Event Info

Dunedin Midwinter Carnival

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WHAT

A celebration of winter in the city centre including a Carnival Procession featuring giant lanterns, large-scale projections, costumed dancers, musicians and hundreds of children carrying lanterns. In 2021 the event will feature two zones – the Octagon music and projection area and a Night Market on George Street.

WHEN

Saturday 26 June 2021 (postponement day 27 June). Start time 3:00pm

WHERE

The Octagon, Dunedin, and surrounding streets. All roads to the Octagon will be closed from 2:00pm

ENTRY

Koha/Donation of $5 recommended. Look out for Life Matters Suicide Prevention Trust collectors.

ACCESS

Wheel chair access available. Disabled drop off and pick up in Upper Stuart Street – please show your Disability Card. Adults please allow children and disabled to sit in front on road front during the Procession.

Lantern Workshops

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WHAT

The Mitre 10 MEGA Lantern Workshops will be held on the four weekends leading up to the main Midwinter Carnival event (26 June 2021). This is a great way for families to get involved while enjoying a creative activity together.

WHEN

29-30 May, 5-6 June, 12-13 June, 19-20 June

WHERE

Various locations in Dunedin

ENTRY

$10 per lantern

ACCESS

Wheelchair access available