My Dunedin Itinerary

Family events

The city’s event-rich calendar features many wonderful activities for children of all ages at all times of the year, with the added bonus of entertaining for parents too!

February

Thieves Alley Market Day - tons of markets stalls and entertainment for all
Chinese New Year celebrated at the Chinese Gardens - a fun cultural event which finishes with a bang!

March

Otago Museum Big Get Together - electrifying entertainment, awesome live acts and great food
Dunedin Fringe Festival - quirky and a bit different aye

May

Regent Theatre 24 hour Book Sale – bags of books for a bargain
Model Train Show – lots of model trains, big & small at Forbury Park

June

Dunedin Midwinter Carnival  - a beautiful procession of lanterns
Polar Plunge - a midwinter dip in the sea!
New Zealand International Science Festival (biennial) - make learning fun!

July

Cadbury Chocolate Carnival - many events including the famous Giant Jaffa Race on Baldwin St

December

Santa Parade - colourful and fascinating floats parading the main street
New Years Eve - live entertainment & fireworks in the Octagon

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