NZ Spirit Festivals

Updated as information comes to hand

Gindulgence

Gindulgence

Wellington

Saturday and Sunday
January 20th and 21st, 2024
12:00noon – 6:00pm.
Frank Kitts Park

Christchurch

Saturday, March 16th 2024
12:00noon – 6:00pm.
Sunday, March 17th 2024
12:00noon – 5:00pm.
Ilam Homestead

Auckland

Friday night, 3rd May, 2024
5:00PM – 9:00PM
Saturday afternoon, 4th May 2024
12:00 noon – 6:00PM
Shed 10
Auckland Waterfront

Links:
https://www.gindulgence.co.nz/
https://www.facebook.com/gindulge/

Gincredible

NZ Gin Day

NZ Gin Day

When: Held on the fourth Saturday of January every year, at different hosting distilleries.
Extras: As part of the festival, Distillers from all over NZ each select a botanical and the host distillery will create a recipe from the ingredients and produce the year’s limited edition NZ Gin Day release
Links:
https://newzealandginday.co.nz/
https://www.facebook.com/newzealandginday


2021: – Created by National Distillery Co
Napier 23 January 2021
2022: – Created by Juno Gin
New Plymouth 22 January 2022
2023: – Created by 1919 Distilling
Auckland 28 January 2023
2024: – Created by Elemental Distillers
Marlborough 27 January 2024

Taste Whanganui Festival

Taste Whanganui Festival

When: Saturday 16 December 2023
Time: 2:00pm – 7:00pm
Where: Majestic Square, Whanganui
Links:
(20+) Taste Whanganui Festival | Facebook
https://discoverwhanganui.nz/guides/
https://www.ticketfairy.com/event/on-the-rocks

Dark Spirits

Dark Spirits

When: Friday and Saturday 28,29 April 2023
2024 tbc
Where: Majestic, Christchurch
Links:
https://darkspirits.nz/
https://www.instagram.com/darkspiritsnz/
https://www.facebook.com/darkspiritsnz

Savour in the Park

Savour in the Park

When: Saturday 20th November 2023
Where: Churchill Glade, Pollard Park, Parker Street, Blenheim
Links:
https://savourmarlborough.co.nz/

NZ International Gin Festival
When: Saturday 17th February 2024
1:00pm – 7:00pm
Where: Wilcox Green, Arrowtown
Links:
https://www.nzigf.com/
NZ International Gin Festival – instagram
NZ international gin festival – Facebook
it! Festival Bay of Islands

When: Sat 7 October 2023, 11:00am – 6:00pm
Where: Village Green, 60 Marsden Rd, Paihia
Links:
https://jacman.nz/it-festival-2023/

Gintastic

Gintastic

Canterbury

Saturday Oct 7th, 2023.
12pm – 6pm
Tai Tapu Function Centre

Marlborough

Saturday Oct 21st, 2023.
12pm – 6pm
The Vines Village.
Includes the bonus of the SI Masters Games 70’s Cocktail Party Night from 7p – 11p at no charge

Otago

Saturday Feb 24th, 2024.
12pm – 6pm
Wingatui Racecourse

Wairarapa

Saturday 9 March, 2024.
12pm – 6pm
Greytown Honey
58 Moroa Road,
Tauherenikau

Links:
https://www.facebook.com/gintasticnz/
https://www.gintasticnz.com/

Dramfest 2023

When: Saturday 4th & Sunday 5th of March 2023.
Where: Te Pae Christchurch Convention and Exhibition Centre
Next event 2025
Links:
https://dramfest.co.nz/

Highball

HighBall

Where: Dominion Museum Building, Te Aro, Wellington
When: Cancelled for 2023
Extras: Linked to Wellington Cocktail Week
No info on 2024 yet
Links:
https://www.highball.co.nz/

Auckland Gin Festival 2024

Auckland Gin Festival

When: 2, 3 & 4 February 2024
Where: The Cloud, Queens Wharf, 89 Quay St, Auckland
Links:
https://australianginawards.com.au/

Selwyn Winter Festival

Selwyn Winter Festival

When: No information for 2023 / 2024 yet
Was: Saturday 27 August 2022
Where: Larcomb Vinyard, 307 Larcombs Road, Rolleston 7678, 1pm – 9 pm
Links:
https://www.selwynfestivals.co.nz/
https://www.facebook.com/SelwynWinterFestival
https://selwyn.nz/listings/listing/selwyn-winter-festival

Selwyn Summer Festival

Selwyn Summer Festival

When: Cancelled for 2023
Was: Saturday February 18, 2023
Where: Larcomb Vinyard, 307 Larcombs Road, Rolleston 7678, 1pm – 9 pm
Links:
(20+) Facebook
https://www.selwynfestivals.co.nz/

Pauanui Craft Beer and Gin Festival

Pauanui Craft Beer and Gin Festival

When: No information for 2023 / 2024 yet
Was: Saturday 24 September 2022
Where: 31 Sheppard Avenue, Pauanui, Doors open at 12pm
Contact: info@pauanuiclub.co.nz
Links:
Pauanui Craft Beer & Gin Festival | Facebook
Events (pauanuiclub.co.nz)
Booklet

Aotearoa Gin Weekend

Aotearoa Gin Weekend
The Juniper Collective

When: Saturday and Sunday, 24 & 25 February 2024.
Where: 112 Cashel Street, Christchurch
Drop in throughout the weekend to meet the distillers and discover their gins with specials on both days. Free entry
Links:
The Juniper Collective

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