South Island Moon Festival



30 Sept – 3 Oct 2021

Lanterns – Music – Food – Culture – Family

Festival Announced & Call for Performers and Stall Holders

The South Island Moon Festival, Christchurch’s newest cultural event, is set to illuminate the city with a vibrant display of art, lanterns, performances and food this spring. Want to be part of the festival?

Expressions of interest are now invited from performers, food vendors and market stalls.

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Where is the festival?
The South Island Moon Festival will take place in the Christchurch CBD. Many attractions are located in the Avon River precincts.
Is it family friendly?
Yes! The festival is perfect for families.
I'm a local resident, who can I talk about the festival?
Please email
The risk of exposure to COVID-19 in the New Zealand community remains real, so we all must continue to be vigilant. By following public health practices, the Moon Festival supports New Zealand's efforts to minimise the impact of the virus on our community. We are complying with the New Zealand Event Sector Voluntary Code, which outlines what event managers can do to safely deliver events. At Alert Level 1, there are no physical distancing requirements or limits on the number of people who can attend social gatherings or events. Under all Alert Levels, our festival sites will display the official NZ COVID Tracer App QR codes in a prominent place at or near the main entrances to each of our sites. We encourage you to support us and continue to keep track of your movements and to scan into each of our event sites.

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