SPTO NATIONAL TOURISM OFFICES 2018 CALENDAR OF EVENTS

 SPTO NATIONAL TOURISM OFFICES  2018 CALENDAR OF EVENTS
COUNTRY DATE EVENT TYPE EVENT VENUE CONTACT  DETAILS
JANUARY
Worldwide 01st January Public Holiday New Years Day Worldwide
Munda Jan New Year Cultural festival Dunde Village – New Year Cultural Fest Dunde Village
New Caledonia 01st-06th Artisanal Fairs -ATP Challenge Internationaux BNP PARIBAS Noumea New Caledonia Tourism Office
Niue 02nd Lolly throwing around the island Takai Commission Holiday All villages VC leaders
Tahiti 02nd – 08th Cultural and historical event Tere ‘A’ati – Cultural and historical event about the island of Rurutu in the Austral islands (Moerai, Avera et Auti) Villages Tourism Board of Rurutu, (689) 40.94.06.51,
tavita.gisele@mail. Pf
 
FSM 11th FSM Public Holiday Kosrae Constitution Day Nationwide FSM Government
American Samoa 15th American Samoa Public Holiday Martin Luther King Jr. Day Nationwide American Samoa Visitors Bureau
Fiji-Schools 15th Jan Term 1 School Begins Term 1 School Begins for Fiji Nationwide Ministry of Education Fiji
Vanuatu 15th-19th Darts South Pacific Darts Championship Port Vila Maina Lukai <mlukai@vanuatu.gov.vu>
15th-26th Exhibition Vanuatu Art Exhibition Vanuatu Art Exhibition
Fiji 17th-20th Rugby Mana Whey Coral Coast Sevens Rugby Lawaqa Park, Sigatoka Tourism Fiji
FSM 18th FSM Public Holiday Lelu Memorial Day Nationwide FSM Government
Vanuatu 20th Swimming 1km BRED Open Water Swim Series Port Vila Maina Lukai <mlukai@vanuatu.gov.vu>
Vanuatu -Schools 22nd Term 1 – School Term 1 School Starts in Vanuatu Nationwide Maina Lukai <mlukai@vanuatu.gov.vu>
Vanuatu 25th Religious & Cultural St Paul Day Totolag Village Mota-lava island Vanuatu Tourism
Tahiti 27th Island Tour Tere Faati (11th
Edition) Tahiti circle island tour in the typical so called
“Truck” means of transportation
to the sound of the ”ukulele’ with stops
in tourist scenic sites. This tour has been
designed by GIE Tahiti Tourisme
Scenic Sites GIE Tahiti Tourisme – (689) 40 50 40 30, info@tahiti- tourisme.pf
28th Jan – 11th Feb Chinese New Year Chinese New Year Tahiti Si Ni Tong Association – (689) 40.42.74.18, sinitong@mail.pf
Fiji 29th Villeyball Oceania Club Volleyball Champions Vodafone Arena
Tahiti 30th Jan – 14th Feb Festival Flower and Craft Festival Papeete City Hall Lovers’ Day Association of the Papeete Neighborhoods – Mobile (689) 87 77 54 37, adams.myrna@yahoo.fr
Nauru 31st Jan Nauru Public Holiday Nauru Independence Day Nationwide Nauru Department of Home Affairs /Tourism
COUNTRY DATE EVENT TYPE EVENT VENUE CONTACT  DETAILS
FEBRUARY
Nauru 01st Nauru Public Holiday Independence Day Holiday Nationwide Nauru Department of Home Affairs /Tourism
Munda Training Tour Guide Training Munda
Festival Art Festival
Forestry Sustainable Forest Show Dr. Tim Bloomfield Griffith University
Tahiti 01st – 14th Feb Flower Handicraft Flower And Handicraft Festival Papeete City Hall Association of the Papeete Neighborhood Mobile (689) 87.77.54.37 adams.myrna@yahoo.fr
Tahiti 03rd – 11th Film Festival Pacific International Documentary Film Festival – FIFO 15th
Edition
Tahiti Maison de la Culture – Te Fare Tauhiti Nui – (689)
40 54 45 44, organisation@filmfestivaloceanie.org
Niue 06th Niue Public Holiday Waitangi Day Alofi Niue Tourism
Niue-Schools 07th Feb All School Start for Term 1 Niue High School & Niue Primary School Niue High School & Niue Primary School Department of Education
Tahiti 08th – 14th Exhibition Valentine’s Day Jewels Exhibiton Papeete Polynesian Art Jewelry Association- Phone (689) 40 58 42 38 -Faaura BOUTEAU – Chairwoman Mobile (689) 87 75 03 63, fauuracreations@yahoo.fr
Vanuatu 10th-18th Football OFC Champions League Pool A Korman sporting complex, Port Vila Maina Lukai <mlukai@vanuatu.gov.vu>
Vanuatu 15th Cultural John Frum Day Sulphur Bay Village & Lamafara Village,  Tanna Island Vanuatu Tourism
Tahiti 16th Feb – 3rd March Celebration Chinese New Year – Year Of The Dog Papeete Si Ni Tong association Phone (689) 40.42.74.18/ sinitong@mail.pf
Fiji 17th Feb Tourism Awards ANZ Excellence in Tourism Awards Sheraton Fiji Resort Email: info@feta.com.fj
Tahiti First Semester Festival Tahiti Guitar Festival (11th Edition) Papeete Radio 1 – Maheata Banner Phone (689) 40.43.41.00 – Mobile (689) 87.75.27.55 E: maheata@radio1.pf
leomarais@mail.pf
American Samoa 19-Feb American Samoa Public Holiday Presidents Day Nationwide American Samoa Visitors Bureau
SPTO 19th Feb – 05th Mar Meet The Pacific EU / UK Lisbon, Rome, Milan, London Paris, Amsterdam, Copenhagan UK South Pacific Tourism Organisation
Vanuatu 19th – 28th Meet The Pacific Europe Roadshow European Road Show in partnership with SPTO /Air Vanuatu & Rosie Holidays Europe Maina Lukai mlukai@vanuatu.gov.vu
Fiji 19th-23rd Conference 20th Conference of Commonwealth Education Ministers (CCEM) Nadi Tourism Fiji
Vanuatu 21st Vanuatu Public Holiday Fr. Walter Lini Day Nationwide Vanuatu Tourism
Tahiti 22nd – 24th Cultural Breadfruit Festival And Local Cultures (6TH EDITION) Cultural Office – Te Fare Tauhiti Nui Phone (689) 40.54.45.44 communication@maisondelaculture.pf
www.maisondelaculture.pf
Vanuatu 24th Feb Swimming 1KM BRED Open Water Swim Series Port Vila Maina Lukai <mlukai@vanuatu.gov.vu>
SPTO 24th-25th LA Trade Show LA Travel Adventure Show Los Angeles South Pacific Tourism Organisation
COUNTRY DATE EVENT TYPE EVENT VENUE CONTACT  DETAILS
MARCH
FSM 01st FSM Public Holiday Yap Day Nationwide FSM Government
Munda Mar Flower Show Munda Flower Show Munda AGH
Training Tour Guide Gizo
Marshall Islands 01st Mar  Marshall Islands Public Holiday Nuclear Victim’s Remembrance Day Nationwide Marshall Islands Visitors Authority
Worldwide 1st-02nd Hindu Festival of Colors Holi Festival Worldwide
Tahiti 2nd Festival Festival Court Des Iles (3rd Edition) Tahiti Festival Courts des îles, Phone (689) 40.45.58.86
www.courtsdesiles.com
Music Concert Concert To’Are Cultural Center Te Fare Tauhiti Nui – Phone. : (689) 40.54.45.44
communication@maisondelaculture.pf www.maisondelaculture.pf
Tahiti 05th Public Holiday- Observance Day Gospel Day Matavai Tahiti Maohi Protestant Church- (689) 40 46 06 00, choiore@epm.pf
New Caledonia 05th Live Diving Pure Moment Live diving TBC                                                                 Ameedee lighthouse                                                                                               5 New Caledonia Tourism Office
Vanuatu 05th – 06th Vanuatu Public Holiday Custom Chiefs Day Nationwide Vanuatu Tourism
SPTO 05th-08th Cruise Shipping Seatrade Cruise Shipping Fort Lauderdale South Pacific Tourism Organisation
07th-11th Mar ITB Berlin ITB Berlin Germany
13th-19th Mar Meet the Pacific Asia Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong Asia
Tahiti 05th – 09th Surfing Air Tahiti – Pro Rangiroa Surf (9th Edition) Rangiroa Tahitian Surf Federation – Phone (689) 40.43.86.93 – Mobil (689) 87.29.68.76 -Rangiroa Tourist Board – Phone (689) 40.93.11.30 – Mobil (689) 87.78.79 78
Hiro Pouira Mobile (689) 87.77.14.02
fedesurf@live.fr – philcabral@usa.net, www.surf.pf
 
New Caledonia TBC Jockey Racing Hippism 2018 Season Opening Noumea New Caledonia Tourism
Fiji 06th – 17th Discovery Cruise Discovery Lau Islands Cruise Lau Group & Kadavu Tourism Fiji
 
Vanuatu 07th-11th ITB Berlin ITB Berlin – VTO & Air Vanuatu in partnership with SPTO Messe Berlin GmbH Maina Lukai mlukai@vanuatu.gov.vu
Nauru 08th Public Holiday International Women’s Day Nationwide Nauru Government
