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!            


                  

 

  • Auckland Lantern Festival 2015   From 26 February to 1 March Albert Park will be transformed for the 16th year into a festival of Chinese culture, art and cuisine.  More than 800 traditional Chinese lanterns will light up the park, plus there will be stunning performances, theatre productions, signature dishes from a range of food stalls and much more.  Highlights of Auckland's largest Chinese festival include:

    • the spectacular illumination of over 800 handmade Chinese lanterns
    • a street full of stalls selling delicious Asian delicacies and crafts
    • lantern painting demonstrations
    • lantern-only night on Thursday 26 February - enjoy the beautiful lanterns on the most relaxed night of the festival
    • stunning on-stage performances of traditional and contemporary Chinese culture including martial arts, dance and live music
    • the grand finale fireworks display at 10.30pm on Sunday 1 March
    • contemporary Chinese theatre productions - The Two Farting Sisters and Under the Same Moon. Auckland Lantern Festival 2015


  • Auckland Pride Festival 2015     6 February - 1 March.  Now entering its third year,  the festival is firmly established as New Zealand's biggest and best social and cultural celebration for the Rainbow Community (gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, takatāpui, fa'afafine, intersex, queer) and their friends and families.  The 2015 programme has been lengthened by one week to accommodate the increasing number of events that are proud to be featured within the festival.  It will feature around 70 individual events, including local and international theatre and cabaret, visual art exhibitions, live music, film and new media, literature, debates and discussions, drag and burlesque, historical walks, youth events and workshops, sports and recreation, gardening, pets, pageants and parties! The  Pride Parade is on Saturday 21 February from 7.30pm-9pm  Western Park to Three Lamps, Ponsonby Road. Free to all.Auckland Pride Festival 2015.


  • Auckland Fringe from 11 February until 1 March at various venues  throughout Auckland.  Expect bold-and-ballsy drama, wildly frenetic dance and genre-busting street performance when fringe fever hits.  Aucklanders will find pieces of the Fringe in all the right places. A rooftop, a playground, a church, multiple city beaches, parks, a clock tower, a basement, a vault, a square, a loft, a box, a map.  Fringe will satiate all types and tastes with kids shows, family days, free events, theatre, comedy, burlesque, dance, music, visual arts and more.     

Auckland Fringe.

 

  • Volvo Ocean Race Auckland Stopover   At the Race Village, Viaduct Harbour from  27 February - 15 March. Located in the heart of the village are the Volvo Ocean Race boats, giving visitors the opportunity to view the boats up close as shore crews work to prepare the fleet for the huge challenge of Leg 5 to the next stopover in Brazil.

Volvo Ocean Race Auckland Stopover

  • ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 14 February - 29 March.  Auckland is pulling out all the stops for cricket fans at the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015. Sports lovers know that Auckland comes to life even more when there's a major sports event in town and the city will be buzzing as it welcomes fans and players from around the world.  The ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 is hosted by Australia and New Zealand with four matches at Eden Park: 

    • Saturday 28 February - Australia vs New Zealand
    • Saturday 7 March - South Africa vs Pakistan
    • Saturday 14 March - India vs Zimbabwe
    • Tuesday 24 March - Semi Final.

    ICC Cricket World Cup 2015

  • 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.

 

  • Don Quixote - Royal NZ Ballet  29 - 29 March at ASB Theatre, Aotea Centre.  Miguel Cervantes timeless story of love and adventure and one of the greatest works in classical ballet. Don -Quixote

 

  • 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.

  

  • 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.

 

  • Auckland   International Cultural Festival on   Sunday 29 March 10 am-5pm.   Showcasing Auckland's diversity, Auckland International Cultural Festival is back for its 16th year!   Renowned for the wide range of food from around the world, this event has something for all the family to enjoy.   Enjoy our numerous stages featuring international music and dance performances, taste exotic food from our food stalls or find something special at the craft stalls.   As well as entertainment and stalls, there will also be interactive kids and sports zones with plenty of have-a-go activities. Auckland International Cultural Festival