WINTER PRIDE
WINTER PRIDE

2020 EVENTS & PASSES

All 2020 tickets are being sold through passes. Please register to purchase a pass using one fo the links below.

This year's line up is, once again, going to be even more fun than last year's.

Last year, most of our events sold out, so we advise you to purchase tickets for events as early as possible.

This year, due to COVID-19, we are firstly selling Enabling Event Passes, and will only sell individual tickets if there is still remaining capcity much closer to the event date.

There are 3 Enabling Event Passes available: First (in planning) , Final and Maxi. Use the link below to register your interest and you will be sent an invoice for the pass you have chosen (if there is still capacity remaining).

The number of events registered on this page will continue to be updated as we confirm them.

We will only be selling individual event tickets to a few of the events, and only after enabling pass holders have had an opportunity to finalise their event choices.

We can't wait for you to join us.

Register to buy an ENABLING PASS

Registration (Compulsory for all passholders)

Friday 30th August 2019, 4:00pm - 6:00pm 28 August

Either Novotel or Smiths Craft Beer House (see below for details)

ZQN Day Event FREE

Come and join us on the day of your arrival to register for your pass. You will get to meet some of the volunteer crew and we can also answer any questions you have about events and how the week is organised.

All pass holders need to register 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 vlaidate ID and get our numbers right.

This means that if you don't register in person, we will assume that you are not coming to the festival and we will make your ticekts available to other guests.

Friday 28 August 3-6pm, Novotel Queenstown Lakeside
Saturday 29 August 4-6pm, Smiths Craft Beer House
Wednesday 2 September 4-6pm, Smiths Craft Beer House
Thursday 3 September 3-6pm, Novotel Queenstown Lakeside (alongside Queenstown Wedding Association Expo)
Friday 4 September 4-6pm, Smiths Craft Beer House

If you are a Maxi and Final Weekender Enabling Pass holder you will also receive your offical Winter Pride Cap when you register.

We are looking forward to meeting you all.

Email us if you arrive on a day without an official registration. And we can arrange for you to register with the Winter Pride crew at Apres Ski on the night of your arrival. You can also pre-check in for that night's parties which can speed up your entry at the door of actual events.

Cost: Free Event

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

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Mountain Passes

Friday 28th August 2020

MTN

Get your mountain passes for Winter Pride's festival mountain partners Cardrona, Coronet Peak and The Remarkables (NZSki) - and enjoy our free Winter Pride mountain hosts, a pride-filled lunch area on each mountain, with DJ/Live music!

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.

If you are unfamiliar with how the different mountains work: Cardrona is a separate mountain from the NZSki mountains (Coronet and The Remarkables). To use all mountain festival days on all mountains, you need a "COMBO". We suggest that you look at the dates and mountains on the ticketing page and think about how many days you need on each mountain.

The passes give you full access to the mountain for the number of days listed on your chosen mountain pass during Winter Pride '20. These passes are SEPARATE from the Pride Bus Passes.

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Mountain Passes and Transport 2020

Friday 28th August 2020

MTN

Get your mountain passes for Winter Pride's festival mountain partners Cardrona, Coronet Peak and The Remarkables (NZSki) - and enjoy our free Winter Pride mountain hosts, a pride-filled lunch area on each mountain, with DJ/Live music!

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.

If you are unfamiliar with how the different mountains work: Cardrona is a separate mountain from the NZSki mountains (Coronet and The Remarkables). To use all mountain festival days on all mountains, you need to build a "COMBO". We suggest that you look at the dates and mountains on the ticketing page and think about how many days you need on each mountain.

Please buy your mountain transport and mountain passes directly from the mountains.

Get NZSki passes Get CARDRONA passes
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Pride Bus Passes

Friday 28th August 2020

Getting around Winter Pride is a breeze with daily Pride Buses, where you can meet up with mates and truly not worry about the hassle of driving up icy and rough 4x4 roads at high altitudes.