Kiribati Kiribati Government
Tahiti 08th Celebration International Women’s Day Tahiti Delegation to Family and Women’s Legal Status -(689) 40 80 00 40 secretariat@femmes.gov.pf, www.famillesegalite.gov.pf
Worldwide 08th Womens Day International Women’s Day Worldwide
Cook Islands 08th Composers Competition Te Mire Atu – Cook Islands Maori Rarotonga Cook Islands Tourism
New Caledonia 10th Sunset Trail Sunset Trail Rivland Hotel, Païta New Caledonia Tourism Office
Tahiti 11th- 16th Surf Papara Pro Surf (7th Edition) Taharuu – Papara beach Tahitian Surf Federation Phone (689) 40.43 .86.93 – Mobile (689) 87.29.68.76, fedesurf@live.fr, www.surf.pf
Tuvalu 12th Tuvalu Public Holiday Commonwealth Day Nationwide Tuvalu Government
Tahiti 12th & 13th & 29th Comedy Tahiti Comedy Show (4th Edition) Theatre Cultural Office Te Fare Tauhiti Nui Phone (689)40.54.45.44
communication@maisondelaculture.pf,www.maisondelaculture.pf
Niue 16th-20th Ukelele Festival Of Niue Niuekulele Music Festival Niue Niue Tourism Office
Tahiti 17th – 18th Surf Races Waterman Tahiti Tour 1 (WTT 1) Punaauia District Stéphane Lambert Mobile (689) 87.70.71.14, kainaluxt@gmail.com
www.boraboraliquidfestival.com
Vanuatu TBA Tradeshow Noumea Tok Tok Ramada Plaza, Noumea Maina Lukai mlukai@vanuatu.gov.vu
Papua New Guinea 23 Mar – 01st April Fishing 43rd National Game Fishing Titles Lae Game Fishing Club Mr. Robert O’Dea, Game Fishing Association of Papua New Guinea
Ph: +675 7100‐1244 Em: r.odea@moore.com.pg
Fiji TBA Teen Model Competition Miss Teen Model Competition email: info@fijifashionweek.com.fj, tickets@fijifashionweek.com.fj or by phoning 7088898 / 7088895
Tahiti 24th Earth Hour Earth Hour, 5th Edition Papeete Earth Hour Representative/ Mobile – (689) 87 77 22 87
jerry.biret@gmail.c om
Vanuatu 28th Mar-02nd Apr Surf Vanuatu Leimalo Surf festival Efate Maina Lukai <mlukai@vanuatu.gov.vu>
Easter 30th – 31st International Public Holiday Easter Weekend Worldwide
FSM 31st Mar FSM Public Holiday Micronesian Culture and Traditions Day  [Chuuk & Pohnpei] FSM Government
Tahiti 31st Marathon Tahiti Moorea Marathon (30th Edition) Moorea island Te Moorea Club Phone (689) 40.56.25.79 – Mobile (689) 87.78.50.83 contact@mooreamarathon.com www.mooreamarathon.com
Tahiti 31st Mar – 04th April Body Board Teahupoo Bodyboard Pro (APB Tour) Taiarapu Tahiti Iti Surf Club Mobile (689) 87.73.80.61 wasnamax@mail.pf
Tahiti 31st Mar – 07th April Dance Festival Le Ori Tahiti I Matavai Ote’a and Aparima Matani Kainuku Mobile (689) 87.74.74.74
registrations@heivainternational.com – tematani@hotmail.fr
www.heivainternational.com
COUNTRY DATE EVENT TYPE EVENT VENUE CONTACT  DETAILS
APRIL
Vanuatu 01st Festival Yam Festival Tanna Maina Lukai <mlukai@vanuatu.gov.vu>
Easter 2nd International Public Holiday Easter Monday Worldwide
Munda 02nd Inaugural Solomon Air Inaugural flight Munda AGH
03rd Fishing contest Lagoon local fishing competition
2nd&3rd Training Customer sevices & disaster risk management
Fiji 03rd – 10th Discovery Cruise Colonial Fiji Discovery Cruise Levuka, Taveuni Tourism Fiji
Cook Islands 06th – 15th Sports League Masters Mini Fiesta 2018 Cook Islands www.cirugbyleaguemasters.com
john.hosking@cookislands.gov.ck or tonym@airport.gov.ck
John: +682 54180 or Tony: +68255892
Tahiti 07th Archeological Sightings Temples, Churches, And Archeological Sites Church sites Tahiti Tourisme Phone (689) 40.50.40.30 info@TahitiTourisme.pf
www.TahitiTourisme.pf
Musical Raid “Vanira” (8th Edition) The Island of Taha’a, Hipu Jack Bennett – GSM (689) 87.78.23.41 bennett.jack@mail.pf
Paddle Festival Air France Paddle Festival Punaauia District close to Outumaoro Société 4 events, Tel (689) 87.78.52.18
4events.pacific@gmail.com  www.4events-pacific.com
Vanuatu 08th Bridal Show Great NZ Bridal Show Christchurch Jacquie Carson j.carson@xtra.co.nz
Fiji 09th-13th Conference 34th FAO Regional Conference for Asia and the Pacific Nadi Tourism Fiji
10th-12th Expo Fijian Tourism Expo [FTE] 2018 Denarau Convention Centre Email: events@tourismfiji.com.fj
SPTO 11th SPTO Meeting SPTO Board of Directors Meeting Stamford Plaza Hotel South Pacific Tourism Organisation
12th-13th April SPTO Tourism Expo South Pacific Tourism Exchange 2018 Adelaide, Australia
Niue-Schools 13th All Schools Finish for Term 1 All students go on 2 weeks break for school holidays Niue High School a& Niue Primary School Department of Education
Tahiti 13th – 15th Paddleboard Waterman Tahiti Tour 2 (Wtt 2) Papara District Stéphane Lambert Mobile (689) 87.70.71.14
kainaluxt@gmail.com
www.boraboraliquidfestival.com
American Samoa 17th American Samoa Public Holiday American Samoa Flag Day Nationwide American Samoa Visitor Bureau
Fiji-Schools 20th April Schools in Fiji End of Term 1 for Schools In Fiji Nationwide Ministry of Education Fiji
Vanuatu 21st Swimming 2KM BRED Open Water Swim Series Port Vila Maina Lukai <mlukai@vanuatu.gov.vu>
New Caledonia 22nd Triathlon New Caledonia Triathlon Anse Vata, Noumea New Caledonia Tourism Office
TBC Market Avocado Market Maré, Loyalty Island
28th Omelette Géante Omelette Géante Dumbea
Cook Islands 25th April Cook Islands Public Holiday Anzac Day Nationwide Cook Islands Tourism
Niue Niue Public Holiday Niue Tourism Office
Fiji 26th-29th Fashion/Pageant World Super Model 2018 The Pearl South Pacific Resort, Pacific Harbour, Fiji Tourism Fiji Tel: (679) 6722433 Fax: (679) 6720141 Email:infodesk@tourismfiji.com.fj
Cook Islands 27th April-10th May Dance Competition Te Mire Ura-National Dancer of the Year Competition Rarotonga Cook Islands Tourism
Vanuatu-Schools 27th Vanuatu Schools End of Term 1 – School Break Nationwide Maina Lukai <mlukai@vanuatu.gov.vu>
30 April – 11 May Term 1 Holidays
Tahiti 28th Cultural Tere Na Uta Tahiti Tahiti Tourisme Phone (689) 40.50.40.30  info@TahitiTourisme.pf
www.TahitiTourisme.pf
Niue-Schools 30th All School Recommence for Term 2 All students return to school for the start of Term 2 Niue High School & Niue Primary School Department of Education
Cook Islands 30th April – 04th May Marathon Pursuit In Paradise Aitutaki Marathon Aitutaki Turama Pacific Travel Group    Email: events@dmck.co.ck 
Vanuatu Every Saturday Traditional land diving Nagol (traditional land diving) Londot, Rangsuksuk – South Pentecost Island Mobile: +678 5662085/ +678 53 55515
 
COUNTRY DATE EVENT TYPE EVENT VENUE CONTACT  DETAILS
MAY
Marshall Islands 01st Marshall Islands Public Holiday Constitution Day Nationwide Marshall Islands Visitors Authority
Timor Leste 01st Timor Leste Public Holiday Labour Day Nationwide Government of Timor Leste
Vanuatu Vanuatu Public Holiday Vanuatu Tourism Office
Tahiti Tahiti Public Holiday Tahiti Tourisme Office
Tahiti 01st-07th Art Festival International Graffiti Art Festival ONO’U Papeete Tahiti new generation Company – GSM (689) 87 70 41 42, sarah.roopinia@gmail.com, www.tahitifestivalgraffiti.com
Munda 04th Lagoon Classics auditioning Roviana Lagoon Icon and Classics Auditioning Munda
Training Customer Services & Disaster Risk Management Marovo
Tahiti 05th Cycling Club Tahitian Trans X – X Terra (8th Edition) Island of Tahiti-Mataiea, Vaihiria Lake, Maroto site, the hydroelectric dams Papeno’o valley VSOP Sports Association Mobile (689) 87.77.24.99 vsop@mail.pf
fedetahititriathlon@gmail.com, www.xterratahiti.com
Tahiti 05th – 27th Surfing Taapuna Master Surfing, 24th Edition Ta’apuna Pass in Punaauia
bodyboarders, “drop knee” et “stand up paddle”racers will ride in front of the visitors thanks to special sea shuttle boat transfers.
