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I have tried keeping this page current but there is so much happening in and around the area that I figured it's a lot easier to send you to a link where they do it so well:


or http://www.arrowtown.com/things-to-do/events-and-festivals/arrowtown-events/


These are the regular events happening in and around Arrowtown


summer concert tour

20 JANUARY 2018

Gibbston Valley Winery, Queenstown

With its unique afternoon atmosphere and unchanged ticket pricing over the past 7 years, concert goers won't be disappointed with next year's line-up featuring the hard driving powerful rock and blues of George Thorogood & The Destroyers, the multi-talented and one of the most influential singer-songwriter-musicians in contemporary music- Alanis Morissette, along with the unmistakable voice and lead singer of one of the most successful Australian Bands - Colin Hay of Men At Work fame. TICKETS ARE SOLD OUT!





1-4 MARCH 2018

The ISPS Handa New Zealand Open is a cornerstone event on the PGA Tour of Australasia and has now also entered into a partnership with the Japan Golf Tour Organisation which will result in fifteen leading professional golfers from the Japan tour playing in the tournament.

The tournament will include a minimum field of 140 amateurs and 140 professionals playing alongside one another.  The professional golfers will compete for the ISPS Handa New Zealand Open title whilst simultaneously a pairing of one professional and one amateur will play a best-ball format for the New Zealand Pro-Am Championship. 

The field will be split across Millbrook Resort and The Hills for the first round of competition with all players alternating to the other course for the second round.  

After the second round the top 60 + ties professionals will continue to the final two rounds of the tournament to be played at Millbrook Resort.

For the Pro-Am teams, the top 40 pairings will progress to compete in round three at Millbrook Resort, before a third round cut will see the top 10 Pro-Am teams progress to the final round at Millbrook Resort. 




10 MARCH 2018

Each year for one day only the pristine trails of the Motatapu welcomes thousands of all-comers to experience one of New Zealand’s favourite off-road sporting events.

Set in the stunning Wanaka to Queenstown high country, you'll race through some of the most stunning high country terrain in New Zealand, with five different events to choose from depending on your appetite for scenery or suffering!

It’s a bucket-list off-road event for everyone from elite athletes to have-a-crack characters. A hugely enjoyable and social event, famous for its relaxed southern vibe.

Your chance - for one day only - to experience the legend that is the Motatapu.

Events: Skoda Mountain Bike, Off-Road Marathon, Miners Trail, UDC Finance XTERRA Triathlon, Ultra Run





The SkyCity Gibbston Food & Wine Festival celebrates its 12th anniversary in the beautiful Queenstown Gardens. Come and celebrate a fun, family, relaxed atmosphere with local winemakers from Gibbston and local artisan food stalls.

Entertainment throughout the day, with a kids play area, provided free of charge including face-painting and bouncy castle.

Bring your picnic blankets or relax at our picnic tables, and sample the best of Gibbston's food, wine and craft beer, right in the heart of Queenstown Gardens.



Highlands Festival of Speed

6-8 APRIL 2018

TWO days of spectacular classic racing, some of the best to be seen in New Zealand - 6th and 8th April 2017.

The Highlands Festival of Speed is a weekend packed with some of the best modern classic racing you will see in New Zealand. Featuring the Pre 65 Racing, Mainland Muscle, South Island Porsche, Highlands Sprint Series and more classic categories. This is a weekend of true blue Kiwi racing starring some of New Zealand's most well known racing legends.

Add in great kids’ activities, fantastic food and refreshment stalls, free grid walks and you’ve got one spectacular weekend of entertainment at Highlands, which is great value for the whole family!



Akarua Arrowtown Autumn Festival

19 - 25 APRIL 2018

The Akarua Arrowtown Autumn Festival is a celebration of Autumn for our community. It hosts a variety of events aimed at all ages with our most well know event being the Market Day and Parade on Saturday 22nd April 2017.





18 NOVEMBER 2017

A relatively new International Running Festival incorporating 42km, 21km, 10km and 2.2km 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, Lakes Hayes, Shotover River, Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown Gardens and finishing in the heart of Queenstown itself.