Tahiti Festivals and Events

Tahiti Tere Faati
January 31, 2015 (or last Saturday of Jan.)
The Tahiti Tourism office organizes this out-of-the-ordinary circle island tour aboard "le truck" (traditional Tahitian bus) for a day filled with live music and stops at various points of interest. A great day of fun! For more information, please call GIE Tahiti Tourisme at +011 (689) 40 50 40 30 or email: info@tahiti-tourisme.pf
January Tahiti
12th Annual FIFO - Pacific International Documentary Film Festival
January 31 to February 8, 2015
Location: Cultural Center "Fare Tahiti Nui" in Papeete, Tahiti. A festival that brings together the region's film and television industry and promotes projects to world-renowned documentary buyers. The Pacific International Documentary Film Festival selects the best documentaries. For more information, please contact Maison de la Culture -Te Fare Tauhiti Nui- at +011 (689) 40 54 45 44 or email: organization@filmfestivaloceanie.org
January Tahiti
Tahiti Guitar Festival
Location: Le Meridien Tahiti. Guitar fans and professionals gather at the Le Meridien Tahiti for 3 evenings of great music. For more information, please contact Collectif Tahiti Rock at +011 (689) 87 73 50 55 or email: leomarais@mail.pf
February Tahiti
Chinese New Year
February 19, 21 and March 7, 2015
Location: Papeete, Tahiti. The local Chinese community celebrate the year of the "wood horse" through a variety of events: parade, dances, etc… For more information, please contact Association Si Ni Tong at +011 (689) 40 42 74 18 Christophe Chin or email: sinitong@mail.pf
February Tahiti
Moorea Marathon
February 21, 2015
Location: Temae, Moorea. Ranked amongst the Top 40 Finest Exotic Marathons, The Moorea Marathon is a not-to-be missed event. A great challenge to take in a heavenly vacation destination! For more information, please contact Te Moorea Club Association at +011 (689) 87 74 26 49 or email: aimee.tomsingvien@sefi.pf
February Moorea
Festival Pro Surf of Papara
Week of April 14, 2015
Location: in Taharuu - Papara
For more information, please contact Federation Tahitienne de Surf at +011 (689) 40 43 86 93 or email: fedesurf@live.fr / www.surf.pf
March Tahiti
Polynesia Tatau - 2015 Tattoo Convention
April 1 to 5, 2015
Location: Tahiti and Her Islands Museum. Tattoo artists from Polynesia, the Pacific basin and the overseas continents will meet at this event in Tahiti. For more information, please contact Porinetia Tatau Association at +011 (689) 87 79 79 21 or email: tikitattoosupply@mail.pf
April Tahiti
Tahiti Pearl Regatta (TPR)
April 29 thru May 3, 2015
Location: Raiatea, Taha'a and Bora Bora. The most important regatta in the South Pacific, the Tahiti Pearl Regatta celebrates its 12th anniversary. In a fun and festive atmosphere, mono-hulls or multi-hulls boats will race between Raiatea, Taha'a and Bora Bora. The race is held during the day and festivities each night! The Tahiti Pearl Regatta village will be set in the small town of Uturoa prior to the start of the regatta. More information: http://www.tahitipearlregatta.org.pf or contact +011 (689) 87 73 16 99 or email: shamkoua.murielle@gmail.com
April Raiatea/Tahaa
Tahiti Festival Graffiti ONO'U
May 1 to 10, 2015
The international artists exhibition of contemporary art will be held in Papeete - Tahiti.
For more information, please contact Societe Tahiti Nouvelles Generations at +011 (689) 87 70 41 42 or email: sarah.roopinia@gmail.com  /  www.tahitifestivalgraffiti.com
May Tahiti
Taapuna Master Surfing 20th edition
May 2 to 24, 2015
Location: Punaauia, Tahiti. Amateur open surf competitions at the Taapuna coral reef pass in Punauuia, Tahiti. Competition in the categories of surfing, body-boarding, drop knee and stand-up paddle. For more information, please contact Taapuna Surf Club at +011 (689) 87 78 60 87 or email: taapunamastertahiti@mail.pf
May Tahiti
Tahiti Nui Va'a Marathon
May 21 to 23, 2015
Location: Tahiti. Every other year, the outeigger teams of each archipelago will mee in Tahiti for a race around the island of Tahiti. For more information, please contact the Comite d'Entreprise de l'EDT at +011 (689) 40 85 41 73
May Tahiti
Tahiti-Moorea Sailing Festival
June 4 to 6 or June 19 to 21, 2015
Location: Tahiti and Moorea. A sailing event to promote the nautical world and the beauty of sailing in the Islands of Tahiti. Races, demonstrations, parades, handicrafts booths, folkloric shows will make each day very special. For more information, please contact Archipelagos at +(689) 87 73 16 99 or email: archipelagos@mail.pf
June Tahiti
Heiva i Bora Bora
June 19 to July 26, 2015
Location: Vaitape, Bora Bora. The annual singing, dance and traditional sports competition as well as crafts demonstrations, to be held at Moto'i Place in Vaitape, Bora Bora. For more information, please contact the Comite du Tourisme de Bora Bora at +011 (689) 40 67 76 36 or 87 73 54 22 or email: info-bora-bora@mail.pf
June Bora Bora
Ukulele Festival 7th edition
June 20, 2015
Location: Hitia'a, Tahiti. The ukulele contest takes place in the district of Hitia'a on the east coast of Tahiti and is open to musicians of all level. For more information, please contact Hitiaa Ia Ora Association at +011 (689) 40 52 10 19 or email: aimee.tomsingvien@sefi.pf
