Friday 7 to Monday 24 October (Labour Day) 2022. An annual festival held in Christchurch and Banks Peninsula to celebrate the heritage of our district.

Applications for the Heritage Festival have now closed

The Heritage Festival will run from Friday 7 October to Monday 24 October (Labour Day) 2022.

Event details will be available through What's On and a printed calendar from early September. 

If you have any queries email us at

Our Stories – Milestones and Moments

This year’s theme is an opportunity to explore the events that have shaped us: large and small, public and private, milestones and moments that have shaped our diverse communities here in the Ōtautahi-Christchurch District and the wider Canterbury region.

Here in Ōtautahi-Christchurch and Te Pātaka o Rākaihautū-Banks Peninsula, we have many stories, from Ngāi Tahu and other iwi, European settlers, Pasifika and people of many ethnic and cultural backgrounds who have made the district home. 

The Christchurch Heritage Festival allows us to share the stories of the past that link us to this place. He tātai muka, he tātai tangata – weave together the strands, weave together the people.

For approved event providers:

 We look forward to working together with event providers to produce the Christchurch Heritage Festival 2022.