A family-friendly event which provides entertainment in the air and
on the ground, with three days of local food and merchandise stalls, classic
cars, and over 100 display aircraft. Beginning with an official practice day on
Easter Friday, it ends with a sunset Twilight Extreme Show topped off with
fireworks on Easter Sunday.
The Vineyard Half-marathon makes participants work for their brew.
Heading off-road, entrants are invited to race through 21 privately owned
vineyards including Cloudy Bay, Wairau River, and Saint Clair Family Estate.
Taking in views of the Richmond Ranges, Wainui river, and autumnal vines, it’s
a famously scenic half-marathon. But the main selling point for entrants is the
bottle of award-winning wine each participant receives once the race is over.
11 May 9.00am–3.00pm, Saint Clair Family Estate Vineyard.
If you consider yourself a foodie, this four-day adventure is for
you. Feast Marlborough runs May 9–13, showcasing the region’s best-kept
culinary secrets. Live entertainment will feature alongside stalls of epic
local dishes at Bayleys Friday Night Feast street party. If you can’t make it
that weekend, never fear! In conjunction with Feast Marlborough, signature
dishes celebrating Marlborough’s food culture can be tasted at participating
eateries throughout April and May in the inaugural Rare Fare competition.
Rare Fare, 15 April–19 May
at participating restaurants.