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 Mar

PURSUIT IN PARADISE AITUTAKI MARATHON Scheduled for 22-26 Mar

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

TE MAEVA NUI Scheduled for 20 July to 7 August
Whale Watching Season begins (July - October)

AUGUST

MANUREVA AQUAFEST, AITUTAKI

SEPTEMBER

ROUND RARO ROAD RACE (AND OTHER RUNS) Scheduled for 20-26 Sep

NOVEMBER

TURAMA November 1

VAKA EIVA Scheduled for 20-27 Nov

TE MIRE TIARE (FLOWER) FESTIVAL WEEK Scheduled for 26 November to 3 December

 

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