Queenstown Events

Queenstown’s calendar is packed with events and festivals all year round.

You’ll find great events in Queenstown every season, all set amongst a spectacular lake and alpine backdrop.

The Queenstown Winter Festival kicks off with a bang in June every year to celebrate the arrival of winter. Throughout the season you’ll find world-class film festivals, ski and snowboard events including the biennial New Zealand Winter Games as well as entertainment on and off the mountain.

When spring and summer arrive so do the outdoor concerts featuring local and international acts, competitive sporting events, markets, family events, and New Year’s Eve celebrations.

Red and gold takeover the landscape in autumn and nearby Arrowtown celebrates with the ten-day Arrowtown Autumn Festival as well as the Motatapu off-road event.

Many events are free, most are family-friendly and all are memorable.

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Milford Galleries, Queenstown
Neal Palmer’s new paintings are giant yet intimate, welcoming us in and then seducing us with their geometries.

Reading Cinema, Queenstown
The International Fly Fishing Film Festival™ consists of short and feature length films produced by professional filmmakers from all corners of the globe, showcasing the culture of fly fishing.

Queenstown Memorial Centre, Queenstown
The timeless tale of Little Orphan Annie is back, giving a whole new generation the chance to experience this classic musical about never giving up hope.

Colonel's Homestead Restaurant, Queenstown
Join us for an ultimate whisky tasting event combined with a gourmet meal at the Colonel's Homestead Restaurant, a lake cruise on the TSS Earnslaw Vintage Steamship and live entertainment.

Icon Conference Room, Queenstown
This year the lecture is being presented by an architect from Melbourne; Sean Godsell.

Queenstown Gardens, Queenstown
LUMA Art Walk is part of the LUMA Southern Light Project, taking place over Queen's Birthday weekend in the Queenstown Gardens.

Queenstown Gardens, Queenstown
Lighting up Queenstown Gardens for a very special weekend.

Earnslaw Park, Queenstown
‘Winter Starts Here’ so come and kick start the Queenstown Winter Festival with a bang at the American Express Opening Party and Fireworks!

Skyline Queenstown, Queenstown
Brought to you by 2degrees, Queenstown Chamber of Commerce and Destination Queenstown, this event is an annual favourite for the Queenstown business community.

Winter Festival 2013 Opening Night Fireworks Queenstown and surrounding areas, Queenstown
Mark your calendars now… the dates for the Southern Hemisphere’s biggest winter celebration are officially locked and loaded for next year!

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