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Event Calendar, Islands of Tahiti

January

 

TERE ‘A’ATI

FIRST OR SECOND WEEK OF JANUARY AUSTRAL ISLANDS

A Cultural and historic event which takes place on Rurutu in the Austral islands where people go for a long walk with stops at ancestral sites, archeological and cliffs, etc. to the 3 villages Moerai, Avera and Auti, and visit different homes with talc powder onto them. Tourism Board of Rurutu.

TERE FAATI (13TH EDITION)

SATURDAY JANUARY 27TH TAHITI

Circle island tour of Tahiti in the typical on the traditional “Le Truck” bus cruising to the sound of the ‘ukulele with stops at tourist site, such as those designed by Tahiti Tourisme.

February

FLOWER AND HANDICRAFT FESTIVAL

FROM FEBRUARY 1ST TO FEBUARY 14TH 2019 TAHITI

Neighborhoods exhibit their flowers and jewels in scentful and colorful creations along with all their smells and their colors in the gardens of Papeete city hall. For more information : Organizer : “HEI VAI” Association Place : Tahiti – Pape’ete

 

PACIFIC INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL – FIFO (16TH EDITION)

FROM FEBRUARY 2ND TO FEBRUARY 10TH 2019 TAHITI

FIFO is a long-term event that gathers filmmakers and audiovisual professionals from Oceania. More than 40 documentary films dealing with Oceania are screened and the international jury of the festival rewards the best of them. During the festival, film screenings, free workshops, conferences and encounters are organized. All the events invite the festival goers to dive into the fascinating universe of filmmaking and to meet the amazing people and cultures that Oceania is made of.  http://www.fifotahiti.com

 

JEWELS EXHIBITION FOR VALENTINE’S DAY

FROM FRIDAY FEBRUARY 8TH TO THURSDAY FEBRUARY 14TH 2019 TAHITI

Discover the most creative and diverse Polynesian handicraft at the Polynesian Art Association show with jewels, artefact’s and clothing Meeting point at the Assembly of French Polynesia.

CHINESE NEW YEAR

FROM FEBRUARY 5TH TO FEBRUARY 16TH 2019 TAHITI

The French Polynesia’s Chinese community celebrates the “Year of the Dog from the ground”. The whole country’s Chinese cultural and folkloric wealth will be emphasized through these celebrations and especially dancing, cooking, demonstration of ancestors’ arts and rites.

 

BREADFRUIT FESTIVAL AND LOCAL CULTURES (6TH EDITION)

FEBRUARY 22ND TO FEBRUARY 24TH TAHITI

Agricultural sector should have allowed people to learn how they can use that famous traditional food within workshops dedicated to breadfruit. Cultural Office – Te Fare Tauhiti Nui

March

TAHITI GUITAR FESTIVAL (11TH EDITION)

TAHITI

Best Young Guitar Player contest staged within the «TAHITI Guitar New Hopes » framework. An event where internationally renowned artist will be joining the award winners though great music evenings to come.

 

FESTIVAL COURT DES ILES (3RD EDITION)

FRIDAY MARCH 2ND TAHITI

APICA, association for footage promotion, from creation and art to put on the map fiction short films for the islands of the world. Festival Courts des îles.

 

CONCERT TO’ARE

FRIDAY MARCH 2ND TAHITI

Live music concert with Vaiana Perez, a polynesian artist on the Paepae a Hiro of the cultural center. Cultural Center – Te Fare Tauhiti Nui

GOSPEL DAY

MONDAY MARCH 5TH TAHITI

Commemoration of the arrival of the first English protestant missionaries at Matavai – Tahiti. This year will mark the 221st anniversary of the Gospel presence in French Polynesia. A liturgical celebration, musical attractions, dancing shows and various other events are staged by the protestant congregations from the various archipelagos. Maohi Protestant Church

 

AIR TAHITI – PRO RANGIROA SURF (9TH EDITION)

FROM MONDAY MARCH 5TH TO FRIDAY MARCH 9TH RANGIROA

Junior professional surf competition in Rangiroa sponsored by the Rangiroa local Community Council and along with the partnership of the tourism sector. Tahitian Surf Federation

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY

THURSDAY MARCH 8TH TAHITI

Many actions to highlight, value and support Polynesian women’s issues and status. Delegation to Family and Women’s Legal Status

WATERMAN TAHITI TOUR 1 (WTT 1)

FROM SATURDAY MARCH 17TH TO SUNDAY 18TH TAHITI

Championship tour with a mix of categories (SUP races, Paddleboard Prone races & Body Surf) in Punaauia district.

