The best of what's on this weekend
Guising at Halloween Halloween Event
Howick Historical Village, Bells Road, Howick
Saturday 27 October 2018: 7:30pm to 10:00pm
Howick Historical Village
Disguise yourself in fancy dress and go door to door for a Trick or a Treat if your dare! Howick Historical Village offer a safe environment, away from the busy streets, with nearly 20 cottages to visit. An experience like non other, in an 1850's setting. It's a unique family Halloween experience with costumed characters, food, drinks and entertainment.
Tickets: Children $16; Adults $24.50; Family (2 adults and 2 children) $63
Dairy Flat School 75th Agricultural Day
Dairy Flat School, Dairy Flat, Auckland
Saturday 27 0ctober 2018: 8:30am to 2:00pm
Dairy Flat School
Takapuna Kids Market
Takapuna Methodist Church, 429 Lake Road, Takapuna, Auckland
Saturday 27 October 2018: 9:30am to 1:00pm
Takapuna Kids Market
Preloved & new stalls plus food trucks and face painting.. Great morning out for the whole family!
ASB Showgrounds, 217 Green Lane West, Greenlane, Auckland
Saturday 27 October 2018: Noon to 10:00pm
Familia and children time Noon to 6pm
The biggest Mexican festival in New Zealand! Delicious Mexican food (including traditional drinks), Mariachi, Mexican folk dance, arts & crafts for children and adults, make-up artists, contests, Mexican food master class, incredible Amigos Time Fiesta, workshops and much, much more…Arriba arriba! Andale andale!
During Familia Time you can enjoy workshops for children, all Mexfestival food and art & crafts vendors, all day time performances and Interactive Theater
Gate Prices: Adult- Family Time $22 (12 - 6 pm); Child $10 (5-12 years old); 1 Adult- Amigos Time $15 (6 to 10 pm)
Okura Hall Spring Markets and Family day
81 Okura River Road, Okura
27 October 2018: 10:00am to 3:00pm
Family fun day with kids activities, Art and Craft stalls, Carboot Sales and food stands. Stall holders please contact us directly.
Cost: FREE entry
Dark Rides at Rainbow's End Halloween event
Rainbow's End, 2 Clist Crescent, Manukau, Auckland
Saturday 27 October 2018: 6:00pm to 11:00pm
Bring your friends and enjoy a night of frightful fun. Journey through the spine tingling Manic Manor, meet our creatures of the night and have a screaming good time on the rides! Plus Prestige Dance Crew, 3 Ring Riot and the JGeeks will be on Centre Stage on the Dark Ride nights.
Dark Rides Superpass - $45 per person
Kidz Kingdom pass until 9pm - $22
Sandringham Street Festival
Sandringham Village, 597 Sandringham Road, Auckland
Saturday 27 October 2018: 9:00am to 4:00pm
Sandringham Street Festival with: Live Music, International Food, Street Food / Stalls, International Cuisine, Authentic Ethnic Food, Capital of NZ's Indian Food Scene. Kids Entertainment, Live performers/entertainers. Family Lunch Area and Picnic Tables & Seating.
Cost: FREE entry
Saturday and Sunday events
Taiwan Day 2018
Aotea Square, Queen Street, Auckland
Saturday 27 October 2018: 10:00am to 8:00pm
Sunday 28 October 2018: 10:00am to 6:00pm
紐西蘭台灣日 New Zealand Taiwan Day
New Zealand Taiwan Day 2018 will include Multicultural performance, Taiwanese arts, music, dance, delicious cuisine and indigenous Taiwanese cultural displays. Lottery Raffle (Hundreds of great prizes to be won, including air travel)
Cost: Free Admission
Secret World of Butterflies
Sainsbury Horricks Gallery, Auckland Museum
Saturday 27 October 2018 onwards
Immerse yourself in a kaleidoscope of colours and patterns as new exhibition Secret World of Butterflies takes flight. View thousands of butterflies from the Shannon Collection, on display for the first time. Be amazed by these stunning insects in this family-friendly exhibition that reveals unbelievable butterfly facts and is packed full of interactive activities. Zoom in on nature’s designs or create your own butterfly and unleash it into a magical digital garden.
Cost: FREE for Aucklanders
Festival Italiano 2018
Osborne Street, Kent Street, Rialto Centre, Newmarket
Sunday 28 October 2018 onwards
New Zealand's largest Italian Festival. cCelebrate Italian culture, music, food, design and everything that il Bel Paese can offer in Aotearoa. The whole area will become pedestrian-only, hosting al fresco restaurants and eating areas, an Italian market with over 40 stalls, live music and entertainment, spot prizes, a kids pavilion, and lots of surprises!
Cost: Free entry