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What's on this spring?  Why events are so important.

News story
Monday 27 Jul 2020

The outlook for spring is for a packed calendar of events in the city centre. This is great news for a number of reasons - events bring visitors, spending, excitement and buzz, among other benefits.

People who attend events engage with the surrounding areas on either side of the event – they stay in local hotels, enjoy dinner and drinks in hospitality venues and often take in a spot of retail or nightlife too.

We’re thrilled to see the enthusiastic return of events through the remainder of winter into spring and beyond, and we know city centre businesses are looking forward to the value they’ll bring.

What's on in the city centre this spring? 

Whānau Mārama: New Zealand International Film Festival 2020
Until 3 August - ASB Waterfront Theatre

Restaurant Month 2020 in the Heart of the City
1 - 31 August - restaurants throughout the city centre

We ❤ Aotearoa
15 August - Shed 10 and The Cloud

Auckland Heritage Festival
26 September - 11 October - various venues

Elemental Festival
1 - 31 October - various venues

Artweek Auckland
10 - 18 October (Late Night Art - 13 October) - High Street District and throughout the city centre

Auckland Boat Show
8 - 11 October - The Cloud and Viaduct Harbour Marina

Winetopia presented by Singapore Airlines
30 - 31 October - Queen's Wharf

Auckland Diwali Festival
31 October - 1 November - Aotea Square

ASB Auckland Marathon
1 November - Auckland waterfront, finishes at Victoria Park

Farmers Santa Parade
29 November - Mayoral Drive and Queen Street 

And many more live gigs, events and good times - see for full event listings