With summer almost coming to an end, there are a number of summer events taking place in Auckland – so you can enjoy those last few weeks of amazing sunshine and warmth with family and whānau.


Chinese New Year Market

Auckland Night Markets has teamed up with Skycity to bring you the much anticipated annual Chinese New Year market!

They will be serving traditional Chinese food alongside a mixture of other cuisines.

There will be live performances and music to keep you all entertained throughout the evening.

Go with your family and friends and celebrate the year of the Ox!


Fri 19 Feb 2021, 5:00pm–10:00pm

Fri 26 Feb 2021, 5:00pm–10:00pm

Where: Sky Tower, Corner of Victoria and Federal St, CBD, Auckland

Website: http://aucklandnightmarkets.co.nz/


Auckland Live Summer in the Square

Experience the Aotea Square transformed into a lively landlocked marina bursting with colour, free live entertainment and good vibes.

Launch yourself in front of Auckland Live’s whale of an outdoor screen to get a shipshape view of all the live yacht racing action from the harbour and while your there indulge in some of our tasty Kiwi treats directly from the galley.

There will be sweet beats playing, Christmas festivities, live music performances, blockbuster movies, Pride celebrations and a whole of chilled out summer fun.

Don’t miss any of the action at Summer in the Square!

Auckland Live’s Summer in the Square will be anchored in the heart of the city until 27 February.

When: Thu 19 Feb 2021, 6.30pm-8.00pm until Sat 27 Feb 2021, 6.30pm-8.00pm

Where: Aotea Square, Queen St, CBD, Auckland

Website: http://www.aucklandlive.co.nz/event/summer-in-the-square-2021



Movies in the Parks

Make the most of warm summer Auckland evenings with your friends and whānau at this year’s Movies in Parks.

From new releases to family favourites, enjoy a free movie night for the whole neighbourhood. Grab a blanket, torch and warm clothes, and head down to the local park. Pack a picnic or grab a bite from one of our food stalls.

Movies start once the sun has gone down, but the fun begins earlier with plenty of pre-movie entertainment to enjoy while you relax in the park.


When: Sat 20 Feb 2021, 6:15pm–10:15pm – Take Home Pay

Where: Mangere Centre Park, Robertson Rd, Mangere, Auckland


When: Fri 26 Feb 2021, 6:00pm–9:45pm – Trolls World Tour

Where: Harvey Wright Park, Cnr Birkenhead Ave, Birkenhead, Auckland


When: Sat 27 Feb 2021, 6:00pm – 10:15pm – Dumbo

Where: Central Park, Wood Street, Papakura, Auckland


When: Saturday 6 March 2021 6:00pm – 9:35pm – Trolls World Tour

Where: Keith Park, Roys Road, Manurewa, Auckland


When: Saturday 13 March 2021 5:50pm – 10:00pm – Dumbo

Where: Murphy Park, Avenue Rd, Otahuhu, Auckland


When: Friday 26 March 2021 5:30pm – 9:30pm – Frozen 2

Where: Lloyd Elsmore Park, Cascades Rd, Pakuranga, Auckland


When: Saturday 27 March 2021 5:30pm – 8:55pm – Jumanji: The Next Level

Where: Ambury Regional Park, 43 Ambury Road, Mangere Bridge, Auckland


Website: http://www.moviesinparks.co.nz/films/detail.asp?ID=515


Auckland Vegan Food Festival

If you love vegan food, this one is a must for you. The annual Auckland Vegan Food Festival is hosted by the Food Truck Collective on 7th March 2021 at Corban Estate Arts Centre, Henderson.

There will be a wide selection of quality food trucks & stalls serving their plant based goodness. Plus an eco marketplace featuring locally made crafts, plant based health & beauty products, clothing and accessories.

Live entertainment and activities for the whole family, cooking demonstrations and wellness talks scheduled.

When: Sun 7 Mar 2021, 10:00am–4:00pm

Where: Corban Estate Arts Centre, 2 Mount Lebanon Ln, Henderson, Auckland

Website: http://fb.me/e/cNajuDmDM



Central Flea Market

Visit this good old fashioned flea market located in central Auckland. Experience a curated selection of vintage clothing, crafts and homeware vendors and get your food & coffee fix while you’re at it.


Sun 21 Feb 2021, 8:00am–1:00pm

Sun 7 Mar 2021, 8:00am–1:00pm

Sun 21 Mar 2021, 8:00am–1:00pm

Where: Potters Park, 173 Balmoral Rd, Balmoral, Auckland

Website: http://www.centralflea.com/


Staycation Scavenger Hunt

If you are looking for a fun, family activity to do together, gather your whānau and take on the Devonport Staycation Scavenger Hunt!

Based on the not-so-true story of Kanoa the Kākāpō, who, like many New Zealander’s this year, is taking a much-needed kiwi-staycation. Find all 10 missing items and you can enter into the monthly prize draw to win a whole host of prizes!

100% of the proceeds will be donated to the New Zealand Red Cross

The staycation scavenger hunt will run throughout the whole summer, from 21 December 2020 to 31 March 2021.

When: 17 Feb 2021, 7.00am – 11.00pm until 31 Mar 2021, 7.00am – 11.00pm

Where: Devonport, Victoria Road, Devonport, Auckland

Website: http://www.redcross.org.nz/get-involved/fundraise-help-others/join-an-event/staycation-scavenger-hunt/


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