There’s a huge array of free events around Auckland, whether it be outdoor movies, live music, or salsa nights. Take a look at the favourites from the Heart of the City to find out which free event suits you.

Silo Park

Silo Park Summer Programme 

Silo Cinema

An outdoor movie on a glorious summer evening is a creative and comforting activity. Get a drink at the Silo Bar, choose from a selection of delicious food trucks and settle in! The March movie line-up is a goodie, with Maiden screening on Friday 6th, Lion King (2019) screening Friday 13th and people's choice film taking place on Friday 20th ahead of the season finale film, also yet to be announced on Friday 27th. 

world on the street

World on the Street

Be transported to Southeast Asia without having to leave Auckland when you come to World on the Street, a festive celebration of foods from this awesome part of the world. On top of all the amazing food options, the bar will be serving specialty themed drinks.

The Great Silo Park Neighbourhood Block Party

The Neighborhood Block Party at Silo Park is an exciting event for all ages. With a wide range of food options, live music, games and a community atmosphere, there is everything you need to have a good time. The event runs from 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm on the 28th of March.

Restaurant and bar events 

The Mexican Cafe

Salsa Nights at The Mexican Cafe | 67 Victoria St W

The Mexican Cafe is a famous institution of Auckland, known for their tasty after-work margaritas. The salsa night is a high-energy and extremely fun late night activity where all skill levels are welcome. Hosted by DJ King Salsa, you can soak up the Latin vibes and dance Salsa, Bachata, Reggaeton, Merengue, Vallenato, and Cumbias.

Rydges Rooftop summer series

Rydges Rooftop Summer Series | 59 Federal St

Head to the stunning Rydges Rooftop Terrace to witness a series of musical acts from all genres as part of their Rooftop Summer Series. The headlining acts will be supported by talented DJ to keep the party atmosphere alive. March 22 is the next, and final event of the series so round up your mates and have a great time! 

Drawing Club - Summer at Queens Wharf

Drawing Club - Summer at Queens Wharf

Drawing Club on Queens Wharf

Taking place on March 18 from 5-7pm, pick up a pencil at this fun and free drawing event. A relaxing, early evening affair on Queens Wharf, join fellow expressionists or beginner drawers for a social session of figure drawing in a curated setting - complete with models, still life backdrops and music.

Auckland Arts Festival

Auckland Arts Festival: Tira | Aotea Square

It may offically take place in Autumn, but this dynamic arts festival will extend your summer in the best way! The Auckland Arts Festival will open with a bang, with Hollie Smith, one of Aoteorea’s most beloved voices, will sing the mighty waitea in Te Reo. She will be joined by the Hatea Kapa Haka and choirs from around Auckland, creating an inevitably impressive sound. You won’t be able to help singing along to Bathe In the River, the national anthem, and a waiata in the tune of Bohemian Rhapsody.

Last updated: 25 February 2020