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Sumner Entertainment Group

Sumner has many entertaining events:

  • Sumner Rocks Street Party
  • Celebrating Sumner Fesitval
  • The Great Sumner Picnic
  • Sumner Courtiers
  • After School Music for young people

Event Ideas

  • Tribute show
  • Street Party
  • Jam night
  • Blues
  • Jazz
  • Trivia night
  • House concert
  • Community Talent Show
  • Great Debate
  • Public Speaking Competition

Annual Events / Activities  

Autumn:  March - May

Sumner Village Street Party

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The 2012 and 2013 events were a great success. The next street party will be Sunday 9th March 2014. See you there!

Winter:  June - August


Spring:  September - November

The Great Sumner Picnic

The next picnic will be Sunday 30th November 2014 in St Leonards Park. See you there!

If you wish to help with sponsorship,, or be a volunteer for this great community afternoon please email events@sumnerresidents.co.nz or call Colette on 021 1132884.


Summer:  December - February

Regular Events  / Activities  

After School Music

The following after school programs are available to students interested in music. 

  • Orff Xylophones & Percussion Instruments. 
  • Songwriting & Production with IPADS and Garage Band

Sumner Courtiers


We are local people who enjoy the theatre but don't like driving on these roads at night. 

After the success of our first outing, The Sumner Courtiers ride again to the Court theatre.

Find out more....

Sumner Silver Band

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Established circa 1880, after WW2 it was reformed as The Sumner Silver Band.

We meet every Thursday 7:30 to 9pm for rehearsals at the Union church on Augusta St, Redcliffs.


Planning your event  

Learning - how to plan, organise and promote your programme or event.  

Courses for event organisers


Lumley Events Organisers Liability Insurance

Community Connect

JLT Insruance




Rent - Party - Club


CCC - event application form for events held on council land

Be there - Run/Submit an event



Event extras

SBS Bank Ferrymead Branch - Community BBQ   Contact 376 6298

Mega Mitre 10 Ferrymead - Bouncy Castle Contact 366 6305

For support of community recreational programmes and events, contact Diana Saxton (Community Recreational Advisor) on 941 6628


Be there

Event finder

Active Canterbury


"Spread the Word"

A guide on organising community recreational programmes and events:

  • what really makes people turn up
  • getting the right message to the right people at the right time
  • creating key messages
  • viral marketing
  • developing flyers and posters
  • working with the media.

Enroll to do this 3 hr course

"Get Set Go"

A guide on how to run an event or programme

  • people want to come to
  • is affordable to run
  • will energise you and your organisation
  • will be fun.

Enroll to do this 3 hr course


If you have a new event idea or just want to find out more contact the Sumner Entertainment Group entertainment@sumnercommunity.org.nz