Picton hosts several outdoor events during the peak summer months of January through March. Included in the lineup are a longboat regatta, wine festivals, free concerts, and Sunday farmer’s markets. On Thursday nights in January is the Picton PowerHouse Night Market featuring the specialties of local artisans and cooks. In March is Art in the Dark showcasing creative works from the neighboring town of Kaikoura. On the left is an arts and crafts fair held along the harbour to the delight of visiting cruise ship passengers.