 

PAPARA PRO SURF

FROM SUNDAY MARCH 10TH TO FRIDAY MARCH 15TH 2019 TAHITI

Surf competition with the participation of international junior surfers competing in the WQS (World Qualify Series) professional circuit on the Taharuu – Papara beach site in Junior, Open and Ondine categories.

TAHITI COMEDY SHOW (4TH EDITION)

MARCH 12TH-MARCH 13TH AND MARCH 29TH TAHITI

Local actors try to compete in a comedy show within a bigger theatre. Cultural Office – Te Fare Tauhiti Nui

EARTH HOUR (7TH EDITION)

SATURDAY MARCH 30TH 2019 TAHITI

Unite to Protect the Planet. In 2007, WWF-Australia asked Sydney residents to show their support for the fight against climate change in the first ever Earth Hour event. It showed that everyone, from children to business leaders and politicians, has the power to change the world in which they live. In Sydney, Australia 2.2 million […] READ MORE

TAHITI MOOREA MARATHON (31TH EDITION)

FROM MARCH 29TH TO MARCH 30TH 2019 MOOREA

This international marathon is run on Moorea island with more than 3 main races: marathon, half marathon, Fenua or Fun run (4 kms). 

 

LE ORI TAHITI I MATAVAI

FROM SATURDAY MARCH 31ST TO SATURDAY APRIL 7TH TAHITI

An international contest with several countries (New-Caledonia, France, USA, Hawaii, Mexico…) in female and men categories competition for Ote’a and Aparima. Training courses to leaders group from overseas to understand basic and advances moves. Finishing with Ori Tahiti World Cup with all dancer coming from the Heiva Festival. 

 

April

TEMPLES, CHURCHES, AND ARCHEOLOGICAL SITES

SATURDAY APRIL 7 TH TAHITI

In Tahiti, many architectures made with migrations of people to visit in districts to understand their various stories.

RAID “VANIRA” (10TH EDITION)

SATURDAY APRIL 6TH 2019 TAHAA

15 km running in a luxurious landscape, inside the island of Taha’a (Leeward Islands) in the associated municipality of Hipu; Musical ambience, fruit tasting, artisan displays, catering and vanilla producers’’ stands will add to this sport and scenic event. 

AIR FRANCE PADDLE FESTIVAL

SATURDAY APRIL 6TH 2019 TAHITI

Great competition of Stand up Paddle Race on several courses. For more information : Organizer : 4 Events Pacific Place : Tahiti – Punaauia

WATERMAN TAHITI TOUR 2 (WTT 2)

FROM FRIDAY APRIL 13TH TO SUNDAY 15TH TAHITI

Championship tour with a mix of categories (SUP races, Paddleboard Prone races & Body Surf…) in Papara district.

TERE NA UTA

SATURDAY APRIL 28TH TAHITI

Discovering magnificent nature with its rivers and using 4wd touristic transportations far away from main roads with guides and cultural association counting stories on various sites, rivers, waterfalls…to find, to meet the Mana.

 

May

X TERRA TAHITI – MOOREA (5TH EDITION)

FROM MAY 31ST TO JUNE 1ST 2019 TAHITI

The Tahiti Cycling Club and VSOP associations are setting up a race around the island of Tahiti, a competition focusing on the respect for sport and environment.  Over the course of two days, the race will go through several sites or iconic places of Tahiti.

