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This week – Daily

Boulevard Arts Market
Worcester Boulevard, 31 -33 Worcester Boulevard, Christchurch; 9:00am – 5:00pm
A new artisans’ market of quality, locally and New Zealand made arts and crafts. Reflecting the essence of New Zealand creativity. Info found here.

Behind the Scenes Tour
Air Force Museum of New Zealand, 45 Harvard Ave; Tours run daily at 11am, 1:30pm and 3pm and last 45 minutes to an hour
Designed with the aviation enthusiast in mind, but of interest to everyone, this behind the scenes guided tour will provide the rare opportunity to see aircraft restoration projects in action.More info here.

Air Force Adventure Tour
Air Force Museum of New Zealand, 45 Harvard Ave; 11:15am – 12:00pm
If you’re aged between 4 and 12 or simply young at heart, then this experience will give you a chance to see if you’ve got what it takes to be an Air Force pilot. Take this 45 minute tour to see areas of the museum not normally open to the general public. Please note that over the school holidays, this event will run daily at 11:15am. More info here.

Monday & Tuesday, 28 & 29 January

Enjoy your last few days before school starts back! The regular events and playgroups start up again in the next couple of weeks.

Looking for unplanned events happening in Christchurch? Check out the Christchurch Mums site!

Wednesday, 30 January

GJ’s Indoor/Outdoor Market
55 Buchanans Rd, Christchurch; 9:00am – 3:00pm
GJ’s is an indoor/outdoor market selling all sorts from craft, to brica-brac, books, sewing supplies and much more. The children’s market, Kiddiewinks, is now a part of the GJ’s weekend market which means that you can choose the day you would like your child to take part and sell his or hers goodies. Space for children remains free of charge. Info found here.

Wool Craft
Central Library Peterborough; 12:00pm – 2:00pm
Drop into Central Library Peterborough for two hours of knitting, crocheting or any other wool craft.

Thursday, 31 January

Knit ‘n’ Yarn
Fendalton Library; 2:00pm – 3:30pm
Drop in to Fendalton library on Thursday afternoons for a dose of social crafting – bring your knitting, crochet or any other portable craft project. More info on their website.

Friday, 1 February

Art Beat Music
Re: START Mall, Cashel Street; 12:15pm – 3:00pm
Come see live music in Re:START for Art Beat! Celebrating local musicians every Friday, Saturday and Sunday until the end of February. Art Beat website.

Saturday, 2 February

New Zealand Sandcastle Competition
New Brighton Beach
Come build whatever you please – as long as it’s made out of sand! More info here.

Christchurch Farmer’s Market
Riccarton House, 16 Kahu Road, Riccarton; 9:00am – 12:00pm
Set in the stunning park like grounds of Riccarton House, the Christchurch Farmers’ Market is the perfect opportunity to meet the growers, bakers, wine makers, brewers, butchers and farmers, sample their products, ask them questions – become informed about what you are buying and support your community. Check website for more info.

Gymbaroo ChCh South Open Day
Beckenham Bowling Club, 63 Waimea Terrace; 9:00am – 1:00pm
Sample age specific classes will be held. If you can attend your child’s age group that would be great! But you are welcome to come and see what we are about at any time on the day. 9:15am-10am -Toddlers (walking to 2 ½ years), 10:30am-11:15am – Pre-schoolers (2 ½ – 5 years), 11:45am-12:30pm – Babies (6 weeks to walking)

GJ’s Indoor/Outdoor Market
55 Buchanans Rd, Christchurch; 9:00am – 3:00pm
GJ’s is an indoor/outdoor market selling all sorts from craft, to brica-brac, books, sewing supplies and much more. The children’s market, Kiddiewinks, is now a part of the GJ’s weekend market which means that you can choose the day you would like your child to take part and sell his or hers goodies. Space for children remains free of charge. Info found here.

Boulevard Arts Market
Worcester Boulevard, 31 -33 Worcester Boulevard, Christchurch; 9:00am – 5:00pm
A new artisans’ market of quality, locally and New Zealand made arts and crafts. Reflecting the essence of New Zealand creativity. Info found here.

Lyttleton Farmer’s Market
London Street, Lyttelton; 10:00am – 1:00pm
Saturday wouldn’t be Saturday without a visit to the Lyttelton Farmers Market. Combining fresh food, live local music and spectacular scenery. Website and Contact Phone: 021 224 6637

Art Beat Music
Re:START Mall, Cashel St, Christchurch; 10:00am – 2:00pm
Come see live music in Re:START for Art Beat! Celebrating local musicians every Friday, Saturday and Sunday until the end of February. Website info.

St Anne’s Anglican Church – Fun Day
7 Wilsons Road, St Martins; 5:00pm – 7:00pm
These local community events include a variety of activities including picnics, fun sports activities (from archery to an ‘amazing race’), old fashioned games (tug of war and sack races), bouncy castles, balloon animals, BBQs and music.

International Track Meet
Christ’s College Upper Field; 4pm – 7:00pm
New Zealand’s premier track and field meet, showcasing the sport of athletics and providing a development pathway for up-and-coming athletes right here in Christchurch, on a grass track in the historic surroundings of Christ’s College. More info found here.

Sunday, 3 February

Opawa Farmer’s Market
275 Fifield Terrace (between Flo Cafe and Rudolf Steiner School); 9:00am – 12:00pm
Local artisan producers offer free range eggs, freshly baked breads, cheeses, mouth-watering ready to eat foods and much more.

GJ’s Indoor/Outdoor Market
55 Buchanans Rd, Christchurch; 9:00am – 3:00pm
GJ’s is an indoor/outdoor market selling all sorts from craft, to brica-brac, books, sewing supplies and much more. The children’s market, Kiddiewinks, is now a part of the GJ’s weekend market which means that you can choose the day you would like your child to take part and sell his or hers goodies. Space for children remains free of charge. Info found here.

Les Mills Sunday Market
Les Mills, 203 Cashel St, Christchurch; 9:30am – 1:30pm
Free Fresh produce, veges, meats, organics. Great food, Kiwi and ethnic. Breads, Kiwi and ethnic. Quality local crafts. New charity stall every week. Organised events – check Facebook.

Sunday Artisan Market
Riccarton House, 16 Kahu Road; 10:00am – 2:00pm
With a great selection of local arts and crafts, yummy food stalls, fresh produce, live music, delicious Hummingbird Coffee and the new Sunday Roast from the Riccarton house Bistro the market is a must do every Sunday. Contact Taste Events on 03 348 6190 or info@tasteevents.co.nz

Boulevard Arts Market
Worcester Boulevard, 31 -33 Worcester Boulevard, Christchurch; 10:00am – 4:00pm
A new artisans’ market of quality, locally and New Zealand made arts and crafts. Reflecting the essence of New Zealand creativity. Info found here.

Art Beat Music
Re:START Mall, Cashel St, Christchurch; 11:30am – 2:30pm
Come see live music in Re:START for Art Beat! Celebrating local musicians every Friday, Saturday and Sunday until the end of February. Check website for more info.

Sunday Bandstand
Daffodil Lawn, Botanic Gardens; Christchurch; 12:00pm – 1:30pm
Showcasing great local bands with music as tight as a drumskin! You will find the ever-present melodic sounds resonating through the Botanic Gardens from the Daffodil Lawn and from afar at the Scarborough Reserve in Sumner. More info here.

Lazy Sundays
Archery Lawn, Botanic Gardens; Christchurch; 3:00pm – 4:30pm
This week: Mandy Pickering & Naomi Ferguson. More info here.