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Experience the best of Auckland this summer with your chance to WIN tickets to a Summernova event of your choice!
Summer is calling, and Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland is the place to be. It all begins with the 36th America’s Cup presented by PRADA – three spectacular events where the world’s best sailors literally take flight in an epic feat of speed and precision. And the action doesn't stop there. Introducing: Summernova, Auckland's newest summer highlight.
This dynamic summer festival series is set to bring the entire Auckland region to life and make for a summer you won’t soon forget. From food and wine festivals to sporting events, cultural showcases, music festivals and more, there’s something for everyone in this packed programme of events. We'll be adding more events soon, so be sure to check back regularly for updates!
Link up with the crew dedicated to protecting the coastlines of Aotearoa, Sustainable Coastlines. There will be sustainability workshops, a speakers’ event, and not to forget what they're famous for, Sustainable Coastlines will also be hosting beach clean-ups around Tāmaki Makaurau’s beautiful Waitematā Harbour.
Come and explore Auckland’s Living History Museum this summer. Howick Historical Village is set in over seven acres of stunning heritage gardens and over 35 historic buildings including a forge, mill, courthouse, raupo huts, printing press, homesteads and more!
In the heart of Britomart, this is the official satellite show of Auckland Art Gallery’s renowned Toi tū Toi Ora, the largest exhibition of contemporary Māori art in New Zealand in almost 20 years. In partnership with the Britomart Group, the satellite show will include several prominent outdoor pieces.
You won't find a better race day vantage point and festival atmosphere than Maungauika / North Head maunga. Delivered by the Tūpuna Maunga Authority, the event is a celebration of the rich, cultural history of this taonga, brought to life through art installations, performance, guided hikoi (walks), kai and more. The event will return for racing days in March.
Head down to Takapuna Beach to watch the fastest yachts in the world compete from the best seats in the house! Pick your spot on Takapuna's natural grandstand to enjoy some live music, then watch on the yacht racing on the big screen, and finish off your evening with more sweet tunes.
Singer-songwriter Louis Baker fuses his own brand of modern soul with the symphonic power of the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra (APO) for a one-off show at Auckland Town Hall. Baker will perform a selection of his music, including hits ‘Rainbow’ and ‘The People’, reimagined into lush orchestral arrangements - a sensational symphony meets soul encounter that can’t be missed!
A Highlife Entertainment Production, Sunsetter will feature some of the best international and local acts, NZ wineries and craft breweries, popular eateries, spectacular performers and more in a unique urban environment. Transforming Smales Farm into an atmosphere like no other!
A constellation of youth-powered creative hubs across Tāmaki Makaurau, Young at Art is encouraging our emerging stars to shine and celebrate their creative identities. With Hubs situated in North, South, East, West and Central locations, 'Young at Art' is designed, curated and presented by a collective of Auckland's 'next big things': the emerging youth talent of Tāmaki Makaurau!
Celebrate the region's bountiful wine and food on stunning Motutapu Island. Arrive by ferry and enjoy this unique event with picturesque views of the harbour and beyond. Soak up the history of Motutapu, learn from the local Iwi and the upkeep of local residents Takahe, Brown Kiwi and more.
Embark on a journey of memorable experiences and world-class activations at Waterbourne, NZ’s biggest beach festival taking place at Takapuna Beach Reserve. A sustainable festival, Waterbourne offers live music, professional sports, cultural experiences, premium food and beverage and more. Soak it all in while protecting and rebuilding Aotearoa’s coastline.
An annual event with a serious legacy, the Helensville Show will draw visitors and competitors from around Auckland and New Zealand to experience world-class displays, entertainment, hospitality, retail and more. For an extra special experience in 2021, catch the special heritage train to the event!
You don't want to miss one of NZ's hottest acts. See L.A.B at Mount Smart Stadium joined by a range of NZ’s finest, including Mako Road, Ladi6, Ria Hall & The Leers. This will be the ONLY chance for the Upper North Island to catch L.A.B perform an epic full-length set, including tracks like In The Air & Controller.