Entertainment & Events
The best thing about this great little country is you’ll never get bored! And some of the best entertainment is free…. Local Farmers Markets are a big hit – and it’s much more than buying fresh produce - the whole community comes together, chatting, drinking coffee, meeting friends and welcoming visitors. This is a great Kiwi experience – most markets are al fresco and have wonderful local musicians playing everything from Latin American music to Country & Western and Jazz. Free concerts in the park are also a unique feature of Kiwi life. Bring a picnic and enjoy the atmosphere.
The choice is yours 24/7 – a ticket to an international sports match, ballet or show or a relaxed outing at your own pace. Local i-SITE visitor centres are great places to start with for information on markets, music, and events in the area.
A great night of free family entertainment and Auckland’s biggest outdoor Christmas concert.
Celebrate the most vibrant Indian festival with fantastic food, entertainment, dancing and crafts.
Enjoy gourmet food, wine and beer from Auckland’s leading restaurants and award-winning chefs.
This annual spring marathon features the crossing of the Auckland Harbour Bridge.
Spectacular lighting displays created by NZ's most innovative artists illuminate this Ponsonby park.
See the beautiful villas on Franklin Road decorated in brilliant Christmas lights each night.
All kinds of boats on display plus marine and boating experts at the Viaduct Harbour over four days.
Winemaking events – pick your own grapes and foot stomp them at Passage Rock vineyard
Music Concerts – Opera in the cellar at Poderi Crisci
Wine events – vertical wine tasting at Peacock Sky vineyard
Wine tours – vine to glass tour at Kennedy Point vineyard