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.
Enjoy Our BLOOM Events
Riccarton Race Week - Broadcast Only6, 10 & 13 November - A Canterbury social highlight featuring high-class racing, fashion, food and entertainment across three days in mid-November.
Addington Cup Week - Broadcast Only9 - 12 November - Spring in Canterbury is topped off by Cup Week at Addington Raceway, an enticing mix of racing, fashion, entertainment, food & wine.
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.
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.