Events for: Sat 13 Feb
 

Festival Parade

Time: 2.30pm – 3pm
Cost: Free
Location: The Parade

Variety Show

Time: 3pm - 6pm
Cost: Free
Location: Shorland Park

Yard sales on The Parade

Time: 9.30am - 12.30am
Cost: Free
Location: The Parade

Family & Visitor Day

Time: 10am - 2pm
Cost: Free
Location: 2 Rhine Street, Island Bay

Kids and Baby Gear 2ndHand Sale

Time: 9am - 12pm
Cost: Gold coin
Location: Island Bay Community Centre
 
Events for: Sun 14 Feb
 

A Day in the Bay

Time: 10am – 5pm
Cost: Free
Location: Shorland Park & Esplanade

Blessing of the boats

Time: 2.30pm
Cost: Free
Location: Island Bay Beach

Bands

Time: 10am – 5pm
Cost: Free
Location: Shorland Park & Esplanade

Tapu te Ranga Island Swim

Time: 8.30 Registration
Cost: $10 per swimmer
Location: Island Bay Beach

Market & Food Stalls

Time: 10am – 5pm
Cost: Free
Location: Reef Street & Esplanade

Carnevale Italia

Time: 10am – 5pm
Cost: Free
Location: Esplanade

Fairground

Time: 10am - 5pm
Cost: Varies
Location: Reef Street

Yoga on the Beach

Time: 7.30am - 8.15am
Cost: Free
Location: Island Bay Beach

Marine Education Centre Open Day

Time: 10am – 3pm
Cost: $2 children $5 adults
Location: The Bait House

WSBHS Historical Displays

Time: 10am – 3pm
Cost: Free
Location: Island Bay Surf Club
 
Events for: Mon 15 Feb
 

Monday Crafter

Time: 1pm - 3pm
Cost: $1
Location: Island Bay Community Centre

Colour for Life

Time: 10am - 12pm
Cost: $2
Location: Island Bay Community Centre

The Bays Italian History - Paul Elenio

Time: 7.30
Cost: Gold coin donation
Location: Wgtn South Baptist Church, 284 The Parade
 
Events for: Tue 16 Feb
 

Fitness with Yvonne Taliauli

Time: 5.45pm
Cost: Gold coin donation to Church
Location: St Francis de Sales Car Park
 
Events for: Wed 17 Feb
 

Councillors Corner

Time: 7pm
Cost: Free
Location: Vine Room, Brew'd Bar

Dutch Social Open Day

Time: 10.30am - 12pm
Cost: $1.50
Location: Island Bay Community Centre
 
Events for: Sat 13 - Sun 21 Feb
 

$10 tickets at The Empire

Time: Until 4pm
Cost: $10
Location: The Empire, 214 The Parade
 
Events for: Fri 19 Feb
 

Our Community exhibition - WSBHS

Time: 10am - 2pm
Cost: Free
Location: Community Centre

Film Archive at the Empire

Time: 12.00pm and 5.00pm
Cost: Gold coin Koha
Location: The Empire, 214 The Parade
 
Events for: Sat 20 Feb
 

Ribble Street Downhill Derby

Time: 12.30pm - 4pm
Cost: $2 driver entry
Location: Ribble Street

Ribble St Lego Races

Time: 10am - 12pm
Cost: $2
Location: Ribble Street

Scavenger Hunt

Time: 11.30am - 3pm
Cost: Free
Location: Paekawakawa Bush Reserve, 4/28 Ribble Street entrance

Mission Fair

Time: 10am - 1pm
Cost: Free
Location: St Francis de Sales Church Hall
 
Events for: Sun 21 Feb
 

Teddy Bears Picnic

Time: 12.30am - 2pm
Cost: Free
Location: Shorland Park

Cheapskates Skate Competition

Time: 12pm
Cost: Free
Location: Island Bay Skateboard Park

Marine Education Centre Open Day

Time: 10am – 3pm
Cost: $2 children $5 adults
Location: The Bait House
 

about the island bay Festival

The Island Bay Festival has run for 32 years, showcasing the talent and diversity of the South Coast. This annual 9-day summer festival is held every February with three main event days; The Parade & Variety Show, The Day in the Bay and Ribble Street Races.  There are around 30 different community events held over the nine days.

The Island Bay Festival is organised by our talented Festival Co-ordinators.  There is usually a Co-ordinator for each major event day. The organisation is overseen by the Island Bay Enhancement Trust. The trustees are a small group of locals from both arts and business backgrounds. Current trustees are: Joe Bleakley, Peter Frater, Mike Jones, Diane Hughes and Jo Bushe.
 

 

 

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main event days

Day 1 - Each year the festival opens with a Festival Parade and Variety Show, usually on the 2nd Saturday of February. Crowds of locals line the streets to watch the Festival Parade and follow it down to Shorland Park to watch local community and school groups perform on the Band Rotunda stage.

Day 2 - The Day in the Bay is a major event in the Summer City calendar sponsored by Wellington City Council.  This is not only a great Festival day with entertainment, funfairs and markets - it's also shows thousands of visitors the unique character of Island Bay's heritage including the stunning blessing of the fishing boats and the Carnevale Italia.

Day 8 - Honoring Island Bay's history as a race track, Ribble Street is closed off for racing including a downhill trolley derby.  There is a great Street Party atmosphere and it's a firm family favourite that can be enjoyed by everyone!

 

HOST AN EVENT

We have a lot of talent and great ideas stemming from the South Coast.  If you've got a great idea for an event and would like to be part of the Island Bay Festival 2017, we can help you with marketing the event on our website and Facebook, and even give advice on running an event or getting funding if you need it. 

If you have a great idea for an event and time to organise it, register your interest by completing the online form. We'll be in touch around October/November to discuss taking your ideas further.  If your event needs funding and you'd like some advice on where you could apply for this, contact us at IBFwebsite@gmail.com.

Register

  

 
 

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tAKE PART AND Volunteer

The Island Bay Festival relies on volunteers - whether it's being a Trustee (the folk that oversee the Festival), organising an event, a marshal in the Festival Parade or managing traffic, there will always be an important role for volunteers.

If you'd like to get involved, apply to be a volunteer for the Island Bay Festival 2017 using the link below.

Volunteer

Event Application


 

Volunteer Application


 Parade - 14 Feb
 Variety Show - 14 Feb
 Day in the Bay - 15 Feb
 Ribble Street Races - 21 Feb
 Teddy Bears Picnic - 22 Feb
 Other
 

INTERESTED IN A MARKET STALL?

Our main event day is the Day in the Bay which will next be held on Sunday 12 February 2017. Each year this day attracts around 15,000 people to the festivities in Island Bay. 

The first spots are currently being offered to many of our returning stall holders. If you're interested in having a market stall at the Day in the Bay, applications will be re-opening for the final spots on 15 December 2016.  So check back in then.

 

 

 

 
 

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Contact Us

We'd love to hear from you if you're interested in finding out more about the Island Bay Festival or would like to take part in the next one. 

Any queries can be directed to the Trustees by contacting us at ibfwebsite@gmail.com.

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EXPRESS INTEREST FOR A MARKET STALL


 Food stall
 Packaged Food
 Clothing
 Arts & crafts
 Community Stall
 Cosmetics
 Household goods
 Second hand / Antique
 Services (braiding, massage)
 Fun Rides