The 2014 Summerdaze Festival ended on Friday after a month of
well-attended family-friendly community activities, despite
interference from the season's highly changeable weather.
The festival, co-ordinated by the Queenstown Lakes District
Council, featured 86 events on its calendar, ''which show
what a busy district we live in and that there are plenty of
opportunities for the families of the district to participate
in a wide range of activities.''
New Year's Eve events in Queenstown and Wanaka had large
crowds of both residents and visitors entertained with music
and fireworks, Mrs Maxwell said.
''The weather did have an impact on the outdoor movie night
numbers, but overall, all the events had similar numbers
attending as in previous years.
''The Teddy Bear's Picnic in Queenstown was held in sunshine
and was well supported, but as with this summer's weather
pattern, on the Sunday in Wanaka it was cold and wet, so we
took this event inside to the Lake Wanaka Centre and still
provided a wide range of fun activities for the young
Mrs Maxwell said the council will conduct a full review of
the Summerdaze Festival this year.