Taapuna Surf Club -Mobile (689) 87 78 60 87, taapunamastertahiti@mail.pf, taapunamaster.blogspot.com
Tahiti 07th – 13th Regatta Tahiti Pearl Regatta (15 Th Edition) Islands of Raiatea, Uturoa village, Taha’a and Bora Bora Archipelagoes Mobile (689) 87.79.54.44  tpr@mail.pf
Fiji-Schools 07th Schools in Fiji Start of Term II of Schools in Fiji Nationwide Ministry of Education Fiji
Tahiti 08th Tahiti Public Holiday Victory Day Nationwide Tahiti Tourisme Office
Vanuatu 09th-11th Athletics Melanesian Athletics Championship Korman Sporting Complex, Port Vila Maina Lukai <mlukai@vanuatu.gov.vu>
FSM 10th FSM Public Holiday Constitution Day (FSM Day) Nationwide FSM Government
Tahiti 10th Ukelele Musical Festival Ta’iri Paumotu Strolling Players Contest (3th Edition) Tuamotu Islands Cultural Office – Te Fare Tauhiti Nui Phone (689) 40.54.45.44 communication@maisondelaculture.pf www.maisondelaculture.pf
Tahiti 10th Tahiti Public Holiday Ascension Day Nationwide Tahiti Tourisme
Vanuatu Vanuatu Public Holiday Vanuatu Tourism
Vanuatu 11th-13th Tennis Vanuatu Senior Masters 2018 Efate Maina Lukai <mlukai@vanuatu.gov.vu>
Niue 11th-15th Yoga & Wellness for Women Yoga, Wellness, Fitness & Adventure Retreats Alofi Niue Tourism Office
18th-22nd Yoga & Wellness for Men & Women
Worldwide 13th Mothers Day Mothers Day Worldwide
Tuvalu 14th Tuvalu Public Holiday Gospel Day Nationwide Government of Tuvalu
Tahiti 14th,15th & 24th Concert Concert To’are Petit Theatre-Papeete Cultural Office – Te Fare Tauhiti Nui Phone (689) 40.54.45.44
communication@maisondelaculture.pf www.maisondelaculture.pf
Nauru 17th May Nauru Public Holiday Constitution Day Nationwide Nauru Department of Home Affairs /Tourism
New Caledonia 18th Ultra Trail 110km New Caledonia Ultra Trail  110 kilometers Tontouta – Païta New Caledonia Tourism Office
Tahiti 18th-19th Music Great Symphonique Orchestra Theatre House of Culture Cultural Office – Te Fare Tauhiti Nui Phone (689) 40.54.45.44
communication@maisondelaculture.pf www.maisondelaculture.pf
Vanuatu 19th Swimming 2.5KM BRED Open Water Swim Series Port Vila Maina Lukai <mlukai@vanuatu.gov.vu>
Timor Leste 20th Timor Leste Public Holiday Restoration of Independence Day Nationwide Government of Timor Leste
Tahiti 20th Observance Day Pleiades’ Sighting “Matarii i raro” Haururu Association -Vetea AVAEMAI (689)42.87.27 / GSM (689)
79.83.83, haururu.farefenua@mail.pf
Cycling La Ronde Tahitienne, 6th Edition Fautau’a in Pirae &the island of Tahiti Tahiti Cycling Club – Mobile (689) 87 73 36 17, benito@mail.pf, www.larondetahitienne.pf
Solomon Islands 21st Solomon Islands Public Holiday Whit Monday Nationwide Solomon Islands Tourism
Tahiti Tahiti Public Holiday Tahiti Tourisme
Tahiti 27th Fair Fête Des Mères-Mother’s Day Fair Papeete City Hall Tél. : (689) 40.47.27.38 marie@ccism.pf / pcv@mail.pf
New Caledonia 23rd – 27th Photo Festival New Caledonia Underwater Photo Festival Noumea New Caledonia Tourism Office
Tahiti 23rd -28th Pearl Regatta Tahiti Pearl Regatta 14th edition) Islands of Raiatea (two days in the Uturoa village), Taha’a and Bora Bora (2 days) Archipelagoes – Mobile (689) 87 79 54 44, tpr@mail.pf
Tahiti 24th-26th Paddleboarding& Surfing Waterman Tahiti Tour 3 (Wtt 3) Huahine Islands Stéphane Lambert Mobile (689) 87.70.71.14 kainaluxt@gmail.com
www.boraboraliquidfestival.com
24th May – 3rd June Floral Exhibition  “Les Floralies” Exhibition Papeete Vaitupa Rural Development Service Phone (689) 40.50.26.90
heipua@capl.pf-tapuarii.barbos@capl.pf www.capl.pf
Fiji 24th-27th Hash Harriets Inter Hash 2018 Nadi www.fijiinterhash2018.com
24th – 31st Bowling Sunny West Bowling Carnival Nadi Sports Club, Navakai, Nadi Nadi Sports Club, Tel: (679) 6700239; Email: nadisportsclub@connect.com.fj
Tahiti 25th Festival Pāreu Day Papeete, Tahiti GIE Tahiti Tourisme -Tel (689) 40 50 40 30, info@tahiti- tourisme.pf
26th Diving& Skiing Tere Na Tai (From The Shore To The Ocean Through The Lagon) Papeete Tahiti Tourisme Phone (689) 40.50.40.30 info@TahitiTourisme.pf
www.TahitiTourisme.pf
New Caledonia 26th XTERRA New Caledonia XTERRA New Caledonia Païta/Tontouta New Caledonia Tourism Office
Vanuatu 26th May-01 June Fishing Vanuatu Marline Classic Competition Port Vila Harbour  Contact Mobile: +678 7744710
26th-28th Golf Competition de golf Vanuatu Senior Masters Port Vila email: jean.marie.duffau@abm.vu
New Caledonia 28th Workshop New Caledonia Trade Workshop Duck Island New Caledonia Tourism Office
29th Sail Race Sail to Noumea Race Melbourne
American Samoa 28th American Samoa Public Holiday Memorial Day Nationwide American Samoa Visitors Bureau
FSM FSM Public Holiday FSM Government
Vanuatu Every  Saturday Traditional land diving Nagol (traditional land diving) Londot, Lonorore, Rangusuksu – South Pentecost Island Mobile: +678 5662085/ +678 53 55514
Timor Leste 31st Timor Leste Public Holiday Corpus Christi Nationwide Timor Leste Government
COUNTRY DATE EVENT TYPE EVENT VENUE CONTACT  DETAILS
JUNE
FSM 01st FSM Public Holiday Tree Planting Day Nationwide FSM Government
New Caledonia 02nd Sail Race Sail to Noumea Races Auckland, Brisbane, Sydney New Caledonia Tourism Office
Cook Islands 01st – 02nd Opera Opera In Rarotonga Rarotonga Cook Islands Tourism
Vanuatu 02nd Swimming Round Iririki Island International Swim Iririki Island Sponsored BRED Bank And Air Vanuatu
Tahiti 03rd Marathon Tahiti Moorea Marathon International Marathon set up on the island of Moorea with 3 races scheduled : marathon, semi-marathon and fenua run (4km). The circuits change every year. Te Moorea Club – Tel (689) 40 56 25 79 – GSM,(689) 87 78 50 83, contact@mooreamarathon.com
Fiji 03rd – 09th Bowling 62nd South Pacific Bowling Carnival Suva Bowling Club Tel: (679) 3310596/3302394
Tonga 04th Tonga Public Holiday Emancipation Day Nationwide Tonga Ministry of Tourism
Cook Islands 04th Cook Islands Public Holiday The Sovereign’s Birthday Nationwide Cook Islands Government
Tahiti 07th – 09th Fashion Week Tahiti Fashion Week Papeete Miss Laurence JOUTAIN Mobile (689) 87 28 65 98 – M Alberto VIVIAN Mobile (689) 87.78.85.90
09th-10th Paddle Board & Surf Waterman Tahiti Tour 4 (Wtt 4) Islands of Moorea Stéphane Lambert Mobile (689) 87.70.71.14 kainaluxt@gmail.com
www.boraboraliquidfestival.com
Niue 10th Village Show Day Hakupu Village Show Day Hakupu Niue Tourism
Vanuatu 11th June Religious & Cultural St Barnabas religious and cultural Nerenewman Village Mota-Lava Island Vanuatu Tourism
Niue 11th Niue Public Holiday Queens Birthday Nationwide Niue Tourism
Cook Islands Cook Islands Public Holiday Cook Islands Tourism
Solomon Islands Solomon Islands Public Holiday Solomon Islands Tourism
New Caledonia 12th-23rd Cheese Festival Marriott French Cheese Festival Le Meridien, Noumea New Caledonia Tourism Office
TBC Lagoon weekend & Market Lagoon weekend & market Ouvea, Loyalty Islands
