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Dive in and 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.

Check out Events In Southland | Your Back-Yard Events Calendar for a full list of events.

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!

Southland's Current Season: Autumn (March-May) 

Hamilton Park - Gore
Gore District Council

Autumn Event Guide

Roll your shoulders back, indulge your soul, and let your senses overload with autumn events so wholesome - you could serve them at a country picnic.

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! 

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 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

Te Anau Enduro

The Te Anau Enduro is probably the most laidback, active fun you’ll ever have. Complete as many laps as you can on and around beautiful Lake Te Anau. Read More

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