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3 Events You Don't Want To Miss This Winter

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You Don’t Want To Miss This Winter

Sure, it’s a bit colder and darker right now, but why should that stop you getting out and about? It shouldn’t!

There’s no such thing as bad weather, just the wrong clothes, right? So chuck on your jacket, and realise that our city is stacked with epic events to attend this winter.

From illuminated spectacles to street parades, pier walks to packed concert venues, you’ve got options this winter. We’ve picked three you’ve got to check out.

Tīrama Mai

Tīrama Mai

A free event illuminating the central city and New Brighton, Tīrama Mai is a celebration of Matariki, our people and our unique local landscape. Running from 25 June – 10 July, head to some key central city areas and the New Brighton Pier to explore lighting trails. Oh, and did we mention the Matariki fireworks display in New Brighton on Saturday, 10 July? Yes please.

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Festival of Brass Conductor

Festival of Brass

The competition is fierce at Festival of Brass as NZ’s top brass bands square off for glory. Most of the events and concerts are free, on from 14 - 18 July at the Christchurch Town Hall. There’s even a street march on Friday, 16 July, bringing the beats to the streets. Get ready for some epic music and enthusiastic vibes when this festival touches down.

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Go Live Festival Band

Go Live Festival

A huge music festival in the heart of the city – and only $10? Easy decision. Featuring the likes of Jason Kerrison (that guy from OpShop), Reuben Stone and There’s A Tuesday (a groovy Sumner band), Christchurch Town Hall will be taken over by these guys on Saturday, 24 July from 7.30pm, jams wrapping up around 11pm.

There’s also an Industry Talks session earlier that day. If you’re keen to upskill, or just interested in the music industry, get down to the Ron Ball Studio at Christchurch Town Hall from 12.30pm - 5pm to hear from the best in the biz. Our pick? Ben Edwards, producer at The Sitting Room recording studio in Lyttelton – a true local legend of the game.

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