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 and food 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 9:00am – 2:00pm every Saturday until 17 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 Arrowtown. Offering an excellent range of high quality products that are produced locally and sold by the producers themselves, the Arrowtown Market runs from 10:00am – 2:00pm every Sunday 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 the end of March. Margo's head chef, Matt Tobin, will be serving up his favourite Mexico inspired brunch creations paired with tasty breakfast cocktails for just $50 per person. For more information and tickets, see here.
Queenstown Adventure Film Festival: 5 March 2021
The Queenstown Adventure Film Festival will be held on 5th March at Coronet Peak. Spend the evening watching an inspiring collection of adventure films and connecting with the people who created them in one of New Zealand's most incredible locations.
Find out more here.
Motatapu: 6 March 2021
The iconic Motatapu off road multi-sport event returns in 2021 with four epic races, the 47km Mountain Bike Race, 15km Miners Trail, 42km Marathon and 51km Ultra Run. Held on one incredible day, the Motatapu is a unique event in which you can experience the breathtaking high country terrain and traverse the Motatapu, Soho and Glencoe Stations between Wanaka and Queenstown.
Find out more about Motatapu here.
Macpac Motatapu, shot by @macpac
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, located in Queenstown's wine region Gibbston, on 13 March. Find out more here.
Brother and 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.
Find out more and get your tickets here.
Arrowtown Autumn Festival: 22 – 26 April 2021
The Akarua Arrowtown Autumn Festival provides a superb reason to get out and enjoy Arrowtown's beautiful autumn colours, sample local cuisine, partake in a workshop or even do some native tree planting. Each day of the festival brings a host of great events and workshops to this stunning historic gold mining town with something for the whole family.
Events such as the Roaring 20's Prohibition Party, the Autumn Long Lunch, the ASB Market Day, and the Pie Pint and Pinot, are staple events of the yearly festival and are not to be missed.
Find out more about the fantastic programme of events for this year's Autumn Festival here.
LUMA Southern Light Project: 4 - 7 June 2021
Immerse yourself in illuminated art in and around the Queenstown Gardens on Queen's Birthday Weekend. The LUMA Southern Light Project transforms the gardens and lakefront into a dazzling display of glowing art, so layer up, grab a picnic blanket and meander over to the Queenstown Gardens, you won’t regret it.
The event is just $5 entry for the whole weekend (kids are free!) and showcases a curated collection of stunning light installations and sculptures. There will also be pop up events held in the town centre and an art walk along Marine Parade. It's an event not to be missed.
More information and tickets can be found here.