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Published May 28th 2019
June will be a month loaded with entertainment & fun
Auckland will be hosting plenty of fun and entertaining Events this May. There will be something for everyone with events including festivals, food, music, sport, concerts, workshops & classes, family-friendly events, shows, markets and more.
The List below features free & ticketed events across Auckland and surrounds:
1. Auckland Festival of Photography
When: Friday, 31 May 2019-16 June 2019 Where: Various locations across Auckland- see website. Cost: Free Details: This festival will showcase images of deer lighting up Auckland's CBD. The exhibition is designed to counter Islamaphobia and extremism, and photojournalism on the Venezuela crisis. There will be more than 100 events and exhibitions. Click here for the website.
Image Courtesy from Auckland Festival of Photography Facebook
2. Cirque Grande When: Thursday, 30 May 2019-16 June 2019 Where: Lloyd Elsmore Park, Cascades Rd, Pakuranga
Cost: Tickets range from $20.48pp to $115.75pp / family pass Details: This family-friendly event will present world-class acts around the globe with international artists, acrobats, magicians, circus competitions, bicycle displays, trick performances, gravity-defying performances, and more. Click here for the website.
Image Courtesy from Cirque Grande New Zealand Facebook
3. Carrie the Musical When: Friday, 31 May 2019- 22 June 2019
Where: AMT Westpoint Performing Arts Centre, 190 Meola Rd, Western Springs
Cost: Adults: $35pp & Concession: $30pp
Details: The girl, the blood, the power. From its infamous roots in the pantheon of horror, you've never seen a musical thriller quite like! Carrie White is a misfit. At school, she is an outcast who is bullied by the popular crowd and virtually invisible to everyone else. At home, she is at mercy of her loving but cruelly over-protective mother. But Carrie's just discovered she's got a special power, and if pushed too far, she is not afraid to use it…Click here for the website.
Image Courtesy from Auckland Music Theatre Facebook
4. Queen's Birthday High Tea
When: Saturday, 1-3 June 2019: 1pm-4pm
Where: De Brett's Kitchen, 3B O'Connell St, Auckland
Details: There's no better way to celebrate the Queen's birthday than by indulging in the great British tradition of Afternoon Tea. The high tea event will feature savoury finger sandwiches, themed pastries, some of the Queen's favourite treats including refreshing Dubonnet cocktail and more. Click here for the website.
5. Craft Harvest Market
When: Saturday, 1 & 22 June 2019: 8am-11:45am
Where: Jubilee Building, Parnell Community Centre, 545 Parnell Rd, Parnell
Details: This market event will showcase a lineup of fresh and original, high-quality handmade craft with stalls selling knitted goods, hand-dyed items, cushions, tea towels, hand-carved stamps, toys, crocheted items, candles, mosaics, clothing, accessories, jewellery, decorations and more. Click here for the website.
7. Antique & Collectors Fair
When: Saturday, 1 & 2 June 2019: 12pm-5pm
Where: Avondale Racecourse, 90 Ash St, Avondale
Details: This fair will showcase all things antique, vintage, china including Asian ceramics and New Zealand pottery, Victorian books, musical instruments, vintage tools, toys, dolls, cameras, furniture including sideboards, chairs, dining sets, lounge suits, and more, textiles, vintage clothing, crystal glasses, vases, retro kitchen accessories, records, and more. Click here for the website.
Image Courtesy from Antique & Collectors Market Facebook
8. Chromacon Indie Arts Festival
When: Saturday, 1 & 2 June 2019: 10am-5pm
Where: Aotea Centre, 50 Mayoral Drive, Auckland
Details: This non-profit biennial indie arts festival will celebrate the coming together of creativity, artistic excellence and community. There will be entertainment, homegrown illustrators, comic artists, designers, animators, game developers, exhibits, displays, panels, artist talks, workshops, demonstrations and more. Click here for the website.
9. Sweet as Sweet Treat Degustation Tour
When: Saturday, 1 & 22 June 2019: 2pm-4pm
Where: Chancery Square, Chancery St, Auckland
Details: This tour event will feature a knowledgeable guide that will also be there to entertain and inform you about the treats you devour. The walking food tour will also feature sublime chocolate tastings, the best gelato in Auckland and finish with a decadent dessert. Click here for the website.
10. Auckland Eastern Market
When: Sunday, 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 June 2019: 7am-1pm
Where: Auckland Netball Centre, 7 Allison Ferguson Drive, St Johns
Details: This market event will showcase stalls selling good quality fruit & vegetables, bric-a-brac, household goods, house and garden plants, new & used clothing, and much more. Click here for the website.
