Arts and culture events

Christchurch plays host to a number of festivals and events. This page provides links and information about cultural events in Christchurch.

The Arts

  • Christchurch Arts Festival Staged every two years this festival includes events relating to art, comedy, music, drama, circus/cabaret, dance, and literature.

Books and reading

  • Literary events Our coverage of events and festivals for writers and readers.

Cultural Christchurch

  • Chinese New Year Annual event based on the Lunar New Year that includes a lantern festival.
  • Culture Galore Annual outdoor multicultural festival held in Ilam.
  • Matariki Pacific new year, celebrated each winter with the return of the Matariki/Pleiades constellation



Visual Arts

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