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Real Journeys Queenstown Winter Festival

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!

Real Journeys Queenstown Winter Festival

21st Jun 2018 - 24th Jun 2018

WINTER STARTS HERE! 

Icons don't just happen overnight; the American Express Queenstown Winter Festival 2018 has had over 40 glorious years to perfect it!

Way back in 1975 a bunch of locals decided that the start of winter was a great excuse to have a party. They organised races on the mountain and in town, lollies for the kids, beers for the grown-ups, a concert or two and a town-wide ball, all of which made the festival a great success. News spread quickly and the next year people came from further afield to join the festivities.

Since then the Queenstown Winter Festival has evolved into New Zealand's and perhaps the Southern Hemisphere's biggest celebration of winter! The 2018 festival will continue with the new 4 day format. The festival extravanganza will pack in Queenstown's unique culture and community with street parties, fireworks, international and local acts, comedy, family fun and plenty of mountain mayhem.

Queenstown will be a-buzz with around 45,000 people celebrating the arrival of winter in true Queenstown style.

INFO & DATES:

For more information about what's on for Queenstown Winter Festival visit www.winterfestival.co.nz. Dates for the American Express Queenstown Winter Festival 2018 are Thursday 21st June - Sunday 24th June See you there!


WHAT'S ON

The festival will continue in 2018 with the new 4 day format, the official celebration to mark the beginning of Queenstown’s winter season. 

Thursday 21st June

12pm Festival Village and Live Music

4pm Matariki Torchlight Procession

        Legends of Steel - Brecon Street Rail Showdown

5pm Real Journeys Festival Welcome

8pm Skycity Winterfest Quiz

9pm Winterfest Comedy Night

Friday 22nd June

From 10am - Cardrona Mountain Festival - Dog Derby, Snow tubing and more!

12pm Festival Village and Live Music

12pm Old Mout Dodgeball Championships

5pm Real Journeys Winter Friday Fireworks (Fireworks 7pm)

9pm Winterfest Comedy Night

Saturday 23nd June

From 10am - Cardrona Mountain Festival - Dog Derby, Snow tubing and more!

12pm Festival Village and Live Music

12pm Mitre 10 mega DIY challenge

          iHeart Radio Day

          TheHits 90.4 Birdman

          JUCY Undy 500

          Go Orange Rafting Rampage

6.30pm Skycity ball

8.30pm L.A.B. Yuko-Zuna & Lord Echo DJ set

Sunday 24th June

From 10am - Cardrona Mountain Festival - Dog Derby, Snow tubing and more!

12pm Festival Village and Live Music

12pm QRC Hospo race

         The Black Seeds and The Feelers 25th Anniversary Tour

Cardrona - Macpac Tour de Cardies & Macpac Mountain Bikes on Snow

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