Summer is here and the city centre is your one-stop-shop for all things fun and fabulous! Maximise your weekends with exciting events, lively markets, live music and more happening throughout our city centre. There's something to surprise and delight all ages! 

March 1 - 3

The Queens Wharf Mermaid Parade | 2 Mar, 11am - 8pm | Queens Wharf

Immerse yourself in ocean magic at The Queens Wharf Mermaid Parade, a free event filled with nautical wonders! Enjoy a Mermaidification Station, eco-friendly costume crafts, a DJ, interactive games, and more. The parade sets off at 2pm along the waterfront, promising additional surprises! Check out the schedule here

Silo Cinema: People’s Choice Edition | 1 Mar, 6pm | Silo Park

Don't miss the finale of Silo Cinema's summer series with The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975), a beloved musical classic! Gather your loved ones for an evening of singing, dancing, and fantastic vibes.

Auckland Wooden Boat Festival | 1-3 Mar, 10am - 6pm | Wynyard Quarter 

Delve into the world of wooden boat building, ocean voyaging, navigation, and vessel restoration through engaging guest speakers and films at the museum. Join us for six captivating speaker sessions daily, accompanied by rotating films all weekend. All are welcome to join the festivities!

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Other events on this weekend

March 8 - 10

Auckland Arts Festival 2024 | 7 Mar onwards | Various City Centre locations

Held annually across city centre venues, Te Ahurei Toi o Tāmaki Auckland Arts Festival aims to unify, uplift, and inspire through an annual world-class collection of events and performances. This globally recognised celebration of art and culture returns to deliver 18 days of unforgettable events this weekend!

M9 - Ka Tohe Au, Ka Tohe Au! I AM THE SOVEREIGN | 8 Mar, 7:30pm | The Civic

Hear the perspectives of some of the most well known advocates and activists of Te Ao Māori at The Civic - Ka Tohe Au, Ka Tohe Au! I AM THE SOVEREIGN. The kiripuaki (actors) will unveil their distinctive narratives of growing up and the unique challenges and opportunities that come with pursuing creativity within their communities. 

Screen Printing with paper cutout stencils | 9 Mar, 10:30am - 12:30pm | Wonder Journal

Join in for a small group tutorial and hands-on experience, where you'll learn how to create your own custom prints! Bring along your own T-shirts, bags, or clothes to print on – even your favorite shirts with stains can be transformed with your unique designs! Book now here.

art fest

Other events on this weekend

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Last updated: 28 February 2024