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April 2024

Arrowtown RSA ANZAC Service

‘LEST WE FORGET’ Join the RSA and local community groups for the ANZAC Day commemoration service, followed by a laying of wreaths. This will be held at the Cenotaph on Soldiers Hill, Durham Street. Parade to assemble at Athenaeum Hall at 10am for commencement of the service at the Cenotaph at 10.30am. All welcome.  Wet weather venue – Arrowtown Athenaeum Hall.
25 Apr
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Arrowtown War Memorial Park

Official Opening Ceremony

Grab the family and come on down to enjoy our Autumn Festival Official Opening Ceremony. There will be plenty of entertainment including the popular Buckingham Belles, Mini Belles, Arrowtown School Kapa Haka group, the talented Mullet Man and Mim and much more.
25 Apr
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Buckingham Green

The Great Scarecrow Trail

Come and walk the great scarecrow trail through the picturesque streets of Arrowtown. Purchase your map ($10) in Buckingham Green and follow the trail, find the scarecrows and guess what they are based on – this year’s theme is “Off to the Movies!” Prizes for the winners.  Maps available Thursday 25 April, 1-4pm; Friday 26 April, 10am-3pm; Saturday 27 April, 9am-12pm. All proceeds will go directly to the local Queenstown Junior Cricket Club.  Businesses are welcome to sponsor a scarecrow for $100 (cash or contra prizes). For further info email: [email protected]           This event is proudly supported by D’or Hairstylists Arrowtown.
25 Apr
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Buckingham Green

Bayleys Arrowtown Art Exhibition

Come and view the amazing entries for the Bayleys Arrowtown Art Exhibition, 9-5pm everyday at the Lakes District Museum. All of which can be purchased up until Sunday 9 June. Art Exhibition entries have now closed.
25 Apr
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Lakes District Museum

Kids’ Juggling Workshop with Mullet Man Last Few Tickets

Come and join popular street entertainer Nathan Bonner aka Mullet Man & Mim. Numbers are limited so register below to avoid disappointment.
25 Apr
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Library Green

Arrow Ambles

Enjoy guided historical walks of the area with your friendly and knowledgeable guides – Oweena, Mary, Nick and Alan. These are free events, no need to book. Just turn up at the Lakes District Museum. There are three walking tours – Thursday 25 April,  2:30-3:30pm; Friday 26 April, 2:30-3:30pm and Sunday 28 April, 2:30-3:30pm. Kindly supported by the Arrowtown Lifestyle Village.
25 Apr
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Lakes District Museum

Creative Queenstown – Land of the Long Long Drive

A classic road story with a kiwi twist! Wētā, Tuna and Kārearea are mates of Gary the Glowworm, and are travelling to attend his rave in the cave birthday party. The friends face a number of trials on the road, and learn that despite their differences, they can achieve their goals by working together! A tale for Kiwi kids, featuring iconic NZ creatures, landscapes and fresh waiata by NZ singer-songwriter Benny Tipene. Winner of the 3–8-year-old section of Playmarket’s Plays for the Young Competition, Land of the Long Long Drive brings you a laugh out loud, inspiring adventure of three unlikely heroes. This show jumps into life with beautiful costumes from Gridley by Victoria, Costumier for the Royal New Zealand Ballet, and support from Capital E National Theatre for Children through their Creative Residency programme. $10 general admission tickets – Adults and Children. Under 3 free. Doors open at 2pm, show starts at 2:30pm. A great family show – click here to book your tickets today.
25 Apr
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Arrowtown Community Centre

Ngahuru Pūrākau Storytelling with Darren Rewi

Māori storytelling (pūrākau) is a way to share ideas, meaning and identity. Darren Rewi shares Kai Tahu narratives of Whakatipu and Arrowtown. Hear the real stories of our myths and legends from a storyteller whose ancestors used to walk these hills.            Complimentary event – all welcome.
25 Apr
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Arrow River (by the Skatepark)

The Art of Wine

THIS EVENT IS AT CAPACITY.  To be added to the wait list please email: [email protected] Bonham Gallery and Mora Wines are excited to present this exciting new event, under the Autumn Festival programme.  A fun, educational session with four courses of art and wine pairing! Come along and hear from Jason Bonham about his passion for arts and design.  Experienced local Sommelier Candice Chow will also facilitate an engaging Mora Wines session with plenty of tasting and learnings to be had. Limited numbers to this exclusive event – tickets include canapes and wine tasting. R18 event.
25 Apr
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Bonham Gallery

Quiz Night

If you rate yourself as a walking encyclopedia then get a team together and test your general knowledge at the Autumn Festival Quiz.   The 2024 theme is Gold Digger – be creative and be in to win the best dressed team prize! Great prizes and raffles on the night. R18 event. This event is now at capacity, to be added to the wait list please email [email protected]  
25 Apr
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Arrowtown Athenaeum Hall

The Great Scarecrow Trail

Come and walk the great scarecrow trail through the picturesque streets of Arrowtown. Purchase your map ($10) in Buckingham Green and follow the trail, find the scarecrows and guess what they are based on – this year’s theme is “Off to the Movies!” Prizes for the winners.  Maps available Thursday 25 April, 1-4pm; Friday 26 April, 10am-3pm; Saturday 27 April, 9am-12pm. All proceeds will go directly to the local Queenstown Junior Cricket Club.  Businesses are welcome to sponsor a scarecrow for $100 (cash or contra prizes). For further info email: [email protected]           This event is proudly supported by D’or Hairstylists Arrowtown.
26 Apr
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Buckingham Green

Kids Art Workshop

Bring the kids along to express their creative side with local Artist Ika Willett, in the beautiful outdoor playground of Arrowtown. Kids – wear an old shirt for painting! This free event is proudly supported by Pak’nSave Queenstown.
26 Apr
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Library Green
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