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The Summer Kick Off Festival at Anzac Bay. Photo: Kiwidroneograph

Summer Kick-off Festival heads back to Anzac Bay, Waihi Beach

The annual ANZAC Bay/Waipaopao Summer Kick-off Festival is heading back to Waihī Beach on Saturday December 2nd! Slide into summer with friends and whānau, and soak up the festival vibes with stunning sea views across the Bay.
Kicking off at 2pm and running through until 6pm, there’s an epic live music line-up, coffee and food trucks, activities for the kids, Otawhiwhi Marae storytelling, plus much more. A magical day with free admission for all.
“The festival is all about bringing people together in one beautiful place. You’ve got this stunning backdrop. The sea views, the beach, it’s just incredible. And it’s not just the scenery; it’s our history, too. We’re celebrating our local roots, our heritage, and the culture that makes us who we are, and what makes this place so special. It’s a great day out for families, with loads of activities for the kids, plenty of food trucks, and performances from some incredible local artists” says Matt Nicholson, Events Manager at Waihī Beach Events and Promotions.

The live music line-up is sure to impress with The Harmonic Resonators starting the party! The whanau band features Waiata Māori and party classics with lush harmonies, yodels, and energetic jams.
Mid-afternoon, Stylus will lay down their funk and soul styles with flavours of Polynesian reggae. Then late afternoon Matty and The Bux Tones, led by Matty Buxton and Regan Perry, will close out the programme.
Keep the kids entertained with activities including arts and crafts, hair braiding and more.
Bring your own deck chair and picnic blanket; indulge in the food truck’s delights or pack your own snacks. Please also remember a water bottle or reusable cup, the aim is to keep waste to a minimum at this festival.
Lock December 2nd in your calendar and head along for an afternoon of summer fun and beats at the beach!

Anzac Bay Summer Kick-off Festival; Saturday 2nd December 2023, 2-6pm; ANZAC Bay, Waihī Beach; FREE for all;; Facebook @waihibeach.