Breadcrumb navigation

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


Explore our region this summer

Explore our region this summer and take your pick of Auckland's stunning beaches, bush, maunga and walkways.

Explore art in Tāmaki Makaurau this summer

By exploring the stories behind Auckland's art, you’ll learn more about the creativity of our artists and discover a different way to experience the city this summer.

Cool down at your local pool

This time of the year is always great to get out and enjoy splashing around.

Your summer sorted

Get your summer sorted in Auckland with a huge range of events and activities, our region's parks, beaches and walkways, council facilities and more.

Eat your heart out: Auckland’s 100 iconic eats chosen

Aucklanders have a new guide to dining out, as the top 100 Iconic Auckland Eats have been uncovered as part of an initiative by Auckland Unlimited.

Enjoy family favourites this summer

Get your summer sorted right here in Auckland with heaps of fun family activities across the region.

Great days out this summer

Discover amazing wildlife, explore new exhibitions and uncover the past on great days out this summer.

Hike a volcano this summer

Tāmaki Makaurau is blessed with a multitude of maunga with many located on the isthmus.