Archived: What's On in July: Your Entertainment Guide

Exhibitions, foodie events, festivals and so much more
27 June, 2018

This July, make the most of the numerous exhibitions, foodie events, festivals, family-friendly activities and more taking place in the city centre.

Body World Vital
Ends 13 July, 147 Quay Street

The incredible Body Worlds Vital exhibition showcasing the intricate workings of the human body, through an authentic, visual display of over 150 donated specimens is coming to an end this month. Don't miss out on experiencing about the complexity, resilience and vulnerability of the human body in a powerful way. 

Manifesto by Julian Rosefeldt
Ends 15 July, Auckland Art Gallery

Another highly-acclaimed exhibition that is coming to a close in July is Manifesto by Julian Rosefeldt at Auckland Art Gallery. Featuring Hollywood icon Cate Blanchett, this film installation pays homage to the tradition of artist manifestos, exploring declarations from different time periods and art movements, and ultimately questions the role of the artist in society today. 

SKYCITY Snowglobe
1 - 31 July, Federal Street

Proudly brought to you by Huawei P20 Pro, the seven metre walk-in snowglobe invites you to step inside an enchanted world complete with trees, park benches and a snow machine.  At the weekend, the globe will come to life with live entertainment, including ballerinas, classical music and ice sculptures.

World Press Photo Exhibition
Ends 29 July, Smith & Caughey's Building (level 6)

Discover the very best of global photo journalism at the World Press Photo Exhibition at Smith and Caughey's. The stunning works of diplay showcase the incredible talents of press photographers who show great skill and creativity in capturing an event or issue of great journalistic importance from the past year. 

New Zealand International Film Festival
19 July - 5 August

The New Zealand International Film Festival will mark its 50th anniversary with an exciting programme of over 150 films, including the one from half a century of NZIFF screenings and thirty films direct from the Cannes Film Festival. Not sure what to choose? Check out our Top Picks for the Film Festival.

Matariki on the Waterfront
20 - 22 July, Silo Park

Join friends and whānau to celebrate Matariki on the Waterfront. Experience and enjoy music, workshops, games, kai and much more.

Williams x Samwill Brewers Dinner
20 July, Williams Eatery

Wynyard Quarter's Williams Eatery are putting on an unmissable beer matched dinner this July. The kitchen will focus on robust flavours and texture that will match perfectly with the beers. Playful techniques and passion for food brings a modern style of cooking to the plate. 

Aotea Square Ice Rink, Ice Slide and Ice Bar
Ends 22 July

Skate or slide against the backdrop of downtown Auckland and experience the magic of winter at Aotea Square. For the first time, an all-new Ice Bar is open as a little haven to escape from the cold.

InMotion Matariki
27 July, Silo Park

InMotion Matariki is an inclusive, illuminated, all-wheels parade along Auckland’s waterfront. Touch Compass, New Zealand’s leading inclusive performance art company, invites Aucklanders and their families to decorate their bicycles and wheelchairs and enjoy fun and informative performances as they meander along the waterfront.

Candyland - a Big Brunch for Experiences Brunchers
21 July, The Lula Inn

Auckland’s biggest weekend brunch occasion, The Lula Inn’s Bottomless Brunch, is back with its second Big Bottomless celebration for 2018. The tables will be cleared to make way for a daytime dancefloor, as Candyland takes over Lula's garden oasis so you and your mates can enjoy two hours of bottomless mocktails, mimosas, prosecco and bloody mary’s and bottomless brunch grazing tables.