Unleash your inner sea creature and dive into the magic of the ocean at The Queens Wharf Mermaid Parade, a free event and a spectacular and nautical feast for the eyes!

This glittering, costumed, parade is a celebration of the beauty, protection, and prosperity of the Moana surrounding us. With fabulous, nautical looks brought to you by you!

Category is Marine Animal: come dressed as Mermaids and Mermen, sailors, squid, sea urchins, starfish, the list floats on! Get crafty creative and colourful.

Festivities include a Mermaidification Station, sustainable costume crafts, a DJ, interactive games, and more. The parade promptly begins at 2pm and winds its way along the waterfront where you will be greeted with more surprises!

From little ones to pets to all generations, this immersive experience invites self-expression while highlighting the significance of our treasured marine ecosystems.


This is an all-ages, immersive experience inviting people to get creative, colorful and nautical. We encourage dressing up, but spectators are also very welcome! You will have a great parade view at 2pm in the Te Komititanga public square.

The Queens Wharf Mermaid Parade is more than an event; it's a love letter to Auckland's creative and eco-loving community. This event is possible thanks to Eke Panuku Development Auckland and is part of the Summer on Queens Wharf programme.

To safely manage crowd size, please register for this free event.

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: 13 February 2024