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Day in the Bay
Sunday 11th February

Day in the Bay is back in 2024 and better than ever! Come along on Sunday 11th of February to kick off the beginning of the Island Bay Festival with the parade, bands, food and the blessing of the boats. 

Be sure to check out the other events happening

throughout the week!


Key Events

We are so excited to see you at Day in the Bay! With so many different events for everyone to attend, we have highlighted a few of the key events we know you won't want to miss.

Day in the Bay Schedule

Event Information
Community Parade
From Avon Street to Shorland Park
10:00 - 10.30am
Inflatable Amusements
Volleyball court, Shorland Park
11:00pm - 5:30pm
Markets & Food Trucks
Food Stalls - Reef Street. Markets - Esplanade by beach,
10:00am - 5:30pm
Community Stalls
Shorland Park
10:00am - 5:30pm
The Bait House Aquarium
Bait House, Island Bay Beach
10:00am to 3:00pm
Southern Bays Historical Society Exhibition
Island Bay Marine Education Centre (Surf Club)
10:30am - 4:00pm
Powhiri, Opening Address, Performances
Band Rotunda, Shorland Park
10.45am - 11.15am
Deputy Mayor, Laurie Foon, Rongotai MP Julie-Ann Genter & Regional Councillor Thomas Nash
Alfa Romeo Car Display
Surf Club
11:00am - 5:30pm
Music Performances
Shorland Park + Reef St Stage
11.45am - 6:00pm
Birdman Competition + Sandcastle Competition
Island Bay Beach & Wharf
FREE for kids and adults to enter with prizes.
Blessing of the Boats
Island Bay Beach
2:15pm - 2:45pm
Carnival Games
Reef Street Park
3.30pm - 5.00pm
Day in The Bay Closes
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