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Picton Maritime Festival

Picton Maritime Festival

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  • Sat 17 Jan ’15, 11:00am – 10:30pm


Picton Foreshore, London Quay, Picton


All Ages

We're on a mission - to celebrate the unique maritime character and history of Picton.

On water displays including waka ama, Rarangi Life Savers, raft races - home built or supplied mussel rafts - clinker boat displays + scheduled rides on the water - Whale Chaser and Dolphin Catcher launches on display.

Children - Pirate Island - Under the sea crafts, sea rock pets, face painting, toddler area, confidence course, best dressed in maritime theme, bouncy castles, sticky fly, walk on water activities, Fun family games e.g. fish n spoon races, throw the hoki competitions, roving entertainers and lots more.

Food stalls, cooking demonstrations, a large selection of craft stalls and static displays i.e. National Whale Centre.

Entertainment from the stage - Queen Charlotte College Kapa Haka performance, Star Dance demonstration, local talented musicians, The Pirates - Festus McBoyle & Sir William Crust & other family bands.

The evening line up of musicians are yet to be confirmed but will be family music - Jazz and covers. Quarterdeck opens after 5pm with refreshments and Castaway Carvery Buffet meal - tickets to be pre sold.

Fireworks extravaganza at 10pm.

The purpose of the Picton Maritime Festival Trust - a registered charitable trust - is to raise funds and create a fundraising platform for other non-profit organisations, thereby providing support for the benefit of needy and deserving groups, individuals, community organisations and projects within the Marlborough community, particularly with the emphasis towards youth.

Our continued goal is very much about bringing families together, in a free, fun environment, celebrating the unique maritime heritage of Picton. We have established a professionally operated, safe, enjoyable annual event for the whole family and we are excited that is has now become an event in its won right, proudly occupying Wellington anniversary Weekend on the calendar. We are determined to keep the festival free of charge as entry fees to these types of events are rapidly becoming beyond financial reach of the average Kiwi family.

Ten years in the making
2015 Festival is our 10th Festival and we are determined to showcase our achievements and highlights of the last 10 years.

We invite you to come along and be part of our fabulous 10th anniversary.

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