28 August – 6 September 2020
The Winter Pride Festival is a celebration of being human, of love, community, diversity, visibility, safety and inclusion and we’re so pleased the event will go ahead in 2020. ‘A festival in a small town with a bold heart’ is a fitting expression of the festival itself, and the “rainbow” community – local and visiting – who will brighten up our streets and heart’s come 28th August. Join in on the fun and share the message.
The biggest date on New Zealand’s LGBTTQ+ calendar is without a doubt, Queenstown’s Winter Pride Festival. Rainbow flags dazzle the mountainside during the daytime ski events and fun competitions, and just as much action happens off the ski fields during multiple dinners, wine tastings, cabaret and drag shows, and of course, parties! A festive feel envelops the town and ensures a wildly entertaining time!
10 days of pride & over 40 events
8 Days of On-Mountain fun – Coronet Peak, Cardrona & Remarkables
Free & Ticketed Events
Event Passes & Enabling Passes available
Smith’s Craft Beer House for Après Ski every evening
Martin King and Mike Hughes owners of South Pacific Pride Ltd, the business behind the event are passionate, committed and courageous in their focus that improves safety, visibility and inclusion for “rainbow” people in New Zealand. The pair are open, vocal and supportive in sharing this message – they also own and manage The Pride Pledge and The New Zealand Rainbow Excellence Awards, which improves awareness and offers others an opportunity to lend their voice to this beautiful movement.
The Pride Pledge
Take the pledge, share the love, protect our people and advocate for inclusion. https://pridepledge.co.nz/
“The pride pledge is an initiative which aims to raise visibility for safe space in our communities. The focus is to raise awareness of the values of safety, inclusiveness and health for all LGBTTQ+ (rainbow) people. All people can participate in this: whether you are a rainbow person or not, as we all can make our support of the “rainbow” community visible in our workplaces, social spaces and any place where we connect with others.”
In support of this pledge and to create more opportunities for awareness and improvement, Martin also offers consultation and training opportunities for your organisation – contact Martin at firstname.lastname@example.org