WINTER PRIDE
WINTER PRIDE

2021 EVENTS

Winter Pride

All events are being planned with COVID Alert Levels in mind. This is a blueprint of our aspirational plan.

At this point, only patrons will be able to attend the festival's ticketed events. See "Accessing events at Winter Pride - 4 easy steps!" for more information.

A few key words and definitions to help you understand: event start times, if you have a ticket, if you should buy an add on...

Most importantly, tickets reserve ticket holders access only at the beginning of events during the "ticket window" time.

For event times and access below all tickets have a "ticket window" for their use. This window is the time that a ticket will guarantee entry into an event. After the "ticket window" is closed, a revolving door policy will be used. If you have a ticket and arrive after the "ticket window" is closed, you will be prioritised according to the revolving door policy. Arrival after the "ticket window" is closed forfeits a ticket holder's guaranteeed entry.

We are really excited to have been able to introduce 6 new events (which is a festival in itself!) and almost doubled capacity on the final weekend, increasing capacity over the festival by more than 1,800 individual tickets, doubling the size of the Boat Party, Urge Underwear and Queenstown's got Talent since 2019. We hope you have an absolutely incredible time.

"Revolving Door" is free access to any patrons (capacity allowing) in the following priority order: first, "re-entry" allows entry to anyone who has already been wrist banded as having entered the event, then Maxi patrons, followed by Mini patrons, then any ticket holders who arrived after the ticket "window" closed, followed by Long Weekender then Enabling Patrons. Winter Pride reserves the right to sell door sales if there is capacity to an event and no patrons are waiting for revolving door access at the time of the sale.

Add-ons refer to extra bookings and tickets a patron would like to attend for additonal events to the ones they got through the registration process. To recap if you have registered and paid as a:

  • Maxi and Mini Patrons, will have access to the 1 event per night which you confirmed in your event registration survey after payment for your Patrons status, plus revolving door access to any additional non-meal events (Maxi patrons will also have made a selection of up to 3 meal events in their survey),
  • Long Weekender Patrons, will have access to the 3 main events in total from Wednesday 1 September until Sunday 5 September inclusive which you confirmed in your event registration survey after payment for your Patrons status, plus revolving door access to any additional non-meal events (Maxi patrons will also have made a selction of up to 3 meal events in their survey),
  • Enabling Patrons will have revolving door access to any non-meal events.

Remember, revolving door access is capacity dependent if you haven't booked or didn't include the event in your event registration survey (Maxi, Mini and Longweekender Patrons only).

How to access events
UNPUBLISHED EVENT

Registration (Compulsory for all passholders) - CLOSED

Tuesday 27th August 2019, Online

Online only

ZQN Day Event FREE

All pass holders need to register online in order to redeem their choice of events on their pass. This is so that we can make sure that we get as close to our limited capacity numbers at each event as possible. Due to COVID-19 restirctions, we will have a limit on the number of people who are able to attend each event and some restricitions around "Travel Bubbles" which mean that we need to know who is actually coming, not just who bought a ticket.

We also need to be able to track and trace guests, so this is our opportunity to validate ID and get our numbers right.

Make sure that you check your emails and follow the instructions to complete your registration.

Cost: Free Event

All pass holders MUST register to validate their ID and event options from their online registration.

Winter Pride

Holiday Inn Express On-Mountain Series

Saturday 28th August 2021

MTN

The Winter Pride festival moves the fun around the mountains over the week, so make sure that you join us on the right mountain each day - can't wait to see you there. Most days have a theme on the mountain and there are charity fundraising races, DJ areas and "hosted" groups.

If you are unfamiliar with how the different mountains work: Cardrona and Treble Cone are separate mountains from the NZSki mountains (Coronet and The Remarkables). You will need to buy the correct passes for the mountians you want to go to. You can't use a Cardrona pass, for instance, on Remarkables, or visa versa. So do plan this carefully.

Cardrona and Treble Cone have shared passes.
The Remarkabales and Coronet Peak have shared passes.

NZSKI passes (The Remarkables and Coronet Peak) Cardrona Alpine Resort Treble Cone
Winter Pride

Apres Ski - check schedule - most festival nights 5-7pm - PATRONS PRIORITY ACCESS

Saturday 28th August 2021, 5:00pm to around 7, nightly

Smiths Craft Beer House | 53 Shotover Street, Queenstown (and other selected supporting bars - check schedule)

ZQN Night Event

Join us nearly every evening from Saturday 28 August throughout the festival for our Official Apres Ski at Smiths - Craft Beer House.

Smith's will become the official gay bar and meeting place for Winter Pride from Saturday 28th. Meet after a day on the mountains, out adventuring, or before you head out to one of the evening events.

We will have a resident DJ playing some awesome tunes each evening and our Winter Pride crew there for any help you need, but most of all - it's an awesome place to meet up after your day time events and before you hit the town at night.

Restrictions: Winter Pride Patrons only (R18)

Cost: Revolving door access to Winter Pride Patrons.

This is a REVOLVING DOOR event only.

UNPUBLISHED BLOCK
Winter Pride

Keeping COVID safe ALERT LEVEL 2 - some expectations to keep us safe...

At Level 2, all events are seated. Under the directive from the Director of Health, this means you are expected to

  • Sit at your designated table
  • Stay seated at your table (unless you are going to the toilet)

We all want to keep everyone safe, so none of us want to push the boundaries on these guidelines. We have tried to keep you connected to your travel bubble wherever possible and have deliberately created tables, where possible, which can bring people together in a safe and managed way.

