What’s On In Auckland 2022
What’s On In Auckland 2022

It’s been a quiet few years but Auckland city centre is coming back! Embracing our cultural festivities is one of the ways our city comes back to life.

With a number of events on in the City of Sails planned, we have the excuse your need to book your trip to Auckland. We thought we would save you time, and do the research for you 🙂

Here’s our list of Top Auckland Events coming in 2022

Doc Edge Festival

19th – 26th  June 2022

 There’s no doubt that the documentary film genre has risen in popularity.

In 2022  there will be a spectacular line up of over 113 films, showcased over 40 days at at three venues

Check out the full programme of films here.

Elemental Festival 

14 – 31 July 2022

The 2022 festival will take place from 14 – 31 July 2022.


Elemental AKL returns this July with a sensational season of curated experiences celebrating the unique culture, cuisine, and creativity of Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland.

For 18 days, you’re invited to indulge in a smorgasbord of art, music, food, and events as Elemental AKL infuses eateries and bars, theatres, and public spaces across Auckland with the very best cultural, creative, and culinary experiences from the region.

Take your pick from the Elemental AKL 2022 line-up including headliner concerts by some of Aotearoa New Zealand and the world’s top performers; table talk with top chefs at one-off dining experiences; immersive art and music installations at iconic Auckland venues; spectacular outdoor light displays illuminating the city’s streets and landmarks; and show-stopping performances of theatre, jazz, opera, and dance.

Elemental AKL 2022 offers a deep-dive into the city you think you know – and will be surprised to rediscover.

Watch this Space

New Zealand International Film Festival

28 July  2022

Whānau Mārama: New Zealand International Film Festival will open in Auckland at the majestic The Civic on July 28. 

Having weathered two Covid-19 affected years, the 2022 edition will be a more focused version, shorter in duration in the main centres and some regional centres, fewer venues and fewer films, but with a commitment to retain the high quality of programming and calibre of titles which are at the heart of the film festival.

Restaurant Month

August 2022

Save your appetite, because once again in August 2022 you will be eating your way around the heart of the city. In celebration of Auckland’s Restaurant Month, hundreds of participating Auckland restaurants will be putting on special dining experience- Stay tuned for the delicious line up of dining offers.  


Auckland Writers Festival

23rd – 28th August 2022

The full programme is announced in June


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