Explore Esplanade Day

Sunday 7 Mar 2021 Add to calendar

Photo shows a group of girl dancers performing on a stage at Esplanade Day 2020.

Palmy’s best family day out, in the city’s pride and joy – Victoria Esplanade.

Explore Esplanade Day, is back on New Zealand Children’s Day 7 March! In 2021, we are celebrating Palmerston North’s 150th - so come along to the biggest birthday party of the year!

Victoria Esplanade is always a great place for a day out. With Palmy’s biggest playground, the popular paddling pool, accessible bushwalks and the beautiful rose gardens, as well as family favourites like the Esplanade Scenic Railway, Junior Road Safety Park, and Central Energy Trust Wildbase Recovery, there’s always so much to do.

But on this one special day each year there’s even more! We’ve got live music and dance performances, food and craft stalls and plenty of free activities for the whole whānau to enjoy.

Bring your family, your hats and your sunscreen, and come on down and connect with your community.

Applications invited from stallholders and performers

If you want to be a part of this special event on our annual calendar, apply below.

Contact for enquiries

Got questions? Email our events team at Explore.Esplanade@pncc.govt.nz

*Please note, this programme of events is subject to Covid-19 alert levels. Keep an eye on this page for the most up-to-date information.