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, 27 Jul 2018
Light Up Winter - Celebrate with friends and family at this great new winter event in the Cromwell Mall. The Mall will be transformed with lights, entertainment, food and much more.......
Friday, 10 Aug 2018
The Cycle Chic Film Tour showcases a captivating selection of short cycling films to inspire, encourage and celebrate women who love to bike. It's the 'thinking cyclists’ film collection that ALL genders will connect and enjoy.
Friday, 17 Aug 2018
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Sunday, 19 Aug 2018
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.
Saturday, 15 Sep 2018
Richard Mapp is one of NZ’s most loved and accomplished pianists. He has performed widely in Europe and Australasia, as soloist with all New Zealand’s professional orchestras, has recorded as soloist with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, and has taught at the New Zealand School of Music.
Friday, 21 Sep 2018
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Monday, 24 Sep 2018
Plans for the 2018 Contact Alexandra Blossom Festival are underway as we look to build on the tremendous success of the 2017 event, where record numbers of over 15,000 people enjoyed the celebrations. This historic Festival has marked the arrival of spring for 62 years. The first festival was born out of community spirit and recognition of the special character of Alexandra. These values remain at the heart of every subsequent festival. It has a unique feel of a country fair in a modern age.
Friday, 12 Oct 2018
Trashion into Fashion is a creative competition and fashion show where garments are made largely from previousy used materials (bubblewrap, plastic bottles, wrapping paper, etc).
Friday, 16 Nov 2018
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Sunday, 18 Nov 2018
Central Otago’s hugely popular country music festival is back for its 32nd year with a fantastic lineup of talent over three days at the Cromwell Racecourse. Country music lovers should prepare for hoarse voices, sore feet and late nights with a three-day festival coming to Cromwell. Cromwell’s Gold ’n Notes Hoedown is one of the biggest events on the country music calendar.
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