Archived: Labour Weekend in the City Centre

Make the most of the long weekend
15 October, 2018

Auckland's city centre has plenty to offer this Labour Weekend. From a delicious Italian feast to an epic cultural festival to incredible exhibitions.

We have rounded up a selection of events and activities to help you get out there and make the most of it. We’re making sure that boredom won’t be an issue if you're staying in Auckland over the long weekend.

A Truly Bottomless Lunch
21 October, Gusto at the Grand

Get your friends together for an afternoon of never-ending Italian food and bottomless prosecco and bellinis at Gusto at the Grand. If this is not the ultimate long weekend celebration, we don't know what is.  R18. Host responsibility applies.  

19 - 21 October, various locations

The city centre will once again host this unmissable cultural festival celebrating Indian culture in all its forms. Enjoy world-class Bollywood dancing, mouthwatering street food, traditional Indian arts & crafts and so much more. 

Rydges Rooftop Summer Series
21 October, Rydges

The popular Rydges Rooftop Summer Series return for their first installment on 21 October. Enjoy an afternoon of free live music with possibly the best views in town. Make sure to book your spot as spaces are strictly limited. 

Holey Moley Golf Club
204 Quay Street

The new kid on the block, Holey Moley guarantees a fun-filled afternoon with an epic mini-gold course, lolly-themed cocktails and delicious eats. If you haven't yet checked it out, this long weekend gives you the perfect opportunity to do so. 

The Walters Prize
Ends 20 January 2019, Auckland Art Gallery

Spend an afternoon exploring outstanding recent work from top New Zealand artists. This special prize aims to make contemporary art more widely recognised as an important feature of our country's cultural life.

Nowhere! Festival
20 October, Silo Park

On Saturday 20 October, Silo Park will come to life with adventurous and avant-garde sonics brought to you by alternative music artists from all around the world. Get ready for an 8 hour marathon of unique music in the unique acoustics of the silos.