Enjoy great entertainment this summer

Last Updated : 13 Mar 2023
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Tāmaki Makaurau promises to keep you entertained whatever your preference.

With late summer evenings there is plenty of time after work to get out and enjoy all the Auckland has to offer. To help inspire and delight, here are some highlights to get excited about.

Music in Parks

Auckland Council’s free summer concert series is back for its 45th season and promises to have you dancing all afternoon or evening long. The season continues with fantastic events including the Kiwi Anthems mid-March and a great celebration of Pacific talent with Music in Parks Favona near the end of the month.

With a concert or two on every weekend, there is something to get you into the groove whatever your musical taste.

Check out the full season line-up on the Music in Parks website.

Movies in Parks

Chilled out evening entertainment for the whole whānau is covered with the Movies in Parks season. Grab a picnic or grab a bite onsite and settle into the beach chair or lounge out on the rug as the sun goes down and the stars come out.

From animated kids flicks to recent blockbusters, there is a bit of Hollywood magic available in parks across the region. Make sure to get to your favourite movie early as there will be pre-show entertainment to enjoy.

Check out the full programme of films on the Movies in Parks website.

Explore outdoor art trails

Plan your own artistic journey around Auckland with our public art website.

There are more than 400 public artworks spread across the region, and there's no better time to put on your walking shoes, grab your camera and see how many you can visit.

To get started, check out this public art tour around central Auckland.

Don't let grey skies spoil your summer

Across our region, there’s plenty going on indoors to keep you busy whatever the weather. Don’t let grey skies and rain stop you from exploring what Auckland has to offer.

Discover what's on at Auckland's museums and galleries, drop into your local library, or unwind at your nearest leisure centre or indoor pool.

See what's on this summer

Big events back on the cards

Not only are there great free ways of enjoying the magic of an Auckland summer, but also big events are back and better than ever before. From arts and cultural festivals to sporting spectaculars, Tāmaki Makaurau has a huge range of world-class events calling.

This includes great sporting events like the Blackcaps taking on Sri Lanka at the end of March, speedway action at Waikaraka Park, the Warriors’ first Mt Smart home game of their NRL campaign and plenty of Super Rugby action.

For music lovers there is some Kiwi nostalgia with Mi-Sex and Stellar, Backstreet Boys world tour on 11 March, and music festival Synthony in the Domain on 1 April which promises more than seven hours of epic tracks with collaborations between the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, DJs and Kiwi favourites Shapeshifter, Kimbra and Dave Dobbyn.

To find your favourite options, visit the Tātaki Auckland Unlimited events page.

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