My Dunedin Itinerary

Summer Events

New Networks: Contemporary Chinese Art – Dunedin Public Art Gallery

8 December 2018 – 28 April 2019

This exhibition offers New Zealand audiences a rare view into one of the most dynamic areas of global art. An ambitious exhibition, New Networks showcases works by leading figures from the contemporary Chinese Art Movement. Drawn from art collections in both New Zealand and Australia and this will be the first time that many of these significant artworks have been shown in this country.

New Networks includes work by Song Dong, Yang Fudong, Liu Jianhua, Xu Bing, Yin Xiuzhen, Jin Jiangbo ,Wang Qingsong, Xu Zhen, Wang Gongxin, He Xiangyu, Liu Chuang, Lin Tianmiao, Jennifer Wen Ma, Chen Haiyan, Huang Yan and Ai Weiwei.

Brighton Gala Day

27th January

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.

Chinese New YearChinese New Year

5th February

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.

Thieves Alley Market Day

9th 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.

Black Caps vs Bangladesh, University of Otago Oval, DunedinBlack Caps vs Bangladesh, University of Otago Oval, Dunedin

20th February

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

The Hollies, Dunedin Town HallThe Hollies, Dunedin Town Hall

26th February

Following recent sell-out concerts in Europe and the UK, iconic British band the Hollies touch down in Dunedin with their The Road is Long tour.

The Eagles at Forsyth Barr StadiumThe Eagles at Forsyth Barr Stadium

March 2nd

Legendary American rock band the Eagles will bring their critically-acclaimed Eagles World Tour to the Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin. The perfect concert for late summer, the Eagles will deliver a feel-good repertoire of some of their most celebrated under the roof.

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iD Dunedin Fashion WeekiD Dunedin Fashion Week

March 11-17th

Emerging fashion from around the globe meets high profile international and Kiwi designers in a unique fashion mash-up like no other! Enjoy exhibitions, designer talks, pop-up stores, fashion films and exclusive behind-the-scenes encounters, iD Dunedin Fashion Week is your opportunity to experience the glamorous world of fashion up-close.

Dunedin Fringe FestivalDunedin Fringe Festival

March 21-31st

The Dunedin Fringe Festival is shaping up to be a cracker again this summer, with an eclectic array of entertainment from the on-trend to the offbeat, guaranteed to me you laugh, cry, clap and/or gasp. Events take place everywhere from Waitati to Broad Bay, in theatres, bars, galleries, churches, book stores, pop-up spaces, the Town Belt and maybe even someone’s backyard. To get the best of the fest all in one shot, the showcase evening opens the festival on Wednesday 20th March, 2019.

2019 Royal New Zealand Pipe Band Association Championships

March 29th-30th

Tying in perfectly with Dunedin’s strong Scottish heritage, the Edinburgh of the South will come alive with the harmonies of hundreds of pipe bands as they vie for the top title. The two day event will feature displays at the University of Otago Oval and a street parade down George Street. A rousing spectacle that pays tribute to the long-standing tradition of pipe bands in New Zealand.