What’s on in Auckland in August: From Fashion Week to All Blacks


We're almost halfway through August but there are still plenty of cultural, sporting and lifestyle treats left to enjoy in the City of Sails before the month is out. And we take a cheeky look at what to start putting in our diaries for September, too.

It might not feel like it right now – especially when a tornado slams into the city’s waterfront – but for Aucklanders, spring is just around the corner.

And there are festivals, home shows, pet expos and thespian delights to keep us all entertained over the coming, ever-warming, weeks.

What’s on in Auckland – August

Allbirds comes home to roost


What: Kiwi fashion brand Allbirds is opening its first New Zealand store! The sustainable merino footwear designers will finally be open to customers on home soil after first opening in 2014.

They’ll be serving free coffee to anyone who brings a keep-cup between the Thursday and Sunday after their grand opening.

When: 15 August

Where: Britomart precinct

Check out Allbirds’ range here

Measure for Measure


What: The Pop-Up Globe’s Nottingham Company presents this all-singing, all-dancing production of Shakespeare’s Moulin Rouge-esque classic Measure for Measure, set on the seedy streets of 17th-century Vienna.

When: 9-16 August

Where: 80 Ascot Avenue, Ellerslie Racecourse

Get tickets here

Bledisloe Cup decider – All Blacks v Wallabies


What: After losing to the Aussies in Perth last week, it’s all or nothing for our mighty All Blacks. The Bledisloe Cup is on the line, and so is the weight of expectation as this year’s World Cup in Japan looms.

When: 17 August

Where: Eden Park, Kingsland

Join the last-minute rush for tickets here

New Zealand Fashion Week


What: With exciting runway shows, catch an early glimpse of the upcoming fashion collections from some of the country’s most beloved brands. Check out Ingrid Starnes Spring Summer collection here.

When: 26 August – 1 September

Where: Across Auckland

Find out more here

Words Carry Weight


What: Design, print and take home a bespoke canvas tote bag, while discussing the history of slogans in fashion and art.

Guests will also get a guided tour of the Carried Away: Bags Unpacked exhibition.

Where: Auckland War Memorial Museum

When: 28 August

Find out more here

What’s on in Auckland – September

Auckland Home Show


What: With over 500 exhibitors attending this event, you will learn everything you need to know about the latest trends in renovation, building, outdoor living, furnishings and home improvements.

But come prepared! So before you head down, make sure you check out MiNDFOOD.com’s Decor section to arm yourself with some bargains and ideas already in mind.

Where: ASB Showgrounds, Greenlane

When: 4-8 September

For more information and tickets head here

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead


What: In a dashing reversal of misfortune, Hamlet’s friends Rosencrantz and Guildenstern become the main act in Shakespeare’s greatest play. But there’s no escaping their fate.

When: 11-26 September

Where: ASB Waterfront Theatre

For tickets head here

Auckland Pet & Animal Expo 2019


What: This event celebrates all our furry, feathered and finned friends with a top range of attractions – as well as fun entertainment and demonstrations for anyone who loves animals.

Where: ASB Showgrounds, Greenlane

When: 28-29 September

For more information and tickets head here



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