What's On

Children's Weekend 2017 (4 & 5 March)

Children's weekend will take place over two fun-filled days during the first weekend of March.

Families will be able celebrate the young people in their lives with a whole lot of games, music, crafts, performances and more!

Get out and about and share lots of laughs with the little people in your lives and treasure the time spent together.

Click here to find out more about Children's Weekend activities


Parks Week 2017 (4 - 12 March)

Click here to view the Parks Week brochure with a list of all community events listed

Parks play a vital role in creating liveable cities and thriving communities. They are our most frequented spaces for recreational activities and provide opportunities for conservation and the social interaction that is vital for a connected and resilient community.

Created by New Zealand Recreation Association, the purpose of Parks Week is to promote the benefits of our parks and open spaces. Councils together with community organisations run events to raise awareness of the value of open spaces in providing opportunities for people to use an enjoy the outdoors.

Get thinking about an event that your neighbourhood could hold in your local park. It could be a park working bee, art in the park or a community sports event.

Council is looking at ways to support these local events by coordinating funding grants through the neighbourhood matching fund, free promotion and use of resources from the community events equipment shed.

For more information about how we can support your event send an email to community.events@rotorualc.nz.


 Around Town

Around Town is a mobile app showcasing all the fantastic things that are happening in Rotorua. It has 30 different categories and you can receive notifications for categories that you’re interested in. To see more details check out our website or to save these to your favourites list, please download the app to get the full functionality. To download on Android click here, or to download on iPhones & iPads click here


Rotorua NZ 

​​​Rotoruanz.com is Rotorua Lakes Council's dedicated events website, that provides you with all the information on the great events happening in the Rotorua region.

It is free to list your event on Rotoruanz. Simply register at Rotoruanz eventfinda.

Tips for a successful event listings:

  • Provide a vibrant eye catching image for your event (jpeg format).  If you do not provide an image a generic image will be added to your listing
  • Provide as much information as possible – time the event starts, ticket pricing, parking information
  • Provide a website for further information (if suitable)
  • Ensure you select the right category for your event

Visit the rotoruanz.com website here.

Inner City Event Poster Stations

To promote events there are five poster station locations set up around the inner city:

• Diane Dairy – Corner Arawa Street and Tutanekai Street
• Lucky Lotto Shop – Corner of Haupapa and Tutanekai Street
• Public Toilets – Pukuatua Street
• Laneway Entrance – Hinemoa Street
• Laneway Exit – Eruera Street

This facility is for events only. To display your event here, please drop your posters into the Sir Howard Morrison Performing Arts Centre. Please provide posters in A3 and A4 size and portrait and landscape if possible.


Page reviewed: 21 Feb 2017 1:36pm