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
A highlight in our exhibition calendar, The Review has been celebrating the extraordinary work of our artists since 2010.


Milford Galleries, Queenstown
Nigel Brown presents New Zealand as a living entity, capturing our change from the land conquering colonist to land protector.


Queenstown Memorial Centre, Queenstown
The NZ Mountain Film Festival is internationally recognised as one of the world’s premiere mountain film events. It showcases world class adventure films, filmmakers, inspirational speakers and topics


Craft Market 1 Earnslaw Park, Queenstown
The "Creative Queenstown Arts and Crafts Markets" are set in a vibrant colourful arena, where visual and performing arts meld together for the public and visitors to enjoy.


Queenstown and surrounding areas, Queenstown
The South Island’s biggest winter multisport event in its 22nd year attracts a strong field of multisport competitors from around the South Island .


Rydges Lakeland Resort, Queenstown
Take a photowalk with multi-award winning husband and wife duo Mike Langford and Jackie Ranken, who just happen to call Queenstown their home.


Queenstown, Wanaka and nearby skifields, Queenstown
One of the world’s top five winter sports events. Watch Olympic stars compete for glory and join the biggest party on southern snow with a full downtown festival programme - it's all free!


Queenstown and surrounding areas, Queenstown
Gay Ski Week QT is 8 nights and 7 days of fun either on or off the snow. All areas are catered for in this event whether you are a snow bunny or not, we look forward to seeing you very soon.


The Find, Queenstown
The MoreFM Opening Party for Gay Ski Week QT is an event not to be missed.


Loco, Queenstown
Pop along to Loco Cantina for a fun night of socialising, music and a huge amount of foam.


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