TAHITI PEARL REGATTA (16TH EDITION)

FROM MAY 7TH TO MAY 11TH 2019 RAIATEA

Organized in “Leeward Islands” by boat lovers — who joined forces with a common objective in the Association Raiatea Regatta (ARR) —, and by the Tahitian Sailing Official Federation (FTV), the Tahiti Pearl Regatta is an important event in Polynesian life. 

 

TA’IRI PAUMOTU STROLLING PLAYERS CONTEST (3TH EDITION)

THURSDAY MAY 10TH TAHITI

Musicians from Tuamotu Islands play authentic rhythms strolling guitars and ‘ukulele in Tahiti for a contest. Cultural Office – Te Fare Tauhiti Nui

 

TAAPUNA MASTER SURFING (24TH EDITION)

FROM SATURDAY MAY 5TH TO SUNDAY MAY 27TH TAHITI

Major amateur on-reef surf open competitions, staged over 6 days in the Ta’apuna pass in Punaauia (including 2 days for the junior category), with a waiting period in the expectation of the best waves; surfers, bodyboarders, “drop knee” et “stand up paddle racers will ride in front of the visitors thanks to special sea shuttle

GREAT SYMPHONIQUE ORCHESTRA

FROM FRIDAY MAY 18TH TO SATURDAY MAY 19TH TAHITI

Music conservatory perform with a famous international artist in music at the big theatre house of culture.

“LA RONDE TAHITIENNE” CYCLE ROAD RACE (8TH EDITION)

SUNDAY MAY 19TH TAHITI

From the velodrome of Fautau’a in Pirae to the Tour of the island of Tahiti, the Tahiti Cycling Clubs and VSOP are staging their 5th edition with 3 sport cycling and one mass Eco cycling circuits of 15 km – 55 km and 110 km, in the commune of Pirae and along the east coast.

MOTHERS DAY SHOW

FROM TUESDAY MAY 2ST TO SUNDAY MAY 26TH 2019 TAHITI

Come and meet us at the Papeete City Hall to find a gift for your mother the businesses, restaurants and the tourism lodgers set up discounts and sales on various offers in order to spoil all family mothers for this yearly moment.

LES FLORALIES

FROM MAY 23TH TO JUNE 2ND TAHITI

10 days of exhibition dedicated to the primary sector, specifically to flowers and plants. This event offers access to unparalleled bio-diversity. An annual event, which pays tribute to the nature that the Chamber of Agriculture and Lagoon Fishing has been organizing for 4 years.

WATERMAN TAHITI TOUR 3 (WTT 3)

FROM THURSDAY MAY 24TH TO SATURDAY MAY 26TH HUAHINE

Championship tour with a mix of categories (SUP races, Paddleboard Prone races & Body Surf…) in the islands of Huahine.

PAREO DAY

FRIDAY MAY 25TH TAHITI

The Pareu (or Pareo) Day has been celebrated everywhere in the world since it was launched in 2013 by a little group of Polynesian enthusiasts with the support of social networks. The time slot selected for staging it will be the last Friday in May, a monthly festive meeting in the capital city of Papeete.

CONCERT TO’ARE

THURSDAY 14TH AND FRIDAY 15TH – LUC AND VAITEANI MAY 24TH 2019 PETIT THÉÂTRE - PAPEETE TAHITI

Live concert with young singers to meet new talents.

TERE NA TAI (FROM THE SHORE TO THE OCEAN THROUGH THE LAGOON)

SATURDAY MAY 26TH TAHITI

Surround with 5 million of km² of salt water, that tour is an opportunity for visitors to find another way of living on one day, with cultural stories, various nautical activities (diving, skiing.)

MOTHER’S DAY

SUNDY MAY 27TH TAHITI

Shops, restaurants and tourism accommodation providers offer specials and discounts on various products to spoil every mother on their special day. Papeete – CCISM – City hall of Papeete.

June

OPEN INTERNATIONAL DE GOLF

EARLY JUNE TAHITI

The Olivier Bréaud golf course located on the huge ‘Atimaono domain at Papara, about 50 kilometers from Papeete (Tahiti), every year hosts the international golf tournament, one of the stages of the well-known Pacific circuit organized by the Australian PGA and supported by the Polynesian Golf Federation.

