The Maketu Kaimoana Festival has become a “must do” annual Summer event in the sunny Bay of Plenty. It is a celebration of seafood surrounded by great music at a fantastic seaside venue. Expect a sumptous seafood lineup with vendors offering a range of tasty kaimoana at affordable prices. And, there will be a bit of “landfood” for those who prefer non-seafood options, along with wine and beer on sale (no food or alcohol may be carried into the event).

The Maketu Kaimoana Festival will take place on the Maketu Sports Ground which is located next to the picturesque Maketu Estuary and, this year, the Maketu Kaimoana Festival has a new low admission price of just $15 for adults with a discounted youth price and free for children under 5. Bring your beach chairs, blankets, and marquees. There’s free parking. It’s a great way to spend the day with whanau or friends.