Morris events in NZ

2020 Events

There are a number of annual morris events to which all dancers are invited...

January:

New Zealand Morris Dancing Tour a week long event held in different parts of the country each year.

The 2021 Postponed to 2022 will be held in Nelson hosted by Ragged Crow Morris

February

Sat 8 Feb Medieval Market Levin Showgrounds Be there by 10am Usual mix of Maypole and Morris dances.

Bedlam Founder's Day - February Saturday closest to 22nd

March

2020 Autumn Equinox @ Boys Brigade Camp Foxton Beach, Theme: Great Godwit Migration so anything Great or God or Wit or Migration, plenty of scope there. Cost: 90.00 Rob from Rosewood is organising this.

The annual gathering of morris teams at Hanmer Springs for a weekend of dance. Contact Graham at Nor' West Arch for more details.

April

Easter Sunday: Pace-egging Ceremony in Wellington, 2pm at the top of the cable car

May

May 1st: CAMD celebrate Mayday on the top of Mt Eden

June

2020 Winter Solstice organised by Bedlam in Paekakariki

September

2020 Spring Equinox organised by Hots

December

Boxing Day: Wellington, 2pm at the top of the cable-car

Additionally there are regular folk festivals at which dancers are likely to appear!

Tuifarm Folk Festival just south of Nelson usually held over the New Year

Whare Flat, just out of Dunedin over New Year (when the tour is in South Island, it will aim to start following this)

Auckland Folk Festival, Auckland Anniversary weekend late January, workshops

Wellington Folk Festival, Labour Weekend (late October), workshops