To the Ōamaru Heritage Celebrations 2023
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.
This year's theme is "Migration Stories" exploring how we all came here in search of a better life.
The 2023 Programme is now complete! The printed brochure is available at any branch of Waitaki Public Library, Whitestone City (12 Harbour St) and many other Oamaru locations.
Updates to the printed brochure can be seen on our Updates page, or by checking our Facebook page.
Please click the link below for the online programme. You can also sign up to our mailing list for updates on events and ticket information.
Sharing our Journeys
The Victorian Wardrobe
Want to join in and immerse yourself in the the experience but have no costume? Hire a Victorian costume from our very own talented Victorian seamstresses.