Image Courtesy from Auckland Markets.co.nz Facebook
11. Peppa Pig: Festival of Fun
When: Sunday, 2 June 2019: 9:30am-9:30pm
Where: Westfield Albany, 219 Don McKinnon Drive, Albany
Cost: See website.
Details: This child-friendly festival will showcase entertainment, cinema experiences of 10 brand new, never-before-seen episodes playing back to back, interactive entertainment and more. Click here for the website.
12. Purple Rain
When: Sunday, 2 June 2019: From 5pm
Where: The Hollywood Avondale, 20 St Georges Rd, Avondale
Cost: Adults: $15pp, Senior Citizen: $12pp & Children under 13yrs: $10pp
Details: Celebrate the late and great Prince's ongoing legacy by attending this 35th-anniversary screening of Purple Rain. His Majesty Prince Rogers Nelson plays "The Kid", a Minneapolis musician who finds an escape from a turbulent home life through rehearsing and playing out with his band, The Revolution, locked in a competition for control of the city with rival band Morris Day and the Time, whose frontman conspires to turn The Kid's disgruntled bandmates and girlfriend Apollonia against him. Click here for the website.
13. Pachuci Collective, Latin Jazz, Blues, Bossa Nova
When: Sunday, 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 June 2019: 9:40pm-11:40pm
Where: Caretaker, 40 Customs St, Auckland
Details: This concert will showcase a collective of musicians who are part of different bands like the Miltones, Aradhna, Latinaotearoa, and the Mighty Herbsman. Together they create a unique mixture of blues, bossa nova, latin grooves and jazz. Click here for the website.
14. Huge Queen's Birthday Vinyl Record Sale
When: Monday, 3 June 2019: 9am-2pm
Where: Silverdale Hall, 7 Silverdale St, Silverdale
Details: This event will showcase thousands of vinyl records at affordable prices. Records include rock, jazz, blues, pop, country, disco, and more. Click here for the website.
15. Wine Cheese & Astronomy
When: Tuesday, 4 June 2019: 8pm-9pm
Where: Stardome Observatory & Planetarium, 670 Manukau Rd, One Tree Hill Domain, Royal Oak, Auckland
Details: This special evening event will include an extended Night Sky Show, glass of wine or beer, and cheese platters. Learn about the planets, stars and constellations visible in the night sky. Click here for the website.
16. Ed Sheeran Tribute Show
When: Wednesday, 5 June 2019: 7:30pm-10:30pm
Where: Swanson RSA, 663 Swanson Rd, Swanson
Details: This tribute show will showcase all the greatest hits including The Shape Of You, Perfevt, Thinking Out Loud, plus many more. Click here for the website.
Image Courtesy from Swanson Memorial RSA Inc Facebook
17. Drama Queens, Dress Ups, Make Believe & Musical Mayhem
When: Wednesday, 5, 12, 19 & 26 June 2019: 10am-11:15am
Where: Western Springs Hall, 956 Great North Rd, Western Springs
Cost: $5 per family
Details: This family-friendly event will feature interactive adventures using dress ups, make-believe and musical mayhem. The little ones will be given opportunities for exploration and imagination, stimulating and curiosity, and motivating to learn. Click here for the website.
18. Bodysculpt Pilates
When: Wednesday, 5-28 June 2019: 9:30am-10:30am
Where: Orakei Community Centre, 156 Kepa Rd, Orakei
Cost: Casual: $16pp & 10 Class Concession Card: $125pp
Details: This event is a casual mat class using pilates equipment (foam rollers, chi balls, power circles, bands and sticks- all supplied) to enhance and guide your movements. The Class will address strength and flexibility imbalances in your whole body with the added benefits of flatter abs and less tension in your neck, back and shoulders. Click here for the website.
Image Courtesy from Ōrākei Community Centre Facebook
19. Dunedin Film Society Programme
When: Wednesday, 5, 12, 19 & 26 June 2019: From 7:30pm
Where: Red Lecture Theatre, Unitec, Building 180-B00, Gate 3, Carrington Rd, Mt Albert
Cost: 3 Films Pass: $25pp & Membership Passes: $65pp
Details: The Dunedin Film Society is a non-profit organisation volunteer charity that shows rare films that are not usually commercially available. Click here for the website.
