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What’s on: Events to get you through until the end of March

Daylight savings ends on April 7, so make the most of the autumnal evenings while you still can by filling your calendar with events happening nationwide.

Whatever you’re into or whatever your budget, there’s something for everyone. So get involved with all the local entertainment on offer.


Silo Park Cinemas

22-29 March 2019, Auckland

Grab a blanket, wrap up warm and pack a picnic for the ultimate (and did we mention, free) date night. Silo Park Cinemas take it back to the drive-in days and invite punters to snuggle up under the stars and watch a movie in the outdoor air.

Plus, with food markets buzzing with endless options we’re sure you won’t go hungry either. Get your girls, significant other or family together to enjoy the entertainment before it ends.

Find out more here.


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Princes Wharf Oyster Festival

1-31 March 2019, Auckland

Whether you fancy yourself an oyster fanatic or a beginner to the game, this festival has a come one, come all approach.

For the finest in seafood and a range of activities, including trying your hand at oyster shucking, free tastings and masterclasses, make the most of the event that only comes around once a year.

Find out more here.


CubaDupa

30-31 March 2019, Wellington

It’s Wellington but not as you know it, because the streets of the capital are transformed into sights and sounds of CubaDupa. With weekend-long entertainment drawing international acts from all over the globe, don’t expect to sit around and be bored at this event.

Expect street parades, opera, performances, live bands, DJs, a food festival… oh, and don’t get us started on the fashion stalls!

Find out more here.


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Diner en Blanc 

24 March 2019, Auckland

The secret event that is a global tradition brings food, frolics and good company together and after being celebrated all over the world recently, it’s finally Auckland’s turn.

With a strictly all-white dress code, attendees will meet for a mass chic picnic; the only catch is not knowing where the event will be until the very last minute.

Find out more here.


Wanaka Harvest Lunch

31 March 2019, Wanaka

If this isn’t what a supper should look like, we’re unsure what is. The lunch will be cooked by some of Wanaka’s top chefs who will transform food donations made by the locals into a multi-course lunch.

At the event you don’t just get a meal – local food champions will be speaking at the event on how, why and what we eat is more important than ever.

Find tickets here.


Words: Maxine Fourie
Photos: Getty Images

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