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Sparks 2018

Sparks 2018

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  • Sat 17 Feb ’18, 7:30pm – 10:00pm


Hagley Park North, Rolleston Ave, Christchurch


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Free Admission

One of Christchurch's most loved events returns to Hagley Park for its 35th year.

Featuring the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Kenneth Young, the programme features popular pieces from In the Hall of the Mountain King by Grieg to The Superman March by Williams.

The event will conclude with a dazzling fireworks display to the 1812 Overture at 9:30pm.

We are thrilled to announce St John back as our charity partner, their collectors will be in the venue on the night.

Pre-show entertainment begins from 5:30pm.

This event is weather dependent, postponement date is Sunday 18 February.

Parking and Travel Information:
Major road works in the central city will be happening the weekend of Sparks. Please plan ahead and allow yourself extra time to get to and from Sparks. Use tfc.govt.nz to plan your journey.

The best way to get to North Hagley Park will be via Madras Street or via Barbadoes Street then onto Kilmore Street.

A drop-off zone will be located between Chester Street and Peterborough Street. Cycle stands will be located near the roundabout area after Armagh St Bridge and on the northern end of the event area.

Buses will be running as normal but please expect some delays, details on current routes and timetables are available on Metroinfo’s website.

Get an hour’s free parking at these Council off-street car parks:
- Lichfield Street (between Colombo Street and Durham Street)
- New Regent Street (Cnr Manchester & Gloucester St)
- Worcester Street (105 Worcester St)
- Rolleston Avenue (52 Rolleston Ave)

Select Wilson car parks will have a flat rate of $3 parking over 12 hours from 4pm on Saturday 17 February:
- 118 Victoria Street
- 66-68 Kilmore Street
- 76 Armagh Street
- 109 Cambridge Terrace
- 605 Colombo Street
- 74 Worcester Boulevard (Clarendon Tower site)
- 502 Selwyn Street

There will be no public car parking available on Hagley Park. The Botanic Gardens Armagh Street car park will be closed to incoming traffic from 3pm on Saturday 17 February.

Mobility parking is available on Chester Street (entry off Cranmer Square) from 1pm on Saturday 17 February. Accessible seating is located in front of the stage, look out for signage.

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