We ask that everyone is friendly, safe and kind to those sharing the table with you. We are all in this together.

If you are seated with new people, please enjoy the social variety this gives you. The people at your table with you are registered and tracked and traced should there be a health alert.

Venues will be asking anyone who mingles beyond their allocated table to leave the venue. They have the backing of Winter Pride to do this. Please do not come to events if you intend to mingle beyond your table grouping at the event.

Do not come to any event if you answer yes to ANY of the following questions:
o Do you have flu-like symptoms?
o Do you have any of the following - cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, fever 38 degrees or higher, head cold or loss of smell?
o Have you been in contact with anyone with suspected, confirmed or probable COVID in the last 14 days?
o Are you currently waiting for COVID test results?
o Have you been advised to by health authorities to remain in self-isolation?

Winter Pride

KICKSTART FRIDAY (SOLD OUT)

Friday 27th August 2021, 8:00pm onwards

World Bar : Church Street

ZQN Night Event

Once again, join DJ Modella and DJ Mark Rush as you start your week off at World Bar with Kickstart Friday! This event is perfect for all early arrivals and is brought to you as part of the Pride Party Series.

Reconnect with old friends, make some new ones, and start planning your perfect Winter Pride festival experience! In addition, this is a wonderful opportunity to meet the Winter Pride crew and ask any questions about the upcoming week.

Ticket Window: 8-9pm
Revolving Door from 9pm

Restrictions: Winter Pride Patrons only (R18)

Cost: Free to Winter Pride Patrons.

Only Winter Pride Patrons can attend this event.

Winter Pride

OPENING PARTY: Pride Downunder (SOLD OUT)

Saturday 28th August 2021, 8pm - 1am

Lone Star Cafe & Bar, 14 Brecon Street, Queenstown

ZQN Night Event

Let's face it: We've all spent way too long stuck at home over the last two years. Brush off your pride gear and get yourself out, because we’re having a reunion.

It's time to get re-acquainted and celebrate the start of Winter Pride together - come as anything that makes you feel Pride - from flouro, to jocks, to flags, to drag; togs to frocks to thongs to jandals - Bring it on!

This is the first night most guests are in town, and the perfect opportunity to catch up with old friends or make some new ones at the opening party, part of the Pride Party Series.

Theme: dress "pride downunder"

Ticket Window: 8pm-9pm
Revolving Door from 9pm

Restrictions: R18

Cost: $20 Add-on for Winter Pride Patrons. Public tickets $40.

Winter Pride

THE GRILLE PRIDE DINNER

Sunday 29th August 2021, 7:00pm for 7:30pm- 11pm

The Grille | 9 Marine Parade, Queenstown

ZQN Night Event

Join us at The Grille by Eichardt's, one of Queenstown's premier dining destinations! Brought to you as part of the Pride Party Series, The Grille by Eichardt’s is one of the many delicious food and beverage options available from supporters in Queenstown.

Pride Dinners are great way to meet new people, enjoy good company, and have a truly memorable meal. Come settle in at 7pm for a fantastic evening.

Restrictions: Winter Pride Patrons only

Cost: $85 to Winter Pride Patrons (capacity allowing)

This is included as an option for Maxi Patrons. No revolving door. Please arrive in time to be seated by 7:30.

Winter Pride

SKYCITY Karaoke Night - REVOLVING DOOR operating (pre-bookings SOLD OUT)

Sunday 29th August 2021, arrive 7:30 for 8:00pm start

SKYCITY Queenstown Casino | 16-24 Beach Street, Queenstown

ZQN Night Event

It's showtime! Get ready for another exciting night of SkyCity Karaoke, one of the long time favorite nights out at the festival. What happens at Winter Pride, also stays at Winter Pride!
Are you ready to have your voice be heard? Have you been hiding your talent with no one to listen but the shower? Or maybe you already live for the applause? Either way, this is the event for you! A fun event with glitz and glamour and the fabulous host, Nova Starr with a fabulous line of of celeb judges including Trinity Ice plus PRIZES to give away!

Ticket Window: 7:30pm-8pm
Revolving Door from 8pm

Restrictions: R20

Cost: FREE for Winter Pride Patrons to book (capacity allowing), $20 to the general public.

Winter Pride

SKYCITY Quiz Night (SOLD OUT)

Monday 30th August 2021, arrive 7:30 for 8:00pm start

SKYCITY Queenstown Casino | 16-24 Beach Street, Queenstown

ZQN Night Event

Quiz Night is back, hosted by SkyCity, Queenstown, as part of the Pride Party Series.

Looking for a low-key evening? Needing a bit of a break after several nights of partying? Well study up and join us for some chill pub-based fun, as your host leads you through another quiz night!

This is the perfect event to grab a group of mates and enjoy a few drinks together. SkyCity's "Wild Thyme" will also be open for food throughout the evening.

Stretch those trivia skills and enjoy an evening of competitive fun!

Ticket Window: 7:30pm-8pm
Revolving Door from 8pm

Restrictions: R20

Cost: FREE for Winter Pride Patrons to book (capacity allowing)

Winter Pride

Mask (SOLD OUT)

Monday 30th August 2021, 9pm - 3am

Vinyl Underground, Church Street, Queenstown.

ZQN Night Event

Welcome to MASK, our new Masquerade Underground Dance Party. It might be Monday, but in Queenstown, every night is Friday night.

Located at Queenstown's underground dance venue - Vinyl Underground, this is going to be one HOT night of dance, and mystery.

Feat DJ Ryan John from Australia's The Week with more DJ's to be announced, lety's dance all night till the early hours!

