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American Express Queenstown Festival 2014

When : Fri, 20th - Sun, 29th June 2014
Where : Queenstown


Icon's don't just happen overnight; the American Express Queenstown Winter Festival 2014 will be 40 years in the making.

Way back in 1975 a bunch of locals decided that the start of Winter was a great excuse to have a party. They organised races on the mountain and in town, lollies for the kids, beers for the grown-ups a concert or two and a town-wide ball, all of which were a great success. News spread quickly and the next year people came from further afield to join in the festivities.

Since then the Festival has evolved into New Zealand's biggest winter party - it's a 10 day celebration of Queenstown's unique culture and community with street parties, fireworks, international and local acts, jazz, comedy, Mardi Gras, family fun, a Big Air Invitational and plenty of Mountain Mayhem.

Mark your diaries.... The dates for the 2014 Queenstown Winter Festival have been set - 20-29 June! This year the Festival is celebrating its 40th birthday so make sure you're here to kick off the winter season with us Queenstown style!

2014 Schedule of Events

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