Succulent festival food

Regional wines, craft beers and non-alcoholic beverages

Cuisine Demonstrations

Great food, live entertainment and mermaids!

Seafest is held on the first Saturday of October each year. We celebrated 21 years in 2015.

Seafest has become known as a festival that meets and greets the elements - no matter what is thrown at it.  A huge centre marquee means revellers can enjoy the day and shelter from sun, rain, hail or snow. And we have had it all!

The festival is a taste, sight & sound extravaganza for those who enjoy good food, good company and a good time.  Festival stalls offer an abundant variety of food and beverage -  enjoyed with continuous live entertainment on the Big Top stage throughout the day.

The food, wines, and beverages featured are predominantly from the local Kaikoura, Marlborough, and Canterbury regions, with guest appearances from  Nelson and the West Coast.