ISF-Interislander Summer Festival 2014

Get on-track to experience a great Kiwi tradition: a day at the races. Whether you’re entering Fashion in the Field, planning a fun family day out or after a flutter on the fillies, you’ll find it all at the races. Find an event near you or check out last season’s events.


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gallops Awapuni Christmas at the Races

Gates Open: 10:30 am Saturday 20 Dec - Awapuni
This Christmas party comes alive featuring the Hotel Coachman Manawatu Cup and the Cafe Cuba Challenge Stakes. Reserve your spot now to enjoy thrilling racing action, live entertainment and plenty of on-course fun. Great hospitality options available including the popular Christmas themed mini marquees and shared indoor function spaces. read more >

gallops Te Rapa Christmas at the Races

Gates Open: 10:00 am Saturday 20 Dec - Te Rapa
Te Rapa Racecourse is the perfect place to for your end-of-year Christmas party. In fact, it’s so popular; Waikato Racing Club hosts two superb Christmas racedays each. For a true party atmosphere, Saturday 20 December is a more relaxed Christmas get-together where you can kick back in the company of friends, family or colleagues to enjoy a spot of racing action. All packages have betting facilities in close proximity. read more >

gallops Gore Christmas at the Races

Gates Open: 10:30 am Sunday 21 Dec - Gore
A fabulous Christmas celebration awaits East Southland locals at Gore Christmas at the Races. Relish the chance to get dressed up, enjoy the live entertainment and socialise with friends, family or workmates. Book your group a prime spot on-course so you can relax and enjoy the exciting racing action, great entertainment and fine festive food. read more >

harness Rangiora Christmas at the Races

Gates Open: 10:00 am Sunday 21 Dec - Rangiora
Come to Christmas at the Races celebration at Rangiora - a wonderful way to entertain your colleagues, family and friends. Enjoy close-up racing action on our grass track, children's entertainment, live music and prize draws... There's something for everyone. Make it a magical start to the festive season on a scenic country course just 25 minutes from the city! read more >

gallops Pukekura Raceway Twilight Christmas At The Races

Gates Open: 2:00 pm Monday 22 Dec - Pukekura Raceway
Great views of the track are guaranteed when you reserve a spot at New Plymouth Christmas at the Races. Soak up the final rays of the day at this twilight meeting while watching festive racing action! Choose from a range of hospitality packages to suit your group's requirements and get set for a late afternoon enjoying Christmas-themed treats and fantastic live entertainment. read more >

gallops The New Zealand Herald Boxing Day Races

Gates Open: 10:30 am Friday 26 Dec - Ellerslie
Running for over 150 years, Ellerslie's Boxing Day Races are an institution in the Auckland social scene. Signalling the beginning of The New Zealand Herald Christmas Carnival, this event is always a brilliant day of high fashion, entertainment, socialising and the very best in thoroughbred racing. read more >

gallops Interislander Summer Festival Wingatui Races

Gates Open: 11:00 am Friday 26 Dec - Wingatui
If you're in Otago for Christmas, Interislander Summer Festival Wingatui Races is the place to be on Boxing Day. Rally your family and friends, pack up the Christmas leftovers and head out to Wingatui Racecourse for a day of thrilling racing action, atmosphere and free kids entertainment under the blue Otago skies. read more >

harness Interislander Summer Festival Westport Trots

Gates Open: 8:00 am Friday 26 Dec - Westport
West Coasters - join Westport Trotting Club on Boxing Day for Day One of Two Interislander Summer Festival events this season. It’s your chance to unwind from the Christmas rush (and enjoy a picnic of Christmas leftovers) at a fun-filled day of harness racing with free kids entertainment, Fashion in the Field and atmosphere galore. read more >

gallops Manawatu Standard Boxing Day Races

Gates Open: 10:00 am Friday 26 Dec - Awapuni
The ultimate #homecoming is on at Awapuni Racecourse this Boxing Day. With everyone back in town, this is your perfect excuse to get a group of friends or family together and get on-course for a top day of racing action, entertainment and celebrations galore. read more >

gallops Taranaki Daily News Family Fun Day

Gates Open: Saturday 27 Dec - Pukekura Raceway
Join us for Taranaki's biggest race day of the year - there's something for everyone. Families - pack a picnic and get set to enjoy free kid's entertainment and Junior Fashions On The Field. Crowded House Party Central is back with its prime trackside location, entertainment and party atmosphere. read more >
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Interislander Summer Festival events are where family memories are made. 

With live music, free kids entertainment and sensational racing action there is something for everyone to enjoy.

Find an Interislander Summer Festival event near you.