The BEST Guy Fawkes and firework displays in Auckland, New Zealand in 2019
What is Guy Fawkes Day and why is it celebrated?
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.
2019 Guy Fawkes and Fireworks Events in Auckland
Your own Fireworks Display at your home
Fireworks are only on sale for three days from Saturday 2 to Monday 4 November 2019 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.
Monster Fireworks Display
Kumeu Showgrounds, Kumeu, Northwest Auckland
Friday 18 October 2019: 5:00pm onwards
The annual 2019 Monster Fireworks Display promises to be yet another fantastic family night of spectacular fireworks. The display has become a wonderful community event for all ages. So don’t miss out on a fabulous night of entertainment, rides, family fun and the best fireworks display in West Auckland.
Western Springs Speedway 2019 opening night and Guy Fawkes
Western Springs Stadium, Stadium Road, Western Springs, Auckland, NZ
Saturday 2 November 2019: 4:pm onwards
Rain date is Sunday 3rd November
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. The Guy Fawkes display is set to unleash at 10:30pm sharp, this season watch New Zealand’s best pyro company light the fuse to launch this incredible display.
Cost: One Child 14 years and under gains free entry with one paying Adult
Spooks & Sparks Fireworks Extravaganza 2019
Regarded as the largest and most spectacular family friendly Halloween and Fireworks Show in New Zealand, Spooks and Sparks 2019 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 25 minute 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, all for the price of a bag of fireworks.
Waiuku Blast to the Past
Waiuku Rugby Park, Waiuku, South Auckland
Saturday 9 November 2019
Rain date: Sunday 10 November 2019
Waiuku’s Blast to the Past 2019 is promising to be another gigantic display! From 6pm, family entertainment with live music, carnival fun for the kids and a fantastic craft and food market with lots of yummy treats, followed by a spectacular professional fireworks display at approx 8.30pm.
Cost: Gold Coin Entry per person
Orewa Surf Sounds
Orewa Beach, Hibiscus Coast Highway, North Auckland
Saturday 23 November 2019: 5:30pm to 9pm
Rain date: Sunday 10 November 2019
Summer concert by the beach with food trucks, kids amusements and live music. Fireworks in the evening.
Cost: FREE entry
Coca Cola Christmas in the Park
Auckland Domain, Central Auckland
Sunday 14 December 2019: 7:30pm to 10:30pm
25th celebration of New Zealand’s biggest multi-cultural showcase of talented singers, dancers and musicians and FREE outdoor Christmas party! The country’s top singers, dancers and musicians will ignite the big stage in Auckland performing your all-time Christmas favourites and hottest hits!
Once again Coca-Cola New Zealand and Coca-Cola Christmas in the Park are getting behind Youthline – developing and supporting young people across New Zealand.
Cost: FREE event