Pop-ups in the city centre

Some of the best things to see, eat and drink, here for a limited time

Whether you're a foodie, a fashionista, or just up for some creative fun, these pop-ups in the city centre are not to be missed. From unconventionally delicious gelato to Caribbean-inspired bars, garden bars, markets and a whole lot more!

Foodie pop-ups

Bear Gelato pop-up | 51 Shortland Street | 9-26 January
You won't want to miss this pop-up specialising in traditionally crafted but oh so unconventionally delicious gelato. Wave goodbye to vanilla and chocolate and hello to fun flavours like smoked maple bacon, gochujang caramel, oat flat white and peanut lime. Drooling yet? Us too. 

Perrier-Jouët Garden | Huami | until 31 January
Summer has arrived at Huami! Soak up the sunshine in their Perrier-Jouët Garden Bar and indulge in the delicious garden dim sum menu, complimented with flutes (and bottles) of Perrier-Jouët champagne. The perfect match. 

Casa Bacardi pop-up | The Parasol & Swing | summer 2024
Be transported to the Caribbean with Parasol & Swing's tropical pop-up, perfect for a hot summer's day. Sit back and enjoy the sunsets over the boardwalk as you sip on a menu of flavoured mojitos, clarified coladas, flavour margaritas, limoncello martinis and more!

Food Truck Wednesdays | Britomart | Wednesdays, 11.30am-2pm
Every Wednesday in Takutai Square, head down to experience a weekly mix of the best street kai in Auckland!

Britomart Cocktail Hour | Britomart | 25 January, 12-2pm
Join Britomart on Thursday and enjoy a free seasonal non-alcoholic cocktail in the sun!

Free Coffee Friday | Britomart | 26 January, 8.30-11am
Kick off Friday the right way with free coffee from Espresso Workshop! 

Casa Bacardi pop-up at Parasol & Swing
Bear Gelato pop-up
Huami Perrier Jouet Garden

Pop-up workshops

Fizz & Frost | Huami | 3 February
Bask in the sunshine of Huami’s Summer Garden and enjoy three flutes of Perrier-Jouët champagne and a selection of handcrafted dim sums, while Cuisine Pastry Chef of the Year, Lisa Crowe, and her team guide you through decorating your own garden themed cake! 

Workshops at Wonder Journal | 2 February
Keen to get crafty and learn a new skill this year? Wonder Journal are hosting several unique workshops that are well worth a try. Immerse yourself in the artistry of blessing stone making, experiment with natural fibres and weave your own basket or create a basket using driftwood

Dumpling making workshop with Sam Low | Homeland | 10 February 
Renowned chef, Sam Low is hosting a special class at Homeland to celebrate Lunar New Year! He will teach you how to craft two different types of dumplings from scratch, using his amazing homemade wrapper recipe. There will also be a delicious drink from his book and a whole lot of hilarity guaranteed.

Find more workshops to get amongst here


Pop-up events

Peace In 10,000 Hands exhibition | Coming soon to 131 Queen Street


Inspired by the belief that art is a powerful communicator and intimately entwined with the human condition, Peace in 10,000 Hands is a global initiative to photograph an ancient symbol of peace in the hands of 10,000 people from every country on the planet with the intent to create a visual provocation through contemporary artwork to invigorate the global conversation for peace. 

Read more about the exhibition, here.

Peace in 10,000 Hands
Enjoy two hours of free parking or $5 evening and weekend rates. Find out more. Ride on public transport from as little as $2 each way. Find out more.
Last updated: 18 January 2024

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