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Queenstown Events

Gay Ski Week

Plenty of outrageous fun is planned during this flamboyant event, from gourmet dining, dancing, and cabaret shows to on-mountain action and adventure activities.

Date: 31 August 2013 - 07 August 2013
Venue: Various venues.

New Zealand Open

Over 132 plays will descend on Queenstown for the New Zealand Open in 2014, the biggest golfing event in the country or many years. The tournament, a tier one event on the PGA Tour of Australasia, will be held at Queenstown's The Hills Golf Course and Millbrook Resort.

Date: 27 February 2014 - 03 March 2014
Venue: The Hills Golf Course and Millbrook Resort.

Gibbston Wine and Food Festival

Tuck into a range of delicious food and wine at this annual event, taking place in Queenstown and its surrounding areas. Numerous food stalls are set up stocked with everything from gourmet pies to smoked salmon and cheese platters. Talk with award-winning wine makers and chefs, with the admission price including three tokens for you to sample something exquisite.

Date: 15 March 2017 - 15 March 2017
(Date to be confirmed)
Venue: Various venues.


Arrowtown Autumn Festival

The town of bursts into a palette of beautiful golds, reds and burnt oranges in Autumn, so much so that artists and painters alike, are inspired to come here during the season. Arrowtown celebrates the arrival of autumn each year with a celebratory parade through the streets, performances from the locals and a vintage car parade, showing off some of the best-preserved classics in the area.

Date: 01 April 2017 - 30 April 2017
(Date to be confirmed)
Venue: Arrowtown.

Queenstown Winter Festival

Involves many events including arts workshops, comedy and parades.

Date: 24 June 2017 - 06 July 2017
(Date to be confirmed)
Venue: Venues in and around Queenstown.

Queenstown International Jazz Festival

A high quality event with over 100 musicians and performers from around the globe.

Date: 25 October 2017 - 27 October 2017
(Date to be confirmed)
Venue: Various venues.

New Year's Eve fireworks

Queenstown annual celebrates New Year's Eve with live music, DJs and a spectacular firework display.

Date: 31 December 2017 - 31 December 2017
(Date to be confirmed)
Venue: Earnslaw Park.