The Shout Magazine (New Zealand)

What’s On this Easter Weekend

Credit: Facebook/Gisborne Beer Festival

Wine, beer, food and festival fun for adults – check out the chocolate-less events happening in your area this long weekend:

Gisborne Beer Festival
Saturday, April 3
Tairāwhiti speedway, Gisborne
Featuring 14 of NZ’s best independent breweries, psychedelic garage soul from The Nudge and Sea Mouse, DJs in The Silent Disco, street food, remote control cars and more.

Clyde Food & Wine Festival
Easter Sunday, April 4
Clyde, Central Otago
Held each year in the main street of Clyde in Central Otago, the festival celebrates wines made in the most southerly wine producing region in the world. It is Otago’s biggest wine event and for the first time in the festival’s 20-year history, a local vineyard will be selling its Méthode Traditionelle sparking wine.

Easter Weekend at Westbrook Vineyard & Winery
Saturday, April 3 – Monday, April 5, 11:00am – 5:00pm
Waimauku, Auckland
Wine, dine and play at this West Auckland winery from Saturday-Monday (no surcharges).

Waiheke Jazz Festival 2021
Friday, April 2 – Monday, April 5
Waiheke Island, Auckland
The Annual Waiheke Jazz Festival held every Easter features a huge range of music at four curated events – one event on each day of the Easter weekend.

Music in the Vines
Saturday, April 3
Te Whai Bay Wines, Mangawhai
Enjoy a platter with a glass of wine or beer amongst the vines while listening to the chilled sounds of local talent.

Soljans Berba Harvest Festival
Saturday, April 3 at 10:00 am – Monday, April 5 at 3:00 pm
Soljans Estate Winery, Auckland
Celebrating harvest in true Soljans style with grape stomping, winery tours, good food, award-winning wine, face painting, Croatian dancing, live music, wine deals and happy hour!

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