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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.

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Featured Events

04 Feb
events Community 04 Feb 2022

Queenstown Bike Festival

Queenstown Bike Festival: 4-12 February 2022 The festival is jam-packed with events for everyone....

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...

19 Mar
events Sporting 19 Mar 2022

New Zealand Sotheby's International Realty Queenstown Marathon 2021

EVENT RESCHEDULED: The current COVID-19 Delta outbreak and accompanying lockdowns and restrictions...

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...

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September - November

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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.