Auckland is home to an outstanding annual calendar of sporting, arts, and cultural events for visitors and locals to experience.

Ko Tāmaki Makaurau te kāinga o tētahi maramataka ā-tau whakaharahara ke pā ana ki ngā-hākinakina, ngā-mahi toi, ā-ahurea hoki hei whai wheako mā ngā manuhiri me ngā kirirau.

From stadium concerts featuring some of the world’s best-loved performers to international sporting tournaments; experience them all within a range of world-class stadia and iconic venues.  

Whether you are a visitor or live in our region, you will be able to enjoy a huge array of vibrant events to choose from. Auckland is renowned globally as a major sport and event city.  

In the past decade, Auckland has hosted international tournaments including the Rugby World Cup 2011 and the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015, and it is a famed stopover of the global round the world sailing race.  

Every year, we welcome superstar music performers as well as major conferences, festivals, and exhibitions; plus some of the hottest theatre productions from around the world.

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Auckland’s major events portfolio plays a vital role in defining the region as a destination and delivering a range of impacts for the city and its people.