Bring on the BLOOM Events this Canterbury Anniversary Weekend
Ooooo yea, have you got the long weekend feels yet!? We’ve got you covered as our BLOOM festival brings the goods for this long weekend, soak up the sun and check out these fantastic BLOOM events!
Scape Public Art
Use that extra day of the weekend to wander the Scape Public Art Walkway and experience public artwork installations, including fourteen legacy and a number of new pieces by local artists.
Cast your vote for ChristchurchNZ’s People’s Choice Award using the QR codes on each installation and be in to win an epic #ExploreCHC experience for two including:
* Overnight stay at The Muse Christchurch with Continental Breakfast
* Helicopter flight and lunch with GCH Aviation - Garden City Helicopters
* Dinner for Two at Twenty Seven Steps
* Entry to He Puna Taimoana, New Brighton Hot Pools
Show Day Races - 13 November
The Show Day Races is a great day out for the whole family and a fantastic way to celebrate Canterbury’s Anniversary Day.
Great racing, entertainment and the free Hanmer Springs kids zone will keep the kids entertained with bouncy castles, a petting zoo, MoreFM mini golf, face painters, bungy, plus much more! There are no public surcharges, and entry will be by gold coin donation to Māia Health Foundation
Hazlett’s Farmyard in the CBD – 13 November
Who can resist lambs, calves, bunnies, ducklings and chickens? Come and meet the animals and enjoy a day in the central city.
Tickets are essential to manage the number of visitors for our furry, feathery and woolly friends. The Farmyard is brought to you by the NZ Agricultural Show.
Riccarton Race Week - 14 November
The races keep the city’s atmosphere pumping for Saturday’s New Zealand Cup Meeting at Riccarton Park Racecourse with excitement, glamour and outstanding racing – get your gladrags on and GO!
Vantage Criterium National Championships - 15 November
Speed, spills and thrills are served up as NZ’s top cyclists compete for the title of national champion – what a way to spend a Sunday in Ōtautahi!
Mitre 10 Canterbury v Auckland - 15 November
Complete your BLOOM event blow-out with Sunday afternoon footy. Sit back, relax and watch the team do the hard yards on the pitch as we take on our northern rivals Auckland.