Events

 

As with any international City that has many exciting events and happenings Auckland is no different. You will find everything in this great little city from concerts to live music, sporting events, exhibitions, performing arts, festivals, markets, workshops and much much more.... there's something for everyone.  

Some upcoming events...   

  • edge_header.gif There's alway something on at The Edge Aucklands premier entertainment centre incorporating The Civic, the Aotea Centre, Auckland Town Hall, Bruce Mason Centre & Aotea Square.Visit  http://www.the-edge.co.nz/Home.aspx  to find out what's on and what to do to get it!            

            

 

  • New Zealand Geographic Photographer of the Year  Karanga Plaza  Wynyard Quarter.  Free from 2 - 30 October. The very best images from five years of previous competitions, and the finalists from the thousands of entries in the 2014 competition, are displayed in large format, high-quality prints and in an 'image forest' of plinths.  Set in specially fitted out shipping containers, and under the protection of a giant shade sail, this is an all-weather attraction, suitable for all ages to enjoy. Alison Perkins: Jewel anemones.

 

  • FAST5 Netball World Series 2014  8-9 November at Vector Arena. FAST5 Netball World Series is back this November with six of the world's best netballing nations vying for supremacy in the newest format of the traditional netball game.  Join the FAST5 Ferns, Australian Diamonds, England Fives, Malawi Queens, Jamaican Sunshine Girls and South Africa's SPAR Proteas as they showcase FAST5 netball.  FAST5 Netball World Series 2014.

     

  • The Devonport Arts Festival -  Various locations in Devonport. Mostly free from 8-16 November. he revived Devonport Arts Festival is back. With a history beginning in the 50s. expect to enjoy over 35 different art experiences over the festival's nine days.  The Devonport Arts Festival.

 

  • Taste of Auckland From 13-16 November,  New Zealand's most celebrated foodie festival is back for 2014 settling into its new home of Western Springs. Showcasing the diversity of the Auckland hospitality scene, Taste of Auckland is excited to welcome Depot, Harbourside, The Oyster Inn, Cable Bay, Poderi Crisci, Farina, Lava Dining, The Commons, Bracu and iVillage - with more to be announced. And... demonstrations from New Zealand's most well-loved chefs, including Ben Bayly and Michael Dearth of The Grove and Baduzzi, Kyle Street of Depot, Masu's Nic Watt (partnering with Kenwood), Taste of Auckland newcomer Ray McVinnie (partnering with Whitestone Cheese), and more to be announced.   Taste of Auckland.  

  • Southside Arts Festival - Urbanesia celebrates Auckland's diverse population with activities showcasing Māori and Pacific visual arts, dance, theatre, literature, design, poetry, film, music and more.  This year, Southside Arts Festival takes place between 12 and 29 November, moving between four festival 'villages' across the region:  Ōtara Village - 12-15 November  ·   Māngere Village - 20-22 November  ·   Henderson Village - 23-26 November   ·   Takapuna Village - 27-29 November.  Southside Arts Festival - Urbanesia.


  • Farmers Santa Parade  Sunday 30 November (rain date: 7 December) At 2 pm. Parade route: Mayoral Drive, Queen Street, Customs Street West and Albert Street.  For more than 80 years, the Farmers Santa Parade has brought joy to the children of Auckland and this year is no exception.  The Santa Parade features all the amazing pageantry, fun and surprises that have made this annual Auckland extravaganza a perennial favourite.

         Farmers Santa Parade.


  • Light Show - Auckland Art Gallery 11 October 2014 - 8 February 2015. Exhibition organised by the Hayward Gallery, London in association with Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki.  An immersive multi-sensory experience that plays with perception, Light Show brings together visually stimulating artworks created from atmospheric installations, and intangible sculptures you can move around and even through.  Presenting cutting-edge technologies such as custom made, computer-controlled LED lighting, Light Show will ignite a world of wonder.  

Light Show.

 

  • Robert Ellis: Turangawaewae | A Place to Stand  Auckland Art Gallery. 9 August 2014 - 15 March 2015.  Fly high above cities and landscapes via this first public-gallery presentation of paintings by UK-born Robert Ellis.  Large-scale artworks map the arteries of urban motorways, while shields, flags and landmarks are among the symbols representing the artist's adopted home of Aotearoa New Zealand.  Explore the dynamics between transport and urbanism, ecology and spirituality, and Māori and Pākehā.  Robert Ellis: A Place to Stand - Turangawaewae.