Community Events

Last updated: 28 Jun, 2023 07:22pm

Carterton hosts many community events from small fundraising initiatives to large exhibitions and shows.

Visit the Events Centre website for upcoming events at the Centre, Wairarapa’s premier entertainment venue.

Many events are also listed on the Eventfinder website.

For more information on Community Engagement, contact:

Becks Clarke
Community Development Team Leader, Carterton District Council
Phone: 06 379 4081

Organising an Event

Good planning is essential for an event.

Our Planning An Event page will help make sure you have everything in place.

Event planning guides

These factsheets will also help your planning:

  • Guide to Organising an Event in Carterton: Download/View
  • Factsheet: Planning a BBQ or Sausage Sizzle : Download/View 
  • Minimum standards for the operation of temporary food stalls: Download/View
  • Application for permit to operate an Amusement Device: Download/View 


Our Annual Events


ANZAC Commemoration

Carterton remembers our returned servicemen and women, and those that died during the service of their country each April 25.


Daffodil Festival

One of New Zealand’s oldest spring festivals attracts thousands of visitors to see our iconic blooms.

Read more



Matariki signals the Māori New Year. It is a time of renewal and celebration in New Zealand that begins with the rising of the Matariki star cluster.



Carterton sees in the festive season with a street parade, finishing with a party in the park for all the family.