The Thames Steampunk Festival rocks our region’s biggest town every November.
The event attracts people from all over New Zealand, as well as steampunk enthusiasts from around the world, many of whom book their visit years in advance.
The festival programme includes steampunk balls, banquet and burlesque, as well as exhibitions and concerts. Many events are family-friendly and free.
Check out the programme on their website; www.steampunkthethames.org. The festival’s grown so popular, so quickly, that events are added each year to keep up with demand.
Likewise, there are more and more steampunk events happening in Thames outside the main festival period.
Steampunk combines creativity, Victoriana, and reimagined technology. It’s fantasy, it’s fun and the outfits are outrageous.
The Coromandel’s known for its local arts and crafts, and with Thames’ goldmining history, it’s the perfect spot to celebrate this raucous blend of history, technology and creativity.