Dress Code is all about you expressing yourself, dress up, dress down, just have to wear a mask.

Ticket Window: 9pm-10pm
Revolving Door from 10pm

Restrictions: R18

Cost: Cost: $40 at the door, $20 to patrons as an add-on.

This event is one of the event choices for Maxi and Mini patrons when completing your event selection.

Winter Pride

Boat Party (SOLD OUT)

Tuesday 31st August 2021, 7:30pm - 10:00pm

The Wharf, on the T.S.S Earnslaw

ZQN Night Event

It's time to party on the lake with our annual Boat Party, back due to popular demand as one of the best nights of the week.

This year we take to the lake on the famous Earnslaw which also increases our capacity. So get nautical, and get ready for one epic night, and then join us after for Back On Shore to keep the party going.

Boarding starts 7.30pm welcomed aboard by Kola Gin and Trinity Ice. Departure 8pm sharp. The boat will not wait for you! If you want a pre-boarding drink, then head into Little Blackwood at Steamer Wharf before we open the doors.

Queenstown's DJ Sammy C, and Brisbane's DJ Mason Andrews.

Revolving Door at 8pm sharp for departure. Head into Little Blackwood at Steamer Wharf before we open the doors.

We strongly advise guests to get their wrist bands at Smith’s Craft Beer House at Apres Ski (5-7pm) to fastrack the boarding process.

Ticket Window: 7:30pm-8pm
Revolving Door from 8pm sharp

Restrictions: R18

Cost: $40, $20 to patrons as an add-on.

This event is one of the event choices for Maxi and Mini patrons when completing your event selection.

Winter Pride

BACK ON SHORE

Tuesday 31st August 2021, 9:00pm till late

Lone Star, Brecon St.

ZQN Night Event FREE

Whether you've just disembarked from the Pride Boat Party or are looking for a Winter Pride late-night social fix, Back on Shore is for you and its Revolving Door entry for those who have been at the boat party.

Join us to wind down post-cruise or swing by to have a mid-week catch up with your mates and keep the party going at the official bar for the rest of the night.

Ticket window: 9-9:30.
Revolving Door starts: 9:30.

Restrictions: R18

Cost: Revolving Door Access for Patrons only

This event is one of the event choices for Maxi and Mini patrons when completing your event selection, capacity allowing.

Winter Pride

Pride Wine Tour (SOLD OUT)

Wednesday 1st September 2021, 10:00am -14:30pm

pickup at Novotel

ZQN Day Event

Join us at Winter Pride for our dedicated Pride Wine Tour with Alpine Wine Tours. Discover how the unique flavours of our Central Otago wines are created as you visit three wineries to enjoy over 16 tastings in the world’s southernmost wine region.

You will visit Gibbston Valley including the Wine cave tour Mt Rosa Wines for a wine tasting and shared lunch platter and then Wet Jacket Wines for a wine tasting. All of these businesses are PROUD Pride Pledge businesses committed to creating safe and inclusive spaces for LGBT+ visitors and are supporting Winter Pride to be possible - so let's support them!

Limited numbers.

Tour leaves Novotel Queenstown 10.00am and returns 2.30pm.

Restrictions: R18

Cost: $160 as an add-on for patrons

This event is an option for MAXI patrons as a meal event.

Winter Pride

Pride Wine Tour (SOLD OUT)

Wednesday 1st September 2021, 3pm -6:30pm

pickup at Novotel

ZQN Day Event

Join us at Winter Pride for our dedicated Pride Wine Tour with Alpine Wine Tours. Discover how the unique flavours of our Central Otago wines are created as you visit three wineries to enjoy over 16 tastings in the world’s southernmost wine region.

You will visit Gibbston Valley including the Wine cave tour Mt Rosa Wines for a wine tasting and shared lunch platter and then Wet Jacket Wines for a wine tasting. All of these businesses are PROUD Pride Pledge businesses committed to creating safe and inclusive spaces for LGBT+ visitors and are supporting Winter Pride to be possible - so let's support them!

Limited numbers.

Tour leaves Novotel Queenstown 3pm and returns 6.30pm.

Restrictions: R18

Cost: $160 as an add-on for patrons

This event is an option for MAXI patrons as a meal event.

Winter Pride

Naked Boys Reading (SOLD OUT)

Wednesday 1st September 2021, 7:30pm for 8pm till late (Ticket Window 7:30pm-8pm)

Yonder, Church St.

ZQN Night Event

Naked Boys Reading is exactly what it sounds like: completely naked men reading literature aloud. It's a sexy book club, a sumptuous and scandalous event sure to arouse, educate, and entertain all at once. Come along to experience the ancient and beautiful art of storytelling – and also, you know, men.

With a brand spanking new cast (don’t spank the cast), and a completely different reading list each time, it’s a truly one-of-a-kind cabaret show that has our cult following coming back for more. Expect poetry, children’s literature, non-fiction and, of course, the worst and most hilarious erotica the internet can provide us. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll want to get naked.
And it's not just for the guys! Our events are open to everyone, from all walks of life, of all genders, all sexualities, all everything. Come along.
Please note! Seating is not allocated so make sure to arrive early to nab a good vantage point. Latecomers may not be admitted as we allow revolving door punters to use any vacant seats at the event’s start time.

Ticket Window: 7:30pm-8pm
Revolving Door from 8pm sharp

Restrictions: R18

Cost: $20 add-on for patrons

This event is one of the event choices for Maxi, Mini and Long Weekender patrons when completing your event selection, capacity allowing.