Tahiti 13th – 17th June Tahiti Tahitian Vanilla Week Tahiti Vanilla Establishment- Road of the hippodrome – Pirae Tel (689) 40 50 89 50 -Fax (689) 689 40 508952, vanille@vanilledetahiti.p, www.vanilledetahiti.com
Timor Leste 15th Timor Leste Public Holiday Idul Fitri Nationwide Government of Timor Leste
Fiji 17th Museum  Open Day Fiji Museum Open Day Museum Fiji, Botanical Gardens Museum Fiji
New Caledonia 17th New Caledonia Sailing Tour Groupama Race Noumea New Caledonia Tourism Office
Tahiti 17th June – 24th July Yearly singing and dancing contest Heiva i Bora Bora Moto’i square at Vaitape – BoraBora Bora Bora Tourism Board- Tel (689) 40 67 76 36 -GSM (689) 87 73 54 22, info-bora- bora@mail.pf
Tahiti 18th – 23rd Celebrations Discovering Islands Of Tahiti 250 Years Ago  La Boudeuse Tahiti Tourisme Phone (689) 40.50.40.30  info@TahitiTourisme.pf
www.TahitiTourisme.pf
Tahiti 21st Musical Music Festival Day Papeete Cultural Office – Te Fare Tauhiti Nui Phone (689) 40.54.45.44 communication@maisondelaculture.pf www.maisondelaculture.pf
New Caledonia 21st Music Festival Noumea Music Festival Noumea New Caledonia Tourism Office
Tahiti 22nd June Beauty Pageant Miss Tahiti Papeete Miss Tahiti Committee-Tel (689) 40 45 45 45–Mobile (689) 87 77 03 88, leiana.faugerat@misstahiti.pf
Tahiti 22nd-24th Sailing Tahiti – Moorea Sailing Rendez-Vous (13th Edition) Tahiti and Moorea islands Archipelagoes Mobile (689)87.28.08.44
stephanie@archipelagoes.net
Tahiti 23rd Festival Orange Festival In The Punaauia Districk The City of Punaauia City of Punaauia’s Sports and Youth Service Phone (689) 40.86.56.68
taia.hong@mairiedepunaauia.pf / william.Temahuki@mairiedepunaauia.pf
www.punaauia.pf
Vanuatu 23rd Music Cultural Festival Fete de la Musique Port Vila email : musikfederesenvanuatu@gmail.com/www.alliancefr.vuu
Tourism Awards Vanuatu Tourism Awards For Excellence 2017/2018 Vanuatu Tourism Office
New Caledonia June month Whale Watching Whale Watching New Caledonia New Caledonia Tourism Office
TBC Cycling /Swimming /Running Challenge Xdeva Deva, Bourail
Tonga 22nd June – 11th July Festival Heilala Festival Tongatapu Ministry of Tourism Tonga
New Caledonia 28th-30th Cheese Festival Marriott French Cheese Festival Sheraton Deva, Bourail New Caledonia Tourism Office
Tahiti 29th Tahiti Public Holiday Celebration Internal Shelf-Government Day (Autonomy Day) Papeete Cultural Office – Te Fare Tauhiti Nui Phone (689) 40.54.45.44
communication@maisondelaculture.pf www.maisondelaculture.pf
New Caledonia 29th Cinema Festival La Foa – French Cinema Festival La Foa New Caledonia Tourism Office
Tahiti 29th, 30th Sport Competition Sport Competition Of The Heiva Tehoro Beach, Mataiea Cultural Office – Te Fare Tauhiti Nui Phone (689) 40.54.45.44
communication@maisondelaculture.pf www.heiva.pf
Fiji Friday 29th June Fiji Public Holiday National Sports and Wellness Day Albert Park Government Of Fiji
Fiji 30th Horse Races Sabeto Horse Races Aviva Farm Sabeto Tel: (679) 6725041
Vanuatu Every Saturday Traditional land diving Nagol (traditional land diving) Londot, Lonorore, Rangusuksu – South Pentecost Island +678 77 23 374/ +678 53 48 847
Tahiti Early June Golf Open International De Golf The Olivier Bréaud golf course, ‘Atimaono domain at Papara Polynesian Golf Federation Mobile (689) 87.77.17.41
louis.lesourd@gmail.com www.fpg.pf
Mid June Surf Racing Wind Challenge Surf Races Raiatea and Taha’a islands Tahitian federation of sail Mobile (689) 87.26.25.26 – Tahiti Windsurfing Association fedetahitivoile@mail.pf/
yctahiti@mail.pf www.defiwind.com et www.facebook.com/DefiWindTahiti
End June Yachting 6th Annual Australia -Tahiti Super Yacht Meeting Papeete Tahiti Crew – Marina Taina Mobile (689) 87.21.59.80
tahiticrew@mail.com www.tahiticrew.com
End of June to Mid of July Traditional handicraft Display Heiva Rima’i Handicraft Papeete Handicraft Service Phone (689) 40.54.54.00
secretariat@artisanat.gov.pf www.artisanat.pf
End of June to End of July Dancing Contest Heiva I Bora Bora Moto’i Square, Vaitape – Bora Bora Bora Bora Tourism Board Phone (689) 40.67.76.36 – Mobile (689) 87.73.54.22 info-bora- bora@mail.pf
End of June to beginning of July Surfing Toa Na Mae Haa (Festival And  Surf Competition) Taharuu Tahitian Surf Federation Phone (689) 40.43.86.93 – Mobile (689) 87.29.68.76 fedesurf@live.fr www.surf.pf
COUNTRY DATE EVENT TYPE EVENT VENUE CONTACT  DETAILS
JULY
Tahiti every Saturday of July to beginning of August Cultural History Shows At Marae Arahurahu Marae Arahurahu Conservatory of Arts of French Polynesia – Te Fare Upa Rau Phone (689) 40.50.14.18 – Mobile (689) 87 70 75 63 frederic@conservatoire.pf
between July & August Song & Dancing Heiva In The Outer Islands Moorea, Huahine, Raiatea, Rurutu Tahiti Tourisme – Phone (689) 40.50.40.30
info@TahitiTourisme.pf www.TahitiTourisme.pf
mid July to end of August Mini Heiva In The Intercontinental Hotel Intercontinental Tahiti Resort & Spa Intercontinental Tahiti Resort & Spa Phone (689) 40.86.51.10
intercontinental.tahiti@ihg.com www.tahiti-intercontinental.com
mid July Heiva Mapuru Paraita I Papeete Papeete’s Market Place Management of the Papeete’s Market Place Phone (689) 40.43.67.15 – Fax (689) 40.43.67.98 and « Papeete Centre-Ville – CCISM – Papeete City Hall jeannot.loshing@villedepapeete.pf/ pcv@mail.pf
New Caledonia July month Whale Watching Whale Watching New Caledonia New Caledonia Tourism Office
TBC New Caledonia/UNESCO New Caledonia/UNESCO 10 years celebration
Samoa 01st – 02nd Samoa Public Holiday Independence Day Nationwide Government of Samoa
Tahiti 4th Oven dug in the ground Walk On The Fire Umu Ti Papeete M.Raymond GRAFFE Mobile (689) 87.78.54.75 Poetaitemarama@mail.pf www.heiva.pf
American Samoa 04th American Samoa Public Holiday Independence Day Nationwide American Samoa Visitors Bureau
Tahiti 04th American Independence Day Celebrations Celebration Of The American Independance Day Pointe Venus Site, Mahina Xavier Etaeta Phone (689) 40.48.11.35 tymson.etaeta@gm.com
Tonga 04th July Tonga Public Holiday Official birthday of His Majesty King Tupou V1 Nationwide Ministry of Tourism Tonga
Munda 05th Lagoon Classics Auditioning Roviana Lagoon Icon & Classics Auditioning Munda
Training Customer Services & Disaster Risk Management Gizo
Vanuatu 05th Canoe Festival Lunganville Traditional Kenu (Canoe) Festival Lunganville Maina Lukai <mlukai@vanuatu.gov.vu>
Swimming, Diving Big Bay Festival Espiritu Santo
05th-06th Garden Tour TamTam Garden Tour Festival
Marshall Islands 06th Marshall Islands Public Holiday Fishermens Holiday Majuro Marshall Islands Visitors Authority
Niue-Schools 06th All Schools Finish for Term 2 All students go on break for school holidays Niue High School & Niue Primary School Department of Education
Cook Islands 06th Cook Islands Public Holiday Ra o te Ui Ariki Nationwide Cook Islands Government
