Returning to Silo Park again in 2021 for two days of live entertainment, activities, kai and a place of connection for all.
Over 20 special events celebrating Matariki will take place on the city centre's waterfront from June 19 to July 11, 2021. If you've never celebrated Māori New Year before - or if you're returning for another year of festivities, make sure you add these events and activities to your list.
Celebrate the Māori new year at Matariki Festival’s premier open-air music and food event, Te Korakora on Takutai.
Enjoy dynamic, live kapa haka performance, traditional kai and more over four days of celebrations in Takutai Square.
A large-scale art installation in Viaduct Harbour's Market Square representing stars from the Matariki cluster.
Highlighting the main stars that make up the Matariki cluster, a series of stunning lightboxes on display at Te Komititanga and Takutai Square.
For Matariki this year a group of retail stores are reimagined as spaces for artists and their taonga, becoming sites for storytelling and knowledge exchange.
Workshops and activities
Immerse yourself in over 300,000 woven stars on display in Silo 6 during Matariki and learn to weave your own with free workshops.
A guided tour exploring the connection between Te Ao Māori belief systems, representations and themes, and the modern city centre landscape.
Join Auckland Libraries’ Kōrero Bike on a unique bike tour celebrating the rich history woven through our local area.
Join the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra in their 2021 season with a Matariki performance. This work celebrates Matariki as an event embracing New Zealand’s past and present, and a time to think about where we are going as a nation.
Sorry for your Loss is Cian Parker's story of growing up, and explores the effect of having a sometimes-there-mostly-not Dad.
Experience the energy and power of haka theatre and Māori performance this Matariki.