New Zealand’s favourite summer racedays are back for another season!

When the hustle and bustle of Christmas ends, friends and families across the country gather at the iconic Interislander Summer Festival racedays at some of the most scenic racecourses in NZ.

Fold out your beach chairs to watch the races in your favourite pair of jandals, while the kids are treated to hot chips and ice cream - this is summer NZ! Now in its 14th season, families from all over the country have been marking Interislander Summer Festival raceday in their calendar as the perfect opportunity to relax with their loved ones.

Last season, racing clubs and The Races Limited Partnership (TRLP) welcomed the millionth Interislander Summer Festival customer through the gates. This year more than 70,000 customers are expected on-course at 30 events nationwide from Boxing Day til Mid Feb.

The TRLP Event Delivery Teams will entertain thousands of children on-course with free kids entertainment including on-track sack races, tug of war, and games in the MoreFM Kids Go Racing area. Thousands of colouring-in competitions will be coloured, 7,000 Kids Go Racing aluminium drink bottles will be gifted to kids, and 120kg of lollies will be thrown in lolly scrambles! Interislander Summer Festival events are often the first introduction that children have to horses and racing with an average of 17% of attendees each season having never been to a race meeting before.

The Interislander Summer Festival brings everyone together, from the young to the young at heart, and engages a new generation in racing.

Events Nationwide from Boxing Day. Find out more at summerfestival.nz

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