Summerdaze endorsed events

Here we share all the wonderful community led events that complement the Summerdaze programme as a way of supporting charities and community groups that promote wellbeing and connection across our communities.

New Year's festivities

After a year off the big New Year celebrations are heading back to the Queenstown and Wānaka lakefronts.

Both events kick off with family-friendly entertainment from 2.00pm followed by live music and, of course, spectacular fireworks displays at midnight.

There’ll be safe zones in both towns from 29 December through to the main event thanks to the awesome efforts of Red Frogs volunteers.


From 2.00-5.00pm there will be family fun at Earnslaw Park, which includes face painting and roaming entertainers.

Main Stage - Earnslaw Park:

  • 7.30-8.00pm - Estrogen

  • 8.00-9.30pm - The Strait Shooters

  • 9.30-11.00pm - LA Social

  • 11.00-1.00am - Freefall

DJ Stage - Marine Parade:

  • 9.00-11.00pm - DJ Pops

  • 11.00-1.00am - DJ Cuz


From 2.00-4.30pm there will be family fun at Dinosaur Park, which includes face painting, roaming entertainers and games.

Main Stage

  • 8.00-8.30pm - Powder Chutes

  • 8.35-10.45pm - LA Social

  • 10.40-1.00am - The Execs

DJ Stage


  • Fireworks at midnight

Love yourself to the Nth degree - 8 dimensions for wellbeing

Generations of ‘modern life’ have separated many of us from our ancestral roots, ancient wisdom and inherent knowledge of how to be well, and how to be one.

Grounded in Te Ao Māori with a kaupapa of aroha, we will reconnect with the eight dimensions within ourselves and deepen our understanding of what it is to truly thrive - as individuals, as a community, as a planet.

E ngā iwi ki a tapatahi tātau tātau e
All peoples unite and move forward together

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Please bring a water bottle, feel free to bring your coffee in with you. Fruit will be available during the break.

FREE EVENT! Bookings essential. Please book your ticket at

With many thanks to Te Hau Toka for funding this non-profit event.