A new expo celebrating all things summer will hit the shores of Lake Karapiro next month for a non-stop weekend of boats, bikes, barbecues and a line-up of live-action events.
Expect to see on-water demonstrations and adrenaline-packed displays, as well as avenues of exhibitors selling everything you need to get ready for your great Kiwi summer.
Organiser Phoebe Clark says despite the return to lockdown recently the team is remaining positive and are excited to be pulling together an event that will get Kiwis outside and excited for summer.
Adrenalin junkies will be able to get their fix watching Nitro Circus' Jed Mildon and Pure Freestyle Community Foundation's very first New Zealand BIG AIR Championships.
Jed was the first in the world to complete a quadruple backflip on a BMX bike and his riders will launch into the sky off a massive eight metre ramp landing on an airbag.
If all the bike action has the kids excited, make sure to check out the brand new 'Little E' ebikes that River Riders New Zealand are launching. A track will be set up allowing kids to get on and test them out.
"The on-water action is just as impressive," says Phoebe.
From wakeboarding and water skiing to dragon boating and flyboarding, demonstrations highlighting on-water activities will be running throughout the day.
"We're excited to see the newest craze of flyboarding demonstrated by full-time instructor and stunt master Jay who will show what can be done," says Phoebe.
Visitors will have the opportunities to give a variety of activities a go with the expo's 'have a go' sessions.
A range of exhibitors will showcase the latest products and accessories, allowing visitors to stock up on all their favourite gear just in time for the camping, boating and the outdoor season.
And over 40 teams will be competing in the fourth instalment of the BBQ Mania - Low N Slow BBQ Championship.
There will also be a range of food trucks at the expo.
The Great Kiwi Summer Festival is on at the Lake Karapiro Domain on October 16 and 17. For more information, check out greatkiwisummer.co.nz.