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 NZSotheby's Realty Queenstown MarathonLuma Southern Light Project 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 all set amongst a spectacular lake and alpine backdrop.


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Featured Events

30 May
events Art, Culture & Theatre 30 May 2024

LUMA - Southern Light Project

Switch on your winter with LUMA24. Once again we’re taking over the Queenstown Gardens over King’s...

07 Jun
events Art, Culture & Theatre 07 Jun 2024

Wao Film Festival 2024 - Queenstown

WAO FILM FESTIVAL EXPANDS TO QUEENSTOWN! Wao is bringing some of the best films from the Wao Film...

27 Jun
events Art, Culture & Theatre 27 Jun 2024

NZ Mountain Film Festival

If you love adventure, the NZ Mountain Film Festival is for you. Our films will inspire and...

28 Jun
events Music 28 Jun 2024

Matariki Arrowtown Kā-Muriwai

Matariki Arrowtown Kā-Muriwai returns on Friday 28th June 2024 With a refreshed name and committee...

22 Aug
events Other 22 Aug 2024

Winter Pride 2024

Winter Pride: the largest winter rainbow festival in the southern hemisphere celebrating love,...


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June - August

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September - November

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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.