Queenstown Events

Queenstown Events 2018














Year round: Creative Queenstown Arts and Crafts Market

Every Saturday on the lake front at Earnslaw Park in central Queenstown

The Creative Queenstown Arts and Crafts Markets are set in a vibrant colourful arena, where visual and performing arts meld together for the public and visitors to enjoy. We embrace the talents of many artists and crafters from around the South Island, some coming from as far as Nelson, Christchurch, Dunedin, Invercargill and the West Coast to display and sell their own quality handmade Art and Craft.

We pride ourselves in contributing to Queenstown’s wonderfully relaxed weekends and being able to provide free local musical entertainment for your enjoyment.

21 Oct 2017 – 14 April 2018: Remarkables Market

Local artisans sell crafts and gifts with a tasty selection of local produce available.

Come and relax, enjoy the mellow vibes and outstanding 360° mountain views over a coffee and brunch. Located at The Remarkables Park Red Barn, the Market is open every Saturday from 9am to 2pm.

There are typically more than 50 stalls each week and the vast range of goods on offer reaches 80-plus stalls in the busy lead up to Christmas.

1 – 4 March 2018: ISPS HANDA New Zealand Open

Hosted at two spectacular golf courses Millbrook Resort and The Hills, the tournament incorporates a unique Pro-Am format that brings together a prestigious blend of Professional and Amateur golfers.

The NZOpen sees one of the strongest and best fields for the Tournament in recent years. Korea’s KJ Choi, arguably the most successful golfer to come out of Asia, joins defending champion Michael Hendry and fellow Kiwis Ryan Fox, Tim Wilkinson and Steven Alker, among the first to confirm for New Zealand’s premier golf tournament.

The action will not only be sizzling on the course, there is also plenty of social events, sponsor activations, dining options and mixing and mingling to be enjoyed off the Green’s also.

The ISPS HANDA New Zealand Open is one event on the New Zealand Sporting Calendar not to be missed!

30 March – 1 April 2018: Warbirds Over Wanaka

Situated in Wanaka, just a one hour scenic drive from Queenstown, this 3 day event will impress the crowds with displays from Warbirds and Civil and Military aircraft.  Along with the airshow there will be merchandise stalls, displays of vintage vehicles and Aviation Trade stands.

2018 marks the 30th Anniversary of this iconic internationally renowned Airshow.  They are working on recreating some of the most popular acts of the past three decades.

Tickets are available for purchase online now – so get in quick and don’t miss out on this ever popular event.

19 – 25 April 2018: Akarua Arrowtown Autumn Festival

The 34th Akarua Arrowtown Autumn Festival is a community festival that includes events for people of all ages and nationalities.

Saturday 21st of April is parade and market day where thousands of visitors descend on Arrowtown to enjoy the 120+ stalls, vibrant parade, music and street entertainment.

Over the 5 days you can enjoy children’s workshops, an art exhibition, fun dog show, gold panning championships, historical walks and much much more. The infamous Pie, Pint and Pinot is on Sunday 22nd April and is a chance to sample delicious pies, awesome craft beer and amazing Akarua wines.

View their website for the full programme and check availability of our holiday homes here.  This is a beautiful time of the year to visit.

1 – 4 June 2018: LUMA Light Festival

LUMA Southern Light Project is a free public event, showcasing a curated collection of stunning light sculptures and installations with a focus on transformation of space, public interaction, art, culture and education.

We will be using Queenstown’s unique alpine canvas, as a giant amphitheatre for local, national and international talent to paint with light.

Join us for four evenings of entertainment and illuminated art in the Queenstown Gardens.

Family friendly event and it’s FREE. Lights on from 5.00pm until 10pm.

21 – 24 June 2018: Queenstown Winter Festival

This is the Southern Hemisphere’s biggest winter celebration and is Queenstown’s way of officially kicking off the fantastic winter season.  There is plenty of fun to be had for all ages; outdoor ice skating, fireworks, skiing events, concerts, comedy and much more are all part of this action-packed programme.

Relax it’s Done is a proud accommodation sponsor of the Winter Festival and would love to welcome you.

Plan your ski trip around this event for added fun.  Our holiday homes are cosy and warm and perfect for winter holidays.

1 – 8 Sept 2018: Gay Ski Week QT

The week-long extravaganza features plenty of outrageous fun from gourmet dining, dancing, karaoke and cabaret shows to on-mountain action and adventure activities.  Whether you are a snow bunny or not, Queenstown is perfect for all with plenty to offer both on and off the mountain.

Base yourself in one of our luxurious holiday homes, offering fabulous views, space and comfort.

Tickets go on sale 1 February. To view all of their events and purchase tickets in advance click here.

17 Nov 2018: Air New Zealand Queenstown International Marathon

After four very successful years, Queenstown is excited to again be home to this popular event, which incorporates 42km, 21km, 10km and 3km kids run options.  Set between the backdrop of the world renowned Crown and Remarkable mountain ranges, and taking in the best highlights of the Queenstown Lakes region including Millbrook resort, Arrowtown, Lake Hayes, Shotover River, Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown Gardens and finishing in the heart of Queenstown itself.

Our luxurious homes would be an ideal place to base yourself during this event.  Cook your pre-race carbfest in the fully fitted kitchen and sleep well in the comfort of your own “home away from home.”  Treat yourself post-race with a few wines on the balcony enjoying the spectacular views or enjoy a soothing soak in the spa bath.

To register for the various events visit their website here.

Please contact us on info@relaxitsdone.co.nz or call us on +64 3 441 1510 /+64 27 447 1304 for information and to book your accommodation in Queenstown. Visit Queenstown.com for a full Queenstown event list.