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Pohutukawa Festival Handmade Arts & Crafts Market

Pohutukawa Festival Handmade Arts & Crafts Market

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  • Sat 7 Dec ’13, 12:00pm – 7:00pm


Williamson Reserve, Ocean Road, Whangamata


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Free Admission

The Whangamata Summer Festival has been hosting markets for over 15 years.
In 2012 we hosted our Inaugural Pohutukawa Festival Market, to welcome the bloom of our Pohutukawa trees on the sunny Coromandel and bring in summer.

The Craft Market is attended by thousands of locals and holidaymakers and is set in Williamson Reserve, just behind the Surf Club. There is sun and shade, parking and toilets and a cafe nearby. What more could one want?

The Annual Whangamata Santa Parade starts in town at 3pm, with a loop of the roundabouts in the main street. Then the Parade floats will finish up in the park, followed by a welcome, prize giving and musical entertainment. It will be a real community day, so grab the kids and family and get on down to the park.

We have a massive array of craft stalls, with food provided by the local school PTA groups as well as the Whangamata Marae committee.

The craft markets are our annual fundraisers to help put on night-time free music concerts in Williamson Park. The funds raised from this market go directly back into our free family festival.

The Whangamata Summer Festival is run by a not for profit community group who fund raise all year round, in order to provide a focus for youth, young families, locals, holiday makers and the elderly, by staging night time concerts, offering a range of musical genres from roots & dub to pop, rock and even opera, plus volleyball competitions, skate competitions, a kids' holiday programme and our huge craft markets!

Entertainment for the Whangamata Summer Festival week is proudly brought to you by sponsors: Thames-Coromandel District Council, The Whangamata Community Board, NZCT, Lion Foundation, Southern Trust, Trust Waikato, Sky City Hamilton Trust, North and South Trust, and Creative Communities.

We are supported also by Pitcher Electrical Whangamata, Elite Windows and Doors Whangamata, Take Note Whangamata, Whangamata Signs, St John Ambulance, Fusion & the Whangamata Baptist Church, plus many volunteers and community members without whom, it could not be a free event. Our volunteers will be out selling glowsticks each night to add to the lively atmosphere, so support the Festival by supporting our sponsors and get 'glowed up'!

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