Next festival 4 – 10 April 2017

New Zealand’s best little arts festival returns to the region from 4 – 10 April 2017 bringing with it some of the country’s best cultural performances. This will be our seventh Festival and once again we will bring an outstanding programme of local, national and international arts to the Southern Lakes region. Get ready to surf the Festival wave for seven days and nights of world class music, dance, theatre, comedy, visual arts and Aspiring Conversations. The Festival brings transformational moments and unforgettable experiences to the whole region.

The programme for the 2017 festival will be released on Thursday 9 February.  Public ticket sales start Friday 17 February. Full details will be available here, or use the box below to sign up for our email newsletter so you can be kept up to date with festival news, or contact us  if you want to receive a copy of our programme brochure in the mail.


Check out our innovative new fundraising ‘shopping list’

Choose which of the many items associated with the festival you would like to ‘purchase’. Click here for more information.