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Christchurch plays host to several major events each year. From regular arts, theatre, film and cultural festivals to international music acts and major sporting showdowns, there's always a reason to visit!

Christchurch is Lit

Explore the magic of Ōtautahi by night

CHCH IS LIT celebrates our local light artists and creative minds with a series of light installations, interactive displays and projections around the central city and New Brighton.

From 6pm until 11pm each night, mesmerising displays will transform Christchurch’s architecture and open spaces including City Mall, Cathedral Square, Tūranga, Victoria Square, Ōtākaro Avon River, The Arcades, New Brighton Pier and more.

1 - 29 July 2020
6pm - 11pm daily

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We are gearing up for Ōtautahi Christchurch’s spring celebration - BLOOM!

From events and festivals to horse racing and gigs, fashion shows and public gatherings to sports and entertainment. If it’s happening in spring, it’s BLOOM.

Mark your calendars now!

Riccarton Raceway Crowd Cheers

7 November 2020

Ali Basti Equiworld NZ 2000 Guineas Day

The Al Basti Equiworld New Zealand 2000 Guineas Day marks the official start of New Zealand Cup and Show Week and will give you a great taste of the week ahead.

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Addington Cup Week Crowd in the Stands

10 November 2020

Christchurch Casino New Zealand Trotting Cup Day

Spring into one of the great events on the New Zealand sporting and social calendar at Addington Raceway.

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Coupland’s Bakeries Mile

11 November 2020

Coupland’s Bakeries Mile

The Coupland's Bakeries Mile at Riccarton Park is a celebration of the two things that make New Zealand Cup and Show Week such a popular event – great action on the track and spectacular fashion in the field.

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Show Day Races Kids

13 November 2020

Show Day Races

Spring fun for everyone! Celebrate Canterbury Anniversary Day with an action-packed family day out at Addington.

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Riccarton Raceway Crowd

14 November 2020

Christchurch Casino NZ Cup and 1000 Guineas Day

This is one of the most popular racing events in the country and always attracts a large crowd, so ensure you are part of the action.

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Buskers In The Arts Centre 2020

January/February 2021

Bread & Circus World Buskers Festival

Explore amazing performers from street buskers to big top shows.

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ICC Women's Cricket World Cup New Zealand 2021

18 February - 7 March 2021

ICC Women's Cricket World Cup 2021

Be part of the action with Ōtautahi Christchurch set to host the final and other exciting matches at Hagley Oval.

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