Winter Pride

HABANA COCKTAIL MASTER CLASS & TAPAS (SOLD OUT)

Wednesday 1st September 2021, 7:30pm for 8pm till late (Ticket Window 7:30pm-8pm)

Vinyl Underground, Church Street, Queenstown

ZQN Night Event

For all you cocktail and tapas lovers, this is the night you've been waiting for- brought to you as part of the Pride Party Series!

Enjoy a more relaxed but exciting evening learning how to make creative cocktails with a small group of like-minded people, filling up on tasty tapas as you go! Master the tricks of the cocktail trade so you can make your own choice cocktails to impress your mates when you get back home.

This is an intimate evening, with a tight capcity limit - so if you want a good drink and don't want a massive party, this is the perfect event for you.

Ticket Window: 7:30pm-8pm
Revolving Door from 8pm

Restrictions: R18

Cost: Free to patrons.

This Event is included as a possible event choice in the Maxi patrons as a meal option.

UNPUBLISHED EVENT
Winter Pride

Fierce Burlesque (Monday)

Monday 2nd September 2019, 8:00pm - 11:00pm

The Club, 12 Church Lane, Queenstown

ZQN Night Event

Join us for an intimate evening of burlesque performance at Queenstown's "The Club", brought to you as part of the Durex Pride Party Series, in partnership with Oblivion Westwood, featuring Hannah Tasker Poland and MC'd by the fabulous Slay West (Monday) and Hugo Grrrl (Tuesday).

Join us for drinks and a dynamic night of burlesque and revelry.

This should be a fun night for all with a range of LGBTI+ performers in this intimate venue.

Restrictions: R18

Cost: $30

This Event is NOT included in any Festival Passes

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Winter Pride

SKYCITY JINGO (SOLD OUT)

Wednesday 1st September 2021, arrive 7:30 for 8:00pm till 11pm

SKYCITY Queenstown Casino | 16-24 Beach Street, Queenstown

ZQN Night Event

It's showtime!

This incredibly popluar and fun event has definitely earned itself a slot on the 2021 schedule. Get ready for anotherr craze in pub games, Jingo - musical bingo as part of the Pride Party Series!

Picture old school bingo with the numbers replaced with snippets of your favourite tunes. Jingo has launched as the funniest way to spend your winter Wednesday. Bring a team or come on your own... Kicking off at 8pm!

Escape the winter weather and win yourself a prize by being the first to yell Jingo!

A fun event with the fabulous host, Nova Starr and co-host Miss Geena.

Ticket Window: 7:30pm-8pm
Revolving Door from 8pm

Restrictions: R20

Cost: FREE for Winter Pride Patrons to book (capacity allowing).

This event is one of the event choices for Maxi, Mini and Long Weekender patrons when completing your event selection, capacity allowing.

Winter Pride

TOP by Theta Project (SOLD OUT)

Wednesday 1st September 2021, 8 12pm

Sundeck / Attiqa, The Mall, Queenstown.

ZQN Night Event

Theta Project's fabulous rooftop party series, TOP, premieres in Queenstown this Winter Pride, taking over Queenstown’s favourite rooftop bar, the Sundeck.

The Sundeck is perfect for winter partying, with a retractable roof, cranking fires, picturesque views and impeccable bar service.

TOP will feature Theta Project's signature high end sound and - of course - non stop camp, vocal and sexy house tunes from DJ Jordan Eskra.

Spaces are strictly limited for this so get in quick.

Ticket Window: 8pm-9pm
Revolving Door from 9pm

Restrictions: R18

Cost: $20 as a patron Add-on.

This event is one of the event choices for Maxi, Mini and Long Weekender patrons when completing your event selection, subject to capacity.

Winter Pride

NZ Pride Wedding Expo

Thursday 2nd September 2021, 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Queenstown CBD (Location TBD)

ZQN Day Event FREE

The biggest pride wedding expo in New Zealand
The NZ Pride Wedding Expo is a collection of likeminded wedding vendors who come together from around New Zealand to showcase different ideas for weddings in New Zealand.

You can meet everyone from celebrants, photographers, venues, helicopters and planners to florists, videographers, transport and everything in-between.

All exhibitors are proud Pride Pledge supporters.

Restrictions: none

Cost: Free

This is an Authorised Independent Winter Pride Event.

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Winter Pride

CABARET WARS - Queenstown's Got Talent (SELLING OUT)

Thursday 2nd September 2021, 7:30 for 8pm till 10:30 pm (Ticketing Window 7:30 - 8pm)

Memorial Centre | 1 Memorial St, Queenstown

ZQN Night Event

It's Showtime for Queenstown's Got Talent : Cabaret Wars, hosted by the one and only duo Kita Mean and Anita Wigl'it.
This year we take over the Queenstown Memorial Centre, and light up the big stage with our biggest Cabaret Show ever!
We have a sensational line up of talent from Queenstown, New Zealand and Australia. So, get your cabaret outfits on, and let's turn up the volume for the biggest Cabaret Show of the year!
Full talent line up and announcements to come, and we can't wait to reveal all.
Ticket Window: 7:30pm-8pm
Revolving Door from 8pm

Restrictions: R18

Cost: Cost: $20 Add-on for Winter Pride Patrons. $40 non-patrons (capacity allowing)

This event is one of the event choices for Maxi, Mini and Long Weekender patrons when completing your event selection, capacity allowing. Guests who are also attending MSM and WLW events can get wrist banded here - this will hold their place in those events until after this event is finished.

