Masterton proudly plays host to and supports lots of amazing events throughout the year. Below are some of our most popular annual events which attract visitors from all over.

All events supported or connected with the Council are also listed on our Facebook page.


Free water treatment plant tour – 30 Nov 2019

Ever wondered how water gets to your taps?
Take a free tour of Masterton’s water treatment plant and find out what goes into producing 4.4 billion litres of safe drinking water each year. You could win a free water storage tank worth $200.
Places will be limited, so register here:

or phone 06 370 6300

Kokomai is a biannual festival with a mission to inspire and entertain residents and visitors in the Wairarapa by delivering world-class diverse, accessible, creative events and experiences. The next festival will be from the 10th to 19th October 2019 and the Friends of Kokomai society also run events throughout the year. 

That spooky time of year is coming up. Want to get involved in Halloween? Download the HalloWHERE map – all the houses plotted on the map have signed up as being open for Halloween trick or treaters!

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Saturday 26 OCTOBER, Labour Day weekend, 10am – 2pm.  Live Music, Art, Toi Māori, Tours, Food. It’s the 3rd annual party, and the 2019 theme: GREEN LIVING.
Led by the Masterton Arts Quarter, supported by Masterton Creative Communities.

Prepare for liftoff over your Easter weekend. The Wairarapa Balloon Festival, which has been running for 20 years, draws crowds from all around the country to witness the spectacular sight of hot air balloons flying across the valley. With a night glow extravaganza and balloon rides on offer, it’s fun for the whole family. 

Huri Huri is Wairarapa’s year-round bike festival. It provides an opportunity to get on your bike, get active and get involved …. and of course, we’d love to see more people using their bike as a way of getting around! This year Wairarapa celebrates a summer of cycling with a series of biking events for all levels of rider.