Posted by Paddy Thornton on
The party is not all over......
Now that the whole world knows that Auckland is again the home of the America's Cup, and the team plus the Auld Mug are back, it’s time to come and check out the City of Sails (and Foils) and get to know the Auckland city and its attractions. While the Cup parties and victory activities are winding down other parties and events are lining up - theatre, sport, fashion, festivals – here are a few happening over the next three months.
Matilda The Musical - 18 August to 17 September 2017
Get ready for plenty of spectacle and magic with the arrival of Matilda The Musical at The Civic in August.
Roald Dahl’s story of an extraordinary girl armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind who dares to take on the terrifying forces of the dreaded Trunchbull and save her school.
The winner of over 70 international awards, including 15 for Best Musical, this Royal Shakespeare Company production is currently playing to sell-out houses across Australia with standing ovations at every performance.
New Zealand Fashion Week -- 28 August to 3 September 2017
New Zealand Fashion Weekend, opening 1 September is the public’s chance to experience the energy and glamour of the biggest week on the fashion calendar. Filled with in-season runway shows, seminars, a beauty hub, discounted designer shopping and a mix of bars throughout the venue, New Zealand Fashion Weekend is the hottest ticket in town this September.
Offering a multifaceted approach, Fashion Week is trade-focused where options for individual or group shows with a captive audience of media, buyers and influencers are virtually endless. However, extending its reach on behalf of designers and fashionable brands, NZFW turns its sights to the style-savvy public from Friday onward, transforming into the much-anticipated consumer-driven New Zealand Fashion Weekend that includes in-season collection shows, the Designer Pop-Up Sale, Beauty Hub and much more.
Auckland On Water Boat Show -- 28 September to 1 October 2017
The September date for New Zealand’s largest on water boat show is timed to fit in when many people are getting ready for another great summer of boating and water activities. Whether you’re into powerboats, sailing, kayaks or jetskis, or whether you’re refitting your existing vessel or looking for a new one, you’ll find plenty of expert advice, and relevant marine products and services at the Auckland On Water Boat Show.
Now something really special for golf addicts...
MCKAYSON New Zealand Women's Open -- 28 September to 1 October 2017
On September 28, Michael Goldstein will be the guy you'll see on the opening day at the New Zealand Open Women's Golf Tournament either chewing his finger nails, or wearing the broadest of grins. Goldstein is managing director of The Clubhouse, the company charged with making a success of the country's first entry to the Ladies Professional Golf Association tour, to be staged at Windross Farm in South Auckland, the old Manukau Golf Club near Ardmore airport. He's also trying to help get New Zealand back on the World Rally Championship circuit after a five-year hiatus.
Finally, for the energetic
The Auckland Marathon -- 29 October 2017
Run, jog, walk, - fulll, half, quarter, or come along and support your friends and family;
With all this going on you will need to book your Auckland accommodation early - it gets very full these days!