You’re invited to turn sounds from the city into a visual symphony through the Auckland Live Digital Stage, in Aotea Square.
There’s a huge array of free events in the city centre this summer. Whether it be outdoor movies, live music, or salsa nights, you will be spoilt for choice.
Summer in the Square
Anchored in the Aotea Square, our giant 10-metre outdoor screen will provide unobstructed views of the world’s most cutting-edge yachts as they compete on Auckland’s stunning Waitematā Harbour in the 36th America’s Cup presented by Prada.
Grab a bean bag and chill out in the Hello Sailor pop-up bar area in Aotea Square as part of Auckland Live's Summer in the Square.
By the sea
Celebrate the birthday of the City of Sails as hundreds of vessels take to the water under sail, steam and paddle power in one of the world’s biggest - and most historic - one-day regattas.
The quest for the ultimate prize, the America's Cup, begins with winning the the PRADA Cup Challenger Selection Series.
Ports of Auckland’s SeePort is a celebration of Auckland City’s beautiful waterfront and rich maritime heritage.
The story of Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland and the waka that sailed here will take centre stage in January 2021 when the region celebrates its Māori heritage through the Tāmaki Herenga Waka Festival.
Arts & Culture
Toi Tū Toi Ora: Contemporary Māori Art will be the largest exhibition in the 132-year history of Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki.
Britomart is joining Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki’s celebration of contemporary Māori art with a satellite exhibition of a one huge new permanent work and three temporary new installation works by four talented Māori artists.
This summer, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki invites you to enter the ngahere (forest, ecosystem) – and the realm of Tāne Mahuta – in a new family-friendly exhibition by artist Charlotte Graham (Ngāti Mahuta, Ngāti Tamaoho, Te Ākitai Waiohua...
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki presents Mother Tongue, a work by internationally acclaimed
Australian artist Angelica Mesiti
Join us for our January Sunday Movie Sessions, where we will be highlighting New Zealand Films, followed by fun facts and discussions prompts.
Bubbles are a fun and fascinating way to learn about science. Central City Library will be out and about in Aotea Square exploring bubble science with our Kōrero Bike - our mobile library on three wheels!
Calling all young eco-scientists - Join Auckland Libraries and Waicare at the Daldy Street Rain Gardens this summer. You will get to try out innovative tricks that real scientists use, get hands-on practice making water clean and drinkable again, and...
Spark has launched its 5G Race Zone, an immersive multi-sensory experience that gets New Zealanders closer to the America’s Cup than ever before.
Are you ready to become the Whaikīngi (Chess) Champion?
Summer on Queen's Wharf
Live music, life drawing, Sunrise Yoga... There's something for everyone at Queens Wharf this summer!