Yearly Events Out West and in Auckland

The colourful yearly events taking place in West Auckland orbit around season, public holidays, and traditional celebrations of its diverse population.


Listed are events that take place each year. Young and old is looking forward to these major events being celebrated out West or in Auckland City. For your convenience links open into related websites for more detailed information.

Overview of events taking place each year



  • April
    Royal Easter Show

    Auckland Showgrounds
  • 25 April:
    ANZAC Day
    Ceremonies are held to commemorates the soldiers of WWI and WWII


  • First Monday in June, Queen's Birthday



  • Indian Diwali Festival of Lights
  • of October :
    Farm Day

  • Fourth Monday in October, 
    Labour Day Weekend
    The day commemorate the establishment of the 8 hour working day, but also symbolizes the beginning of the summer season. 
  • The community at Piha holds a yearly market day. At the west coast from this weekend on the life guards will be on duty.
  • The Kiwi Day Out a free family event, from noon to 6pm, draws crowds to the Auckland Domain

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  • 5 November,
    Guy Fawkes Night

    It is one of the yearly events people come together with friends, in communities, or joining official events to celebrate Guy Fawkes Night with a firework highlighting the evening.
  • 24 November 2013,
    Farmer's Santa Parade
    Beginn Sunday at 2.00pm!!!(Rain Date: Sunday  December )
    More information on: Farmers Santa Parade, Auckland Queen Street, free family event


  • 10 December 2013: Christmas in the park 
    Saturday at 7.30h, (rain date Sunday), Auckland Domain, free family event
    Christmas events
  • 31 December: New Year celebration:
    Family and friends come together in private or go out for a Gala dinner with music.


  • The Monday closest to the 29th January:
    Auckland Anniversary:
    Auckland harbour festival
  • Auckland buskers festival

It is also a long weekend many Aucklanders choose to go away for. So keep this in mind and remember to pre-book camp sites and other accommodations in lodges, hotels etc.


  • 6 February:
    Waitangi Day

    This is a public holiday in memory to the Treaty of Waitangi. It was signed in 1840 between the British crown ant the Maori people. Free family events take place in:
    Okahu Bay, Orakei starting at 8.30am with a rowing ceremony, followed by music entertainment … Henderson Park, from, music event
    It is the first of a series of four in the Waitakere Region

The thumbnail goes to e-cards of the Chinese lantern festival.

  • February
    Lantern Festival

    Celebration of the Chinese New Year in Albert Park, 5pm to 10.30pm daily, free

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