CENTRAL OTAGO EVENTS

ANNUAL EVENTS & FESTIVALS

Central Otago is a natural arena for events, offering something for everyone! From motorcycle rally to multisport, horses to history, and festivals for wine, food, blossoms and thyme.

Whether participating or just watching, our events have that unique Central difference; where even an event can seem like a holiday! Many of the events held in Central Otago attract national and international support. There are also a number of smaller local events throughout the year.





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Date:
Friday, 3 Jun 2016
Event end:
Wednesday, 27 Jul 2016
The biggest painting exhibition (by scale, value, calibre of artist and significance) ever to be shown in Queenstown Lakes and Central Otago region. This is the first major touring exhibition of Macleod’s work in New Zealand. With its striking imagery, raw, impasto surfaces and immense vitality, ‘Euan Macleod - Painter’ will excite, inspire, intrigue and challenge viewers of all ages and backgrounds.
Date:
Friday, 26 Aug 2016
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Sunday, 28 Aug 2016
An ultra marathon 100km event, plus 50km and 80km events through the Naseby Forest.
Date:
Sunday, 28 Aug 2016
A new 3 stage event mountain biek race in Alexandra where competitors will earn points for their placing in each stage, to determine an overall winner.
Date:
Friday, 23 Sep 2016
Event end:
Sunday, 9 Oct 2016
The Contact Alexandra Blossom Festival has a rich and unique history. It is New Zealand’s longest running festival of its kind, and is a celebration of the arrival of Spring in Central Otago. Celebrated with genuine community spirit you too can join in the fun at a range of events.
Date:
Saturday, 29 Oct 2016
Event end:
Sunday, 6 Nov 2016
Thyme Festival is a week-long celebration of the arts and sustainability. Based in Alexandra and held in November each year when the hills are tinged with the purple of flowering thyme, there is a series of workshops, working artists, demonstrations, walks, talks, performances and exhibitions.
Date:
Friday, 11 Nov 2016
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Sunday, 13 Nov 2016
A world-class motor racing event at one of New Zealand's world-class motor racing facilities as the fantastic Highlands 101 returns for its forth year in November 2016!
Date:
Friday, 18 Nov 2016
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Sunday, 20 Nov 2016
The annual Gold *N* Notes Hoe down returns in 2016 to the Cromwell Race Course for three days of live country music performances.
Date:
Sunday, 27 Nov 2016
Join the excitement at Cromwell’s Christmas at the Races. There’s plenty to keep everyone entertained throughout the day, including thrilling racing action, live music, and a range of delicious catering options.
Date:
Monday, 2 Jan 2017
On the first weekend of January the Cromwell Wine & Food Festival is held in the picturesque grounds of the Cromwell Heritage Precinct.
Date:
Saturday, 25 Feb 2017
Event end:
Sunday, 26 Feb 2017
Since February 2000, the annual 150km Otago Central Rail Trail Duathlon has been on the last weekend of February.
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