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8 Of The Best Events Happening In Auckland Over The Summer And Into 2021

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8 Of The Best Events Happening In Auckland Over The Summer And Into 2021

So many things to do!

A new year has arrived and we’re well and truly into summer. And, after the buzz of festivities around Christmas you’re probably looking for some fun activities to fill the warm weather season with.

You’re spoiled for choice in Auckland, as there’s plenty to do at this time of year. From art galleries to inflatable water parks to food festivals, here are some of the best things to do over the next few months in Auckland.

1. Van Gogh Alive Exhibition

This incredibly popular event is back in New Zealand for a full tour to kick off the year. Complete with moving images, soundtracks and custom-made aromas, this is one youΒ reallyΒ do not want to be missing.

πŸ“ Auckland Spark Arena,
πŸ“† From April 14, 2021.

2. Auckland Vegan Food Festival 2021

Auckland’s very best vegan food will fill the bellies of the hungry attendees of the second event of its kind. From mouth-watering donuts to scrumptious vegan donuts, this isΒ theΒ vegan food event of the year.

πŸ“ Corban Estate Arts Centre,
πŸ“† March 7, 2021.

3. Auckland Lantern Festival

Auckland lantern Festival 2016. Auckland Domain. February 2016. Photo: Gareth Cooke

After its lights were unfortunately turned off last year due to Covid-19, Auckland Lantern Festival is back in 2021 for its 21st edition. Celebrating the year of the Ox, the beloved event will display hundreds of beautiful lanterns for Chinese New Year, along with a host of other activities.

πŸ“ Captain Cook Wharf,
πŸ“† February 25-28, 2021.

4. Auckland Arts Festival

This wonderful event lasts for two-and-a-half-weeks, showcasing the bucket loads of creative talent in Auckland. It’s the 13th addition of the annual festival, and there are ticketed and free events. Find out more here.

πŸ“ Multiple Locations,
πŸ“† March 7-21, 2021.


5. Free Interactive Sound Experience

This has sat in Aotea Square since December, and is set to remain until the end of February. You and your friends, or people you meet, can create unique sounds on the interactive squares. Who can make the best melodies?

πŸ“ Aotea Square,
πŸ“† Until February 22, 2021.

6. The Enormous LEGO Exhibition

Since rolling into Auckland last month, this has garnered the love of all LEGO obsessives. It even boasts the tallest LEGO model (a NASA rocket) in the entire Southern Hemisphere! Check it out now.

πŸ“ Auckland Museum,
πŸ“† Until February 28, 2021.

7. Waterworld Aquapark

A giant inflatable waterpark is making its way around Auckland’s beaches this summer. Waterworld Aquapark is one of the largest of its kind in New Zealand and promises waves of fun on its course. It’s taking on beaches for four whole months so you’ve got no excuses not to head down while it’s in town. Find out when it hits your local beach here.

πŸ“ Multiple Locations,
πŸ“† Until April 27, 2021.

8. “The Science Of Bubbles” Free Event

This family-friendly event teaches the wonders of bubble science, and how to make whopping big ones from your back garden!

πŸ“ Aotea Square,
πŸ“† January 26, 2021.

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