Spanning Anzac Weekend (20-25 April), the Akarua Autumn Festival has been a celebration of Arrowtown life for more than 30 years. There are exhibitions and concerts, but the big event is a street parade featuring the Arrow Miners Band and the Buckingham Belles can-can chorus on Saturday Afternoon.
While the festival has grown a lot over the past few years and now has around 50 events over 10 days, it still remains very much a community festival with many locals either performing, volunteering or taking part in some way every year.
Festival Opening Thursday 20th April
Where: Buckingham Green
Other events run from Thursday 20th April – 25th April.
Head online to official website here for full event details.