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

15 Jul
events Family Friendly 15 Jul 2024

Ayrburn's Christmas Wonderland

Opening 29th of June and throughout July, Ayrburn is proud to unveil its boldest move yet, with a...

21 Aug
events Music 21 Aug 2024

Kaylee Bell Night Ski Party

Get yourself slopeside for one of the biggest Night Ski Parties of the season, Kaylee Bell headlines...

22 Aug
events Other 22 Aug 2024

Winter Pride 2024

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

03 Sep
events Music 03 Sep 2024

Snow Machine Queenstown

Welcome to Snow Machine Queenstown! Set across The Remarkables, Coronet Peak and a main arena in the...


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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.