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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Alexandra Events (14)
Alexandra Events
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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.
Date:
Saturday, 12 May 2018
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Friday, 1 Jun 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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Saturday, 2 Jun 2018
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Monday, 4 Jun 2018
The Brass Monkey Rally is one of New Zealand’s best known and longest running Motorcycle Rallies where 1500 – 2000 motorcyclists gather annually at Oturehua to celebrate motorcycling in one of New Zealand’s coldest places to enjoy a large bonfire, live band, various events and displays which makes this Rally memorable.
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Saturday, 2 Jun 2018
A community fundraiser for the Ophir Hall fund - Celtic Country dancing with Live Folk Music by Catgut & Steel (from Dunedin).
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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.
Date:
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.
Date:
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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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.
Date:
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.
Date:
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.
Date:
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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