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Published June 27th 2019
Discover fun things to do this July around Auckland with this list
The list below features Top free and ticketed July Events for all interests and ages with events including festivals, fairs, workshops, classes, sport, music, theatre, concerts, markets and more.

1. Matariki Festival
When: Saturday, 22 June 2019- 14 July 2019
Where: Various locations across Auckland- see website
Cost: Free & ticketed events- see website.
Details: This festival is a celebration of the Maori New Year and it will showcase a range of events ranging from workshops, art & craft, classes, talks, tours, exhibitions, displays, performances, shows, cultural events, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Matariki Festival Facebook


2. Auckland Night Markets
When: Monday, 1-28 July 2019: From 12pm
Where: Aotea Square, Queen St, Auckland
Cost: Free
Details: These markets will feature a delicious selection of cuisines from all over the world, with plenty of opportunity to sample all scrumptious foods including favourites and new delights. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Auckland Night Market Facebook


3. Wine Cheese & Astronomy
When: Tuesday, 2 July 2019: From 8pm
Where: Stardome Observatory & Planetarium, 670 Manukau Rd, One Tree Hill Domain, Royal Oak
Cost: Adults: $34.50pp & Starlight Adult: $17.25pp
Details: Learn about the planets, stars and constellations visible in the night sky. The event will include a glass of wine or beer and nibbles. Click here for the website.

4. Lopdell Film Festival- Lost in Paris
When: Wednesday, 3 July 2019: 6:45pm-9:30pm
Where: The Theatre & Function Rooms- Lopdell House, 418 Titirangi Rd, Titirangi
Cost: $10pp
Details: This pre-film entertainment is about when Fiona's orderly life is disrupted by a letter of distress from her 88-year-old Aunt Martha who is living in Paris. Fiona hops on the first plane she can and arrives only to discover that Martha has disappeared. In an avalanche of spectacular disasters, she encounters Dom, the affable, but annoying tramp who just won't leave her alone. Lost in Paris is a wondrously fun and hectic tale of peculiar people finding love while lost in the City of Lights. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Lopdell Precinct Facebook


5. Truffle Dinner
When: Wednesday, 3,10,17,24 & 31 July 2019: 5:30pm-9pm
Where: French Rendezvous Café, Killarney Park, Takapuna
Cost: $50pp
Details: This event will include a Fresh NZ Black Truffle dinner menu featuring a 3 course menu and glass of French wine. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from French Rendez-vous Facebook


6. Mid Winter Christmas Event
When: Friday, 4- 13 July 2019
Where: Hotel DeBrett, 2 High St, Auckland
Cost: 4 Course Festival Menu: $80pp & 4 Course Festival Menu with Wine Pairing: $120pp
Details: Capture the magical wintry atmosphere of a Northern Hemisphere Christmas with a delicious 4 course menu, Christmas crackers & theming. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Debretts Kitchen Facebook


7. 4th July Entertainment
When: Thursday, 4 July 2019: 5pm-Midnight
Where: Johnny Barr's Fresh Food Bistro, 142 Halsey St, Auckland
Cost: $40pp for set menu.
Details: Celebrating America's 4th July Independent Day, this event will showcase an epic July party serving classic American food and entertainment. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Johnny Barr's Auckland Facebook


8. Food Truck Fridays
When: Friday, 5, 12 & 19 July 2019
Where: Westpac Takutai Square, 16 Takutai Square, Britomart
Cost: Free
Details: This foodie event will feature a selection of Auckland's best food vendors with a weekly rotation of street food including Dutch fries, Latin delights, fried chicken, burgers, tacos, salads and sweet treats. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Auckland Food Truck Collective Facebook


9. Crystal Visions Holistic Market
When: 6, 7 & 27 July 2019: 10am-3pm
Where: Milford Senior Citizens Hall, 141 Kitchener Rd, Milford
Cost: Free
Details: These markets will offer quality services and quality products at affordable prices. Stalls will include crystals, incense, jewellery, gifts, handmade candles, and more. There will also be clairvoyant readings, akashic readings, tarot readings, reflexology treatments, ear candling, Reiki healing sessions, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Crystal Visions NZ Facebook


