The Edinburgh Realty eNewsletter

Issue #96 | April 2021


What’s on in Otago this April

This month there’s a lot to see and do outdoors in Otago. Let’s make the most of these stunning Autumn days and support some outstanding local events.

This month, The Highlanders play two home games within a week, against the Chiefs on Saturday 10 and the Blues on Friday 16 April. Let’s get out there and cheer them on!

This Easter weekend, head to Central Otago for the Alexander Easter Market, 3 April at Pioneer Park. Browse the stalls and pick up some Easter treats. Then on 4 April, the Clyde Wine and Food Festival is the place to be for fine food and southern wine in a stunning setting.

If motorsport is your thing, get amongst the action this April with events throughout Otago. The Central Motor Speedway Easter Double promises fun and excitement for the whole family on Easter Friday and Sunday - with sprint car champs, a whole range of classes and a demolition derby.

For two spectacular days of classic and historic circuit racing, check out the Highlands Festival of Speed on 9 - 10 April. Watch racing legends of days gone by battle it out on track. Then on 11 April, have a go yourself! Or at least watch local competitors do their thing. The Highlands Sprint Series is open to all those with the required motorsport licence and suitable vehicle.

On Friday 16 April, catch the rally cars and stars in the Otago Rally as they make their ceremonial start from the Octagon. Then grab a rally map and follow the action all weekend with 14 special stages including the Anzac Ave tarmac superstage at 3pm on Saturday.

If you’re a fan of The Chills, chances are you’re already guarding your precious ticket to the Dunedin Arts Festival concert on 17 April - a great opportunity to experience The Chills performing live in the ballroom at Larnach Castle. 

Mid school holidays from 22 - 28 April, Wild Dunedin has a programme of daily festival activities including Wild: Science, Movies, Weather, Arts, Trails and harbour exploration. Book now to keep your wild child amused these school hols.

And of course, don’t forget the fabulous Dunedin Arts Festival 6 - 25 April - details below.

Highlanders vs Chiefs – Forsyth Barr Stadium: Saturday 10th April

Highlanders vs Blues – Forsyth Barr Stadium: Friday 16th April

Alexandra Easter Markets - Pioneer Park: 3 April

Clyde Wine and Food Festival: 4 April

Central Motor Speedway: 2 & 4 April

Highlands Festival of Speed: 9 - 10 April

Highlands Sprint Series: 11 April

Otago Rally: 16 - 18 April

The Chills - Larnach Castle: 17 April

Wild Dunedin: 22 - 28 April

L to R (Top) Otago Rally, Wild Dunedin - Rewilding Tour: Possums' End, Alexandra Easter Markets (Bottom) The Chills, Highlands Festival of Speed, Clyde Wine and Food Festival