Discovering Christchurch's Arts & Crafts Wonderland: Must-Visit Markets This Spring!

Discovering Christchurch's Arts & Crafts Wonderland: Must-Visit Markets This Spring!

Uncover Vintage Treasures at the Revamp Vintage 'Almost Spring' Market

Step into a world reminiscent of London's iconic Portobello Markets and the charming French flea markets at Christchurch's largest indoor market. On August 27, 2023, the Air Force Museum of New Zealand will transform into an aircraft hangar filled with antiques, collectibles, upcycled furniture, clothing, books, china, silver, and curious eclectic finds. Embrace the thrill of the hunt as you explore historic planes and discover unique treasures that reflect the city's rich heritage.

Celebrate Zines and Creativity at Ōtautahi Zinefest Market Day 2023

As part of the Christchurch WORD Festival, join the celebration of all things zines at Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū on August 19, 2023. Immerse yourself in the world of zines as over 60 artists showcase their works. Bring your own zines to trade or create new ones on the day. This family-friendly event offers an opportunity to connect with artists and immerse yourself in a vibrant community of creativity.

Embrace Craftsmanship at Selwyn Twilight Market

On August 19, 2023, the Rolleston Community Centre welcomes you to an indoor market featuring 32 fantastic stalls. Explore unique crafts, witness the art of local artisans, and find inspiration in the work of talented craftsmen and craftswomen. Rain or shine, this market will delight visitors with its diverse offerings and provide an unforgettable shopping experience.

Get in the Holiday Spirit at the Christmas Encraftment Market

Head to the Pioneer Stadium on November 25 and 26, 2023, for the ultimate Christmas shopping experience. The Encraftment Market showcases the best of Christchurch's artisans, offering a vast selection of locally handmade items. With free entry, visitors can browse, shop, and indulge in delicious food and refreshments while supporting local craftsmen. Discover unique gifts and bring home the magic of Christmas through the work of talented artisans.

Experience the Ferrymead Night Market's Lively Spring Return

On September 2, 2023, Ferrymead Heritage Park comes alive with the return of the Ferrymead Night Market. For just a $2 entry fee, immerse yourself in an evening of food, fun, and entertainment. Explore local food vendors, craft cider, and a variety of stalls while enjoying train and tram rides, live music, face painting, and more. Bring your furry friends along for a delightful evening, where the vibrant atmosphere blends with the charm of Ferrymead's heritage park.

Delight in Local Designers and Artisans at THE GARDEN CITY MĀKETE

Mark your calendars for September 16-17 and September 22-23, 2023, as THE GARDEN CITY MĀKETE returns with two spectacular events. Supporting local designers, artisans, and entrepreneurs, this seasonal Ōtautahi market promises an array of handcrafted delights. Discover the beauty of locally-made arts and crafts, witness the creative process firsthand, and connect with passionate artisans who pour their hearts into every creation.

Step into Christchurch's arts and crafts wonderland by exploring these vibrant markets. Uncover unique treasures, connect with talented artisans, and support local creativity as you immerse yourself in a world of arts, crafts, workshops, and the mesmerising beauty of polymer clay creations.

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