Winter Pride

LADIES Night

Thursday 2nd September 2021, 7pm till late (Ticket Window 7-8pm)

Zephyr, Searle Lane, Queenstown

ZQN Night Event

Let’s hear it for the ladies!
We’re thrilled to be hosting our exclusive women who love women (WLW) night for the third year, and this year, we are open all night!
In addition, the incredible DJ Modella (Chelsea Coleman) from Auckland will be returning to make this year’s event the best one yet! DJ set starts at 8pm.
This event is FREE for Winter Pride Patron's to register for and will be a revolving door event all night. Door sales will be available subject to capacity.

ALL WOMEN codes strictly enforced. ALL WOMEN are those who identify as women and are WLW.

Ticket Window: 7pm-8pm
Revolving Door from 8pm

Restrictions: R18 (Women only)

Cost: Free to all patrons. $20 for non-patrons.

This event is one of the event choices for Maxi, Mini and Long Weekender patrons when completing your event selection, capacity allowing.

Winter Pride

URGE UNDERWEAR PARTY (SOLD OUT)

Thursday 2nd September 2021, 10:30pm - 3:30am

Lone Star Cafe & Bar, 14 Brecon Street, Queenstown

ZQN Night Event

URGE EVENTS are back in Queenstown with their unmissable Urge Underwear Party for Winter Pride '21, as part of the Pride Party Series.

The infamous Urge party, aimed at gay men, is heading back to the South Island with one of its favourite party themes.

If you are a fan of Urge Events, are MSM, and are the kind of guy that enjoys being around other men in your underwear, then this event is an absolute must for this year's festival!

DJ Donald Gordon Bennett and Mason Andrews will be spinning their awesome mixes in one of Queenstown's favourite venues.

Ticket Window: 10:30pm-11pm
Revolving Door from 11pm

Restrictions: R18: ALL MEN* codes strictly enforced. ALL MEN are those who identify as men and are MSM.

Cost: $30 as an add on for patrons

This event is one of the event choices for Maxi, Mini and Long Weekender patrons when completing your event selection, capacity allowing. Guests who are also attending Queenstown's Got Talent can get wrist banded at Queenstown's Got Talent- this will hold yourplace at this event until after Queenstown's Got Talent is finished.

Winter Pride

GIBBSTON VALLEY LONG LUNCH (SOLD OUT)

Friday 3rd September 2021, 11:30am - 3:30pm (Bus leaves NOVOTEL at 11am)

Gibbston Valley Winery | 1820 State Highway 6, Gibbston | Buses depart Novotel 11am.

ZQN Day Event

Join us for one of Winter Pride's favourite festival staples, The FABULOUS Gibbston Valley Long Lunch.

Enjoy a leisurely social lunch at the famous Gibbston Valley, one of our longest standing supporting businesses. Located in the stunning Central Otago countryside and wine region, it's certainly an event that you don't want to miss.

Take a break from Queenstown and the slopes and try Gibbston’s award-winning wine and food, with a complimentary glass of bubbles on arrival. This event not only includes lunch, but also a wine tasting tour in the famous ""Cave""!

Transport departs Novotel Queenstown Lakeside at 11:00am. Please arrive 10 minutes before departure. The event time includes return transport, plus tours.

This event is ONLY available to the Winter Pride MAXI Patron's or other Patron Level subject to availability.

Restrictions: R18

Cost: $165 including transport to and from Novotel Queenstown.

Only patrons are invited to purchase tickets to this event. Maxi Pass holders get first option on any capacity. No revolving door access.

UNPUBLISHED EVENT
Winter Pride

Fierce Burlesque (Tuesday)

Tuesday 3rd September 2019, 8:00pm - 11:00pm

The Club, 12 Church Lane, Queenstown

ZQN Night Event

Join us for an intimate evening of burlesque performance at Queenstown's "The Club", brought to you as part of the Durex Pride Party Series, in partnership with Oblivion Westwood, featuring Hannah Tasker Poland and MC'd by the fabulous Slay West (Monday) and Hugo Grrrl (Tuesday).

Join us for drinks and a dynamic night of burlesque and revelry.

This should be a fun night for all with a range of LGBTI+ performers in this intimate venue.

Move on to Little Blackwood (free entry) on the wharf for the after party with the Pride Cruise crew.

Restrictions: R18

Cost: $30

This Event is NOT included in any Festival Passes

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UNPUBLISHED EVENT
Winter Pride

HABANA COCKTAIL MASTER CLASS & TAPAS

Wednesday 2nd September 2020, 7:00pm - 10:00pm

Habana Rum Bar | Searle Lane, Queenstown

ZQN Night Event

For all you cocktail and tapas lovers, this is the night you've been waiting for- brought to you as part of the Pride Party Series!

Enjoy a more relaxed but exciting evening learning how to make creative cocktails with a small group of like-minded people, filling up on tasty tapas as you go! Master the tricks of the cocktail trade so you can make your own choice cocktails to impress your mates when you get back home.

This is an intimate evening, being limited to only 20 people - so if you want a good drink and don't want a massive party, this is the perfect event for you.

Restrictions: R18

Cost: $45

This Event is NOT included in any Festival Passes

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UNPUBLISHED EVENT

LATE NIGHT LADIES

Thursday 3rd September 2020, 10:30pm - 2:30am

Yonder | Church Street, Queenstown

ZQN Night Event

After the incredible success of last year’s Ladies Mixer Drinks, we’re proud to introduce a second women who love women (WLW) exclusive event- Late Night Ladies!

If you identify as a woman who likes women, then join us for an evening of drinks, DJs and dancing!

