Ōtautahi Christchurch is a city of world class sports, of blooming gardens, of daring street art, and inclusive communities that forge change.
29 September – 9 October 2022
Days Of Ice
Enjoy the programme of events exploring our connection with Antarctica. Celebrate our unique status every year with events, exhibitions, polar films, and kids’ competitions.
7 – 14 October 2022
The stars will shine at Hagley Oval in Spring! Tickets are now on sale – get ready for an epic schedule of International Cricket! Don’t miss the BLACKCAPS as they kick off the season with a T20 Tri Series v Bangladesh and Pakistan in the run up to the ICC T20 Cricket World Cup in Australia.
5 - 6 November 2022
FAST5 Netball World Series
FAST5 Netball World Series is returning to Ōtautahi, Christchurch and will host the fast-paced tournament in 2022. FAST5 is a modified version of the game featuring two point goals, double goal power plays, five players-a-side and shortened quarters. The FAST5 Ferns have dominated the world competition since 2009, winning seven titles. The world’s top six ranked teams will be invited to compete at Christchurch Arena including the New Zealand FAST5 Ferns, Australia, England, Jamaica, South Africa and Uganda. The Tournament takes place on the 5 and 6 November 2022.
5, 9, 12 November 2022
Riccarton Park – New Zealand Cup Week
A Canterbury social highlight featuring high-class racing, fashion, food and entertainment across three magnificent days as the region celebrates all that is great about spring in Christchurch. Enjoy the New Zealand Cup Meeting at Riccarton Park Racecourse with excitement, glamour and outstanding racing each day.
8 - 11 November 2022
Addington Cup Week
Springtime in Canterbury means one thing and one thing only! It’s Cup time at Addington Raceway. It is without doubt one of the great events on the New Zealand sporting and social calendar. It’s always been a week of celebration for the city of Christchurch with Addington hosting two days of spectacular racing, entertainment, fashion and of course great food and wine. Addington will be offering a range of options during the week, including Australasia’s biggest harness racing day – IRT NZ Trotting Cup Day, Tuesday 8 November.
9 –11 November 2022
The New Zealand Agricultural Show
Put 9 -1 1 November in your calendar now. Brought to you by the Canterbury A&P Association, The New Zealand Agricultural Show is back for 2022. Celebrating all that’s great about rural life, it’s been part of the fabric of Canterbury since 1863. Best in Show competitions for livestock, farmyard fun, live music, delicious food, family entertainment and a raft of exhibitors all add to the festivities. Bring the family and make a day of it!
25 November 2022
The Killers are coming back to New Zealand with their Imploding The Mirage Tour 2022. Be sure not to miss out - GA tickets are on sale Monday, 15 November 2021.
13 - 29 January 2023
Bread & Circus
Get set for mind-blowing days and magic nights at the 30th anniversary celebration of Bread & Circus in 2023! We will once again bring the party to the streets of Ōtautahi, Christchurch in the Summer holidays, with an action-packed event programme to celebrate the festival’s 30th birthday. The 2023 festival will run from 13 – 29 January, across three weekends and the summer school holidays in the heart of central Christchurch.
20 January 2023
The Hot Spring Spas T20 Christchurch Black Clash
The Hot Spring Spas T20 Christchurch Black Clash in association with Heartland is returning to Hagley Oval in Christchurch with the series locked at two-two after a convincing win to team rugby earlier this year. Black Clash pits New Zealand’s biggest stars of rugby and cricket against each other in a high-intensity, hugely fun T20 cricket match. This carnival style event is dynamic and highly entertaining, celebrating the very best of New Zealand sport. Nothing beats being there live! Don’t miss it!
24 January 2022
Elton John – Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour
The Rocket Man himself is coming to Christchurch for his global Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour! Elton John has announced he will be returning to Christchurch with his band for the first time in over thirty years for a final goodbye. Experience the magic of Elton John LIVE one. last. time. Frontier presale tickets are available from 1pm on Thursday 28 July & General Sale 1st August 2022.
18 & 19 March 2023
New Zealand Sail Grand Prix
Experience the inaugural New Zealand Sail Grand Prix, coming to Ōtautahi, Christchurch for 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 ten identical, foiling catamarans competing to see who can harness the power of nature to be the best on the day. Witness the thrills, spills, daring manoeuvres and near misses as the world's best sailors push their limits racing on Whakaraupō Lyttelton Harbour, and be there to cheer on Kiwis Peter Burling, Blair Tuke and the entire New Zealand SailGP Team.
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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