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11 Totally Awesome Things To Do In Auckland This Weekend

By Lisa Fromont
23rd Feb 2017

11 Totally Awesome Things To Do In Auckland This Weekend

How can we TGIF when we know it means autumn is only five days away? We love the colder seasons for the big jumpers and pumpkin soup, but summer took its time to show face ‘round here, so we’re not about to go into hibernation just because the planet decided New Zealand needed some space from the sun (pun intended). 

Hold back the tears, cherish that tan and farewell the sunny season with three days of festivals, food, flicks, and a whole bunch of stuff Auckland’s putting on for the last weekend of summer.

All Weekend

Fringe Festival

For a weekend of bold, unique and thought-provoking entertainment, catch one of the many events being showcased by the Auckland Fringe Festival. ‘The Nannas And The Poppas’, ‘Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again’, ‘The Last Man On Earth Is Trapped In A Supermarket’, and ‘A Virtual Virtual Reality Show’, are shows not to be missed!

Where: Various venues, Auckland
When: 21st February-12th March
More info: here

Yoga Festival

The 6th Annual International Yoga Festival is coming to Albany this weekend. With vegetarian food galore, market stalls, and yoga workshops, this is a stellar opportunity to get bendy with the most Zen-ful people in Auckland.

Where: Kawai Purapura Retreat Centre, Albany
When: 24-26 February
More info: click here

Pride Festival

We’re reaching the end of the rainbow that is the Auckland Pride Festival and, as has been the case for the past two weeks, there’s a lot goin’ on! Most notably of course are the Auckland Pride Parade followed the Proud Party—you can bet it will be one hell of a finale!

Where: Various locations, Auckland
When: 10 – 26 February
More info: click here

Friday 24th February

Flick Friday | Browns Bay Flicks & Fun

Have your last swim of the summer, eat some good kai, and watch two of your silver screen favourites at Browns Bay Flicks & Fun. The night kicks off with Finding Dory at 6pm, followed by Stephen Spielberg’s cult classic E.T. at 8pm.

Where: Browns Bay, Auckland
When: 24 February, 5pm
More info: click here

Auckland Live Summer In The Square

With summer coming to a close this weekend, we also say goodbye to our favourite Auckland Live Summer hot spot. Summer in the Square will have a diverse line-up this Friday, concluding with the oh-so-funky Ijebu Pleasure Club.

Where: Aotea Square, Auckland
When: 24 feb, 11am – 10pm
More info: click here

Saturday 25th February

Bruce Springsteen

The Boss and the legendary E Street Band are bringing down Mt Smart Stadium this Saturday, and anybody with a Hungry Heart oughta have a ticket. Their famously high-energy show will have you raving.

Where: Mt Smart Stadium
When: 25 February, 4:30pm
More info: get your tickets here

Heineken Urban Polo

Get classy (and/or trashy) this Saturday at the Heineken Urban Polo. With harbour views, fashion, ponies and bevvies, the sport of kings is sure to entertain.

Where: Shore Rd Reserve, Parnell
When: 25 February, 3pm
More info: can be found here

Takapuna French Festival

Le Takapuna Beach will be all things French this Saturday. The French Film Festival is screening in Takapuna in March, so the whole ‘burb is getting in the spirit this weekend with French food, entertainment, lessons in parle, and even a snail race. Bon samedi!

Where: Hurstmere Green, Takapuna Beach
When: 25 February, 3-7pm
More info: here


It’s every carnivore’s dream. Not only will there be mouth-watering meaty goodness, you’ll get to see BBQer’s, butchers and barbers battle it out to be meat masters (or beard master), and they’ve got a hot line-up of music including Annah Mac and The Delta Riggs.

Where: ASB Showgrounds
When: 25-26 February 12pm Saturday, 10 am Sunday.
More info: here

Sunday 26th February

Clevedon Jazz Wine And Food Festival

If artisan food, boutique wine, and sax at the Polo Club sounds like a good Sunday to you, the Clevedon Jazz, Wine & Food Festival is sure to tickle your fancy.

Where: Auckland Polo Club Grounds, Clevedon
When: 26 February, 11am-7pm
More info: here

Stadium Stomp

If you’re butt and legs are in need of a workout, why not join New Zealand’s biggest stair climb this weekend? Held at Eden Park, this is a unique and fun fitness challenge where people are led on a stair-climbing course up and down the bays of the stadium. With a whopping 5,000 stairs to climb it’s sure to get your heart racing.

Where: Eden Park
When: 26 February 9am-11am start
More info: here

Image credit: Susan Blick

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