March 4th in Hamilton

March 4th is the annual Children’s Day Carnival in our central city with the theme “Who’s your hero”.  The Carnival encompasses events run by different organisations in and around Garden Place from 10-2pm.


Chalkfest run by Free FM is again part of the day’s events and can be found in Civic Square. Book your chalk space by emailing  There are great prizes on offer.  While the theme for the day is “Who’s your hero” you can draw whatever you like with the chalk provided.


Running alongside this – shutting down Worley Place is a Pop-up Park and Skate Competition run by HTown Skate Project.  Take the rare opportunity of being allowed to skate in our central city!  You can register for the competition (and use the park) from 8.30-11am with the competition starting at 11am.


As well as these events Waikato Museum is open from 10-5pm, and getting on board with the Children’s Day “Who’s your hero?” carnival.   There will be face painting, superhero crafts and other fun activities.  Don’t forget that the Bob Marley exhibition is on in the Museum, so if you haven’t been in to check it out here’s your chance.

If you want to avoid kids – Frankton Thunder might suit you better.  Held over two days for petrol heads and classic car enthusiasts a large focus of it is to raise money for Child Cancer with their Ulysses Motorcycle Club Child Cancer Charity Run and Miss Frankton Thunder competition.


Finally the much anticipated Future City Festival!  27 bands in two venues (Creative Waikato or Nivara Lounge), over two days.  Tickets are $35 from

I’ll personally be at Creative Waikato on the Saturday at the door – so please come say Hi!




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