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:
Sunday, 23 Oct 2016
Event end:
Sunday, 16 Apr 2017
9am - 1pm Every Sunday | The Cromwell Farmers’ and Craft Market is popular with locals and visitors and includes a wide range of regionally supplied produce and crafts including seasonal fruit, cheese, wine, bread, chutneys, cut flowers, wooden crafts and soaps.
Date:
Saturday, 10 Dec 2016
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Saturday, 25 Feb 2017
10am - 2pm every Saturday in Summer. Pioneer Park in the centre of Alexandra hosts a friendly, informal, European-type market. Discover a range of plants, produce, crafts, food, and even imported items and second hand goods.
Date:
Wednesday, 1 Feb 2017
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Sunday, 30 Apr 2017
Arts on the Rail Trail 2017 offers cyclists, visitors, locals and art enthusiasts the opportunity to view works by Central Otago artists in venues along the Central Otago Rail Trail. Exhibitions and events will run for 12 weeks during February, March and April in venues such as cafes, bars, cycle shops and galleries from Clyde through to Middlemarch.
Date:
Thursday, 9 Feb 2017
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Saturday, 25 Mar 2017
The biggest art exhibition ever to come to Central Otago and the Queenstown Lakes region. Dunedin artist Nigel Brown is one of New Zealands foremost contemporary artists and has established a reputation as one of the most important figurative artists working in the country.
Date:
Saturday, 25 Feb 2017
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Sunday, 26 Feb 2017
Since February 2000, the annual 150km Otago Central Rail Trail Duathlon has been on the last weekend of February.
Date:
Saturday, 11 Mar 2017
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Sunday, 12 Mar 2017
Opera, often described as “the most amazing art form”, is coming to Central Otago again with a comic double-billed performance in Cromwell and Roxburgh. The Little Box of Operas presents Haydn's La Canterina (The young diva), a light-hearted, but funny story with ambitious plotting women, suitors and rivalries, beauty and greed. How will everything be resolved?
Date:
Saturday, 18 Mar 2017
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Sunday, 19 Mar 2017
A festival of extreme mountain endurance. Options for everyone - from the big one to a kids adventure 1.5km run course.
Date:
Saturday, 1 Apr 2017
A mountain biking event for individuals and teams on a scenic Naseby Forest circuit.
Date:
Saturday, 8 Apr 2017
Event end:
Sunday, 9 Apr 2017
TWO days of spectacular classic racing, some of the best to be seen in New Zealand - The Highlands Festival of Speed is a weekend packed with some of the best modern classic racing you will see in New Zealand. Featuring the Pre 65 Racing, Mainland Muscle and more classic categories. This is a weekend of true blue Kiwi racing starring some of New Zealand's most well known racing legends.
Date:
Sunday, 16 Apr 2017
The annual Clyde Wine and Food Harvest Festival is held on the main street of Clyde in Central Otago. The festival celebrates wines from the world’s most southerly vineyards. It is Otago’s biggest wine event and has established itself as a major wine festival in New Zealand.
Date:
Friday, 26 May 2017
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Saturday, 27 May 2017
The WoolOn Creative and Fashion event was previously part of the Alexandra Blossom Festival, as the awards have become so successful that they are now a standalone event for 2017.
Date:
Saturday, 3 Jun 2017
Extreme mountain marathon or half marathon. Based on Mt. Difficulty, Cromwell, New Zealand.
Date:
Saturday, 26 Aug 2017
An ultra marathon 100km event, plus 50km and 80km events through the Naseby Forest.
Date:
Friday, 22 Sep 2017
Event end:
Wednesday, 25 Oct 2017
Plans for the 2017 Contact Alexandra Blossom Festival are underway as we look to build on the tremendous success of the 2016 event, where around 15,000 people enjoyed the celebrations. This historic Festival has marked the arrival of spring for 61 years, last year being its Diamond Jubilee. The first festival was born out of community spirit and recognition of the special character of Alexandra.
Date:
Friday, 22 Sep 2017
Supporters and spectators will cheer on competitors as they traverse the Manuherikia River and scrambled up the hillside to the Alexandra clock during the 2017 Round the Clock Race.
Date:
Friday, 22 Sep 2017
It will all happen at the Linger and Die on the opening night of the 2017 Blossom Festival, when the popular Mardi Gras event will be held to mark the official start of the festival.
Date:
Saturday, 23 Sep 2017
Entertainment for the young and the young at heart featured on two stages one dedicated to all the kids and featuring clowns, jugglers and magic shows. The main stage hosts various musical performances
Date:
Saturday, 23 Sep 2017
Crowds will line Centennial Avenue on Saturday the 23rd of September 2017 as the procession of colourful handcrafted floats will be paraded down the Avenue to Pioneer Park, where thousands of people of all ages will stroll into the park to enjoy a myriad of events.
Date:
Sunday, 24 Sep 2017
Event end:
Monday, 25 Sep 2017
From established country gardens to newly created marvels these gardens had something for everyone, from the keen gardener to the budding beginner.
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