Easter Weekend – The Great Easter Bunny Hunt, Saturday Easter Markets and Clyde Wine and Food Festival.
This is a great weekend to spend in Alexandra with a number of exciting events taking place. It all starts off with the Great Easter Bunny Hunt. For those not interested in hunting head to the markets on the Saturday, they offer a huge array of arts, crafts, clothing, gardening, food, local produce and goodies, infact there is something for everyone. Sunday holds the annual Clyde Wine and Food Festival it’s a fantastic day buzzing with music, markets and most importantly some great food and wine!
September - Alexandra Blossom Festival
The annual Alexandra Blossom Festival, New Zealands longest running festival, started over 50 years ago to raise funds for community projects and celebrates the start of spring. Still going strong the Alexandra Blossom Festival has expanded to include popular events such as the Wool On fashion design competition and Race around the clock. There are a huge list of activities and events happening over this period check out http://www.blossom.co.nz/ for all the details.
November –Sparks in the Park, Big Bang Bike Festival. Thyme Festival,
Sparks in the Park is a celebration of Guy Fawkes with a public display of fireworks in Pioneer park combined with food and entertainment.
The first week of November holds one of our new festivals the Big Bang Bike Weekend. This was born from the increased demand for Alexandra as a cyclist’s haven. With a number of biking events for all bike enthusiasts Look out for more information soon on this years events.
The Thyme festival is a week long jam packed festival celebrating everything arts and cultural. It offers a number of workshops and events over a wide range, from cooking, dance and craft classes, walks, exhibitions and productions. Its well worth a week long visit to learn and appreciate our world! Check out http://www.thymefestival.co.nz/index.html for all the information.
Another new event created in 2011 to cater for holiday makers and locals with summer fun! Involving activities for everyone from kids fun day, all ages talent quest to the Miss Alexandra Swimsuit Competition its all here to give you the perfect kiwiana break. Check back for more information on this years events later in the year.