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What’s On

Queenstown is New Zealand’s adventure capital. It is also famed for its exciting calendar of events, from festivals to sports events and music concerts that attract international acts, athletes and musicians. 

In December and January, it’s no different. Here’s what you can expect to see across the festive season and new year. 

Sat Jan 0 5

Creative Queenstown Arts and Crafts Markets

Set in the vibrant colourful park downtown, the market meanders along the promenade with artisans, visual and performing artists from around the South Island.

Sat Jan 0 5

Remarkables Market

This is a Queenstown must do, predominantly for its incredible selection of local produce, deli food and tasty snack options. Come and relax, enjoy the mellow vibes, great food, artisan wares and outstanding mountain views. There’s a massive sandpit for the kids so it’s a great options for families with young kids. It is located close to a trampolining centre and go kart racing, so well placed for slightly older kids who don’t want to walk around the market.

Sun Jan 0 6

Arrowtown Farmers Market

A little weekly farmer’s market set in the picturesque and historic Arrowtown, about 20 minutes from Queenstown. This is a local’s favourite, loved for its delicious fresh produce, hand-made and artisan goods, and live music.

Sat Jan 1 2

Creative Queenstown Arts and Crafts Markets

Set in the vibrant colourful park downtown, the market meanders along the promenade with artisans, visual and performing artists from around the South Island.

Sat Jan 1 2

Remarkables Market

This is a Queenstown must do, predominantly for its incredible selection of local produce, deli food and tasty snack options. Come and relax, enjoy the mellow vibes, great food, artisan wares and outstanding mountain views. There’s a massive sandpit for the kids so it’s a great options for families with young kids. It is located close to a trampolining centre and go kart racing, so well placed for slightly older kids who don’t want to walk around the market.

Sun Jan 1 3

Arrowtown Farmers Market

A little weekly farmer’s market set in the picturesque and historic Arrowtown, about 20 minutes from Queenstown. This is a local’s favourite, loved for its delicious fresh produce, hand-made and artisan goods, and live music.

Mon Jan 1 4

Fat Freddy's Drop at the Queenstown Events Centre

Iconic Kiwi band fusingreggae, soul, jazz, rhythm and blues, is the perfect summer experience. The seven piece band will be supported by Unknown Mortal Orchestra.

Sat Jan 1 9

Creative Queenstown Arts and Crafts Markets

Set in the vibrant colourful park downtown, the market meanders along the promenade with artisans, visual and performing artists from around the South Island.

Sat Jan 1 9

Remarkables Market

This is a Queenstown must do, predominantly for its incredible selection of local produce, deli food and tasty snack options. Come and relax, enjoy the mellow vibes, great food, artisan wares and outstanding mountain views. There’s a massive sandpit for the kids so it’s a great options for families with young kids. It is located close to a trampolining centre and go kart racing, so well placed for slightly older kids who don’t want to walk around the market.

Sat Jan 1 9

Giant Minaret Burn Mountain Bike

An epic cross country mountain bike event designed by champion New Zealand adventurer and Ironman Braden Currie.

Sat Jan 1 9

Gibbston Valley Winery Summer Concert

Greenstone Entertainment presents Gibbston Valley Winery Summer Concert featuring Toni Childs, Supertramp and James Reyne (Australian Crawl) and Mark Seymour (Hunters & Collectors) at Gibbston Valley Vineyard. This annual concert is a huge drawcard for locals and guests from the region. Held during the day, concert goers complete the day out in Queenstown, for one of the town’s busiest nights!

Sun Jan 2 0

Arrowtown Farmers Market

A little weekly farmer’s market set in the picturesque and historic Arrowtown, about 20 minutes from Queenstown. This is a local’s favourite, loved for its delicious fresh produce, hand-made and artisan goods, and live music.

Fri Jan 2 5

McgazzaFest 2019 at Industrial Place, Queenstown.

Celebrating the life & good times of legendary freeride mountain biker, Kelly Mcgarry.
This is a 3-day festival with group rides, races & jump jams on Queenstown’s MTB trails.

Sat Jan 2 6

Creative Queenstown Arts and Crafts Markets

Set in the vibrant colourful park downtown, the market meanders along the promenade with artisans, visual and performing artists from around the South Island.

Sat Jan 2 6

Remarkables Market

This is a Queenstown must do, predominantly for its incredible selection of local produce, deli food and tasty snack options. Come and relax, enjoy the mellow vibes, great food, artisan wares and outstanding mountain views. There’s a massive sandpit for the kids so it’s a great options for families with young kids. It is located close to a trampolining centre and go kart racing, so well placed for slightly older kids who don’t want to walk around the market.

Sat Jan 2 6

The Ruby Swim, at Ruby Island, Wanaka.

The Ruby celebrates the art and pleasure of open water swimming in a pristine alpine lake, swimming around an island just off shore. It’s more than just a race, it’s an experience.

Sun Jan 2 7

Arrowtown Farmers Market

A little weekly farmer’s market set in the picturesque and historic Arrowtown, about 20 minutes from Queenstown. This is a local’s favourite, loved for its delicious fresh produce, hand-made and artisan goods, and live music.

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