The Pride Buses will pick up and drop off guests from our key partner hotels in Queenstown. The buses leave at 8 am (times vary depending on your stop) and return by 5 pm. You will receive more specific details on pick up and drop off after you do your final registration for passes in early August.

Pick up and drop off locations include: The Mercure, Peppers Beacon, Go Orange (Cardrona days) / The Station, The Novotel, The Holiday Inn Express, Frankton Bus Shelter. Details to be confirmed on bus registration.

These passes are SEPARATE from the Mountain Passes.

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KICKSTART FRIDAY - Frocks and Flannel

Friday 28th August 2020, 7:00pm onwards

Smiths Craft Beer House | 53 Shotover Street, Queenstown

ZQN Night Event

Once again, join DJ Modella and DJ Mark Rush as you start your week off in our favourite apres ski bar, Smiths Craft Beer House with Kickstart Friday! This event is perfect for all early arrivals and is brought to you as part of the Pride Party Series.

Join DJ Modella and DJ Mark Rush as you start your week off in our favourite apres ski bar, SMITHS.

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.

Spaces for this event sell out quickly, so book in now! There will be very limited door sales on the night of.

Restrictions: R18

This Event is included as a possible event choice in the Maxi and First Weekender Enabling Passes.

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Apres Ski - check schedule - most festival nights 5-7pm

Friday 28th August 2020, 5:00pm onwards, 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 29 August throughout the festival for our Official Apres Ski at Smiths - Craft Beer House (and possibly at selected supporting bars).

Smith's will become the official gay bar and meeting place for Winter Pride from Saturday 29th. 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.

Apres Ski is PRIORITY ENTRY for Festival Pass Holders (Maxi's first) until 5.30pm, then FREE entry afterwards subject to capacity.

All Winter Pride events are subject to COVID-19 Ministry of Health Guidelines which are subject to change. If you are sick, stay at home.

Make sure you register for Winter Pride 2020 on our home page.

Restrictions: R18

Priority access is given to Maxi Enabling pass holders and then other enabling pass holders.

Register for an enabling pass
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Winter Pride

SKYCITY Speed Dating

Saturday 31st August 2019, 6:00pm - 8:30pm

SKYCITY Queenstown Casino

ZQN Night Event

Flying solo to Winter Pride this year? Speed Dating is back.

Here is your opportunity to strike gold in more ways than one at SKYCITY Queenstown!

Here are the details on how YOU can find your Perfect Match, brought to you as part of the Durex PRIDE PARTY SERIES:

Free drink on arrival from 6pm - 6.30pm. Starting at 6.30pm sharp - Prompt arrival is attractive. MSM ONLY. After a number of 'speed-dates' with a range of potentials, you will receive your matches' phone numbers. (Like Tinder - Both partners have to say 'Yes' to have their number passed on & to receive your new bae's phone number).

What are you waiting for? Maybe there is a pot of gold at the end of the Rainbow!

Restrictions: R20

Cost: $10

This Event is NOT included in any Festival Passes

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OPENING PARTY: ISO-NATION Re-united!

Saturday 29th August 2020

TBC

ZQN Night Event

Let's face it: We've all spent way too long stuck at home this year. Brush off your glad rags and get yourself out, because we’re having a post-isolation reunion!

It's time to get re-acquainted and break out of being an ISO-NATION and celebrate the start of Winter Pride together.

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.

Restrictions: R18

This Event is included as a possible event choice in the Maxi and First Weekender Enabling Passes.

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Winter Pride

THE GRILLE PRIDE DINNER

Sunday 30th August 2020, 7:00pm - 10:30pm

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 Shotover Jet Off-Mountain 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.

Please detail any dietary requirements when purchasing the ticket on Eventfinda.

Tickets to this event are prioritsed for Maxi Enabling Pass holders first before they go on sale to the general public.

Restrictions: All are welcome

Cost: $80

This Event is included as a possible event choice in the Maxi Enabling Pass.

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MILITARY PARTY

Sunday 30th August 2020, 9:00pm - 2:30am

The World Bar | Church Street, Queenstown

ZQN Night Event

Calling all GI Janes and Joes- Put on your camo, splash on that war paint, and get yourself to this year's Military Party, brought to you as part of the Pride Party Series!

