CENTRAL OTAGO EVENTS CALENDAR

WHAT'S ON IN CENTRAL OTAGO | 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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Saturday, 12 May 2018
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Sunday, 1 Jul 2018
Award winning wildlife photographer Philip Melgren brings to Central Stories Musuem & Art Gallery a selection of outstanding photographs on canvas of New Zealand's rarely seen skinks and geckos in their natural habitat. A ten year project in the making.
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Saturday, 12 May 2018
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Sunday, 1 Jul 2018
NINETY is an evocative and moving installation of 90 hand-stitched and dyed textile works. It is a very personal journey by Victoria Stevens exploring notions of identity, social history, domestic arts, poetry and inherited memory.
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Friday, 22 Jun 2018
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Sunday, 24 Jun 2018
The 2018 Biodynamic Conference will take place from Friday, 22nd to Sunday, 24th June 2018. The theme for the 2018 Biodynamic Conference is Water and Light. And what a wonderful place to appreciate both – Central Otago.
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Saturday, 23 Jun 2018
Free to watch ice hoceky is a great spectator sport, especially the older grades. Players come from Dunedin, Queenstown, Gore, Maniototo, Tekapo and of course Alexandra.
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Wednesday, 4 Jul 2018
The NZ Mountain Film Festival National Tour brings award winning films to Cromwell.
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Saturday, 14 Jul 2018
Let us take your tastebuds on a tour around France on Bastille Day - Saturday 14 July.
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Saturday, 14 Jul 2018
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Sunday, 15 Jul 2018
The Alexandra Ice Skating club is also hosting the Otago/Southland Figure Skating Championships on 14th and 15th July. This event features skaters from around Otago and Southland, and has great spectator interest
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Saturday, 21 Jul 2018
Free to watch ice hoceky tournament. A great spectator sport, especially the older grades. Players come from Dunedin, Queenstown, Gore, Maniototo, Tekapo and of course Alexandra.
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Friday, 27 Jul 2018
Light Up Winter - Celebrate with friends and family at this great new winter event in the Cromwell Mall. The Mall will be transformed with lights, entertainment, food and much more.......
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Friday, 10 Aug 2018
The Cycle Chic Film Tour showcases a captivating selection of short cycling films to inspire, encourage and celebrate women who love to bike. It's the 'thinking cyclists’ film collection that ALL genders will connect and enjoy.
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Saturday, 11 Aug 2018
Held in Central Otago every spring since 1969. Organised by the Alexandra Harrier and Walkers Club, this premier 10km road race attracts over 400 athletes from Otago, Southland and further afield.
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Friday, 17 Aug 2018
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Sunday, 19 Aug 2018
Central Otago’s premium creative fashion event celebrates wool’s incredible qualities as a natural fibre and the ways it can be used creatively in high-fashion garments. There are three parts to the annual event each with their own unique fashion focus.
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Friday, 24 Aug 2018
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Sunday, 26 Aug 2018
A weekend of Ultra distance trail running. Events include 200km, 160km (100miles) 100km event, 80, 60 and 50km events through the Naseby Forest.
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Sunday, 26 Aug 2018
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Thursday, 30 Aug 2018
Curling has been an integral part of the Audi quattro Winter Games since its inception. In 2018 the Mixed Doubles tournament is officially recognized as a Curling World Tour event in 2018 and 2019. We look forward to welcoming the teams to Aotearoa New Zealand in August and look forward to seeing world class action being played out in a world class venue.
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Sunday, 26 Aug 2018
The Revolution is a unique 3 stage MTB race held on the great tracks of the Alexandra basin. The courses are designed to be fun, challenging and doable for any enthusiastic mountain biker.
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Saturday, 15 Sep 2018
Round 1 of the DH Southern Series based at Clyde Lookout Hill.
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Saturday, 15 Sep 2018
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Richard Mapp is one of NZ’s most loved and accomplished pianists. He has performed widely in Europe and Australasia, as soloist with all New Zealand’s professional orchestras, has recorded as soloist with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, and has taught at the New Zealand School of Music.
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Sunday, 16 Sep 2018
The Linger & Die Enduro is held in the Clyde and Alexandra area. A staged race with timed sections of trail across the basin and untimed liasons in between.
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Friday, 21 Sep 2018
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Monday, 24 Sep 2018
Plans for the 2018 Contact Alexandra Blossom Festival are underway as we look to build on the tremendous success of the 2017 event, where record numbers of over 15,000 people enjoyed the celebrations. This historic Festival has marked the arrival of spring for 62 years. The first festival was born out of community spirit and recognition of the special character of Alexandra. These values remain at the heart of every subsequent festival. It has a unique feel of a country fair in a modern age.
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Sunday, 23 Sep 2018
Blossom Festival Sunday sees the Linger and Die XC. An approx 30km race which includes luscious single track, tasty four wheel drive trails all peppered with rocks and gravel (bring your own salt).
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Sunday, 30 Sep 2018
Central Otago Wedding Fair is for the creative couple wanting to plan their dream wedding in Central Otago. A day full of inspiration and fun, this fair is thinking outside the bounds and helping you dream up a wedding so wonderful you will fall in love with the entire process.
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Friday, 12 Oct 2018
Trashion into Fashion is a creative competition and fashion show where garments are made largely from previousy used materials (bubblewrap, plastic bottles, wrapping paper, etc).
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Sunday, 21 Oct 2018
The Cromwell Half-Marathon and 10km run or walk course takes you around the Cromwell Heritage Precinct and the shores of Lake Dunstan, all while enjoying spectacular mountain views.
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Saturday, 24 Nov 2018
The Nevis Valley Gutbuster mountain bike race deservedly gets its name from the challenging 75km course from Garston Hotel, up over the Hector mountains, through the spectacular Nevis Valley, and over Duffer’s Saddle on the Old Woman Range and down to Bannockburn
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Sunday, 25 Nov 2018
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Friday, 30 Nov 2018
Riders in the November 2018 race will start their six days of riding with a 22km prologue at iconic Coronet Peak, with five longer stages to follow, taking riders as far south-east as Alexandra and the Clutha River, before returning to the finish line back in Queenstown, completing 450km of riding with 15,500m of climbing.
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Sunday, 30 Dec 2018
This is a great holiday event with “3 races in 1” designed to cater for everyone. Starting at the Bannockburn Pub it’s a great sight to watch the field of over 500 bikers head off ‘en-mass’.
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Wednesday, 2 Jan 2019
Lake Dunstan Triathlon & Duathlon are held on the 2nd January each year, this is a great event on the lake with options to complete either two or three disciplines, with further permutations on the water to either kayak or swim this leg – you choose.
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Saturday, 12 Jan 2019
This 96km road cycling race around Lake Dunstan is the way to see the countryside and enjoy a circuit that starts in Cromwell, travelling via Bendigo, Luggate, Queensberry and Lowburn back to Cromwell.
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