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!            

            

  

  • The Best of Jethro Tull with Ian Anderson   The Civic 20 and 21 December, 8pm.  The concert will be "best of", featuring hits including Thick As A Brick, Living In The Past, Aqualung, Locomotive Breath, Bouree, new album Homo Erraticus and more. The three-concert tour caps a busy year of touring and a new album by the 60-million album selling Grammy Award-winning rockers.The Best of Jethro Tull with Ian Anderson.

     

  • Wynyard Christmas Quarter   Silo Park, Wynyard Quarter - c hildren of all ages will be able to visit Santa's incredible customised bach (built into Silo 7); helping Santa and his team get ready for the big delivery night on 24 December. ASB Santa's Bach embraces the true spirit of Christmas by asking families to bring a gold coin donation or a present for Santa to gift to Auckland City Mission. Wynyard Christmas Quarter.
  • WOW World of Wearable Art  21 November 2014 - 22 March 2015. Auckland Museum.  Art and fashion collide in a world-first, exclusive to Auckland Museum.  Get up close with WOW® World of WearableArt™ in what is arguably New Zealand's most creative exhibition.  This is your first and only chance to experience the magic up close, before it embarks on a worldwide tour.  WOW World of Wearable Art.

 

  • NZ Festival of Tennis combines two of New Zealand's most vibrant and exciting summer sports events - the ASB Classic and Heineken Open, featuring world class tennis and sporting superstars! Sat 3rd - Saturday 17th January. ASB Tennis Arena, Parnell.  Already announced for theASB Classicare Caroline Wozniacki (DEN), as well as Venus Williams (USA), who featured in the women's final this year playing one of the best matches ever played in New Zealand, eventually losing in three sets to Ana Ivanovic (SRB).  TheHeineken Openfield is shaping up to be the strongest we have ever seen, with four-time champion David Ferrer (ESP) confirmed, along with Ernests Gulbis from Latvia, defending champion John Isner, and the tour's most entertaining and dynamic player, Frenchman Gael Monfils.  The NZ Festival of Tennis culminaties in the Heineken Baseline After Party, where tennis and music collide with an epic array of local and international artists to celebrate two weeks of premium summer entertainment. NZ Festival of Tennis.


  •  Auckland's 175th Anniversary Celebrations    Queens Wharf   24-26 January.   Let's party like it's 1840!  Celebrate Auckland's 175th anniversary and experience Auckland like never before with multimedia and photographic displays, live entertainment and the legends of Tāmaki Makaurau.  On Sunday night, don't miss the free concert (5.30pm-9.30pm) followed by a spectacular fireworks show.

    Auckland's 175th Anniversary Celebrations.


  • Music in Parks   10 January - 15 March.  Auckland Council presents Music in Parks - back with 31 acts across Auckland.  The free outdoor concerts will be held across the region, so come along and enjoy some great entertainment with friends and whānau (family) in your community.  This year, there's another fantastic range of genres. From pop to dub and jazz to rock, whatever your taste in music, you'll find it at Auckland's outdoor places. Salsa, Latin, hip hop, country and blues fans will also be in for a treat. Go online for details.   

Music in Parks.

  • IRONMAN 70.3 Auckland - Asia Pacific Championship  Sunday 18 January from Viaduct Events Centre - come and watch for free all the action up close, or take on the challenge to compete in this international triathlon event.  The event starts and ends at the event village in the heart of Wynyard Quarter.  The spectator city course will have triathletes completing a 1.9km Viaduct Harbour Swim, a 90km bike over the Auckland Harbour Bridge and a 21.1km run along the waterfront with the finish line in the heart of Wynyard Quarter. 

IRONMAN 70.3 Auckland - Asia Pacific Championship.

  • Dick Smith NRL Auckland Nines   Eden Park  - Saturday 31 January and  Sunday 1 February. Festival and Fan Zone: Aotea Square in Central Auckland.  New Zealand's biggest summer event, this two-day tournament extravaganza showcases the world's greatest rugby league talent.  Featuring 288 star players, all 16 NRL clubs will come together in Auckland. With nine players per team and nine-minute halves, the games are shorter, the gaps on the field are wider and the action is faster.  There are 31 action-packed games over just one weekend and $2.6 million in prize money up for grabs.  The atmosphere inside the 46,000-capacity Eden Park will be unmatched anywhere, with over 90,000 fans expected to see the whole NRL condensed into a two-day extravaganza and carnival atmosphere. Dick Smith NRL Auckland Nines.

  • 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.