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 (17)
Alexandra Events
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Friday, 14 Sep 2018
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Monday, 22 Oct 2018
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.
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Friday, 21 Sep 2018
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Monday, 24 Sep 2018
Celebrate the arrival of spring in Alexandra, Central Otago 21 to 24 September 2018. This is NZ’s longest running festival with its Grand Procession – featuring decorated floats, princesses and a party in Pioneer Park. A new favourite is the Friday night Race Around the Clock and Mardi Gras.
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Saturday, 22 Sep 2018
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Friday, 28 Sep 2018
Nunsense is a hilarious musical comedy spoof about the misadventures of five nuns trying to manage a fundraiser.
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Sunday, 23 Sep 2018
The Central Otago Rod and Custom Club presents Alexandra Cars in the Park
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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, 23 Sep 2018
Take a tour of this historic cottage and chat to working group members about ideas for the future of the cottage and its surrounding grounds. Gold coin donation.
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Saturday, 29 Sep 2018
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Sunday, 30 Sep 2018
A screening of the Manhattan Short Film Festival at Central Cinema in Alexandra. Central Otago is the only place in New Zealand where you can view these 9 short films, selected from some 1,600 entries from across 73 countries.
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Sunday, 30 Sep 2018
Central Otago Wedding Fair on 30 September 2018 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.
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Sunday, 21 Oct 2018
Alexandra Basin Winegrowers 10 Anniversary New Releases tasting. Sunday 21st October, 1 to 4 pm Oliver's Garden Clyde.
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Saturday, 27 Oct 2018
Alexandra Light Party is a COMPLETELY FREE Family event back for its 4th year! The light party is a nationwide initiative and the combined churches of Alexandra join together to provide this free positive event as an alternative to 'trick or treating' at Halloween.
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Wednesday, 31 Oct 2018
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Friday, 2 Nov 2018
A three day Buskers Festival (31st Oct - 2nd November) on the streets of Alexandra in conjunction with this years CO Reap Thyme Festival.
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Saturday, 3 Nov 2018
The Night 'n Day Rainbow Run is the most fun way to get active in Alexandra this spring! Run or walk the 3.4km or 5km course around Logan Park and prepare to become your own work of art as you pass through the five colour checkpoints.
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Thursday, 8 Nov 2018
Come and celebrate the launch of Lauraine Jacob's beautiful new book, Always Delicious. Join Lauraine, Fleur Sullivan and others in conversation at Olivers, as they discuss our regional specialty foods and wines, champion the local artisan producers - and more. Tickets strictly limited.
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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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Friday, 1 Feb 2019
As the clock that is built into the hillside overlooking the Central Otago town of Alexandra strikes 6pm on Friday 1 February next year the first ever fully professional super rugby game will kick-off between the Highlanders and the Waratahs.
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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.
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Saturday, 2 Feb 2019
The Run the Vines 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.
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