 

TAHITI FASHION WEEK

FROM JUNE 12TH TO JUNE 14TH 2019 TAHITI

Event for creation and fashion where the talents of craftsmen and local designers stand out during fashion shows, modeling contests and meetings with the world of beauty and fashion. 

WATERMAN TAHITI TOUR 4 (WTT 4)

FROM SATURDAY JUNE 9TH TO SUNDAY JUNE 10TH MOOREA

Championship tour with a mix of categories (SUP races, Paddleboard Prone races & Body Surf…) in the islands of Moorea. 

WIND CHALLENGE SURF RACES

MID-JUNE RAIATEA

French concept from Gruissan (France) for wind surfers for races (20kms and 80kms) in lagoon in Raiatea and Taha’a islands. Tahitian federation of sail.

 

CELEBRATION OF DISCOVERING ISLANDS OF TAHITI 250 YEARS AGO

FROM MONDAY JUNE 18TH TO SATURDAY JUNE 23RD TAHITI

Famous captains on sailing boats linked islands in the Pacific Ocean from their continent Europe with M.Antoine de Bougainville on La Boudeuse, followed in 2019 with M.James Cook.

MUSIC FESTIVAL DAY

WEEK OF JUNE 21ST TAHITI

For over a decade, artists, music lovers or music associations show their passion by sharing it and by gathering on private or public world sites. Cultural Office – Te Fare Tauhiti Nui

MISS TAHITI BEAUTY PAGEANT

FRIDAY JUNE 21ST TAHITI

The Miss Tahiti election is a tribute paid to the, natural charm and beauty of the Polynesian woman. Beauty contest created in 1960, the Miss Tahiti Beauty Pageant is a popular event followed each year with lot of enthusiasm by all Polynesian people. The event is definitely a must in French Polynesia. 

 

TAHITI – MOOREA SAILING RENDEZ-VOUS (14TH EDITION)

FROM JUNE 21ST TO JUNE 23TH MOOREA

An event stages both on Tahiti and Moorea islands to welcome international boaters calling in Polynesia and celebrate their navigation across the Pacific during 3 days. It’s a friendly sailing and traditional sports Rallye allowing encounters with the Polynesian population and culture.

ORANGE FESTIVAL IN THE PUNAAUIA DISTRICT

SATURDAY JUNE 23RD TAHITI

The City of Punaauia celebrates the festival of the orange from the Tamanu plateau. City of Punaauia’s Sports and Youth Service Phone

INTERNAL SELF-GOVERNMENT DAY (AUTONOMY DAY)

FRIDAY JUNE 29TH TAHITI

March past and parade of the local sports and cultural associations or Hivavaevae in downtown Papeete; 34th  anniversary. Cultural Office – Te Fare Tauhiti Nui 

6TH AUSTRALIA TAHITI SUPER YACHT MEETING

FRIDAY JUNE 21ST 2019 TAHITI

After a morning of meeting between luxury yacht professionals by Punaauia’s Marina Taina, here come exchanges between crews around recreational or sports activities or even beautifully set tables to get to know the region’s flavors. At night, a traditional dance show will enforce, in all good spirits, this unique sports event in the Pacific region.

HEIVA I BORA BORA

FROM END OF JUNE TO THE BEGINNING OF AUGUSTBORA BORA

Yearly singing and dancing contest, traditional sports and handicraft demos on Moto’i square at Vaitape – Bora Bora. Bora Bora Tourism Board Phone (689) 40.67.76.36 Mobile (689) 87.73.54.22 / 87.74.57.16 info-bora-bora@mail.pf

HEIVA RIMA’I HANDICRAFT

END OF JUNE TO END JULY TAHITI

During a month, the traditional handicraft experts of the 5 archipelagoes of French Polynesia meet in one place with the aim of optimizing the display of their handicraft creations. The materials used mainly come from their islands, genuinely « Made in Tahiti » mutinously braided coconut tree palm leaves, hat-making or pandanus basketwork and threading.

