From creepy stories and family-friendly horror movies to the Halloween sweets and themed activities; slowly but surely Halloween is becoming more and more popular throughout New Zealand. The Coromandel is hosting a number of Halloween events this year, and you can read more about these events below. Hopetoun Brown with Finn Scholes - Thames Friday 30 October 2020 7.30pm - 9.45pm Kauaeranga Hall, Thames Door sales $25Pre-book $22 txt: 021912993 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Lotus Realm Halloween at the Mercury Bay Library Friday 30 October 2020, 4pm - 5pm Get your creepy costumes ready. This year, we'll have plenty of crafts and activities to keep you entertained at Mercury Bay Library. Drop in after school - if you dare. Thames Haunted House 2020 Friday 30 - Saturday 31st, Thames Civic Centre Come if you dare to the Haunted House Walk-through. There is a suggested age limit of 14+ for the late-night sessions (this is not enforced and is up to parents if they deem it ok). Support local business and spend the weekend in the Coromandel while you wait for this amazing event. See the eventfinda website for further details. Hogwarts Halloween at the Thames Library Friday 30 October 2020, 5.30pm - 6.30pm This year, we'll follow the spiders into Hogwarts' Forbidden Forest, for a night of games and magic. Maybe you'll see a unicorn - or a dementor. Bookings are essential as spaces are limited - there will be no entry without your Hogwarts acceptance letter. Children under the age of five must have a parent or caregiver with them at all times. Phone 8686616 or ask one of our staff to book your space Halloween Disco - Coromandel Area School Volunteer Day at Shortland Cemetary - Thames Saturday 31 October from 10am to 2pm. To get into the Halloween vibe, come along to a volunteer working bee at Shortland Cemetery - it's a lovely old historic cemetery with stunning views over town and the Firth. And there are many amazing old headstones with a lot of local history. This event coincides with NZCCC (New Zealand Cemeteries and Crematoria Collective) cemeteries and crematoria week running from 31 October to 7 November. Volunteers to wear closed-in shoes and bring sunhats, gardening gloves and small hand tools such as brooms, hand brushes. Refreshments provided on the day. To register interest before the day emails can be sent to email@example.com providing name and contact number. Open Mic Music Night - Pauanui A Night at the Thames Museum Jazz Concert - Whitianga The ABBA Show - Thames Thames War Memorial Civic Centre Saturday 14 November 2020 For further event and ticketing information see the Eventfinda website. Study Enrolled Nursing at Wintec Thames - Open Days Information Sessions Monday 16 November 10am - 12pm Friday 4 December 10am - 12pm Thames Regional Hub, 414 Queen Street, Thames For further information see the Wintec website. Federated Farmers Meat & Greet - Coroglen Beach Hop 2020 - Whangamata 25 - 29 November 2020 Yes, it’s still on, the 20th Anniversary of Repco Beach Hop will be held in Whangamata in November 2020. For full details of the event and to purchase tickets keep an eye on the Repco Beach Hop website for event developments as they come to hand. Pauanui Christmas Home Wander Pauanui Half Marathon 2020 Postponement date: Saturday 5 December 2020 5k, 10k and 21k run or walk event. New registrations are welcome. See Pauanui Half Marathon website for further details. Mako Road - Coroglen Tavern The Feelers - Coroglen King Tide - Coroglen Thames Wings and Wheels 2021 Whitianga Summer Concert It’s time to mark your calendars everyone. The Summer Concert Tour is heading back to Whitianga on Sunday 31 January 2021. The line-up will be announced soon, make sure you are signed up for to the Concert Club to receive advanced information regarding the event. K2 Road Cycle Race 2021 Cancellations and postponements TCDC Microship Mondays - postponed Te Puru School Quiz night - postponed Zonta Bookarama event - postponed Thames Treasures 1st birthday celebrations and auction has been postponed Steampunk the Thames - Cancelled The Daylight Athiets - Whitianga - Cancelled Tairua Food and Wine Festival - Cancelled Jordan Luck Band with Ekko Park - Thames -Cancelled Whangamata Lions Craft & Farmers Market - Labour Weekend - Cancelled, next market Auckland Anniversary Weekend. District Markets 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. Whiti Night Market 5pm - 8pm Fortnightly on Friday nights Buffalo Beach Reserve, come along and browse the wares of local stalls and grab you dinner from one of the many food trucks at this community farmers market. 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.