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14 Awesome Things To Do In Auckland This Weekend

By Hana Okada - 20 Sep 2018

14 Awesome Things To Do In Auckland This Weekend

Are you ready to party, eat and shop your way through the weekend? Well, it's about time to prepare because this weekend is full of it! From a rooftop pop-up, scallop festival, to a ramen and beer day and a Korean night market, you can eat and drink your way around the world this weekend. The clocks will be springing forward this weekend, which means you'll have longer, lighter nights for more fun! We've got it all sussed for you, so you can make the most of the last weekend of September. Here are all of the wonderful events coming in hot this weekend... start your clocks, round up your squad and get ready for a weekend for the books with all these epic events across Auckland. 

All Weekend

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. https://www.theatremonth.nz/ 

Friday 28 September

Listen In

Feeling all of the FOMO missing out on Listen Out across the ditch? Listen In is the brand new one-day festival, bringing a taste of this epic Aussie fest to us! Catch headline acts Skrillex, ASAP Rocky, Skepta and Lil Skies kick off festival season with a bang at Spark Arena. Forget that hefty price tag to the Aussie fest and party right here in our city—this line-up of hip-hop and electronic superstars is not to be missed.

Where: Spark Arena, Auckland CBD
When: Friday 28 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

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

Saturday 29 September

21st Birthday Reunion Market

As if La Cigale couldn’t get any better, they’re celebrating the big 2-1 with a select handful of old and new superstar stallholders—many of which you might now recognize as New Zealand favourites! Along with your current faves, past stallholders are back including Pic’s Peanut Butter, Bluebell’s Cakery, Cathedral Cove and so much more.

Where: La Cigale French Market, Parnell
When: Saturday 29 September, 8am—1:30pm
For more info, click here.

Scallop Festival

Scallop season is upon us so it’s time to celebrate! Join Chef Pauli at the Seafood School, where you’ll indulge in all things shellfish. Learn about the art form of shucking, create scallop creations in three different ways, and learn a few little-known facts you can whip out at your next dinner party. Learn how to dish up a scallop and kingfish ceviche, make some clam and scallop noodles, and some herbed and breaded scallops to top it all off.

Where: Auckland Fish Market & Seafood School, Auckland CBD
When: Saturday 29 September, 2pm—5pm
For more info, click here

Mt Eden Village Wellbeing Market

Feeling a bit out of sorts? Head to Mt Eden Village and you’ll come out a new person in no time. Enjoy this free wellbeing market full of stalls to make you feel as good as new. From natural health therapies, pain support, home remedies and even an on-site massage, this natural mind and body marketplace will have everything you need for a mid-weekend bliss out.

Where: Mt Eden Village Centre, Mt Eden
When: Saturday 29 October, 10am—3pm
For more info, click here

Miso Ra Urbanaut Brewery Pop-Up

There’s nothing better than slurping some fresh, authentic ramen and washing it down with an ice cold beer, we’re sure of it. So when we heard the great people at Urbanaut Brewing and Miso Ra were joining forces, we were nothing short of excited. Bringing you fresh beer and fresh ramen, head down to the Urbanaut Brewery this Saturday for a beer or two, plus a hot bowl of Miso Ra’s incredible ramen. Come one, come all—there’ll be vegan-friendly options for you plant-based peeps!

Where: Urbanaut Brewing Co, Kingsland
When: Saturday 29 September, 2pm—6pm
For more info, click here

Sunday 30 September

Korean Night Markets

The Glenfield Sunday Night Markets is transforming into the bustling streets of Korea, as the Korean Consulate brings Auckland’s Korean Street Food Festival to town! Get your mouth around some spicy rice cakes, tender bulgogi, potato sticks and charcoal black corn dogs. Korean burger legends Tiger Burger will be bringing some of their latest and greatest kimchi creations, and safe to say we are so ready. Not only will you be stuffing yourself with Korean delights, but you can also listen to some K-Pop, watch Korean TV shows and K-Dramas, for a whole dose of Korean culture and food.

Where: Glenfield Night Market, Glenfield
When: Sunday 30 September, 5:30pm—11pm
For more info, click here

A Truly Bottomless Lunch

Treat yourself to a Sunday worth getting out of bed for, with a truly bottomless lunch at Gusto at the Grand. Their new Sunday offering has you sorted with all of the fixings—with unlimited Ora Processo and bilinis free-flowing over your two-hour seating. The food will also be an Italian-lover’s dream, with endless garlic pizetta, fried calamari, risotto, beef cheeks and salted caramel popcorn semifreddo to top it all off. Keep ‘em coming!

Where: Gusto at the Grand
When: Sunday 30 September
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 30 September, 12pm—7pm
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.

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