TEAHUPOO OPEN SURF (QUALIFY SERIES)

FROM BEGINNING TO END OF AUGUST TAHITI

Surf qualifying competition in Teahupo’o – Tahiti, ahead of that reserved to the foreign and local professional best surfers for the famous 7th step world tour in WSL Tahiti Billabong Pro. Fédération Tahitienne de Surf 

 

TOA NA MAE HAA (FESTIVAL AND SURF COMPETITION)

FOM THE END OF JUNE TO BEGINNING JULY TAHITI

Surf contest with several categories on open division at the river mouth of Taharuu with Papara surf club. Tahitian Surf Federation

SPORT COMPETITION OF THE HEIVA

FRIDAY JUNE 29TH, 30TH OR JULY 7TH, 8TH TAHITI

In several categories, speed races are staged for V1 (single paddler), V3, V6 and V16 canoes at the Tehoro beach in Mataiea, followed by a marathon race between Tahiti and Moorea. Then come the famous traditional races for sail-fitted outrigger canoes, not forgetting the traditional sports or Tuaro Maoh.

 

July

HEIVA IN THE OUTER ISLANDS

BETWEEN JULY AND AUGUST HUAHINE

Several islands like Moorea, Huahine, Raiatea, Rurutu and other archipelagoes celebrate traditional dances and songs linked to legends, cultural stories. Tourism committees and cities halls of each island. Tahiti Tourisme Phone (689) 40.50.40.30 info@TahitiTourisme.pf  www.TahitiTourisme.pf

 

WALK ON THE FIRE UMU TI

WEDNESDAY JULY 4TH TAHITI

Big oven dug into the ground to cook the tī plant the traditional way thanks to red-heated rocks on which the Walk on Fire is performed with the blessings of the Great Priest of this yearly ceremony. 

CELEBRATION OF THE AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE DAY

WEEK JULY 4TH TAHITI

The municipality of Mahina celebrates this American Independence Day on the Pointe Venus site with the attendance of associations boasting their love for all things Made in USA: Harley bikers, heavy motorcycles, football, baseball.

HEIVA I TAHITI

FROM WEBNESDAY JULY 3RD TO SATURDAY JULY 20TH TAHITI

WELCOME TO THE HEIVA I TAHITI FESTIVAL (138th EDITION) Te Fare Tauhiti Nui – Maison de la Culture has the pleasure to host and present this new Heiva i Tahiti festival. Since its creation in 1881, he changed his name, places but the magic of the event lasts and appeals to an ever growing audience.

 

BASTILLE DAY

SATURDAY JULY 14TH TAHITI

The commemoration of “Bastille’s Day” is marked, like in any French Territory, by a military parade all the official authorities are invited to attend. The French Polynesia islands also celebrate this republican rendez-vous. At the end of the various official ceremonies a show with traditional singing and dancing and snacks and refreshment beverages are offered.

 

TAHITI TRADITIONAL SPORTS CHAMPIONSHIP

MID-JULY TAHITI

Fruit Carriers race in the Paofai gardens (Papeete): from 12:00 to 14:00, weighing of the loads. 15:00 race start and 16:00 traditional show. Traditionnal Sports and Games Federation 

 

MINI HEIVA IN THE INTERCONTINENTAL HOTEL

END OF JULY TO THE BEGINNING OF AUGUSTTAHITI

Every year on the Grand Motu located at the InterContinental Tahiti Resort & Spa, the best dance troupes from the annual traditional Tahitian dance contest Heiva I Tahiti are invited to perform while guests enjoy sumptuous buffets. For more information : Organizer : Intercontinental Tahiti Resort & Spa Place : Tahiti – Pape’ete Mamao

 

HEIVA MAPURU PARAITA I PAPEETE

MID - JULYTAHITI

Meeting around Papeete’s Market place with traditional Polynesian dance groups who are taking part in the Heiva I Tahiti. Management of the Papeete’s Market Place.

