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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Add an event | If you would like to list an event that is located within the Central Otago District on this calendar please fill out the details on our event listing form.

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Sunday, 21 Oct 2018
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Sunday, 21 Apr 2019
Cromwell Farmers & Craft Market every Sunday from Labour Weekend through Easter. Come shop for local produce, cheese, meat, take away refreshments, and beautiful crafts.
Friday, 30 Aug 2019
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Saturday, 31 Aug 2019
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.
Friday, 27 Sep 2019
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Sunday, 29 Sep 2019
Celebrate the arrival of spring in Alexandra, Central Otago. 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.
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.
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.
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