Swing Riot Dunedin

king's birthday weekend

Welcome to the home of the Dunedin Swing Festival

Formerly the Midwinter Swing Festival, The Dunedin Swing Festival has become known for its fun-loving community and great atmosphere, even if it is a bit chilly.

Based in Ōtepoti Dunedin, New Zealand and running King's Birthday weekend, the Dunedin Swing Festival has a full schedule of social dancing and workshops to attend in Lindy Hop, Balboa, Blues and Solo Jazz. If you can’t make it to the full festival then we have options for individual events and workshops too.

We are proudly a safe space for all to come and dance.

We can't wait to dance with you!

Social Passes are available

Social Passes are available

Full passes have sold but Social Passes are still available and check out all the incredible things you can do with that hot little ticket.

Do it


The biggest event of the weekend with the Dunedin City Jazz Orchestra, Showcases and a late night event with live band, King Leo, thrown in.

Get your ticket