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.

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Paul Simon & Sting - 20 Jan

It’s double the star power as two of the greats perform side by side.

Dick Smith NRL Auckland Nines - 31 Jan - 1 Feb

A two-day, nine-a-side, knock-out tournament extravaganza showcasing the world’s greatest Rugby League talent.

Volvo Ocean Race Auckland Stopover - 27 Feb - 15 Mar

Soak up the excitement of this worldwide yachting event at the stopover Race Village.

Auckland Anniversary Weekend 24 - 26 Jan

Celebrate Auckland’s 175th birthday with a series of free family events on the waterfront, including a dazzling fireworks display. Queens Wharf