8 Upcoming Unmissable Festivals To Get Excited About In Christchurch

Megan Zara Walsh Megan Zara Walsh

Upcoming Festivals Christchurch 2022 2021

From foodie adventures, to drink festivals, and dancing to electronic music, Christchurch has an array of epic upcoming events that you can get excited about. Therefore, we’re calling all the dedicated foodies, gin drinkers, music lovers and more, to attend the greatest upcoming and unmissable festivals in Christchurch this new year ahead.

1. Bread & Circus – World Buskers Festival

This exciting festival is returning from January 14 to January 30 with an action-packed event programme. The event organisers promise an even bigger and bolder schedule during the summer school holidays. Expect festival favourites to return, like outdoor shows and busking pitches, and plenty more artsy activities. Indeed, one of the most unmissable festivals this year in Christchurch.

πŸ“ Christchurch City, New Zealand

2. Hidden Lakes Festival

Make your Christmas break even more magical by heading to this music festival on December 28. Expect some banging tunes from the likes of Mollie Collins, a key player in some major EU rave line-ups, DJs Wilkinson and Kanine from the UK, NZ’s very own Aroha, to name a few. Indeed, you’ll dance the day away, hidden among the trees, under the summer sunshine. What a scene!

πŸ“ Hagley Park North, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand

3. The Great Kiwi Beer Festival

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Photo Credit: The Great Kiwi Beer Festival

On January 29, 2022, you can celebrate New Zealand’s brewing industry at this unmissable returning festival in Christchurch. Expect more than 40 craft brewers, over 35 street food vendors, 300 beers on tap, interactive workshops, plenty of beer tasting, and of course, live music, to keep you all entertained. Festival goers must be fully vaccinated to attend.Β Purchase tickets via the Great Kiwi Beer Festival website.

πŸ“ Hagley Park North, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand

4. Nostalgia


On February 12, another one of the best and upcoming unmissable festivals hits Christchurch. Head to Ferrymead Heritage Park to experience feel-good music from a range of International and New Zealand artists, along with delicious street grub, craft drinks, markets and more. Tickets have yet to be released, but you can sign up on the website for ticket information.

πŸ“ 60 Ferrymead Park Dr, Ferrymead, Christchurch 8022, New Zealand

5. Electric Avenue Festival

Electric Avenue Christchurch Festival 2022
Photo Credit: Electric Avenue Festival

Get excited about one of the greatest music festivals making a comeback in three months time. On February 26, you could be jamming to Lorde, Drax Project, Summer Thieves, Supergroove, and plenty more at the ultimate outdoor party of the year. Get tickets via the Ticket Fairy website.

πŸ“ Hagley Park North, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand


Synthony No. 3
Photo Credit: Synthony

Back by popular demand, this unique and surreal music festival will return on March 5. This sell-out festival involves a mix of performances by an Orchestra, DJs, singers and live performers. They mash up the biggest electronic dance tracks on the planet, from Calvin Harris, to Disclosure and more…to bring you a magnificent concert experience. Indeed, the most unmissable festival to attend this coming year in Christchurch. Get your tickets on the Synthony website.

πŸ“ Christchurch Arena, 55 Jack Hinton Drive, Addington, Christchurch 8024, New Zealand

7. The Christchurch Food Show

Best food festivals Christchurch
Photo Credit: The Food Show

Foodies will love this culinary affair taking place between March 18 and 20. Discover new recipes, learn from top celebrity chefs, indulge on the best eats and drinks, purchase kitchen essentials and much more. Additionally, the event will feature plenty of live music, masterclasses, street food, VIP Lounge, to name a few.

πŸ“ Christchurch Arena, 55 Jack Hinton Drive, Addington, Christchurch, New Zealand

8. Christchurch Go Green Expo 2022

Christchurch Festival 2022
Photo Credit: Go Green Expo

For the health enthusiasts, you can attend this sustainable lifestyle show on August 6 and 7 in 2022. Dedicated to promoting an eco-friendly healthy lifestyle, expect the best food and drink, health and wellness information, pet and house hold products, supplements, and much more. Purchase your tickets for FREE via the Go Green Expo website.

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