Local Events

Paray Neighbourhood

The Vanuatu Rainbow Lodge is located in Paray, an area which is under the influence of the Marist Missionary Society. This Catholic parish name actually comes from Paray-le-Monial, a famous French pilgrimage destination located in Burgundy.
The Immaculate Heart of Mary annual celebration takes place on a Saturday in June. It is a festive day starting with a grand mass, then by a shared lunch and it is followed with numerous activities such as traditional dances, kava drinking and local dance.
At any time you are more than welcome to attend an Eucharistic celebration at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church.

Nambatu Suburb

Saralana Stage (1Km/ 10mn walk from the Vanuatu Rainbow Lodge), opposite the Parliament complex, is a popular venue for annual and national events such as Fest’ Nalenga/  Napuan/ Zion Fest (November).
Another hub for activities is the brand new National Convention Center (1,5Km/15mn walk from the Vanuatu Rainbow Lodge).

Port-Vila City & Efate Island

Check here what is going on in Port-Vila capital city.
To stay tuned with the news as a local you may read our daily newspaper Daily Post and the Vanuatu Daily Digest blog. We also have a weekly newspaper The Independent.
For further local events, please check the Vanuatu Tourism Office Calendar of Events and Festivals 2016.