Activities in the Square
Aotearoa NZ

Activities in the Square

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Aotea Square is where it’s happening at the Festival, with free activities for all ages.

Enjoy free live music and family-friendly fun in our vibrant Festival Garden. 

Mark the opening of AAF2021 with us; create your own Aroha Art piece to contribute to our collaborative installation; enjoy workshops and performances on our Children's Day* and Community Day; listen to music from Tigilau Ness and friends; enjoy our Digital Art programme on the big screen; and boogie down to Betty-Anne Monga and Friends on closing night.

Lots to see, make, do and eat!


Tigilau Ness and Friends Concert
Unity Pacific – Aotearoa New Zealand Roots Reggae
Join Tigilau Ness and Friends in Concert at 6.30pm for free at the Festival Garden, Aotea Square on Sat 13 March, ahead of Che-Fu & The Kratez: Return of the Navigator.
Join the Facebook event for Tigilau Ness and Friends Concert

Community Day
Join us from 11.00am-3.00pm at the Festival Garden, Aotea Square on Sun 14 March for free activities and entertainment for the whole whānau; including Japanese Taiko Drumming, Department of Conservation CITES showcase, Sounds of India, Te Mana (Pacific Dance), Hēmi Kelly Storytelling, a Zero Waste Workshop with Kirsty Lorson and more!

Marae ātea area
• Waka Tangata
• Aroha Arts project with artist Louise Keen

Aotea Square Stage
Haere Mai Taiko 
• Peruvian Dances 
• Te Mana 
• Sounds of India 
• Lauren Kate (Youth Arts New Zealand)

Festival Garden
Department of Conservation: CITES

Festival DJ Booth
Hemi Kelly storytelling
• Zero Waste Workshop with Kristy Lorson

Join the Facebook event for Community Day

*Please note that due to Auckland being in COVID Alert Level 2, Children’s Day activities on 7 March are cancelled.



March 2021

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Auckland CBD

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