Finding a name for re-imagined cultural festival

Ten-day festival coming to Tāmaki Makaurau

Publish Date : 20 Nov 2020
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We’re wrapping a new ten-day festival around Auckland International Cultural Festival in 2021, and we want you to help us name it.

Send us your name ideas for a festival that will weave more than 50 cultures together in a vibrant celebration for all who call Tāmaki Makaurau home.

“Our vision is for all Aucklanders to be proud of our multi-cultural city and feel a strong sense of belonging and understanding,” says David Burt, Manager of Events for Auckland Council.

The expanded festival will run from 19 to 28 March 2021, starting with nine days of activities in the region’s Arts and Community Centres and finishing with the big finale which is Auckland International Cultural Festival on Sunday 28 March.

Please submit your name idea on the festival Facebook page here.

People who make a submission are eligible to win one of two $50 food vouchers redeemable at Auckland International Cultural Festival food stalls on 28 March.

Entries close 16 December. T&Cs apply.

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Festival finale

Come for coffee, and you’ll stay for lunch.

Diary Sunday 28 March and come along to Auckland International Cultural Festival at Mt Roskill War Memorial Park, bringing the ten-day festival to a close.

Irresistible aromas of delicious food, cooked with love by Aucklanders from around the world, will waft across the park and draw you in.

You’ll experience a fiesta of food, music, dance and fun for the kids, designed and delivered by Auckland Council on one day in one place every year.

Feel Auckland’s multi-cultural character from our early Māori roots to traditional dress, sounds, arts, tastes and games from around the world.

Refugees as Survivors were instrumental 20 years ago in establishing the first Auckland International Cultural Festival, brought to the region by Auckland Council.

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Festival family

Auckland Council is currently seeking expressions of interest from the community to deliver interactive experiences for the festival at their Arts and Community Centres across the region.

These are likely to include free workshops, classes, cooking demonstrations, games, storytelling, panel discussions, crafts, performances and many other expressions of the region’s cultures.

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