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! 

APRIL 19-21


Aotearoa Art Fair | 18-21 April | Viaduct Events Centre

Get ready for an art-filled week this April and experience gallery exhibitions, large-scale sculptures, captivating performances, insightful panel talks, interactive workshops, delicious food, drinks and so much more! Tickets from $22, see more and book here.

Bottomless Drag Brunch | Saturday 20 April, 12-3PM | Palmer Bar

Hold onto your wigs… Drag Brunch is back by popular demand! A bottomless, all singing, all dancing, brunching experience served up by Auckland’s A-list queens at Palmer Bar. Doors open from 12pm, brunch kicks off from 1pm with a comedic demo on how to make the perfect Mimosa or Bellini because like your host for the day, some of you may not know how to make one. The Queens will be performing routines, lip syncing for their lives, as well as giving you the opportunity to live out your drag fantasy in their spin-off game, Strictly Drag Brunch. Book your spot now.

Vegan Food Truck Feast | Saturday 20 April, 10AM-4PM | Victoria Park

To keep everyone’s favourite season rolling, Mercury brings you The Second Sun, a one-of-a-kind sculpture filled with 8000 light therapy bulbs specially designed to fill you with wonderful summery vibes. There are spot prizes up for grabs including gelato, coffee, and other prizes, plus free yoga sessions! Sign up here.

Palmer Bar - Drag Brunch
Vegan Food Truck Festival
Aotearoa Art Fair

School holiday activities on this weekend

APRIL 26-28

Community Exhibition: There Were No Photos | Saturday 27 April - 12 May, 11AM | The Strand Arcade

Head along to Strand Arcade for a unique exhibition part of Africa Month 2024 that calls on artists to reflect on time periods where there were no photos.

Sounds Fun For Kids: Michal Bush & Claudia Robin Gunn | Sunday 28 April, 10AM | The Tuning Fork

Head to The Tuning Fork for some singing, dancing and arts and crafts fun with Michal Bush & Claudia Robin Gunn these April school holidays.9 events over 9 months, showcasing some of the amazing homegrown talent making songs, stories and fun for your little ones. Grab your tickets now.

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel | 23 - 28 April | The Civic

Based on the Sunday Times bestseller that became a blockbuster movie, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is coming to The Civic only for one week! Grab your tickets that will take you on a journey to India with an eclectic group of British retirees as they embark on a new life.

Community Exhibition
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: 28 February 2024