Annual Events in Lake Wanaka
There’s something to look forward to year-round. From time-honoured music festivals to international race events to celebrations of art, culture and community, there’s an event to suit everyone – in fact, there’s usually more than one!
Every year Lake Wanaka is the destination of choice for a number of exciting, enticing and exceptional annual events. An unbeatable location, extraordinary teams of passionate organisers and volunteers, and the support from the entire community bring these events back over and over again.
Plan your year in advance and check out the annual events that make your must do!
January: New Year Yacht Regatta,Wanaka Rodeo & The Big Easy Mountain Bike & Run
February: Challenge Wanaka & Rippon Music Festival (2018)
March: Wanaka A&P Show, Motutapu Mountain Bike & Running Events, Southern Lakes Half Marathon & Warbirds over Wanaka (2018)
April: Contact Epic Mountain Bike Race, Festival of Colour (2017) & Autumn Arts School
July: New Zealand Mountain Film Festival
August: Winter Games NZ (2017), Merino Muster & Freeski Open NZ
September: Burton High Five
October: Aspiring Conversations, Wanakafest, Red Bull Defiance & Deans Bank 10 Hour Race
December: New Year Celebrations & Rhythm & Alps