The annual Hamilton Arts Festival Toi Ora ki Kirikiriroa (formerly Hamilton Gardens Arts Festival) has been the Waikato’s premier arts event for 25 years. A vibrant outdoor festival showcases an exciting collection of the region’s creative community and a curated selection of national and international touring shows.
With the award-winning Hamilton Gardens as its primary venue, the festival showcases the best of Waikato’s performing artists alongside a curated selection of some of the most compelling shows from across the country and abroad.
In the last three years particularly, the festival has grown into one of national significance; becoming a major contributor to sustaining many artists, arts organisations and local businesses.
Music, theatre, dance, comedy, family events and arts experiences provide opportunities to inspire, and to be inspired, each year.
23 February 2024 - 03 Mar
To be announced