Aucklanders, get those stretchy pants at the ready because boy do we have news for you! Next month, you’ll have the chance to eat your way around the world….in the ‘burb of Mt Roskill.
Yes, we know that travel is quintessential for finding yourself, making new friends and all that jazz. But we all know that you travel for the food—and so do we.
And now, there’s absolutely no reason to fork out thousands of dollars for a big OE just to try the exotic and delicious tastes because a new festival is hitting the City of Sails and it’s your chance to (literally) eat your way around the world. You’ll also have the chance to soak in some of the epic cultures that make our city as great as it is.
This is a rare opportunity to try foods that you’ve never even heard of before. Celebrating over 50 cultures, you know you’re onto a good thing. Vegetarians and vegans, don’t worry, because they’ve got you covered, with vendors locked in so that you can enjoy this glorious day as well—no one left behind!
Expect the likes of Spanish churros dusted with cinnamon covered in caramel sauce, Argentinian wood-fired meats and mouth-wateringly good Ethiopian curry.
As well as being a foodie’s dream, the day also features captivating cultural performances and activities. Expect the likes of funky tunes provided by DJ Stinky Jim and his distinctive combination of reggae, dub sounds, and don't miss the festival's newest act, Nigerian-Kiwi rapper Unchained XL, who combines West African afro beat with hip-hop.
Of course, no festival would be complete without workshops, arts and craft stalls and games—and the Auckland International Cultural Festival has them in abundance.
This is one family-friendly festival that should be on your calendar—with food, music, performances, stalls, games and more, it promises to be a day out to remember. Even better? It’s FREE!
What: Auckland International Cultural Festival
When: 8 April at 10:00–17:00
Where: Mount Roskill War Memorial Park, Mt Roskill
Cost: Free to attend!
Find out more here!
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