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Light Up Winter – Cromwell Mall

July 27 @ 4:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Live music, mulled wine, a night market, Light Up Your Hat competition and some very cool visual entertainment is planned for this new event for Cromwell. The grand finale- weather permitting - is the mass release of lanterns from the Big Fruit reserve. This creates an unforgettable visual spectacle in the night sky. ​ Lanterns on sale in July from SBS bank in the Mall. They are fully biodegradable. ​For more information contact info@cromwell.org.nz

Richard Mapp

September 15 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Richard Mapp is one of NZ’s most loved and accomplished pianists. He has performed widely in Europe and Australasia, as soloist with all New Zealand’s professional orchestras, has recorded as soloist with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, and has taught at the New Zealand School of Music. In association with Chamber Music NZ, for whom he first toured while still a student and many times subsequently, we are delighted to finally have him perform for us. Richard will be playing a…


October 21

Click here to register for 2018! The Cromwell Half-Marathon and 10k Run or Walk course takes you around the shores of beautiful Lake Dunstan, passing through the Heritage Precinct, with a backdrop of spectacular mountain views.  This is a family-friendly, fun event which attracts runners of all levels. Due to increased traffic and new safety requirements, we have this year relocated the half marathon and teams relay away from the town streets to this popular lakeside track. The start and finish will, for the…

Street Party & Fireworks

November 2 @ 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm

​​Head down to the Cromwell Heritage Precinct for a night of live entertainment, street performers and a night market before the night lights up with an amazing fireworks display over Lake Dunstan.

Gold’n Notes Hoedown

November 16 - November 18

Central Otago's hugely popular country music festival is back for its 32nd year with a fantastic lineup of talent over three days at the Cromwell Racecourse. Country music lovers should prepare for hoarse voices, sore feet and late nights with a three-day festival coming to Cromwell. Cromwell’s Gold ’n Notes Hoedown is one of the biggest events on the country music calendar. This is a full weekend of entertainment including a little bit of busking in the business area and in…


November 24

Click here to register for 2018! Test your fitness limits with this 75km endurance ride through the iconic Nevis Road from Garston to Bannockburn. Participants start at Garston Township, 315m above sea level, and ride 1.5km on State Highway 6 before turning off onto the metalled Nevis Road. A further 2km of uphill is just an introduction to the gutbusting climb to the 1100m summit, past an historic ski hut, and overlooking the Nokomai River. Riders climb some 800m in 12km, a…

Cherry Festival

December 30 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

he National Cherry Stone Spitting trophy will be awarded at this quirky, family fun event held in the beautiful setting of the McNulty Gardens, Cromwell Heritage Precinct.


January 2, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am

COURSE DETAILS TRIATHLON Category One: Swim 300m, road cycle 22.4km and run 5.8km. MULTISPORT KAYAK RACE Category Two: Kayak 5.5km, road cycle 22.4km and run 5.8km. The transition point is located at the boat ramp adjacent to the toilets in McNulty Inlet. It is a metalled surface. DUATHLON: Run 3km, road cycle 22.4km, run 5.8km. Individual: Open Male, Open Female, Veteran Male (40+), Veteran Female (35+), Junior (Under 18). Teams (2 or 3 members): Male/Female/Mixed/Junior. Junior (under 18): Male, Female. Assembly…

Cromwell Wine & Food Festival

January 5, 2019

​​Relax and enjoy live entertainment from local musicians, great food and wine in a beautiful setting amongst historic stone buildings on the edge of Lake Dunstan.

Cromwell Classic Car & Hot Rod Show

January 19, 2019

Based on previous years we will be expecting over 800 Classic Cars, Hot Rods and Bikes to be on display. There will also be food stalls, craft stalls, a licenced bar and more. 11am - 4pm at the Alpha Street Reserve Public Admission $5 Adults & ChildrenUnder 12 Free.

River Range Music Festival

February 24, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 9:00 pm

Saturday 24 February 2018 A one day/night festival comprising some of the best local artists/bands Central Otago, Otago & further afar. Contact: riverrangefest@gmail.com

Northburn 100 Ultra Mountain Events

March 16, 2019 - March 17, 2019

Provisional dates only : Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 March 2019 ​A festival of extreme mountain endurance. The big one – 100miles, 8000m elevation gain and loss. For the serious nutters only. Also 100km and 50km – still crazy but more achievable.

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