Welcome back to another edition of the blog where we do all the hard work for you and troll through all the event pages to source you some of the most interesting and quirky and sometimes popular events to help make your stay a little bit more special! This month is always a great one, we still ave the summer sun and long days, and the city just glows with opportunity. Here’s what’s on in February:
American Express Open-Air Cinemas 2019
Why lower yourself to a stuffy cinema when you can catch films still hot from the projector and all-time classics under the stars this summer? American Express Openair Cinemas is the latest outdoor film series to announce its seasonal lineup.
Happen at Western Springs until the end of the month, movies on this big screen will include just-released hits like Peter Jackson’s post-apocalyptic adventure film Mortal Engines, the Mary Poppins reboot starring Emily Blunt, Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper’s A Star Is Born, DC Comics’ soon to be released Aquaman, plus Dirty Dancing, Bohemian Rhapsody, The Breaker Upperers, and plenty of others.
Pizza, wine and craft beer will also be available and you are also welcome to bring your pets along too!
2019 Auckland Backyard Cricket Championships
Now if you aren’t a local, you’ll probably be wondering r what exactly backyard cricket exactly is, and that’s fair, all you need to know is that it is a traditional and quirky New Zealand sporting tradition and its hella fun to watch!
Backyard Cricket New Zealand along with Crewcut Lawn & Gardens and The Rock Radio Station are excited to announce 6 x 1 day regional events held at various pubs, taverns, bars and clubs around the country, culminating in the first ever New Zealand Champs set to be staged in Auckland!
That’s right, the winner of each regional event qualifies for the NZBYC Champs set to take place at a very special and unique location. Add to this, the NZ Champs will be livestreamed with commentary & instant replays, there are significant cash prizes and loads of giveaways… this truly is the pinnacle in backyard cricket!
If you consider yourself a pro, you can even sign up and participate!
It is considered the best festival to close of the su mer festival season in New Zealand, and it attracts people from all across the globe, for its music, it’s costumes and positive message. Splore’s multiple stages feature a diverse line-up of compelling musicians, singers and DJs from around the world – but it’s also a place for more than music. For three days, the site buzzes with performing arts, visual and interactive art installations, workshops and forums.
To go to Splore is to be part of Splore. Some Splorers work for months on their habitats in special themed camps, many more on creative costumes for Saturday night. And everyone who sets foot in the park becomes part of the culture: relaxed, positive, friendly – and up for it. Children are people too, and Splore not only welcomes families but offers a family camping area and a dedicated kids’ zone with a full programme of activities and entertainment.
Check out the Splore website for its ever-growing diverse lineup.