Summer is calling, and Tamaki Makaurau Auckland is the place to be. Introducing: Summernova Auckland's newest summer highlight. 


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Satellite show of Toi Tū Toi Ora, Britomart

5 December - 31 March 2021 

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. An outdoor exhibition showcasing the works of four contemporary Māori artists.

Island Time on Motutapu, Motutapu Island

27 February 2021

Your chance to celebrate and savour the region's bountiful wine and food producers in a unique and exclusive island setting this summer. Guests will arrive by ferry 20 minutes from downtown Auckland, where they will be able to enjoy the event with picturesque views of the harbour and Waiheke beyond.

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Sunsetter Food and Wine Festival, Smales Farm

13 February 2021

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!

Waterbourne Beach Festival, Takapuna Beach

27 February - 21 March 2021

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 from some of NZ’s best-known talent, including Hollie Smith and Dave Dobbyn, professional sports, cultural experiences, premium food and beverage and more.

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36th America's Cup presented by PRADA 

December- March 2021

The America’s Cup returns once again to Auckland's waterfront this December with the America’s Cup World Series Auckland and culminates in March 2021 with the 36th America’s Cup Match. Don’t miss your chance to soak up all the action as defender Emirates Team New Zealand competes in an epic battle on Auckland’s stunning Waitematā Harbour.

Summer Festival at the Village 

December - March 2021

Venture back in time and experience life in Auckland during the 1800s at Howick Historical Village with special programming designed for an exciting and educational summer experience.

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L.A.B, Mount Smart Stadium 

27 March 2021

You don't want to miss one of NZ's hottest acts. See 2020 Aotearoa Music Awards Best Roots Artist, L.A.B 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 and Controller. 

Young at Art 

21 February - 21 March 2021

Working together with young, local artists, Young at Art will create original works and performances which reflect the diverse stories of the young creators of Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland and their communities. More details coming soon!

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