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.

Use the filters below to select a date and an event to interest you.

Add an event | If you would like to list an event that is located within the Central Otago District on this calendar please fill out the details on our event listing form.





All (26)
Showing 1 to 26 out of 26 results found
Date:
Sunday, 7 Jan 2018
Event end:
Sunday, 15 Apr 2018
The Cromwell Farmers & Craft Market runs from 15 October through 15 April at the Cromwell Historic Precinct. Open Sundays from 9 am to 1 pm you will find local produce and craft stallholders. The market provides the perfect opportunity to sample local fare and purchase quality crafts.
Date:
Thursday, 1 Feb 2018
Event end:
Monday, 30 Apr 2018
Arts on the Rail Trail is a series of events and mini exhibitions in venues located along the Otago Central Rail Trail.
Date:
Sunday, 11 Feb 2018
Event end:
Sunday, 29 Apr 2018
The largest ever exhibition of Elizabeth Stevens paintings showcasing her 40 year career from mid 1960’s to early 2000s’.
Date:
Saturday, 17 Feb 2018
Event end:
Monday, 30 Apr 2018
Arts on the Clutha Gold Trail offers cyclists, visitors, locals and art enthusiasts the opportunity to view works by Central Otago artists in venues around the Clutha Gold Cycling & walking trail. Exhibitions will run from the 17th of February to the 30th of April in venues such as cafes, lodges, galleries and artists’ studios. Works will be available to purchase.
Date:
Sunday, 18 Feb 2018
Event end:
Sunday, 25 Mar 2018
Every Sunday till the end of March '18 in the Clyde Historic Precinct there will be live music from 11am - 2pm. ( Holloway St and Sunderland St shops)
Date:
Thursday, 22 Feb 2018
Event end:
Sunday, 11 Mar 2018
Alexandra/Clyde’s newest performing arts group Waiata Theatre Productions brings you The Mikado, one of the most famous and best loved of Gilbert & Sullivan’s operettas.
Date:
Saturday, 24 Feb 2018
Event end:
Saturday, 3 Mar 2018
The annual cavalcades have been run since 1991 with each having its own spirit and destination. The destination, or host town, changes every year, so that participants have the opportunity to learn more about each host town’s association with Otago’s gold rushes, while enjoying the particular character and party atmosphere that each host town brings to the end of the Cavalcade celebrations.
Date:
Wednesday, 28 Feb 2018
This feature-length painted animation — the first film of its kind — explores the life and unusual death of Vincent Van Gogh via depictions of his artworks.
Date:
Friday, 2 Mar 2018
The birth of sport that no body wanted ... "The Moment" is a feature length documentary about the birth of freeride mountain biking.
Date:
Sunday, 4 Mar 2018
Come along to Hayes Engineering Works this weekend - a great day out for the whole family with life entertainment. Marvel at a fully operational 20th century engineering workshop and 1920’s villa...
Date:
Saturday, 10 Mar 2018
Event end:
Tuesday, 13 Mar 2018
A fun and convivial art experience in beautiful surroundings at the Cromwell Heritage Precinct. Participate in workshops run by well-known local artists and experience the pleasure of creating your own artwork
Date:
Sunday, 11 Mar 2018
The More FM Kids Duathlon is back for another series. This gives a fun, safe and supportive environment for those aged under 14 years the chance to compete in an indiviual and team event!
Date:
Saturday, 17 Mar 2018
Event end:
Saturday, 24 Mar 2018
Daughters of Heaven centres around the case of Pauline Parker and Juliette Hulme; two young girls from Christchurch whose obsessive friendship leads them to beat Pauline’s mother to death with half a brick in a stocking.
Date:
Saturday, 17 Mar 2018
Event end:
Sunday, 18 Mar 2018
A festival of extreme mountain endurance. Options for everyone - from the big one to a kids adventure 1.5km run course.
Date:
Friday, 23 Mar 2018
Event end:
Sunday, 25 Mar 2018
The Toyota Festival will be heading back to Highlands on the 23rd, 24th and 25th of March 2018.
Date:
Sunday, 1 Apr 2018
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:
Sunday, 1 Apr 2018
Come along to Hayes Engineering Works this weekend - a great day out for the whole family with life entertainment. Marvel at a fully operational 20th century engineering workshop and 1920’s villa...
Date:
Friday, 6 Apr 2018
Event end:
Sunday, 8 Apr 2018
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, Formula Libre, South Island Porsche, OSCA, Highlands Modern Classics/Nostalgic Classics and the Highlands Sprint Series. This is a weekend of true blue Kiwi racing starring some of New Zealand's most well known racing legends.
Date:
Saturday, 7 Apr 2018
From casual jogger to die-hard running enthusiast, this event is suitable for runners from every ability level. The beautiful scenery is so distracting you might even forget you’re running… just watch out for the historic mining holes!
Date:
Saturday, 7 Apr 2018
Bike It Now! and Mountain Biking Otago have got together to bring you the 14th annual Naseby 12 Hour Day/Night Challenge.
Date:
Monday, 9 Apr 2018
Event end:
Friday, 13 Apr 2018
Central Otago golf clubs welcome you to The 2018 Mount Michael Central Otago Autumn Golf Classic.
Date:
Tuesday, 17 Apr 2018
Event end:
Thursday, 19 Apr 2018
Two days of stimulating conference sessions will draw on the experiences of leading international and national speakers. As the driest region in the country, Central Otago is a fascinating region to explore – especially if you are interested in water. It is home to an extraordinary variety of quality produce, all of which is dependent on irrigation.
Date:
Saturday, 9 Jun 2018
Extreme mountain marathon or half marathon. Based on Mt. Difficulty, Cromwell, New Zealand.
Date:
Friday, 24 Aug 2018
Event end:
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.
Date:
Friday, 21 Sep 2018
Event end:
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.
Date:
Sunday, 25 Nov 2018
Event end:
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.
Showing 1 to 26 out of 26 results found
site maplegal information | login
evoSuite Tourism Marketing Software | Web Design by ReserveGroup