Welcome to the Kokomai Creative Festival, Wairarapa 

The inaugural Kokomai Creative Festival, Wairarapa held in October 2015 was a great success. The Wairarapa Arts Festival Trustees were really proud that the Festival reached the far corners of the Wairarapa and featured an inspiring series of workshops and performances of music, visual arts, film, dance, theatre and culinary arts and literature for all.

Welcome now welcome you to the third edition of the Kokomai Creative Festival. I'm excited to be involved in bringing a fabulous event to our region. Kokomai brings even more than enjoyment, it adds tangible social, cultural and economic benefits to our communities. With the support of our sponsors, patrons, volunteers and you, our audiences, all pulled together by the hard work of our Festival team, Kokomai promises to delight. Enjoy.

Bob Francis, Wairarapa Arts Festival Trust Chair


The Wairarapa Arts Festival Trust

The Biennial KOKOMAI Creative Festival is guided by a powerhouse Board of Trustees, including Chairman Bob Francis, Rob Steele, Barbara Hyde, Chris Tracey, Phil Holden, Jo Beetham, Wayne Skipage and Sam Warner.  Their goal is to present a Festival of the highest order for the enrichment of the local community, and to showcase the rich diversity and talent of the Wairarapa and it's people to the wider population.