Pasifika Festival | Pacific Island Dancing | Auckland NZ

Pasifika Festival Auckland

Island hop ‘til you drop at Pasifika Festival 2014.

  • Saturday 8 March 10.00am to 5.00pm (all villages open)
  • Sunday 9 March 10.00am to 4.00pm (interdenominational church service from 8.45am – 9.50am)

Island hop ‘til you drop at Pasifika Festival 2014 and experience the sights, sounds, tastes and colours of the Pacific – without even leaving Auckland.

Be a part of the world’s biggest celebration of Pacific Island culture and heritage as Western Springs Park is transformed into 11 authentic and traditional Pacific Island villages.

New in 2014 – for the first time in the festival’s 22 year history, Hawaii joins the Pasifika Festival family, alongside Aotearoa, Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Niue, Samoa, Tahiti, Tokelau, Tonga and Tuvalu.

With 1000 performers on 11 stages, 200 stalls selling crafts and over 150 different food dishes for two days in one place – don’t miss Pasifika Festival 2014.

 

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Never been to Pasifika before?

On Saturday 8 March enjoy a day of high energy and bustling markets.  As well as main stage performances and incredible island food at each village, see demonstrations of traditional tattooing and take part in workshops to learn authentic island crafts and customs, including garland making and drumming.

Workshops will take place in each village at the uniquely decorated fales - the traditional meeting place in any pacific island community.

On Sunday 9 March there’s a more laid-back atmosphere, reflecting the values of faith and family that are celebrated throughout our Pacific Island communities on this day.

This is an alcohol and smoke-free family friendly event.]

 

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