An annual festival held in Christchurch and Banks Peninsula to celebrate the heritage of our district.

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Beca Christchurch Heritage Festival 2019

It was fantastic to see so many heritage events running across Christchurch, Banks Peninsula and Selwyn during the Beca Christchurch Heritage Festival 2019, 7 to 28 October.  

We would like to thank all those who contributed to making the Heritage Festival successful, particularly the sponsors, event providers and the many attendees.

Each year the Heritage Ambassador Award is presented at the launch event to a group or individual who has made a significant contribution to heritage education and advocacy through Heritage Festival events. This year the Heritage Ambassador Award went to the Riccarton Bush Trust. Congratulations to the Trust on receiving this well-deserved recognition for their contribution to Heritage Week/Festival since the mid-1990s.

For a summary of this year's Heritage Festival see Beca Christchurch Heritage Festival 2019 Wrap-up [PDF, 1.4 MB].

If you have any queries regarding the Christchurch Heritage Festival please email