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Festival Events

The Queenstown Winter Festival will be jam-packed with fantastic events across Thursday 22 June - Sunday 25 June.  Check back as our second event releases will be on Thursday 27 April!

Tickets are on sale to the General Public on the 8th May at 12noon

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Events, Venues & Entertainers 2017

Events 2017

22 Jun

Comedy Night

Need a good belly laugh? An ab workout? Come along to the popular Comedy Night!

22 Jun

Monteith's Dog Derby

The Dog Derby is one of the longest-standing events on the Winter Festival calendar

22 Jun

Monteith's Dog Barking

Think your canine has what it takes to be the ruler of all barks? Bring them along to the Monteith's Dog Barking Competition and earn the title.

22 Jun

SKYCITY Winter Quiz

SKYCITY Queenstown’s annual Winter Festival Quiz has become a festival favourite.

22-25 Jun

Atomic Pop-up Caravan Cafe

Atomic are proud to be supplying you coffee all festival long from the Festival Hub!

23 Jun

Old Mout Dodgeball Championships

Consider yourself an artful dodger? Slippery character? Got yourself a mean arm? Then you really should enter the Old Mout Dodgeball Championships

23 Jun

NZSki Business Lunch

23 Jun

Real Journeys Friday Night Party & Fireworks

Keep your Festival going with a bang at the Friday Night Party & Fireworks!

23 Jun

Real Journeys Thank You Cruise

The TSS Earnslaw will host a Thank You Cruise that will culminate with sitting pole position on the lakefront to watch the fireworks!

23 Jun

Ice Hockey - SKYCITY Stampede vs Botany Swam (Fri 23 June)

High speed and with plenty of action, see Queenstown's own SKYCITY Stampede take on the Botany Swarm

24 Jun

JUCY Undy 500

JUCY Undy 500 part of the iHeartRadio Day on the Bay - not to be missed! Starting from 12pm, Sat 24 June.

24 Jun

Opening of Night Skiing

Head to Coronet Peak for the opening night of Night Skiing for the 2017 season!

24 Jun

Mitre 10 Mega Raft Race

It’ll be “Ahoy Matey” as a collection of rogue Pirates and Buccaneers take to the lake in their handmade vessels - get your entry in!

24 Jun

Macpac PechaKucha

20 slides: 20 seconds. Don't miss the very popular Macpac PechaKucha event.

24 Jun

iHeartRadio Day on the Bay

What a day on the bay! Come down for the hilarity and craziness of the iHeartRadio Day on the Bay!

24 Jun

The Hits 90.4 Birdman

If you enjoy watching crazy, brave, and enthusiastic people launch themselves into icy cold Lake Wakatipu, don't miss this!

24 Jun

Macpac Mountain Bikes on Snow

Does wheeling your way down a snowy course sound like fun? Of course it does!

24 Jun

Auckland Airport Suitcase Race

Come join the fun at the Auckland Airport Suitcase Race during Opening of Night Skiing.

24 Jun
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The very popular SKYCITY Ball will be held on Saturday 24 June.

24 Jun

Ice Hockey - SKYCITY Stampede vs Botany Swam (Sat 24 June)

High speed and with plenty of action, see Queenstown's own SKYCITY Stampede take on the Botany Swarm.

24 Jun

Bobsled Championships

Show off your skills at our Bobsled Championships!

25 Jun

Macpac Skin to Summit

Have you always wanted to try skinning? Or already a pro? Get out of bed and ‘skin’ from the Base Building to the top of Coronet Peak.

25 Jun

Auckland Airport Carnival

The Auckland Airport Carnival is the Winter Festival finale and is all about celebrating Queenstown and the diverse communities that live here.