Camo, cargo pants, leather boots, and berets- Bring out your inner drill seargant!

One of Winter Pride's most popular events, the Military Party is always a good way to end the weekend and kickstart the week. In addition, DJ ACraig and DJ Harry K will be keeping The World Bar moving for an incredible night of entertainment!

Restrictions: R18

Cost: $35

This Event is included in the following Festival Passes:

First Weekender Event Pass Mini Event Pass Maxi Event Pass
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Winter Pride

QUIZ NIGHT

Monday 31st August 2020, 7:30pm onwards

Ballarat Trading Company | 7-9 The Mall, Queenstown

ZQN Night Event

Quiz Night is back!

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 host Nova Starr leads us through another quiz night!

This is the perfect event to grab a group of mates and enjoy a few drinks together. Ballarat will also be open for scrumptious pub food throughout the evening.

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

Restrictions: R18

This Event is included as a possible event choice in the Maxi and First Weekender Enabling Passes.

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Winter Pride

HABANA COCKTAIL MASTER CLASS & TAPAS (SOLD OUT)

Wednesday 2nd September 2020, 7:30pm onwards

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

This Event is included as a possible event choice in the Maxi Enabling Pass.

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Winter Pride

LADIES MIXER DRINKS and Apres Ski

Thursday 3rd September 2020, 5-7pm

TBC

ZQN Night Event

Let’s hear it for the ladies!

We’re thrilled to once again be hosting our exclusive women who love women (WLW) mixer event for the second year in a row through the Pride Party Series as an Apres Ski option.

In addition, the incredible DJ Modella (Chelsea Coleman) from Auckland will be returning to make this year’s event the best one yet!

A massive thank you to Alicia the Winter Pride Crew for helping make the Ladies Mixer Drinks possible!

This event open to those who identify as Women who love Women! All guests need to pre-register to gain entry.

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

Restrictions: R18 (Women only)

Cost: Pass Holders Priority Access

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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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SKYCITY JINGO

Thursday 3rd September 2020, arrive 7:30 for 8:00pm

SKYCITY Queenstown Casino | 16-24 Beach Street, Queenstown

ZQN Night Event

It's showtime! For COVID safety reasons - no sharing of microphones this year - so KARAOKE is on hold this year.

So for 2020, get ready for the newest 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!

Restrictions: R20

Cost: $20

This Event is included as a possible event choice in the Maxi Enabling Pass and Final Weekender Enabling Pass.

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CABARET WARS - Queenstown's Got Talent

Thursday 3rd September 2020

Memorial Centre | 1 Memorial St, Queenstown

ZQN Night Event

Cabaret Wars is back for Winter Pride 2020 after a sell out extravaganza in 2019! This year we are excited to announce that we have taken over the local town hall and are looking forward to welcoming our hosts Kita and Anita with special performances by Hugo Grrrl (Wellington), Nova Starr (Wellington), Frothy La Frou Frou (Queenstown), and Kola Gin (Auckland).

Applications for additional performers are OPEN! Apply to be a part our line up for the evening, and have the chance to be crowned Queen or King of Queenstown Cabaret! When the show finishes, it's time to stay and continue the party COVID restrictions permitting.

If you are interested in strutting your stuff and showing off your talents? Register for the unfunded talent line-up at Cabaret Wars (Queenstown's Got Talent) and as a performer for ASB Pride in the Park POP UPs here: Application to Perform

Restrictions: R18

This Event is included as a possible event choice in the Maxi Enabling Pass and Final Weekender Enabling Pass.

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GIBBSTON VALLEY LONG LUNCH

Friday 4th September 2020, 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 favorite festival staples, The Gibbston Valley Long Lunch!

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

Take a mid-week break from Queenstown 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"!

Bus departs Novotel at 11:00am. Please arrive 5 minutes before departure.

