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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, Welcome to WinterSotheby'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

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Featured Events

24 Jun
events Music 24 Jun 2022

Matariki Arrowtown Lights

Matariki Arrowtown Lights is a free 3-day cultural event taking place in the heart of Arrowtown/Kā...

30 Jun
events Sporting 30 Jun 2022

NZ Mountain Film Festival

The 20th NZ Mountain Film Festival presents a wide range of films, guest speakers, and presentations...

07 Jul
events Music 07 Jul 2022

Welcome to Winter

The coolest season is almost here. Grab your mates and and block out your calendar because...

08 Jul
events Music 08 Jul 2022

Mitch James and band LIVE: TomTom Sound Stage

The TomTom Welcome to Winter Sound Stage is proud to present Mitch James and band LIVE in Queenstown...

09 Jul
events Music 09 Jul 2022

stellar* LIVE: TomTom Sound Stage

The TomTom Welcome to Winter Sound Stage is proud to present stellar* LIVE with lead vocalist Boh...

17 Aug
events Music 17 Aug 2022

Coronet Peak 75th

Coronet Peak’s jam-packed 75th programme boasts a full line up of nostalgic and glamorous events...

26 Aug
events Art and Culture 26 Aug 2022

Winter Pride Festival 2022

Welcome to Winter Pride 2022! The largest Winter Pride festival in the Southern Hemisphere. We’re...

07 Sep
events Music 07 Sep 2022

Snow Machine Festival

Four days of music, snow and après adventure awaits! Ski The Remarkables & Coronet Peak by day,...

19 Nov
events Sporting 19 Nov 2022

New Zealand Sotheby's International Realty Queenstown Marathon 2022

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

04 Mar
events Community 04 Mar 2023

Macpac Motatapu

The iconic Macpac Motatapu 2023 is set for Saturday 4 March. This is a bucket list event with the...

What's on in Queenstown

Queenstown Event Information

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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.