All cultures are welcomed and celebrated at this free annual event which features music, dance, food and arts and crafts from more than 80 cultures from around the globe.

Saturday 11 March 2017, Ray Blank Park, Maidstone Road

Child performing traditional Indonesian danceChristchurch has a rich blend of traditions and immigrant cultures and Culture Galore is one of Canterbury’s must-visit events for those who want to actively experience this rich diversity.

Cultural groups from across Christchurch appreciate this annual event as opportunity to show off their culture to the rest of the community to celebrate their identity and culture through different forms. 

The festival features modern to traditional stage performances, singing, dancing and food:

  • Korean
  • Italian
  • Russian
  • Cambodian
  • Malaysian
  • Egyptian
  • Mexican
  • Japanese
  • Filipino
  • Indian
  • Fijian
  • China
  • Irish
  • Filipino
  • Taiwan
  • Polish
  • Jordanian
  • Scandinavian
  • Spanish
  • Indonesian
  • and more.

Culture Galore is part of the Garden City SummerTimes programme and is brought to you with the support of the Christchurch City Council and its Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood and Halswell-Hornby-Riccarton Community Boards.  

Culture Galore 2017 event information [PDF 126KB].


Culture Galore 2017 - Public survey

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2017 registration closed

Groups can participate in various ways including stage performances, selling unique cultural food or art or craft items, information display about your culture or storytelling workshops. 

Please note: We are no longer accepting any further registrations.


Contact us

Community Recreation Advisor
03 941 6729