Pasifika Festival

Pasifika Festival 2023


9am - 6pm | 10am - 4pm
Western Springs

Two Days of Performances

Come alive with performances from across the Pacific with two days of performances from 11 nations across eight villages.

100+ Stalls

Pasifika Festival will feature some of your favourite kai, craft and retail stalls. Head to Western Springs for your pacific soul food fix.

Family Friendly

Pasifika Festival is a free, family-friendly event.

Village Programmes
Transport & Parking

We encourage you to plan your journey in advance to avoid busy traffic. The best way to get to Pasifika Festival 2023 is to use public transport, walk, or cycle.

Visit Auckland Transport to see the public transport options for travelling to the festival and plan your trip with the Auckland Transport Journey Planner.  

With a registered AT HOP card, children aged 5-15 years can travel for free on Auckland buses, trains and ferries* on weekends and public holidays. And until 30 June 2023, you can enjoy 50% off* AT travel fares, concessions, and the price of a new AT HOP card. For more information visit here.  

* Excludes Waiheke Island ferry services. 

Parking around Western Springs

Paid public parking can be found at MOTAT's Aviation Hall car park, at Auckland Zoo's car park, and the Zoo car park outside TAPAC. Learn more here.

Limited free parking is available in the streets surrounding TAPAC.  

Accessible parking is available on Motions Road between the Zoo entrance and Great North Road for vehicles displaying a current mobility parking permit.


Park & Ride Shuttle

Parking will be available around Mt Albert Unitec. A free park-and-ride shuttle will run every 30 minutes from Mt Albert Unitec, Gate 4 to Pasifika Festival. 



 Unitec to Western Springs: 8.30am – 5.00pm 

 Western Springs to Unitec: 10.30am – 6.30pm 



Unitec to Western Springs: 9.30am – 3.00pm 

Western Springs to Unitec: 11.00am – 4.30pm 

There are road closures in place for Bullock Track, Stadium Road, and on Great North Road between Bullock Track and Stadium Road. 

Western Springs Park is accessible by bike. Check out Auckland Transport’s Cycleways to plan your route. 

Secure bike racks attended by our bike valets are available on Stadium Road.

Bike Auckland will be there to help register your bike to 529 Garage, an anti-theft and bike recovery database.

Pedestrians can access the festival from any entrance into Western Springs Park. 

Health & Accessibility

Yes, the festival is accessible. Accessible drop-off points are available along Great North Road.  

Service dogs are welcome. The festival gets busy, and we recommend that pets are left at home.

Pasifika Festival will be delivered in line with Ministry of Health guidelines. If you are coming to the festival, please remember to:  

  • Wash your hands regularly with soap and water for at least 20 seconds and dry properly 
  • Pack some hand sanitiser or use the sanitation stations in the festival 
  • Stay home if you’re feeling unwell and take a test if you display COVID-19 symptoms.  
General Information

No, none of the events for Pasifika Festival are ticketed this year.

Some Pasifika Festival stallholders will have EFTPOS available for payment. Cash-out services will be available on-site. We recommend you come prepared with cash to avoid long lines at cash points.  

Bags must always remain on you, there is no bag check-in available. If bags or belongings are left around, they will be handed to lost property. 

You can report lost property at the Information Booth located on the map above.  

St John medical teams are on site both days of the festival. If you or someone in your group suffers a medical emergency at the event, please alert a volunteer or staff member who will call for assistance. The St Johns tent location is indicated on the map above

Yes, this is family-friendly event.

Changing facilities for young children and babies are in some of our public toilets. The locations are indicated on the map above. 

You can refill your water bottle at the public water refill stations in the venue.

There are multiple chill-out zones with seating and seated dining zones at the festival. 

Pasifika Festival is an alcohol-free event.

Pasifika Festival is a smoke-free event. That includes vaping. 

  • We aim to divert 80% of festival waste from landfill 
  • 100% of food serve-ware at the festival is recyclable or compostable

This year, we are changing the way we find volunteers for the festival. We have moved to a festival ambassador model, partnering with young-adult community groups who are enthusiastic about Māori and Pasifika cultures in Tāmaki Makaurau. We will not be using individual volunteers for this year’s festival. 

For media inquiries please contact Issie Hallwright at