Akaroa Events Calendar - June 2021 to October 2021

Book your accommodation at the Criterion with us now on 0800 AKAROA or +64 3 304 7775

  • Ethels Cinema Akaroa , go online for the latest movies on show, 4 Selwyn Avenue, Akaroa 7520

  • Comte de Paris 180, an exhibition at Akaroa Museum
    1 Apr 2021 through to 30 Jun 2021
    Comte de Paris 180, an exhibition open now at Akaroa Museum
    From April to June, Akaroa Museum remembers the French and German settlers who arrived in Akaroa on the Comte de Paris in 1840.
    A new exhibition at Akaroa Museum, Comte de Paris 180, includes photographs and stories of some of the 58 Comte de Paris settlers, pictures of the houses they lived in and details of their land holdings.
    Descendants of the de Malmanche, Lelievre, Libeau and Breitmeyer families provide their thoughts on what it means to be part of those families.
    Landing re-enactments, now a highlight of French Fest, started in 1940 and are now an important demonstration of descendants’ pride in their heritage.

  • Dusty Feathers LIVE at Ma Maison

    11 Jun 2021 through to 11 Jun 2021
    Dusty Feathers will be playing an acoustic set 8pm at Ma Maison
    Pasta & Drink specials

  • Harbar Beachbar & Kitchen. Live music and yummy food, cocktails and drinks

  •   Okains Bay Maori & Colonial Museum sets out to offer a 'big picture' view of New Zealand's past from the country's indigeneous ancestry to it's colonial settlement history. An amazing collection in Okains Bay just 20 minutes drive from Akaroa!! This is a must do and originally started out as a private collection of Maori treasures!

  • Akaroa Cooking School the Winter timetable for 2021 has just been released! Have a look online at info@akaroacooking.co.nz and book your course and accommodation at the Criterion on 0800 AKAROA now!

  • Live Music at Ma Maison: Fraser Ross And Amiria Grenell - Winter Tour
    25 Jun 2021
    Fraser Ross & Amiria Grenell are embarking on a South Island tour this winter. Both of these folksingers are working on new albums and have decided to hit the road to share their songs, old and new. FRASER ROSS ‘New Zealand’s best kept musical secret’ —Capital Times ‘His music, which has traditional folk roots, has a wonderful way of breaking free from genre’ —The Wireless ‘Like a Kiwi Billy Connolly’ —The View, Scotland Eccentric-folk musician Fraser Ross returned to New Zealand in 2020 after living in Scotland was cut short. He has supported bands such as Phoenix Foundation, French for Rabbits, The Nudge, and Nadia Reid. His first two EPs, And Birds Do Sing (2009) and To Places (2012) established him as a serious talent and a brilliant, loud-shirted presence within the New Zealand underground. His two LPs, Mongrels (2015), and Life is Magic, Where is My Rabbit? (2018) confirmed this. Ross has played at numerous arts festivals, including the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, LitCrawl Wellington, the Hamilton Gardens Arts Festival, Wellington City Summer Sounds, and the Christchurch Nostalgia Festival. AMIRIA GRENELL 'You cannot pigeonhole an artist like this regardless of influence. One thing is certain, Amiria is, & her music is, simply wonderful. A musical tapestry so rich. ' - J. Hassles Daughter of legendary Country musician John Grenell, Amiria grew up on a farm in Whitecliffs, Canterbury where her family hosted decades of music festivals in the back paddocks. She has followed her heritage into a colourful and long standing career as a touring artist and respected songwriter. Her crystalline voice finely balances between gentle restraint and emotive strength, with instrumentation that is equally impressive. Winner of a Tui NZ Music Award for her album 'Three Feathers' & a finalist for the same award for her album 'Autumn', this songwriter is currently recording a whole new set of songs set to be released this spring. Her style is New Folk & country. Her songwriting is honest, delicate and filled with a love of nature and adventures.
    Purchase your tickets via: https://www.undertheradar.co.nz/gig/75019/Fraser-Ross-And-Amiria-Grenell---Winter-Tour.utr
    Ma Maison will be doing a pasta special $30 without a gig ticket / $25 with a gig ticket

  • Life Drawing 2021 - Alfresco or otherwise
    1 Jul 2021 through to 22 Aug 2021
    1st and 2nd July 
    21st and 22nd August 
    10am to 4pm in the Presbyterian Hall Akaroa 
    $80 for two days paid in advance or $50 per casual day

    Let’s continue this popular workshop after a great summer, Life Drawing in the Presbyterian Hall on Rue Lavaud.
    A two-day workshop for life artists.
    All levels of artist come to these wonderful gatherings – absolute beginners and the accomplished.
    We are a self-supporting group; beginners can get help and tutorage from the more experienced.
    Paper, charcoals, easels, clay and a model supplied.
    Draw, paint or sculpt, whatever you like,  for two whole days !
    Please email art@akaroaarts.co.nz for more details.

  • Comedy at Ma Maison: Ben Hurley & Justine Smith ft Logan Kitney
    4 Jul 2021
    Two of your comdey faves are coming to Akaroa... Ben Hurley & Justine Smith! 
    You'll know both of them from TV's 7 Days, The Project, numerous Comedy Gala AotearoHA's and heaps more! 

    To purchase tickets visit: https://app.kiwiticket.co.nz/#/events/iyc0yDNF0qfRGG6TfPZ

  • Akaroa French Festival
    15 Oct 2021 through to 17 Oct 2021
    Escape to picturesque Akaroa and immerse yourself in French culture, entertainment and romance as we celebrate Banks Peninsula's unique history at the biennial Akaroa French Festival. 15th Oct 2021 through to 17th Oct 2021. www.akaroafrenchfest.co.nz

More information on events go to www.akaroa.com