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Explore Southland's amazing array of events catering to foodies, beer fanatics, courageous souls, heritage, culture, sports fans, music-goers, and many more. It's no wonder people come from far and wide to experience the region's phenomenal offerings on Southland's picture-perfect back doorstep.

If you'd like to submit an event, you can get your event listed on southlandnz.com for free.

Discover Southland's Event Guides

Explore our event guides set up to help you find an event that interests you by event category and season!

Lake Hauroko - Western Southland

Winter Event Guide

Frosty mornings give way to fine and vibrant celebrations of music, culture, heritage and high-street fashion for Southland’s winter events.

Southland's Unmissable Events

Looking for an event you won't want to miss? Appreciate reading each event's tale through the seasons, which is told through the eyes of a storyteller and enjoy a sneak peek video highlight, which is sure to entice you into coming south. The full line-up of Southland's Unmissable Events calendar is waiting to be discovered below! 

Night of the Arts

Night of the Arts (NoTA) is a mid-winter celebration of Murihiku Southland’s vibrant, local arts scene. It’s perfectly timed for a wonderfully weird and inspiring wander around… Read More

Southland A&P Show

If you think you know A&P shows, you might be in for a surprise. On the first Saturday of March each year, the Southland A&P Show bursts into spectacular life at picturesque Donovan Park in… Read More


Get ready for Southland’s most Southland event, Rootstock: a paddock festival celebrating the humble swede. Think swandries and gumboots, local music, and plenty of swedes to be pulled up and… Read More

Men's Muster Fiordland

Laugh your way to a newer you at the Men’s Muster Fiordland. The annual event is set in the picturesque lakeside location of Te Anau, with the majestic and jaw-dropping World Heritage Area of Fiordland… Read More

Southland Events