Forget winter hibernation, you’ll be anything but bored this winter! Embracing the seasons cultural festivities is the perfect remedy to combat those winter blues.
With a number of events on in the City of Sails this winter, it’s the perfect excuse to book your escape to Auckland. We thought we would save you time, and do the research for you- Here’s our list of Top Winter Events happening in Auckland.
Doc Edge Festival
30 May 2019- 9 June 2019
There’s no doubt that the documentary genre have risen in popularity over the last couples of years, increasing the testament to the standards of the film genre. This will be the 14th year the Documentary International Film Festival (Doc Edge) will be hosted, with the first leg starting in Auckland (lucky us). Gear up for a spectacular line up of over 50 films, showcased over 11 days at Auckland’s Q Theatre and the Auckland Art Gallery.
Check out the full programme of films here.
1-31 July 2019
There’s a new festival in town! For the first year we welcome Elemental, Auckland’s newest winter festival, featuring a lively programme of over 40 free and ticketed events. This month long festival draws from the four elements of air, fire, earth, and water in crafting an immersive and sensory program of culture and entertainment.
View the full programme of events here.
New Zealand International Film Festival
18 July- 4 August 2019
Calling all film buffs, take a seat and get ready for two weeks of the finest films taking Auckland’s screens by storm. While the official programme is yet to be released, the line up for the first five films has been announced- we can’t wait to see what for else is in store for this year’s New Zealand International Film Festival.
New Zealand Fashion Week
26 August 2019- 1 September 2019
New Zealand’s premier fashion event returns this August bringing glitz and glam to centre stage at a number of runway fashion events showcasing both local and international designers. Lock these dates into your calendar and get ready for New Zealand’s biggest fashion week of the year.
American Express Restaurant Month
It’s that time of the year again, save your appetite, because during the month of August you will be eating your way around the heart of the city. In celebration of Auckland’s American Express Restaurant Month, over 100 participating Auckland restaurants will be putting on special dining experience- Stay tuned for the delicious line up of dining offers.