Havelock Mussel and Seafood Festival


Sat 11th Mar 2023

Havelock Memorial Park
6 Neil Street

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Ticketing: Public

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Havelock School Main Road
New Zealand

The annual Havelock Mussel & Seafood Festival is a vital part of Marlborough’s summer and its back for the 19th year, at the Havelock Domain.

Located in Havelock, the gateway to the picturesque Marlborough Sounds, it's the perfect way to enjoy fresh seafood, alongside great kiwi music and entertainment for everyone.

As well as the native NZ Green Shell Mussel the festival also celebrates New Zealand King Salmon and the Pacific Oyster which are also grown in the pristine waters of the Marlborough Sounds. 

The Havelock Mussel & Seafood Festival is a community not-for-profit event and has been contributing back to the local community since 2004. 

Kiwi Legends Jordan Luck Band and Celebrity Chef Simon Gault will be at the 2023 festival, and will be joined by roots reggae band The Lost Tribe Aotearoa, country star Jody Direen and groovers Genre Fluid. 

You can keep the kids busy at the NIWA Kids Zone, the MFA Industry Tent, and we can't forget the Guinness World Record Mussel Opening Competition. 

The Havelock Mussel & Seafood Festival is a family-friendly event, with something for everyone from cuisine to culture and much more in between.

Get your tickets here!

Certified Self Contained Motorcaravan Parking

Parking space is available for Certified Self-Contained Campers at Havelock School (Access via Lawrence Street) an easy 400m walk to the event. 

  • To book contact [email protected]
  • Phone: 03 574 2106 during school hours 8:30am - 3pm and Tracey on 027 275 6380 after hours.
  • Booking in advance is required. There are limited spaces.
  • Available from 4pm Friday 10th March - 4pm Sunday 12th March 
  • Price: $20 per van per night 
  • Access to school pool on request - $5 per camper
  • Please indicate the length of your camper or vehicle/camper combo when booking. Most sites are 6m x 8m. Some vary

Payment info

Payment is preferred via internet banking and we will secure your booking should we reach capacity.

However please note if this event is cancelled the task for us to process refunds is quite a challenge so we would appreciate your payment as a donation to the school and are happy for you to hold payment until closer to the date to be sure. We will notify everyone when we are close to capacity to confirm your bookings. There will be cash options available on arrival if that suits you better 

Bank account: 12-3167-0082283-000

Use Mussel Camper and your name as the reference.