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Published July 15th 2019
This list will keep everyone entertained this August
Auckland will be showcasing a wide range of fun and entertaining events for all to enjoy this August.

The list below features free & ticketed events including festivals, markets, workshops, classes, concerts, theatre, comedy and more:

1. Thursday ProNight Premium Comedy
When: Thursday, 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29 August 2019: 7:50pm-10pm
Where: The Classic Comedy Club, 321 Queen St, Auckland
Cost: $20pp
Details: This comedy night event will showcase a combination of established headline acts along with rising stars and promising new faces. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from The Classic : Comedy Club Facebook


2. Otahuhu Phoenix Market
When: Thursday, 1 August 2019: 7am-12pm
Where: Phoenix Tavern, 26 Avenue Road, Otahuhu
Cost: Free
Details: These markets will showcase a large variety of Island clothing, goods, fresh fruit & veggies, homewares, second-hand items and more. Click here for the website.

3. Mums & Bubs Mindful Yoga
When: Thursday, 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29 August 2019: 10am-11am
Where: Ivy Studio, 503 New North Rd, Kingsland
Cost: $15pp
Details: This Mums & Bubs (any aged child) Mindfulness Yoga session will help you to have an amazing time to reconnect with your breath, fill your cup with a mindfulness focus and role model to bub putting yourself first for an hour. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from MOMM Facebook


4. Kids Art & Craft Classes
When: Thursday, 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29 August 2019: 4pm-5:30pm
Where: Anju's Cultural Studio, 10 Clifton Court, Panmure
Cost: $90 per child for 6 weeks.
Details: This child-friendly class will provide opportunities for talented and creative kids to explore their passion. The class will use various art mediums to create artwork, as well as create fun, eco-friendly craft projects. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Anju's Cultural Studio Facebook


5. Twelfth Night
When: Thursday, 1-25 August 2019
Where: Pop-up Globe Theatre, The Shakespeare Gardens, Ellerslie Racecourse, 80 Ascot Ave, Ellerslie
Cost: Tickets range from $10.25-$627pp
Details: This all-singing, all-dancing production takes the energy of Jean Paul Gaultier and mixes it with a love-sick dose of pure madness to transform Shakespeare's hilarious comedy into a wild romp that will have you dancing in the aisles and singing all the way home! Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Pop-up Globe Facebook


6. North Shore Community Toy Library Sessions
When: Friday, 2-31 August 2019: 9:30am-11:30am
Where: The North Shore Community Toy Library, 1 Sidmouth St, Mairangi Bay
Cost: Free
Details: This charity-ran event aims to provide a wide range of educational toys and puzzles for the little ones to aid the mental, physical and social development of pre-school children. Click here for the website.

7. Forts of Auckland Tours
When: Saturday, 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25 & 31 August 2019: 9am-5pm
Where: North Head Historic Reserve, Takarunga Rd, Devonport
Cost: Adults: $10pp, Children: $5pp & Family: $25 per family
Details: This tour event will include some of the best sites on Auckland's North Shore, led by knowledgeable tour guides. Tours are family-friendly and can be tailored to specific sites or time frames as desired. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Forts of Auckland Facebook


8. Kids Fitness Class
When: Saturday, 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31 August 2019: 9:30am-10:20am
Where: Priority Fitness Gym, 45 Woodside Ave, Northcote
Cost: $10pp
Details: This event will feature supercharged fun lessons for the little ones. During the classes, they will be provided with activities that are designed to help them learn and grow. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Priorityfitness Facebook


9. Super Bootcamp
When: Saturday, 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31 August 2019: 8:30am-9:30am
Where: Priority Fitness Gym, 45 Woodside Ave, Northcote
Cost: $19pp
Details: The workouts will be scaled to your level, and the positive energy you experience will help your intensity in the progress zone. Each session will include a warm-up, instructional workout and ends with stretching. Every workout you do will be different from the last. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Priorityfitness Facebook


