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The Christchurch Big Band Festival Picnic: CANCELLED

The Christchurch Big Band Festival Picnic: CANCELLED

Sorry this event has been cancelled


  • Sun 27 Mar, 11:00am – 4:30pm


Christchurch Botanic Gardens, Rolleston Ave, Christchurch


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Free Admission

The Big Band Picnic is back! Covid threw some hurdles in our path which prevented us from being able to run this fun event during the Big Band Festival over Labour Day weekend, but we are thrilled to announce a new date for the music and merriment to take over the Archery Lawn.

Bring your picnic blanket, your lawn chairs, your friends, whānau and children for what is going to be a Sunday to remember. Six of the finest local big bands will take the stage from 11am-4:30pm including the all amazing, all inspiring All Girl Big Band!

Food, coffee and ice cream vendors will be on site.

This free event is made possible with help from the Christchurch City Council, Rata Foundation and Creative Communities as well as donations from the public.

Don't forget to slip, slop, slap and wrap to protect yourself from the sun.

We'll see you at the Archery Lawn in the Botanic Gardens on Sunday 27 March!

11am Chisnallwood Jazz Band
11.30am Mainland Big Band
12.30pm Ellesmere Big Band
1.30pm Sideline Swing
2.30pm All Girl Big Band
3.30pm Garden City Big Band

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