Seafest next month
Kaikoura's Seafest is on October 5 and 6 this year and a new website - seafest.co.nz - has all the information, great images and ticket sales.
Seafest takes place at the Takahanga Domain in Kaikoura each year and is a glorious mix of music, sun, seafood and wine, craft beers and other beverages.
The weekend begins on Friday night at the Big Top Bash where live bands, performing on a pirate ship-themed stage, entertain a crowd of up to 1000.
Saturday is festival day and the gates open at 10am.
Live music will be entertaining festival goers throughout the day. Under the big top, in the cuisine tent, New Zealand Master Chef 2010 second-place winner Jax Hamilton will cook up a storm.
Tickets sell fast, so get in early.
The Marlborough Express