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What's on in Auckland this summer

Published: 21 January 2021

There's heaps of events taking place across Tāmaki Makaurau this summer for you to enjoy.

From the America's Cup to local community markets, there's something for everyone right here in Auckland.

America's Cup

Head to the waterfront for a packed summer of racing including:

Enjoy a cup-themed trail and gallery tour throughout the summer too, and explore the city's waterfront for a busy programme of events during the summer months.

Find out more about the America's Cup, including when and where to watch the races.

Summernova Festival

While the world’s best sailors compete on the stunning Waitematā Harbour, a stellar line-up of activity will be taking place on-land and on-water.

Summernova, Auckland’s newest summer highlight, wraps around Auckland’s hosting of the 36th America’s Cup presented by PRADA and ensure everyone can get in on the action.

See the events here on OurAuckland.

Local markets

Pick up a bargain, shop for presents and grab a bite at food trucks and cafes at some of Auckland's best local markets.

Take a look at all of our market events here.

If you're planning a foodie day out, take a look at some of our top suggestions here:

Music and Movies in Parks

Free music and movies in parks are back this summer across the region, bringing hit films and local stars to a park near you.

Get full details of the summer lineups here on OurAuckland:

And more...

Find events taking place all summer long here on OurAuckland.

Explore our summer page for more ideas to get your summer sorted.

Read more: Summer

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