Individual ickets go on when we have finalised the number of Maxi Enabling Passes. Enabling guests get first priority to this event.

See some of the 2019 photos.

Restrictions: R18

Cost: $180 including transport to and from Novotel Queenstown.

This Event is included as a possible event choice in the Maxi Enabling Pass.

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PRIDE CRUISE PARTY: Brought to you by Southern Discoveries

Tuesday 1st September 2020, 8:00pm - 10:30pm

The Wharf, on the Southern Discoveries Boat

ZQN Night Event

All aboard with DJ Hayley Maree for another amazing night on the lake! With a bit of a swell going on and a little rolling about, there’s always fun to be had on the Pride Cruise Party, brought to you by Southern Discoveries as part of the Pride Party Series.

The cruise sets sail promptly at 8:00pm, so please arrive by 7:45pm to make it on board. The Boat will re-dock at 10:30pm for disembarking. Then head to Little Blackwood for the after party! (Free entry- located on the wharf)

All are welcome – and be sure to wear your sailor outfit to stay on theme!

Free drink on arrival.

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.

Restrictions: R18

Cost: $45

This Event is included in the following Festival Passes:

Maxi Event Pass
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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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Winter Pride

BACK ON SHORE

Tuesday 1st September 2020, 10:00pm till late

Little Blackwood | The Wharf, Queenstown

ZQN Night Event FREE

Whether you've just disembarked from the Southern Discoveries Pride Cruise Party or are looking for a Winter Pride late-night social fix, Back on Shore is for you and its FREE ENTRY.

Join us at Little Blackwood, one of our favourite intimate bars in lovely Queenstown. Wind down post-cruise or swing by to have a mid-week catch up with your mates and keep the party going as the Official Bar for the rest of the night.

It is a smaller venue, so be sure to get there early to secure a space!

Restrictions: R18

Cost: Free Event

This Event is NOT included in any Festival Passes

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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
Winter Pride

The Fat Lamb Pride Dinner

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

The Fat Lam | Ballarat Street, Queenstown

ZQN Night Event

Don't miss your chance for an incredible feast by The Fat Lamb, brought to you by the Shotover Jet Off-Mountain Series!

The Fat Lamb is a showcase of New Zealand produce in a wholesome, tasty, and generous way. Specialising in New Zealand lamb that is sustainably sourced, it's all about local paddock to plate. This Pride Dinner is one of the many delicious food and beverage options available from supporters in Queenstown.

This evening will deliver a uniquely Queenstown dining experience with a standard 3 course menu using locally grown produce off the hills and farms of the South Island. (Vegetarian option available).

Come enjoy a delicious and hearty meal and meet some new faces from Winter Pride.

A complimentary drink will be provided upon arrival.

This event is limited to only 30 guests, so reserve your spot quickly!

Restrictions: All are welcome

Cost: $70

This Event is NOT included in any Festival Passes

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Winter Pride

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

URGE UNDERWEAR PARTY

Thursday 3rd September 2020, 10:30pm - 4:00am

Winnies | 7-9 The Mall, Queenstown

ZQN Night Event

URGE EVENTS are back in Queenstown with their unmissable Urge Underwear Party for Winter Pride '20, 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.

Underwear Dress and ALL MEN* codes strictly enforced.

Gold coin at coat check.

*ALL MEN are those who identify as men and are MSM.

*Underwear Dress and ALL MEN codes strictly enforced. Gold coin at coat check.**

*ALL MEN are those who identify as men and are MSM.

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

Cost: $50

This Event is NOT included in any Festival Passes

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Winter Pride

ASB Pride in the Park - POP UPS

Friday 4th September 2020, 4:00pm - 5:30pm

The Mall, Queenstown.

ZQN Day Event FREE

One of New Zealand's largest, most colourful, family-friendly LGBTTQ+ events is BACK - this time as a series of pop ups around town.

ASB Pride in the Park is back for it's third year after after hitting 15,000 attendees in 2019. Get excited for this FREE public event proudly sponsored by ASB Bank and brought to you in conjunction with the Pride Pledge.

