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Major events in the city over summer 17/18

News story
Tuesday 5 Dec 2017

This summer brings a number of exciting local and international events to Auckland's city centre and surrounds. 

Events bring visitors to the city and create benefits for businesses and the wider city. Our city's Major Events Strategy, administered by ATEED, recognises the positive impact of events through econonic benefits, city branding, social wellbeing and legacy benefits. In the 2015/16 year, $43.7m of new GDP was created in Auckland through major events investment. 

Some of these events may have an impact on businesses and residents in the immediate area. Where things like road closures, noise and access changes apply, event organisers are required to get in touch with those likely to be affected ahead of the event so they can plan how to manage these impacts. If you have any questions or concerns about event impact or need more information, please get in touch with us.

Major events in Auckland's city centre over summer 17/18

ASB Classic Tennis
1 - 13 January
ASB Tennis Centre, 1 Tennis Lane, Parnell

Auckland Anniversary Weekend

  • Tāmaki Herenga Waka Festival
    27 – 29 January 
    ANZ Viaduct Events Centre and Viaduct Harbour, Halsey Street, Wynyard Quarter
  • St Jerome’s Laneway Festival*
    29 January 
    Albert Park, Princes Street and Alfred Street
  • Silo Park Cinema and Markets
    26 - 29 January
    Silo Park, cnr Beaumont & Jellicoe Streets, Wynyard Quarter, Auckland
  • Ports of Auckland Seeport Festival
    27 - 29 January
    Captain Cook Wharf, Quay Street
  • Ports of Auckland Anniversary Day Regatta
    29 January
    Waitematā Harbour, view from Princes Wharf
  • Auckland International Buskers Festival
    26 - 29 January
    Queens Wharf, Lower Queen Street, Princes Wharf, Eastern Viaduct, Market Place 
  • Cloud Markets
    27 - 29 January
    The Cloud, Queens Wharf 
  • Viaduct Carnival
    27 - 29 January
    Maritime Museum & Eastern Viaduct

Volvo Ocean Race Auckland Stopover
24 February – 18 March
ANZ Viaduct Events Centre and Viaduct Harbour

Ports of Auckland Round the Bays*
4 March
Starts on Quay Street

Auckland Arts Festival
7 – 25 March
Various venues including Aotea Centre and Wynyard Quarter

Spark Arena events and concerts

Cruise ship timetables

* Visit the Auckland Transport information ahead of the event for details about road closures.

  • Laneway Albert Park 2017, photo by Max Lemesh