Tahiti 07th & 08th Sport Competition Sport Competition Of The Heiva Tehoro Beach, Mataiea Cultural Office – Te Fare Tauhiti Nui Phone (689) 40.54.45.44
communication@maisondelaculture.pf www.heiva.pf
New Caledonia 07th & 08th Transcalédonienne Trail Transcalédonienne Trail Deva, Bourail New Caledonia Tourism Office
Kiribati 11th July Kiribati Public Holiday Independence Day Nationwide Kiribati Tourism Office
Papua New Guinea 12th – 16th Mask Festival National Mask Festival & Warwagira Kokopo, East New Britain Province East New Britain Tourism Authority Ph: +675 982‐8657 / 982‐8697
Em: Mr. Gard Renson, chief executive officer ‐
gmrenson@gmail.com /
Mr. Poreni Umau, marketing manager ‐ poreni.umau@gmail.com
New Caledonia 13th Celebration Bastille Day Celebration Place Bir Hakeim, Noumea Town center New Caledonia Tourism Office
Vanuatu 13th-14th Cultural Festival Fanla Festival North Ambrym +678 7793369 John Willy
Tahiti 14th Tahiti Public Holiday,Military Parade Bastille Day Nationwide High Commissioner’s Communication Services Phone (689) 40.46 87 51 www.polynesie- francaise.pref.gouv.fr
Kiribati 15th Kiribati Public Holidays Unimwane Day Nationwide Kiribati Tourism
16th Unaine Day
Tahiti 16th & 26th Canoe Sprints IVF Va’a World Sprint Championship Va’a Tahitian Va’a Federation Phone (689) 40.45.05.44
contact@tahitivaa2018.org
Tahiti mid July Sports Tahiti Traditional Sports Championship Paofai Gardens, Papeete Traditionnal Sports and Games Federation Phone (689) 40.50.31.13 lei@mail.pf enoch@mail.pf www.heiva.pf
Tahiti 20th-22nd Canoe Race Te ‘Aito Va’a (31st Edition) Aito Association Ruahatu – Mobile (689) 87.73.16.19 charley@mail.pf
Fiji 21st Marathon Island  Chill Suva Marathon Suva www.suvamarathon.org
 
 
Vanuatu 21st Race Wilco Round Island Relay Port Vila Maina Lukai <mlukai@vanuatu.gov.vu>
21st-22nd Cultural Festival Yam & Magic Festival Olal, Ambrym Contact Chief Sekor +678 5907660
Vanuatu 22nd-24th ManBush Festival Namagi Luwan Manbush Mini Festival Unua – Malekula Island +678 7711620.
Fiji 22nd – 29th Festival Bula Festival Prince Charles Park, Nadi Tel: (679) 9798532; Email: bulafestival2010@gmail.com
Niue-Schools 23rd All School Start for Term 3 Niue Schools start Term 3 Niue High School & Niue Primary School Department of Education
Papua New Guinea 23rd Papua New Guinea Public Holiday National Remembrance Day National Capital District, Ela Beach
Memorial Park
Papua New Guinea Tourism Promotion
Authority, Ph: +675 320‐0211, Em: marketing@papuanewguinea.travel
Vanuatu 24th Vanuatu Public Holiday Childrens Day Nationwide Vanuatu Tourism
Vanuatu 27th Canoe Festival Lamen Bay Outrigger Canoe Festival Epi Maina Lukai <mlukai@vanuatu.gov.vu>
Tahiti 27th-29th Paddleboard Race Waterman Tahiti Tour 5 (WTT 5) Teahupoo District Stéphane Lambert Mobile (689) 87.70.71.14 kainaluxt@gmail.com www.boraboraliquidfestival.com
Cook Islands 27th July – 04th August Festival Te Maeva Nui – Constitution Celebrations Rarotonga Cook Islands Tourism
Tahiti 28th Island Tour Arearearaa I Te Fenua Aihere (3rd Edition) Island of Tahiti Tahiti Tourisme Phone (689) 40.50.40.30  info@TahitiTourisme.pf
Vanuatu 28th-29th Rodeo Santa Rodeo Santo Maina Lukai <mlukai@vanuatu.gov.vu>
Canoe Race Festival Maskelyne Canoe Race and Festival Sakao Island Malekula +678 7783524
Vanuatu Mon 30th July Vanuatu Public Holiday Independence Day Nation Wide Vanuatu Tourism
Vanuatu 31st July Art Festival Paama Mini Arts Festival Tevaliaot Village, Paama Island Maina Lukai <mlukai@vanuatu.gov.vu>
Fiji TBA Open Day Fiji National Univesity (FNU) Open Day Samabula/Namaka/Nasinu/Koronivia  & Lautoka (Natabua)
USP Open Day USP, Laucala Bay Campuses in Suva, Lautoka & Labasa
Tahiti beginning to the end of July Song & Dancing Celebrations Heiva I Tahiti (136 Th Edition) Toata Cultural Office – Te Fare Tauhiti Nui Phone (689) 40.54.45.44 communication@maisondelaculture.pf www.heiva.pf
COUNTRY DATE EVENT TYPE EVENT VENUE CONTACT  DETAILS
AUGUST
Tahiti from beginning to end of August Surfing Teahupoo Open Surf (Qualify Series) Teahupo’o – Tahiti Fédération Tahitienne de Surf Phone (689) 40.43.86.93 – Mobile (689) 87.29.68.76 fedesurf@live.fr www.surf.pf
beginning to mid August Traditional Dance Contest Te Hura Nui (Traditionnal Danse Contest)  Tahiti Le Méridien Tahiti Hôtel Phone (689) 40.47.07.07
restaurant@lemeridien-tahiti.pf
beginning to mid August Surf Competition Billabong Pro Tahiti – Teahupo’o (Professional Surf Competition) Teahupo’o – Tahiti Tahitian Surf Federation – Phone (689) 40.43.86.93 Mobile (689) 87.29.68.76 fedesurf@live.fr www.surf.pf
Fiji 02nd-05th August Golf Fiji International Natadola Bay Championship Golf Course Fiji Airways
Tahiti 03rd-05th Beach Soccer Rautiare Festival (Sup Competitions, Beach Soccer Mataiea District Rautirare surf club Phone (689)87.78.66.99
teva.zaveroni@gmail.com
Vanuatu 04th Swimming BRED Open Water Swim Series Port Vila Maina Lukai <mlukai@vanuatu.gov.vu>
Cook Islands 04th Cook Islands Public Holiday 53rd Constitution Day Nationwide Cook Islands Tourism
Tahiti 04th – 05th Surfing Tahiti Pro Surf – Teahupoo With Air Tahiti Nui Trials Teahupo’o – Tahiti Fédération Tahitienne de Surf – Phone (689) 40.43.86.93 Mobile (689) 87.29.68.76
fedesurf@live.fr www.surf.pf
Vanuatu 05th Art Festival Lamap Art Festival Lamap Malekula Maina Lukai <mlukai@vanuatu.gov.vu>
Papua New Guinea 05th – 07th Festival Sepik River Crocodile & Arts Festival Ambunti, East Sepik Mr. Mateos Alois, Sepik River Crocodile Festival & Arts
Society Ph: +675 7259‐6349 / 7265‐6367 / 7063‐9867
Em: adventurepng@gmail.com
08th Sepik Yam Festival Maprik, East Sepik Province
Munda                                   06th Golf Contest Overwater Golf Open Titiru Lodge
Tuvalu 06th Tuvalu Public Holiday National Childrens Day Nationwide Government of Tuvalu
Vanuatu 07th Kastom Festival The Lakona Bay Kastom Festival Gaua Island Maina Lukai <mlukai@vanuatu.gov.vu>
Kiribati 06th August Kiribati Public Holiday Youth Day Nationwide Kiribati Tourism Office
Fiji 08th – 13th Swims -August oceanswimsafari Swim with the Mantas in Yasawas Ocean SwimSafaris Paradise Cove Resort, Yasawas Ocean Swim Safari
 
Vanuatu 10th Triathalon & Golf Santo Premedical Triathlon and Golf Day Santo Maina Lukai <mlukai@vanuatu.gov.vu>
Fiji-Schools 10th Schools in Fiji End of Term II for Schools In Fiji Nationwide Ministry of Education Fiji
Papua New Guinea 10th-12th Cultural Enga Cultural Show Wabag, Enga Province Ms. Margaret Potane, Enga Provincial Government Ph: +675 7351‐5908 Em: mpotane@gmail.com
 
Vanuatu 11th Charity Race Kiwanis Charity Race Week Port Vila Maina Lukai <mlukai@vanuatu.gov.vu>
 
Fiji TBA Festival Vodafone Fiji Hibiscus Festival Vodafone Arena Hirdesh Prasad-9994423/ 3311168 Email: hirdeshprasad@gmail.com
