The Twilight Market
Friday 27 March
Stroll around the CBD on a late summer evening and take advantage of late night shopping and local craft stalls as we celebrate Whanganui’s creativity with the Artists Open Studios weekends at the inaugural Twilight Market.
Artists Open Studios Mainstreet Exhibition
Friday 20 to Sunday 29 March
Throughout the CBD
Enjoy a wonderfully varied display of art and glass throughout our shopping precinct. Retailers have given over their windows and partnered with local artists to bring you this unique exhibition available to view at any time of the day or night. Brought to you by Artists Open Studios Weekends and the Whanganui Festival of Glass.
The Great Easter Scavenger Hunt
Saturday 4 April
Take part in our Easter themed scavenger hunt, fun for the whole family. Head to Majestic Square to collect a treasure hunt map and then head off on an adventure throughout the CBD, complete tasks as you go to earn stamps on your map. Once you have collected all the stamps head back to Majestic Square to present your map and receive a chocolate Easter Bunny. Children of all ages are welcome to take part, one map per child.
The Great Busk Off
Saturday 2 May
Help us celebrate New Zealand Music Month. Head down to the CBD to hear some of the best of our local musical talent. Purchase voting tokens from Majestic Square and give your tokens to your favourite busker, the busker with the most tokens at the end of the day will win the title of Whanganui’s best busker and an additional $500! All buskers will have their tokens turned back into cash so no busker goes home empty handed. If you would like to enter and compete to be crowned Whanganui’s best busker contact us today at
or phone 348 0157.