The amazing performers DJ Modella (Chelsea Coleman) and DJ Hayley Maree will be the musical talent for the evening.

A huge thank you to The team at Yonder and the Winter Pride Crew for supporting our second WLW night of the festival!

Gold coin at coat check.

*ALL WOMEN are those who identify as women and are WLW.

Gold coin at coat check.

*ALL WOMEN are those who identify as women and are WSW.

Restrictions: R18: ALL WOMEN* codes strictly enforced. ALL WOMEN are those who identify as women and are MSM.

Cost: $30

This Event is NOT included in any Festival Passes

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Winter Pride

ASB Pride in the Park

Friday 3rd September 2021, 3:00pm - 8pm

Earnslaw Park, Queenstown Waterfront

ZQN Day Event FREE

Welcome to the biggest event of the Winter Pride NZ 2021, ASB Bank Pride in the Park for it’s third fabulous year, now one of New Zealand’s largest and proudest LGBT + events of rhe year.
We are proud to present this all inclusive LGBT+ FREE public event proudly sponsored by ASB Bank and brought to you in conjunction with Queenstown Lakes District Council and Pride Pledge.
Join us from 3pm - 8pm and stay as long as you want. Enjoy the licensed bar areas, food stalls, along with live entertainment for the entire time. There is truly something for everyone to enjoy.
We already have some amazing talent lined up with DJs and performers from across New Zealand and Australia coming back again for one epic street party including: DJ Harry K DJ Mason Andrews Nova Starr Anita Wigl'it Kola Gin Jimi The Kween, and more to be announced!
If you are interested in getting involved as a performer, business, market stall, or some other way, then please email Martin.
We can't wait.

Restrictions: All are welcome

Cost: Free Event

Please register online on Humanitix for a free ticket.

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Winter Pride

Winter Pride Comedy Night (Friday Variety and Musical)

Friday 3rd September 2021, 8pm-10pm

SKYCITY, Queenstown (Next to O'Connell's Mall)

ZQN Night Event

Join us for an evening full of laughs and hilarity produced by Neil Thornton. This is the first of two nights of Comedy for Winter Pride 2021 after our sell out in 2020.
Friday night will be a line up of variety and musical comedy including the one and only sensation Pamela Hancock . More incredible talent to be announced very soon,
Doors open from 8.00pm for an 8.30pm show. You can come right after ASB Pride in the Park which is just a few minutes walk away.

Doors open from 8:00pm for an 8.30pm show.
Restrictions: R20

Ticket Window: 8-8:30pm.
Revolving Door from 8.30pm.

Restrictions: R20

Cost: $10 to patrons, $25 public

This event is one of the event choices for Maxi, Mini and Long Weekender patrons when completing your event selection, capacity allowing.

Winter Pride

LEATHER AND LACE (SOLD OUT)

Friday 3rd September 2021, 9pm to 3am

Memorial Centre | 1 Memorial St, Queenstown

ZQN Night Event

Get ready for one of Winter Pride's biggest and favorite annual events - The Leather and Lace Party.
For the first time ever, we are dressing the Memorial Centre for one of the sexiest, most exciting nights of the festival. It's going to get HOT, so start planning your Leather or Lace or combo costume now!
As always, this is an event you won't want to miss!
We have an awesome line up of DJs and incredible talent to be announced with shows produced by Theta Project to add to the night,

Ticket Window: 9-10pm
Revolving Door from 10pm.

Restrictions: R18

Cost: $30 Add-on for Winter Pride Patrons, $50 public

This event is one of the event choices for Maxi, Mini and Long Weekender patrons when completing your event selection.

Winter Pride

Disco Daddy (SOLD OUT)

Friday 3rd September 2021, 9pm - 4:00am

Vinyl Underground, Church Street, Queenstown

ZQN Night Event

Harry K welcomes you to the world of DISCO DADDY, a new Brisbane-based party series created in the quest to provide unique safe spaces for everyONE to come and play.
DISCO DADDY was inspired by iconic parties like Studio 54 in NYC which brought about a music revolution, Horse Meat Disco in London whose iconic soundtrack itself became a world-renowned genre and Berghain in Berlin whose signature moto of self-expression makes it the one of the most desirable parties in the world.
DISCO DADDY’s Soundtrack is all about HOUSE music with a DISCO twist, a QUEER flare and a DIRTY beat.
Once you enter Disco Daddy’s world you become part of what will make this event so unique, YOU become part of its FAMILY.
DISCO DADDY… HOUSE music is a religion. FREEDOM to just BE. SELF-Expression. High Tops. Crop Tops. Long Socks. Sequins. Lollipops. DIRTY House. DISCO beats reigns supreme.
DANCE DISCO DADDY…. EVERYONE WELCOME

Revolving door for Patron's from 10pm. Limited door sales may be available subject to capacity.
Ticketing Window is 9-10pm.

Restrictions: R18

Cost: $20 for Patrons as an Add on. $40 for public.

This event is one of the event choices for Maxi, Mini and Long Weekender patrons when completing your event selection.

Winter Pride

Queenstown parkrun

Saturday 4th September 2021, 9am

Queenstown Beachfront and Gardens, Queenstown 9300. See Course page on website for more details.

