Events

New Zealand boasts a busy events calendar all year round, and you’ll never be far away in time or location from something worth getting to. Big name gigs join thrilling outdoor events, cultural and artistic festivals, professional theatre from local and overseas touring acts, huge sporting occasions, thought-provoking exhibitions, and a lot more besides. The country also offers plenty of uniquely kiwi events of the kind you won’t find anywhere else.

Ben & Jerry's Lazy Sundays

Music | Christchurch

What better way to enjoy a long, warm summer Sunday than relaxing (or dancing) on the lawn of the Botanic Gardens and treating your ears to some sweet New Zealand music?

North Canterbury Wine & Food Festival

Festival | Canterbury

Every year thousands of fine folk hit the road and head up to Waipara to celebrate New Zealand’s best-loved wine and food region.

Ripe: The Wānaka Wine & Food Festival

Festival | Wānaka

Central Otago’s acclaimed wine and food will take centre stage in Wānaka next year with the launch of Ripe, a new festival for the region.

SummerTimes

Festival | Christchurch

SummerTimes is bringing a blockbuster selection of free events to Christchurch this sunny season, starting with Christchurch’s biggest New Year’s Eve party.

Synthony

Music | Nationwide

Throw your arms (and conducting batons) in the air and get ready to dance, because Synthony is coming to Christchurch Arena with a killer Kiwi lineup on Saturday 20 March.

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