formation at Classic Fighters 2007

Classic Fighters

Classic Fighters airshow is held every two years over Easter at Omaka Aerodrome featuring a unique collection of classic World War I aircraft, along with WWII, current military, and civilian aircraft.

Mussel Festival

With mussel farming contributing significantly to the Marlborough economy, it is only natural that there should be a festival to celebrate this thriving industry, just as the wine industry holds its wine festival.

Grape Ride

The Grape Ride is a 101km annual cycle race taking in the heart of Marlborough's wine country, and the breathtaking beauty of the Marlborough Sounds.

Garden Marlborough fête in Seymour Square

Garden Marlborough

In late spring each year, Marlborough plays host to a nearly week long garden festival.

A & P Show

The annual Marlborough A & P Show has its roots in the pastoral farming heritage of Marlborough. Each year at the beginning of November, the show is held over a Friday and Saturday.

Half Marathon

The Saint Clair Vineyard Half Marathon is an annual Marlborough event in autumn with a course through private vineyards and funds raised going towards bowel cancer.

Multicultural Festival

The Marlborough Multicultural Festival is an annual event organised by the Marlborough Migrant Centre held to commemorate Race Unity Day.