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Published October 27th 2019
Discover all the fun things to do this November
This November, Auckland will be showcasing plenty of events to suit all ages, interests and budgets. Events will include festivals, markets, fairs, exhibitions, concerts, performing arts, theatre, film, workshops, and more.
The list below features free & tickets events across Auckland and surrounds:
1. Taste of Auckland
When: Thursday, 31 October 2019- 3 November 2019 Where: Queens Wharf, 99 Quay St, Auckland Cost: Tickets start from $25pp Details: This foodie event will transform Queens Wharf into a food wonderland with pop-ups, tasting & sampling, dining at some of the best restaurants, interactive classes, VIP experiences, festival themes featuring Spice Alley, Ocean Terrace, The Shed, and Decadence Collective, gourmet treats, fine wines, chef favourites, and more. Click here for the website.
Where: Takutai Square, Cnr Gore & Tyler Streets, Britomart
Details: Indulge your senses at this foodie event. There will be a wide range of food trucks offering Dutch fries, Latin delights, fried chicken, burgers, tacos, Temaki's, sweet treats, and more. There will also be live music played by local DJ Rose Alice. Click here for the website.
Image Courtesy from Auckland Food Truck Collective Facebook
5. La Cigale French Market
When: Saturday, 2 & 3 November 2019: 2nd: 8am-1:30pm & 3rd: 9am-1:30pm
Where: La Cigale, 69 St Georges Bay Rd, Parnell
Details: These French Markets will showcase around 50 stallholders selling seasonal fresh fruit & veggies, fresh meats, French cheeses, bread, jams & chutneys, olive oils, fresh pasta, smoked fish, and more. There will also be coffee and French pastries served at the café. Click here for the website.
Image Courtesy from La Cigale French Market Facebook
6. Auckland Eastern Market
When: Sunday, 3, 10, 17, & 24 November 2019: 7am-1pm
Where: Auckland Netball Centre, 7 Allison Ferguson Drive, St Johns
Details: There will be a wide range of fruit & veggies stalls, large variety of food vendors, bric-a-brac area, market stalls selling household goods, house & garden plants, new & used clothing, and more. Click here for the website.
Image Courtesy from Auckland Markets.co.nz Facebook
7. Central Flea Market
When: Sunday, 3 & 17 November 2019: 8am-1pm
Where: The Old Warehouse Carpark, 170 Balmoral Rd, Mount Eden
Details: These markets will feature a curated section of vendors selling furniture, vintage clothing, collectables, antiques, selection of jewellery, art & craft, food stalls & trucks, and more. Click here for the website.
Image Courtesy from Central Flea Market Show Facebook
8. Kids Art & Craft Classes
When: Monday, 4, 11, 18, & 25 November 2019: 4pm-5:30pm
Where: Anju's Cultural Studio, 10 Clifton Court, Panmure
Cost: $90pp for 6 weeks
Details: This after-school art class is perfect for the little ones to explore art. 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
9. Watercolour Evening Classes
When: Tuesday, 5, 12, 19, & 26 November 2019: 6pm-9pm
Where: Gifford Gallery, 27A Poronui St, Mt Eden
Details: This watercolour class will feature technique and design theory for you play with and incorporate into your own art practice, learning particular elements, styles, or subject to master, learning watercolour painting techniques, and more. Click here for website.
10. Devonport Jets Run
When: Wednesday, 6, 13, 20, & 27 November 2019: 6pm-7pm
Where: Torpedo Bay Navy Museum, 64 King Edward Parade, Devonport
Cost: Adults: $6pp & Children: $5pp
Details: This event is suitable for serious runners and families and includes a 3km course, 5km or 10km routes. All routes follow the beautiful waterfront and the event is marshalled with post-race prizes and electrolyte drinks. Click here for the website.
11. NZ International Fraud Film Festival
When: Wednesday, 13 & 14 November 2019
Where: ASB Waterfront Theatre, 138 Halsey St, Auckland
Cost: See website
Details: This Film Festival will showcase two full days of films, documentaries, and panels about fraud and its prevention, with each followed by a live expert discussion. Click here for the website.
Image Courtesy from NZ International Fraud Film Festival Facebook
12. Experience HU: The Sound of Soul
When: Thursday, 14 & 28 November 2019: 6:30pm-7:30pm
Where: Grey Lynn Community Centre, 510 Richmond Rd, Grey Lynn
Cost: See website
Details: The HU is a sacred sound and ancient mantra that can uplift your life. Singing HU provides a sense of calm, strength and centeredness. The class will help you discover your inner guidance, healing for body, mind, and spirit, a higher form of creativity, and spiritual self-discovery and growth. Click here for the website.
