Summer is calling, and Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland is the place to be. Come watch as the world's fastest sailors literally take flight in an dazzling spectacle on the Waitematā Harbour. And the action doesn't stop there. Introducing: Summernova, more than 20 events across the region - from food and wine festivals to sport events, cultural showcases, music festivals and much more!
Join us for the WE-AR Summernova Yoga series, five morning yoga sessions at two of Tāmaki Makaurau’s most beautiful waterfront locations, absolutely FREE! Over five dates across February and March we’ll be breathing, stretching and connecting with our community.
For one night only, Parnell's Faraday Street will come to life with the very first Faraday Festival! With some of Auckland’s favourite retail and hospitality hot spots open till late, along with your favourite ‘festy food trucks’ parked up in Faraday, a pop-up street bar hosted by The Paddington Parnell, and entertainment will create that perfect ‘Friday night vibe.'
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.
Another workshop in the Sustainable Coastlines Summernova series, learn to make butters, balms and cleaners with The Re-Creators. You’ll discover the secret to sourcing your own ingredients to create bespoke products at home. At Sustainable Coastlines' Flagship Education Station, Wynyard Quarter.
Filled to the brim with 100% Aotearoa talent and every genre under the sun, Auckland Arts Festival 2021 will unify, uplift, & inspire in celebration of “Aroha”. With 70+ shows and events across the city, there is something for everyone at this globally-recognised and locally loved festival of art and culture.
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.
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 when course C is used.
During the 36th America’s Cup Match, Devonport's waterfront will be the place to be, with entertainment and food, films, markets and more. Catch the racing on the big screen in the shade of the Pohutukawa trees and stick around for heaps of activities for the whanau.
Ngāti Whātua Ōrakei invites you to experience free fan zone on Takaparawhau (Bastion Point) throughout the 36th America's Cup racing cycle. Watch all the action on the large outdoor LED screen while enjoying music, performance, kite flying, kai and free activities for the whole whānau.
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!
Introducing Auckland Art Festival's (AAF) gift of Aroha! With a line-up of free weird, wonderful and wacky pop-up surprises for the whole family in various locations across the city, including street corners, shop windows, public squares, the waterfront and more, what’s not to love? Acts of Love takes place every Thurs-Sun of the AAF.
Join the Sustainable Food Co for a hands-on workshop about plant-based cooking, tips and tricks for a zero-waste lifestyle and demonstrations of two tasty recipes: beetroot pesto and chia-cacao bliss balls. At Sustainable Coastlines' Flagship Education Centre, Wynyard Quarter.
Sweat, Shop, Discover! LiveFit brings together world-class fitness trainers, qualified health & nutrition experts plus more than 80 brands and 70 experiences across two days to inspire and motivate anyone wanting to live a healthier, more active lifestyle. Transforming Trusts Arena, LiveFit Festival is NZ's only health & fitness Festival, with everything in one place to support your health &...
Award-winning charity Sustainable Coastlines is proud to present the Summernova Waitematā Harbour Clean-Up! Join us in cleaning up the Waitematā Harbour at one of our three locations: Shoal Bay in Bayswater, Harbourview Beach Reserve in Te Atatu, or Point England Reserve.
Pack your togs, cult morning rave experience Morning People is taking over Takapuna, and it’s FREE! Featuring the drum and bass stylings of Zeisha and the high fidelity wizardry of Silent Disco NZ headsets, prepare yourself for a high-energy start to your Sunday. Your dance floor for the morning will be on-site at Waterbourne Beach Festival.
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.
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.
Keepers of the Cup, the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron (RNZYS) is turning 150 in 2021, coinciding with Auckland's hosting of the 36th America's Cup presented by PRADA. Enjoy a dynamic line-up of events and activations on and off the water.
Step back in time at Howick Historical Village, Auckland’s living history museum. Across the summer, Summernova Festival at the Village will feature a range of activities for the whole family, from an artist residency and exhibition to adventure trails, craft workshops, village tours and three evenings of jazz music under the stars.
Anchored in the heart of the city, Auckland Live Summer in the Square will transform Aotea Square into a lively landlocked marina bursting with colour, free live entertainment and good vibes. A whale of an outdoor screen will be in place to view the live yacht racing action and while your there, indulge in tasty Kiwi treats, sweet beats, Christmas festivities, live music, blockbuster movies,...
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.