2020 may be a smaller affair due to COVID restrictions, but it will still be a great excuse to get out and enjoy and celebrate the LGBTTQ+ talent about town.

Interested in strutting your stuff and showing off your talents? Register for the unfunded talent line-up at Cabaret Wars (Queenstown's Got Talent) and as a performer for Pride in the Park here: Application to Perform

Restrictions: All are welcome

Cost: Free Event

Winter Pride

Winter Pride Comedy Night ft. Neil Thornton (SOLD OUT)

Friday 4th September 2020, 7pm-9pm

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

ZQN

Join us for an evening full of laughs and hilarity starring Neil Thornton and hosted by the one and only Hugo Grrrl.

Doors open from 7pm for a 7.30pm start - so don;t be late, actually come along early for a pre-show drink with mates and get the best seats in the house. Show finishes approx 9pm and you are welcome to stay for drinks after unless you have to rush off to Leather and Lace!

About Neil Thornton:

“Thornton is just a master of the craft of comedy.” Theatreview

"A bold performer with intelligent material. Constantly amusing and thought-provoking." Ruminator

“I laughed until I cried and nearly got thrown out for snorting into my beer.” The Residents

Soon after taking a comedy class in NYC in 2009, Neil became a regular in New York City comedy clubs and toured throughout the Northeast, with shows in Washington D.C., Provincetown, Fire Island, Philadelphia, and the Poconos. He produced and performed in Funny/Furry/Fierce, which sold out three years in a row at NY's Urban Bear Weekend, and co-organized and performed in MAULED: The Bears of Comedy at Provincetown Bear Week.

Since arriving in New Zealand (for a six-month adventure that turned into permanent residency) he’s made a huge impact, becoming a regular in New Zealand comedy clubs, touring to big cities and tiny hamlets, and appearing in the TV3 comedy special After Hours. His NZ Fringe Festival show Ursus Americanus was nominated for Best Stand-Up, and his NZ International Comedy Festival show Bearly Kiwi was nominated for Best Newcomer. In the last few years, he’s headlined sold-out gigs for New Zealand Bear Week, Christchurch Bear Week, Gay Ski Week, and the Wellington Pride Festival.

Thank you to our fabulous hosts at SkyCity Queenstown for hosting this event.

You can only access this event by a Winter Pride Final Weekender or MAXI Pass. Register for your pass to secure today at www.winterpride.co.nz

Restrictions: R20

This Event is ONLY included in some Festival Passes and there are no general ticket sales. This event is now SOLD OUT

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Winter Pride

Pride Wine Tour

Saturday 5th September 2020, 10:00am -14:30pm

TBC

ZQN

Join us at Winter Pride for our first 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!

Usually $179.00, secure your place now and book direct with Alpine wine tours for only $139.00 all inclusive. Limited numbers.

Tour leaves Downtown Queenstown 10.00am and returns 2.30pm.

Book direct info@alpinewinetours.co.nz

Or contact:
Emma Chisholm if you want further information
MOBILE: (+64) 21 0293 7491
WEBSITE: http://alpinewinetours.co.nz/

This event booked directly with Alpine Wine Tours and is a collaboration event organised a group of Pride Pledge wineries in association with Winter Pride.

Restrictions: R18

Cost: $139

This Event is NOT included in any Festival Passes.

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TRANS & ALLIES COCKTAILS

Saturday 5th September 2020, 5-7pm

TBC

ZQN FREE

Winter Pride is delighted to bring back Trans & Allies Cocktails Night for the second year! This event is FREE ENTRY, but for pre-registerd guests only 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 2020 festival season.

Many thanks to Monica Mulholland, who will be hosting this wonderful event again for a second year.

Proudly supported by the Queentown Pride Pledge community.

Restrictions: R18

Cost: Free Event

This Event is NOT included in any Festival Passes. Although this event is free, guests must pre-register on FACEBOOK.

