Thursday 14th

2pm Sally’s Cake Decorating and Cake Making Competition

Enter your cake for either baking or decorating or both!

Under 13’s and over 13’s.  Cakes to be at Sally’s restaurant by 2pm

3pm Sally’s Restaurant Musical Chair Madness – madness for kids and adults, the beach in front of Sallys.  Following that Old Fashioned games!

5pm – 7pm – Birdman Disco – Town Hall. From tots to teens.  Dance the night away with strobe lights and a disco ball!   Sausage Sizzle, drinks and glo gear for sale

7.30pm Birdman Dart Competition & Karaoke Competition – The Tavern Great prizes.  

Friday 15th

Midday – 1.30pmNorthland Age Mural Painting

All paints supplied – time to get creative and have some fun – Russell School

2pm Digital Safari with Stephen Western Photography

Get your digital device and come on a photo safari around Russell, plus get some expert advice on how to take a great photo!

4pm – 8pmFriday Night Food Market –join us for great food, good music and a fantastic atmosphere – Tavern Carpark 

5pmThe Drag Race – Men get your heels, handbags and frocks on!  Meet at the Tavern where you will join the Drag Parade to the Wharf, from there once the lycra clad figure waves the starting flag its all on obstacles and more all the way down Cass Street to the Tavern!  Lots of prizes including a $200 bar tab at the Tavern.  Registration from 4pm at The Tavern.

5.30pm – Sorry, due to “bird flue” this event cancelled. …(was a guided walk, taking 1.5hrs.) 

6pm – Top 10 Holiday Park Outdoor Movie – near the Night Markets. Grab some food and enjoy the movie Goosebumps!

Saturday 16th

9.30am – 1.30pm – Russell Play Centre Kids Zone – crafts and activities – Town Hall

9.30am  Russell Four Square Beach Dig. Under 10’s only.  Search for hidden ice block sticks. All diggers get a prize!

10am – The Big Kids Corflute Boat Building sponsored by Bay ITM and Wattyl,  Ages 16 +.   Only 10 places.  Start building at 10am. Racing at 1pm.   $500 ITM voucher for the winner!   Entry forms on website. 

10.30am Dinghy Races with the Russell Boat Club

Fun for the whole family.  Dinghies and life jackets provided. Row, row, row…out around the buoy and back!

10.30am Waterfront Café Eggstravaganza

11am Bay Four Square Spaghetti eating.  Yummy fun!

10.30, 11.30, 12,30pm Tuk Tuk Thai Restaurant Wok Cook Off Team up and show off you master chef skills.  We provide the ingredients, BBQs & audience. Register on the day

1pm – The Bay ITM Corflute boat race – watch the Big Kids paddle their boats in front of Russell Four Square. Flour bombs allowed!

1.30pm Birdman Contestants Parade and interview


Watch the Birdmen with their wacky flying machines launch themselves off Russell Wharf.  Cash & other great prizes to be won!  Entry forms on website.

3pm The Flying Kiwi Parasail Fancy Dress  A fun fancy dress up – kids come dressed up in whatever they want! Lots of bubbles and a short parade.  The Stage on Cass Street.

4pmBirdman Prizegiving, The Tavern.  See who wins the Moorings Northland Ultimate Flying Challenge, The Supreme Winner, Best Team, Fibres and Feathers, Cleverest Craft and of course the Crowd Favourite!

Evening – Live music with the band 5K in at The Tavern

Sunday 17th

11amBay ITM Corflute Boat Building – for kids.  Create a boat out of corflutes.  All materials supplied.  It does work!!

2pm Russell Swordfish Kids Fishing Competition . Russell Wharf. Prize giving at the Swordfish Club