Auckland - What's On When?
January - Big Day Out
This premier New Zealand music festival attracts big names and emerging Kiwi talent to the Mount Smart Stadium.
February - Auckland Lantern Festival
Albert Park in downtown Auckland is the setting for the Chinese New Year celebrations, with Chinese lanterns, food, music and puppetry.
March - Round The Bays
The Ports of Auckland Round The Bays fun run sees tens of thousands of people hit the 8.4km course around Waitemata Harbour.
April - Royal Easter Show
Five days of entertainment at the nation's largest and most varied familty festival on the ASB Showgrounds
May - New Zealand International Comedy Festival
Comedians and audiences flock to venues such as the Comedy Chamber for several weeks of stand-up and humourous performances.
June - WRC Rally New Zealand
An international motorsport event based on the waterfront in the Wynward Quarter and then driving across the North West of Auckland.
July - Auckland International Film Festival
With between 150-170 showings across Auckland and Wellington, this festival of indie movies is held at Auckland's grand Civic Theatre.
August - The Food Show Auckland
View and try the latest kitchen gadgets, watch professional demonstrations and try some expertly prepared food at the ASB Showgrounds.
October - Adidas Auckland Marathon
The country's largest marathon (plus sub-marathon events) with over 10000 runners and a 'Picnic in the Park' finale at Victoria Park.
November - Parnell Festival of Roses
A free festival to mark summer's beginning with magnificent rose displays, food, live music, crafts and dancing in Parnell Rose Gardens.
December - Teddy Bears' Picnic
Fun and free entertainment at Western Springs with face painting, bouncy castle, music, performers and more.