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Ōtautahi Christchurch is a city of world class sports, of blooming gardens, of daring street art, and inclusive communities that forge change.

Bread and Circus

Bread & Circus

13 - 29 January 2023

Summer in Otautahi Christchurch – aaah, is there anything better? Sun’s out, the trees are green and the buskers are back! Get ready for magic and mayhem. Discover our top picks.

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Kathmandu Coast to Coast Hollie and Anna

10-11 February 2023

Kathmandu Coast to Coast

Kathmandu Coast to Coast is New Zealand’s most iconic multisport event. The bike, kayak and run starts at Kumara Beach on the West Coast of the South Island and finishes at New Brighton Beach. Come on down to New Brighton on Saturday 11 February from 2pm and show your support as the athletes cross the finish line. The carnival-like atmosphere is not to be missed with local markets and an evening fireworks display.

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19 February 2023

One New Zealand Warriors v Melbourne Storm

The wait is over... The One New Zealand Warriors are coming back to Orangetheory Stadium for the last pre-season challenge against the mighty Melbourne Storm on Sunday 19 February. Enjoy a Sunday afternoon of premiere NRL action. Tickets start from just $10! See you there.

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Electric Avenue

25 February 2023

Electric Avenue Music Festival

Electric Avenue is back and better than ever for 2023! With an incredible lineup featuring over 40 artists performing across five stages in Christchurch’s beautiful Hagley Park. Featuring Lorde, Flume, L.A.B, Synthony, Fat Freddy’s Drop, Teeks and many more.

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Surf Lifesaving

9 - 12 March 2023

2023 TSB New Zealand Surf Life Saving Championships

Returning to New Brighton Beach - The 2023 TSB New Zealand Surf Life Saving Championships represents the pinnacle event of the season with 1500 athletes anticipated to attend. From Masters who have lost track of the number of Nationals they have attended to 14 year olds experiencing the event for the first time. You will see New Zealand representatives, canoes, surf boat crews, surf swimmers, beach sprinters, ski and board paddlers all having a crack at being the next National Champion!

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Snoop Dogg

10 March 2023

Snoop Dogg

Finally, the wait is over and Californian Hip Hop icon Snoop Dogg has officially announced brand new dates for his massive upcoming New Zealand tour with special guests still to be announced. The tour kicks off at Christchurch’s Orangetheory Stadium on Friday, 10 March 2023. Get ready for Snoop Dogg Aotearoa!

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18 & 19 March 2023

ITM New Zealand Sail Grand Prix | Christchurch

The inaugural New Zealand Sail Grand Prix | Christchurch is a two-day spectacle of exhilarating, live action racing unlike anything you've seen before. Taking place on 18 & 19 March 2023, the New Zealand Sail Grand Prix will introduce fans to an entirely different format of fast-paced, high-octane fleet racing. With nine identical, foiling catamarans competing, see who will harness the power of nature to be the best on the day. Don’t have a ticket to the event? Make your way to the free ITM New Zealand Sail Grand Prix Live Site powered by Enable on The Green near Te Pae Convention Centre. Christchurch is the place to be!

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March 2023


Kiwi cricket fans can look forward to a massive home international summer, including visits from stars around the world. With Sri Lanka men’s team arriving in March 2023. The Tour will kick off with a Test match at Hagley Oval on Thursday 9 March against the BLACKCAPS. Followed later on in the month with the 2nd ODI on the 28 March. You won’t want to miss this, sign up to Cricket Nation and use your code to secure your 15% discount on adult priced tickets.

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FIH Hockey Pro League

22 - 30 April 2023

FIH Hockey Pro League

Hockey New Zealand is delighted to announce the return of international hockey competition to Ōtautahi, Christchurch. Ngā Puna Wai will be the venue for both the Vantage Black Sticks Men and Women as they face Australia and Great Britain from April 22-30 – including an ANZAC Day double header. Hosting two of the Vantage Black Sticks biggest rivals makes for an exhilarating week of hockey in Christchurch!

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Crystal by Cirque du Soleil
Credit: Olivier Brajon

16 – 18 June 2023

Cirque du Soleil’s CRYSTAL

Cirque du Soleil’s CRYSTAL is coming to Ōtautahi Christchurch from Friday, 16 June to Sunday, 18 June 2023 at Christchurch Arena. This unique production combines stunning skating with acrobatic feats that defy the imagination. Watch as world-class ice skaters and gymnasts take to their new frozen playground with speed and fluidity as they challenge the laws of gravity with never-before-seen acrobatics.

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