 

TRADITIONAL SHOWS AT MARAE ARAHURAHU

EVERY SATURDAY OF JULY TAHITI

Every Saturday in July, the Artistic Conservatory of French Polynesia produces, with the support of the Ministry of Culture, a traditional show performed by a large Polynesian troupe. The timing of the shows goes between an hour and an hour and thirty minutes.

 

TE ‘AITO VA’A (31ST EDITION)

FROM FRIDAY JULY 20TH TO SUNDAY 22ND TAHITI

One-day canoe individual race over about 10 kilometers. The best 100 paddlers will be selected for the « Super Aito » race. Association Ruahatu

WATERMAN TAHITI TOUR 5 (WTT 5)

FROM FRIDAY JULY 27TH TO SUNDAY JULY 29TH TAHITI

Championship tour with a mix of categories (SUP races, Paddleboard Prone races & Body Surf…) in Teahupoo district. 

AREAREARAA I TE FENUA AIHERE (3RD EDITION)

SATURDAY JULY 28TH TAHITI

Half tour of the island of Tahiti up to the Peninsula in combined transportation: the traditional “truck” on road and the boat at sea to the sound of ‘ukulele, including stops on public highlight sites. The traditional meal “Mā’a Tahiti” will be available to eat beyond PK0 of the famous Hava’e wave – Teahupoo surfing.

 

August

TAHITI PRO TEAHUPO’O

FROM AUGUST 21ST TO AUGUST 01STTAHITI

The Tahiti Pro Teahupo’o is the 7th stage of the professional circuit (WCT) of the World Surf League, which has 11 in the year. It is a competition reserved only for TOP 34 of the best surfers in the world, and the 2 wild cards of Air Tahiti Nui Trials.

RAUTIRARE FESTIVAL

FROM FRIDAY AUGUST 09TH TO SUNDAY AUGUST 11TH 2019 TAHITI

Mataiea district celebrate its festival for surf, body surf, stand up paddle, va’a, beach soccer with their god father of Rautirare surf club: M.Michel Bourez Tahitian and international pro surfer.

 

TE HURA NUI (TRADITIONNAL DANSE CONTEST)

FROM BEGINNING TO MID-AUGUST TAHITI

20 minutes’ drive from the airport, a famous hotel organizes traditional festival for songs and dances choosing the best ones each year from the great festival Heiva I Tahiti. It gives opportunity to the visitors to have dinner watching performances of Tahitian culture. Le Méridien Tahiti Hôtel.

 

TAHITI PRO TEAHUPO’O – EX BILLABONG PRO TAHITI (PROFESSIONAL SURF COMPETITION)

FROM 10TH - 21STTAHITI

Surf qualifying competition in Teahupo’o – Tahiti, ahead of that reserved to the foreign and local professional best surfers for the famous 7th step world tour in WSL Tahiti Pro Teahupoo. Tahitian Surf Federation.

SUPER ‘AITO VA’A (27TH EDITION)

SATURDAY AUGUST 18TH TAHITI

Individual canoe races with the participation of the best 100 paddlers of the « Te Aito » with 2 stages, Mahina – Papeete and Taapuna pass. Ruahatu Association.

 

FA’AHE’E I TE TAU MATAMUA O SURF TRADITIONNEL (TAHITI TOURISME CHALLENGE)

WEEK END OF AUGUST 25TH TAHITI

In 1 or 2 days traditional surfing must be developed with athletes using wood boards. An opportunity to make that cultural event an original rendez-vous for people who has passion in sliding with the Tahitian federation of surfing partnership.

 

September

RAIATEA GLISS FESTIVAL

BEGINNING OF SEPTEMBERRAIATEA

The island of Raiatea organizes an event with several entertainments in the lagoon: skiing, jet skiing… At night a DJ will change the atmosphere showing movies shots of that festival.

MARAAMU SURFSKI RACE

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 14TH 2019 TAHAA

Between Taha’a and Bora Bora islands, that event pushes kayak race with famous experts and professional kayak athletes. For more information : Organizer : Bora ocean paddle Place.

