Its wild, wacky and so much fun. Take your family, mates and go to the Russell Birdman 2018. This year the festival is a 2 day event as we celebrate 12 years of people falling off the Russell wharf. This festival is a perfect environment for families with kids. There is corflute boat building, The Drag Race, spaghetti eating, cooking competitions, a beach dig, the Birdman Jump and squillion of crazy other activities to do!Find out more »
The festival - 10th, 11th and 12th August 2018
Every year jazz and blues musicians gather from all over New Zealand and overseas for the annual Bay of Islands Jazz and Blues Festival.
The venues in Paihia and Russell host over 150 hours of quality jazz and blues during the three-day event. There are more than 45 acts featured. Street performances each morning add to the atmosphere of the festival. Find out more about our great line up of performers here and our venues here.Find out more »