Dunedin is painting the town Ed over Easter weekend with a huge array of events and activities to keep the city humming. Check out some of fantastic things to explore below:

Walking Bus

On concert nights, join Dunedin’s famous walking bus which leaves the Octagon at 5:00pm and soak up the entertainment along the walking route to the stadium!

Paint by Numbers Community Mural – Octagon

Join in the interactive artwork where our community and visitors can take partake in a ‘Paint By Numbers’ giant portrait of a musical compilation! The artwork will build over the weekend with the finished artwork being celebrated on the last day of Easter.

Thursday 29 March (concert day)

Ed-uke-ate Dunedin - 12.30 to 1.30pm

1000 kids with 1000 ukuleles take on the Octagon for an epic performance, wet weather venue Town Hall.

Autumn Lights - Lantern Installation Thursday 29th March: 5 – 9pm

Autumn Lights is a giant installation of spectacular lanterns with performers, music and special effects. This specially curated event features over 100 stunning giant lanterns created for the annual Dunedin Midwinter Carnival and will be an experience not to be missed.

Venue: The Athenaeum, Lower Octagon

Cost: Koha

Painted Blind
Painted Blind

Friday 30 March:

Lunch Time Tunes – Lower Octagon

Come listen to two of Dunedin’s upcoming bands at this free lunch time concert.

Time: 12-30pm – 1-30pm

Painted Blind

Do Speak Louder

The Shape of Sound Live!

Join music and science experts as that they dissect Ed’s songs through live music, experiments and explosions. WARNING: Involves awesome music, big explosions and fire (through the use of science, of course!). Proudly brought to you by NZ International Science Festival.

Venue: Hutton Theatre, Otago Museum

Time: 4pm

Cost: Free, but registration is required to guaranteed a place. Register here shapeofsound.eventbrite.co.nz

Friday Family Concert – Lower Octagon

Family entertainment, food and great music to be held at this free family concert. Listen to one of Dunedin’s youngest singer songwriters Emily-Rose Young as she kicks off the night.

Venue: Lower Octagon

Time: 5-00pm – 7-30pm

Autumn Lights - Lantern Installation Friday 30th March: 1-5pm & 7-10pm

Autumn Lights is a giant installation of spectacular lanterns with performers, music and special effects. This specially curated event features over 100 stunning giant lanterns created for the annual Dunedin Midwinter Carnival and will be an experience not to be missed.

Venue: The Athenaeum, Lower Octagon

Cost: Koha

Saturday 31st March:

Sounds Amazing!

Join the Otago Museum team for a day of hands-on fun, explorations and scientific wonder!

You’ll see hourly explosions, get physical with the effects of gravity on the Space Camp bouncy castle, use your senses to explore sound amplitude in the OM Tech Tent, take a closer look at the sun with solar telescopes and much more.

10am – 4pm, Saturday 31 March

Otago Museum Reserve

Brought to you in association with Otago Museum

Wet weather venue, Hutton Theatre Otago Museum

Autumn Lights - Lantern Installation Saturday 31st March: 1-5pm

Autumn Lights is a giant installation of spectacular lanterns with performers, music and special effects. This specially curated event features over 100 stunning giant lanterns created for the annual Dunedin Midwinter Carnival and will be an experience not to be missed.

Venue: The Athenaeum, Lower Octagon

Cost: Koha

Bark like a Dog
Bark like a Dog

Lunch Time Tunes – Lower Octagon

Come listen to two of Dunedin’s upcoming bands at this free lunch time concert.

Time: 12-30pm – 1-30pm

Bark Like A Dog

Solid Merit

Sunday 1 April

Autumn Lights - Lantern Installation Sunday 1 April: 1-5pm

Autumn Lights is a giant installation of spectacular lanterns with performers, music and special effects. This specially curated event features over 100 stunning giant lanterns created for the annual Dunedin Midwinter Carnival and will be an experience not to be missed.

Venue: The Athenaeum, Lower Octagon

Cost: Koha

Sunday Sounds

Dunedin Youth Orchestra performs a free concert at the Dunedin Botanic Gardens as part of Sunday Sounds Watch out for spontaneous, pop up entertainment in unexpected places!

Venue: Dunedin Botanic Gardens

Time: 1:00pm – 2-30pm