10. Parnell Farmers' Market
When: Saturday, 6,13,20 & 27 July 2019: 8am-12pm
Where: Jubilee Building, Parnell Community Centre, 545 Parnell Rd, Parnell
Cost: Free
Details: There will be a wide range of fresh produce, meat, flowers, bakery items, deli produce, fruit & vegetables, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Parnell Farmers' Market Facebook


11. Antique & Collectors Fair
When: Saturday, 6 & 7 July 2019: 6th: 12pm-5pm & 7th: 8am-2pm
Where: Avondale Racecourse, 90 Ash St, Avondale
Cost: Free
Details: This fair will feature all sorts of China including top quality brands, Asian ceramics and New Zealand pottery, jewellery, furniture, wide range of Victorian books, reference and children's books, crystal glasses, vases and decanters, retro kitchen accessories and more. Click here for the website.

12. Korean Food Tour
When: Saturday, 6 July 2019: 3pm-6pm
Where: Aotea Square, Queen St, Auckland
Cost: $75pp
Details: This foodie tour goes beyond BBQ & Kimchi! Join the knowledgeable guides and get introduced to some of the delicious dishes. The 3 hour tour will include 8-9 dish tastings as well as sampling Korea's famous liquor Soju. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Eat Auckland Facebook


13. Tolkien
When: Saturday, 6 July 2019.
Where: Rialto Cinema, 167-169 Broadway, Newmarket
Cost: See website.
Details: Tolkien explores the formative years of the renowned author's life as he finds friendship, courage and inspiration among a fellow group of writers and artists at school. Click here for the website.

14. X-Men: Dark Phoenix
When: Saturday, 6 July 2019.
Where: Reading Cinema, 3058 Great North Rd, New Lynn
Cost: See website.
Details: This is the story of one of the X-Men's most beloved characters, Jean Grey, as she evolves into the iconic Dark Phoenix. During a life-threatening rescue mission in space, Jean is hit by a cosmic force that transforms her into one of the most powerful mutants of all. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from 20th Century Fox Facebook


15. Classy Crafts Market
When: Saturday, 6 & 20 July 2019: 9am-1pm
Where: All Saint's Community Centre, 30 Cook St, Howick
Cost: Free
Details: This market promotes quality, New Zealand-made craft whilst providing a comfortable, all-weather venue. Stalls include photography, souvenirs, jewellery, Kiwiana, children's clothes, restored brass, denim bags, dolls, gifts and more. Click here to the website.

16. Make your own Lollipop
When: Sunday, 7-12 July 2019: 10am-11am
Where: The Old Lolly Shop, Parkway Arcade, 56-60 Hurstmere Rd, Takapuna
Cost: $4pp
Details: This child-friendly school holiday event will feature lollipop making sessions with a demonstration then opportunities to make your own lollipop. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from The Old Lolly Shop Home Facebook


17. Circus Arts July Holiday Programme (Ages 8-13)
When: Monday, 8-12 July 2019: 9am-3pm
Where: TAPAC, 100 Motions Rd, Western Springs
Cost: $300 per child.
Details: This school holiday event will feature a fun, creative and challenging but very rewarding physical course. Students will learn the techniques used by professional circus performers including physical warm-ups, acrobatics, tumbling and object manipulation. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from TAPAC (The Auckland Performing Arts Centre) Facebook


18. Showtime Musical Theatre (Ages 8-12)
When: Monday, 8-12 July 2019: 9am-3pm
Where: TAPAC, 100 Motions Rd, Western Springs
Cost: $300 per child.
Details: This 5-day course will concentrate on learning songs, choreography and scenes from a popular musical, culminating in a performance presentation for an invited audience. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from TAPAC (The Auckland Performing Arts Centre) Facebook


19. Make a Film Workshop (Ages 13-16)
When: Monday, 8-12 July 2019: 9am-3pm
Where: TAPAC, 100 Motions Rd, Western Springs
Cost: $300 per child
Details: This hands-on 5-day program will teach the basics of filmmaking including screenwriting, directing, acting, editing and sound recording. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from TAPAC (The Auckland Performing Arts Centre) Facebook


20. School Holiday Programme
When: Monday, 8-19 July 2019: 7:30am-6pm
Where: Devonport Community House, 32 Clarence St, Devonport
Cost: $50 per child
Details: There will be a wide range of fun, exciting and educating activities for the little ones to enjoy these winter school holidays. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Devonport Community House Facebook


21. Create your own Puppet (Ages 7-12)
When: Tuesday, 9 July 2019: 9am-1pm
Where: Selwyn Community Education, 203 Kohimarama Rd, Kohimarama
Cost: $45 per child
Details: This crafting workshop will include creating your own puppet with designing puppets, felt puppets, or simple marionettes. The course will involve basic sewing and other skills like drilling, using screws, using wire and various textiles. Click here for the website.

