Whiti Fest

Whitianga Town Centre

Sunday 7th February 2021, 10:30am to 3:30pm

Creative Mercury Bay proudly presents Whiti Fest 2021: Summer Busking Festival taking place on Sunday 7 February, Waitangi Day long weekend. 


Held in 5 locations in the Whitianga Town centre, Whiti Fest will turn the sidewalks into stages with explosions of local performing arts talent.


Featuring a range of local performance artists, from puppetry to poetry to dance and music, performers include; En Pointe Dance School, Let’s Go Descarrego (official Whiti Fest Ambassadors), Vegas Brown, Soul Sax, Naranjarte, Pete Delete and so much more!


Each artist will perform two 20 minute sets at two different locations, so you can see as many performances as possible. 


Like a traditional busking festival our performers will be putting their hats out for koha, so if you like what you see, hear or experience, feel free to donate. 


Cruise around town and soak up all the performances at your leisure. This is a FREE, family-friendly event, all welcome!


The arts heal, entertain and inspire us and we reckon Whiti Fest is just what we need to kick 2021 off with a bang! 


Download the Whiti Fest 2021 Schedule & Map to see who’s performing when and where and stay connected with Creative Mercury Bay on Facebook and Instagram for the latest updates. 


Whiti Fest is proudly supported by 

Creative Communities Scheme, Pub Charity, The Mercury Bay Informer, Coromandel’s CFM, All About Whitianga, Thames-Coromandel District Council, Mercury Bay Business Association and Destination Coromandel.

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Aperture - The Life & Work of Ans Westra

Martine Baanvinger stars in this creative and innovative one-woman play about Ans Westra.
Saturday 10th July 2021, 7pm

I'll Tell You This For Nothing - My Mother the War Hero

Recounts Phyllis Garvin's tale of war & courage in a solo performance by her daughter Kate
Tuesday 7th September 2021, 6pm

Austen Found

The Undiscovered Musicals of Jane Austen - with Penny Ashton, Lori Dungey and Robbie Ellis
Thursday 7th October 2021, 7pm

Bubble Bites Series

Bubble Bites - a series of short performance by artists from The Coromandel