My Dunedin Itinerary

Summer Events

New Year’s Eve in the Octagon

31 December

Welcome in the New Year in convivial Dunedin style. Join the celebrations in the Octagon with live music from Dubious Groove & The Easy Hearts, food stalls, activities and fun for the whole family.

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Whare Flat Folk Festival

30th December 2017 – 3rd January 2018

The Whare Flat Festival is unique, as anyone who's been will attest; it's a small, interactive gathering of international, national and local guests all mixed up with festival-goers from around New Zealand and the world; where the accent is on getting involved. We provide as much opportunity as possible for your participation in workshops, performances and dance. The festival is held each year in the idyllic sylvan surroundings of the hills south of Dunedin at Waiora Scout Camp.

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13th January 2018: The Pakistan vs NZ match

7th March 2018: UK vs NZ Cricket

Grab your family and friends to experience the real NZ because this summer is shaping up to be a cracker. Watch the Blackcaps take on the thrilling challenge of Pakistan and then later the UK at the University Oval in Dunedin and enjoy a great day of live sporting action and crowd participation.

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Brighton Gala Day

28th January 2018

The Brighton Gala Day is a fun family day out at the Brighton Domain just 25 minutes’ drive from the centre of the city. The event runs from 10 am to 5 pm and has a variety of attractions including over 180 food and craft stalls, bands, family entertainment and rides throughout the day.

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Roger Waters concert

30th January 2018

Pink Floyd legend Roger Waters plays at Forsyth Barr Stadium US + THEM tour.

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NZ Masters Games

3rd-11th February

The New Zealand Masters Games is the largest multi-sport event in New Zealand. Held yearly, the event alternates between Wanganui and Dunedin. The 29th New Zealand Masters Games will be held in Dunedin from the 3rd to the 11th of February 2018. Proving age is no barrier to participating, the Games hosts 60+ sports which attract more than 5,000 competitors aged from 18 to 95 and beyond.

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Thieves Alley Market Day

10th February

A hugely popular event in the Dunedin summer calendar, the Thieves Alley Market Day features hundreds of stalls selling an array of crafts, jewellery, art, clothing, local delicacies and more. Entertainment and street performers complete the festive atmosphere, which makes for a wonderful day out for the whole family.

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Taieri Wings and Wheels Spectacular

11th February 2018

A great family day out on the Taieri, with hundreds of cars and aircraft on display, aeroplane and helicopter rides, great food, live music, craft stalls, rescue services displays, short landing competitions, free kids entertainment and more. 10am – 4pm, Taieri Airfield, Dukes Road Mosgiel

Chinese New Year celebrations

16th February 2018

This vibrant and colourful celebration for Chinese New Year features a dragon parade from the Octagon down to the Dunedin Chinese Gardens, cultural performances, food stalls and fireworks. Gold coin donation entry.

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Robbie Williams concert

17th February 2018

Global pop phenomenon Robbie Williams descends on the Forsyth Barr Stadium in February with his mammoth Heavy Entertainment Show World Tour.

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