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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. The course will be well marked with bright pink arrows, with marshals on key corners. Aid stations with water and electrolyte approximately every 5 km and at the start/finish. Course Details 10k run/walk starts with the Half…

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. A record crowd of 900 people attended the Gold 'n' Hoedown in 2017 with over 70 artists singing…


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 a 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.


December 30 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Click here to register for 2018! COURSE DETAILS Adventure Ride – Start time 2pm 56km of the best Mountain Biking Central Otago has to offer.  This new ride is courtesy of local farmers who give us access for this once a year ride including a long steady climb with one steep pitch approximately 600m long then the most enjoyable 7km downhill you will experience.  This ride is for the more experienced who want to try somewhere new with unsurpassed views. The Adventure Ride will…


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

Click here to enter! 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…

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.


January 5, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

Click here to enter! The Henry's Lake Dunstan Cycle Challenge is a 96km sealed road circuit, generally flat, from Cromwell around Lake Dunstan passing through Northburn, Tarras, Luggate and back down Wanaka Road to the Cromwell Sports Club. The Cycle Challenge forms part of the action-packed Subway Cromwell Summer Series that comprises this event plus two MTB rides, a triathlon and a half marathon. Your safety This ride will involve riding on State highway 6, 8A and 8B. Race Rules: Ride…

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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