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REVELRY: LEATHER AND LACE REDUX

Friday 4th September 2020

Memorial Centre | 1 Memorial St, Queenstown

ZQN Night Event

Get ready for one of Winter Pride's biggest annual event - REVELRY: Leather and Lace Party REDUX, brought to you as part of the Pride Party Series!

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 costume now!

As always, this is an event you won't want to miss!

Restrictions: R18

This Event is included as a possible event choice in the Maxi Enabling Pass and Final Weekender Enabling Pass.

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UNPUBLISHED EVENT
Winter Pride

PROPAGANDA WHITE PARTY

Saturday 5th September 2020, 9:00pm - 3:00am

Memorial Centre | 1 Memorial St, Queenstown

ZQN Night Event

After three consecutive sell-out years, PROPAGANDA returns as the official closing party of Winter Pride!

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.

Internationally acclaimed DJ and producer DJ HECTOR FONSECA is jetting in from New York City for his first ever Queenstown performance. This 20-time #1 Billboard remixer has worked with Sia, Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry and more, and is in demand all over the world at the globe's biggest parties; MATINEE (Ibiza, NYC, Las Vegs), Ultra Miami, NYC Pride, Sydney Mardi Gras and Circuit Festival (Barcelona) to name a few. Hector has a weekly radio show in São Paulo, Brazil with over 2 million listeners each week. We are thrilled to have this global trendsetting force hit the decks at Winter Pride.

We are beyond excited to be featuring a live performance by the incredibly talented and gorgeous Natascha Bessez direct from Los Angeles. From New York to Naples, Ibiza to Istanbul, Natascha Bessez's music is the definition of international. In today's global dance music community, her hypnotic beats and sultry vocals are likely to be heard on sun kissed beaches, wintery northern cities and all points in between. Natascha was a contestant on The Voice Holland and she has performed at events all over the globe including Toronto Pride, World Pride, San Francisco Pride and a recent tour of Australia.

DJ Jordan Eskra (NZ), one of New Zealand’s favourite gay DJs, will kick off the night. His crowd-pleasing mixes have filled dance floors at LGBTQ+ parties and nightclubs up and down the country. He has played all of the biggest gay events in New Zealand and we can’t wait for his return to Queenstown to play at this year’s closing party.

Our production team is already underway making the 2020 Winter Pride closing party the best one yet! Get your tickets early, you do not want to miss this.

Gold coin for Coat Check.

Restrictions: R18

Cost: From $85 (Earlybird)

This Event is included in the following Festival Passes:

Long Weekender Event Pass Mini Event Pass Maxi Event Pass
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PROHIBITION: Winter Pride Speak Easy

Saturday 5th September 2020

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.

Restrictions: R18

This Event is included in the following Festival Passes:

This Event is included as a possible event choice in the Maxi Enabling Pass and Final Weekender Enabling 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

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Winter Pride

Sunday Pride Brunch

Sunday 6th September 2020, 10:30am onwards

Yonder, Church Street

ZQN Day Event Night 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 to secure your place directly
Book using the following link:
www.yonderqt.co.nz/book-table/

Any questions, email:
suze@yonderqt.co.nz

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

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

Restrictions: R18

Cost: $25

This Event is included in the following Festival Passes:

Long Weekender Event Pass Mini Event Pass Maxi Event Pass
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UNPUBLISHED EVENT
Winter Pride

SUNDAY SESSION

Sunday 6th September 2020, 1:00pm - 10:00pm

The Pig & Whistle | 41 Ballarat Street, Queenstown

ZQN Day Event Night Event

Back by popular demand, join us for one last hoorah before leaving Winter Pride 2020!

Visit The Sunday Session, brought to you as part of the Pride Party Series. Stay one extra night, fly home on Monday, and make the most of the last day with 3 of Winter Pride '20's amazing resident DJs. DJ Modella, DJ Mason Andrews, and DJ ACraig will be spinning all afternoon and evening.

It's the perfect Winter Pride send off!

Restrictions: R18

Cost: $25

This Event is included in the following Festival Passes:

Long Weekender Event Pass Mini Event Pass Maxi Event Pass
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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.

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