Day 9 – Saturday, July 5


Creative Queenstown Arts and Crafts Market
When: 10am
Where: Earnslaw Park

Ease yourself into the day with a wander around the market down by the lake.
Sip on a coffee and listen to some live, relaxing music as you take in the talents of the local art and craft types. 

grabaseat Mountain Mayhem
When: Noon
Where: Coronet Peak

Not your average afternoon on the slopes. It’s fast and it’s furious for all the family.

Join in the fun or sit back and enjoy the show as Coronet Peak becomes a sight for sore eyes. Watch as kids, Dads and law-abiding citizens throw themselves down the hill on a suitcase in the grabaseat suitcase race.

If this doesn’t get the adrenaline pumping, there’s always musical chairs. In the Dash for Cash, good manners and politeness go out the window as the fool-hardy compete to win $500.

There are prizes for the fastest male, female and veteran to finish the course.

No doubt, Festival ambassadors Ward and Tutheridge will have a few surprises in store.

The Edge presents The Taft Full On Big Night Out
When: 7pm (doors open 6.30pm)
Where: Queenstown Events Centre
Tickets: $65

Put this one in your diary. If you only go to a couple of events, make sure this is one of them.
There’s no time for warm-up bands at this gig.

Organisers have a real treat in store in the shape of The Checks, Opshop and Evermore.

If you’ve not seen The Checks live, they’re definitely worth getting off the sofa for.

With a mesmerising stage presence, they’re sure to have the crowd jumping from track one. Opshop are next on the bill. With a heap of hit singles behind them, they’ll keep the momentum going.

To finish the night in style, international act Evermore take over the stage.

With hundreds of live gigs under their belt, they’ll be oozing confidence. You’ll be singing all the way home.

Ice hockey – Southern Stampede v Auckland Admirals
When: 7.15pm
Where: Queenstown fun centre
Tickets: $10 children $20 adults

This second leg match means one side will be fighting back in an action-packed game.

Don’t miss your last chance to see who will come out on top.