Thieves Alley Market Day
A hugely popular event in the Dunedin summer calendar, the Thieves Alley Market Day takes place in the Octagon and surrounding streets of Dunedin’s city centre. Entertainment and street performers as well as hundreds of stalls selling an array of crafts, jewelry, art, clothing, local delicacies and more, this is a great day out for the whole family.
Thieves Alley Market Day is generally held in February each year.
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Dunedin iD Fashion
One of the top events on the New Zealand fashion calendar has been Dunedin’s very own iD Fashion Week. High profile international and Kiwi designers and emerging fashion labels converge in a unique fashion mash-up like no other! The event is packed with exhibitions, designer talks, pop-up stores, fashion films and exclusive behind-the-scenes encounters.
Since 2020 and the onset of covid, the format and timing of iD Fashion events has been somewhat 'fluid' with separate events for established designers and emerging designers.
Check out the iD website for more information
Dunedin Midwinter Carnival
The Dunedin Midwinter Carnival is a free public event held every year. It celebrates the passing of the Winter Solstice with an evening of beauty, light and incredible artistry. The event is held in the Octagon and usually takes place on the closest Saturday to the Winter Solstice. For updates on the next Midwinter Carnival visit the Dunedin Midwinter Celebrations Trust Facebook page.
Midwinter Facebook Page
Dunedin Craft Beer and Food Festival
Originally a celebration of Dunedin’s local craft breweries and now attracting brewers from around New Zealand, the Dunedin Craft Beer and Food Festival has run annually since 2013. Organised by the Otago University Student Association, this event is open to the public and provides plenty of food and entertainment to complement the vast array of lovingly brewed bevvies making their debut in the craft beer scene. Other associated events are held during the week leading up to the festival with local restaurants offering special degustation menus with palate-pleasing beer and food matches.
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Links to Dunedin tourism and events sites