BNZ Auckland Lantern Festival

Celebrate the Year of the Dragon at BNZ Auckland Lantern Festival 2024.

  • Date Te rā

    22-25 February, 5pm - 10:30pm
  • Price Utu hoko

    Free Entry
  • Location Te wāhi

    Manukau Sports Bowl

Festival, Transport& Parking Information

Festival Activities

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🐉 Hundreds of Lanterns


Over 500 handmade lanterns will be on display across four days including a brand-new lantern commissioned to commemorate the Year of the Dragon in 2024

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🪭Performances


Watch traditional & contemporary performances come to life in the cultural courtyard and on our main stage.

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🍴🎨FOOD & CRAFT STALLS


40+ street stalls will be on-site selling delicious food from many cultures, supported by a range of retail stalls including craft and gift merchandise.

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🎠 Amusement Rides


Entertain the kids with the various amusement rides on offer.

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✨ GET FESTIVE WITH BNZ


Shoot for the stars at the BNZ Basketball Court, with skills sessions featuring guest appearances from BNZ Breakers and BNZ Northern Kāhu players giveaways, and more, or take in the mainstage performances from the BNZ Grandstand.

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🎆 Fireworks on Sunday Night


On Sunday 25 February the festival will close with a spectacular fireworks display from the centre of the park at approximately 9:50pm. See festival map for details.

News

Check out the latest news on BNZ Auckland Lantern Festival.

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Lantern Festival back after four year hiatus

BNZ & Tātaki Auckland Unlimited said the festival, which will be held at the Manukau Sports Bowl starting on the 22 February, will feature 44 stalls and more than 500 lanterns.


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Auckland's iconic Diwali and Lantern Festivals secure naming rights partnership with BNZ

Two of the country’s most iconic cultural celebrations, the Auckland Diwali Festival and the Auckland Lantern Festival, will continue to delight locals and visitors thanks to a new naming rights sponsorship agreement with the Bank of New Zealand (BNZ).


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