Its wild, wacky and so much fun. Take your family,  mates and go to the Russell BirdmAN 2018

This year the festival is a 4 day event as we celebrate 12 yearsof people falling off the Russell wharf.

This festival is a perfect environment for families with kids.

We have some great BIG kid stuff as well such as the Drag Race – two races – one for men and one for women this year,  There’s the corflute Boat building and racing (for big and little kids!), stalls for food, gifts and the vibe is brilliant, it’s Russell after all.

Birdman Jump and more!


Ulitmate Flying Challenge $1000 – sponsored by Moorings Northland

Supreme Winner – $1000 – sponsored by Howard Harnett Builders and ITM Bay of Islands

Crowd Favourite $500 – sponsored by Harcourts Bay of Islands Realty Ltd

Best Team $500 –  sponsored by Harcourts Bay of Islands Realty Ltd

Cleverest Craft $500 – sponsored by Fullers Great Sights

Fibres & Feathers $500 – sponsored by The Birdman Charitable Trust

4 full days of free fun filled activities planned for kids and big kids amongst us!

Russell Birdman is Northlands’ biggest laugh out loud gathering – come along, see you there!

Enjoy the food stalls, kids entertainment, the most fun you can have in Northland, lots of laughs for the parents, competitions, drama and tears,  all in beautiful Russell.

Russell Birdman Drag Race – Friday afternoon.


You may never laugh this loud ever again!

The Russell Birdman Drag Race is truly a sight to behold. Grown up men and women dress to depress in the oposite gender. Ladies as daggy as possible and men in frocks and heels.

This is just one of the highlights of the Birdman fesitval, but probably the funniest of them all.