ZQN Day Event FREE

What is Queenstown parkrun?
It is a 5km run - it's you against the clock.
We are doing a special Winter Pride edition to celebrate diversity and inclusion, so wear something rainbow, bright, anything PRIDE and PROUD. This is a great opportunity to be visible and have some fun!
When is it?
9.00am, Saturday 4 September.
Where is it?
The event takes place at Queenstown Beachfront and Gardens, Queenstown 9300. See Course page for more details.
What does it cost to join in?
Nothing - it's free! but please register before you first come along.
Bring a donation for The Spectrum Club who will be there to support the event, and will be selling Rainbow items if you need!
How fast do I have to be?
We all run for our own enjoyment. Please come along and join in whatever your pace!

Restrictions: All are welcome

Cost: Free Event - koha for Spectrum Club please

Please register online on Humanitix for a free ticket. This is an Authorised Independent Winter Pride Event.

Register for a free ticket Go to Parkrun website
Winter Pride

Woof - the Rainbow Dog Show

Saturday 4th September 2021, 1:00pm - 5pm

Earnslaw Park, Queenstown Waterfront

ZQN Day Event FREE

Hot on the paws of this years Auckland event, Woof! is set to make its Queenstown debut.... This popular annual event is held every summer in Ponsonby, Auckland, drawing a large and diverse crowd from all over the Auckland region.
Woof! - The Rainbow Dog Show is a fun competition Dog Show where precious pups compete in various categories (dress up) to win a whole kennel full of prizes!
A bevy of celebrity judges will be casting their eyes over the following categories….

  • Best Dressed
  • Dog & Owner Lookalike
  • Most Camp
  • Most Butch
  • Wee Woofers (kids)
  • Best Trick/Talent
  • Best In Show!
    MC and organiser Steven Oates says he can't wait to be back in one of his favorite parts of the country and actually being able to meet all the goodest dogs in the region....."having hosted the Doggy Drag competition at Winter Pride in 2019 I am thrilled to be bringing the whole Woof! show down this year. It's going to be a stand alone event dedicated to our best friends, our dogs! What's not to love?! Bring your dogs along and enter or just come watch, its a K9 good time!"
    Enter in by pre registering or in person at 1 pm on the day. Entry fee is a donation on the day which goes directly our nominated charity partners.
    Pre-register here on the ticket link and get your FREE ticket to support our COVID track and trace commitments.
    All the action takes place lakeside at Earnslaw Park right in the centre of town on Saturday 4th September.
    Allow time to come register at 1 pm and hang out with us before the competition/show starts at 2 pm sharp! And don’t run away straight after as we will have DJ Modella (Chelsea Coleman) spinning some tunes for our doggy dance party….
    Woof! - The Rainbow Dog Show is proudly created by Aotearoa’s Rainbow Community but everyone is welcome. Even if you don’t have a dog, come along and watch all the K9 antics....
    Woof! could not happen without the generous support of the good humans from our wonderful sponsors and Queenstown Lakes District Council - see www.winterpride.co.nz/sponsors
    You’d be barking mad not to come…..See you there!
    Woof!

Restrictions: All are welcome

Cost: Free Event

Please register online on Humanitix for a free ticket.

Register for a free ticket
Winter Pride

Winter Pride Comedy Night (Saturday Stand Up)

Saturday 4th September 2021, 8pm-10pm

SKYCITY, Queenstown (Next to O'Connell's Mall)

ZQN Night Event

Join us for an evening full of laughs and hilarity produced by Neil Thornton. This is the second of two nights of Comedy for Winter Pride 2021 after our sell out in 2020.
Saturday night will be a line up of stand-up comedy. More incredible talent to be announced very soon,

Doors open from 8:00pm for an 8.30pm show.
Restrictions: R20

Ticket Window: 8-8:30pm.
Revolving Door from 8.30pm.

Restrictions: R20

Cost: $10 to patrons, $30 public

This event is one of the event choices for Maxi, Mini and Long Weekender patrons when completing your event selection.

Winter Pride

STUD | A Tech Rave For Studs (SOLD OUT)

Saturday 4th September 2021, 9pm - 4:00am

Vinyl Underground, Church Street, Queenstown

ZQN Night Event

STUD is a QUEER PARTY that continues a tradition of providing physical social spaces which are vital to our culture. An underground movement that brings to life the gay raves made infamous in NYC and BERLIN. The mood will be dark and sexy, the music will be heart pounding and the studs will be of all shapes, sizes and genders.

Join STUD in it's first year as a final Saturday night party of Winter Pride 2021!

Ticketing Window is 9-10pm.
Revolving door for Patron's from 10pm. Limited door sales may be available subject to capacity.

Restrictions: R18

Cost: $20 for Patrons as an Add on. $50 for public.

This event is one of the event choices for Maxi, Mini and Long Weekender patrons when completing your event selection.

Winter Pride

TRANS & ALLIES COCKTAILS

Saturday 4th September 2021, 5-7pm

Yonder, Church Street, Queenstown

ZQN FREE

Winter Pride is delighted to bring back Trans & Allies Cocktails Night for the third year! This event is FREE ENTRY and welcomes anyone who wants to celebrate our fabulous Trans and Gender diverse communities.
Be sure to dress fabulous, come along for delicious drinks, meet up with old friends, and make some new ones this 2021 festival season. We are joined by fabulous hosts Miss Geena and Miss Trinity Ice, and the one and only George Fowler (Hugo Grrl) who is leading our community and charity events series in 2021.

Restrictions: R18

Cost: Free Event - all inclusive, all allies welcome.

This Event is NOT included in any Festival Passes. Although this event is free, guests need to register for a free ticket on humanitix.

