What's Happening in Havelock

                                             Local Events and Happenings for August (and beyond)

The Gallery

Every Day:

The Gallery: @ Havelock Main Road 10:00am-4pm. This is a must visit. Featuring sixteen local artists, there is something for everyone here. I find it impossible to describe just how good this display is. It really is a case of "Wow!"
Pelorus Mail Boat

Every Tuesday, Thursday and Friday:

Pelorus Mail Boat: @ Havelock Marina 9:30am-5pm(ish). It is only a three minute walk to the Mail Boat from the Havelock Holiday Park. A short stroll back to your cabin or van after your trip, freshen up and then walk to the nearby Captains Daughter for a magnificent meal to complete your first Havelock Experience. The Mail Boat offers 10% discount for Kiwi Park Members so join up when you get here and take advantage of this great offer. Off Season Discount - Yes, Jim is doing it again. He is offering another crazy discount during the off season. Ironically it's often the best time to be cruising the Sounds with dolphins, calm seas and crisp temperatures being the norm. Jim is offering 20% discount to start and if you don't manage to see any Dolphins then he'll increase that discount to 50%. You cannot get better than that. Stay with the Havelock Holiday Park and we'll give you an introductory postcard to claim the offer. Stay with Havelock Holiday Park for two nights and we'll offer you a special deal as well.
The Slip Inn

Every Wednesday and Thursday:

Gourmet Burger Night: @ The Slip Inn 6:00pm-7:30pm. $20 deal - choose your burger and pair it with a beer, wine or non-alcoholic drink. Great way of warding off the winter blues.

2nd August:

Justin (Rusty) White: @ Havelock Town Hall. R18, $15-$20, 8-10pm. Cult classic Christchurch comedian.

Best Comedian - 2016 Christchurch Comedy Awards
Best Show - 2017 Frinch Awards
Best Male Comedian - 2017 GoMedia Comedy Carnival


3rd August:

An Affair of the Art: @ Havelock Town Hall. This will be the only opportunity to watch this Havelock play which has been entered in the Top of the South one-act competition as well as the Olga Harding NZ Playwrights Award. Admission is free, door opens 6:45pm, start is 7:00pm. Written and directed by Rick Edmonds.
Captains Daughter

Every Friday Night

Live Music: @ Captains Daughter, details below.

4th August:

Brian Sloan: @ Captains Daughter, 7pm start. A fan of Neil Young, this performer is back by popular demand.

11th August:

Quiz Night: @ Captains Daughter, 7pm start. Max of 6 people per team, $5 pp. Form a team of 1-6 people and book your place. Phone 03 574 2440

18th August:

With Strings Attached: @ Captains Daughter, 7pm start. An eclectic mix of Irish, Scottish and American folk music on fiddle, guitar, banjo, bodhran and voice.


23rd August:

Wine Club: @ Captains Daughter, 6:30pm start. Red Stag wines will be presenting 5 wines with 5 courses. This night is very popular so be in early or miss out. We've already booked. Phone 03 574 2440 to secure your own seats. Only $60pp.


25th August:

Riverwood: @ Captains Daughter, 7pm start. This trio is new to Havelock and will be entertaining the audience with country, blues and old favourites.
Pelorus Jack Up

13th - 23rd September:

The Pelorus Jack-Up: @ Havelock Town Hall. Havelock Theaters next show is a full length comedy based in the Marlborough Sounds. Written and directed by Rick Edmonds, this show will be a must see. So put it in your diaries now.
mussel festival

17th March, 2018:

Mussel and Seafood Festival: @ Havelock Domain. The date for the next festival has been decided and all the planning has started. Don't miss out - get your accommodation booked with Havelock Holiday Park asap. The good news is that the organisers are determined to make sure that the music is continuous throughout the day. We'll announce any other updates as we hear them.