PLANNING A VISIT IN 2021?

As part of measures to keep out the Coronavirus, nearly all events in 2020 have been cancelled.  The purpose of this page is to give you an idea of what normally takes place when to help you if you're planning a visit in 2021. All events are in Rarotonga unless otherwise stated. Many scheduled dates are now shown but could change; others will be added as they're announced

MARCH

GOLDEN UKULELE FESTIVAL Scheduled for 24-28 March

PURSUIT IN PARADISE AITUTAKI MARATHON Scheduled for 22-26 March

APRIL

MANA TIAKI (culture and heritage) WEEK
DANCER OF THE YEAR CONTESTS (Te Mire Ura) Scheduled for 23 April to 6 May

MAY

OPERA IN RAROTONGA

JULY

Whale Watching Season begins (July - October)

TE MAEVA NUI 30th July to 7th August

AUGUST

MANUREVA AQUAFEST, AITUTAKI

SEPTEMBER

ROUND RARO ROAD RACE (AND OTHER RUNS) 20th - 26th September

NOVEMBER

TE MIRE TIARE (FLOWER) FESTIVAL WEEK 29th November to 2nd December

DECEMBER

BSP NETBALL IN PARADISE 1st - 7th December

CHRISTMAS EVENTS

 

PUBLIC HOLIDAYS AND GOSPEL DAYS

By law the following are PUBLIC HOLIDAYS
Every Sunday
Good Friday and Easter Monday
Christmas Day and Boxing Day
New Year's Day and 2nd January
Anzac Day, 25th April each year
Queen's Birthday (HRH Queen Elizabeth II): first week of June
Ra O Te Ui Ariki (House of Ariki) public holiday: first week of July
Constitution Day - 4th August
*Not Palmerston which celebrates the birthday of the late Queen Victoria instead