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Full line-up of open air movies, music shows this summer

Prepare for a summer filled with excitement as Auckland Council unveils its lineup of blockbuster events and highlights some of the finest spots across Tāmaki Makaurau to ensure this summer is truly unforgettable!

Immerse yourself in the magic of outdoor cinema at Movies in the Parks, where you can lounge on your beanbag and enjoy the year's biggest film, Barbie, or groove to the beats of Che Fu and King Kapisi as HedLok at the beach – dancing shoes optional. Alternatively, bask in the longer days on our breathtaking tracks, bush, maunga, and walkways.

Councillor Richard Hills, Chair of the Planning, Environment, and Parks Committee, is optimistic about the summer offerings, stating, “After a challenging period with COVID disruptions and extreme weather events, Aucklanders are eager for a well-deserved summer with whānau and friends.”

Music in Parks

Summer favourite Music in Parks brings diverse and vibrant local musical talent to Auckland’s coastlines.

With line-ups including Hedlok made up of Kiwi icons Che Fu and King Kapisi, Sola Rosa Sound System and Annie Crummer at locations from Māngere to Snells Beach, this unique fusion of music and nature will transform our beaches and green spaces into not-to-be-missed concert venues.

This year, several shows will be held beachfront at some of the most beautiful seaside parks in Tāmaki Makaurau so you can vibe to the music and the rhythm of the waves all summer long!

Don’t miss the perennial favourite Opera in the Park at two stunning locations – St Heliers and Ambury Regional Park; and be there as Music in Parks heads to a brand-new location - the bustling Ōtara Markets in partnership with Ōtara Music and Arts Centre (OMAC).

Experience the magic of outdoor cinema as Movies in Parks returns for another blockbuster season.

This year, we have eight epic free film screenings across Tāmaki Makaurau to make the most of the warm summer evenings.

Head to the city centre

This summer, Myers Park visitors are ditching their shoes, imagining the thrill of the circus, crafting their backyard football skills in an inflatable arena and dancing with hula hoops!

There are 15 free family events available in Myers Park every weekend from February until April, including Circus in the Park, Nature Play, Hungerball and Pop-Up Play – funded by the city centre targeted rate. 

The kids will discover new ways to play, learn new skills, make new friends, form new bonds, and in between the action they’ll grow to appreciate the beauty and simplicity of this treasured city park.

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