SILENT DISCO DANCING TOUR
Jun
20
to Jun 23

SILENT DISCO DANCING TOUR

Experience Queenstown’s very first Silent Disco Dancing Tour!

Hitting the streets of Queenstown 3 times a day, 4 days of festival!

This musically instructed adventure aims to have your groovy moves on display and your pop star voices set to loud! Hi-tech headsets will fill your body with beats, and your favourite hits from across the decades. Leave your inhibitions behind and join our Chief Groovers in the most fun dancing and walking in the streets you’ve ever had!

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FESTIVAL VILLAGE
Jun
20
to Jun 23

FESTIVAL VILLAGE

Our Festival Village located in Earnslaw Park is open daily from 12noon - 5pm with an extended opening on Friday (till 7:30pm)
Pop down and join in the fun. Click on the event title to learn more about whats happening every day

FREE EVENT
VENUE : EARNSLAW PARK

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STEAMER WHARF HOSPO RACE
Jun
20
12:00 PM12:00

STEAMER WHARF HOSPO RACE

It is time to pick your best for the battle of Queenstown’s top service staff!

Festival celebrates everything that is Queenstown - and we are made up of some amazing hospitality workers helping Queenstown tick over day and night. This is your opportunity to shine as the best performing team in the resort!

FREE EVENT
VENUE: EARNSLAW PARK

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MATARIKI TORCHLIGHT HIKOI
Jun
20
4:00 PM16:00

MATARIKI TORCHLIGHT HIKOI

Queenstown celebrates Matariki in an iconic Torchlight Hikoi through our streets and onto Marine Parade where you will be greeted by a breath taking cultural welcome.

Fire torches available for purchase otherwise FREE to attend.

TICKETED EVENT (IF YOU WANT A FIRE TORCH) - MUST PRE-REGISTER
VENUE: EARNSLAW PARK

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MONTEITH'S DOG DERBY
Jun
21
12:00 PM12:00

MONTEITH'S DOG DERBY

Festival's original event the Monteith's Dog Derby is back for 2019 and is as exciting as ever! 1.2km of pure adrenaline for your and your canine buddy as you flee down the mountain side while the crowds cheer you on.

TICKETED EVENT
VENUE: CARDRONA ALPINE RESORT

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REAL JOURNEYS FRIDAY FIREWORKS
Jun
21
5:00 PM17:00

REAL JOURNEYS FRIDAY FIREWORKS

What would Winter Fest be without our Friday night Fireworks? Lake Wakatipu lights up as we continue our winter celebration with our 7pm fireworks display and live music from local heroes The Cellar Doors, Wellington party starters the Richter City Rebels, chart topper Mitch James and super group L.A.B. on the Bath House stage. We also may throw in a wee surprise for you…..Wrap up warm as you’re going to want to stay out late.

FREE EVENT
VENUE: QUEENSTOWN BAY, EARNSLAW PARK & BATH HOUSE STAGE

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AJ HACKETT BIRDMAN
Jun
22
12:00 PM12:00

AJ HACKETT BIRDMAN

— REGO’S ARE NOW FULL —

We’ve got together with our mates over at AJ Hackett Bungy and given the old Birdman a bit of a shake up - so if you’ve enjoyed watching the crazy, brave, and enthusiastic people launch themselves into icy cold Lake Wakatipu over the years, you don’t want to miss the AJ Hackett Birdman competition.

FREE EVENT - MUST PRE-REGISTER
VENUE : QUEENSTOWN BAY

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GO ORANGE SPLASH FOR CASH
Jun
22
12:00 PM12:00

GO ORANGE SPLASH FOR CASH

— REGO’S ARE FULL —

Reintroducing a classic throwback, the Splash for Cash is a good old swimming race. Yes, it’ll be bloody cold but hey - you could win a wad of cash and reign supreme as a champion.

FREE EVENT - MUST PRE-REGISTER
VENUE : QUEENSTOWN BAY

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MORE FM DAY ON THE BAY
Jun
22
12:00 PM12:00

MORE FM DAY ON THE BAY

What a day on the bay! Hilarity ensues with the merciless JUCY Undy 500, and the exhilarating lunacy of AJ Hackett Birdman. You’ll catch a chance to see the Vincent Holdings Jetsprints, and we may even throw in a surprise or two.  

VENUE : QUEENSTOWN BAY

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SKYCITY BALL PRESENTS STUDIO 54
Jun
22
to Jun 23

SKYCITY BALL PRESENTS STUDIO 54

— SOLD OUT —

Sorry team, this one was just too popular and sold out in 7.15 hours!

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Studio 54 re-opens its doors and invites you into New York City, 1977. Leave your inhibitions at home and come with us on a journey back in time to an era that allowed your individuality to dazzle through the power of disco.

VENUE : BUS STOP ON LOWER BEACH STREET, BY FESTIVAL INFO HUB (by Earnslaw Park)

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AUDIOLOGY PRESENTS A NIGHT OF DRUM & BASS ft FLOWIDUS
Jun
22
to Jun 23

AUDIOLOGY PRESENTS A NIGHT OF DRUM & BASS ft FLOWIDUS

NZ’s premium drum and bass brand makes its way into beautiful Queenstown with a one-off show featuring Dnb superstars from across the ditch. Flowidus have had a run of sold out NZ shows since blowing up on George FM in 2018, and you’ll be one of the first to hear their brand new EP at this event!

TICKETED EVENT
VENUE: MEMORIAL CENTRE

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TOUR DE CARDIES
Jun
23
7:00 AM07:00

TOUR DE CARDIES

Have you always wanted to try skinning? Or already a pro? Get out of bed and ‘skin’ a full loop up at Cardrona! Capture the gorgeous sunrise views from Cardrona - what a way to kick of winter!

TICKETED EVENT
VENUE : CARDRONA ALPINE RESORT

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UKES AND THE NUKES
Jun
23
12:00 PM12:00

UKES AND THE NUKES

Over this week the Nukes (Auckland) have been hosted by a number of local primary schools in the Queenstown area to run participatory workshops and shows . We showcase the finale of this project with  a mass performance featuring all the schools for you this afternoon in Earnslaw Park, so bring the whanau down (and maybe a blanket) to support our local children as they show off their new Ukelele and performance  talents.

FREE EVENT
VENUE: FESTIVAL VILLAGE

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QUEENSTOWN MARDI GRAS
Jun
23
5:00 PM17:00

QUEENSTOWN MARDI GRAS

—SOLD OUT—


NZ’s favourite Winter Festival’s combine in Queenstown for the first time in 2019.  Featuring 2 massive stages and 7 hours of international and local artists, it can only be the Queenstown Mardi Gras!

TICKETED EVENT
VENUE: CORONET PEAK

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