Performing Arts in Christchurch

World Buskers Festival

National and international talent entertain passers-by for 10 days in mid-January. Shows span stand-up comedy, burlesque, music and circus arts. Check the website for locations – and don’t forget to throw money in t…
Cultural in Timaru

Timaru Festival of Roses

Featuring a market day, concerts and family fun, this week-long celebration capitalises on Timaru's obsession with all things rosy. The festival is held annually for one week at the end of November or early December…
Sports in Christchurch

NZ Cup & Show Week

Various horse races, fashion shows, fireworks and the centrepiece A&P Show, where the country comes to town. Held over a week in mid-November.
Performing Arts in Christchurch

Christchurch Arts Festival

Month-long biennial arts extravaganza celebrating music, theatre and dance. The next festival will be held in 2019.
Music in Christchurch

Garden City SummerTimes

Soak up the summer buzz at a huge array of outdoor concerts, festivals and markets.
Fair in Christchurch


If family fun is a priority, consider planning your travels around NZ’s biggest children’s festival. KidsFest offers a smorgasboard of munchkin-friendly shows, workshops and parties, held during the winter school ho…
Food & Drink in Akaroa

French Fest

This Gallic-inspired, two-day celebration features historical re-enactments, markets, activities and – bien sûr – plenty of food and wine. It's held biennially in odd-numbered years.