There is plenty to celebrate this year, and what better way than with magnificent light shows on the Auckland Harbour Bridge. The bridge will light up in an array of colours to reflect the many different festivals throughout the year thanks to Vector Lights. Vector Lights is a world-first solar, battery and peer-to-peer powered light show that demonstrates a smarter way to power our city.
Make sure you schedule the following dates into your calendar so you don't miss out on any of the action. Grab a spot at Silo Park and watch as the bridge comes to life!
Most shows will also have a music pairing to go with the lights that dance across the bridge - Check out the Vector Lights Website before the show starts and click play on the music live stream to listen!
Auckland Anniversary Weekend | 24-27 January, 9pm-12am
A six-minute sustainable light show will play on Auckland's Harbour Bridge to celebrate Auckland Anniversary, referencing Tama-Nui te Rā (the sun), Hikohiko (electrical energy), and Hei te Ao Mārama (the future world of light), and weaves visuals with original sound and music. The show will play every 15 minutes from Friday 24 - Monday 27 January between 9pm until midnight, with Vector Lights lighting up the bridge in colourful static designs outside of show times.
Tāmaki Herenga Waka Festival 2020 | 30-31 January, 9pm-12am
The story of Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland and the waka that sailed here will take centre stage on 31 January when the region celebrates its Māori heritage through Tāmaki Herenga Waka Festival. In recognition of this important celebration, Vector Lights on Harbour Bridge will light up in static colour alongside the festival performances.
Waitangi Day | 2-6 February, 8:30pm-12am
Enjoy five evenings of Vector Lights for Waitangi to commemorate 180 years since the first signing of the Treaty of Waitangi.
From 2 to 6 February, you can witness a stellar light show on the Auckland Harbour Bridge, bringing the bridge to life with lights and the story of Waikato-Tainui through the years.
Auckland Pride Festival | 8-11 February, 8:30pm-12am
Auckland’s rainbow communities will come together to celebrate our unique mix of cultures, sexualities and gender identities in Aotearoa New Zealand’s most super-diverse city!
View Vector Lights in rainbow colours in support of Auckland Pride Festival.
Lantern Festival | 13-16 February, 8:30pm-12am
Auckland’s largest annual festival and New Zealand’s largest Chinese cultural festival, the Auckland Lantern Festival attracts nearly 200,000 people every year. It showcases traditional and contemporary Chinese culture, and Auckland’s Chinese stories and communities.
Pasifika Festival | 14-15 March, 8pm-12am
Get with the island beat and be entertained by some of Pasifika’s best.
Earth Hour | 28 March, 8:30-9:30pm
All lights will be off for one hour from 8:30pm-9:30pm for Earth hour. Earth hour started in 2007 to encourage people around the world to switch off their lights and call attention to the climate crisis. Join the movement and turn off your power at home too!
Anzac Day | 25 April, 6pm-12am
Vector Lights will commemorate Anzac Day with a stunning light and sound show from Saturday 25 April – Monday 27 April.