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Festival Info

WINTER STARTS HERE and we’re proud of it!  Thursday 22 - Sunday 25 June 2017

It's a four day extravaganza of Queenstown's unique culture and community with street parties, fireworks, international and local acts, comedy, family fun, and plenty of Mountain Mayhem.

Festival Info is where you will find all the handy tips and tricks to plan your Festival, where you can book your accommodation, check out our Festival Partners and read all our latest news.

To be the first updated on Festival please join our mailing list or like our Facebook page. 

Tickets are on sale now! To see our entire Day by Day programme of events - please download here. To enter in some of our fantastic events and be in to WIN some awesome prizes head to 'Festival Events to Enter'. We've also done the hard work for your and chosen the top picks for a Girls GetawayBoys WeekendFamiliesFood & Beverage Lovers or Mountain Fun.

If you are a business looking how to get involved, the Festival offers local businesses not only a programme of hosting opportunities but also a platform to expose their brand, out of the square team building and professional development ideas and ways to give back to their community. Check out your options here

Locals: Please click here to download our Road Closures & Event Set Up Notifications.


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Countdown to Festival opening

The bright lights, fireworks and star attractions of the 43rd Queenstown Winter Festival will shine even brighter on Queenstown and its annual winter celebrations coming straight after winter solstice and the shortest day of the year.

New sponsor for Queenstown Winter Festival a local hero

Media release 20 April 2017: Real Journeys fires up for Queenstown Winter Festival‘s 2017 Friday Night Party & Fireworks

One hundred days to go!

13 March 2017
One hundred days to go before the start of the 43rd Queenstown Winter Festival, planning is well underway as the team behind the scenes is creating an action-packed programme for the new four-day format.

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Carnival atmosphere on the last day of the 43rd Queenstown Winter Festival

For attendees trying to take in every last event in the 43rd Queenstown Winter Festival before the end of the jam-packed four-day weekend of festivities the day started at dawn in the mountains and will end under a crisp and starry night in downtown Queenstown.