Harbour Street Jazz and Blues Festival

Otago Anniversary Weekend * 23-25 March 2024

Precinct Events

Apart from our annual Victorian Fete, the Victorian Precinct is also host to some incredible events throughout the year.


16-19 NOVEMBER 2023

This year's theme is "Migration Stories" exploring how we all came here in search of a better life.


The Ōamaru Victorian Heritage Celebrations re-create the colour and atmosphere of 19th-century Ōamaru and Waitaki. The many 19th-century limestone buildings in the town and around the region are the setting for a range of events throughout the week including dances, traditional music, Victorian-style food, historical talks, a garden party, Victorian fashion, penny farthing races, concerts, and more.  

Ōamaru is home of the famous Harbour Street Victorian Precinct, with fascinating stories about how the town’s “boom-and-bust” ​history created these unique streetscapes.

Whether you are watching, participating or both, in street clothes, Victorian fashion, or your own style, the Ōamaru Victorian Heritage Celebrations offers something for everyone to enjoy.


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