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Festivals & Events

There is always something on in Queenstown, whether it be the main events like the Queenstown Winter Festival, the Queenstown Bike Festival and the Summerdaze Festival or the one-day events like the Queenstown Marathon or Motatapu Race. The event calendar is jam packed all year round with loads of great things to get involved in, so check out what's on in Queenstown while you are in town and get amongst it!

Queenstown Blues and Roots Festival

Queenstown Blues and Roots Festival

26th Apr 2014

A new music festival in Queenstown is set to be a standout event on the South Island entertainment calendar.

The first Queenstown Blues & Roots Festival, a one-day outdoor event to be held at the Queenstown...more

Jacks Point Trail Run

Jacks Point Trail Run

3rd Sep 2016

7km Trail Run and Half Marathon

Created to show off our backyard, Jacks Point Trail Run is set at the foot of The Remarkables opposite Queenstown. Jacks Point is remote yet accessible terrain and the course takes in...more

Gibbston Wine and Food Festival

Gibbston Wine and Food Festival

18th Mar 2017

Celebrating 10 Years!

Located in the beautiful Queenstown Gardens only 5 minutes walk from downtown Queenstown, the Gibbston Wine and Food Festival is produced by the wineries of the Gibbston region. Once a year...more

Torpedo7 Peak 2 Peak

Torpedo7 Peak 2 Peak

12th Aug 2017

The Peak 2 Peak is Queenstown's leading winter multi-sport race linking the two ski mountains of Remarkables and Coronet Peak.

Individuals and teams of 2-5 people race by skis/snowboard, mountain bike, kayak, foot and road...more

Gibbston Summer Concert

Gibbston Summer Concert

19th Jan 2019

The Gibbston Valley summer concert tour has become a must do on the Queenstown events calendar. Get ready for 3 classic rock bands set amongst the beautiful wine region surroundings of the Gibbston Valley. Tickets go on...more

Pink Star Walk Queenstown

Pink Star Walk Queenstown

13th Oct 2019

Be a pink star & walk for breast cancer!

Join the first ever Queenstown Pink Star Walk to raise funds for breast cancer research, patient support and breast education.

The Pink Star Walk events celebrate survivors,...more

Queenstown International Marathon

Queenstown International Marathon

18th Nov 2019

Yes it's coming back for it's 6th year in 2019!

Queenstown Marathon is a new international running festival incorporating 42km, 21km, 10km and 3km kids run options.

Set between the backdrop of the world renowned...more

Menopause The Musical

Menopause The Musical

7th Apr 2020

The original New York and Las Vegas hit Menopause The Musical® returns to New Zealand in 2020!

Four women at a lingerie sale have nothing in common but a black lace bra, memory loss, hot flushes, night sweats, not enough...more

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An insider's guide to a relaxing day in Glenorchy

An insider's guide to a relaxing day...

Take the beautiful lakeside drive from Queenstown to Glenorchy, a quaint wee village nestled at the head of Lake Wakatipu with lot’s to offer! The drive...read more

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