The Council supports events due to the wide array of social, cultural, and economic benefits events provide.

Events give life to the city, making Christchurch a more desirable place live, play, and to visit year-round.

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Key findings

Public events and festivals attendance Snapshot
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The World Buskers Festival was the most attended event by survey respondents in 2017/2018. Further information.
Types of events public would like more of Snapshot
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In 2018, half of respondents would like to see more music events in the city, followed by more arts events and family friendly events. Further information.
Satisfaction with range of events and festivals Decreasing trend
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73% of residents were satisfied with the range of events and festivals in the city in 2019. Further information.
Satisfaction with information provided about activities, events and attractions Decreasing trend
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In 2019, 67% of residents were satisfied with information provided around local events, activities and attractions. Further information.

Events and Festivals

The 2018 Life in Christchurch survey asked respondents which key city events they had attended in the last two years.

The World Buskers Festival(external link) was the most common response (46%), followed closely by the Lantern Festival(external link) (42%) and Botanic D'Lights(external link) (35%).

Just 4% of respondents reported they had not attended any key events.

When respondents were asked what types of events they would like to see more of, the most common answer was music events (almost half of respondents), followed by arts events (33%) and family friendly events (32%).

Range of events and festivals

The General Satisfaction Survey asks respondents about their satisfaction with the range of events and festivals during the year. The proportion of residents satisfied with the range of events and festivals in the city has gradually declined from a high of 92% in 2010 to a low of 70% in 2018.

In 2019, 73% of residents were satisfied with the range of events and festivals, while 7% were dissatisfied and 20% felt neutral.

Information about events, activities and attractions

The General Satisfaction Survey has found that satisfaction with information provided by the Council about events, activities and attractions in the city has been decreasing since 2010.

In 2019, 67% of residents were satisfied with Council information provided, which was the lowest in the time series dating back to 2010. One quarter (25%) felt neutral, which was the highest in the time series. Around 9% were dissatisfied with events information provided by the Council.

Further information

Please email monitor@ccc.govt.nz for further information.

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