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14 Awesome Things To Do In Auckland This Weekend

By Hana Okada - 13 Sep 2018

14 Splendid Things To Do This Weekend In Auckland

We’ve taken the hassle out of planning and replaced it with non-stop fun, ‘cause this weekend has your name all over it—no matter what you’re in the mood for. From a craft chocolate pop-up, sausage dogs, bottomless champagne, to vegan street food and more, this weekend seriously has it all. It’s time to start your countdown to an epic weekend ahead! Round up your squad and start planning a jam-packed weekend, there’s something for everyone!

All Weekend

The Chocolate Bar Ponsonby Pop-Up

Chocoholics rejoice! Prepare yourself for a weekend of indulgence as Wellington chocolate connoisseurs The Chocolate Bar is making its home in Ponsonby Central for one week only. Get to lunchtime choc-filled talks, workshops with Six Barrel Soda, Eighthirty Coffee and Fine & Dandy Tea, and be the first to try the brand-new bean-to-bar Foundry Chocolate. This is one chocolatey heaven not to be missed!

Where: Ponsonby Central
When: Friday 21 September—Sunday 23 September
For more info, click here

New Zealand Theatre Month

This month is all things theatre! New Zealand Theatre Month is on, celebrating the diverse, creative and wide-ranging performances of talented New Zealand creators. All throughout the month, catch a whole range of theatre performances across the city. Flick through the programme, and we guarantee you’ll find something that tickles your fancy. Whether it be talented improv, laugh out loud comedy, or a moving piece, this month has incredible theatre on lock.

Where: Various Locations
When: Until 31 September
For more info, click here

Friday 21 September

Burger Pop-up

Fridays call for burgers! Make Health Nut Kitchen your first stop (let’s be honest, there’ll be multiple) after work on Friday. They’re slingin’ plant-based burger deliciousness all month long. You can get amongst burgers like The Mac Daddy slashed with their legendary mac daddy sauce, a tempeh burger, and even some plant-based, creamy and oh-so-delicious shakes! How’s that for a Friday feed?

Where: Health Nut Kitchen, Auckland CBD
When: Every Friday in September
For more info, click here

Feast Matakana 2018

Learn, taste, and experience all the delicious food and drink Matakana is famous for at Feast Matakana! Showing off the local producers and growers working with local eateries, this is a match made in heaven of delicious local produce turned into magical feasts. From a Brick Bay Feast dinner, to intimate chefs series, and so much more, you have lots to look forward to in Matakana! Roadtrip, anyone?

Where: Matakana Village
When: Until 14 October
For more info, click here.

The Spring Blossom Rooftop Pop-up

The Glass Goose is back with another pop-up to blow your socks off—this time celebrating the spring! Thought you couldn’t be more excited about leaving winter? This is the cherry on top. The Spring Blossom Rooftop pop-up is bringing all things floral and delicious every Friday of the month. Sip on an iconic Cereal Killa freakshake, treat yourself to cookies, doughnuts, candy floss and cake, and you have to try the candy floss wine spritzer and frosé slushies!

Where: The Glass Goose
When: Every Friday Until 5 October
For more info, click here

Saturday 22 September

Wiener Dog Derby

Do you have the speediest sausage dog in town? The third annual official wiener dog derby is back at the Flying Moa! Take on reigning champions Frankenstein and Ruby for their titles as the speediest standard and miniature dachshunds. If your sausage dog isn’t so speedy, but they’re oh-so-stylish, the costume parade is calling their name! There are great prizes up for grabs, along with great prizes for doggy participants and food and drink for the humans.

Where: The Flying Moa, Mt Wellington 
When: Saturday 22 September, 10am—2pm
For more info, click here

46 & MOËT present: Lunch’n’Things

Head down to 46&York to celebrate five years of this legendary Auckland institution, with nothing but the best! Moët & Chandon is coming to the party, bringing bottomless Moët champagne rosé. That’s right, you’ll be having all of the Moët your heart desires, along with a delicious three-course meal. Gather the crew, and join Bevan Keys and Cam Robertson on the decks for a delish Moët filled day. Three cheers to five years!

Where: 46&York, Parnell
When: Saturday 22 September, 12pm—4pm
For more info, click here

MR TOMS & Soho Bottomless Brunch

MR TOMS and Soho Wines have teamed up to present their very first, extra fancy bottomless brunch! Celebrate a birthday, anniversary or just making it to the weekend with a drool-worthy three course brunch. Treat yourself to bottomless glasses of Soho wine along with your meal, as well as fresh mocktails. People watch the day away at this prime Ponsonby Road spot with a drink in one hand and a delish fork of brunch in the other for the weekend done right.

Where: MR TOMS, Ponsonby
When: Saturday 1 September, 12pm—3pm
For more info, click here

Sunday 23 September

Pit Boss Master Class

There’s nothing more satisfying than a good BBQ, and Miss Moonshines sure know how to do it right. Learn all of the secrets of the authentic American BBQ with a Kiwi twist, as Miss Moonshine’s pit boss will take you through the fine art of the low ’n’ slow BBQ, from lighting the BBQ all the way to the feast at the end! There’s many beers to be drunk, much juicy BBQ to be eaten, and you’ll be on the road to becoming your crew’s summer pit boss!

Where: Miss Moonshines
When: Sunday 23 September, 12pm—5pm
For more info, click here

Sunday Jazz in the City

Your wee inner-city oasis is bringing big beats and cool vibes all Sunday long! For 12 weeks, Snickel Lane is transforming into a jazz paradise with live jazz playing in the lane. Grab a bite to eat at one of their eateries, grab a coffee (or a stronger tipple!) and take in the vibes. Inspired by the laneways of Melbourne and Snickelways of York, discover a new Sunday hang out spot this weekend!

Where: Snickel Lane
When: Every Sunday until 18 November
For more info, click here

Vegan Street Food Fair

Wise Cicada is bringin’ all the vegan eats to their yard! Get out there and celebrate the warmer days ahead with some plant-based deliciousness. You’ll be feasting on deliciousness from all four corners of the globe, including dishes from Asia, India, Mexican and Middle Eastern, all with a vegan twist! Enjoy a scrumptious lunch, live music and round it all off with a creamy vegan ice cream from Minty B Ice Creamery.

Where: Wise Cicada, Newmarket
When: Sunday 23 September, 10am—3pm
For more info, click here

Oktober Family Fest

Who said Oktoberfest was only for the raucous and rowdy adults?! The Backyard Bar is changing the game and bringing the Oktober Family Fest to town! You’ll get your usual taste of Munich’s Oktoberfest with their beer tent, German beer taps, Steins, and German snacks, but now you can make it a family day out. With soft serves, candy floss, face painting, food stalls, and more, we’re not sure who’s going to come out having the most fun!

Where: The Backyard Bar, Northcote
When: Sunday 23 September, 12pm—7pm
For more info, click here

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