What's On in Rotorua
Rotorua hosts many world-class events
We love hosting events! We love how they bring communities together, help the city grow, showcase our creativity, entertain the masses, and celebrate our unique treasures such as geothermal wonders, Māori heritage, and gold-level mountain biking trails.
Sporting events connect us like no digital experience can, whether you're competing, supporting a loved one who'd competing, or cheering from the side lines. The same goes for performing arts, festivals, concerts, Crankworx Rotorua, and so many more
The next time you're looking for somewhere to nip away for the weekend, check this page for what's on and join us here in Rotorua!
17 September 2022
Rotorua Bike Festival
20 - 23 October 2022
Celebrating all kinds of cycling for all ages and abilities. Enjoy four days of biking awesome.
21 - 23 October 2022
Rotorua Walking Festival
5 - 6 November 2022
Celebrating walking in the beautiful Rotorua landscape. Includes forest, lakes, parks & geothermal.
5 - 13 November 2022
The world’s largest mountain biking festival once again takes place in Rotorua.
12 November 2022
Rotorua Off-Road Trail Run/Walk
20 November 2022
Join us in Rotorua for this fantastic run/walk event in the stunning Whakarewarewa Forest!
NZ Blues & BBQ Festival
25 - 27 November 2022
A perfect pairing of smooth Blues music and tasty BBQ will form NZ's first Blues and BBQ Festival!
XTERRA Rotorua Festival
11 March 2023
One of the best XTERRA events in the world set amongst some of the most beautiful scenery in NZ.
11 February 2023
The Tarawera Ultramarathon is NZ’s most prestigious trail running event.
Great places to eat, drink and have fun.
Check out what some of our visitors have gotten up to.