Auckland Lantern Festival Programme

Check out the festival programme and start planning your evening out at the Auckland Lantern Festival. Thursday, 1 March is Lantern Appreciation Night, without stalls, food, performances or amusements – perfect for enjoying the handmade lanterns. Friday – Sunday includes a full programme of live entertainment on different stages, nearly 100 food and craft stalls, martial arts demonstrations, and lots more activities for everyone to enjoy!

  Thurs Fri Sat Sun
Lanterns 7-10.30pm 5-10.30pm 4-10.30pm 4-10.30pm
Food & craft stalls   5-10.30pm 4-10.30pm 4-10.30p
Kids rides and games   5-10.30pm 5-10.30pm 5-10.30pm
Stilt walkers 7.15-8pm   5-8.30pm 5-8.30pm
Main stage        
Opening ceremony 7.15-8pm      
Lao Qiang (‘Old Tune’ music)   9.30pm 9.25pm 9.25pm
Xingguang Acrobatic Troupe (Shanghai)   6.10pm & 7.35pm 6.10pm & 7.55pm 6.10pm & 7.35pm
Saxophonist; throat-singing or khöömei artist; drum & guitar   7.15pm & 8.45pm 7.35pm & 9pm 7.15pm & 8.40pm
Fireworks finale       10.15pm
Martial arts area        
Martial arts demonstrations   6pm-8pm 6pm-8pm 6pm-8pm
NZ Film Commission short films   8.30pm – 10.30pm 8.30pm – 10.30pm 8.30pm – 10.30pm
Lion Dance Lawn        
Xi’an Shadow Puppets   5.15pm, 6.15pm, 7.15pm 5.15pm, 6.15pm, 7.15pm 5.15pm, 6.15pm, 7.15pm
Lion Dance   5pm, 6pm, 7pm 5pm, 6pm, 7pm 5pm, 6pm, 7pm
DJ sessions (Shaun ‘DJ Kidku’ Corlett)   8 – 10.30pm 8 – 10.30pm 8 – 10.30pm

Auckland Lantern Festival Map

The Auckland Lantern Festival is happening from 1 – 4 March at the Auckland Domain.

Download the festival programme and map.

Auckland Lantern Festival map 2018

Download the festival programme and map.