About the Festival
The SummerTimes Festival started 22 years ago by the Christchurch City Council to provide a range of free events and activities for Christchurch and its surrounding communities.
Consistently, the programme has included the Cathedral Square New Years Eve Party, Classical Sparks, Candelight Opera (now Starry Nights) and the Teddy Bears Picnic. Newer additions include Summer Theatre, KidsPlay, and Pool Parties.
Together with our strategic sponsors the Christchurch City Council offers the all of these favourites with a few new surprises. Events premiering in 2005 include The Press Kids Kite Day, and The Great Kids Camp-out.
In the latest Residents Opinion Survey 2003/04, Summertimes ranked 4th as the “Best things that Council has done?” This is a consistent rating.
Whether it’s a picnic in the park, classical music, fireworks, brass bands, or flying a kite on a warm Nor’west breeze, SummerTimes is happening in your backyard, so get out and enjoy it!