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Published September 24th 2019
This October Auckland will be showcasing events for all
Auckland will be showcasing an array of events for all ages, budgets and interests to enjoy this October.

The list below features free & ticketed events:

1. Spring School Holiday Fun
When: Saturday, 28 September 2019- 13 October 2019: 9:30am-5pm
Where: Butterfly Creek, Tom Pearce Drive, Auckland Airport, Mangere
Cost: Adults: $28pp, Seniors & Students: $23.50pp, Children (3-15yrs): $16pp, Children under 3yrs: Free & Family Pass (2 adults 2 kids): $75 per family
Details: This event will keep the little ones entertained throughout the school holidays with entertainment, exhibits, workshops, tropical Butterfly House with 800 beautiful butterflies, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Butterfly Creek Facebook


2. Auckland Night Markets
When: Monday, 30 September 2019-13 October 2019: 5pm-11pm
Where: Sylvia Park, 393 Mt Wellington Hwy, Mt Wellington
Cost: Free
Details: These markets will feature a diverse and unique cultural experience with food stalls showcasing food from all over the world and tasty treats. There will also be fashion stalls toy stalls, live music, performances, magicians, buskers, dance shows and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Auckland Night Market Facebook


3. Splice Film Festival
When: Tuesday, 1 October 2019: From 5:30pm
Where: Ellen Melville Centre, 2 Freyberg Place, Auckland
Cost: Free
Details: This film event will showcase an international film followed by discussions with fellow movie lovers. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Ellen Melville Centre Facebook


4. Queen Street Food Tour
When: Tuesday, 1-14 October 2019: 9:30am-12:30pm
Where: ANZ Bank, 122-130 Karangahape Rd, Newtown
Cost: $125pp
Details: This foodie tour will feature strolling along one of Auckland's most iconic streets while you weave in and out of the 'Golden Mile' discovering hidden gems, soaking in history, architecture, sights, smells, and of course enjoying scrumptious delights as you go. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from The Big Foody Food Tours Facebook


5. Navratri Festival
When: Friday, 4 & 5 October 2019: 7pm-1am
Where: Eventfinda Stadium, Silverfield & Argus Place Entrances, Wairau
Cost: Free
Details: This multicultural event will showcase entertainment, Indian Gujarati folk dance, traditional music, festivities, traditional performances, shows, acts, and more. Click here for the website.

6. Hello Japan: Kids Japanese Festival
When: Thursday, 3 & 4 October 2019: 10am-3pm
Where: Ellen Melville Centre, Cnr High St & Freyberg Place, Auckland
Cost: Free
Details: This child-friendly multicultural festival will explore the Japanese culture with animation films. Click here for the website.

7. Oktoberfest
When: Saturday, 5 October 2019: 12pm-11:30pm
Where: De Post, 466 Mt Eden Rd, Mt Eden
Cost: Early Bird Tickets: $40pp & General Tickets: $45pp
Details: There will be non-stop traditional Bavarian entertainment, activities, pop-ups, German food, including German sausages and other delicacies, live music, Belgium Beer Café, Bavarian Beer Hall, best-dressed competition, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from De Post Belgian Beer Cafe Facebook


8. Crystal Visions Holistic Market
When: Saturday, 5 October 2019- 3 November 2019: 10am-4pm
Where: Milford Senior Citizens Hall, 141 Kitchener Rd, Milford
Cost: Free
Details: This market event showcases crystals, incense, jewellery, gifts, clairvoyant readings, jewel rapture jewellery, tarot readings, numerology, handcrafted soy candles, akashic readings, Reiki healing, and more. Click here for the website.

9. Auckland Eastern Market
When: Sunday, 6, 13, 20, & 27 October 2019: 7am-1pm
Where: Auckland Netball Centre, 7 Allison Ferguson Drive, St Johns
Cost: Free
Details: These markets will feature a large variety of food vendors, special bric-a-brac area, market stalls selling household goods, gardening items, plants, new & used fashion, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Auckland Markets.co.nz Facebook


10. Bookarama
When: Wednesday, 9-13 October 2019: 9am-6pm
Where: Somerville Intermediate School, 39 Somerville Rd, Somerville
Cost: Free
Details: This event will showcase fiction, non-fiction, favourite reads, rare editions, games, music, puzzles, children's section, picture books, and more. Click here for the website.

