Cultural in Auckland

Pasifika Festival

Western Springs park hosts this giant Polynesian party with cultural performances, and food and craft stalls; held over a weekend in early to mid-March.
Cultural in Auckland

Lantern Festival

Three days of Asian food, culture and elaborately constructed lantern tableaux in Albert Park to welcome the Lunar New Year (usually held in February).
Cultural in Auckland

Polyfest

Massive Auckland secondary schools’ Māori and Pacific Islands cultural festival.
Comedy in Auckland

NZ International Comedy Festival

Three-week laughfest with local and international comedians.
LGBT in Auckland

Auckland Pride Festival

Two-week festival of music, arts, sport and culture celebrating the LGBT community. Highlights include the Pride Parade, Pride Party and the Big Gay Out.
Film in Auckland

Silo Cinema & Markets

Classic movies screened outdoors on Friday nights, and markets with food trucks, DJs and craft stalls on Friday nights and Saturday and Sunday afternoons.
Fair in Auckland

Grey Lynn Park Festival

Free festival of arts and crafts, food stalls and live music in one of Auckland's more interesting inner suburbs; third Saturday in late November.
Music in Auckland

Splore

Three days of camping and music (generally of the dancey and soulful variety), held by the beach. Headliners include big-name international acts.
Sports in Auckland

ASB Classic

Watch leading tennis players warm up for the Aussie Open; held early January at the ASB Tennis Centre.
Beer in Auckland

GABS

A dazzling array of craft beer, cider and street food combine at Auckland's brilliant version of one of the world's best beer festivals.