June Tahiti
Heiva Tu'aro Ma'ohi
July 2015
Location: Gardens of the Museum of Tahiti and Her Islands. Part of the "Heiva" festivities is the "Tu'aro Ma'ohi" traditional sports which is a strong part of the islands' cultural and heritage. Athletes from the five archipelagoes will demonstrate their skills and strength by competing in javelin throwing, coconut peeling, stone lifting, coconut tree climbing. Spectators can also enjoy the gardens of the museum, which boasts great views on the lagoon and the gorgeous sunsets.  For more information, please contact Federation of Traditional Sports and Games at +011 (689) 40 50 31 11 or email: enoch@mail.pf
July Tahiti
International Golf Open
July 2015
Location: Atimaono Golf Course, Papara, Tahiti. Professional golfers from Australia, New Zealand, Japan, the United States compete in the stunning setting of the Atimaono Golf Course, about 50km from Papeete, Tahiti. The Tahitian Federation of Golf has developed partnerships with the Australian "Professional Golf Association" to register this open in the "South Pacific Tour". For more information, please contact the Federation Polynesienne de Golf at +011 (689)  87 77 17 41 or email: louis.lesourd@gmail.com
July Tahiti
Heiva Tahiti 134th edition
starting July 2, 2015
Location: Place Toata, Papeete, Tahiti. After having been prohibited for many years by the missionaries, Tahitian dance made its big come back in the 1960's thanks to the passion and enthusiasm of teacher Madeleine Moua. "Heiva i Tahiti" is to be seen at least once when traveling to Tahiti! The entire population of the islands of Tahiti gather for weeks to pay homage and to celebrate traditional Tahitian dance, music, and song. Dance troops from the islands will compete for many coveted titles. For more information, please contact Maison de la Culture -Te Fare Tauhiti Nui- at +011 (689) 40 54 45 44 or email: communication@maisondelaculture.pf  /  www.maisondelaculture.pf
July Tahiti
Te Aito Va'a
July 24 & 25, 2015
Individual outrigger canoe race where the best 100 paddlers will compete in Super Aito.  For more information, please contact the Association Ruahatu at +011 (689) 87 73 16 99 or email: charley@mail.pf
July Tahiti
Air Tahiti Nui Von Zipper Surfing Trial
August 11 to 18, 2015
Location: Teahupo'o, Tahiti. Local and international surfers will face some of the most powerful waves on the planet in Teahupo'o, Tahiti's mythical wave. A show worth seeing for all surf fans! The outcome of this trial determines who will enter the renowned Billabong Pro competition. For more information, please contact the Federation Tahitienne at +011 (689) 40 43 86 93 or email: fedesurf@live.fr / www.surf.pf
August Tahiti
Super Aito Va'a
August 21, 2015
Individual outrigger canoe races featuring the top hundred rowers qualified from the Aito Va'a race.  For more information, please contact the Association Ruahatu at +011 (689) 87 73 16 99 or email: cmaitere@cps.pf or charley@mail.pf
August Tahiti
World Tourism Day
September 2015
Each year, the Tahiti Tourism office organizes a series of events and activities to commemorate the World Tourism Day.  For more information, please contact GIE Tahiti Tourisme at +011 (689) 40 50 40 30 or email: info@tahiti-tourisme.pf / www.tahiti-tourisme.pf
September All islands
Hawaiki Nui Va'a 23rd edition
November 5-, 2014
Location: Leeward Islands. The Hawaiki Nui race has become a prominent event in the outrigger canoe world and will celebrate its 22nd edition. Over 3 days, teams from all over the world will compete in one of the toughest outrigger canoe race. The race starts in Huahine to Raiatea (Day 1), then Raiatea to Taha'a (Day 2), and lastly the most difficult and longest segment of the race, Taha'a to Bora Bora (Day 3). The Hawaiki Nui race is absolutely spectacular! More information, http://www.hawaikinuivaa.pf
November Raiatea/Tahaa
Hura Tapairu 10th edition
November 26 thru December 6, 2014
Location: Papeete, Tahiti. The House of Culture is celebrating the 10th anniversary of this contest that attracts a very large number of traditional dancing groups. For more information, please contact Maison de la Culture -Te Fare Tauhiti Nui- at +(689) 40 54 45 44 or email: communication@maisondelaculture.pf
November Tahiti
Apetahi Raid
1st weekend in December 2014
Location: Raiatea. This marvelous race amidst nature on the island of Raiatea pays tribute to this legendary flower named -tiare apetahi-, that becomes increasingly scarce and is strictly protected. The organizers, great supporters of the environmental protection, wish with this event promote awareness among the athletes and media about the necessity to protect this endangered species. For more information, please contact Philippe Duberne at +(689) 87 75 47 36 or Romy Tavaearai at +(689) 87 79 37 12 or email: u_upa@hotmail.com
December Raiatea/Tahaa
Ironmana Bora Bora Liquid Festival
Late November thru early December 2014
Location: Bora Bora. The event, which was established in 1999, is held each year in December on the island of Bora Bora.  Over a period of four days, amateur and professional athletes gather on Bora Bora stunning beaches to take part in a unique liquid festival.

