Best Fireworks displays in Auckland for Kids

The BEST Guy Fawkes and firework displays in Auckland, New Zealand in 2020

Your own Fireworks Display at your home

Guy Fawkes Day is on Thursday 5 November 2020 this year.

Fireworks are only on sale for four days from Monday 2 November to Thursday 5 November 2020  leading up to Guy Fawkes Day in New Zealand.  There are no rules about when during the year you can set fireworks off, however there are some rules about where you can watch your fireworks. It is best to light fireworks on your own property, far away from anything that could catch fire. You should also show respect to your neighbours, especially those with young children or pets.

Boy with Fireworks

Spooks & Sparks Fireworks Extravaganza 2020

The Trusts Arena, Henderson, West Auckland
Saturday 28 November 2020: 5:30pm to 11pm
Spooks & Sparks event information

Regarded as the largest and most spectacular family friendly Halloween and Fireworks Show in New Zealand, Spooks and Sparks 2020 will feature fantastic family entertainment in the lead up to darkness, followed by a thrilling Laser and Fireworks Show, all set to your favourite classic rock tracks.

Bring your blanket and cushion and take a spot on the banks of Douglas Field and enjoy the entertainment, as the countdown begins to the amazing Lasers and Fireworks Show.

The Trusts Arena carpark will be transformed into a family Fairground, with rides and attractions, a large range of food vendors catering for all tastes, and roving entertainment. With everyone encouraged to dress up in Halloween Costume, this family event has something for everyone in a fun, friendly and safe environment. 

Fireworks and Laser Show 2020

Fireworks at Christmas by the Lake

Sylvan Park Reserve, Milford, North Shore, Auckland, NZ
Saturday 28 November 2020: 5pm gates open and even ends at 9:30pm
Rain date: Sunday 29 November 2020
Christmas by the Lake event information

Bring a picnic to enjoy Christmas by the Lake presented by Harcourts Cooper & Co. The firework display starts at 9pm. Before the fireworks start enjoy the ultimate carol service, with the full Auckland Symphony Orchestra performing all your favourites and a talented 150+ pupil choir, comprising students from Milford Primary, Takapuna Primary and Westlake Girls Cantare Choir. There will be ample entertainment for the kids: face painting, a kids double lane inflatable obstacle course, and under 5’s bouncy castle.

This is a FREE event, but you need to book your free tickets to attend.

Fireworks at Christmas by the Lake

Orewa Surf Sounds Concert & Fireworks 202

Orewa Beach, Hibiscus Coast Highway, North Auckland
Saturday 28 November 2020: 5:30pm to 9:30pm
Event information

Summer concert by the beach with food trucks, kids amusements and live music. Fireworks in the evening.

Cost: FREE entry

Orewa Surf Sounds fireworks

Waikaraka Family Speedway Fireworks Spectacular

Waikaraka Family Speedway, 175 Neilson Street, Onehunga, Auckland
Saturday 21 November 2020: 7pm Gates open at 5pm
Facebook Event

The  Waikaraka Speedway Fireworks are a fun night for all the family. First enjoy watching the Stockcars, Super Saloons – Camaros, Mustangs, Corvettes, Commodore races before the fireworks display.

Western Springs Speedway 2020 grand opening and fireworks

Western Springs Stadium, Stadium Road, Western Springs, Auckland, NZ
Saturday 7 November 2020
Facebook Event

Opening Night is the first opportunity for the fans to get a good look at each competitor and their brand-new cars for the Springs Speedway season championship.  Plus there will be a fireworks display.

Why is Guy Fawkes Day celebrated in New Zealand?

Guy Fawkes Day is celebrated on 5 November each year in New Zealand, United Kingdom and in a number of other countries that were formerly a part of the British Empire, with fireworks and bonfires. Guy Fawkes Day is not a public holiday in New Zealand.

Guy Fawkes Day commerates the failure of the plot by Guy Fawkes and 11 other men to blow up the British Parliament – the “Gunpowder Plot”.  The men were caught before they could light the barrels of gunpowder. Every year since on 5 November there has been a celebration with fireworks, gunpowder and bonfires, along with a reading in the British Parliament. In New Zealand Guy Fawkes is an occasion to have fun with friends and family to enjoy fireworks.