Waimakariri Events

Kaiapoi River Carnival & Boat Show

17th February
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Venue for water activities will be Kaiapoi River - Coast Guard side of the bridge - opposite New World.  The Boat Show is on land next door to New World. Access to parking will be via Sewell Street or Raven Quay. 

Boat Show:  9.00am

Off water festivities kick off at: 11.00am

On water activities kick off at: 12.45am

Terrace (steps leading from new building to river) will be formally opened by our Mayor at a time TBC.

  • Off water activities for children commencing at 11am - bumper boats, water balls, pirate bouncy castle, wipe out, face painting & learn how to be the best pirate possible.
  • Boat Show - new, secondhand, water activity equipment (wet suits, fishing gear,boats accessories) etc all day Sunday.
  • Car boot sale of water equipment.
  • Classic boats display.
  • On water activities commence at 12.45am - jet boats, jet skis, rowing, fly boards, miniature sail boats, raft race.
  • Grand parade.
  • Food caravans.