Labour Weekend, 20-22 October 2018
With Labour Weekend just around the corner, it’s time to lock-down those weekend plans, because it’s not every day we get the luxury of a 3-day weekend. Most Aucklanders will be escaping work on Friday and hitting the roads early in the hope of beating the holiday traffic, but who’s to say that Auckland isn’t the place to be this Labour Weekend? From live music to cultural events and entertainment, Auckland will be nothing short of vibrant this Labour Weekend.
Auckland Diwali Festival 2018
Aotea Square, CBD, Auckland
12pm, Saturday 20 October; 12pm, Sunday 21 October
The annual Diwali “Festival of Lights” celebration attracts thousands of people of all ages to Auckland’s Aotea Square. This festival celebrates traditional and contemporary Indian culture through the senses of taste, sound and sights. Enjoy live music and dance performances, spice up your taste palettes with a large range of tasty Indian foods to try. In fact, did you know that Diwali is also New Zealand’s largest vegetarian food festival? If you’re heading along on Sunday evening, be sure to stick around to catch a glimpse of the fireworks display set to light up Auckland’s sky.
Spark Arena, 42 Mahuhu Cres, CBD, Auckland
Sunday 21 October, 1pm
On Sunday, New Zealand’s Breakers and the Sydney Kings will be hitting the court and dunking it out as they compete in the 2018/19 season of the NBL championship. If you are looking for a bit of ‘Sunday Funday’ sports action, be sure to get tickets & cheer on the home team.
Buy your tickets here from $11.90.
Sunday Jazz In the City
Snickel Lane, 23 Customs Street, CBD, Auckland
Sunday 21 October, 1pm-3pm
Who doesn’t love a bit of Jazz? Every Sunday, until 18 November, Snickel Lane has live jazz playing in the lane. Inspired by the Melbourne city laneways and the Snickelways of York in the UK, our own Snickel Lane puts its chill vibes and artsy self on show. Head on down and grab a bite to eat and a coffee and relax to the smooth jazzy tunes in the vibrant laneway surroundings. Tucked between Fort Lane and Commerce street, Snickel Lane see’s Auckland’s coolest laneway precinct grow another arm.
The Classic Comedy Club, 321 Queen St, CBD, Auckland
Friday 19 October, 7:20pm and Saturday 20 October, 7:20pm
Home of New Zealand’s live comedy, the Classic comedy club is turning 21 in October and is celebrating with a month of comedy in Mocktober. An annual sell out, the Labour Weekend Special will feature guest hosts and 10 new comedic pros in this quickfire 2-hour comedy showcase.
Tickets: $23.00. Strictly R18. More ticket info found here
Peacock Sky Winery, 152 Trig Hill Rd, Waiheke Island
Sunday 21 October, 12.30pm-4.30pm
Looking to escape the hustle and bustle of the city? Why not catch the ferry to Auckland’s own picturesque oasis, Waiheke Island. Head on down to Peacock Sky Winery, and enjoy drinking wine amongst the vines while enjoying energising folk tunes by Australian Musician, Tommy Pickett.
Book your table here.
Mr Toms, 151 Ponsonby Road, Ponsonby, Auckland
Sunday 21 October 2018 3:00pm – 12:00am
No work on Monday means all the more reason to celebrate the long weekend with a Sunday Session at Mr Toms. Enjoy great food and drink specials, including $15 pizza all-day, who could say no to that?
ASB Showgrounds, Greenlane, Auckland
Saturday 20 to Monday 22 October 2018
Over Labour weekend, Armageddon expo returns to Auckland for three and a half days of action. Think gaming, live wrestling, cosplay, animations, TV, eSports, stars from X-men, Rogue one, Sons of Anarchy and more.
Tickets for one day entry:
Children under 5: FREE
Children 5-12: $12
Adults: $26 – $28
Family, 2 adults and 3 children: $60
More ticket info can be found here
Mission Bay Reserve, Tamaki Drive, Mission Bay, Auckland
Labour Day Monday 22 October 10:00am to 4:00pm
With the weather getting warmer, there’s no better spot to enjoy a leisurely walk than the Mission Bay beach front. If you’re in the area, why not check out the Mission Bay Art and Craft Market. Christmas may still be 2 months away, but it’s never too early to get a head start on the Christmas shopping.
Labour Weekend Special
Want to upgrade your Labour Weekend to a stay-cation? Book direct on our website and receive a bottle of NZ wine and $50 Bliss Spa Voucher with our Labour Weekend Special.