Day 3 – Sunday, June 29

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Sticky TV Live
When: 10-11.45am
Where: Kawarau Falls Station Pavilion
Tickets: Child $17 (incl snack pack)

New to Festival is another great event to keep the kids amused.

Watch Sticky TV presenters Sam, Drew and Erin in action from the comfort of the pavilion. Four lucky audience members will get a free makeover and get to keep the clothes.

Mums and Dads can join in the fun for just $20 and they’ll get a muffin and a coffee for good measure.

Worship for Winter
When: 10.30am
Where: St Peter’s Church, Church St

An invitation to locals and visitors for a special festive service taken by Rev Ken Davy.

SkiDealsNZ.com Day on the Bay
When: Noon-2pm
Where: Queenstown Bay & Earnslaw Park

We’ve all got a touch of madness in us so let out your naughty side and get involved.
The fun begins with the More FM Birdman competition where only the truly loony attempt to fly across the lake in fancy dress.

It’s been a Festival tradition for over 20 years, always a crowd pleaser.

Then it’s the turn of those who don’t mind baring their bits in the Splash & Dash. With the average lake temperature at 3degC, there’s sure to be a few shrieks and shrinkages involved.

To keep the excitement going, the town’s daredevil jetboat drivers will carve up some waves in a jet sprint across the lake.

If that doesn’t float your boat, there’s a chance to try out the latest worldwide craze – Freeline skates.

Coronet Peak Opening Party

When: 2-6.30pm
Where: Coronet Peak
Free 

Not many people can claim to have seen a snowgun salute. Weather permitting, 21 of the 241 guns at Coronet will go off to mark the official opening of the $30 million base building and snowgun investment.

If a salute isn’t enough to tear you away from the slopes, then a bit of live music might do the trick.
Grab a mulled wine and get comfortable on the new deck.

Queenstown’s own Master Blasters play at 3pm, Midge Marsden at 4pm and Good Night Nurse at 5.15pm.
As day turns to dusk, DJs will pump out the tunes while floodlights mark the way for night skiing.

Get up late, wrap up warm and head up the hill for a day to remember.

American Express® Gourmet Experience
When: 7pm
Where: Kawarau Falls Station Pavilion
Tickets: $200 (dress black and white)

If you needed an excuse to dig out your cocktail dress and indulge, this is it. Four delectable courses including Milford Sound groper, Central Otago quail and Fiordland venison will be created by top Queenstown chefs from local restaurants Wai, Tatler, The Bathhouse and Blanket Bay Lodge.

Matching Gibbston Valley wines will complement each course while Festival comedy ambassadors Ward and Tutheridge introduce a top bill of entertainers including Dame Malvina Major.

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