What’s on in Christchurch this weekend

Chris Lynch
Chris Lynch
Jul 05, 2024 |
Credit: Christchurch City Council

Tamariki Book Festival

Meet local authors in a fun festival atmosphere!

Tamariki Book Festival is back, with another awesome lineup of local authors and illustrators producing books for ages 3 to 17. This year’s theme is dragons, so expect some fiery and monstrous fun! Have your face painted, help us create a giant dragon made of kids’ writing and drawing, meet some amazing authors and illustrators and pick up a autographed copies of their books.

There will be fun prizes to win, games, crafts, book readings, workshops and more! General bookings aren’t necessary, but if you book, we’ll send you an email reminder so you don’t forget. If you’re interested in a workshop, you will need to preregister, as workshop space is limited. See the individual Eventbrite listings for workshops.


You are invited to come along, order some delicious treats, and meet a few of our loving adoptables looking for their furever homes at Barefoot Eatery.

Join us at Barefoot Eatery (Central City, Christchurch), Saturday the 6th of July between 10 am and 1 pm to get some greyhound cuddles and to find out all about greyhound adoption and fostering.

If one of our adoptable hounds in the Christchurch area has caught your eye then you can reach out to [email protected] or [email protected] to see if you can meet that houndy there.  Tickets for Meet & Greet @ Barefoot Eatery


Monthly Fungi Whānau Event at Fungi Farm

Come along to the Fungi Farm at Richmond Community Garden this Sunday for the Monthly Fungi Whānau Event. Join a community passionate about fungi and learn about their amazing roles in our ecosystem.

Each month, delve into a different fungi topic with engaging workshops and hands-on activities. Whether you’re a seasoned mycologist or just curious about the world of fungi, bring your curiosity and enthusiasm for a fantastic day of learning and fun. This month’s event will be on from 10.30am for koha donation.

Sunday Maker’s Market

The Sunday Maker’s Market is on every Sunday in the heart of the Central City – the corner of Montreal Street and Worcester Boulevard. The market offers locally made goods from artisan crafters as well as food vendors.

Browse stalls from your local makers and have a bite of delicious food from local vendors. The market is open from 10am – 3pm Sunday.

Heritage Stargazing from the Observatory Tower

View the southern sky through the Victorian-era Townsend Teece Telescope at Te Matatiki Toi Ora The Arts Centre! Under the guidance of Townsend Observer astronomers from the University of Canterbury, you’ll be able to view the moon, planets and star clusters, including the stunningly colourful Jewel Box star cluster.

30-minute tours of the Observatory Tower and stargazing through the telescope will be available every Friday evening from $5. Find more information here.

Chris Lynch
Chris Lynch

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