World Buskers Festival
Christchurch's annual World Buskers Festival is its most loved festival. Chaos and pandemonium draw crowds all
over the CBD, as 40 artists from around the world perform for the general public.
From 11 till 7 artists from Canada, USA, Brazil, Portugal, Japan, Italy, Netherlands, UK, Australia and, of
course, New Zealand, take to the streets, the City Mall, Cathedral Square,
the Arts Centre, and the Botanic Gardens - family oriented hilarity in famous
locations in the heart of the city.
Later, the Fire Show in Cathedral Square, and comedy shows of the more adult type are shown in The Loaded Hog pub,
the Christchurch Casino, and the Comedy Club stage in the Arts Centre.
Bring your sense of humour, and if you don’t have one, you will by the end of the show! Beware the performers,
as they ask unsuspecting people to be volunteers on their show. Remember your loose change, as these performers
are there without pay, and make a living from the donations you give them.
All in all, get ready for a fun filled festival of organised madness and mayhem in the lovely summer and
surroundings of the Garden City.
Abbey Motor Lodge
Located 20 minutes' walk from Christchurch City Centre, Abbey Motor Lodge offers free WiFi and free on-site parking.