It’s been six years since the creation of Auckland’s Silo Park and this summer season sees it triumphantly return with an abundance of old favourites and some refreshing new treats for the whole community to enjoy -including food truck treats, movies under the stars on Friday’s and local DJ’s each Saturday and Sunday.
New editions this season include themed pop-up bars and food-nights, surprise exhibitions and workshops’ and for those early risers Silo Park will be open from 7am on the weekends serving fresh Kokako coffee, smoothies and a range of pastries and healthy raw food bites from Good Karma Coffee.
“This year we really aimed to reflect our community’s needs over the weekend, ensuring we offer something at all times of the day. We knew the movies were a hit, so we’re really focusing on the weekend offering with some special treats and events thrown in. Look out for elements of surprise and delight, such as workshops, pop-up exhibitions’ or unique performances or events. Now that Summer is finally here, we’re really excited!” – John Sutton, Silo Park Event Manager.
In terms of those special events, for your ultimate trinket and treasure trove don’t miss the Car Boot Sale of the Future and for dog owners and lovers alike the Dog Day Afternoon had over 800 pooch visitors last year and is destined to be a great day out again.
New to the summer programme Silo Park has the one and only Ice Cream Sundae Market serving the best scoops around, celebrating all things for the new age of apartment dwellers theLittle Living Market will make its debut and the Caribbeanz Southern Stars Steelband will host Aotearoa’s first ever Steel Drum Festival.
Silo Cinema returns for your Friday night with a collection of recent blockbusters mixed with classic movies including the likes of Thor: Ragnarok, The Labyrinth, I Am Not Your Negro, Wonder Woman, La La Land, The Lion King, and local film Spookers, just to name a few.
Keeping you hydrated and your foot tapping once again is our pop-up bar and a rotating stable of local DJs and bands. Offering a wide range of alcoholic delights and equally covering many musical genres, if you’re after a day, afternoon, night or the classic Sunday session we’ve got you covered.
Christmas at Silo Park will launch the new summer season from Thursday the 21st until Christmas Eve, with a people’s choice movie, games, entertainment, and a Piñata Party, which will be raising funds for the Auckland City Mission.
The bar, food trucks and even the music will be in full festive swing. The Auckland Gospel Choirwill perform, there will be games including the classic ‘egg and spoon’ race for all to enjoy, Santa will drop-in for some snaps and there will be a collection of Pinatas ready to be whacked on Sunday afternoon, an ideal place to countdown to your Christmas celebrations.