UPDATE 24 Jan 2022 from Auckland Live: "Auckland Live, our partners and artists involved in Auckland Live Summer in the Square regret to announce that due to New Zealand being in Covid-19 Red Traffic Light setting indefinitely, all events scheduled from Friday 28 January - 26 February will not be going ahead.  Due to the nature of the events planned and difficulty safely distancing or capping audience numbers in Aotea Square, the events are now postponed until further notice.  The welfare and safety of our artists, staff and audiences will remain our first priority.  

These events are:

Fiesta  28 – 30 January
Jazz  31 January
Circus  3 - 5 Feburary
Fashion  11 -12 February
Beats  17 -19 February
Pride  24 - 26 February

We are monitoring advice from the Ministry of Health and will provide further updates and advice around rescheduling of Auckland Live’s Summer in the Square in due course".

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When you've recovered from the holiday season and are ready to cruise into the New Year, from 28 January make your way to Auckland Live’s Summer in the Square for sun-kissed days and balmy evenings filled with free live entertainment and good vibes.

Step into their beautiful urban garden for a chilled drink and delicious snacks. Promenade across the lawn and grab a bean bag to enjoy a film in the open air. Journey through one of Auckland Live's curated festival weekends celebrating a Latin fiesta, jazz, circus, dance, music and more, with live performances from across the motu and beyond. Then party through the last days of summer for Auckland Pride Festival’s annual epic takeover of the Square.

Don’t miss any of the action at Summer in the Square!

Check out the first events announced in the programme:


Fiesta | 28, 29 & 30 January 2022
Soar to the sights, sounds and sumptuous flavours of Latin American culture in the heart of the city.

Jazz | 31 January 2022
Jazz Auckland presents an afternoon of cutting-edge performances and DJ's.

Circus | 4 & 5 February 2022
Be dazzled by an impressive line-up of acrobatics, flips, slips and a whole lot of tricks! 

Fashion | 11 & 12 February
New Zealand Fashion Week gifts us a stellar array of live music, arts, and artisan crafts with signature style. 

Beats | 18 & 19 February
Throw down to urban beats, dance feats and internationally renowned spoken word performances, live.

Pride | 25 & 26 February
Celebrate all that is queer and beautiful with the iconic annual Auckland Pride Festival takeover.

Park for $2 per hour at The Civic car park on weekends. Find out more

Come into the city centre on public transport for as little as $2 each way. Find out more.

Last updated: 18 November 2019