I ♥ Brighton

Annual Waitangi Day Event that celebrates everything we love about New Brighton. Organised by local community groups at Thomson Park, there are lots of free activities, have-a-go sports, market stalls, food stalls, bouncy castles, face painting, games, free sausages and a LIVE stage featuring bands.

Latest Updates

21 Oct 2022
Invitation to Community Organisations:
Please join us for the re-awakening of I ♥ Brighton!!
I ♥ Brighton was born from the February 2012 earthquake to help our community connect and recover. The purpose of the event is to celebrate, showcase and unite the greater Brighton community. The event is held on Waitangi Day, but is not solely a Waitangi Day celebration. We want to recognise and celebrate this significant day as well as the special qualities of Brighton and its people.
Join us at the event to showcase your group and the great work you do. You might like to create a game or activity people would enjoy, recruit volunteers, drum up some new members, promote events coming up, fundraise, educate and inform.
For more information about the event and how to REGISTER click here:
Check out photos and video of previous I ♥ Brighton events on our Facebook page
Registrations close Monday 16 January 2023 or when the stalls are at capacity.
If you would like further information about the event and have specific questions you can contact:
Jacqui Miller (General queries)
Christchurch City Council
Phone: 941 5333
Mobile: 027 6377927
18 Feb 2021

1 Feb 2021

Waitangi Monday at Thomson Park – fun for all the family! Live Music stage, sports activities, bouncy castles, face painting, pony rides, water activities ($2), food trucks, market stalls, pre-school zone, archery, crazy bikes, candy floss ($3) and much more!! Give a Youth Alive Trust volunteer a Hi-5 if you see them on the day.

Facebook Event Link: https://fb.me/e/4LiqtmZdH