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.

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Friday, 15 Feb 2019
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Friday, 14 Feb 2020
Local Food & Produce Market with stallholders who are passionate about their Products. Every Friday on Pioneer Park.
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Sunday, 27 Oct 2019
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Sunday, 12 Apr 2020
Cromwell Farmers & Craft Market every Sunday from Labour Weekend through Easter. Come shop for local produce, cheese, meat, take away refreshments, and beautiful crafts.
Date:
Saturday, 30 Nov 2019
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Saturday, 29 Feb 2020
Pioneer Park, in the centre of Alexandra, is home to the weekly Saturday Summer Markets - a friendly, informal, European-type market open to any stall holder whether they sell plants, produce and craft or food, imported items and second hand goods.
Date:
Saturday, 25 Jan 2020
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Friday, 31 Jan 2020
Bike Week NZ is an event catering to motorcyclists with a sense of adventure and a thirst for fresh horizons.
Date:
Thursday, 30 Jan 2020
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Saturday, 1 Feb 2020
Set in spectacular Central Otago, get into the regions, entice the taste buds and be immersed in everything Pinot Noir.
Date:
Friday, 31 Jan 2020
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Sunday, 2 Feb 2020
The Vincent County rally is annual motorcycle event and is judged as one of the best medium-sized summer rallies in the south. The event is based in Galloway on the banks of the Manuherikia River.
Date:
Saturday, 1 Feb 2020
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Sunday, 2 Feb 2020
Zirka Circus is proud to bring you its 10 YEAR Anniversary Tour of New Zealand! Our new show “Into the Future!” And this is more spectacular than ever!
Date:
Sunday, 2 Feb 2020
Come along to Hayes Engineering Works for a great day out for the whole family. Marvel at a fully operational 20th century engineering workshop and 1920’s villa.
Date:
Sunday, 2 Feb 2020
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Thursday, 27 Feb 2020
Award-winning artist Richard Parsons spends his days as a farmer in Central Otago’s Waikerikeri Valley where he and his wife have farmed beef and sheep for the past 32 years. The rural setting inspires his largescale oil on canvas works that have been well recognised.
Date:
Thursday, 6 Feb 2020
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Sunday, 9 Feb 2020
Our sixth annual Lauder Ukefest will be held on Waitangi Weekend 2020. Free concerts, workshops and open mic sessions. Come and join us at the field beside the Lauder Pub. More info at www.lauderukefest.com.
Date:
Saturday, 8 Feb 2020
The Central Otago Craft Beer Festival celebrates craft brewing, fine beers, ales and ciders, great food, and Central Otago wines. The event is held in Pioneer Park in the middle of Alexandra, Central Otago.
Date:
Saturday, 8 Feb 2020
The Run the Ridge race course will take you through the McArthur Ridge Vineyard, participants will run through the vines and around the vineyard estate. 5, 10 and 21km courses. You will experience picturesque views of beautiful Central Otago.
Date:
Friday, 14 Feb 2020
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Sunday, 16 Feb 2020
The Spirited Women – All Women’s Adventure Race is a social event, catering for all levels of fitness and experience. Teams of four women take part in a short, medium or long course adventure in the great outdoors.
Date:
Saturday, 15 Feb 2020
Come along for a great family day out! There are all the traditional sheep and horse events, home industry, machinery displays and of course the Grand Parade.
Date:
Saturday, 22 Feb 2020
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Sunday, 23 Feb 2020
The flagship multi-sport event on NZ's original great ride held every year in the last weekend of February.
Date:
Sunday, 1 Mar 2020
Come along to Hayes Engineering Works for a great day out for the whole family. Marvel at a fully operational 20th century engineering workshop and 1920’s villa.
Date:
Friday, 6 Mar 2020
Event end:
Monday, 6 Mar 2023
This family show combines a unique blend of non-traditional magic, stunts, original quick-witted comedy and cheeky pick-pocketing in an unforgettable show that has made Brendan Dooley an audience favourite with thousands worldwide.
Date:
Friday, 20 Mar 2020
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Saturday, 21 Mar 2020
Close to 100 speedway cars, drivers and crews from all over the South Island are converging on Heavy Trax Hire Central Motor Speedway to pay tribute to immediate past-president Daryl Ainsley who in May 2018, was tragically taken far too soon.
Date:
Saturday, 21 Mar 2020
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Sunday, 22 Mar 2020
A festival of extreme mountain endurance. Options for everyone - from the big one to a kids adventure course.
Date:
Saturday, 21 Mar 2020
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Sunday, 22 Mar 2020
After a four year hiatus, Cromwell Relay for Life is back!
Date:
Sunday, 5 Apr 2020
Come along to Hayes Engineering Works for a great day out for the whole family. Marvel at a fully operational 20th century engineering workshop and 1920’s villa.
Date:
Saturday, 6 Jun 2020
Extreme mountain marathon or half marathon. Based on Mt. Difficulty, Cromwell, New Zealand.
Date:
Saturday, 6 Jun 2020
The Rustic Run & Walk is an easy to moderate social event. The Half Marathon is open to solos or Teams! Enter a team of colleagues, family or just a group of mates. Run in relay, teams between 2-4 people.
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