Have fun for free this summer

Last Updated : 01 Mar 2021
Summer sorted on the North Shore
Children on Castor Bay's beach

Having a great summer doesn't have to break the bank.

Throughout our region, there's heaps to do - from exploring Auckland's regional parks and beaches to taking part in library challenges, discovering public art and making the most of summer events.

Free events all summer

Head to the waterfront for a packed summer of America's Cup racing, including:

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

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

Get full details of the summer lineups here on OurAuckland:

Find events taking place all summer long here on OurAuckland.

Get active for free

From splashpads to walkways, runs to bush hikes, there are plenty of ways to get active without spending any money.

Take a look at some of our great suggestions:

Summer reading

Auckland’s 55 libraries have curated their Top 100 list of titles into ten tempting categories, especially for summer 2021, drawn from our librarians’ knowledge, published reviews and the region’s most popular books, eBooks and eAudiobooks.

Take a look at the Top 100 list here and see a printable version of the list here.

Explore public art

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

Visit Auckland Council’s Auckland Public Art / He Kohinga Toi website - aucklandpublicart.com - to discover more than 100 works of art near you.

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