Local Events in Marlborough

For wine-lovers, there is the highly-acclaimed Marlborough Wine & Food Festival - New Zealand's leading premier wine festival - held every February in the valley below the cottage at the Brancott Festival Site. This iconic event showcases the very best of Marlborough in one stunning vineyard location.


In May we welcome runners to the St Clair Vineyard half marathon. Competitors can look forward to their free bottle of Sauvignon Blanc at the end!


The Nelmac Garden Marlborough in November is a gardener's paradise, with garden tours, events and workshops.


Marlborough's largest event is the Classic Fighters Omaka Airshow, running for 3 days every second Easter on odd-numbered years  (the next is 2017) and attracting 30,000 people to the area.


For a more comprehensive list of events, visit Marlborough's official tourism website.