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Summary of Cook Islands events in 2024

This is a summary of the main events in the Cook Islands calendar which will make any visit even more memorable. All events are on Rarotonga unless otherwise stated. Where dates are shown they are confirmed. Where they're not, you can see when the event took place in 2023

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All information is provided in good faith, but in these uncertain times events are liable to cancellation or rescheduling

JANUARY TO AUGUST

KONI RAONI FESTIVAL, AITUTAKI 2 January
BEACH GAMES: 6-20 January
RAROTONGA AIRPORT 50TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS: 22-29 January
COMPOSERS COMPETITION (Te Mire Atu): 27 March
SOLAR ECLIPSE (Penrhyn) : 8 April, 2024 Click for more
PRIDE COOK ISLANDS CELEBRATIONS: 12-20 April
PURSUIT IN PARADISE MARATHON, AITUTAKI: 29 April-2 May
DANCER OF THE YEAR (Te Mire Ura): 2-24 May
TRIATHLON FESTIVAL: 2-7 May
MANGAIA GOSPEL BICENTENNIAL: 9-16 June
TE MAEVA NUI (CONSTITUTION CELEBRATIONS): Held 25 July -5 August in 2023
NATIONAL GOSPEL DAY: Held 26-27 July in 2023

Whale watching season
July to October

Between mid to late July and October the waters off the islands are full of whales you can watch without ever leaving the shore. Find out more here
Photos: Cook Islands News