Four Sight - Coromandel Town Mercury Bay Museum - HMS Buffalo Re-examination Project **Postponed until 13 and 14 March 2021** Mercury Bay Art Escape **Opening Gala Night postponed until Thursday 1 April 2021, 6pm** K2 Road Cycle Race 2021 Beach Hop 2021 - Whangamatā Beach Hop are taking the Festival to Thames for the first time with the Repco Power Cruise on Thursday 25th March. Registered cars will assemble at the Ford Reserve (Williamson Park) in Whangamata with a 10am departure time and arriving in Thames approximately 50 minutes later. The historic Main Street with be closed for the cars arriving from Whangamata for the car show with 5 areas of live entertainment, plus plenty of restaurants, cafes, bars and shops along the area. It's also exciting that both Repco & Ford have businesses in Thames, so they will be adding even more to the day's activities. For the full weeks programme of events see the Beach Hop website. Repco Thames Powercruise 6 Summits for Mental Health For the full programme of events see the Steampunk the Thames website. Whitianga Marathon Saturday 22 May 2021 5km,10km, 21km and 42km courses. For further information about this event please see the Whitianga Marathon website. Celebrate 150 years of Thames Rugby Club 13-15 August 2021 You can find out more at trsc.co.nz/150years Whitianga Scallop Festival Save the Date - Saturday, September 18, 2021 The famous Whitianga Scallop Festival is back with all of the great seafood, live music and entertainment that has made this event one of New Zealand’s best loved food and wine festivals. Keep an eye on the Scallop Festival Facebook page or check out the Scallop Festival website. Tickets will go on sale via the website in April 2021. Thames Market Pollen Street, Thames Locally-produced plants, organic fruit and vegs, bric-a-brac, second hand goods and books, arts and crafts, fine food, cheeses, speciality oils, health and body care products, flowers, bread, knit wares, and much more. Tairua Main Road 9:00am till 1:00pm The first Saturday of every month, you will find this eclectic collection of stalls and produce right by the harbour next to the one-lane bridge on Tairua Main Road. Whitianga Arts and Craft Market Saturday 05 December 2020 - Saturday 13 March 2021 8am - 1pm Soldiers Memorial Park Whitianga Market is a community artisans market which runs every Saturday during the summer months. It has a wide range of handcrafted items available.