This festival showcases the very best spicy sounds, sights and bites from our city centre. With over 60 events turning up the volume and the spectacle across August, you’ll be sure to find something that grabs your attention. From free to family-friendly and all kinds of fun.

Plus there's the fiery food competition... Restaurants, bars and cafes around the city centre are bringing the heat, upping the spice stakes and serving flaming flavours to warm you up. From burgers that have had their heat levels amplified, to fiery fried chicken, warming desserts and spicy margaritas aplenty, there's something to tickle and tantalise all tastebuds.

Brought to you by ChristchurchNZ, together with Hospitality NZ, CHCH Central, Covid Recovery Group, Neat Places and Two Productions.

View the full programme at Turn up the Heat.