Remarkables Market: Saturdays from 9am-2pm
Expect to find a fantastic selection of local artisans selling crafts and gifts with a tasty selection of local produce available. Relax and enjoy the mellow vibes and outstanding 360° mountain views over a coffee and brunch. Located at The Remarkables Park Red Barn, the Market is open from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm every Saturday until 3 April 2021. Find out more here.
Arrowtown Market: Sundays from 10am-2pm
The Arrowtown Farmers’ Market is a seasonal, Sunday market held on the Library Green in Historical Arrowtown. Offering an excellent range of high quality products that are produced locally and sold by the producers themselves, the Arrowtown Market runs from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm every Sunday from Labour Weekend 2020 until Easter Weekend 2021. Find out more here.
Bottomless Brunch at Margo's Queenstown: every Saturday until end March
Start your weekend out right with bottomless brunch at Margo's Queenstown, running every Saturday from 11:00am-2:00pm until end March. Margo's head chef, Matt Tobin, will be serving up his favourite Mexico inspired brunch creations paired with tasty breakfast cocktails weekly for just $50 per person. For more information and tickets, see here.
Sunday Live at Kinross: every Sunday until start April
Kinross, located in Queenstown's wine hub Gibbston, is hosting Summer Sessions in their chilled garden setting every Sunday until the start of April. Each weekend there will be awesome live performances from local musicians, comedians and artists, from 3-5pm!
The sprawling garden provides ample room to bring the kids, lie on the grass, and enjoy a cold glass of rosé in the Central Otago sunshine! Pizza and platter options are available, as well as full lunch and dinner menus, or you could tie it in with a wine tasting and sample a selection of some of the top wines in the region. More information here.
Queenstown Bike Park
Vertigo Bikes Queenstown Ride More DH Series
Vertigo Bikes organises a summer downhill series in the Queenstown Bike Park along with other local tracks. Fantastic to spectate at and compete in, each event raises funds towards the Queenstown Mountain Bike Club who maintain Queenstown's mountain biking trails.
More about Vertigo Bikes DH Series here.
Crowded House - "To The Island" Tour: 13 March 2021
Following Neil Finn’s extremely successful world tour with Fleetwood Mac, Neil and Nick Seymour are energised and inspired to begin a new chapter in the Crowded House story. Presented by Live Nation, the Crowded House nationwide tour features founding members Neil Finn and Nick Seymour along with producer and keyboardist Mitchell Froom, guitarist and singer Liam Finn and drummer Elroy Finn.
Crowded House will perform at Gibbston Valley on the 13th March. Find out more here.
Brother- sister duo BROODS
Drax Project and BROODS at Coronet Peak: 21 March 2021
Two of New Zealand’s biggest acts, Drax Project and BROODS, will take centre stage at Coronet Peak on Sunday 21 March in this all-ages gig. The double header, presented by Corona, is set to be one of the biggest music events in Otago this summer.
Drax Project has had a whirlwind few years with their music topping charts around the globe. Their self-titled debut album dominated airwaves and included hit singles like ‘Woke up Late’ feat. Hailee Steinfeld and ‘Catching Feelings’ feat. SIX60.
Brother- sister duo BROODS (Caleb and Georgia Nott) are one of the most celebrated young bands to emerge out of New Zealand in the last decade. The pair recently returned from LA, and this will be one of their first appearances back on home soil.
Find out more and get your tickets here.