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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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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Thursday, 29 Aug 2019
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Tuesday, 22 Oct 2019
Naseby hopes to shortly be recognised by the International Dark Skies Association as New Zealands first Dark Skies Community - help us celebrate by submitting your night sky photographs!
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Friday, 20 Sep 2019
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Monday, 28 Oct 2019
Local cafes, restaurants and cellar doors collectively produce a ‘Central Otago Regional Menu’ that will celebrates our place in four categories: Burger & Sandwich Challenge, Pie Challenge, Main Meal and Sweet/Dessert. Many of these dishes are matched with sensational local Central Otago wines, beers and juices.
Date:
Sunday, 29 Sep 2019
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Friday, 8 Nov 2019
The Arts Gold Awards aims to seek and celebrate the finest artisans Central Otago and New Zealand has to offer.
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Saturday, 19 Oct 2019
Roxburgh Pioneer Energy Brass presents: Celtic Fusion. A night of Celtic music featuring songs from the Coors, Toss the Feathers, Riverdance, Lord of the Dance and much more.
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Saturday, 19 Oct 2019
Violinist Cathy Irons and her Classical Jazz Quartet perform a timeless collection of classics, infusing them with toe tapping rhythms and jazzy harmonies. Bach, Sarasate, Chaplin and more.
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Thursday, 24 Oct 2019
This will be the second meeting for potential members to come along and hear about the possibility of joining a new Inner Wheel Club in the Central Otago region.
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Friday, 25 Oct 2019
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Monday, 28 Oct 2019
The BlackHawk New Zealand Dog Agility Championships for the first time is coming to Central Otago. Come and watch the best of the best battle it out in New Zealand whilst maybe picking up some dog treats, toys etc. from our wide selection of dog shops!
Date:
Saturday, 26 Oct 2019
Head down to the Cromwell Heritage Precinct for a night of live entertainment, street performers and a night market before the night lights up with an amazing fireworks display over Lake Dunstan.
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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.
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Sunday, 27 Oct 2019
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.
Date:
Sunday, 27 Oct 2019
The Alexandra Basin Wine Growers will be holding the 11th Annual New Release Wine Tasting Event, inviting visitors to sample a large number of newly released wines. A unique way to experience a wide selection of wine produced in the Alexandra Basin.
Date:
Sunday, 27 Oct 2019
18:30
A specially designed 5 course dinner by award-winning Olivers head chef James Waite, with local wine matches and live music.
Date:
Saturday, 23 Nov 2019
Highlands is as committed to grass roots racing as it is to higher profile events and we are back, bigger and better for the 2019/2020 Highlands Sprint Series (HSS) season.
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Sunday, 24 Nov 2019
The Festive Fête will be back again Sunday 24 November for its tenth event. Located at the "Racing Glen" at the Cromwell Racecourse, a charming park-like setting with lovely shaded trees and lawns. With well over 120 stalls offering a wide variety of products for sale, this is the perfect opportunity to get all your Christmas shopping done!
Date:
Sunday, 24 Nov 2019
Highlands is as committed to grass roots racing as it is to higher profile events and we are back, bigger and better for the 2019/2020 Highlands Sprint Series (HSS) season.
Date:
Saturday, 30 Nov 2019
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
Date:
Sunday, 1 Dec 2019
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Friday, 6 Dec 2019
The Pioneer Mountain Bike Stage Race through NZ’s Southern Alps has proven to be a true pioneering race. All those who compete love the stunning scenery, the brutal nature of the challenge, and they leave heaping praise on this epic event through New Zealand’s pristine high country.
Date:
Sunday, 29 Dec 2019
Cromwell Cherry Festival is a festival of all things cherries and includes the NZ National Cherry Spitting Contest. The event is held in McNultys Garden, Cromwell Heritage Precinct.
Date:
Monday, 30 Dec 2019
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’. Part of the Subway Cromwell Summer Series
Date:
Thursday, 2 Jan 2020
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. Part of the - Subway Cromwell Summer Series
Date:
Saturday, 4 Jan 2020
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. Part of the Subway Cromwell Summer Series
Date:
Saturday, 18 Jan 2020
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Sunday, 19 Jan 2020
The Speedworks Motorsport NZ Championship is back after Christmas break and into it at the fantastic Highlands Motorsport Park in Cromwell.
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:
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.
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