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Things To Do In Christchurch

6 Of The Best Events Happening In Christchurch Over The Summer And Into 2021

By Jack Saddler

So many things to do!

A new year has arrived and we’re well and truly into summer. And, after the buzz of festivities around Christmas you’re probably looking for some fun activities to fill the warm weather season with.

You’re spoiled for choice in Christchurch, as there’s plenty to do at this time of year. From art exhibitions to festivals, here are some of the best things to do over the next few months in Christchurch.

1. Visit the Van Gogh Alive Exhibitionย 

This incredibly popular event is back in New Zealand for a full tour to kick off the year. Complete with moving images, soundtracks and custom-made aromas, this is one youย reallyย do not want to be missing.

๐Ÿ“ Christchurch Air Force Museum,
๐Ÿ“† From February 18, 2021.

2. Enjoy some brews at the Great Kiwi Beer Festival

A good ol’ beer festival is blessing us all at the beginning of this year. Hagley Park is to be taken over by The Great Kiwi Beer Festival, boasting 40 stands and over 300 types of beer to try. Damn, don’t you just love summer days out like these?

๐Ÿ“ Christchurch Hagley Park,
๐Ÿ“† January 30, 2021.

3. Head to Nostalgia Festival at the Heritage Park Replica 1900s Village

Quite simply, a day filled with live music and delicious grub. Head over to the 1900s replica village to discover some new music, sing your heart out and fill your bellies with beers and snacks. Find all the information you need here.

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๐Ÿ“ Christchurch Heritage Park,
๐Ÿ“† February 13, 2021.

4. Pop down to “Gindulgence”, the two-day Gin Festival

Gindulgence is returning to Christchurch, much to the delight of many. You’ll be treated to the two-day affair boasting fourteen different distilleries. You even get a free G&T glass with each ticket!

๐Ÿ“ Ilam Homestead,
๐Ÿ“† February 27-28, 2021.

5. Hit up the lovely Bread And Circus Backyard Buskers Festival

For two weeks, this festival shows off some of the best local artistic talent the city has to offer. From performances in your backyard to winery tours to a gala of stand-up comedians, this event brings the city together in one of the best times of the summer.

๐Ÿ“ Multiple Locations,
๐Ÿ“† January 15-31, 2021.

6. Head to one of the new rooftop bars in Christchurch

Rooftop bars and summer is a pretty unbeatable combination. So, it’s a good thing that two fantastic spots have opened up in Christchurch. Head to the Pink Lady and the Mr Brightside bar for some lovely summer fun high up in the sky.

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Tags: summer