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Planning underway for 2023 - watch this space! Day in the Bay and sunshine confirmed for 12 Feb. Market stalls enquiries to

day in the bay
12th Feb 2023

The Island Bay Festival kicks off with the 'Day in the Bay' including the Parade, the Blessing of the Boats and the Opening Ceremony accompanied by market stalls, live music and performances!

festival finale
18th feb 2023

Our festival ends with the famous swim to Tapu te Ranga from Island Bay Beach. 

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Festival Day

Shorland Park, Island Bay

Sandcastle Competition

Island Bay Beach

Community Parade

Starts at the Presbyterian Church and ends at Shorland Park

A Backwards Glance - hosted by Southern Bays Historical Society

Island Bay Marine Education Centre

Blessing of the Boats

Island Bay Beach

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