The Heiva i Tahiti Festival in July lasts for a whole month and features music, dancing, sports events and art & craft exhibitions.
September finds the Tahitians getting ready for a surfing contest that brings in surfers and competitors from all over the world.
Come October on the island of Tahaa and its time for the stone-fishing festival, the Heiva No Te Pahu Nui O Tahaa.
The Hawaiki Nui canoe race is a three-day event in early November that covers a distance of 116km and four islands. The race begins in Huahine with more than 60 teams of broad, tattooed Polynesian hunks who participate in this frenetic display of boatmanship.