All Events in Canterbury

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    Christchurch Pet & Animal Expo 2020

    Date: May 2, 2020 - May 3, 2020

    The annual exhibition of the best products, services, and entertainment for all those who love pets and animals returns to Christchurch! Home of the cute and cuddly, fluffy and fabulous. The Pet & Animal Expo is the happiest show of all to attend. There is plenty to keep even the fussiest pet lover satisfied. Hundreds of the latest pet products and services will be displayed to help owners give their pets the best kind of care available. With an array of healthy pet food at show-only specials and much more… including free samples, and show bag. All creatures great and small…dogs, cats, birds, fish, reptiles, guinea pigs, ponies and more…all under one roof! From animal charities to rescues, breeders and clubs. This expo is a celebration of pets and animals and the positive role they play in society. Special features, attractions, entertainment, and demonstrations will amaze and delight. It’s all about responsible ownership of pets. Don’t miss all the action in the Performance Arena! From Dog Agility Demos to Rabbit shows and more… Also, receive expert advice from the industry’s best. A great day out! Note: Visiting public… Please do not bring your own pets!

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    So Pop!

    Date: May 3, 2020

    It’s time to begin, now count it in… Frontier Touring and Arena Touring are stoked to confirm that So Pop will return to New Zealand in May 2020! The ultimate pop experience will hit Auckland and Christchurch, delivering each city an unforgettable night of 00s nostalgia. So Pop’s 2019 debut was a runaway success, with Aqua, Vengaboys, Blue, B*Witched and more delivering hours of the biggest party tunes to fans. In 2020, So Pop will bring another line-up of hit-making, record-breaking 00s pop royalty to arenas across New Zealand. All artists are completely exclusive to So Pop, act quick to secure your spot at the hottest throwback pop concert of the year. – The Pussycat Dolls – Steps – Jesse McCartney – Smash Mouth – Sophie Ellis-Bextor – Alice DJ – Whigfield – Reel 2 Reel – Samantha Mumba – Rojdar

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    ASB Christchurch Marathon

    Date: May 31, 2020

    The ASB Christchurch Marathon on Sunday, 31 May 2020 consists of a Full Marathon, Half Marathon, 10km and Kids 3km, 2km and 1km MaraFun. It is run each year on Queen’s Birthday Weekend. The marathon, half marathon and 10K events can be run, walked or raced in a wheelchair. The race returned to the Christchurch Town Hall in 2019, after its post-earthquake rebuild.

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    NZCF National Cat Show Hosted by The CABCC

    Date: June 7, 2020

    The CABCC along with the NZCF is pleased to be hosting the National Cat Show once again in Christchurch. With International and National judges critiquing some of the best long/short and domestic/companion cats from all around NZ. Get a chance to meet the breeders and maybe get to pat a cat or two, and take a chance to browse some of the cat and non cat related stalls that will be there. Some of the breeds featured will be Siamese, Maine Coons, Burmese, Birmans and many, many more! Eftpos and cash sales at the door. Family entry is for 2 Adults and upto 2 Children. The show is proudly sponsored by Royal Canin.

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    Date: July 4, 2020 - July 19, 2020

    If family fun is a priority, consider planning your travels around NZ’s biggest children’s festival. KidsFest offers a smorgasboard of munchkin-friendly shows, workshops and parties, held during the winter school holidays.