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Cromwell Events

The Cromwell & Districts Promotion Group hosts several events throughout the year to attract people to Cromwell and to entertain locals. 

Community Events

  • Light Up Winter
    Light Up Winter
    Sat, 03 Aug
    03 Aug 2024, 4:30 pm – 8:00 pm
    The Mall, Cromwell, Cromwell, New Zealand
    Light Up Winter is a free family event that banishes the winter blues. Join us for a brilliant evening of live entertainment, a vibrant night market, delicious street food, fun activities, the spectacular mass lantern release, and more!
  • National Cherry Stone Spitting Competition
    National Cherry Stone Spitting Competition
    Sun, 29 Dec
    National Cherry Stone Spitting Competition
    29 Dec 2024, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
    Cromwell, Cromwell Heritage Precinct, Melmore Terrace, Cromwell 9310, New Zealand
    Join us for the iconic National Cherry Stone Spitting competition, a quirky, family-friendly event held at the charming McNulty House gardens in the Cromwell Heritage Precinct.
  • Cromwell Fireworks and Street Party
    Cromwell Fireworks and Street Party
    Date and time is TBD
    Date and time is TBD
    Cromwell, Cromwell Heritage Precinct, Melmore Terrace, Cromwell 9310, New Zealand
    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.

Cromwell Summer Series

For over twenty years Cromwell has hosted a series of summer sporting events. The calendar has something for everyone – from elite athletes looking to notch up another title, to families and individuals having a fun day out amongst unspoilt mountain scenery.

Get your friends and family together and plan which event to conquer this season!

  • Cromwell Half Marathon, 10k & Teams Relay
    Cromwell Half Marathon, 10k & Teams Relay
    Date and time is TBD
    Date and time is TBD
    Date and time is TBD
    The Cromwell Half-Marathon and 10k Run or Walk course takes you around the shores of beautiful Lake Dunstan, all the way to Pisa Moorings and back, with a backdrop of spectacular mountain views. This is a family-friendly, fun event that attracts runners of all levels.
  • The Gate Lake Dunstan Cycle Challenge
    The Gate Lake Dunstan Cycle Challenge
    Date and time is TBD
    Date and time is TBD
    Date and time is TBD
    The Gate 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, returning to The Gate Hospitality & Tourist Centre.
  • Lake Dunstan Triathlon & Duathlon and Kayak Multisport Race
    Lake Dunstan Triathlon & Duathlon and Kayak Multisport Race
    Date and time is TBD
    Date and time is TBD
    Date and time is TBD
    Adventure, adrenalin and dramatic landscapes await! Challenge yourself, family & friends this New Year, in the beautiful surroundings of Bannockburn. Register today for the Lake Dunstan Triathlon & Duathlon, and Multisport Race (part of the action-packed Subway Cromwell Summer Series).

Get involved!

It takes many hands to bring our free community events to Cromwell. If you would like to help us at any of our upcoming events or would like to get involved in another way, please fill out the form below. We'd love to hear from you!

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