Three days of Asian food, culture and elaborately constructed lantern tableaux in Albert Park to welcome the Lunar New Year (usually held in February).
Massive Auckland secondary schools’ Māori and Pacific Islands cultural festival.
Three-week laughfest with local and international comedians.
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.
Classic movies screened outdoors on Friday nights, and markets with food trucks, DJs and craft stalls on Friday nights and Saturday and Sunday afternoons.
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.
Three days of camping and music (generally of the dancey and soulful variety), held by the beach. Headliners include big-name international acts.
Watch leading tennis players warm up for the Aussie Open; held early January at the ASB Tennis Centre.
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.