11. Japanese Film Festival
When: Friday, 11-13 October 2019: From 6:30pm
Where: Academy Cinemas, 44 Lorne St, Auckland
Cost: Free
Details: The ever-popular Japanese Film Festival will be returning back this October and it will showcase premiere screenings of a wide range of films. All films are free admission and in Japanese with English subtitles. Click here for the website.

12. Pop-up Fun Park
When: Friday, 11-13 October 2019: 10am-4pm
Where: ASB Showgrounds, 217 Green Lane West, Epsom
Cost: Free entry.
Details: This indoor event will showcase a fun park consisting of plenty of inflatables and mechanical rides, sideshows, food stalls and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Pop-Up Fun Park Facebook


13. Auckland Better Home & Living Show
When: Friday, 11-13 October 2019: 10am-5pm
Where: Eventfinda Stadium, Silverfield & Argus Place Entrances, Wairau
Cost: $8pp
Details: This show will be jam-packed with hundreds of products and ideas for the home, exhibitors, show-only specials, 'ask an expert' sessions, prizes to be won, displays, family zone, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Home & Garden Shows Facebook


14. Artweek Auckland
When: Saturday, 12-20 October 2019: 10am-9pm
Where: Various locations across Auckland & surrounds- see website.
Cost: Free
Details: This ten-day festival will showcase a vibrant and dynamic programme offering free walking tours, workshops, art & visual displays, public & private art exhibitions, markets, music, food stalls, and more. Click here for website.

Image Courtesy from Artweek Auckland Facebook


15. Monster Garage Sale
When: Saturday, 12 October 2019: 8:30am-12pm
Where: St John the Baptist Church, 47 Church St, Northcote
Cost: Free
Details: This event will showcase stalls selling home-baking goodies, books & magazines, CD's, clothing, homewares, furniture, tools, plants, and more. There will also be a BBQ & sausage sizzle. Click here for the website.

16. Devonport Craft & Fine Food Market
When: Sunday, 13 October 2019: 10am-2pm
Where: Devonport Community House, 32 Clarence St, Devonport
Cost: Free
Details: These markets will be chock full with stalls selling craft, design, food, contemporary art & craft, and more. There will also be live music entertainment. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Devonport Craft & Fine Food Market Facebook


17. Alberton Vintage Market Day
When: Sunday, 13 October 2019: 11am-3:30pm
Where: Alberton, 100 Mt Albert Rd, Mt Albert
Cost: Free
Details: This market will showcase vintage and antique treasures, including fine china, textiles, Crown Lynn, clothing Depression glass, crystal, silver, kitchen & tableware, jewellery, accessories, retro bric-a-brac, and more. Click here for the website.

18. Art of Wine
When: Monday, 14 October 2019: 12:30pm-4:30pm & 4:30pm-9pm
Where: Shed 10, Queens Wharf, Auckland
Cost: Tickets range from $25-$195pp
Details: This event will bring together visionary winemakers of tomorrow from 35 cutting-edge artisanal producers. There will also be more than 100 wines, art collections, media personalities, musicians, prolific artists and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Great Little Vineyards Facebook


19. Franklin Positive Ageing Expo
When: Friday, 18 October 2019: 9:30am-3pm
Where: Pukekohe Indian Association Centre, 57 Ward St, Pukekohe
Cost: Free
Details: There will be a wide range of exhibitors, advice, help, and information available across many topics o relevance and importance to older people, line dancing, tai chi, belly dancers, art & craft, demonstrations, variety of exercises, classes, displays, hobby activities, prizes to be won, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from CLM Legends Facebook


20. The Very Vintage Day Out
When: Friday, 18 & 19 October 2019: 17th: 7pm-12am & 18th: 10am-5pm
Where: ASB Showgrounds, 217 Green Lane West, Epsom
Cost: See website for all ticket pricing.
Details: The programme will include non-stop entertainment, live bands, dancers, performances, shows, acts, vintage car hall, military displays, makeovers, over 80 market stalls selling a huge range of vintage, retro, and rockabilly products, crowning of the Jack Daniels Miss Pin Up New Zealand 2019, the Very Vintage Bake Off, competitions, workshops, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from The Very Vintage Day Out Facebook