22. Pop-Up Fun Park
When: Wednesday, 10-14 July 2019: 10am-4pm
Where: ASB Showgrounds, 217 Green Lane West, Epsom
Cost: See website.
Details: This child-friendly event will feature entertainment, sideshow games, carnival and amusement rides, food stalls, activities and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Pop-Up Fun Park Facebook


23. Rotary Charity Book Fair
When: Friday, 12-14 July 2019: 12th: 11am-7pm, 13th: 9am-5pm & 14th: 9am-3pm
Where: Northcote College, Kauri Glen Rd, Northcote
Cost: Free
Details: The fair will include the best and largest second-hand book fair on the North Shore. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Glenfield Rotary Facebook


24. Hobby Expo: Model Trains, Boats & Planes
When: Saturday, 13 & 14 July 2019: 10am-4:30pm
Where: Whangaparaoa Hall, The Plaza, 719 Whangaparaoa Rd, Whangaparaoa Peninsula
Cost: Adults: $6pp, Children: $3pp & Family Pass: $12
Details: This expo will showcase model trains, boats and planes with exhibits, displays, locomotive models with sound effects and smoke, layouts for the little ones to learn to operate locomotives, railway displays, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from The Auckland Marklin Club Inc Facebook


25. Devonport Craft & Fine Food Market
When: Sunday, 14 July 2019: 10am-2pm
Where: Devonport Community House, 32 Clarence St, Devonport
Cost: Free
Details: This market will showcase quality craft & design and delicious foods stalls and live music entertainment. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Devonport Craft & Fine Food Market Facebook


26. Oyster Masterclasses
When: Wednesday, 17 July 2019: 6pm-7pm
Where: The Grill Sean Connolly, 90 Federal St, Auckland
Cost: $80pp
Details: This Masterclass will teach you about oysters from all around New Zealand and how to shuck them with Martin Bosley from Yellow Brick Road. Marek Przyborek-NZ Sommelier of the Year 2018-will be recommending wine matches for each oyster variety. Tickets will include eight oysters, bread on the table, scotch fillet with seasonal vegetables, selection of sauces and selected glass of wine with dinner and a shucker to take home. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from SKYCITY Auckland Facebook


27. Freedom Food Truck Festival
When: Thursday, 18 July 2019: 5pm-8pm
Where: Eden Park, Reimers Ave, Kingsland
Cost: Free & ticketed- see website.
Details: This foodie Festival will showcase a great range of culinary treats from around the world as well as remembering the legacy of one of the world's most famous and admired leaders of freedom-Nelson Mandela, on the date of his birth. The Festival will also include the world-class Mandela: My Life Exhibition, rich selection of rare and personal artefacts, film footage and documents, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Eden Park Facebook


28. Beer & Chocolate Pairing Session
When: Thursday, 18 July 2019: 7pm-9pm
Where: Beer Jerk Pop-up Bar, 224 Symonds St, Auckland
Cost: $55pp
Details: Join Luke from The Chocolate Bar for a special night of beer and chocolate pairing. There will be a selection of the most exciting collection of beer and chocolate in New Zealand with tastings of eight exceptional craft beers paired with eight of the world's finest chocolate bars. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from The Chocolate Bar Facebook


29. Paint & Wine Night: Snowy Japan
When: Thursday, 18 July 2019: 7pm-9pm
Where: Longroom, 114 Ponsonby Rd, Ponsonby
Cost: Paintvine ticket cocktail & food package: $75pp & Paintvine ticket: $45pp
Details: This event will feature a creative night of drinking and painting in the heart of Auckland. The session will include painting Japan in the winter. No experience required. All materials will be provided. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Paintvine Facebook


