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Saturday 5 October – A day packed with spring adventures

Picture this. It’s Saturday 5 October, and you’ve just woken up to a beautiful spring morning. You make your favourite cup and gaze out the kitchen window. What to do today?

You pull out your phone and browse for ideas only to discover not one, but THREE epic events happening today. Amazing! Time to get the crew together.

You arrive in town to check out the SCAPE Season 2019 Opening, kicking off six weeks of public art. A sausage sizzle at Margaret Mahy playground, interactive art activities, choir performances and a first look at Christchurch’s newest permanent artwork, ‘VAKA ‘A HINA’ – all on today. Awesome!

You cruise on over to Cathedral Square to check out Explore Antarctica. Kids are patting huskies and building snowmen, adults are making angels in the snow, Hägglunds are trundling around you – is this really still central Christchurch?

A couple of hours has passed, and you’ve learnt everything there is to know about our city’s connections with the icy continent. Surely, it’s time for some kai? Good thing you’re spoilt for choice in the city centre, particularly with the Riverside Market now open!

After a refreshing meal and a bit of rest, you’re ready for the day’s grand finale: the Highlight Street Art Party! It’s time for you and your mates to celebrate Ōtautahi’s epic street art scene.

You reach SALT Square and are amazed by the animation of the SALT Ōtautahi mural – the first of its kind in the city. RDU DJs are jamming away, and you’ve already spotted the drinks on offer. Now’s the time to get up close to Christchurch’s talented street artists as they perform live demonstrations. Totally lit.

The urban streetwear market has you shopped out. There’s only one way to end the day on a high – three separate after parties! What?? Will you cut some shapes with Mako Road at the SLATE Room, head-bang with DnB and TRAP DJs at Dux Central, or party with DJ Fat Larry at Retropolitan? The choice is yours!

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