24 June marks the beginning of Matariki for 2017.
Matariki is the Māori name for the star cluster known as the Pleiades. This appears over New Zealand skies in June this year, marking the start of Māori New Year.
Bring your whanau and join your community for wonderful celebrations and festivities.
Where:Silo Park, Corner of Beaumont and Jellicoe Street, CBD, Auckland
- Admission: Free
Listed by:Fresh Concept
Celebrate Matariki, the Māori New Year, at Silo Park this year! Experience an incredible light installation by Angus Muir Design, Puna Kai by Food Space, the Mighty Matariki Markets, a UV Zone and loads more over the weekend.
Friday 5pm – 10pm
Kick off the weekend with a drink, tunes and some delicious, hot kai. Some of NZ’s finest street food vendors will be serving Puna Kai – unique dishes with a Māori twist.
Saturday 12pm – 5pm
It’s the first day of the Mighty Matariki Markets! Meander through all kinds of arts, crafts, clothing and other stalls before tucking into some street food. The tunes will be spinning throughout the afternoon thanks to the Māori HiFi DJ’s.
Sunday 12pm – 5pm
Tune your taringas into a variety of performances and enjoy your Sunday by the silos. Celebrate tikanga Māori with the whole whānau at the Mighty Matariki Markets.
The silos will be shining all weekend with the galaxy light installation and UV zone. Our street food vendors will also be serving their delicious dishes across the weekend.