21.Te Maeva Nui NZ
When: Friday, 18 & 19 October 2019: 18th: 5pm-10:30pm & 19th: 9am-9pm
Where: Auckland Netball Centre, 7 Allison Ferguson Drive, St Johns
Cost: Adults: $30pp & Children (6-14yrs): $10pp
Details: Te Maeva Nui NZ will be celebrating the leaders, chiefs, Kings and Queens who led their kopu tangata (people) to the lands we call home. Their legendary stories will be retold through dance, cultural performances and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Te Maeva Nui Facebook


22. Maungawhau School Fair
When: Saturday, 19 October 2019: 11am-3pm
Where: Maungawhau School, 43 Ellerton Rd, Mt Eden
Cost: Free
Details: There will be plenty of family-friendly festivities at this Fair, including entertainment, delicious food stalls, gourmet snacks and classic sausage sizzle, games, bouncy castles, student performances, baking stalls, and market stalls selling second-hand clothing, books, homewares, toys, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Maungawhau School Mt Eden - Creating Community Spirit Facebook


23. New Zealand Taiwan Day
When: Saturday, 19 & 20 October 2019: 10am-6pm
Where: Aotea Square, Queen St, Auckland
Cost: Free
Details: This multicultural family-friendly event will showcase entertainment, cultural exhibitions, photography, Taiwan tourism, pop-ups, market stalls, cultural activities, delicious traditional Taiwanese food, multicultural performances, air tickets-winning lottery, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from 紐西蘭台灣日 New Zealand Taiwan Day Facebook


24. Auckland Rapids Festival
When: Sunday, 20 October 2019: 7:45am-4pm
Where: Vector Wero Whitewater Park, 770 Great South Rd, Manukau
Cost: Free
Details: This Festival will showcase a celebration with food, music, activities, entertainment, kayak competitions, prizes to be won, and more. Click here for the website.

25.The Great Auckland Duck Race
When: Sunday, 20 October 2019: 9am-12pm
Where: Vector Wero Whitewater Park, 770 Great South Rd, Manukau City
Cost: Free
Details: This fun community event will feature three fast-paced races: School race, Business race and Everybody race. Everyone can buy a $5 ticket to race a little duck in the Everybody race where 5,000 little yellow ducks will be let loose at the same time to create an amazing scene of yellow bobbing tails. Money raised will support Life Education and Harold the Giraffe's visits to local schools. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from The Great Auckland Duck Race Facebook


26. Festival Italiano
When: Sunday, 20 October 2019: 11am-5pm
Where: Festival Italiano 2019 Site Osborne St, Newmarket
Cost: Free
Details: This multicultural family-friendly Festival will showcase all things Italian with entertainment, cultural performances, roving performers, pop-up Italian bar, market stalls, live music, workshops, delicious Italian food, tastings, exhibits, Italian cars and scooter displays, spot prizes and chance to win a trip to Rome or Milan, art activities for kids, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Festival Italiano - Auckland Facebook


27. Bayswater Halloween Trail
When: Friday, 25 October 2019: 5pm-7pm
Where: Bayswater Park, Bayswater Ave, Bayswater
Cost: Free
Details: There will be treats, tricks, plenty of prizes to be won, food & coffee stalls, free sausage sizzle, entertainment, costume competitions, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Devonport Peninsula Trust Facebook


28. Mission Bay Art & Craft Market
When: Monday, 28 October 2019: 10am-4pm
Where: Selwyn Reserve, 48-56 Tamaki Drive, Mission Bay
Cost: Free
Details: There will be something for everyone at this Labour Day market event. There will be a wide variety of art & crafts, original paintings, photography, garden art, homemade giftware, clothing, designer jewellery, gourmet & hot food, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Mission Bay Art & Craft Market Facebook


29. Taste of Auckland
When: Thursday, 31 October 2019-3 November 2019
Where: Queens Wharf, 99 Quay St, Auckland
Cost: Tickets range from $20-$89pp
Details: This feature-packed festival will showcase the best food and drinks, with signature dishes from some of the best restaurants, opportunities to get up & close personal with your favourite chefs, tastings, pop-ups, festival themes including Spice Alley, Ocean Terrace, The Shed, and Decadence Collective, gourmet treats, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Taste of Auckland Facebook
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When: 1-31 October 2019
Where: Auckland & surrounds
Cost: Free & Ticketed Events- See above
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