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5 Epic Things Worth Getting Up For This Weekend In Auckland

By Lauren Sanderson
14th Jan 2021

Two people jump for joy on the beach.

As we welcome in another weekend, we also say hello to some pretty awesome events. Yes! 

So clear your calendars because you won't want to miss out on this epic line-up. 

From a groovy music festival, a magical sunrise rave, a Saturday sesh like no other and an epic LEGO exhibition—what more could you want from a weekend. 

Groove In The Grapes

Get your groove on at Groove in the Grapes this Saturday, a music festival hosted in the beautiful Turanga Creek Winery. Sipping on wine, listening to banging tunes in the sun—can you think of anything better? We think not. The one-day fest has been running for the last eight years, so we think it’s fair to say they know how to host a festival. Although you can expect some of the same shenanigans, this year will be slightly different as you can bring your own food, but there will still be some epic food trucks on hand for you to sink your teeth into if a picnic doesn’t take your fancy. Bask in the sun, wine in hand listening to the sweet melodies of The Jordan Luck Band.

Attend A Free Dawn Rave 

Start your weekend off the right way by partying it up with renowned DJ, The Dastardly Bounder, on Auckland’s Queens Wharf this Friday morning. Ditch the booze and bust some moves at Morning People, a rave that will leave you feeling fresh and ready to take on your day. Dress to sweat and dance away your inhibitions at this sunrise rave, where you’re guaranteed to leave with feel-good endorphins pumping through your body. Don’t worry you won’t go hungry as complimentary fruit, coffee and Club Mate will be served.

Summer Sessions 

We don’t know about you but Saturday summer sessions are what we live for! If like us, you like to revel in the sun with a drink in hand listening to some sick beats on a Saturday avo, then listen up! Parked Up Beer Garden & Venue in Victoria Park are bringing you the very best of house and techno this Saturday, featuring a solid line-up of Auckland’s top DJ’s such as 3AMA, Jessika, Bee, Matt K, Knowonespocket, Boznich, Daniel Farley and many more. Be sure not to miss out on the action this weekend.

Summer In The Square

Summer is well and truly here, which means more outside based events like Summer in the Square. Auckland Live’s free festival is back, bringing Aotea Square to life with heaps of fun live music events, film screenings of your fave movies, karaoke, pride celebrations, digital experiences and America's Cup screenings. Music lovers can enjoy a spread of live performances from local acts, while movie buffs can get their daily film fix. So, pull up a pew, or should we say a deck chair and embrace those summer vibes. 

Fuel Your Inner Child

Who said LEGO is just for kids? Whoever they are, they’re wrong. A huge LEGO exhibition has landed at Auckland Museum for a limited time where you can see some of the biggest LEGO creations up close and personal. Brickman Awesome: Epic Lego creations is a brand new exhibition by LEGO Certified Professional, Ryan ‘The Brickman’ McNaught.The designs include a towering NASA rocket that's the tallest lego brick model in the southern hemisphere at 7.5 metres and is made of more than 450,000 bricks. Designs also include a life-sized LEGO Harley Davidson bike, the largest ever LEGO caterpillar 797 dump truck and a three-metre long Antonov 225 aeroplane. Come and have a gawp and have a sneak peek, right here.

Partial to a little G&T? Check out this summer gin garden that's popped up in Wynyard Quarter.

Image credit: Supplied

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