Summerdaze Festival is a month long fun-filled programme of
events held in the Queenstown Lakes region, running from
December 31, 2011 to January 31, 2012.
Celebrating its eighth year, Summerdaze has a calendar packed
with events for all the community. It starts with the New
Year's Eve celebrations in Queenstown and Wanaka and features
music and sport, plus arts and crafts events reflecting the
diversity of people and interests in the region. It also
offers locals and visitors fun and free events to participate
in during the peak of summer.
The festival programme has teddy bears picnics for the young
ones, skateboarding competitions for teenagers, creative
workshops for the crafty types as well as mountainbiking
events, triathlons, a rodeo, markets, an outdoor cinema and
The signature New Year's Eve celebrations, on the lakefronts
of Queenstown and Wanaka, will provide a great line-up of
live music. This includes the Crystal Set, Deadlier than the
Male and Mercury Crowe and the Station Agents, and a dazzling
firework display to welcome in 2012.
New to the 2012 calendar is the Queenstown Summerdaze Kite
Workshop, which offers children and adults the opportunity to
create their own colourful aircraft. They can then watch a
spectacular display of kites swimming and swooping in the air
in Wanaka. Bring your own and join in the fun.
Also new for 2012, you can discover the art of Chinese brush
painting at one of three workshops held in Arrowtown in
celebration of the Chinese New Year.
The entire region reacts to the vibrancy of Summerdaze. It
encourages participation and for people to get out and about
during the summer months.
The action-packed calendar of events will take participants
to the mountains, into the communities and across the region.
Check it out and join in the festivities!
The Summerdaze festival features over 30 events.
For the full calendar see: http://www.summerdaze.co.nz/
31, 2011 to
January 31, 2012.
WHERE: Queenstown, Wanaka, Glenorchy, Arrowtown, Hawea.