BAYJAM WHITIANGA 2024
Whitianga was alive with BayJam
The Bay town, Whitianga was very much alive on Sunday afternoon, 28 January for the BayJam festival.
The rain stayed away, the people came out – residents and visitors enjoyed the entertainment on the two stages either side of the skate park; loved the food, lingered for buskers and fairies and jugglers. Stores and cafes joined the BayJam fest with food and drink delights and product sales at a variety of venues. Event organiser, Stella Penney, says “I’m really pleased with BayJam. There was a very nice “feel-good” community vibe with families, couples, older people and teens equally enjoying the atmosphere, music and entertainment. The range of musicians on the main stage and on the buskers stage kept the crowds entertained and the audience enjoyed the day. There was a good flow of people through the business venues around town as well as through the festival grounds, and most stall holders I spoke to had a cracker day. The aim of BayJam was to celebrate ‘local’ and I think BayJam delivered on that.”