October is an exciting time to be in Dunedin. The month kicks off with the second ever craft beer and food festival, and continues with a dose of creative revitalisation of the southern part of the city. Book a Dunedin car hire with Hertz to get the most out of your trip.
4 Oct 2014 - Forsyth Barr Stadium
Otago’s brewing heritage comes to the forefront at this festival, back for a second year and it’s even better, with a handy electronic payment system rather than relying on physical tokens.
Expect a spread of the very best food, beers and live music to wash it all down with. Local restaurants are cooking up special menus for the event and local producers will be making a showing as well with their fresh produce, meats and artisan products.
The brewing industry is particularly innovative and keen to show off its latest offerings as well as educate punters on their techniques. Sample drops from breweries all around the country (and even further afield – Beer without Borders will be bringing samples from all around the globe) but with a particular focus, of course, on Otago.
Kids 14 and under enjoy free entry and will be kept amused in the children’s zone with face painting, balloons, games and entertainment aplenty. The sports pitch is the perfect venue – there’s room to spread out and enjoy the range of stalls and taste great food and beer all made with love.
12 Oct 2014
World-renowned artists will be descending on Dunedin to join forces with a local crew. Together, this creative contingent is setting out to overhaul and beautify walls in the southern part of the city. Over 10 days they’ll work to create a street art trail through the Warehouse Precinct and surrounds, using walls and spaces big and large to craft eye-catching murals.
It’s a big task but an important one, commissioned to tap into the history of the area, attract visitors and revitalise locals. Given Dunedin’s heritage – it had both the country’s first art gallery and art society – it’s a fitting undertaking.
18 Oct 2014 – Vogel St
New Zealand isn’t generally known for its block parties but as part of its Arts Festival and the Warehouse Precinct revitalisation, Dunedin will be putting on an extravaganza in the Vogel St neighbourhood. Walls will be transformed by street artists and buildings will be opening their doors to show off their reinvigorated interiors. On the 18th Vogel St will close to traffic and turn up the carnival colours, with music, performances and street vendors galore.