The Whangamata Summer Festival is run by a not for profit community group. They organise a night market on Dec. 27 and a huge craft market day on Dec. 28 at Williamson Park with a huge range of stalls and live local musicians. They also help the Onemana Ratepayers Assn. by way of insurance & advertising for the Onemana Market Day on Dec. 29. Proceeds from their fundraising go into providing free community concerts. This year to be held at the Whangamata RSA. Details below.
The Summer Festival also sponsors local youth by way of their annual sponsorship of the Whangamata Area School Talent Quest, sponsorship of sporting and musical equipment and sponsoring camp fees for local youth in need.
Markets - bring a shopping bag:
Dec 27th 2018 4pm - 8pm Williamson Park
Dec 28th 2018 9am - 4pm Williamson Park
Dec 29th 2018 10am - 4pm Onemana Reserve
Free Concerts - bring a donation
Jan 1st 2019 from 7.30pm - New Year's Day Opera, Whangamata RSA
Jan 2nd 2019 from 5pm - Bringing Country to the Beach, Whangamata RSA Bar and kitchen open