13. Russian Resurrection Film Festival
When: Friday, 15-20 November 2019
Where: Rialto Cinema, 167-169 Broadway, Newmarket
Details: This multicultural Film Festival will feature recent and the most popular Russian movies with subtitles in English languages. The Festival will also host an Opening Night featuring the most anticipated movie of the year with a party following the screening with food & drinks for all guests. Click here for the website.
Image Courtesy from Russian Resurrection Film Festival Facebook
14. Waiheke Walking Festival
When: Friday, 15-24 November 2019
Where: Piritahi Marae, Tahatai Rd, Oneroa, Waiheke Island
Details: This Festival will be celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Festival and will feature popular walks, as well as the introduction of many new ones. Click here for the website.
Image Courtesy from Waiheke Walking Festival Facebook
15. The New Zealand Ukulele Festival
When: Saturday, 16 November 2019: 12pm-3pm
Where: The Trusts Arena, 65-67 Central Park Drive, Henderson
Details: This Festival will feature a fun-filled family-friendly day of entertainment, music, celebrity guests, demonstrations, workshops, food stalls, market stalls, competitions, prizes to be won, giveaways, activities, performances, and more. Click here for the website.
16. Chicks 'n' Giggles Women's Expo
When: Saturday, 16 November 2019: 10am-3pm
Where: PIA Event Centre, 57 Ward St, Pukekohe
Details: There will be fashion, health, beauty, and lifestyle with exhibitors, stalls, free seminars, wine & cocktails at the Tiki Bar, demonstrations, exclusive deals, and more. Click here for the website.
17. St Francis Wine & Food Festival
When: Saturday, 16 November 2019: 12pm-5pm
Where: St Francis Catholic Primary School, 2 Montrose St, Pt Chevalier
Cost: Gold coin donation
Details: This family-friendly Food & Wine Festival will showcase plenty of foodie & wine stalls, pop-ups, entertainment, an array if international dishes, jazz, soul and funk music from acclaimed NZ musicians, bouncy castles, face painting, amusement rides, skateboarding, Kids Market, and more. Click here for the website.
Image Courtesy from St Francis Wine & Food Festival Facebook
18. Parnell Festival of Roses
When: Sunday, 17 November 2019: 10:30am-4pm
Where: Dove-Myer Robinson Park, 85-87 Gladstone Rd, Parnell
Details: There will be a family-friendly entertainment, market stalls, art & craft, activities, displays, and more. Click here for the website.
Image Courtesy from Waitematā Local Board Facebook
19. Westbrook's Christmas Vintner's Feast
When: Sunday, 17, 22 & 23 November 2019: 1pm-4pm
Where: West Brook Winery, 215 Ararimu Rd, Kumeu
Details: This Christmas event feast will include a delicious wine-matched feast, canapés, cheeseboards, guided wine-tasting of 6 current-release wines, and more. Click here for the website.
20. Faulty Towers: Dinner Theatre at its Best
When: Friday, 22 & 30 November 2019: 7:30pm-11:55pm
Where: Red Shed Palazzo, 16 Jesmond Rd, Drury
Details: This event will showcase an evening of mayhem and chaos. Basil, Sybil and Manuel will give you side-splitting humour, riveting dance moves, as they spice it up with their improvisation from quirky, cheeky, and just plain conservations. Tickets include dinner and show. Click here for the website.
Image Courtesy from Faulty Towers Dinner Theatre Facebook
21. Craft Beer & Seafood Festival
When: Saturday, 23 November 2019: 11am-4pm
Where: Acacia Restaurant & Garden Bar, 72-112 Greenlane East, Ellerslie
Cost: Member Tickets: $89pp & Non-Member Tickets: $109pp
Details: This festival will celebrate beer & seafood with the best seafood prepared from stalls and live cooking stations, tasting & sampling, pop-ups, live bands, premium craft beers and wines presented by ambassadors and winemakers, prizes to be won, demonstrations, and more. Click here for website.
