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Christchurch Events

New Zealand International Jazz & Blues Festival

One of the largest festivals in Australasia with international and local artists.


(Date to be confirmed)
Venue: Various venues.
Website: http://www.jazzbluesfestival.co.nz
Cost:

Various.


Oi YOU! RISE festival

One of the largest collections of street art by UK artist Banksy will adorn the walls of the Canterbury Museum as part of the Oi YOU! RISE festival, a celebration of street art. Work will be displayed in more than three gallery spaces (plus blank city walls) by a range of artists.

Date: 16 December 2013 - 26 March 2013
Venue: Various venues.
Website: http://streetart.co.nz/rise/
Cost:

Free.


Ellerslie International Flower Show

From carnations, daisies, roses, delphiniums to garden design, the Ellerslie International Flower Show, has many exciting things to see and do over four days.

Date: 26 February 2017 - 02 March 2017
(Date to be confirmed)
Venue: Hagley Park.
Website: http://ellerslieflowershow.co.nz/
Cost:

Adults: $29; children: $4.


Christchurch Arts Festival

Showcase of the best of New Zealand art and culture, with performances and exhibitions of theatre, dance, music, opera, and the literary and visual arts.

Date: 30 August 2017 - 17 September 2017
Venue: Various venues.
Website: http://www.artsfestival.co.nz/
Cost:

Various.


New Zealand Cup and Show Week

A week of events including horse racing, fashion, New Zealand's largest agricultural show, and other entertainment.

Date: 11 November 2017 - 18 November 2017
Venue: Various venues.
Website: http://www.nzcupandshow.co.nz/
Cost:

Various.


Christmas in the Park

This is one of New Zealand's biggest outdoor Christmas concerts as the country's top singers, dancers, musicians, choirs and bands unite at North Hagley Park in Christchurch from 730pm for a festive extravaganza.

Date: 25 November 2017
(Date to be confirmed)
Venue: Hagley Park.
Website: http://www.christmasinthepark.co.nz/christchurch.html
Cost:

Free.


World Buskers Festival

For over 20 years musicians, acrobats, jugglers and comedians from around the world and NZ flood the streets and parks of the Garden City in Christchurch, turning New Zealand's third-largest city into one big street party.

Date: 16 January 2018 - 26 January 2018
(Date to be confirmed)
Venue: Various venues.
Website: http://www.worldbuskersfestival.com
Cost:

Free, with donations (koha) with charges for some evening events.


Kathmandu Coast to Coast

This iconic multisport event has racers kayaking, biking, and running through New Zealand’s South Island from Kumara Beach on the west coast to Christchurch on the east coast. The 243km (150 miles) race takes place over two days and has grown over the years to include different courses to accommodate all different types of athletes.

Date: 09 February 2018 - 10 February 2018
Website: http://www.coasttocoast.co.nz
Cost:

Free to spectate; various entry costs depending on size of team and event


Culture Galore

This one-day annual festival celebrates Christchurch’s diversity with food, arts, crafts and music and dance performances from more than 80 cultures that call Christchurch home.

 

Date: 12 March 2018
Venue: Ray Blank Park
Website: http://www.summertimes.co.nz
Cost:

Free.