Upcoming events around Auckland
AUCKLAND FOOD SHOW
Thursday 27 - Sunday 30 July
The Food Show is where Auckland foodies come to taste and buy from a huge range of local and international food, wine, beer, coffee, kitchen equipment and much more.
PARNELL FARMERS' MARKET
Saturday 29 July
Think fresh. Think local. Think delicious produce brought to you by the producers themselves at this genuine community farmers' market.
Parnell Farmers' Market is open every Saturday from 8am to 12noon at the Jubilee Building car park at 545 Parnell Road, Parnell between the library and Auckland War Memorial Museum.
RAW COMEDY - WINTER SEASON
Monday 31 July
A brand new Winter season of Raw Comedy - the Open Mic for new comedians at NZ's home of live comedy. Stand up and be counted and you could be in the running for the 2017 Raw Comedy Quest when we go in search of NZ's funniest new face from March to May 2018
FESTIVAL FOR THE FUTURE
Friday 4 August & Sunday 6 August
The Festival is your chance to connect with innovators and influencers from across the nation, explore the big issues of our time, build skills, share ideas, and hear from inspiring people doing remarkable things to make the world a better place.
ITALIAN NIGHT AT THE RACES
Friday 11 August
A night at the Races with an Italian twist!
Ciao! Come and join us in the Top of the Park for a night of Italian flavour.
Saturday 12 August
Entertainment icon Jerry Seinfeld will tour New Zealand for the first time in August 2017 performing a live stand-up show filled with his trademark humour, wit and sharp observations about day-to-day life.
GENERAL COLLECTIVES - MARKET DAY
Sunday 13 August
General Collective creates bespoke market experiences for you in the heart of Auckland!
An incredible line up of 250 handpicked makers, creatives and designers from all over New Zealand.
Delicious food and a great family offering on one fantastic day!
MATILDA THE MUSICAL
Friday 18 August - Sunday 17 September
Matilda The Musical is the multi-award winning musical from the Royal Shakespeare Company, inspired by the beloved book by incomparable Roald Dahl.
With the book by Dennis Kelly and original songs by Tim Minchin, Matilda The Musical is the story of an extraordinary girl who, armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, dares to take a stand and change her own destiny.
Wednesday 23 August
Iowa hard rock outfit, Stone Sour, has announced their long awaited Auckland headline show. Celebrating the upcoming release of their highly anticipated fifth album, Hydrograd, the band will perform at Spark Arena.
DEFIANCE - AUCKLAND PHILHARMONIA ORCHESTRA
Thursday 24 August
Shostakovich’s monumental, overwhelming symphony is at once a lament for the suffering of the Soviet people under Stalin and a document of defiance. Music of exhausted, drained sadness is shockingly set against the music of rage and terror, yet hope in the human spirit is never extinguished.
Saturday 26 August
Join us on our 30th-anniversary tour for a concert filled with passion, yearning, joy and heartache. Our 'Dangerous Liaisons' programme explores themes of love and desire and will take you on an emotional journey through some of the great works of the repertoire.
ONE DAY IN FRANCE
Saturday 26 August
More than 30 stalls will be present, where you can discover some of the French habits, tastes and oldest traditions. Gastronomy, sport, language… You will be amazed by the world you’ll find out!
Come and take your breakfast “à la française” with coffee and croissant! Enjoy an exquisite glass of French wine and eat French cheese… Discover the funniest and the world’s less tiring sport: “la pétanque”…
Saturday 2 September
For the first time ever, New Zealand fans will be treated to a sensational live show including an array of hits from her 2016 chart-topping album, Dangerous Woman.
Tuesday 5 September
His revolutionary quantity over quality approach is “licensed to thrill”. Boy oh boy, this is bound to be one of the shows in the year!
HAURAKI GULF MARINE PARK SEMINAR
Wednesday 6 September
Hear stories from scientists, kaitiaki, artists, fishers and field workers that will inspire and enlighten. Can seabirds show how we should consider, manage and utilise the Gulf into the future? What makes these amazing flying machines tick?
GREAT NORTHERN DAY
Saturday 9 September
Rally the troops & join us at Ellerslie for contests of epic proportions – the Great Northern Steeplechase and Great Northern Hurdle races. Two of some of the fiercest sporting competitions in New Zealand, competitors race over distance, tackling all number of hurdles or larger brush jumps and the famous Ellerslie Hill in a fierce battle to the winning post and their place in sporting history.
Saturday 9 September
Midnight Oil is more than just a rock & roll band. From the northern beaches of Sydney to the streets of Manhattan, they have stopped traffic, inflamed passions, inspired fans, broken new ground and now, this September; Eccles Entertainment is bringing you the band in the flesh!
CIRQUE DU SOLEIL
Friday 15 - Sunday 24 September
Inspired by James Cameron's record-breaking film, AVATAR, "TORUK – The First Flight" is an immersive multimedia spectacular that transports you to the world of Pandora in a visually stunning live setting. Experience a storytelling odyssey through a new world of imagination, discovery and possibility.
YUSUF - CAT STEVENS
Wednesday 13 December
British singer-songwriting legend and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Yusuf / Cat Stevens will tour New Zealand in December. A Cat’s Attic “Peace Train Tour” commemorates the 50th Anniversary of his first major hit single and debut album Matthew & Son released in 1967.