Events in the parks and gardens

Join us and get involved in some of the events going on in Christchurch's amazing parks and gardens. See you there!

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Take a look below for some of the activities happening in our parks over the next few months. You can also view upcoming events around Christchurch at

Date Event Description
Saturday 25 February Electric Avenue Music Festival A massive lineup of acts across three stages, Hagley Park, from 11am. Ticketed event.
Saturday 25 February to Sunday 05 March Seaweek 2017 Take a look at the list of events happening around Christchurch/Canterbury celebrating Seaweek.
Sunday 26 February Summer Bandstand Free, live music on the Botanic Gardens Central Lawn, 12.30pm - 2pm. New Brighton Silver Band.
Sunday 26 February Ingham's Lazy Sundays - Finale Free, live music on the Archery Lawn, Botanic Gardens, 3pm - 4.30pm. Three acts - Katie Thompson, Volts, and August Fields.
Saturday 04 March The SVA Big Give

9am to 3pm, Rocking Horse Road,  Southshore Spit, South New Brighton.

The Student Volunteer Army are working with Council rangers to help fix walking tracks, clean up rubble from earthquake damage and set up a picnic area.

Sunday 05 March Children's Day

11am to 3pm. Red Zone corner New Brighton Rd and Locksley Ave.

Visit the Nature Zone - a tranquil sanctuary created by Avon-Ōtākaro Network, Greening the Red Zone, Greening the Rubble, Council Parks Unit and DOC. Nature treasure hunts, tepee building with natural materials, and a sensory table offer lots of family-friendly fun.

Friday 10 March Farewell to the Godwits (Kuaka)

4.30pm to 5.30pm. Southshore Spit Reserve. Bring your binoculars and farewell these amazing summer residents.

Saturday 11 March Culture Galore Festival

12pm to 4pm. Ray Blank Park, Ilam. Join in the fun with food, arts, crafts, music and dance at this multi cultural festival celebrating Christchurch's diversity.

And much, much more to come over the next few months! Have a look at the websites listed above for all the details and enjoy our beautiful outdoors.

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Running an event in parks and gardens

Many of our parks and gardens offer fantastic places to run your event.


Parks Week

Parks Week is an annual event to raise awareness on the value of parks and open spaces, and to get people out of their living rooms and enjoying the outdoors.

Arbor Day

June: Arbor Day is held every year on 5 June to draw attention to the importance of trees in our society.