Irresistible aromas of delicious food, cooked with love by Aucklanders from around the world, waft across the park and draw you in.
You’ll taste coffee from five countries, steaming hot Russian dumplings, Tongan treats made from fish, fruit and leaves fresh from the Pacific, and tasty hand-made dishes from multiple nations. Now’s your chance to visit them without leaving Auckland!
Come to Auckland International Cultural Festival from 10am to 5pm on Sunday 5 April at Mt Roskill Memorial Park.
You’ll experience a fiesta of food, music, dance and fun designed and delivered by Auckland Council on one day in one place every year, weaving more than 50 cultures together in a vibrant celebration for all who call Auckland home.
Feel Auckland’s multi-cultural character from our early Māori roots at Te Pā Harakeke to traditional dress, sounds, arts, tastes and interactive games from around the world.
Join us for the Mihi Whakatau (welcoming ceremony) at 9.30am, immerse yourself in every culture and come to the Pā Nui, a new zone for people from Auckland’s diverse ethnic communities including migrants and refugees to share experiences through language, storytelling, comedy and panel discussion.
“Our vision is for all Aucklanders to be proud of our multi-cultural city and feel a strong sense of inclusiveness, belonging and understanding,” says David Burt, Manager of Events for Auckland Council’s Arts, Community and Events team.
“We want this festival to enable Aucklanders to celebrate, share and experience the stories and vibrancy of all people who live in Tāmaki Makaurau,” he says.
Add to the mix a football tournament bringing teams of Aucklanders from almost every continent together on the field. It’s anyone’s game!
Auckland International Cultural Festival 2020 is supported by SkyCity with media partner Flava.