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Festival Programme 2022

Thurs 20th Oct 7pm-9pm

St Peter's Village Hall, Paekākāriki

MAN LESSONS: THE LIVE SHOW - Postponed due to Covid

by Adam Rohe & Ben Sarten

St Peter's Village Hall, Paekākāriki

Adam Rohe is a transgender actor, director and clown, seen in Aotearoa fe​ature film Rūrangi, as well as dozens of progressive and powerful stage shows across the country. Over the last six years, a feature film has been in the making about his own life and gender transition. A bold, and beautiful film about building mental health and crafting your own narrative. Close friend and filmmaker Ben Sarten has followed Adam through doctor’s appointments, surgeries, psychosis, and the day-to-day. Over the years, hours of footage have been collated and not all of it will make the cut… But it makes excellent theatre. 

Fri 21st Oct 6pm

Finn's Hotel, Paekākāriki 

True Colours: Meet & Mingle - Held on the Deck at Finns

Finn's Hotel & Restaurant

2 Beach Road, Paekākāriki

Join our fabulous host Duane for a Meet & Mingle with a twist. We are celebrating five years of Pride in Kapiti and the village will be buzzing.

True Colours is a friendly, all inclusive, low-key event to meet up with old friends or make new ones. It's about being yourself and letting your true colours shine with queer communities, whanau and allies.

Grab yourself a meal in the restaurant, some bar snacks and a cheeky drink or two, or just hang out with friends, whanau and friendly locals. If it's sunny you can sit on the deck and watch the colours of the sun set on the hills.

Whatever your idea of a good night is, you'll find it at this event.

Sat 22nd Oct 10am-1pm

Paekākāriki School

Paekākāriki School Rainbow Gala and Plant Sale 2022

Paekākāriki School 

🌿🌈The Paekākāriki School Rainbow Gala and Plant Sale plant sale is back and better than ever this Labour weekend on 10:00am to 1:00pm Saturday 22 October. 🌈🌿

We’ve got plants, good vibes and community fun.


If you’re a bit of plant-a-holic, this is a great place to stock up. The Plant Sale has a fantastic range of vegetable, herb and flower seedlings along with natives, perennials, succulents, indoor plants and seasoned advice.

The Rainbow Gala coincides with the Paekākāriki Pride Festival! Whoever you are, you’re included and we want you to bring your authentic self.


This year is more action packed and fun filled than ever before. We have:

Blow up and inflatable action

🏰 Castle for 6 years and under

🧩 Obstacle Course for 7 years and over

🪓 Axe throwing and football game

Activities to keep young minds entertained

🧱🍀Lego toss and lucky dips

🌈👨‍🎤 Rainbow wands and face Painting

🎡🎨Rainbow wheels decorating

🍭🍬Candy Floss and lolly scramble

Time table of events:

10:30 - Lego Toss #1

12pm - Rainbow Wheels Parade

12:15pm - Lego Toss #2


There will be delicious food and drinks. We’ll have wholesome baking, Paekākāriki Pops, BBQ, pulled pork buns, tasty curry, coffee and much more.


Eftpos is available at the office for cash on the day.

Sat 22nd Oct 3pm-5pm

Campbell Park to St Peter's Village Hall, Paekākāriki

Pride Parade

Campbell Park to St Peter's Village Hall, Paekākāriki

The (unofficial) World's Shortest Pride Parade

Dress in your brightest colours, bring musical instruments, your dog, your friends and whanau and make some noise for the world-famous-in-Paekākāriki Pride Parade!

Assemble at 3pm on the sports field at Campbell Park on The Parade.​

The Parade leaves Campbell Park at 3.30pm sharp. We'll finish up at the usual destination of St Peter's Village Hall where we'll cut the ribbon, walk across the crossing and declare it the World's Shortest Pride Parade, and celebrate five years of Pride in the friendliest little village in the world.

