On Waitangi Day, the Waitangi Treaty Grounds closes its buildings for the day and the grounds become the location for the Waitangi Day Festival. This free public festival features all-day entertainment, market stalls and children’s activities, and is open to all.
Waitangi Day at the Treaty Grounds starts at 5am with the traditional Dawn Service in Te Whare Rūnanga - the carved meeting house. Continuous entertainment takes place over three different areas of the grounds: the Upper Treaty Grounds, the Waka Stage and the Sports Field opposite the Treaty Grounds.
Some 150 market stalls are present, offering art and crafts, clothing and a wide variety of food for sale.
Children’s activities include bouncy castles, kids racing cars and sports games.
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