There’s a lot going on in June as everyone prepares for festival month. Plenty of cultural activities are on offer, the weather is fine and the crowds haven’t yet arrived.

Heiva Rima’i

From mid-June to mid-July, artists from all over French Polynesia gather for this crafts fair at Salle Aora’i Tinihau (info 40 54 54 00) in Pape’ete. Expect jewellery, woven pandanus items, wooden sculptures and other creative pieces.

Miss Tahiti

Tahiti has been known for its beautiful women for centuries. But the winner must have more than great looks – she must exemplify the Polynesian traditions that this flashy show highlights. It’s a cultural treat and huge event.