Register for a free ticket
Winter Pride

PROPAGANDA WHITE PARTY (SOLD OUT)

Saturday 4th September 2021, 9:00pm - 3:00am

Memorial Centre | 1 Memorial St, Queenstown

ZQN Night Event

After three consecutive sell-out years, PROPAGANDA returns as a final Saturday night party of Winter Pride 2021!

By overwhelming demand we are keeping the White theme – perfectly fitting to close out the biggest (and campest) snow-filled pride week in the Southern Hemisphere.

We are thrilled to have DJ Harry K (AUS) kick off the night, followed by DJ Jordan Eskra and plenty of surprises!

Our production team is already underway making the 2021 Winter Pride party the best one yet!

This event is one of the event choices for Maxi, Mini and Long Weekender patrons when completing your event selection, subject to capacity constraints.

Ticketing Window is 9-10pm.
Revolving door for Patron's from 10pm.

Restrictions: R18

This event is one of the event choices for Maxi, Mini and Long Weekender patrons when completing your event selection, subject to capacity.

UNPUBLISHED EVENT
Winter Pride

PROHIBITION: Winter Pride Speak Easy (SOLD OUT)

Saturday 5th September 2020, 9pm-2:30am

Memorial Centre | 1 Memorial St, Queenstown

ZQN Night Event

We are beyond excited to be able to bring a final party to Winter Pride, during what can only be described as an insanely tumultuous year.

Themed prohibition style of the '20s (that's right, the last twenties), we are ready to have a truly epic night with performers, our own bar and, of course, all the amazing people who are in town for the festival.

You can dress to suit - as sexy, as period or as formal as works for you. Be there and be ready to party as we always do to celebrate the end of the festival, on that this year that nearly got shut down, but has managed (touch wood) to bring back the party through adversity.

After closing, you can go to Prohibition UNDERGROUND and your wrist band will get you entry, if there is capacity.

Restrictions: R18

This Event is included in the following Festival Passes:

Buy a Late Comers Pass
UNPUBLISHED EVENT
Winter Pride

PROHIBITION: Winter Pride UNDERGROUND

Saturday 5th September 2020, 9pm till late

Vinyl Underground, Church Street

ZQN Night Event

For the first time we are officially offering an alternative official Final Party - Prohibition Underground - for our guests who still want to join the festivities but have not secured tickets to the main official event "Speak Easy".

Themed prohibition style of the '20s (that's right, the last twenties), delve into this subterranean venue which has hosted so many amazing Winter Pride Parties over the years, with a mix of local DJs.

You can dress to suit - as sexy, as period or as formal as works for you. Be there and be ready to party as we always do to celebrate the end of the festival, on that this year that nearly got shut down, but has managed (touch wood) to bring back the party through adversity.

This event is lighter on the pocket than the "Speak Easy" as it doesn't have shows or performers.

Restrictions: R18

Cost: $50

Buy a Late Comers Pass
UNPUBLISHED EVENT
Winter Pride

PROPAGANDA WHITE AFTER PARTY

Sunday 6th September 2020, 3:00am - 5:30am

Bar Up | 1 Memorial St, Queenstown

ZQN Night Event FREE

Want to keep on partying late into the morning after the iconic Propaganda White Party?

This is the Official After Party which goes until the VERY early hours of the morning after the doors to Propaganda close. Doors close at 3am (bar closes at 2.30am).

Entry is FREE from 2am - just show your Propaganda White Wrist Band to get in.

Restrictions: R18

Cost: FREE

This Event is NOT included in any Festival Passes

RSVP ON FACEBOOK
UNPUBLISHED EVENT
Winter Pride

Sunday Pride Brunch

Sunday 6th September 2020, Three sessions: 9am, 10:30am (fully booked), 12 noon

Yonder, Church Street

ZQN Day Event

Join us for the big Sunday Pride Brunch at Yonder, Sunday 6th September 10.30am onward. For some, this will be recovery, others a chance to continue the party, and many to say farewell. This has been voted Queenstown's best cafe, the food is insane and the fire will be on!

This is THE meeting place on Sunday morning, so come on your own, or with a group of mates,

You MUST book directly to secure your place.

Book by emailing:
suze@yonderqt.co.nz

This is NOT a ticketed event, just first booked, first served - so don't delay your booking!

(10:30 booked out.)

For more information about the venue check out: www.yonderqt.co.nz

This Event is not included in any passes

RSVP on Facebook
Winter Pride

SUNDAY SESSION (REVOLVING DOOR ACCESS ONLY)

Sunday 5th September 2021, 2:00pm - 10:30pm

Winnies, The Mall.

ZQN Day Event Night Event

Back by popular demand, join us for one last hoorah before leaving Winter Pride 2021 - our epic Sunday Session!

Sunday session is a great chance to keep the party going or to say one last goodbye, DJS all afternoon (to be announced).

FREE access via revolving door for all Winter Pride Patrons - priority to booked patrons.

Restrictions: R18

Cost: Revolving door access for patrons.

Revolving door access for patrons only.

Health and Safety Disclaimer:

Winter Pride takes the safety and wellbeing of our guests seriously and we will be following the advice of the Ministry of Health closely in relation to developments connected to Covid-19. We will keep guests updated accordingly.

For individual events, we do our best to promote the booked talent and performers to each event as accurately as possible. However, we do reserve the right to update and alter talent and performers and / or venues closer to the scheduled event dates as circumstances may change. We will endeavour to swap like-for-like based on the quality of past events and the nature of the event advertised.

UNPUBLISHED BLOCK
Winter Pride
More events will be added as we confirm venues, talent and themes. The majority of events should be listed, as planned at Covid Alert Level 1 by the end of April 2021.

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