Christchurch pride among events in the city this weekend

Chris Lynch
Chris Lynch
Mar 14, 2024 |

Pride events this weekend

Christchurch City Libraries’ Pride Week events

Celebrate Pride Week across the Christchurch City Libraries network! Create your own pride merch at New Brighton Library from 2 – 5pm Friday. Choose a pride flag or another pride design to be printed on your t-shirt with the library’s Direct to Garment printed. Can’t make it on Friday? Come along to Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre on Saturday from 1 – 3pm instead and design a t-shirt and a custom badge. Drop in to Tūranga between 2 – 3pm Saturday for their Crafting for Wellbeing session, learn a new skill and make your own jar of bath salts. Find all Christchurch Pride events happening at the libraries here.

Christchurch Pride and Rollickin Gelato’s Dog Walk

Take part in a fabulous day out for dogs and their owners at the Christchurch Pride and Rollickin Gelato Dog Walk! Meet at Rollickin Gelato Café at 98 Cashel Street by 5pm Sunday and take a fun 30 minute stroll through the Christchurch CBD. There will be free scoops of dog ice cream, giveaways and prizes for the best dressed pooches.

FriYAY at Riverside

FriYAY is back again for another round of fun and frills at Riverside. Check out loud and proud stage shows and performances around Riverside’s first floor balcony followed by dinks in Castro’s. Come along from 6.30pm Friday for family-friendly stage shows and performances by Jack S, Tony Chestnut and Amara Morningstar. Find out more about this free event here.

Pride Ceili

Celebrate pride and St Patrick’s Weekend with Southern Cross Irish Dance at Pride Ceili on Saturday. The evening will feature live Irish music, local Irish dance performers and lots of chances to join in with the Ceili dances – no previous dancing experience required. All are welcome to this family friendly event. Please note tickets are from $15, more information here.

Other events happening around Christchurch this weekend

Cloth nappies, parenting and more

Learn more about modern cloth nappies and how to reduce your waste! Come along to a talk with Kate Fenwick, a nationally recognised educator and motivational speaker who encourages lower-waste living. The event will be on from 6 -8pm Sunday at Rārākau Riccarton Centre. Please note tickets cost $10, which allows you to bring a friend and take home a goodie bag worth $60. More here.

PolyFest 2024

Enjoy a day of pacific performances and food stalls at Canterbury Polyfest this Saturday. Polyfest is a representation of Pasifika traditional dance, music and costumes featuring secondary school students from around the Canterbury and Southern region. The event will be taking place in North Hagley Park from 8.30am – 9pm, featuring 60 stall holders including food, arts and crafts, clothing and service providers.

Threads and Thrills Collective Market

This weekend is your last chance to come along to the Threads and Thrills Collective 7 Day Pop-Up Market. This local collective or makers and curators brings you a range of vintage and retro preloved clothing, handcrafted goods and décor, sustainable foods, indoor and hydro plants, an on-site tattoo studio and art and design. The market is open at Woolston Emporium from 10am – 6pm Friday and Saturday and 10am – 2pm Sunday.

Chris Lynch
Chris Lynch

Chris Lynch is a journalist, videographer and content producer, broadcasting from his independent news and production company in Christchurch, New Zealand. If you have a news tip or are interested in video content, email [email protected]

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