What's up Auckland?
Auckland city is awash with major events over summer from free cultural festivals to world-famous acts and the Volvo round-the-world stopover. So we've trawled through most of the 'what's on' pages to compile the following list of events. What are we most excited about at Aucky Walky? Well we're suckers for a bit of razzle-dazzle so Auckland's Light up the Bridge gets our vote as this free show will be a stunner. Check out some of the line up here and get your groove on for some super summer fun.
ASB Classic Tennis 1 - 3 January: ASB Tennis Centre, 1 Tennis Lane, Parnell
Art of Banksy Exhibition - Aotea Centre 5 Jan - 6 Feb, 2018: Eighty thought-provoking works on display from this anonymous artist and social activist. Tickets $30-$35.
Summer in Aotea Square 1 Dec - 4 Feb: Live music, DJ's and dancing with deck chairs and bean bags to relax in.
Summer at Silo Park 5 - 28 Jan : Free outdoor cinema every Friday night with food trucks and entertainment.
Movies in Parks 13 Jan - 31 March: Including Wonder Woman, Guardians of the Galaxy, Back to the Future and Kiwi classic Pork Pie.
AUCKLAND ANNIVERSARY WEEKEND
>Light up the Bridge - 27 January
Auckland Harbour Bridge will be transformed by the launch of Vector Lights with a six minute specially-composed opening show sequence from 9pm. Watch the online stream of the entire opening show here
>Tāmaki Herenga Waka Festival 27 – 29 January
ANZ Viaduct Events Centre and Viaduct Harbour, Halsey Street, Wynyard Quarter
>St Jerome’s Laneway Festival* 29 January
Albert Park, Princes Street and Alfred Street
>Silo Park Cinema and Markets 26 - 29 January
Silo Park, cnr Beaumont & Jellicoe Streets, Wynyard Quarter, Auckland
>Ports of Auckland Seeport Festival 27 - 29 January
Captain Cook Wharf, Quay Street
>Ports of Auckland Anniversary Day Regatta 29 January
Waitematā Harbour, view from Princes Wharf
>Auckland International Buskers Festival 26 - 29 January
Queens Wharf, Lower Queen Street, Princes Wharf, Eastern Viaduct, Market Place
>Cloud Markets 27 - 29 January
The Cloud, Queens Wharf
>Viaduct Carnival 27 - 29 January
Maritime Museum & Eastern Viaduct
Volvo Ocean Race Auckland Stopover 24 February – 18 March: ANZ Viaduct Events Centre and Viaduct Harbour
Ports of Auckland Round the Bays* 4 March: Starts on Quay Street
Auckland Arts Festival 7 – 25 March: Various venues including Aotea Centre and Wynyard Quarter
Major acts appearing in Auckland in the near future include Bruno Mars, Queen with Adam Lambert, Lionel Ritchie, Mariah and Robbie Williams.
Check out upcoming concerts at Spark Arena here.
With so much going on in the streets, public plazas and laneways of Auckland, consider a Waterfront walking tour with a friendly professional guide for behind the scene stories and local tips.
Content credit: List of events reproduced in part from the Heart of the City Auckland Newsletter - current as at 6th Dec 2017