There are many events during the year in and around Waihi. Popular events are the GoldFest that takes place for the month of October each year. There are also many sporting events including The Nugget, Trail Trilogy and the XTERRA Trail Challenge Run. If you like Art then there is the exhibition called ARTWaikino where are a number of local artists present and sell their work. Also during Labour Weekend there are a number of activities on in Waihi and Waihi Beach including School Fairs, Surf Lifesaver Club Family Fun Day and Beach Dig. In February each year you can attend the Paeroa Highland Games and Tattoo. Aside from the events there are a large number of events to be enjoyed.