Auckland Heritage Festival

Auckland Heritage Festival 2016

Over 200 free or low-cost events, many with children's activities - from 24 September to 9 October.

Don your Sunday best dress, jump on your bike and tour around historic parks, or board a legendary vessel and sail away whilst immersing yourself in Auckland's history. Have you ever wanted to find out more about Auckland's street art or the baches on Rangitoto Island? Now is your chance - explore our city during this year's Auckland Heritage Festival.

Take another look at the Auckland we normally go past.

Featured event logo.This year's theme is Now and Then: The Changing Face of Auckland. Look out for the coloured triangle.

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Some upcoming events

About Town Papakura

Saturday 24 September 11am, Wednesday 28 September 6pm, and Thursday 6 October 10.30am


A Jam Session with Lynda Hallinan

Sunday 25 September, 2pm-4pm


Parnell Trust Presents: The Jubilee Building, Then and Now

Monday 26 September - Saturday 1 October, Monday - Friday 10am-4pm, Saturday 8.30am-11.30am

Free. Accessibility. Children’s activities.

Archive Rooms at Māngere Town Centre

Monday 26 September, Wednesday 28 September, Monday 3 October and Wednesday 5 October, 10am-2pm


Puppet Show at Cornwall Park

Wednesday 28 September, 11am, 12.30pm and 1.30pm

Free. Accessibility. Children’s activities.

Now and Then: Warkworth Town Hall

Saturday 8 October, 10am-1pm

Free. Accessibility. Children’s activities.
Make the most of Auckland Heritage Festival