Events in Auckland, during 2018
Be sure that Auckland is full of entertainment, you just have to know where to look for it. The aim of Economy Car Rentals is to help you locate the most notable events and festivals in Auckland.
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While visiting Auckland, you will discover that it is full of surprisingly notable events. Explore the events of New-Zealand while being pampered by the comfort of a car rental. Take home the best memories from your trip in Auckland. Gather remarkable memories from the events taking place in Auckland. Participate in the most fascinating festivals to discover the culture and life of Auckland. Whether in the city center, just outside or close to the next event, you will find what you're looking for easily and conveniently. The Economy Car Rentals pages have also compiled the latest news about Auckland in order to give you the opportunity to combine all important information.
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Auckland Anniversary (January
29th - 30th) – It is a public holiday. Anniversary Day Regatta is an event that celebrates the founding of the province. Different races and parades take place in Waitemata Harbour. (www.regatta.org.nz)
Auckland's Big Day Out (late January) - It is an annual music festival held in several cities in Australia and New Zealand and the tour starts in Auckland. (http://auckland.bigdayout.com/)
New Zealand Film Festival - The Auckland International Film Festival is an annual film festival that was founded in 1969. (http://nzff.co.nz/)
FebruaryAuckland Lantern Festival - This event in Auckland marks the end of the celebrations for Chinese New year with the warm glow of hundreds of beautifully decorated lanterns.
Auckland Fringe (Feb-Mar) - It is a biennial open access arts festival across Auckland. (www.the-edge.co.nz/fringe.aspx)
The Food Show - In this Auckland event more than 40,000 visitors come to eat, drink and watch cookery demonstrations from local and celebrity chefs. (www.foodshow.co.nz)
Auckland Art Fair - It is a leading contemporary visual arts event in Auckland. (www.artfair.co.nz)
Auckland Cup Week (first week of March) - It is one of the major racing carnivals in New Zealand. (www.ellerslie.co.nz)
Auckland Arts Festival - It is Auckland's major festival of art and culture. (www.aucklandfestival.co.nz)
Pasifika Festival - This festival in Auckland celebrates the art, culture and lifestyle of the South Pacific. It is the largest festival of its type in the world. (www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz)
Ports of Auckland Round the Bays - This event in Auckland is one of the world's largest fun-runs with nearly 40,000 registered runners and an estimated 70,000 participants. (www.roundthebays.co.nz)
Auckland International Boat Show - This show is based in the Viaduct. (www.auckland-boatshow.com)
Coffee Festival - Here you will learn all about the history of coffee. The event is held at Auckland Museum. (www.coffeefestival.co.nz)
Royal Easter Show (during the Easter break) - It is the largest family show in New Zealand and is held at ASB Showgrounds. (www.eastershow.co.nz)
NZ International Comedy Festival (April-May) - This festival is a showcase of performances by the top local and international comedians. (http://www.comedyfestival.co.nz)
Auckland International Carnival – More information here: aucklandinternationalcarnival.co.nz/the-event/
Taste of New Zealand – This event in Auckland is a celebration of food and drink. (www.tasteofauckland.co.nz)
Auckland Marathon - It is an annual marathon running race and one of the most popular events of New Zealand. (http://www.aucklandmarathon.co.nz/)
Auckland Writers & Readers Festival - It is a festival of literature and ideas, bringing together writers and readers every year. (www.writersfestival.co.nz)
The Auckland Flower Show - It is the city's annual flower and garden show. (http://theflowershow.co.nz)
Santa Parade - The locals celebrate the start of the Christmas season. (www.santaparade.co.nz)
Rally New Zealand - It is an annual rally race in New Zealand where top international drivers of the world compete in. (www.rallynz.org.nz)
Auckland Festival of Photography - It is New Zealand's largest photographic event where people celebrate the art of photography. (www.photographyfestival.org.nz)
Matariki Festival - This event in Auckland is organized to celebrate Maori New Year and to showcase Maori customs, culture and creativity. (www.matarikifestival.org.nz)
Christmas in the Park - This event in Auckland is a musical extravaganza. (www.christmasinthepark.co.nz)
Music in Parks (Sundays) - It is a series of free open-air concerts. (www.musicinparks.co.nz)