Queen’s Birthday Weekend at Queens Wharf in Auckland


Waterfront Auckland is excited to announce a free community event taking place at Queens Wharf this Queen’s Birthday Weekend, Saturday 30 May through to Monday 1 June 2015.

The Great Queen’s Birthday Market will see lower Shed 10 transformed into a thriving hub of stalls and performance, where you can stock up on specialty imported British and Scottish products and London bus signs, along with countless New Zealand treasures thanks to popular local craft, art, fashion and accessories vendors.

Loads of entertainment will be on offer over the weekend. The Auckland Symphony Orchestra will be celebrating Queen’s Birthday with a very special preview of their upcoming Last Night of the Proms’ Best of British show.

Revel in the good cheer of performances from Maypole, Highland and Morris Dancers, The Puppet Man marionette show, the Travelling Punch Show, as well as live music from pipers, Twisty Willow Celtic Band and the Tamlin Celtic Irish Band.

An enthralling Medieval re-enactment will see you time-travel to an England of long-ago, recreating battles, camping, armoury and weapons from the middle ages.

Auckland Libraries will also be on site with a dynamic display, as will Auckland Museum with a range of resources and historic documents to help trace family trees back in the British Empire.

For the kids, the event will feature loads of fun carnival fare with classic seaside carnival games including laughing clowns, High Striker and rides. The little ones can get crafty at the Famous Five and royal crown-making workshops, and for the real kooks in the family, try the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party.

For more fun the whole family can enjoy together, there are plenty of sports to take part in, including ‘HotShots’, kid-friendly tennis thanks to Tennis New Zealand, croquet, lawn bowls, badminton and more. There’s also a very special FIFA U20 World Cup display happening in front of Shed 10.

Queen’s Birthday at Queens Wharf

  • 30 May-1 June 2015
  • 10am-5pm
  • Free Entry

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