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11 Awesome Things To Do This Weekend In Auckland

By Mikaela Foy - 16 Feb 2017

11 Awesome Things To Do This Weekend In Auckland


Auckland is coming in hot this weekend (even if the weather may not be) with heaps of awesome events that will tickle your fancy. From street food markets, to funky music festivals and outdoor activities, there’s something for everyone! Here are 11 events you have to get your butt along to!

All Weekend

Splore

Splore is an epic boutique festival made up of a whole lotta glitter, music, dancing, art and good vibes. A little quirkier then your traditional music festival, Splore introduces a zero waste initiative and has awesome activities such as laughter yoga and arts and craft workshops. You know you don’t want FOMO, so round up your gang, get your crazy costume together and enjoy one of the best weekends of the year.

Where: Tapapakanga Regional Park
When: 17—19 February
For more info, click here.

Hot Brown Honey

If you thought Beyoncé was sassy, you ain't seen nothing yet! There’s a new queen bee(s) in town and they’re rocking the stage in the smashing cabaret, Hot Brown Honey. The posse of fierce women (aka the Honeys) will make you cry, clap and shake what your mama gave ya as they fight the power! The confronting show is a mash-up of dance, poetry, comedy, striptease, song and even beatboxing!

Where: ASB Theatre, Aotea Centre
When: 16—18 February
For more info, click here.

Friday 17 February

Green Bay Street Food Festival

Calling all foodies! Come and get down at one of the grooviest little food festivals around. This Friday’s food truck line-up includes The Rolling Pin dumplings, The Fab Truck crêpes, Gozleme Turkish flat breads and more! Live music, food trucks, fun activities and a zero waste initiative…what’s not to love?

Where: Green Bay Community House, Green Bay
When: 17 February, 5pm—8.30pm
For more info, click here.

Cinema Peroni

If you’re a fan of all things Italian, Cinema Peroni is the place to be this Friday night! The pop-up outdoor cinema will take over Britomart’s Takutai Square where guests will be treated to a star-lit screening of La Pazza Gioia (Like Crazy). Peroni-inspired cocktails will be following and the al freco event will be complemented with an Italian-inspired eats.

Where: Takutai Square, Britomart
When: 17 February
For more info, click here

Blackcaps Vs South Africa

Don’t stick around for after-work drinks at the office because you’ve got places to be! Our much-loved Blackcaps will be going head-to-head with South Africa in this T20 match. While injured Guptill will be MIA, we have no doubt Phillips, Brownlie and co will do our country proud!

Where: Eden Park, Kingsland
When: 17 February
For more info, click here.

Saturday 18 February

Highlife | Sounds Of Summer

Sounds Of Summer is kicking off Saturday night the right way with groovy beats, a stunning location along Takapuna beach and a specialised production like no other. Expect nothing less than beautiful fine food, delicious refreshments and funky vibes from some of Auckland’s top DJs. See you on the dance floor!

Where: The Commons, Takapuna
When: 18 February, 5pm—3am
For more info, click here

Waiheke Snorkel Day

Make your way over to Enclosure Bay to explore the waters around Waiheke Island. Kinda like a real life Finding Nemo, you may be able to spot some fishy friends such as parore, goatfish and snapper! All you need to bring is your wetsuit and snorkeling gear but if you don’t own these things, you can hire them for free. Win-win really?

Where: Enclosure Bay, Waiheke Island
When: 18 February, 10am—3pm
For more info, click here

The Coast Collective Markets

Oh boy, do we have a goodie for you! The Coast Collective Markets is the perfect place to hang out with your fam or pals for an awesome day out. Starring more than 40 artisan stalls, yummy food trucks, live music and even face painting (surely that’s not just for little kids…).

Where: 6 Hibiscus Coast Highway, Silverdale
When: 18 February, 10am—2pm
For more info, click here.

Sunday 19 February

The Winery Tour

Great wine, stunning summer nights and amazing Kiwi singers…Absolute bliss! The Winery Tour is hitting Villa Maria Estate this weekend and bringing an all-star line-up including Brooke Fraser, Bic Runga and Benny Tipene. C’mon get your groove on for the ultimate summer session.

Where: Villa Maria Estate
When: 19 February
For more info, click here

Land Rover NZ Polo Open

Although we may not 100% understand the rules of polo, the Land Rover NZ Polo Open is a fab social and sporting day out that can’t be missed. We’re especially excited for the car vs pony horsepower race and the famous Fashion On The Field fashion show. Rock up in your finest gears and let the drinks flow right into the official after-party where you can celebrate with the polo stars. Count us in!

Where: Fisher Field, Clevedon
When: February 19, 10.30am—8.45pm
For more info, click here.

Cornwall Park Summer Music Series

Head along to Cornwall Park for a day of sunshine, relaxation and groovy gypsy jazz vibes. With an open space surrounded by grass and lush trees, this area is perfect for a Sunday picnic to wind down before the week ahead. Catch the performers from 2pm until 7pm—you might even luck in with a dreamy sunset.

Where: Cornwall Park, Epsom
When: February 19, 2pm—7pm
For more info, click here.

Image credit: Splore

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