Celebrate winter in Auckland

Photography by: New Zealand Tourism/elementalakl.co.nz

A new city-wide winter festival is set to take place in July, brightening up the longer darker winter nights with illuminations, theatre, food and family activities

The inaugural Elemental AKL is a month-long festival (1-31 July) inspired by air, fire, earth and water and destined to cast a new light over the city, also known as Tamaki Makaurau.  


More than 40 events taking place in public places, theatres, bars, eateries and hotels will transform the city into a creative canvas themed around sensational local cuisine, dazzling lighting installations, impressive entertainment and culture.  

Locals and visitors will have their pick of everything from Shakespeare, live music, art and performances to Maori dance and storytelling, a giant glowing puppet show, scintillating installations and food, craft beer and boutique wine events.    

Auckland Tourism (ATEED) General Manager Destination, Steve Armitage, says Elemental will be a "programme of events, experiences and activities designed to make Auckland a more compelling visitor destination during winter. 

We are looking forward to revealing the full line-up of events in late April but wanted to start spreading the word now that something exciting is coming this winter."  

Find out more at aucklandnz.com/elementalfestival Source: New Zealand Tourism

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