14 Upcoming Unmissable Diverse Auckland Festivals To Get Excited About This Year Ahead

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Auckland Festivals Unmissable 2021 2022

From foodie adventures, to drink festivals, and dancing to electronic music, Auckland has an array of epic upcoming events to help us escape the lockdown blues, and boost our excitement for the year ahead. Therefore, weโ€™re calling all the dedicated foodies, beer drinkers, music lovers and more, to safely attend the greatest upcoming and unmissable festivals in Auckland. Here are 14 festivals we know planned to take place in the coming months.

1. Synthony 3

Synthony No. 3
Photo Credit: Synthony

This popular music festival will return on December 17. This sell-out festival involves a mix of performances by an Orchestra, DJs, singers and live performers. They mash up the biggest electronic dance tracks on the planet, from Calvin Harris, to Disclosure and more…to bring you a magnificent concert experience. Indeed, one of the most unmissable festivals to attend in Auckland. Get tickets via the Synthony website.

๐Ÿ“ Spark Arena, 42-80 Mahuhu Crescent, Parnell, Auckland 1010, New Zealand

2. Highlife Festival 2021

This New Years Eve event is planned to take place on December 31. Why not spend the last day of the year appreciating your love for wine, gorging on fantastic food and listening to world-class DJs, in the summer sunshine, at this Ibiza-style festival.

๐Ÿ“ย Ascension Wine Estate, 480 Matakana Road, Matakana 0985, New Zealand

3. Golden Lights Music Festival 2022

This hot new one-day festival on January 7 is sure to impress electronic music lovers. Expect favourites like Fisher and Dimension, along with Mollie King, Culture Shock, and more, making an iconic appearance to the golden hills of Blenheim.

๐Ÿ“ Trust Arena, 65-67 Central Park Drive, Henderson, Auckland 0610, New Zealand

4. Ending HIV Big Gay Out

On February 13, show your support for the LGBTQ+ community by grabbing a free ticket to this iconic gay festival. Enjoy queer music, lovely markets and the gayest dance party you’ll ever attend. Vaccine passports are a requirement.

๐Ÿ“Coyle Park, 528 Point Chevalier Road, Point Chevalier, Auckland 1022, New Zealand

5. Beers In The Park Festival 2022

Auckland Festivals 2022 Beers In The Park New Zealand
Photo Credit: Beers In The Park

Make your summer even more magical by heading to this festival on March 5. Picture this: your best festival gear, paired with cold craft beers, mingling on the lawn, while jamming to live music in the summer sunshine. There’ll be plenty of delicious street grub to satisfy the hunger while you’re on the beer.ย Get tickets via the Ticket Fairy website.

๐Ÿ“ Victoria Park, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand

6. Indulge Auckland

From February 24 to 26, this new three-day festival aims to celebrate food, wine, entertainment and design, and promises an unbeatable experience. Food lovers can go on a unique food tasting adventure, with plenty of cooking demonstrations and interactive masterclasses, and live music in the background. Purchase your tickets via the Indulge Auckland website.

๐Ÿ“ Wynyard Point, Auckland, New Zealandย 

7. Splore Festival 2022

This awesome three-day music and arts festival is still on the cards for early 2022. From February 25 to 27, you can head to the shores of Tapapakanga Regional Park for a party on the beach with feel-good music from an iconic range of artists, alongside scrumptious street grub, drink stands, and plenty more to be announced. As one of the most unmissable festivals, tickets are sold out. But, keep an eye on their pages for more announcements.


๐Ÿ“ Tapapakanga Regional Park, Auckland, New Zealand

8. Auckland Arts Festival 2022

Auckland Arts Festival 2022
Photo Credit: AAF

From March 10 to March 27, celebrate your love for the arts and culture through a world-class collection of performances and events. Think Venus Rising and A Stab In The Dark theatre shows, to the world premiere of Alatini musical, to name a few. Creatives won’t want to miss this festival in Auckland.

๐Ÿ“ Auckland, New Zealand

9. Beauty Nation 2022

New Zealand’s first-ever beauty festival is coming to Auckland in April. The event will exhibit six interactive zones including a beauty school, retail lane, pamper lounge, and even feature drag stars. We can bet it will attract all you influencers, beauty gurus and anyone with an appreciation for makeup and fashion. Keep an eye on their social media for more information.

๐Ÿ“ย Shed 10, 89 Quay Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand

10. Elemental AKL 2022

Best Festivals Auckland 2022
Photo Credit: Elemental AKL

From July 14 to July 31, this wonderful festival will make a comeback. From cosy winter snugs, to a variety of diverse musical performances, street performers, delicious street eats with some of the planet’s best food with pop-up kitchens, craft beers, and more. You’re guaranteed to have a good time.

๐Ÿ“ย Auckland, New Zealand

11. Auckland Fried Chicken Festival 2022

This highly anticipated event has been postponed to July 2022. Read all about it here.

12. The Chocolate & Coffee Show 2022

Coffee Chocolate Auckland
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From March 26 to March 27, chocoholics and caffeine addicts can celebrate their love of coffee and chocolate. Send your tastebuds to paradise as you indulge on artisan goodies from over 60 producers who cater the greatest New Zealand chocolate, coffee roasters and scrumptious treats. Producer attendees include Hogarth Chocolate and Phillippe’s Chocolate, just to name a few. Likewise, you can watch in awe at the Chocolate & Coffee Show Lounge masterclass.

๐Ÿ“ The Cloud, 89 Quay Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand

13. Go Green Expo 2022

Auckland Festivals Go Green Expo 2022
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Touring around New Zealand, you’ll get a chance to attend this free sustainable lifestyle event on April 2 and 3. Health enthusiasts will love its dedication to eco-friendly healthy lifestyles, the best food and drink for sustainability, health and wellness information,ย pet and house hold products, supplements, and much more. Grab your free ticket now via the Go Green Expo website.

๐Ÿ“ Auckland Showgrounds, ย 217 Green Lane West, Epsom, Auckland 1051, New Zealand

14. Culley’s Smoke & Spice Festival 2022

On September 3 and 4, 2022, go on a BBQ adventure at one of the most unmissable festivals for foodies. So, whether you are a meat-lover or a vegan, and whether your cooking preferences is slow-cooked or smoked, you can have it all right here. The experience will be combined with masterclasses from renowned BBQ chefs, plenty of street food, boutique Whiskey and craft Beer, entertainment and live music, and lots more.

๐Ÿ“ย Shed 10, 89 Quay Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand

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