Remarkables Market

Every Saturday from September 2024 - April 2025

Find a fantastic selection of artisans selling crafts and gifts as well as a tasty selection of local produce at the weekly Remarkables Market, Saturdays 9am - 2pm through summer. Mingle with locals to the tunes of live music or laze in the sun and enjoy a picnic on the grass.

The Remarkables Market has a hefty goal of becoming New Zealand's first zero-waste market. Their handy mug library means you don't have to remember a reusable cup to help support their mission. Find out more about the Remarkables Market here

People walking through Remarkables marketThe Remarkables Market

Arrowtown Farmer's Market

Every Sunday mid-October - Easter

The Arrowtown Farmers’ Market is a seasonal, Sunday market held on the Library Green in historical Arrowtown, on the corner of Buckingham Street and Wiltshire Street. Here you'll find a range of local goods sold by the artists and artisans themselves. As well as fresh, delicious, locally-made food you can enjoy in the gorgeous park alongside the Library Green, or as you wander the nearby Arrow River Trail. 

These locally-loved markets run from 10am - 2pm every Sunday from Labour Weekend 2023 until Easter Weekend 2025. Find out more here.


New Zealand Sotheby's International Realty Queenstown Marathon

16 November 2024

The 'World’s Most Beautiful Marathon' incorporates 42.2km, 21km and 10km events and a 2.2km kids run option. The course takes in the best highlights of the Queenstown Lakes region on mostly hard-packed cycle trails. Afterwards, celebrate your achievements at one of Queenstown's restaurants or bars. 

The event will be supporting Queenstown Trails, with a portion of your entry fee going towards a $30,000 donation to the charitable trust that helps maintain and develop trails throughout our region. There's also the option to add an additional personal contribution when registering. Find out more or secure your spot here.

Queenstown Marathon Runner on the Lower Shotover BridgeNew Zealand Sotheby's International Realty Queenstown Marathon

Queenstown Bike Festival

January 2025

The Queenstown Bike Festival kicks off in late January with a jam-packed schedule of events including the legendary McGazza Fest, multi-disciplined races, pump track jams, coaching sessions and a lake jump competition.

From the Gorge Road Jump Park, technical trails at the Queenstown Bike Park, or the newly built Kerry Drive Pump Track, the festival showcases the world-class quality and variety of the Queenstown trails.

The festival aims to bring awareness to the benefits biking offers Queenstown's people and community and raise funds for the Queenstown Mountain Bike Club.

Whether you’re riding, volunteering or spectating, this is a summer event not to be missed. Keep an eye out for updates here.

Two mountain bikers getting air over a big jump in front of a crowd at the Queenstown Bike FestivalMcGazza Fest Party Train - Queenstown Bike Festival

Gibbston Valley Summer Concert

February 2025

Set against the iconic backdrop of Gibbston Valley Winery, the Gibbston Valley Queenstown Summer Concert is a sought-after event not to be missed on your summer concert calendar.

The event is wheelchair accessible, with a dedicated accessibility entry gate at the venue. Find more information, and tickets here.

Concert goers relaxing at the annual Gibbston Valley Summer ConcertGibbston Valley Summer Concert, credit: Neptune Entertainment & Still Vision

New Zealand Golf Open

27 February - 2 March 2025

New Zealand’s premier golfing event is an iconic sporting event that is steeped in both history and drama, dating back to 1907. In 2025, the 104th edition of the New Zealand Open will be played at Millbrook Resort.

The tournament will include a field of up to 156 amateurs and 156 professionals playing alongside one another.  The professional golfers will compete for the New Zealand Open title whilst simultaneously, a pairing of one professional and one amateur will play a best-ball format for the New Zealand Open Pro-Am Championship.

Spectator entry to the New Zealand Open is free for all ages. Find out more here.  

New Zealand Golf Open MillbrookNZ Golf Open at Millbrook


1 March 2024

The iconic Motatapu off-road event will be held on 1 March 2025. It's your one chance a year to run, bike or walk through some of the most stunning high country terrain in New Zealand, with six different events to choose from over one epic day.

$5 from your entry fee will be donated to Queenstown Trails to help maintain and develop our trails. There's also the option to add a personal donation when registering. To find out more or to secure your spot, see here.

Runners in the Motatapu RaceMotatapu

Plan your Queenstown local experience

Stay a bit longer to experience all Queenstown has to offer this summer – find more ways to immerse yourself in Queenstown’s natural beauty and connect with the locals in our 6-day travel itinerary

As you explore Queenstown, share your experiences with us on Instagram by tagging #QueenstownLive.