Snowflakes in Stanthorpe Festival 2021 | It’s GO for SNOW

Snowflakes in Stanthorpe
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Get ready to let it snow! Snowflakes in Stanthorpe Festival is Queensland’s premier winter festival.  Hosted in Stanthorpe from the 2nd to the 4th of July, this celebration of all things cold and frosty is sure to delight the whole family. It’s a winter wonderland of fun and excitement!

Three Days of Action Packed Winter Fun at Snowflakes in Stanthorpe Festival!

Snowflakes in Stanthorpe Festival

The Snowflakes in Stanthorpe Festival boasts a huge outdoor snowfield and a 90 person iceskating rink! Expect to be warmly welcomed with typical country hospitality as your fam take part in the myriad of activities. Markets, entertainment, local produce, snow globes, sled dogs, igloo making, children’s crafts and the famous Ice Man Challenge are just the start in this feast of the senses for all ages.

Friday at the Snowflakes in Stanthorpe Festival

On Friday the 2nd of July, the main street of Stanthorpe will be packed with great entertainers, demonstrations and activities. Rug up and enjoy the on stage performers, seasonal markets, and incredible ice sculpture competition.  The whole family is invited to join in on the street parade, the bocce rink, and the snowman toss.

After 5pm, join the lantern parade winding its way to Stanthorpe’s newest icon the Big Thermometer.  Enjoy the laser lights and fireworks before seeking out the local restaurants and bars guaranteed to provide the warmest hospitality around.

Snowflakes in Stanthorpe Festival

Saturday at the Snowflakes in Stanthorpe Festival

Let it Snow!  Join in the fun on Saturday 6th of July at the Stanthorpe Snowgrounds.  The gates open at 9am and your ticket price includes a huge range of free activities including the massive snowfield (with under 8’s area),  on stage entertainment, fashion parade, movies,  giant snowglobes, climbing wall, enchanted forest,  jumping castles, petting zoo and ‘snow’ much more.  Wander the winter markets, indulge in the international food fest and relax in the local wine and beer marquee.  The ice skating rink will be available until 7pm at an extra cost per session.  The evening ends with a fireworks spectacular.

Snowflakes in Stanthorpe Festival

Sunday at the Snowflakes in Stanthorpe Festival

On Sunday 4th of July head back to the Stanthorpe Snowgrounds for more great activities. The ice skating rink will be open from 9am and there will be plenty more snow!  There are two choices early on Sunday. For the adventure seekers, the Iceman Challenge will set your heart racing and Frostys Fun Run will ensure your youngest are challenged before hitting the snowfields.

For those who prefer a slower start, and maybe a coffee, the Historic Vehicle and Machinery Display will be ready to show off their shiny motors. The market stalls will be open from 9am to 2pm and all of the childrens activities will be back. On stage entertainment continues all day.

Across the whole weekend

Across the weekend, you’ll enjoy a variety of fantastic musical performances designed to get everyone’s toes-a-tappin’!

Ice Skating

The iceskating rink is situated in the Agricultural Shed at the Stanthorpe Showgrounds. It measures 10m x 19m. The iceskating rink in 2021 is synthetic. Ice skating rink open times are as follows:

  • Friday 2nd July – 9am to 5pm (no cost to enter the Showgrounds)

  • Saturday 3rd of July – 9am to 7pm

  • Sunday 4th of July – 9am to 2pm

Helper dolphins are provided free of charge for those needing a helping hand. Children under 5 may enter the iceskating rink with a paying adult. Under 5’s may wear enclosed shoes or iceskates. You can borrow iceskates or BYO.  Ice skating at Snowflakes in Stanthorpe costs $15 for a 25 minute session.

Costs for the Snowflakes in Stanthorpe Festival

Gate Prices as listed below:


  • Child (0-4yrs) – FREE
  • Child (5-15 years) – $10
  • Adult – $20
  • Concession – $15


  • Child (0-4yrs) – FREE
  • Child (5-15 years) – $7
  • Adult – $15
  • Concession – $10

All Weekend

  • Child (0-4yrs) – FREE
  • Child (5-15 years) – $15
  • Adult – $30
  • Concession – $22

Get your tickets here.

Where to stay for Snowflakes in Stanthorpe?

Here are four options for you to try out: 
  1. Book a powered or unpowered camping site at the Stanthorpe Showgrounds.
  2. Check out the Granite Belt Wine Country website.
  3. Phone the Stanthorpe Visitor Information Centre during office hours 07 4681 2057, or the Warwick Visitor Information Centre during office hours 07 4661 3122
  4. Call any long lost relative who lives within a 2 hour drive and tell them that July 2-4 would be a great weekend for your whole family to visit.

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!

Be sure to check out where the next fun festivals are in Brisbane, Ipswich, Gold Coast and Toowoomba.

It’s going to be snow much fun! Make sure you take the kids along – don’t be left out in the cold!

2 responses to “Snowflakes in Stanthorpe Festival 2021 | It’s GO for SNOW”

  1. Carol Russell says:

    Is this on every year ? So sad we missed out ….we didn’t know it was on ….and what about the dates ? Are they announced in some way ?

  2. Amanda says:

    I had never heard about this before. I love Stanthorpe and want to take the kids to this.

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