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Day in the Bay
Sunday 11th February
2024

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!

2023
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
Location
Time
Event Information
Powhiri
Shorland Park
10.45am
Opening Address
Band Rotunda, Shorland Park
10.55am
Deputy Mayor, Laurie Foon, Rongotai MP Paul Eagle & Regional Councillor Thomas Nash
Community Parade
From Avon Street to Shorland Park
10:00am
Market
10:00am - 5:30pm
Food Stalls @ Reef Street Non Food Stalls @ Esplanade Community Stalls @ Shorland Park
Skate Park
Esplanade East Part
10:00am - 5:30pm
Inflatables Amusement
10:00am - 5:30pm
Titanic & Trampoline @ Shorland Park Bounce Balls @ Dog Park
Alfa Romeo Car Display
Esplanade
10:00am - 5:30pm
The Bait House Aquarium
Bait House, Island Bay Beach
10:00am to 3:00pm
$3 for Children and $8 for Adults
Southern Bays Historical Society Exhibition
Island Bay Marine Education Centre (Surf Club)
10:30am - 4:00pm
Moveitdanceworks
Shorland Park
11.15am
Dance Performance
Music Performances
Shorland Park + Reef St Stage
11.45am - 6:00pm
EkeRua/ReBicycle Fix up/Repair/Swap
South Wellington Baptist Church
11:00am to 1:00pm
Birdman Competition + Sandcastle Competition
Island Bay Beach
12.30pm
Blessing of the Boats
Island Bay Beach
2:15pm - 2:45pm
Carnival Games
Shorland Park
3.00pm - 3.45pm
Day in The Bay Closes
6:00pm
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