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

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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9th March

Gather your friends and snap up your tickets! Homegrown band SIX60 started out in a humble student flat at 660 Castle Street and are now one of New Zealand’s biggest acts. Expect all the good vibes during this concert, with support acts Drax Project, Swidt, JessB and Illbaz to get you in the mood to groove.

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.

Highlanders v Crusaders

16th March

The Highlanders take on the Crusaders in a battle of the mainland. Head down to the Forsyth Barr Stadium for a night of live rugby entertainment at its best.

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.

Otago Rally

12th - 14th April

For lovers of motorsport of all kinds, the Otago Rally is a chance to indulge in petrol-fueled excitement as New Zealand's top rally drivers pit their skills against international competitors from across the globe, in a series of different events over 3 days.

Tally Ho! 3

Saturday 13 April

‘Tally Ho! 3 – The Essential Dunedin Sound’ features the iconic songs and singers of the Dunedin Sound era, along with some contemporary singers and songs, such as Shayne Carter, Anthonie Tonnon, Metitilani Alo and Molly Devine

Wild Dunedin - New Zealand Festival of Nature

22-28 April

Get to know Dunedin’s wild side with over 50 events celebrating nature in all its splendour. Discover why Dunedin is the wildlife capital of New Zealand and a city rich in natural places for the whole family to enjoy. The festival programme ranges from guided walks, workshops and talks through to kids activities, special tours and ‘wild’ dining.