Show your pride, solidarity, respect and love for and with your rainbow whanau.

Sat 22nd Oct 3pm-5pm

St Peter's Village Hall, Paekākāriki

Kids Disco- Postponed

St Peter's Village Hall, Paekākāriki

Sat 22nd Oct 7pm-11pm

Campbell Park to St Peter's Village Hall, Paekākāriki

Old Skool Disco - Postponed due to Covid

St Peter's Village Hall, Paekākāriki

To celebrate Paekākāriki Pride turning five, we're taking you back to school! This year's dance theme is 'Old Skool Disco' and we're going to spin some classic tunes, dance-floor bangers and singalong anthems. Your homework is to dress up and 'come out' to play.

There'll be a cash bar and some yummy kai, so bring some folding stuff and coins.

You're in for a treat with old skool record DJs from Vinyl & Proud and, back by popular demand, DJ Panda will have you raving through to the end of the night.

Book your tickets asap because this event will sell out fast!

Sun 23rd Oct 12pm

 Paekākāriki Surf Life Saving Club, The Parade, Paekākāriki

Plunge for Pride

Paekākāriki Surf Life Saving Club, The Parade, Paekākāriki

Leave no room in the mind for doubt.

Meet at midday on the beach in front of the Paekākāriki Surf Club and take the plunge for Pride. Feel free to dress up in ocean appropriate costumes.

Hosted by the wonderful Mermaids of Paekākāriki.

Celebrate yourself, Celebrate life.

Cancelled if conditions too rough – check out the Rainbow in the Village – Paekākāriki Pride Festival 2022 Facebook page on the day for updates

Sun 23rd Oct 4pm - 6pm

St Peter's Village Hall, Paekākāriki 

Joyful and Defiant Collective - PRIDE - Postponed due to Covid

St Peter's Village Hall, Paekākāriki 

A Concert by the Joyful and Defiant collective

PRIDE is a concert of jazz, blues, classical music, comedy and Kiwiana, featuring the Joyful and Defiant Collective. Coinciding with the fifth anniversary of the Paekakariki Pride Festival, PRIDE explores the musical and personal journey of harmonica virtuoso Coral Trimmer whose eight decades of performing included tours of Great Britain, Europe and the Middle East.

Coral will be joined by harpist and composer Michelle Velvin, vocalist Gwen Greenham, pianist Gilbert Haisman and cellist Janet Holborow. Gwen’s songs will include songs in te reo accompanied by concert harp, harmonica, cello and keyboard.

The PRIDE concert will be filmed for inclusion in a documentary about Coral’s life, directed by Pat McIntosh.

Tickets $30

Available at Paekākāriki Fruit Supply or Eventfinda

Sun 23rd Oct 7.30pm-10.30pm

Finn's Hotel & Restaurant

Queer Quiz Night - Postponed due to Covid

Finn's Hotel & Restaurant, Paekakariki

Get a team of six together, dress up, swot up on all things queer and have a fun and frivolous night. Special Finn's Quiz Menu on the night, so bring along your hungry tummy.

Limited number of teams so get in quick!

Cost $10 per person.

To register your team email

*Proceeds raise going to local Rainbow youth

Mon 24th Oct 12pm-3pm

Childrens Playground, Campbell Park, Paekākāriki

Puppy Pride: Dog Show & Picnic

Childrens Playground, Campbell Park, Paekākāriki

Howl you doin’? Us? We are having a ball so far!

We are going to be wrapping up the festival with a celebration of our furry friends! Celebrate the end of the weekend by packing a picnic with your whānau and joining us at the Puppy Pride Dog Show!

At 12noon on Monday 24th October bring along your furry friend in their best rainbow or fancy dress to Campbell Park Playground to have a paws-itively wonderful afternoon!

Bring a koha to enter your pup, with prizes from the wonderful Animates Paraparaumu to be won! Come and join us and give our pups a round of a-paws!

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