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!            

            

 

  • 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.


  • Black, White and Colour  19-30 November, 10am-8pm daily  is an extraordinary exhibition showcasing inspiring and thought-provoking works.  Located in Wynyard Quarter, Silo Six is the perfect venue to display more than 50 crisp and edgy photographs. The large-format prints echo the industrial finish of the silos, complementing their prominent structure and providing an aesthetic visual experience which visitors are sure to remember. Free.

Copyright Ilan Wittenberg. NZIPP & AIPP Silver with Distinction awards.

 

  • 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.

  • 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.


  • Coca-Cola Christmas in the Park   Saturday 13 December, 7.30pm. Free at the Auckland Domain. This year, Coca-Cola Christmas in the Park is celebrating 21 years and proudly supporting Youthline - developing and supporting young people across New Zealand.Gather your friends and family for a magical night under the stars and enjoy star-studded entertainment and fabulous fireworks on the happiest night of the year!Coca-Cola Christmas in the Park.


  • 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.