10. A Midsummer Night's Dream
When: Sunday, 4, 10, 17, 18, 21, & 23 August 209
Where: Pop-up Globe Theatre, The Shakespeare Gardens, Ellerslie Racecourse, 80 Ascot Ave, Ellerslie
Cost: Tickets range from $20-$600pp
Details: Shakespeare's magical comedy is justly regarded as Shakespeare's comic masterpiece, and this performance will enchant you with a brilliant mix of hilarious comedy and beautiful poetry. Oppressed by a brutal dictatorship, four lovers escape a death sentence by fleeing to an ancient forest. Elsewhere in the woods, a group of tradies secretly meet to indulge their love of amateur drama. But they're more than just trees in this forest. Ancient creatures of myth and legend haunt the dark corners of the woods, and they love nothing more than causing trouble… Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Pop-up Globe Facebook


11. Experience HU: The Sound of Soul
When: Thursday, 8 & 22 August 2019: 6:30pm-7:30pm
Where: Grey Lynn Community Centre, 510 Richmond Rd, Grey Lynn
Cost: Free
Details: HU is a sacred sound and ancient mantra that can uplift your life. Singing HU provides a sense of calm, strength and centredness. You will discover your inner guidance, healing for body, mind and spirit, spiritual self-discovery and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from ECKANKAR Facebook


12. Stuber
When: Sunday, 11 August 2019: 10am-10pm
Where: EVENT Cinemas across Auckland & surrounds- see website.
Cost: See website for ticket pricing
Details: This action-comedy is based on a mild-mannered Uber driver named Stu who picks up a passenger who turns out to be a cop hot on the trail of a brutal killer, he is thrust into a harrowing ordeal where he desperately tries to hold onto his wits, his life and his five-star rating. Click here for the website.

13. Sandringham Food & Spice Tour
When: Sunday, 11 & 31 August 2019: 2:30pm-5:30pm
Where: Sandringham Community Centre, 18-20 Kitchener St, Sandringham
Cost: $58pp
Details: Discover the flavours of Sandringham Village with this 3 hour walking food tour. Discover the secrets and taste foods you may have never thought to order. Sample food from 6 great Indian and Sri Lankan restaurants as your experienced foodie guide takes you through the markets brimming with exotic spices, vegetables and ingredients. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Sandringham Food & Spice Tour Facebook


14. Devonport Craft & Fine Food Market
When: Sunday, 11 August 2019: 10am-2pm
Where: Devonport Community House, 32 Clarence St, Devonport
Cost: Free
Details: These markets will showcase quality craft and design stalls, foodie stalls and live music entertainment. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Devonport Craft & Fine Food Market Facebook


15. Crystal Visions Holistic Market
When: Saturday, 17 August 2019: 10am-3pm
Where: Pakuranga Community Hall, 346 Pakuranga Rd, Pakuranga
Cost: Free
Details: This market will showcase crystals, incense, jewellery, gifts, soya candles, clairvoyant readings, tarot readings, reflexology sessions, akashic readings, healings, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Crystal Visions Holistic Market Facebook


16. Sweet As- Sweet Treat Degustation Tour
When: Saturday, 17 August 2019: 2pm-4:30pm
Where: See website for meeting place
Cost: $62pp
Details: This foodie event will take you on a walking food tour enjoying sublime chocolate tastings, gelato tastings, and tastings at sweet dessert shops. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Eat Auckland Facebook


17. Talk, Film Poles Apart & Wander the Galleries
When: Tuesday, 20 August 2019: 10am-12:30pm
Where: Polish Heritage Trust Museum, 125 Elliot St, Howick
Cost: $10pp
Details: Hear the story of the 733 Polish children of Pahiatua. Forcibly deported from Poland to Russia during WWII, then exiled to Persia, the small group of children were invited to New Zealand for the rest of the duration of WWII. Most of the survivors later became New Zealand citizens. There will also be a screening, original artwork displays and other Polish exhibits and displays. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Polish Heritage Trust Museum in Howick, New Zealand Facebook


18. Annual Tulip Festival
When: Saturday, 24 & 25 August 2019: From 9am
Where: Eden Garden, 24 Omana Ave, Epsom
Cost: Adults: $12pp, Seniors, Students & Explorer Bus users: $8pp, Members: Free & Children: Free
Details: This festival will showcase 16,000 flowering tulip bulbs, children's activities, gourmet BBQ, art exhibition, live music entertainment and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from EDEN Garden Society Facebook


