Events That Make Spring Unique In Ōtautahi Christchurch
The sun’s up. The flowers are blooming. It’s true, spring in Ōtautahi Christchurch is extra special.
Nowhere else in the country can you experience the season quite like you can here. It's a place of playful energy, where people get together to experience the very best the region has to offer.
International concerts, fast action sporting matches and good Canterbury agricultural fun. All of that amongst the spring skiing, sun and surfing, cherry blossom avenues and daffodil fields, Ōtautahi Christchurch is properly ON SHOW this spring.
Check out these Ōtautahi events that you won’t find anywhere else:
The Chicks - 31 October 2023
Global superstars The Chicks are returning to New Zealand this October and Ōtautahi is on the line-up! With the first show selling out, there is one more chance to grab a ticket to the second show this October.
Earning universal recognition as the biggest-selling U.S. female band of all time, The Chicks have sold more than 30.5 million albums. They are the only female group to achieve multiple Diamond selling releases, with over 10 million copies sold of hits ‘Wide Open Spaces’ and ‘Fly’.
With special guest Elle King, this is set to be an unforgettable night of music.
Fast5 Netball - 11 - 12 November 2023
Netball but not like you know it. Five-a-side. Fast action. Power plays. And a party in the stands. This is the Fast5 Netball World Series. The world’s six best sides will come face-to-face at Wolfbrook Arena this November.
The Fast5 Ferns have taken out seven titles since 2009 – will they make it eight? Current champions Australia will return to Christchurch Arena alongside the FAST5 Ferns, England, Jamaica, South Africa, and Malawi. The men’s teams will also be back in action!
New Zealand Agricultural Show - 15 - 17 November 2023
Synonymous with Kiwi culture, it doesn’t get any bigger or better than the New Zealand Agricultural Show right here in Ōtautahi Christchurch.
This year celebrates a legendary 160th anniversary of the show, so whether you are a seasoned Show veteran or a first timer, this is one not to miss.
The largest gathering of livestock in New Zealand, the Show provides the perfect opportunity for urban and rural communities to connect, while having a whole lot of fun at the same time! There really is something for everyone. Discover new and delicious local food, watch captivating performances, and have some laugh on the thrilling rides — a perfect day out for the whole family.
Freestyle Kings LIVE - 2 December 2023
Freestyle Kings LIVE is the newest and biggest freestyle motocross spectacle to hit the world stage.
Fresh off a sold-out tour of the Australian capital cities, Freestyle Kings has been lauded as the greatest show of audacious stunts on two wheels.
The Freestyle Kings tour will also have a distinctively Kiwi flavour to it, with world record holder Taupo's Jed Mildon and Wellington's Ellie Chew joining the BMX squad.
Adrenalin junkies – be sure to snap up tickets for the global touring act at the exclusive South Island show at Apollo Projects Stadium.