For a celebration of the diversity of culture we enjoy in Christchurch, come along to the Inner-City East Multicultural Festival on Saturday 16 February, the Canterbury Japan Day on Sunday 3 March, or Culture Galore on Saturday 9 March.
Canterbury Museum is a treasure trove of riches and a great place to entertain children or take time out for yourself. Open daily from 9am, general admission is free so pop in to see old favourites such as the Paua House or explore fantastic new exhibitions such as Scott's Last Expedition.
Fans of summer lovin' take note: The Press Summer Season of Grease is on now at the Court Theatre until 26 January. With high energy, big laughs and, of course, great music, it's the perfect chance to win over some new fans of the stage.
If that gives you a taste for the theatre, head to the Summer Shakespeare production of Twelfth Night, Anthony Harper Summer Theatre's Wind in the Willows starring Mark Hadlow as Toad, and the Harlequin Players' presentation of The Adventures of Robin Hood.
You can't keep a good art gallery down: while the Christchurch Art Gallery is still closed, the team is reaching beyond the gallery's walls to ensure art is on the agenda this summer. Pick up a free trail from the Gallery Shop and go on a self-guided tour of the city's amazing Outer Spaces works, complete with fun questions and activities for the kids.
The World Buskers Festival takes over the whole city and will give you the giggles from 17 - 27 January. This home-grown event features more than 50 of the world's best street and stage performers, with Hagley Park taking centre-stage this year as Busker Park.