Best time to go to Rarotonga & Cook Islands

Te Maeva Nui Cultural Festival 2020

The biggest celebration on the Cook Islands invites everybody to feel the spirit and passion of local life

If you want to become a part of the biggest celebration of the Cook Islands, this event won't disappoint you. Te Maeva Nui means 'The Big Celebration,' and this is exactly what you get. Te Maeva Nui annually unites all islands in one huge celebration of self-government and independence. This is when you'll be able to enjoy the best of the Cook Islands' culture. During this week-long festival, locals exhibit their food, music, and dance. The preparation starts in June and till August thousands of people create gorgeous decorations and amazing costumes. Float parades, choir competitions, and lots of local food are all part of this event. The final evening is the main highlight of the festival so don't miss it!