Wednesday 3, July
Grey Lynn’s favourite comedy night is making a comeback this Wednesday at Pocket Bar & Kitchen. With a stellar line-up of local talent including Justine Smith and Cori Gonzalez from 7 Days, the evening is set to be full of belly laughs. Your ticket gets you through the door with a delicious 42 Below cocktail in hand, what a deal. Head along early to secure your spot and giggle your hump day blues away.
Hidden World Gin Tasting
Thursday 4, July
Spice up your Thursday evening and head along to an evening all about gin. Hidden World are bringing you an exclusive line up of gin cocktails created using a range of native ingredients. As well as the cocktails your ticket includes canapes designed by Cordis Auckland’s Executive Chef, Volker Marecek, which complement each cocktail. Expect creations such as a smoky Hangi potato with sour cream and salmon caviar paired with a Guardian gin. Get all the deets here.
Generator GRIDAKL Market
Head along to the intimate mid-winter market at Generator in GridAKL this Thursday. 25 carefully selected stallholders will be showcasing their beautiful creations including clothing, homewares and jewellery for you to scout and find some new treasures in. Chat to the talented makers and immerse yourself in the true market shopping experience. There will of course be notable street foodie favourites as well so don’t worry about lunch in advance, there will be plenty of delicious options to choose from.
Saturday 6, July
Hailing from Dunedin, indie-pop rockers the Soaked Oats are coming to Auckland as apart of the celebratory tour for their latest EP, Sludge Pop. Hot off the heels of their UK and Australian tours, the four-piece band bring their unique sound and endearing live performances to the stage every time.
Wednesday 10, July
The electronic musical wonder of New Zealand, BAYNK is touring Australia and New Zealand this month, landing in Auckland July 10th. His growing popularity spiked after a summer of festivals, and he has already confirmed to perform at 2019 Lollapalooza and Coachella. Don’t miss the groovy tunes and one of a kind performance.
The Renault French Festival
Thursday 11- Sunday 14, July
Lovers of croissants, cheese and wine listen up–The Renault French Festival is back for another year of incredible French inspired fun. Hosted on Queens Wharf, the celebration will feature delicious French food, clothing, beauty products and a number of activities to get amongst. Check here for all of the timings over the festival.
Saturday 13, July
Rising global star Kian is heading to our shores this July, landing in Auckland on the 13th for a special show at The Tuning Fork. The young Australian’s career has completely taken off after the release of his hit song Waiting. He's already travelled the world performing and is only just getting started, this will definitely be a show not to miss.
Devonport Craft & Fine Food Market
Sunday 14, July
We love everything about Devonport, it's charming, quaint and has that friendly neighbourhood vibe to it. The monthly craft and fine food market is another reason why, and the July one is coming up on the 14th. If you've never been along, it's definitely a must do. The stallholders have beautiful creations and locally sourced goods, browse through with a coffee in hand for a Sunday well spent.
Eat Drink Love Ponsonby
Monday 15, July
Ponsonby is home to some of Auckland’s greatest restaurants and Eat Drink Love Ponsonby is a month-long festival to celebrate all that it offers. Kicking off on July 15th, signature menus and special events will take place in more than fifty Ponsonby eateries. There's a glittering line-up of international chefs, cookbook authors and cocktail masters to mingle with.
Craft'd Wine and Spirits Festival
The inaugural Craft'd Wine and Spirits Festival will land in Auckland's Wynyard Quarter this July, bringing with it more than 40 small producers showcasing their best tipples. This new festival offers tastings, masterclasses, food trucks and entertainment all in the celebration of delicious drinks. Whether you are a spirit lover, foodie or wine connoisseur, the festival has it all, check the full line-up here.
What So Not
Saturday 22, July
Returning to Auckland off the back of Splendour in the Grass for one show only is What so Not. Celebrating his debut album, Not All The Beautiful Things, the Australian-born artist is proving that what he creates is much more than just dance music. The innovative producer is behind massive anthems including High You Are and Waiting, and the new album will be nothing less than amazing.
Wednesday 24, July
In celebration of their record-breaking sixth number one album Hilltop Hoods are back with their The Great Expanse World Tour. Fresh from performing stadium shows with Eminem and the Groovin the Moo stages, the band are full of energy and momentum. The headline shows will feature all of the new tunes and the old favourites, definitely one to head along to.
Auckland Food Show
Thursday 25- Sunday 28, July
Foodies out there listen up, The Auckland Food Show is an affair your taste buds will not want to miss with all of the samples and products on offer from more than 300 exhibitors. Take advantage of show-only deals and learn a thing or two from the celebrity chefs' hot tips. Kicking off on the 25th of July, the show runs for four days at the ASB Showgrounds.
Image Credit: Baynk