My Dunedin Itinerary

Family events

The city’s event-rich calendar features many wonderful activities for children of all ages at all times of the year, with the added bonus of entertaining for parents too!


Thieves Alley Market Day - tons of markets stalls and entertainment for all
Chinese New Year celebrated at the Chinese Gardens - a fun cultural event which finishes with a bang!


Otago Museum Big Get Together - electrifying entertainment, awesome live acts and great food
Dunedin Fringe Festival - quirky and a bit different aye


Regent Theatre 24 hour Book Sale – bags of books for a bargain
Model Train Show – lots of model trains, big & small at Forbury Park


Dunedin Midwinter Carnival - a beautiful procession of lanterns
Polar Plunge - a midwinter dip in the sea!
New Zealand International Science Festival (biennial) - make learning fun!


Santa Parade - colourful and fascinating floats parading the main street
New Years Eve - live entertainment & fireworks in the Octagon

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