30. New Zealand International Film Festival
When: Thursday, 18 July 2019- 4 August 2019: 10am-11pm
Where: The Civic, Cnr Queen & Wellesley Streets, Auckland
Cost: See website.
Details: This film festival is a celebration of film on the finest screens in New Zealand. The Festival will showcase a curated selection of expertly crafted films, features, documentaries, and short stories. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from New Zealand International Film Festival Facebook


31. Tea & Chocolate Tasting Session
When: Friday, 19 July 2019: 7pm-9pm
Where: The Midnight Baker, 218 Dominion Rd, Mt Eden
Cost: $45pp
Details: The Session will feature tasting seven organic teas from the Libertine range and pairing each one with a rare and exceptional chocolate. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from The Chocolate Bar Facebook


32. CRC Speedshow
When: Saturday, 20 & 21 July 2019: 20th: 9am-6pm & 21st: 9am-5pm
Where: ASB Showgrounds, 217 Green Lane West, Epsom
Cost: $22.50pp
Details: Fuel your passion for cars, motorsport, automotive products, specialist services, live action, meet legendary Chip Foose and so much more. The Event will also feature a live-action arena, family-friendly activities, competitions, exhibitors, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from CRC Speedshow New Zealand Facebook


33. Orchid Show
When: Saturday, 20 July 2019: 10am-4pm
Where: Mt Albert War Memorial Hall, 773 New North Rd, Mt Albert
Cost: Adults: $2pp & Children under 14yrs: Free
Details: There will be a wonderful display of orchid blooms on show, as well as inclusion of commercial growers, which will offer an even greater selection of plants to purchase as well as talks with club members about how easy it is to grow orchids. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from New Zealand Orchid Society Inc Facebook


34. Auckland Zinefest Market
When: Saturday, 20 & 21 July 2019: 11am-4pm
Where: Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, Cnr Kitchener & Wellesley Streets, Auckland
Cost: Free
Details: Enjoy works from over 80 zine makers and artists from around New Zealand and the world ranging from poetry, travelogues, literature, comics, illustrations and photography. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Auckland Zinefest Facebook


35. Negociants Fine Wine Tour
When: Monday, 22 July 2019: 6pm-8pm
Where: The Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron, 101 Curran St, Westhaven Marina, Westhaven
Cost: Single Tickets: $45pp & Double Tickets: $40pp
Details: This wine tour will showcase a selection of highly regarded, award-winning wines from New Zealand and Australia as well as meeting some of the personalities that craft and stand behind these distinctive and fabulous wines. All tastings include an antipasti plate and a Riedel Ouverture Magnum wine glass. Click here for the website.

36. The Auckland Food Show
When: Thursday, 25-28 July 2019: 10am-5pm
Where: ASB Showgrounds, 217 Green Lane West, Epsom
Cost: Adults: $28pp, Children (5-12yrs): $15pp, Senior Friday Only (Ages 65 & over): $24pp, VIP Tickets from $130pp
Details: This foodie Event will showcase all things food with over 300 exhibitors, grab-show only deals, celebrity chefs, masterclasses, cooking demonstrations, feature zones, food experiences, talks, and more. Click here for website.

Image Courtesy from The Food Show Facebook


37. Turama Festival
When: Friday, 26-28 July 2019: 5pm-11pm
Where: Albert Park, Princes St, Auckland
Cost: Free
Details: There will be an impressive light show that will transform inner-city Albert Park into an illumined wonderland with entertainment, curated sensory experiences, stories told through projection, interactive sculptures, performances, roaming performers, live music, visual artists, food & drink stalls, interactive playground, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Tūrama Festival Facebook


38. Elim Car Boot Sale
When: Saturday, 22 & 27 July 2019: 8am-11am
Where: Elim Christian Centre, 198 Mahia Rd, Wattle Downs, Clendon
Cost: Free
Details: There will be a wide range of great quality household items, bric-a-brac, electrical items, clothing, toys and more. There will also be hot food stalls, sausage sizzle, gourmet coffee stalls, and baked goodies. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from ELIM CAR BOOT SALE SOUTH Facebook


39. Lights Out On Great Barrier Island Winter Festival
When: Saturday, 27 July 2019: 6pm-1am
Where: Great Barrier Island
Cost: Free
Details: This event will feature entertainment, an array of family-friendly activities, kite making workshops, movie nights, dark sky photography competition, star gazing experiences, dining experiences, astrophotography workshops, exhibits, displays, and more. Click here for the website.
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