19. Ponsonby Food Tour
When: Saturday, 24 August 2019: 2pm-5:30pm
Where: Countdown, 4 Williamson Ave, Ponsonby
Cost: See website.
Details: Taste a snippet of what Ponsonby has on offer while learning about its fascinating food history. The Tour will include a food historian guide, sampling and tasting from 7-9 great Ponsonby restaurants and businesses food. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Eat Auckland Facebook


20. Grey Lynn Car Boot Market
When: Sunday, 25 August 2019: 8am-11:30am
Where: Grey Lynn Returned Services Club, 1 Francis St, Grey Lynn
Cost: Free
Details: This fun, friendly and funky recycling market will showcase pre-loved, second-hand items. There will be a wide range of accessories, furniture, vintage, retro, homewares, fashion, toys, books and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Grey Lynn 2030 Car Boot Market Facebook


21. Auckland Vintage Textile Fair
When: Sunday, 25 August 2019: 10am-4pm
Where: Alexandria Park Raceway, Greenlane Rd West, Epsom
Cost: $10pp
Details: This fair will showcase all genuine vintage clothing, furs, handbags, linen, shows, jewellery, lace, buttons, patterns, books, fabric and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Auckland Vintage Textile Fair Facebook


22. The Great MOTAT Bear Hunt
When: Sunday, 25 August 2019: 10am-4pm
Where: MOTAT (Museum of Transport & Technology), 805 Great North Rd, Western Springs
Cost: Adults: $19pp, Children: $10pp, Children under 5yrs: Free & Family Pass (2 Adults up to 4 kids): $45pp
Details: Explore the museum and document the sneaky hiding places of Firefighter, Science, Aviation, Military, Engineer, and Christmas MOTAT Bears. Click here for the website.

23. Spice Journey Indo Seafood Street Food
When: Wednesday, 28 August 2019: 6pm-8:30pm
Where: Auckland Seafood School, 23-32 Jellicoe St, Freemans
Cost: $90pp
Details: This foodie tour will feature tasting your way through Indonesian dishes. These dishes have rich flavours; most often described as savoury, hot & spicy, and also a combination of basic tastes such as sweet, salty, sour and bitter. Complimentary beverage on arrival. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Auckland Fish Market & Seafood School Facebook


24. East vs West Seafood Fusion
When: Friday, 30 August 2019: 6pm- 8:30pm
Where: Auckland Seafood School, 23-32 Jellicoe St, Freemans Bay
Cost: $80pp
Details: Ever wondered what it would be like to take an Asian dish and swap most of the principle ingredients with foods from south of the border? This is fusion. Take the challenge and try some of the recipes we have laid out for you. Complimentary beverage on arrival. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Auckland Fish Market & Seafood School Facebook


25. New Zealand Fashion Weekend
When: Friday, 30 August 2019- 1 September 2019: 10am-10pm
Where: Auckland Town Hall- Great Hall, 303 Queen St, Auckland
Cost: See website.
Details: There will be a series of show-stopping runway shows, band events, and host of dining opportunities, designer pop-up sale, seminars and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from New Zealand Fashion Week Facebook


26. The 7th Browns Bay Record Fair
When: Saturday, 31 August 2019: 9am-3pm
Where: St Anne's Hall, Cnr of Glencoe & Beach Roads, Browns Bay
Cost: Early Birds (9am-10am): $5pp, 10am-2pm- $2pp, 2-3pm: Free & Kids under 12yrs: Free
Details: This Fair will feature thousands of records for sale. You will find everything from Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Neil Young, Dire Straits, Bob Segar, Bruce Springsteen, Dolly Parton, jazz, rock, folk, country, metal, pop, classical, comedy and much more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Retro Records Facebook
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Why? A lineup of fun events for all
When: 1-31 August 2019
Where: Auckland & surrounds
Cost: Free & Ticketed Events- See Above
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