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Last reviewed: Mon, 14 Jul 2014

Events and festivals

Christchurch City Council recognises that events play an important part in the city’s wellbeing by helping to activate precincts, raise the city’s profile, increase visitation and enliven the city while making an important contribution to the city’s economy.

Christchurch is now going through a transformational shift and new opportunities have arisen to regenerate the city and its events as well as new challenges. We are looking to increase public patronage to a broader offering of events, building the capacity of our events industry and developing creative concepts alongside the industry. We aim to 'inspire passion for the lifestyle qualities and identity of Christchurch.'

There are always quality sporting and community events on around the city.

To find out what is on in the City, go to – Christchurch’s Official online events guide.

Our team of Events Development Advisors are here to answer your questions about events held on public land or that have a potential impact on the city. Please contact us for more information:



Major events


Community events


Sporting events


World Buskers Festival

Christchurch Arts Festival

NZ Cup & Show Week 

NZ IceFest






Heritage Week


FIFA U20 World Cup 2015

World Bowls Championships 2016



Authorising Unit: Marketing

Last reviewed: Monday, 14 July 2014

Next review: Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Keywords: events, festivals