20. Kids Art & Craft Class
When: Thursday, 6, 13,20 & 27 June 2019: 4pm-5:30pm
Where: Anju's Cultural Studio, 10 Clifton Court, Panmure
Cost: $90pp 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
21. Brave Art- Paint & Wine
When: Thursday, 6,13,20,& 27 June 2019: 7pm-9pm
Where: Selwyn Arcade, 182 Great South Rd, Papakura
Details: This class will help you to create an art piece under 2 hours guided by an Artist, aided with a drink or two in a fun social setting. The class will include one free complimentary drink, all equipment, step-by-step guide in order to complete your acrylic painting. Click here for the website.
22. Smokefreerockequest North Shore Final
When: Friday, 7 June 2019: 7pm-9:30pm
Where: Dorothy Winstone Theatre, 14 Howe St, Newton
Cost: Adults: $20pp & Student Concession: $10pp
Details: This event will showcase over 40 events featuring entertainment, live, original music with performances and shows. Click here for the website.
23. Food Truck Round Up
When: Friday, 7-9 June 2019: 5:30pm-9:30pm
Where: MOTAT (Museum of Transport & Technology), 805 Great North Rd, Western Springs
Details: This foodie event will showcase three nights of transport, technology and delicious food. There will be a diverse selection of vendors with options including gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan diets. Click here for the website.
Image Courtesy from MOTAT (Museum of Transport and Technology) Facebook
24. Landslide- Fleetwood Mac & Stevie Nicks Tribute Show
When: Saturday, 8 June 2019: 8:30pm-11:30pm
Where: Jacs Bar, 6 Main St, Arkles Bay, Whangaparaoa Peninsula
Details: Landslide is an Auckland based, live 5 piece band, who have been celebrating the music of Fleetwood Mac and Stevie Nicks all over the North Island for the past 6 years. This Tribute Show will be covering well-known classics from Fleetwood Mac and also Stevie's solo hits. Click here for the website.
Image Courtesy from Landslide - Fleetwood Mac/Stevie Nicks Tribute Show Facebook
25. Snow in the Park
When: Saturday, 8 June 2019: 11am-3pm
Where: Royal Reserve, Beauchamp Drive, Massey North
Details: This family-friendly event will showcase winter entertainment with four-lane tube run, snowboarding, snow play area, kids activities, bumper-ball soccer, climbing wall, prizes to be won, competitions, food & coffee stalls, games and more. Click here for the website.
26. Tower De Force
When: Saturday, 8 June 2019: 1:30pm-5pm
Where: SKYCITY Auckland Main Plaza, 90 Federal St, Auckland
Details: Cheer on New Zealand military and emergency response teams as they compete in the ultimate challenge- Tower De Force. These multi-discipline fitness events will the teams to the test, in a battle of skill, agility, teamwork, stamina and brute strength. Click here for the website.
27. Lightsabers in the Park
When: Saturday, 8 June 2019: 7pm-9pm
Where: Auckland Domain, Domain Drive, Grafton
Details: This event will feature entertainment, fun-filled evening of lightsaber dueling and Star Wars related shenanigans. There will be dress ups, activities, lightsaber duels and more. Click here for the website.
Image Courtesy from Lightsabers in the Park Facebook
28. Good As New Winter Pre-Loved Kids Market
When: Saturday, 8 June 2019: 9am-12pm
Where: Orewa Community Centre, 368 Hibiscus Coast Hwy, Orewa
Details: These markets will feature over 45 stalls selling good quality pre-loved kids items including clothing, toys, books, games, nursery furniture, buggies, baby accessories and more. Click here for the website.
Image Courtesy from Good as New Pre Loved Kids Markets Facebook
29. Devonport Craft & Fine Food Market
When: Sunday, 9 June 2019: 10am-2pm
Where: Devonport Community House, 32 Clarence St, Devonport
Details: These markets will be jam-packed with high quality locally made contemporary craft & design stalls, food stalls, live music, entertainment and more. Click here for the website.
Image Courtesy from Devonport Craft & Fine Food Market Facebook
30. Pacific Dance Festival
When: Tuesday, 11 & 12 June 2019: 7pm-8pm
Where: Mangere Arts Centre- Nga Tohu o Uenuku, Cnr Orly Ave & Bader Drive, Mangere
Cost: Tickets range from $12-$25pp
Details: This family-friendly cultural festival will showcase a collection of short works by upcoming performers. Click here for the website.
