Auckland is home to an outstanding annual calendar of sporting, arts and cultural events for visitors and citizens 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 sports 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. Later this year, the city will host the 36th America’s Cup by Prada.  

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.