An Epic Moon Festival Is Coming To Christchurch This Spring For The First Time

Megan Zara Walsh Megan Zara Walsh - Staff Writer

South Island Moon Festival

Get your family and friends together at this unique multicultural festival.

An incredible new cultural event, The South Island Moon Festival is coming to Ōtautahi Christchurch this Spring. It will involve an array of activities from vibrant displays of art, performances, lanterns, tasty food stalls and markets and much more.

From September 30 to October 3, you can embrace the festival’s cultural diversity by attending this special event. With a diverse range of local performers, from comedy to dance, and food and drinks from all around the world…you won’t get bored.

Excitingly, locals will be delighted to hear that this event is finally taking place after being postponed due to the pandemic. The festival idea came from the huge success of the South Island Lantern Festival.

Moon Festival
Photo Credit: South Island Moon Festival

It provides a fantastic way to celebrate Christchurch’s connections with China and Asia by giving attendees an immersive experience. Traditionally, Moon Festivals celebrate Asian and Chinese culture, where families watch the full moon, and indulge on creative moon-based grub.


Furthermore, the festival is being organised by Strut & Fret NZ, the company behind the World Buskers Festival. And if that is anything to go by, we should expect some serious fun and entertainment. Additionally, you’ll be able to take part in an alluring lantern display.

Be sure to save the dates for a unique and eventful experience this Spring. For more information and tickets, visit The South Island Moon Festival website.

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