 

UKULELE FESTIVAL

FROM OCTOBER 21ST TO OCTOBER 27TH 2019 TAHITI

Promotion of music art through ‘ukulele playing. Organizer : Cultural Office – Te Fare Tauhiti Nui Place : Tahiti – Pape’ete.

 

TAHITI NUI TOUR

FROM SEPTEMBER 14TH TO SEPTEMBER 20TH 2019 TAHITI

The Tahitian Cycling Federation organize the 25th edition of Tour Tahiti Nui from September 14th to September 20th, 2019. This international have partners as the Ministry of Education, the Youth and Sports; the Institute of the Youth and Sports of French Polynesia; the Direction of the Youth and and Sports.

FAREREIHAGA

MID-SEPTEMBER RANGIROA

In Rangiroa – Tuamotu archipelago, the large family of tourism will celebrate all the culture, arts and crafts-related activities, with various contests the population takes part in. All visitors are welcome and invited to live this experience of the Farereihaga (the Encounter). Rangiroa Board of Tourism 

 

EUROPEAN DAY CULTURAL HERITAGE

FROM SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 21ST TO SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 22ND 2019 TAHITI

Cultural heritage on The Islands of Tahiti can be visited with experts guides proud to show their knowledge. Free admission and guided tour. For more information : Organizer : Museum of Tahiti and her islands Place : Tahiti – Punaauia

 

WORLD TOURISM DAY

THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 27TH TAHITI

Celebration in the world and the 5 archipelagos of Polynesia of this day on the theme defined by the UN WTO (World Tourism Organization). Meetings with tourism professionals, the population and visitors on touristic sites enlivened with traditional dances and music, Tahiti Tourisme.

 

CONCERT TO’ARE

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 28TH TAHITI

Live concert with young singers to meet new talents. Cultural Office – Te Fare Tauhiti Nui

 

AGRICULTURAL FAIR

FROM SEPTEMBER 26H TO OCTOBER 6TH 2019 TAHITI

The Agricultural Fair, Is an annual gathering of all farmers and various traders who are all active in the primary sector especially in local agriculture. This is the agricultural event of the year in French Polynesia, for some farmers it is the only opportunity to rub shoulders with consumers.

October

INTERNATIONAL GRAFFITI ART FESTIVAL ONO’U

BEGINNING OF OCTOBER TAHITI

It is the most important international meeting about the contemporary street art staged in the Pacific region. ONO’U brings together up to fifty renowned graffiti artists from the world over and thousands of youths, families, connoisseurs, and art lovers. The guest artists go down the streets of the capital city to create magnificent wall frescos.

PUNAAUIA VAI-PARAOA BODY-BOARD, SURF & SUP SURFING

FROM MONDAY OCTOBER 1ST TO OCTOBER 28TH TAHITI

Over a swell waiting period of 3 weeks with 4 to 5 days reserved for the competition itself, 15 minutes from the airport. The Sapinus coral barrier reef dedicated to Surfing, Body Boarding, and SUP on the west coast with local and international surfers. Taapuna Surf Club.

 

REVA I EIMEO NUI (5TH EDITION)

SATURDAY OCTOBER 27TH MOOREA

Moorea island special tour in local transportation “le truck” in ‘ukulele strolling atmosphere visiting sites with a lunch of traditional food “Maa Tahiti”. Tahiti Tourisme

 

BOUNTY INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL

END OF OCTOBER TAHITI

In October 26th around 1800, Bounty sail ship anchored in Matavai bay in Mahina district to pick up breadfruit plants to Great Britain Kingdom. Then, Bounty organization celebrates that story with workshops talking about sailing boats and books, items on exhibits, samplings food to taste and conferences. 

 

THE PUMPKIN FAIR

END OF OCTOBER TAHITI

Papeete city celebrates the pumpkin used by population and few workshops show its uses. Papeete Centre-Ville – CCISM – City Hall of Papeete 

 

HAWAIKI NUI VA’A – POLYNESIAN CANOE RACE

FROM MONDAY OCTOBER 28TH TO FRIDAY NOVEMBER 1ST 2019 HUAHINE

In the Leeward Islands, Va’a or outrigger-canoe practice is the pre-eminent traditional Polynesian sport. Over 100 canoes will link the islands of Huahine, Raiatea, Taha’a and Bora Bora. The finish line is expected to be set at Point Matira beach – Bora Bora.

