Picton Foreshore: 31 December 2016: 7pm - Midnight
New Zealand sees the dawn of a New Year before anybody else in the world and as a nation we are responsible for getting the party started! To get us underway, #igniteatnight will be exploding into the New Year on the Picton Foreshore.
Brought to you by Marlborough4Fun, with sponsorship from Marlborough District Council and Port Marlborough, and supported by Interislander; Ignite Marlborough, on the Picton foreshore, from 7:00 p.m. is the only place to be spotted this 31st December.
So, if you are Wellingtonian looking to do something different this year, why not jump ship and celebrate at the family friendly event on the comfortable and scenic Picton foreshore? - it is just a ferry away! For Blenheimites, you don't have to even worry about your wheels, because there’s free bus transport from Blenheim to Picton and return (must be booked in advance).
This event is family friendly, your little ones will love the children’s entertainment area (until 10pm), it includes inflatables, circus style workshops and performances, facepainting, balloon twisting and other kid’s entertainers.
There’s no entry fee either, so you’ll enjoy heaps of main stage music and entertainment for free! Get your dancing shoes on and enjoy the bands, A Minor Thing, The Stilettos and Puree. Plus Street Dance Federation and a spectacular fire show.
Street style entertainment is sure to bring a fiesta style build–up to the event including jazz, a variety of styles of dance, jaw dropping circus acts and kids entertainer Captain Underpants! Along with a variety of art/craft/clothing and food stalls.
You won’t go hungry either, whether you choose to sample some of the delicious food from pop-up refreshment stalls or show your support at one of Picton’s fabulous bars, cafés or restaurants. Don’t forget to book though, as they will all be popular, offering stunning local dishes and wines and beer.
The evening culminates in a fabulous Fireworks display at midnight to music!
No need to R.S.V.P. we'll see you there!
Alcohol free event, except within cafés, restaurants and bars. Smoke free event.