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1 Sep 2022

Spring into action in the Garden City

How good is spring? Warmer weather, longer days, a bunch of events to enjoy and a big bye-bye to winter. We love spring in Christchurch, and this year we’re extra excited because Ōtautahi Christchurch is ON SHOW.

Christchurch and Canterbury are simply stunning in spring… think avenues bursting with blossoms, parks carpeted with daffodils, a ton of stuff to do and loads of events to get people together and out of the house.

Whether you’re local or visiting, there’s so much to love. Watch horses while sipping on bubbles and then enjoy a luxurious soak in seaside hot pools. Zip down a hillside and then cheer for international netballers. Gaze up at big stage rockstars and then sit riverside for cocktails.

So put away your puffer jacket, abandon your hibernation and venture out for adventure. There’s a heap on in our city and it’s all ON SHOW.

BLACKCAPS T20 Tri-Series

7 - 14 October

The home season starts early this year, with the BLACKCAPS buckling up their pads for a week long T20 Tri-Series at the Hagley Oval. Don’t miss the action on the pitch as NZ, Pakistan and Bangladesh battle it out across seven fierce matches. See one or see them all – and bring the kids, there’s free entry for two children with every paid adult-priced ticket.

Fast5 Netball

5 - 6 November

FAST5 is netball like you’ve never seen before. With five players a side, shorter quarters, power plays and super shots, FAST5 is a high energy game not for the faint of heart. See the top six female teams in world netball and a men's grade compete in 22 quick fire matches across two days. Tickets on sale now. Get yours, FAST.

Riccarton Race Week

5 - 12 November

Welcome to the races! Springtime in Ōtautahi is synonymous with the excitement of horse racing, not to mention fashion, food and entertainment galore. Three exciting races take place at Riccarton Park on the 5th, 9th and 12th of November. Don’t miss this iconic Canterbury social and sporting extravaganza.

Addington Race Week

8 - 11 November

For more racing thrills head to Addington Raceway, where spectacular racing, entertainment, fashion and of course great food and wine await. Don’t miss Australasia’s biggest harness racing day, the IRT NZ Trotting Cup Day on 8th of November. Dust off your finery and get ready to place your bets!

New Zealand Agricultural Show

9 - 11 November 

The New Zealand Agricultural Show in Christchurch is back for 2022. From cute and cuddly spring animals to competitions, machinery, live entertainment, trade stands and so much more. NZ’s oldest and largest A&P Association brings the best of everything rural to you.

The Killers

25 November

Here’s another bright side to spring – The Killers are set to rock Christchurch as part of their 2022 world tour. One of the biggest rock bands of the 21st century, this gig celebrates their sixth studio album, Imploding The Mirage. Grab your tickets and smile like you mean it.


30 November

It’s another match made in heaven, with India (currently the No.1-ranked T20 side in the world) versus the BLACKCAPS (currently the No.1-ranked ODI side). Who will rise above in this star studded match? Watch the action as it happens at the iconic Hagley Oval.