Taste of Pasifika takes the best of the Pasifika Festival and adds an authentic Pacific twist with events happening at venues across Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland for three weekends this June.
Join our Pasifika communities at The Cloud on Queens Wharf, Vodafone Events Centre, Mt Smart Stadium and Auckland Zoo to sing, dance, laugh and learn as the cultures of 10 Pacific nations are celebrated and shared in a generous environment of whānau and festivity.
From food to performance, art, fashion, sport, and wellbeing, Taste of Pasifika showcases and applauds the unique influence and identity of the peoples whose histories, knowledge, creativity, and leadership have contributed to the unmistakable richness of Tāmaki Makaurau.
Former boxer and Dancing with the Stars star Dave Letele plans to have a good old-fashioned party at this weekend's Taste of Pasifika event.
Anyone who has grown up in Auckland during the past 20 to 30 years will most likely have been to or at least heard of the Pasifika Festival.
Pacific and Māori fashion will take centre stage in Auckland tonight, as one of the city's most well-known calendar events begins this weekend.
Taste of Pasifika Festival is just around the corner, kicking off at The Cloud on Auckland’s waterfront this Friday with a winter-warming lineup of Pacific culture, kai, and plenty of soul.
30 Years of Pasifika Festival
Pasifika Festival is one of the longest standing cultural festivals in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland, and in 2022 it celebrates its 30th anniversary.
Reimagined for the current Covid-19 environment as Taste of Pasifika, this year the festival features Pasifika Festival favourites and highlights alongside new hybrid events taking place at various Auckland locations.