In 100 days Earnslaw Park will once again be the place to be to celebrate the launch of the Queenstown Winter Festival. Photo supplied.
In exactly 100 days a fireworks display over Lake Wakatipu
will officially open the 39th Queenstown Winter Festival,
which will include street parties, concerts, comedy, family
fun and on-mountain action.
Festival manager Lisa Buckingham said she was delighted to
announce the return of some festival favourites - including
the Birdman competition, Dog Derby and Thriller in the
Chiller - with several new events expected to be announced
''Winter Festival is a celebration of our unique culture and
community, our mountain environment, and a declaration that
winter is here,'' Ms Buckingham said.
''As always, we've worked to make sure we're delivering an
event that is relevant and appealing to locals and visitors
The 2013 festival will open on June 21 with the traditional
opening party at Earnslaw Park and a fireworks display at
Other downtown events during the week include the Family Fun
Day, Festival Parade and Day on the Bay, while on-mountain
favourites at Coronet Peak include Mountain Bikes on Snow and
the Suitcase Race.
The Winter Wonderland Ice Rink on the Village Green will once
again provide a magical downtown hub, public skating sessions
being held throughout the festival. The festival finishes on