Havelock Mussel & Seafood Festival

16 March 2024 / 10am-6pm

Havelock, Marlborough

A Seafood Sensation

Nestled in the picturesque gateway to the Marlborough Sounds, Havelock sets the stage for an unparalleled seafood extravaganza.

This annual festival isn't just an event; it's a treasured tradition that encapsulates the very spirit of Marlborough's summer.

Imagine a seafood feast with friends, basking in the sun, and embracing the good vibes – it's an experience not to be missed, perfect for the whole family!

The festival is a not-for-profit charity and has given back over $315,000 to local community organisations since 2004. 

2024 Te Pūkenga Festival Chef Competition

Applications are open for this year's 2024 Te Pūkenga Festival Chef Competition. Find out more!

Congratulations to the winners of the 2023 Te Pūkenga NMIT Festival Chef cooking competition! 

  • Under 18/Junior winner - Darcy

  • Over 18/Senior winner - Kora

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Community Grants

Our objective is to support charitable causes in our community. We do this by providing grants to local organizations in the Rai Valley, Canvastown, Havelock, Okaramio, Linkwater, Kenepuru and Pelorus Sound area. Our grants process relies on the profits from the festival, which enables us to give back to the community.

Since 2004, we have donated over $315,000 to various organizations in our community. We're excited to continue this tradition after the 2023 festival!

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