Auckland Pasifika Festival Postponed to April with new Venue Announced

The iconic Auckland  Pasifika Festival that has been running for almost 30 years has been postponed following the Government’s announcement yesterday that Auckland will remain in Alert Level 2 until at least Friday 12 March.

The festival, which was set to take place  on 13-14 March at Western Springs Park, will now be held on 10-11 April at Mt Smart Stadium.

Auckland Mayor Phil Goff says he’s pleased the festival can go ahead.

“Pasifika is a much-loved festival and an important celebration of Auckland’s vibrant Pacific cultures,” he says.

Auckland Unlimited Head of Major Events Richard Clarke says, “Pasifika Festival is a hugely popular celebration of our region’s Pacific communities, and we are determined to give ourselves every opportunity to deliver a great and safe event this year.

“We haven’t been able to hold Pasifika since 2018, so moving the event dates will give us the best chance of Auckland being able to enjoy another fantastic festival,” Clarke says.

 Image credit: Rick Rowland, CC BY 2.0