Major Events

Central Otago Craft Beer Festival.
Celebrating craft brewing, fine beers, ales and ciders, great food, Central Otago wines. All to the background of local music on a traditional Central warm summers day..

Run The Ridge.
A running event that will take you through the McArthur Ridge Vineyard.
5, 10 or 21km options - something for everyone.

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!

LUMA Southern Light Project.
LUMA is an award-winning arts and culture festival that lights up Queenstown every year with art, light, music and colour.
Free for everyone, the Southern Light Project transforms Queenstown’s famous lakefront and gardens for four days, with artwork from local, national and international artists. Find out more...

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 for all the details.

Big Bang Bike Festival. Thyme Festival.
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 for all the information.