 

HIMENE RAU

SATURDAY OCTOBER 26TH TAHITI

Here is the 4th edition of this event highlighting Polyphonic traditional songs of Polynesia. Last year the Australs were in the limelight and had gathered more than 300 singers, a most impressive choir that had thrilled all the spectators during the interpretation of a tārava tuha’a pae. 

 

November

THE RISING OF THE PLEIADS

WEEK OF NOVEMBER 20TH TAHITI

“Matarii ’i ni’a“, where the season of abundance “tau ‘auhune” begins. The transition from a period to another was a key moment in the ancient life and was marked by important rites and rituals. Nowadays, many manifestations allow us to relive these authentic moments; the other period is “Matarii ’i raro“, on the upcoming Saturday.

 

HURA TAPAIRU (15TH EDITION)

FROM NOVEMBER 27TH TO DECEMBER 7TH 2019 TAHITI

Traditional Polynesian Dancing Contest reserved to small dancing groups with an aim at encouraging the creativity of Polynesian artists. International promotion of ‘Ori (Tahitian dancing) allowing non-resident foreign performers to provide shows for the Polynesian public.

BOOK FAIR (18TH EDITION)

THURSDAY NOVEMBER 15TH TO SUNDAY NOVEMBER 18TH TAHITI

This fair aim at bringing together all the actors committed to diffuse and promote books in French Polynesia though conferences, encounters with locally based and foreign authors, various animations and attractions, work sales exhibitions, etc., in the gardens and other areas of the House of Culture at Papeete-Tahiti.

 

MONOI SIGHTS VISIT

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 24TH TAHITI

Monoi oil has been used by local population with its therapeutic solutions. What about to take opportunity to visit various sites around the Islands of Tahiti.

 

IRONMANA WATERMAN WORLD TOUR FINAL

FROM MONDAY NOVEMBER 26TH TO SUNDAY DECEMBER 2ND TAHITI

The end of a selection for best athletes participating during a year to the various competitions of Stand-Up Paddling races, Prone, Body-surfing in the Pacific with the best and top local athletes of the WWT 2018,

 

December

RAID APETAHI

DECEMBER 7TH 2019 RAIATEA

This magnificent race in full nature on the island of Raiatea is a tribute paid to this “Apetahi” flower which gets harder and harder to find. Indeed, the eco-friendly organizers wish to make all the athletes and media aware of the need to protect this endangered endemic species.

 

TIARE FLOWER DAY (56TH EDITION)

FRIDAY DECEMBER 7TH TAHITI

Showcasing of the national emblem, the Tiare Tahiti, with a contest of flower decoration to which various Papeete-based companies and public institutions take part on the theme of “Tiare Tahiti crowns (lei) and bouquets Groupement de Solidarité des Femmes de Tahiti.

 

MOOREA PAINAPO FESTIVAL

SATURDAY DECEMBER 1ST MOOREA

People of the island of Moorea always say that Pineapple fruit belongs to them with those big fields with that fruit plantation… That’s why a festival is ready to put on the map of Moorea that sweet fruit on various topics commercial, agricultural, tasting, cultural, traditional, and modern uses, games.

DOWNTOWN CHRISTMAS

MID DECEMBER TAHITI

The city of Papeete goes through a makeover for the event with illuminations of Pomare Boulevard, on the waterfront, and the city hall at dusk. The merchants contribute in their own way by displaying downtown Christmas-themed store windows in order to amaze both children and adults for prospective sales.

 

SALON DE NOËL 2019

FROM DECEMBER 19TH TO DECEMBER 24TH 2019 TAHITI

The Polynesian Handicraft art association puts some great skill on display showcases, in Papeete, an extraordinary array of know-how and diverse handicraft work in the hall of the Assembly of French Polynesia.