South Island Moon Festival
Riccarton Race Week
Addington Cup Week
The New Zealand Agricultural Show
Spring. It's our Thing.
Welcome to Ōtautahi Christchurch’s spring celebration.
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.
It’s fair to say that ‘spring is our thing’ here in Christchurch. No one does spring quite like us.
It’s not just the daffodils and the blossoms or the open blue skies. Oh no, it’s so much more than that.
We are a city in bloom – new bars, restaurants, attractions and businesses opening every week.
People who embrace new growth and new beginnings and some of the friendliest and most welcoming locals you’ll ever meet.
Riccarton Race Week6, 10 & 13 November - A Canterbury social highlight featuring high-class racing, fashion, food and entertainment across three days in mid-November.
Addington Cup Week9 - 12 November - Spring in Canterbury is topped off by Cup Week at Addington Raceway, an enticing mix of racing, fashion, entertainment, food & wine.
The New Zealand Agricultural Show10 - 12 November - This supremely Kiwi event lets you experience the country without leaving the city.
SYNTHONY No. 313 November - Synthony No. 3 serves up the ultimate dance tracks performed by a live orchestra, vocalists, guest musicians and DJs.
South Island Moon Festival18 – 21 November 2021 - Moon Festival time in Christchurch, complete with lanterns, entertainment and celebratory food.
Spring. It's Our Thing
Explore Ōtautahi Christchurch this spring.
Christchurch Big Band Festival21 - 25 October - Big bands from all over NZ play at free outdoor concerts during a five-day festival that includes Labour Weekend.
Diwali 202123 October - A unique event showcasing the incredible diversity of Indian culture through traditional festival activities, music, dance and food.
Whānau Mārama: New Zealand International Film Festival29 October - 14 November - An event to enhance the appreciation of global art and culture by providing access to a diverse range of high-quality film.
The Thai Festival 2021 - Regions of Thailand7 November - A festival highlighting Thai food, culture and tourism of Thailand right here in Ōtautahi Christchurch.
WORD Christchurch Festival10 - 13 November - A festival of world-changing ideas and storytelling to excite and entertain with 75 events and 150 writers over five days.
Arts Centre Sculpture Festival12 - 26 November - Discover talented artists and celebrate our city's creativity at the annual Arts Centre Sculpture Festival.
Vantage Criterium National Championships14 November - The streets of Christchurch fizz with energy during this multi-lap circuit cycling race through the inner-city.
Coca-Cola Christmas In The Park27 November - An evening of music, dancing, fireworks and fun at the nation's biggest free Christmas celebration.