The Bora Bora Liquid Festival is not a typical sporting event.  In fact, it is much more than a sporting event.  With long-distance races in va'a hoe (Polynesian single-man outrigger canoe) surf-ski, stand-up paddling and swimming, as well as family relays, evening entertainment with movies, concerts and social gatherings, this festival appeals to anyone fond of the liquid element.

Some of the world's best water-based athletes make the journey to put their physical and mental endurance to the test.

For more information, please contact Stephane Lambert at +(689) 87 70 71 14 or email: kainaluxt@gmail.com
December Bora Bora
Tiare Tahiti day, 52nd edition
December 5, 2014
This event is a special tribute to Tahiti's national flower, the "tiare tahiti".
There will be various events related to the tiare flower, such as competitive decorations in businesses and public places in Papeete. For more information, please contact Angeline Sabre at +(689) 87 78 87 42 or email: gsft@mail.pf
December Tahiti
Marquesas Art Festival
December 2014
The Marquesas Art Festival is a cultural event organized every four years, alternatively on the three most populated islands of the archipelago: Ua Pou, Nuku Hiva and Hiva Oa. The purpose of the festival is to maintain and celebrate marquesan culture and welcomes delegations from Hawaii, Samoa, New Zealand, Tahiti and Easter Island… For more information, please contact: comtourismehiva@mail.pf/www.marquises-hivaoa.org.pf
December Marquesas
Christmas and New Year's Eve (St Sylvester) Celebrations
Hotels and restaurants offer special menus and entertainment both days. Merry Christmas!
December All islands

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