What's On this Summer with Christchurch City Council

Publish Date
Monday, 20 November 2023, 7:50AM

What’s on this Summer with Christchurch City Council and The Hits Canterbury 

Summer is on the horizon and the Christchurch City Council has a variety of activities from free events, live music, theatre, markets, sporting, and heaps more! There’s something for the whole whānau to get amongst! Find out what’s happening throughout the Garden City here with the What’s on Guide. 


Check out what’s on below: 


Anthony Harper Summer Theatre 

If you’re looking for a laugh, come on down to Summer Theatre in the Christchurch Botanic Gardens. 

More details to come! 


Mitre 10 Sparks  

The much loved, Mitre 10 Sparks is back! Featuring the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra and dazzling fireworks, you don’t want to miss this! Get your friends and whānau together to celebrate the 41st year at our city’s dazzling fireworks extravaganza, featuring the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra.  

This year's theme is 'music bringing us together to celebrate our place in the world and beyond'. Conductor David Kay will lead the performance and MC the evening. New Zealand vocal legend, Annie Crummer will also be taking the stage alongside local Christchurch singers Roslen Ulaula and Harry Burt. 

No picnic? No problem! Lots of food and drink providers will be onsite for you to enjoy. More details to come closer to the event. 


Summer Sunday’s 

Christchurch City Council has the best way to end your Summer! 

Across four weekends explore different types of music all for free! 

There is nothing better than relaxing in the beautiful Christchurch Botanic Garden’s so make sure to check out the music on the Archery Lawn from 2pm - 4pm. 

January 28th –  Around the World with Mundi and Hera!    

February 4th – Got the Blues with Penny Blues Band and Mudfish. 

February 11th – Emerging Indie with Spirit Boy, Con Carne and Mim Jensen. 

February 18th – Jazz on the Lawn featuring The Curio Club and Chicks from Corea. 


Kite Day 

Come fly with us at New Brighton beach. Grab your kite, pack a picnic and get ready for a fun day in the sun. 

This well-loved kiwi summer event is back. Enjoy a relaxed whānau day out, lapping up the sunshine and taking in the spectacular view of the sky lit up with colourful kites.  

There will be sandcastles, games, and a heap more to keep you entertained too.  

Remember to be sun smart – slip, slop, slap and wrap.  

Sorry, dogs aren't permitted in kite flying areas. 


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