11th Aug – 18th Aug Womens Golf 2018 Sheraton Fiji Denarau Women’s Golf Classic Sheraton Fiji Resort , Denarau Golf Course PAR NZ Golfing Holidays, Phone +64 9 486 1077
kim@parnz.co.nz, denise@parnz.co.nz, Phone+6494861077, Mobile+6421373502, Fax+6494861078
Samoa 13th Samoa Public Holiday Lotu Samoa Samoa Tourism Authority
Tahiti 15th August Tahiti Public Holiday Assumption Day Nation Wide Tahiti Tourisme Office
Vanuatu Vanuatu Public Holiday Vanuatu Tourism
Fiji TBA Festival Friendly North Festival Subrail Park, Labasa Email: festivalofthefriendlynorth@yahoo.com
Firewalking Indian Firewalking Samgam Temple, Howell Road, Suva
Papua New Guinea TBC Cultural Day Paiya Mini Cultural Show (Paiya Show) Paiya Village, Western Highlands
Province
Mr. Pym Mamindi, Paiya Tours Ph: +675 7685‐8183 / 542‐0785
Em: paiyatours.png@gmail.com
17th-19th Mt. Hagen Cultural Show (Hagen Show) Mt. Hagen Town, Western Highlands Province Hagen Show Organizing Committee – Western Highlands Provincial Government
Mr. James Wakapu Ph: +675 7392‐8984 Em: jwakapu@gmail.com;
Mr. David Kombra Ph: +675 7005‐2533 Em: dfkombra@gmail.com;
Ms. Jacinta Tai Ph: +675 7388‐0527 Em: jacintatai@gmail.com
Tahiti 18th Canoe Race Super ‘Aito Va’a (27th Edition) Mahina – Papeete and Taapuna pass Ruahatu Association Mobile (689) 87.73.16.19 charley@mail.pf
New Caledonia 20th Golf South Pacific Open Junior Tina Golf Club, Noumea New Caledonia Tourism Office
FSM 21st FSM Public Holiday Gospel Day [Kosrae] Kosrae FSM Government
Timor Leste 21st Timor Leste Public Holiday Idul Adha Nationwide Timor Leste Government
Vanuatu 23rd-25th Cultural Festival Back to my Roots Festival Halhalfantor/ Olal – Ambrym Island Chief Sekor +678 5907 659
24th Cultural Festival Port Sandwich Cultural Festival Port Sandwich Maina Lukai <mlukai@vanuatu.gov.vu>
Religious Festival St Bartholomew Festival Sisiol Village,Vanualava Mobile: +678 59 77 429; Email: odorony@vanuatu.gov.vu
25th Cultural Festival Nalint Big Nambas Cultural Art Festival Mae Village, Malekula Tel: 7799240/7755643/5618649, Email: narinhabah@gmail.com reservations@malampa.travel
Tahiti 25th Traditional Surfing Fa’ahe’e I Te Tau Matamua O Surf Traditionnel (Tahiti Tourisme Challenge) Tahiti Tahiti Tourisme Phone (689) 40.50.40.30
info@TahitiTourisme.pf   www.TahitiTourisme.pf
New Caledonia 26th Marathon New Caledonia International Marathon Anse Vata, Noumea New Caledonia Tourism Office
TBC Business Forum Pacific Business Forum Noumea
Horse Racing Hippism –  Clarke Cup  Henry Milliard racecourse, Noumea
Fair Bourail agriculture & handicrafts Fair Bourail
Pageant Miss New Caledonia Casting Arène du Sud, Païta
Festival Wine & Cheese French road Chateau Royal, Noumea
Papua New Guinea 26th Papua New Guinea Public Holiday National Day of Repentance Nationwide Papua New Guinea Tourism Promotion Authority
Fiji-Schools 27th August Schools in Fiji Start of Term III of School Nationwide Ministry of Education Fiji
Vanuatu TBA Vanuatu Tourism Expo TOK TOK VANUATU 2018 Iririki Island Resort and Spa Vanuatu Tourism Office
Timor Leste 30th Timor Leste Public Holiday Popular Consultation Day Nationwide Government Of Timor Leste
Vanuatu 30th Aug – 01st Sept Cultural Festival Twin Waterfall Festival Vanua Lava Island mobile +678 59 77 429. Email: odorony@vanuatu.gov.vu
New Caledonia August month Whale watching Whale watching New Caledonia
COUNTRY DATE EVENT TYPE EVENT VENUE CONTACT  DETAILS
SEPTEMBER
Tahiti beginning of September Festival Raiatea Gliss Festival The Island of Raiatea Gwen ZAMPIERI Mobile (689) 87.79.26.27 www.raiateaglissfestival.com
raiateaglissfestival@gmail.com
Vanuatu 01st Festival Vanualava Arts Festival Port Vila Maina Lukai <mlukai@vanuatu.gov.vu>
New Caledonia 01st-02nd Cycling Race Megarando Moutain Cycling race Deva, Bourail New Caledonia Tourism Office
Worldwide 02nd Fathers Day Fathers Day Worldwide
American Samoa 03rd American Samoa Public Holiday Labor Day Nationwide American Samoa Visitors Bureau
New Caledonia September month Whale watching End of season whale watching New Caledonia New Caledonia Tourism Office
6th-13th Conference Asia Pacific Network Information Conference Le Meridien, Noumea
Fiji Thursday 07th Fiji Public Holiday Constitution Day Nationwide Fiji Government
Marshall Islands 07th Marshall Islands Public Holiday Labor Day Nationwide Marshall Islands Government
Fiji 07th-12th Yachting 35th Musket Cove Fiji Regatta Musket Cove Island Resort Email: inquiries@musketcovefiji.com
TBA Festival Sugar Festival Churchill Park, Lautoka Tel: (679) 9995551/6668010
 
Tahiti 08th Surfing Maraamu Surf Ski Taha’a and Bora Bora islands Fédération Tahitienne de Canoë-Kayak Phone (689) 40.50.40.21 – Mobile (689) 87.77.76.20
charles.vaa@gmail.com  www.federation-kayak-tahiti.com
 
FSM 8th FSM Public Holiday Kosrae Liberation Day Nationwide FSM Government
FSM 11th FSM Public Holiday Pohnpei Liberation Day Nationwide FSM Government
New Caledonia 14th,15th,16th Franco Festival Francofolies Tjibaou Cultural Centre New Caledonia Tourism Office
Tahiti 15th Mountain Running Painapo Raid (16 Th Edition) Island of Moorea Te Moorea Club Phone (689) 40.56.25.79 Mobile (689) 87.78.50.83 mooreaevents@gmail.com
mid September Music Art Ukelele Festival Tahiti Cultural Office – Te Fare Tauhiti Nui Phone (689) 40.54.45.44 communication@maisondelaculture.pf www.maisondelaculture.pf
Cycling Tour Tahiti Nui Tour Island of Moorea Tahitian Cycling Federation Mobile (689) 87.79.83.09
ftc@mail.pf / www.ftc.pf
Arts & Crafts Farereihaga Rangiroa-Tuamotu Archipelago Rangiroa Board of Tourism – Phone (689) 40.93.11.30
philcabral@usa.net
Vanuatu 15th Swimming BRED Open Water Swim Series Port Vila Maina Lukai <mlukai@vanuatu.gov.vu>
Papua New Guinea 16th Festival Frangipani Festival Rabaul, East New Britain Province Ms. Susie McGrade, Rabaul Historical Society
Ph: +675 982‐1999
Em: susierabaulhotel@gmail.com /
rabaulmuseum@gmail.com
16th – 17th Sept Festival Goroka Show Goroka, Eastern Highlands Province Ms. Keryn Hargreaves, Goroka Show Organising Committee Ph: +675 532‐2644 Em: gorokashow2014@gmail.com
Vanuatu 16th PENAMA Public Holiday PENAMA Day (for people from/ living in PENAMA province) Maina Lukai <mlukai@vanuatu.gov.vu>
Papua New Guinea 16th Papua New Guinea Public Holiday 42nd PNG Independence Anniversary Nationwide Papua New GuineaTourism Promotion Authority
17th
Tonga 17th Tonga Public Holiday Birthday of His Royal Highness The Crown Prince Tupotoa-Ulukalala Nationwide Ministry of Tourism Tonga
Munda 20th-28th Dive Extravaganza Dive Munda Extravaganza Munda
Cook Islands 20th – 26th Sept Race 41st Round Rarotonga Road Race Rarotonga Cook Islands Tourism
Tahiti 21st-22nd Cultural Heritage European Day Cultural Heritage Islands of Tahiti Museum of Tahiti and her islands Phone (689) 40.54.84.42 direction@museetahiti.pf ; admin@museetahiti.pf
