Things to do  |  29 Jan 2021

Go fly a kite on the final weekend of the school holidays or relish festival fun, movie music, a super swim or tough run.

Kite Day

Come fly a kite with friends and family at the annual Kite Day on New Brighton Beach on Saturday.

Bring a picnic and a kite while taking in the wonderful sight of bright, big kites from 11am to 3pm by the pier.

Symphony in the City – Music of the Movies

Soak up the Music of the Movies – featuring Lord of the Rings, Star Wars and James Bond – with the CSO from 6.30pm on Saturday in Victoria Square.

Great Kiwi Beer Festival

Raise a glass to the Great Kiwi Beer Festival – and heaps of great food – in North Hagley Park on Saturday.

The festival will host more than 40 breweries, 35-plus street food stalls and musical favourites The Black Seeds and Hollie Smith (among others), along with workshops and cooking demonstrations. Book online.

Corsair Classic

Suit up for the Corsair Classic, with triathlon/duathlon options to suit a range of ages and abilities from Corsair Bay on Sunday.

The day includes an Olympic distance triathlon/duathlon, aquabike options, a short-distance triathlon and a kids’ aquathlon. Enter online.

Bread & Circus – Backyard Buskers Festival

The Bread & Circus – Backyard Buskers Festival winds up in Christchurch, with plenty of street performers in action.

Among this weekend’s highlights are What the Quiz is This? – a quiz with live performances – and The Biggest Little Circus.

Port Hills Ultra

Tackle the Port Hills on Saturday, with a variety of tough courses to challenge your running skills, starting at Victoria Park.

Pop Up Penguins Sculpture Trail

Make the most of the last opportunity to find the colourful penguins popping up in the city before the birds find new homes.

Follow the sculpture trail to discover 50 large penguins – decorated by artists – on city streets, along with 65 smaller birds – decorated by school students – in indoor spaces such as libraries.

Around the World in 80 Days

Summer Theatre takes a final bow this weekend with Around the World in 80 Days on the Weather Station Lawn in the Botanic Gardens.

Check out the dates and times for the Anthony Harper Summer Theatre.

Super Smash cricket

Bowl along to Hagley Oval for cricket under the lights as Canterbury takes on Otago on Saturday, with the Magicians playing from 3.40pm and the Kings from 7pm. Get tickets online.

Find out more

You can find out about other events happening in and around Christchurch via the What’s On webpages.