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Events in Queenstown

Queenstown's event calendar is packed with festivals and entertainment year round.

Discover events big and small in Queenstown with a complete guide to the destination's best attractions.

The Winter Games NZ, Sotheby's Realty Queenstown Marathon, Crankworx Summer Series and New Zealand Golf Open are just some of the fantastic events hosted in Queenstown. Big or small, sporting, music or family-friendly, you’ll find great events in Queenstown and all set amongst a spectacular lake and alpine backdrop. Discover what's on in Queenstown.

Event Submission

Organising an event in Queenstown? Let everybody know. Submit your event details to get it displayed on our website.

Featured Events

13 Nov
events Sporting 13 Nov 2021

Cyclorama NZ

Cyclorama is New Zealand’s First E-Bike Festival running from the 13th to the 14th November 2021, in...

20 Nov
events Sporting 20 Nov 2021

New Zealand Sotheby's International Realty Queenstown Marathon 2021

The World’s Most Beautiful Marathon incorporating 42km, 21km, 10km and 2.2km kids run options. Set...

28 Nov
events Sporting 28 Nov 2021

Crankworx Summer Series New Zealand

Crankworx has announced the addition of a summer series festival in New Zealand. The multi-stop...

31 Dec
events Music 31 Dec 2021

New Year's Eve 2022

Where better to celebrate and bring in the New Year than one of the most beautiful places on the...

31 Mar
events Sporting 31 Mar 2022

New Zealand Open

The New Zealand Open, New Zealand’s premier golfing event is an iconic sporting event which is...

05 Mar
events Sporting 05 Mar 2022

Macpac Motatapu 2022

The iconic Motatapu returns in 2022 on 5th March with four iconic races, the 47km Mountain Bike...

Queenstown Event Information

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Annual Events

Getting Here & Around

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Seasonal Events

Winter Event Guide

June - August

Spring Event Guide

September - November

Summer Event Guide

December - February

Autumn Event Guide

March - May

Discover events further afield

The regions surrounding Queenstown also hold a plethora of wonderful events year round, from the Alexandra Blossom Festival to Ripe - Wanaka Food & Wine Festival, and events on and off the mountain.

Explore what's on in Lake Wānaka and Central Otago.



Southern Lakes Regional Event Funding

The purpose of the Regional Events Fund is to stimulate domestic inter and intra-regional visitation through funding events that will encourage expenditure missed by international visitor markets. Find out more information and how to apply below.