Papua New Guinea 21st – 23rd Festival Kutubu Kundu & Digaso Festival Daga Village, Lake Kutubu,
Southern Highlands Province
Ms. Saina Jeffrey, World Wildlife Fund for Nature
Ph: +675 325‐1179 / 7333‐0877
Em: sjeffrey@wwwpacific.org
TBC Tourism Week Tourism Week Port Moresby, National Capital District Ms. Alice Kuaningi, PNG Tourism Promotion Authority
Marketing Division
Ph: +675 320‐0211 ext. 215
Em: marketing@papuanewguinea.travel
New Caledonia 21st-30th Regatta International New Caledonia Regatta New Caledonia New Caledonia Tourism Office
Vanuatu 23rd Sanma Public Holiday SANMA Day  (for people from/ living in SANMA province) Vanuatu Tourism Office
Papua New Guinea TBC Expo Lukim PNG Nau Tourism Expo Port Moresby Nature Park Ms. Christine Peipul, PNG Tourism Industry Association
Ph: +675 7968‐1265, Em: pngtia.inc@gmail.com
Yacht Race Coral Sea Rally Yacht Race Cairns to Port Moresby, Royal Papua Yacht Club Royal Papua Yacht Club Ph: +675 321‐1700 / 321‐4653 / 7190‐9072 Em:sailingdivisionrpyc@gmail.com
Munda 24th-28th Canoe Lagoon Festival Lagoon Festival Munda
Nauru 25th September Nauru Public Holiday National Youth Day & Family & Community Day Nationwide Nauru Department of Home Affairs /Tourism
Munda 26th Canoe Lagoon Finale Roviana Lagoon Icon Finale Munda
Worldwide 27th World Tourism Celebration In the World UN World Tourism Day Worldwide
Tahiti 27th Sept-7th Oct Agricultural Exhibition Agricultural Fair Vaitupa Rural Development Service Phone (689) 40.42.81.44
heipua@capl.pf ; tapuarii.barbos@capl.pf
www.capl.pf
Tahiti 28th Singing Concert To’are Concert Tahiti Cultural Office – Te Fare Tauhiti Nui Phone (689) 40.54.45.44 communication@maisondelaculture.pf
www.maisondelaculture.pf
Niue-Schools 28th All Schools Finish for Term 3 All students go on break for school holidays Niue High School & Niue Primary School Department of Education
Marshall Islands 28th September Marshll Islands Public Holiday Manit (Culture) Day Nationwide Marshall Islands Visitors Authority
New Caledonia 30th Sailing /Kitesurf /Windsurf Bluescope Race Anse vata  to Phare Amédée New Caledonia Tourism Office
TBC Golf New Caledonia South Pacific Open Deva/Tina Golf Club
Francophone Forum Francophone Pacific Forum Noumea, CREIPAC
Agriculture & Handicraft Fair Koumac agriculture & handicrafts Fair Koumac
Festival Blackwoodstock Festival Fort Teremba
Cycling Race La Pérignon Moutain Cycling race Blue River Park
Carnival New Caledonia Carnival Town Center
COUNTRY DATE EVENT TYPE EVENT VENUE CONTACT  DETAILS
OCTOBER
Tahiti beginning of Oct Art Festival International Graffiti Art Festival Ono’u Papeete Tahiti new generation Company Mobile (689) 87.70.41.42 sarah.roopinia@gmail.com
www.tahitifestivalgraffiti.com
01st-28th Surfing Punaauia Vai-Paraoa Body-Board, Surf & Sup Surfing Punaauia Taapuna Surf Club Mobile 87.78.60.87
taapunamastertahiti@mail.pf
taapunamaster.blogspot.com
FSM 01st FSM Public Holiday Chuuk Constitution Day Nationwide FSM Government
Vanuatu 02nd Torba Public Holiday TORBA Day (for people from/ living in TORBA province) Vanuatu Tourism Office
Munda Oct Lagoon Regatta Lagoon Can Regatta – Ocean Cleaning Campaign
Training Customer Services & Disaster Risk Management Marovo
Vanuatu 05th October Vanuatu Public Holiday Constitution Day Nationwide Vanuatu Tourism
 
 
Vanuatu 06th-07th Rodeo The 2018 Port Vila Rodeo Port Vila Maina Lukai <mlukai@vanuatu.gov.vu>
Vanuatu 08th TAFEA Public Holiday TAFEA Day, In Tanna will be Tanna Fire Music Festivals (for people from/ living in TAFEA province) Vanuatu Tourism Office
American Samoa 08th American Samoa Public Holiday Columbus Day Nationwide American Samoa
Fiji Wednesday 10th Oct Fiji Public Holiday Fiji Day Nationwide Tourism Fiji
Vanuatu 10th Malampa Public Holiday MALAMPA Day (for people from/ living in MALAMPA province) Vanuatu Tourism Office
New Caledonia 12th Festival Kite Festival Noumea New Caledonia Tourism Office
TBC Gigawatt Trail Gigawatt TRAIL  10 / 20 / 30 kilometers Yate lake, Great South
Cycling Tour New Caledonia Cycling Tour Noumea
Cycling Ile of Pines Trail 16.5 kilometers Iles of Pines
Movie Festival Anûû-rû âboro International Movie Festival Tieti Hotel,  Poindimié
Historic Show Son et lumière » Historic SHOW Fort Teremba, Moindou
Jockey Racing Hippism Henry Milliard Racecourse, Noumea
Vanuatu 13th Festival Colour Festival Port Vila Maina Lukai <mlukai@vanuatu.gov.vu>
Fiji 13th – 17th Swim Ocean Swims Fiji Sofitel Fiji Resort & Spa, Denarau Island-Tivua Island, Malamala Beach Club Island & Natadola Beach Ocean Swim Fiji
13th-21st Island Hopping Our Yasawas oceanswimsafaris Yasawa Island Resorts Our Yasawas oceanswimsafaris
 
Niue 19th-22nd Niue Public Holiday Constitution Day-43rd Constitution Celebrations Alofi Village Government of Niue
22nd October Gospel Day – Peniaminas Day Niue Tourism
Fiji 23rd – 28th Swims Mana Fiji SwimFest Mana Island Resort ManaSwimFest
 
SPTO 23rd Oct SPTO Meetings South Pacific Tourism Organisation Marketing Meeting Apia, Samoa SPTO Office, Suva, Fiji 679 3304177
24th Oct PATA Insights Conference
25th Oct South Pacific Tourism Organisation Board of Directors Meeting
26th Oct South Pacific Tourism Organisation Council of Tourism Ministers Meeting
Niue 22nd October Niue Public Holiday Gospel Day – Peniaminas Day Niue Tourism
FSM 24th FSM Public Holiday United Nations’ Day Nationwide FSM Government
Cook Islands 26th Cook islands Public Holiday Gospel Day Nationwide Cook Islands Tourism
Nauru 26th October Nauru Public Holiday Angam Day/ Day of Fulfillment Nationwide Nauru Department of Home Affairs /Tourism
Vanuatu 26th Cultural Anniversary President Coolidge Anniversary Port Vila Mobile: + 67837365 /5547001
27th Swimming BRED Open Water Swim Series Port Vila Maina Lukai <mlukai@vanuatu.gov.vu>
Tahiti 27th Island Tour Reva I Eimeo Nui (5 Th Edition) Moorea Islands Tahiti Tourisme Phone (689) 40.50.40.30
Info@TahitiTourisme.pf  www.TahitiTourisme.pf
Papua New Guinea 27th-28th Show Display Morobe Show Lae, Morobe Province Ms. Gwenda Hailwood, Morobe Province Agricultural
Society
Ph: +675 7353‐0126 / 431‐0205
Em: info@morobeshow.org.pg
Tahiti end of Oct Bounty Sailing Bounty International Festival Matavai Bay, Mahina District Thérèse Huber Mobile (689) 87.72.56.28
therese.rattinassamy@gmail.com
www.bounty-tahiti.net
Fair The Pumpkin Fair Papeete City City Hall of Papeete Phone (689) 40.47.27.38 pcv@mail.pf
www.ccism.pf
31st Oct-2nd Nov Canoe Racing Hawaiki Nui Va’a – Polynesian Caloe Race (27th Edition) Huahine, Raiatea, Taha’a and Bora Bora Fédération Tahitienne de Va’a Phone (689) 40.45.05.44 ftvtutu@mail.pf  www.hawaikinuivaa.pf
COUNTRY DATE EVENT TYPE EVENT VENUE CONTACT  DETAILS
NOVEMBER
Tahiti 01st Tahiti Public Holiday All Saints Day Natonwide Tahiti Tourisme Office
Timor Leste 01st Timor Leste Public Holiday All Saints Day Nationwide Government of Timor Leste
02nd All Souls Day
