Auckland’s Scene is turning up!
We encourage both our international and domestic students get out and about to experience and explore everything our City of Sails has to offer. Auckland is going to be hosting to a number of exciting events over the next few days and we can’t wait to get involved in everything that’s going on!
18th to 19th March | Pasifika Festival The Pasifika Festival celebrates the diverse cultures and traditions of the Pacific Islands in Tāmaki Makaurau (Auckland). It features performances, music, arts, crafts, and food from various Pacific Island nations, including Samoa, Tonga, Fiji, Cook Islands, Niue, Tahiti, Kiribati, and Tuvalu, among others. The festival is an opportunity to experience and learn about the unique and vibrant cultures of the Pacific Islands, and it attracts a large number of visitors every year.
15th March to 19th March | Vector Lights for the Pasifika Festival Turn your eyes to the Harbour Bridge. The Vector Harbour Bridge Lights will be supporting the Pasifika Festival with a stunning sustainable light and sound show, lasting five minutes, taking you on a journey across the Pacific, showcasing its diverse cultures and traditions – from Tuvalu to Tonga and beyond. The show will run every 30 minutes from 8 pm to midnight, allowing you to experience the breathtaking spectacle whenever convenient - or repeatedly!
18th to 19th March | Beacon Festival The Beacon Festival is a community-driven arts and music festival that takes place annually in Auckland. The festival celebrates the area's unique culture and heritage. The festival features a range of activities, including live music performances, cultural displays, art exhibitions, and food stalls. The festival aims to bring together people from all walks of life and promote community cohesion and connection.
24h to 31st March | Korean Culture in Auckland (KCAKL) Experience Korean life through food, music and culture! The Korean Culture in Auckland Festival is an annual event that celebrates Korean culture and heritage in Tāmaki Makaurau. The festival showcases traditional and contemporary Korean music, dance, art, food, and fashion, providing a platform for both Korean and non-Korean communities to experience and appreciate the richness and diversity of Korean culture. You can also enjoy a variety of Korean food stalls, selling popular Korean dishes such as kimchi, bibimbap, and bulgogi.
25th March | Nepal Festival 2023 Get ready for an enriching experience as you dive into Nepalese culture. The Nepal Festival celebrates the culture, traditions, and customs of Nepal. You can expect Nepalese music, dance, art, food, and fashion, showcasing the country's rich cultural heritage. This event aims to provide a platform for Nepalese communities living abroad to connect with their culture and heritage and for non-Nepalese communities to learn and appreciate Nepalese culture.
And if you can’t make it to any of these, don’t worry – there are lots of other options to explore!
Lightart pop-up gallery in the city
Watch a movie at the waterfront
Or watch a movie in the park
Here’s wishing all y’all a productive, creatively enriching and sensory overload of a weekend! Make the most of it :)