Cromwell Events

Cromwell has a large range of sporting and community events that serve both residents and visitors. The following Event Calendar outlines a framework of events, many planned and organised by the Cromwell Promotion Group, and others by private interests. All these, along with normal sporting events/activities, family and community events, provide a host of activities to become involved in.

If you have a special event that will attract people into the Cromwell district, and you consider it appropriate to list on this Event Calendar, then contact the Promotion Group with details as soon as they are confirmed.

For additional information on any of the events listed below please contact Helen Scoles (03 445 0212) or Terry Emmitt ( 03 4450 720 or 0274 849424) or email

Upcoming events in & around Cromwell
28 events total
August 2014

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04 Oct 2014

Cromwell Lakeshore Cleanup

leanup of lakeshore around Cromwell, organised by the Cromwell Community Trust

24 Oct 2014

Central Otago Trashion Show

26 Oct 2014

Cromwell Half Marathon/10km Walk or Run

Contact: Terry Emmitt 0274 84 94 24

04 Nov 2014 - 07 Nov 2014

Grasslands Conference, Alexandra

07 Nov 2014

Fireworks Display

At Boat ramp adjacent to Cromwell town & Country Club

07 Nov 2014 - 09 Nov 2014


Highlands Motorsport Park

11 Nov 2014

NZ Cup Day, Christcchurch

12 Nov 2014 - 14 Nov 2014

Canterbury A & P Show

29 Nov 2014

Pub-to-Pub Bannockburn Gutbuster

A 75km rollercoaster ride from Garston to Bannockburn.  Over 1000m of uphill and downhill.

30 Nov 2014

Cromwell Christmas at the Races

Featuring the AWS Legal Queenstown Cup and the 1791 Diamonds.Com Wanaka Cup.

Unquestionably the best Christmas party in Central Otago. Around 8000 people in attendance, with live music, fashions on the field, wine and food tastings and much more....

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Contact: 0275895511 or 03 4896233

06 Dec 2014

Cromwell Festive Fete

The Cromwell Festive Fete will be on again on Saturday 6 December 2014.  With a multitude of amazing wares on offer, fabulous food and divine wine this is Central Otago's premiere Christmas Shopping extravaganza.  Entertainment from Jodi Direen, Vanessa Kelly & the Bella Cadets plus exciting demonstrations from artisans will provide you with a day to remember.

Plus come along and enter the draw to win prizes for yourself and for the school or club of your choice.

Gates open at 10am, $10 entry fee at gate.


22 Dec 2014

Carol Service

7pm at Bannockburn Church

30 Dec 2014

Bannockburn MTB Classic

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02 Jan 2015

Lake Dunstan Triathlon/Duathlon

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02 Jan 2015

Cromwell Country Music Club Gala Day

At the Golden Gate Lodge


03 Jan 2015 - 03 Jan 2015

Old Cromwell Wine & Food Festival

3pm to 8pm in the upper precinct area of Old Cromwell

A celebration of Cromwell Basin wines accompanied by tasty local food.

Contact: Heather McPherson 027 229 8307

04 Jan 2015

Cromwell Cherry Festival

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11 Jan 2015

Lake Dunstan Cycle Challenge

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15 Jan 2015 - 19 Jan 2015

Girl Guides Camp

At Cromwell Racecourse

16 Jan 2015

Friday Night Car Cruise

Contact: Sue Eastlake - Alpine Street Machines -

17 Jan 2015

Classic Car Festival (Southland Ford Car Club)

Alpha Street, Cromwell


31 Jan 2015 - 07 Feb 2015

Bike Week NZ 2015

Where: Bannockburn
Contact: or visit

Contact: Dave Moreton (

20 Feb 2015 - 22 Feb 2015

24th National Motorcycle Rally

Contact: John Martin 03 445 0598 or email

20 Feb 2015 - 22 Feb 2015

NZ Corvette Convention

The event is being held in Wanaka, with possibly Show & shine Day in Cromwell - TBC

Contact: Karen Varcoe, Deep South Corvette Club E:

20 Feb 2015 - 22 Feb 2015

Challenge Wanaka

06 Mar 2015 - 08 Mar 2015

Lions 202F Convention

Contact: Greg Wilkinson, Convenor

12 Mar 2015 - 15 Mar 2015

NZ Golf Open, The Hills, Queenstown

20 Mar 2015 - 22 Mar 2015

Cromwell & Districts Schools Reunion

A reunion is being planned for all the schools in the Cromwell area, including Bannockburn, Queensberry & Lowburn etc

Registration of interest can be made by emailing or writing to Reunion, c/- PO Box 94, Cromwell 9342 with your contact details.

Contact: Helen Scoles 03 445 0116