Image Courtesy from Acacia Restaurant & Garden Bar Facebook
22. Fiesta De Sol
When: Saturday, 23 November 2019: 3pm-12am
Where: Smales Farm, 74 Taharoto Rd, Takapuna
Cost: Tickets range from $40-$110pp
Details: There will be entertainment, quality bars, restaurants, and cafes boasting with indoor and outdoor spaces providing sensory experiences. There will also an extensive range of food & beverage options, selection of champagnes, craft beers, popular wines, summer spirits, creative cocktails, kombuchas, and more, delicious food options including Argentinean, BBQ, Asian fusion fare, modern European, classic American-style eats, and more. There will also be DJ favourites, live music performances, and more. Click here for the website.
23. Walking Stars Auckland
When: Saturday, 23 November 2019: 6:30pm-2am
Where: Auckland Domain, Domain Drive, Grafton
Cost: Fundraising event-see website.
Details: This night-time marathon will bring people together to raise vital funds in supporting local people with cancer. There will be a 21.2km route taking you on a magical starlit walk past some of Auckland's landmarks. Click here for the website.
Image Courtesy from Walking Stars Auckland Facebook
24. Albert-Eden School Cultural Festival
When: Saturday, 23 November 2019: 9am-3pm
Where: Rocket Park, 773 New North Rd, Mt Albert
Details: This cultural family-friendly festival will showcase entertainment, live performances from school groups, food trucks & stalls, bouncy castle, bike track trail, activities, and more. Click here for the website.
Image Courtesy from YMCA at Mt Albert Community & Leisure Centre Facebook
25. The Original Gypsy Fair
When: Saturday, 23 & 24 November 2019: From 9am
Where: Centreway Reserve, Cnr of Centreway & Riverside Roads, Orewa
Details: This Fair will showcase a fun-filled family-friendly weekend of entertainment, expansive range of handmade products, some of which will be made before your eyes, glassblower demonstrations, stalls selling gifts, unique products, jewellery, silverware, and more, circus toys, clothing, accessories and more. There will also be juggling, hula hoop, comic art, face painting, unique bounce, sideshow alley, readings, mystical art, food stalls, and more. Click here for the website.
Image Courtesy from The Original Gypsy Fair Facebook
26. Helensville Lions Christmas Book Fair
When: Saturday, 23 & 24 November 2019: 23rd: 9am-4pm & 24th: 10am-3pm
Where: Helensville War Memorial Hall, 49 Commercial Rd, Helensville
Details: This Christmas Book Fair will feature twenty separate categories from Animals & Pets, Winemaking, General Non-Fiction, Fiction, Fantasy/Science Fiction, Children's books for all ages, collector books, Classical to Country, and more. There will also be a good selection of jigsaw puzzles, board games, DVD's, CDs, magazines, and more. All funds raised will go into The Lion's Club of Helensville Charitable Trust, and used for the benefit of the local community. Click here for the website.
27. Farmers Santa Parade
When: Sunday, 24 November 2019: From 1pm
Where: Mayoral Drive, Auckland
Details: This Christmas event will showcase entertainment, floats, inflatables, musicians, entertainment groups, Santa, stage performances, roving performers, food stalls & trucks, vendors, Santa's Party at Aotea Square from 2:30pm-5:30pm, and more. Click here for the website.
Image Courtesy from Farmers Santa Parade Auckland Facebook
28. Waiheke Walking Festival: 3 Course Dinner Event
When: Tuesday, 26 November 2019: 5:45pm-9pm
Where: Peacock Sky Vineyard, 152 Trig Hill Rd, Onetangi
Cost: Arrival Bubbles & 3 Course Dinner: $65pp & Arrival Bubbles, 3 Course Dinner, & Matching Wines: $90pp
Details: Teaming up with the Waiheke Walking Festival this event will feature a sumptuous dinner and walk. The walk will be a fantastic loop walk winding down into the bush of Whakanewha Regional Park, across Onetangi Sports Park and a steep climb back up to the trig. It will finish at Peacock Sky with a tour through their vines, followed with a three-course dinner. There will also be live music entertainment. Click here for the website.
Image Courtesy from Peacock Sky Vineyard Facebook
29. Christmas Market
When: Friday, 29 November 2019: 4:30pm-8:30pm
Where: St Heliers Church & Community Centre, 100 St Heliers Bay Rd, St Heliers
Details: This Christmas Market will feature stalls selling decorations, art & craft, home baking, festive food, stocking fillers, and more. There will also be international and Christmas food stalls, sausage sizzle, and refreshment stalls. Click here for the website.