The Festival of Transitional Architecture is making its return to the South Island’s largest city over Labour Weekend. The festival will explore the connection between food and city and will be headlined by a large street party with a focus on the connection between food and the city.

FESTA will begin with a fashion parade with clothes made from recycled food packaging to highlight sustainability and will also feature an Asian food market, a demonstration station by students from ARA Institute of Canterbury as well as a ‘bar of the future’ run by Punky Brewster.

The first FESTA was held in 2012 as a response to the challenges and opportunities in post-earthquake Christchurch. Thousands are expected to meet in the city centre around the Mollett St block of the South Frame.