Summernova is the unmissable event series set to take over your social calendars 

Summernova is the unmissable event series set to take over your social calendars 

Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland is the place to be. Summernova brings us a collation of music, food, art and entertainment events. We’ve got the full rundown of what’s on in Auckland this summer.

WIN! We’re giving you the chance to experience the event of your lifetime - Summernova! Head below for the lowdown on this exhilarating giveaway!

In line with all the 36th America’s Cup action, Summernova is guaranteed to light up Auckland like never before. The all-encompassing festival will include a dynamic scene of food and wine festivals, sporting spectaculars, arts and cultural showcases, live musical performances and more. 

On the agenda:

Louis Baker & APO

The talented Louis Baker will be fusing his signature style of modern soul with the symphonic power of Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra (APO) for a one-time show at Auckland Town Hall. 

February 11 

Sunsetter Food, Wine and Music Festival

You know it’s going to be a good time when Highlife Entertainment is behind it. Sunsetter will feature some of the best international and local acts, New Zealand wineries and craft breweries, popular eateries, spectacular performers and more. Centrally located just 15 minutes from Auckland CBD situated in Smales Farm.

February 13 

Island Time on Motutapu

Count yourself a bit of a foodie? Then this one’s for you! In an exclusive island setting, this is your chance to eat, drink and dance the day away. Arrive by ferry or your own boat to the stunning location of Home Bay on Motutapu Island. Taking in the views across the Hauraki Gulf, be spoiled by the region’s bounty of quality food and drink from a range of local producers. 

Held over two days, Island Time ticket holders gain access to one of four Island Time sessions taking place on either Saturday 27 or Sunday 28 February.

February 27 - 28

Summer in the Square

Watch Aotea Square transform into a landlocked marina, bursting with colour and summer vibes. Get amongst the racing action this summer with Auckland Live’s giant outdoor screen accompanied by a refreshing bevvy, groovy tunes, live performances and blockbuster films.

Now - February 27 

Young at Art

Art connoisseurs, rejoice! Enjoy a regional showcase of emerging youth talent, including a creative array of performances from our own young artistic minds at creative hubs scattered throughout Auckland.  

February 21 - March 21

Waterbourne Beach Festival

Introducing New Zealand’s biggest beach festival! Hosted at Takapuna Beach Reserve, Waterbourne is tipped to be a world-class experience you won’t want to miss. With sustainability at its core, Waterbourne brings you live music, professional sports, cultural experiences, premium food and beverage and more. Protect and rebuild our coastlines whilst soaking up all the fun either from the rooftop bar, down on the sand or by the stage!

Music Acts:

27 February: Ki Tātahi Day - Kings and Ria Hall

5 March: Sunset Sounds - Hollie Smith, Tami Neilson, Anna Coddington, LAIIKA

13 March: Big Beach Day - SACHI, Goodshirt, Theia, Dual, Marlins Dreaming, Sunshine Soundsystem, High Hoops, Paige

19 March: Friday with Dave - Dave Dobbyn, Ashley Alexander, Abby Wolfe

February 27 - March 19

LiveFit Health & Fitness Festival

Bringing together world-class fitness trainers, qualified health and nutrition experts PLUS, over 80 brands and 70 experiences across two days! Kickstart 2021 on the right foot and get moving. New year, new you! LiveFit Festival is NZ’s only health and fitness festival, with experiences for all levels in one place.

March 13 - 14


Catch the top-charting artist of the summer, L.A.B, along with Mako Road, Ladi6, Ria Hall and The Leers  at Mount Smart Stadium. Dubbed ‘New Zealand’s Best Live Act’ by Radio New Zealand, don’t miss seeing ‘In The Air’ and ‘Controller’ live off your summer festival circuit.

March 27

It doesn’t stop there! The 36th America’s Cup presented by Prada continues. Catch the world’s best sailors take flight in an epic feat of speed and precision.

Prada Cup Challenger Selection Series

Continuing on with the PRADA Cup, catch the Challenger teams race in a round-robin format to determine which team will line up against the Defender, Emirates Team New Zealand, in the quest for the oldest trophy in sport, the America’s Cup.

Now - February 22

36th America’s Cup presented by Prada Match

The final event of the season, the 36th America’s Cup Match, will see the Defender take on the winner from the PRADA Cup in an epic battle to keep - or claim - the America’s Cup.

March 6 - 21

Where to watch:

Looking for a luxurious place to catch all the action? Explore Group is here to provide you with four on-the-water spectator options for the events onboard their sailing and power fleet. Why not watch the race in style and basically in front-row?

Maungauika North Head is the place to be for the races. One of Auckland’s most impressive Tūpuna Maunga (ancestral mountains), enables you to explore its many walking paths and indulge in their rich Māori and European history of our treasures. 

Devonport Race Days

Race Days by the Sea is bringing the best of local artists, community groups and businesses to Windsor Reserve. This age-friendly event will host activities, entertainment and food to be enjoyed throughout the day, as well as watching the America’s Cup racing on the big screen shaded by pohutukawa trees. Take part in activities such as feature films on the screen, bouncy castles for children hosted by Devonport Peninsula Trust, face painting, pre-school play zone, live music, circus performance and so much more. 

March 5 - 14

Here is your chance to win BIG. We’ve got a massive giveaway up for grabs, packed to the brim. Fill in your details down below to win! Winners will be drawn EOD 19th of February.

The prize pack includes:

36th America’s Cup Presented by PRADA Harbour Sailing Fleet Spectator Package - valued at $500

  • Double Pass for 2 Adults on Saturday the 6th March 
  • Includes 4-5 hours on the Harbour Sailing Yacht, individual picnic lunch and a welcome drink.
  • Details: Central departure point from Official Race Village, fully licensed bar on board for additional drinks, toilets and shade available onboard this vessel
  • Check it out on their Instagram and online

X1 Britomart Black Card - valued at $250

  • To spend at any of the 65 neighbourhood stores, bars and restaurants in the Britomart precinct

X2 GA tickets to Waterbourne - March 13 

  • ‘Big Beach Day feat Sachi, Goodshirt, High Hoops 
  • Must be over 18 years of age

Terms and Conditions for this competition can be seen here.


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