31. The Big Sing- Auckland Regional Festival
When: Tuesday, 11-13 June 2019: 8:50am-5pm
Where: Auckland Town Hall- Great Hall, 303 Queen St, Auckland
Details: This festival will showcase entertainment and will involve 2,500 secondary school students in 74 choirs from 41 schools from Northland and all over Auckland. There will be choral music of all kinds including sacred and secular, fold and world music, jazz, gospel, spirituals, music theatre, music from NZ and the Pacific. Click here for the website.
Image Courtesy from New Zealand Choral Federation Facebook
32. Auckland Live Cabaret Season
When: Tuesday, 11-16 June 2019
Where: The Civic, Cnr Queen & Wellesley Streets, Auckland
Cost: See website.
Details: This event will showcase glamorous, progressive mix of music, drag, theatre, and comedy events. Click here for the website.
33. Mid Winter Christmas Event
When: Friday, 14- 30 June 2019: 12pm & 6pm
Where: Hotel DeBrett, 2 High St, Auckland
Cost: 4 course festival menu: $80pp & with pairing: $120pp
Details: This winter event will showcase a delicious hearty feast complete with all the trimmings. Tickets include a 4-course scrumptious meal, Christmas crackers & theming, tea & plunger coffee and entertainment. Click here for the website.
34. NZ Walk of Fame Show
When: Saturday, 15 June 2019: 2pm-11:45pm
Where: Orewa Arts & Events Centre, 76 Riverside Drive, Orewa
Cost: Matinee Show: $25pp & Red Carpet Night Show: $69pp
Details: This Event will be a very historical one with famous iconic Kiwi Entertainers performing altogether which has not occurded since the 1970s TV Shows "Happening In" & "C'Mon". The 2pm Maintee Show ($25pp) will include a 90-minute show and 8pm- Red Carpet Night Show ($69pp) will include a 3.5 hour show and finger food. Click here for the website.
35. Mix: Automatic 80s
When: Saturday, 15 June 2019: 7:30pm-11pm
Where: The Tuning Fork, 42-80 Mahuhu Crescent, Auckland
Details: This event will feature a jam-packed program of the very best of early to mid-80s new romantic and new wave hits, performed live, loud and pumping. Click here for the website.
36. Korean Food Tour
When: Saturday, 15 June 2019: 3pm-6pm
Where: Aotea Square, Queen St, Auckland
Details: This foodie event will go beyond BBQ & Kimchi. Your knowledgeable guide will introduce you to some delicious dishes, as you take a walk around Auckland City tasting 8-9 different dishes as well as sampling famous liquor Soju. Click here for the website.
37. Soul Train Experience Dance Show
When: Sunday, 16 June 2019: 7pm-10pm
Where: The Winchester (Functions & Events), 24 St Benedicts St, Newton
Details: This event will be celebrating Motown, disco, funk, jazz, R&B hits of the 60s, 70s, 80s and beyond. Click here for website.
38. Warren Miller Films
When: Thursday, 20 June 2019: 6:30pm-8:30pm
Where: Event Cinemas Westgate, Westgate Power Centre, Fernhill Drive, Massey North
Cost: See website for ticket pricing
Details: Martina Halik and her 60-year-old mother Tania embark on a six-month ski trek through the treacherous Coast Mountains of British Columbia, Canada. This journey has only been completed once before, and never by a female duo. Their adventure is interspersed with beautifully crafted portraits of high-altitude human endurance and passion-an avalanche survivor, a snowshoe artist, a snowbound convent-that are by turns captivating and inspiring. Click here for the website.
Image Courtesy from Warren Miller Snow Film Tour - New Zealand Facebook
39. Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour
When: Thursday, 20-26 June 2019: 7:30pm-10:30pm
Where: Event Cinemas, 291-297 Queen St, Auckland
Cost: See website for ticket pricing
Details: This film festival is the largest, and one of the most prestigious, mountain festivals in the world. It will feature the most inspiring action, environmental, adventure, award-winning films and audience favourites. Click here for the website.
Image Courtesy from Banff Mountain Film Festival - New Zealand Facebook
40. War Horse the stage Spectacular
When: Friday, 21-23 June 2019: 7:30pm-10pm
Where: The Civic, Crn Queen & Wellesley Streets, Auckland
Cost: Tickets start from $89.90pp
Details: War Horse, the unforgettable theatrical event form the National Theatre of Great Britain, based on Michael Morpurgo's beloved novel will visit New Zealand for the first time this June. Click here for the website.
Image Courtesy from War Horse New Zealand Facebook
41. SKYCITY Variety of Chefs
When: Friday, 21 June 2019: 7pm-11pm
Where: SkyCity Convention Centre, 88 Federal St, Auckland
Cost: Tickets range from $245pp-$3,900 table of ten.
