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Published August 15th 2018
Auckland will be welcoming Spring with these events,
This September Auckland will be in full bloom with events for all ages, interests and budgets. Events include festivals, family-friendly events, shows, foodie events, theatre, markets, fundraising & charity, fun runs, workshops, fairs, comedy and more.
The list below features free & ticketed events across Auckland and Surrounds:
1. The 8th Auckland Indonesian Festival
When: 1 September 2018: 11am-6pm Where: AUT City Campus, 55 Wellesley St East, Auckland Cost: Free Details: This multicultural festival will showcase all things Indonesian with cultural entertainment, workshops, traditional performances, displays, and more. Click here for the website.
Image Courtesy from AUT - Auckland University of Technology Facebook
2. Animal Hope & Wellness Silent Auction & Cocktail When: 1 September 2018: 7pm-11:45pm Where: Carmen Jones Eatery & Lounge Bar, 382 Karangahape Rd, Auckland
Cost: $45pp Details: This 18yrs fundraising event will feature scrumptious finger food throughout the evening, drink on arrival, DJ and silent auction. Funds raised will go to The Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation which is a non-profit organisation that helps rescue dogs from the horrific and cruel practices of the Dog Meat Trade in Asia. Click here for the website.
3. NZ Body Art Showcase When: 1 September 2018: 7:30pm-9:30pm
Where: Q Theatre, 305 Queen St, Auckland
Cost: Tickets range from $35-$85pp
Details: This event will present the greatest talent in SPFX makeup and body artistry from New Zealand and around the globe. There will be entertainment, activities, shows, displays, artists & models, workshops, pop-ups and more. Click here for the website.
Image Courtesy from NZ Body Art Showcase & Awards Facebook
4. Korean Food Tour
When: 1 September 2018: 3pm-6pm
Where: Auckland Library, 44 Lorne St, Auckland
Details: This foodie event will feature knowledgeable guides as they introduce you to some delicious dishes. It is a 3-hour tour with tastings of 8-9 different dishes, samples of Korea's famous liquor Soju. Food and drink included in price and bookings are essential. Click here for the website.
5. Farmers Market
When: 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29September 2018: 9am-12:30pm
Where: Mt Albert Market, 847 North Rd, Mt Albert
Details: These undercover markets will feature a wide range of gourmet groceries, spray-free fruit & veggies, extensive range of meats and premium NZ bread and cheeses, coffee, flowers and more. Click here for the website.
6. Antique Fair
When: 1 & 2 September 2018: 12pm-5pm
Where: Avondale Racecourse, 90 Ash St, Avondale
Details: This antique fair will feature all things antique with all sorts of china, NZ pottery, Asian ceramics, jewellery, gadgets, musical instruments, furniture, carpets and rugs, textiles, crystal glasses, vintage clothing, retro kitchen accessories, records, radios, postcards and much more. Click here for the website.
Image Courtesy from Antique & Collectors Market Facebook
7. Sandringham Food & Spice Tour
When: 1 September 2018: 2:30pm-5:30pm
Where: Sandringham Community Centre, 18-20 Kitchener St, Sandringham
Details: Discover the flavours of Sandringham Village on this foodie walking tour. The tour will feature over 3 hours of tasting a variety of flavours at 6 different Indian and Sri Lankan restaurants, 3 markets brimming with exotic spices, vegetables and ingredients. Click here for the website.
8. Father's Day BBQ Smoke House
When: 2 September 2018: 12pm-3pm
Where: Pullman Auckland Hotel, Cnr Princes St & Waterloo Quadrant, Auckland
Cost: Adults: $79pp & Children prices range from $2pp-$24pp
Details: Celebrate Father's Day with this delicious event. The event will feature an awesome BBQ, entertainment, handcrafted beers and whiskeys, haircuts or beard grooming, kids old arcade games, and more. Click here for the website.
9. Father's Day: The LaValla Way
When: 2 September 2018: 10:30am-3pm
Where: LaValla Estate, 131 Dominion Rd, Taukau
Cost: Adults: $55pp, Children: $27.50pp & Children under 5yrs: Free
Details: This family-friendly Father's Day event will include entertainment, games, activities, basketball game, lounge bar, cafe area, more. Food is included in ticket pricing- dessert & beverages additional. Click here for the website.
10. Whisky Tasting Dinner
When: 5 September 2018: 6pm-10pm
Where: Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour, 21 Viaduct Harbour Ave, Auckland
Details: This adults-only event will include an evening of entertainment, a 4-course dinner with whiskeys, Founders Reserve, the rare Nadurra First Fill and The Glenlivet XXV. Tickets include 4-course dinner with matching whiskeys. Click here for the website.
11. Streetfood Station
When: 7 September 2018: 5pm-9pm
Where: Mt Albert Market, 847 New North Rd, Mt Albert
Details: This foodie event will showcase a wide range of cuisines from traditional favourites to eclectic street fusion, international cuisines, organic wines and craft beers. Click here for the website.
12. The Spring Blossom Rooftop Popup
When: 7, 14, 21 & 28 September 2018: 12pm-3am
Where: The Glass Goose, 78 Federal St, Auckland
Details: This event will be celebrating spring with the spring blossom popup bar, kaleidoscope of pink, floral and immersive colour of towering, colossal cherry blossom trees, floral vines wrapped from the rafters, sugar-coated sweet-treat food stalls, wine cocktails, doughnut popsicles, candyfloss galore, cupcakes and more. Click here for the website.
13. Art of Wine
When: 10 September 2018: 12pm-5pm
Where: Pah Homestead, TSB Bank Wallace Arts Centre, 72 Hillsborough Rd, Hillsborough
Cost: Tickets range from $39pp-$60pp
Details: This adults-only event will feature an afternoon of more than 100 wines under one roof, pop-ups, sampling & tastings, workshops, talks, stalls, and more. Click here for the website.
Image Courtesy fromGreat Little Vineyards Facebook
14. Going West Writers Festival
When: 14-16 September 2018: 14th: 6:30pm-10:30pm, 15th: 8:30am-6:30pm & 16th: 8:30am-5:30pm
Where: Titirangi War Memorial Hall, 500 South Titirangi Rd, Titirangi
Details: These writers markets will feature NZ's leading authors, poets, playwrights and musicians, workshops, talks, and more. Click here for the website.
Image Courtesy from Going West Books and Writers Festival Facebook
15. Blockhouse Bay Antique, Collectables & Craft Fair
When: 16 September 2018: 9:30am-2pm
Where: Blockhouse Bay Community Centre, 524 Blockhouse Bay Rd, Blockhouse Bay
Details: This antique, collectables and craft fair will feature stalls selling art & craft, jewellery, knitting and sewing books, games, antiques and more. Click here for the website.
Image Courtesy from Blockhouse Bay Antique, Collectables & Craft Fair Facebook
16. Ormiston Family Market
When: 22 September 2018: 9am-1pm
Where: Ormiston Primary School, 291 Ormiston Rd, Flat Bush
Details: These family-friendly markets will showcase food galore, free U-Jam and Zumba classes at 11am, live music, kids activities, market stalls with unique retail stalls, and kids village featuring preloved kids toys and clothing. Click here for the website.
Image Courtesy from Ormiston Primary School Facebook