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Tour The World With Your Tastebuds At This Free International Foodie Festival Hitting Auckland

By Urban List Writers
13th Mar 2020

We advise that the Auckland International Cultural Festival, originally planned for 5 April 2020, is now CANCELLED.

Aucklanders, get those stretchy pants at the ready because 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.

No need to worry about your travel insurance policy or booking flights, you can try all those exotic and delicious tastes you're craving right here in Auckland. Every foodie's favourite festival is hitting the City of Sails again 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 more than 50 cultures, this festival will take you to some well-known destinations, but also to a few more exotic corners of the earth through food. 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.

For a full sensory journey around the world, try out mouth-watering traditional Russian dumplings, moreish Tongan treats made from fresh fish, fruit and leaves all sourced from the Pacific, and other handmade edible goodies—all thanks to our multi-cultural Auckland community.

As well as being a foodie’s dream, the day also features captivating cultural performances and activities. Come along at 9:30am to join in the Mihi Whakatau (welcoming ceremony), or hear stories, comedy and diverse languages from Auckland's ethnic communities in a new section called Pā Nui.

This year there will be a football tournament too, with talented Auckland footballers originating from almost every continent competing against each other for victory.

This is one family-friendly festival that should be on your calendar—with food, music, dance performances, stalls, games and more, it promises to be a day out to remember. Even better? It’s free. 

The Details

What: Auckland International Cultural Festival
Where: Mount Roskill War Memorial Park, Mt Roskill
When: Cancelled.
Cost: Free to attend

Image credit: Auckland Council

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