Details: Hosted by Variety- the Children's Charity, the evening promises an unrivalled fine dining experience with incredible food, amazing entertainment and fabulous auction items, showcasing glitz and glam of the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Click here for the website.
42. Auckland South Home Show
When: Friday, 21-23 June 2019: 10am-5pm
Where: Sir Woolf Fisher Arena Vodafone Events Centre, 770 Great South Rd, Manukau
Details: This event will feature exhibitors, pop-ups and demonstrations. There will be everything you need for your next home project including flooring, kitchens, bathrooms, curtains, interior design, outdoors, bedding, cookware, eco products, walls and more. Click here for the website.
Image Courtesy from Auckland South Home Show Facebook
43. APAA's Production of Disney's Beauty & The Beast
When: Friday 21-23 June 2019: 2:30pm-4:30pm & 7:30pm-10pm sessions
Where: ASB Waterfront Theatre, 138 Halsey St, Auckland
Cost: Adults: $45pp, Concession: $40pp, Student: $30pp, Children under 14yrs: $30pp
Details: The classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is a really young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed into his former self. Click here for the website.
44. Ahoy Dear Drag Show
When: Saturday, 22 June 2019: 7:30pm-12am
Where: Flagship Café Restaurant & Bar, 15 Clearwater Cove, West Harbour
Details: This show will showcase the finest drag performers Victoria Secretzz, Chanel D'Vinci and the very Miss Kola gin. Tickets include a complimentary glass of wine of beer, canapés and platters before and during the Show. Click here for the website.
Image Courtesy from Flagship Cafe Restaurant & Bar Facebook
45. Auckland Youth Orchestra
When: Saturday, 29 June 2019: 7:30pm-9:30pm
Where: Helensville War Memorial Hall, 49 Commercial Rd, Helensville
Cost: Adults: $25pp, Senior: $20pp & Students & Children: $10pp
Details: The Auckland Youth Orchestra conducted by Autun Polganich will be presenting Strauss: Horn Concerto No. 1 Soloist: Henry Close, Mouquet: La Flute de Pan Soloist: Jacob Webster & Prokofiev: Symphony No. 7. Click here for the website.
Image Courtesy from Auckland Youth Orchestra Facebook
46. Vibe Youth Festival
When: Saturday, 29 June 2019: 11am-4pm
Where: Corban Estate Arts Centre, 2 Mount Lebanon Lane, Henderson
Details: This family-friendly festival will showcase entertainment, music, dance, performances, exhibitions, displays, graffiti art, art workshops and more. Click here for the website.
47. GABS Beer, Cider & Food Fest
When: Saturday, 29 June 2019: 11:30am-11:30pm
Where: ASB Showgrounds, 217 Green Lane West, Epsom
Cost: Tickets range from $33-$65pp
Details: This festival will feature all things beer, cider and food with tastings, sampling, up to 90 unique events, over 300 beers and ciders from the very best breweries and cider makers in New Zealand and Australia, activities, silent disco, scavenger hunt, trails, mini-golf, and more. Click here for website.
48. Art Street Fair
When: Saturday, 29 June 2019: 10am-3pm
Where: Pt Chevalier Library, 1221 Great North Rd, Pt Chevalier
Details: This art fair will showcase street art, live music, exhibits, displays, performances, roving performers, different art mediums and more. Click here for the website.
Image Courtesy from Photo Laundry Auckland Facebook
49. Howick Village Eco-Day
When: Saturday, 29 June 2019: 9am-2pm
Where: Howick Historical Village, Bells Rd, Howick
Details: This family-friendly Event will showcase all things green with fresh produce stalls, workshops, demonstrations, and more. Click here for the website.
Image Courtesy from Howick Village Eco-Day Facebook
50. Lights Out On Great Barrier Island Winter Festival
When: Saturday, 29 June 2019- 27 July 2019: 4pm-8pm
Where: Great Barrier Island
Details: This celebration will include an array of free events including entertainment, kite making, workshops, movie nights, competitions, star gazing experiences, basic astronomy courses, unique dining experiences, and more. Click here for website.
51. Winter Wedding Fair
When: Sunday, 30 June 2019: 11am-4pm
Where: The Zookeeper's Son, 715 Mt Albert Rd, Royal Oak
Details: This fair will feature pop-ups, exhibitors, live entertainment, amazing offers and discounts, free glass of bubbles on arrival, kids play area and more. Click here for website.