Experience the world in a day, with Auckland Council's International Cultural Festival. At this free event, there will be amazing food, live performances and one-off experiences. Don't miss the chance to take part in a range of activities including a traditional Ethiopian coffee ceremony and sample delicious food like Dutch poffertjes (mini pancakes)!
Come join us and dance, eat and experience your way around the globe. Highlights include:
Tastes of the World - Spoil your taste buds with spicy Bulgarian meatballs, Hungarian twisters or feta fry bread. Wash it all down with some freshly squeezed sugar cane juice or some Ethiopian sweet-brewed black coffee.
The Sounds of Indonesia - Asia:NZ Foundation brings you the soft sounds of the Auckland Gamelan Orchestra playing traditional Indonesian Instruments and the amazing Wayang Shadow Puppets who will come to life through the telling of age-old Indonesian stories.
Fonda Latina! - Do you like all things Latin? Dance away to a 10-string guitar and learn the steps of the salsa and flamenco.
Loy Krathong Wishing Stream - Take a break and make a wish with Loy Krathong. Our Thai friends will help you create your own beautiful floral raft to set afloat on the wishing stream.
French Corner - Grab a French stick, don your beret and hit the French corner for a friendly game of petanque.
Get active at the sports arena - It’s back! Auckland teams will slug it out for the Ethnic Soccer Cup - the annual competition that decides Auckland’s ultimate soccer nation. Never played badminton? See why it’s popular across 150 nations and played for more than a thousand years. Our experts will be on hand to get you started.
For more information on the Auckland International Cultural Festival, visit www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/events