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Opunake Beach Carnival: CANCELLED

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  • Sat 8 Jan, 10:00am – 3:00pm


Opunake Beach, Beach Road, Opunake


All Ages

The Opunake Beach Carnival is a volunteer-led community event. The generous support of carnival goers enables the event to continue each year in addition to funding Beach Projects.

On a Saturday soon after New Year's Day each year thousands gather under the Taranaki sun for the Opunake Beach Carnival which has been going strong since the early 1990s.

​Run by the Opunake Beach Committee with fabulous support from local businesses, the carnival hosts a range of activities including the iconic Pageant competitions for 0-16-year-old boys and girls plus Miss Opunake, quick-fire raffles, craft and food stalls and the Big Dig - where children dig in the sand to find a winning popsicle stick.

​Entry is free, but there is plenty of opportunities to spend a little with food and craft stalls and activities set up around the field.

The Opunake Beach Carnival is a volunteer-led event with proceeds going either back into the event or towards beach development projects. The generous support of carnival-goers benefits the local community considerably - we look forward to seeing you this summer!

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