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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Annual Events (20)
Annual Events
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Sunday, 16 Dec 2018
The annual Christmas Carol service, brought to you by the Combined Churches of Alexandra. This also features the Alexandra pipe band.
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Wednesday, 26 Dec 2018
The annual Millers Flat Rodeo is held on Boxing day. Starting at 11am with main events at 1:30pm Food and entertainment for the whole family. No BYO, No dogs, No glass
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Thursday, 27 Dec 2018
The Maniototo Rodeo event hosted at the newly established rodeo grounds on Waipiata-Naseby Road. If you thought last year's event was good, this year's will be even better!
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Sunday, 30 Dec 2018
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’.
Date:
Sunday, 30 Dec 2018
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.
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Wednesday, 2 Jan 2019
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.
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Saturday, 5 Jan 2019
On the first weekend of January the Cromwell Wine & Food Festival is held in the picturesque grounds of the Cromwell Heritage Precinct.
Date:
Saturday, 5 Jan 2019
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.
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Sunday, 6 Jan 2019
We promise a great family day out at Interislander Summer Festival Cromwell Trots. Get your family and friends together, pack a picnic and get set for a day of competitions, Fashion In The Field, Abs For The Lads, Best Boot Party competition, free kids entertainment and, of course, exciting harness racing action.
Date:
Saturday, 12 Jan 2019
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Sunday, 13 Jan 2019
The championship that has produced several Formula One drivers of the past – as well as a multitude of successful Kiwi racers – revs up for the start of its five weekend international series at the fabulous Highlands Motorsport Park in Cromwell.
Date:
Sunday, 13 Jan 2019
The St Bathans Village Fete is held every year by the Cambrian St Bathans branch of Rural Women New Zealand. Market Stalls, Ghost Hunt, Games, Competitions, Food, Fashion, Family fun with entertainment available throughout the day.
Date:
Saturday, 19 Jan 2019
Based on previous years we will be expecting over 800 Classic Cars, Hot Rods and Bikes to be on display. There will also be food stalls, craft stalls, a licenced bar and more.
Date:
Saturday, 26 Jan 2019
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Friday, 1 Feb 2019
Bike Week NZ is an event catering to motorcyclists with a sense of adventure and a thirst for fresh horizons.
Date:
Friday, 1 Feb 2019
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Saturday, 2 Feb 2019
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. Proceeds from the VCR are donated to BRONZ's nominated charities Neuromuscular Alliance (formerly Muscular Dystrophy Association) and Otago Rescue Helicopter Trust
Date:
Saturday, 2 Feb 2019
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, 2 Feb 2019
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:
Saturday, 16 Feb 2019
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, 16 Feb 2019
2019 sees the sixth edition of the River Range Festival, which promises to be bigger than ever.
Date:
Saturday, 16 Mar 2019
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Sunday, 17 Mar 2019
17.3.18 - A festival of extreme mountain endurance. Options for everyone - from the big one to a kids adventure course.
Date:
Saturday, 6 Apr 2019
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Sunday, 7 Apr 2019
14:14
The Highlands Festival of Speed returns – with an amazing selection of historic and classic vehicles battling it out on the world class Highlands circuit. Family entertainment galore, fashion, food and fun for the whole family!
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