Vanuatu 01st Religious Festival Day All Saints Religious Festival Tatuve Village Vanualava Vanuatu Tourism
Papua New Guinea 02nd-04th Festivals National Kenu and Kundu Festival Alotau, Milne Bay Province National Kenu & Kundu Festival Organising Committee Mr. Harold Tabua, Chairman Em: eronitabua64@gmail.com Ph: +675 7036‐4224
FSM 03rd FSM Public Holiday Independence Day Nationwide FSM Government
Tahiti 03rd Singing 4th Heiva Tarava Gardens of Paofai Cultural Office – Te Fare Tauhiti Nui Phone (689) 40.54.45.44
communicationmaisondelaculture.pf
www.maisondelaculture.pf
Tonga 04th Nov Tonga Public Holiday National Day – Constitution Day Nationwide Tonga Ministry of Tourism
New Caledonia 05th Golfing FACCI Golf Day Deva New Caledonia Tourism Office
Munda 06th Horse Race Melbourne Cup Zipolo Habu
Fiji 07th November Fiji Public Holiday Festival of Lights – Diwali Nationwide Tourism Fiji
FSM 08th FSM Public Holiday Pohnpei Constitution Day Pohnpei FSM Government
Vanuatu 10th Swimming  BRED Open Water Swim Series Port Vila Maina Lukai <mlukai@vanuatu.gov.vu>
Fiji 10th Music Festival VONU Uprising Beach Resort Music Festival Uprising Beach Resort Tourism Fiji
TBA HOTEC Show HOTEC Show 2017
FSM 11th FSM Public Holiday Veterans of Foreign Wars Day Nationwide FSM Government
American Samoa 11th American Samoa Public Holiday Veterans Day Nationwide American Samoa Visitors Bureau
Tahiti 11th Tahiti Public Holiday Armistice Day Nationwide Tahiti Tourisme Office
Timor Leste 12th November Timor Leste Public Holiday National Youth Day Nationwide Government of Timor Leste
Papua New Guinea 12th-18th APEC Leaders Summit Week: APEC Leaders Summit Week:· The main APEC Economic Leaders’
Meeting (AELM) for November 18;
· The concluding senior officials’ meeting
(CSOM)November 12‐13;
· Annual ministerial meeting
(AMM)November 15‐16;
· CEO Summit November 15‐17 and
Business Advisory Council November 17.
Port Moresby Mr. Christopher Hawkins, APEC Coordination Authority
Em: info@apecpng2018.org
Ms. Alcinda Trawen, PNG Tourism Promotion Authority
Em: ppd@papuanewguinea.travel
Tuvalu 12th Tuvalu Public Holiday Heir to the Thrones Birthday Nationwide Government of Tuvalu
Niue-Schools 15th All School Start for Term 4 Niue Schools Starts Term 4 Niue High School & Niue Primary School Department of Education
Tahiti 15th – 18th Book Fair Book Fair (17 Th Edition) House of Culture at Papeete-Tahiti Cultural Office – Te Fare Tauhiti Nui Phone (689) 40.54.45.44 communication@maisondelaculture.pf
www.maisondelaculture.pf
Fiji 19th Public Holiday Prophet Mohammed’s Birthday Nationwide Fiji Government
Marshall Islands 17th Marshall Islands Public Holiday President’s Day Nationwide Marshall Islands Visitors Authority
Tahiti 20th Sacred rites & rituals The Rising Of The Pleiads Haururu Association Haururu – Vetea Avaemai Phone (689) 40.42.87.27 Mobile (689) 87.79.83.83
haururu.farefenua@mail.pf
Tahiti 21st-01st Dec Traditional Dancing Contest “Hura Tapairu” (14 Th Edition) – 4 Th Pahu Nui Tahiti Cultural Office – Te Fare Tauhiti Nui Phone (689) 40.54.45.44 communication@maisondelaculture.pf
www.maisondelaculture.pf
Munda 22nd-24th Beach Volleyball & Ocean Olympics South Pacific inter-hotel Beach Volleyball and Ocean Olympics Munda
Fishing Competition Stunned Mullet Fishing Competition Zipolo Habu
FSM Thurs 22nd Nov FSM Public Holiday Thanksgiving Day Nationwide FSM Government
American Samoa American Samoa Public Holiday American Samoa Visitors Bureau
Fiji-Schools 23rd Schools in Fiji End of Term III of School Nationwide Ministry of Education Fiji
Cook Islands 23rd – 30th Flower Festival Te Mire Tiare Flower Festival Week Rarotonga Cook Islands Tourism
Canoe Race Vaka Eiva Festival
Tahiti 24th Monoi Oil Monoi Sights Visit Islands of Tahiti Tahiti Tourisme Phone (689) 40.50.40.30
info@TahitiTourisme.pf  www.TahitiTourisme.pf
Tahiti 26th Nov-02nd Dec Ironman Tour Ironman Waterman World Tour Final Borabora Stéphane Lambert Mobile (689) 87.70.71.14
kainaluxt@gmail.com www.boraboraliquidfestival.com
New Caledonia 27th Music Festival Kosmopolite Electronic Music festival Noumea New Caledonia Tourism Office
Timor Leste 28th Nov Timor Leste Public Holiday Proclamation of Independence Day Nationwide Government of Timor Leste
Vanuatu 28th – 29th Religious Day & Cultural Festival  St Andrews & Traditional Leaf Fishing Festival Rah Island Motalava contact Tony Antfalo + 678 5408078
Vanuatu 29th Vanuatu Public Holiday Unity Day Observance Nation Wide Vanuatu Tourism
COUNTRY DATE EVENT TYPE EVENT VENUE CONTACT  DETAILS
DECEMBER
Tahiti Early Dec Nature Race Raid Apetahi Island Of Raiatea Guillaume Tehuiotoa – GSM (689) 87.25.01.91
guillaume.tehuiotoa@commune-tumaraa.pf
01st Pineapple Festival Moorea Painapo Festival Island of Moorea CCISM Phone (689) 40.47.27.68 odilet@ccism.pf  www.ccism.pf
Tonga 03rd Dec Tonga Public Holiday Anniversary of the Coronation of King Tupou I Nationwide Tonga Ministry of Tourism
Vanuatu 04th Music Festival Vanuatu DJ Music Festival Efate Island, Port Vila Maina Lukai <mlukai@vanuatu.gov.vu>
Marshall Islands Fri 07th Marshall Islands Public Holiday Gospel Day Nationwide Marshall Islands Government
Tahiti 07th Flower contest Tiare Flower Day (56th Edition) Papeete Groupement de Solidarité des Femmes de Tahiti
Tel (689) 40.43.20.66 – Marie Ebb GSM (689) 87.74.42.00 & Tahiti Tourisme – Tel (689) 40 50 40 30 gsft@mail.pf / info@TahitiTourisme.pf
www.gsft.pf & www.TahitiTourisme.pf
Timor Leste Fri 07th Dec Timor Leste Public Holiday Memorial Day Nationwide Government of Timor Leste
08th Day of Our Lady of Immaculate Conception and Timor-Leste Patroness
Munda 08th Lagoon Masters Lagoon Masters Cook Off Munda
7’s Rugby Roviana 7’s Rugby
Kiribati Monday 11th Dec Kiribati National Holiday Human Rights & Peace Day Nationwide Kiribati Tourism
Tahiti Mid Dec Town christmas displays & parade Downtown Christmas Papeete Papeete centre-ville – CCISM – City Hall of Papeete
Tel (689) 40.47.27.38 – Fax (689) 40 47 27 27
marie@ccism.pf; pcv@mail.pf / www.ccism.pf
18th-24th Polynesian Handicrafts Poyesian Art Jewelry For Christmas Assembly of French Polynesia Hall, Papeete Bijouterie d’Art Polynésien Association – Phone (689) 40.58.42.38 Faaura BOUTEAU Mobile (689) 87.75.03.63
fauuracreations@yahoo.fr
Niue-Schools 20th Term 4 School Term Ends Niue Schools go on holiday break Niue High School & Niue Primary School Department of Education
FSM 24th Dec FSM Public Holiday Yap Constitution Day Nationwide FSM Government
Worldwide Monday 25th Public Holiday Christmas Day Worldwide
Tuesday 26th Boxing Day
Vanuatu 27th Religious and Cultural Festival St John Avar Village Motalava Island Maina Lukai <mlukai@vanuatu.gov.vu>
Timor Leste 31st Timor Leste Public Holiday National Heroes Day Nationwide Timor Leste Government
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