NICK COWDY / Residential Sales Consultant, Principal Agent

As the warmth of summer envelops Christchurch, the city is gearing up for a season packed with diverse and exhilarating events, perfect for everyone, regardless of age or interests. This summer, Christchurch isn’t just a place, it’s a bustling hub of excitement, offering everything from high-energy sports to delightful family festivals. Let’s dive into the not-to-be-missed events that are set to make this summer unforgettable!

Celebrate the New Year with a Bang! (31 December 2023):

Kids Countdown – Kick off 2024 with Christchurch’s grand family-friendly New Year’s Eve celebration. The afternoon will be buzzing with the legendary children’s entertainer Suzy Cato, the enchanting Music with Michal, and the vibrant pop cover band Black and Gold. The highlight? A special mock fireworks display, creating a magical experience for the kids.

More info can be found here.

Rock the Park – Join the newest addition to the New Year’s celebrations, Rock the Park. A collaboration between The Rock, Christchurch City Council, and NOVUS, this free event is a rock music enthusiast’s dream. Enjoy performances from some of New Zealand’s finest rock acts like Elemeno P and Racing, topped off with a spectacular midnight fireworks display.

More info can be found here.

A Summer of Cricket (January – March 2024):

Cricket fans, brace yourselves for a series of T20 and Test matches at the Hagley Oval. Witness the Black Caps in action against international teams like Pakistan and Australia. It’s set to be a thrilling cricket feast under the summer sun.

More info and tickets can be found here.

Bread & Circus – World Buskers Festival (19 – 28 January 2024):

Transforming Christchurch into a playground of laughter and entertainment, this festival features a kaleidoscope of performers – from comedians to trapeze artists. It’s a celebration of joy, promising delightful entertainment for all.

More info can be found here.

Mitre10 Sparks (3 February 2024):

A staple in Christchurch’s event calendar, this year’s Mitre10 Sparks is themed around the power of music. The Christchurch Symphony Orchestra, led by conductor David Kay, will join forces with New Zealand vocal legend Annie Crummer for an evening of harmonious melodies and fireworks.

More info can be found here.

Super Sprint (9 – 11 February 2024):

Calling all motor racing enthusiasts! Get ready for the adrenaline-pumping Super Sprint NZ Motorsport Championship at the Euromarque Motorsport Park. Experience the thrill of the race and cheer for tomorrow’s champions.

More info and tickets can be found here.

Electric Avenue (24 February 2024):

Prepare for the ultimate summer party with Electric Avenue. Featuring the Grammy-nominated Chemical Brothers and 35 other top musical artists, this 12-hour music marathon in Hagley Park promises to be a sensational experience.

More info can be found here.

Beyond these key events, Christchurch is a mosaic of ongoing activities and festivities. From live music events featuring the Foo Fighters and Matchbox Twenty to various markets offering unique treasures, there’s always something to discover and enjoy in the city.

Whether you’re a sports fan, music aficionado, family adventurer, or simply looking to immerse yourself in the city’s vibrant culture, Christchurch is your destination for a summer packed with joy and unforgettable experiences.