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Play Festival is a World of Cultures event!

World of Cultures, is a 21-day multicultural festival celebrating the vibrancy of Tāmaki Makaurau and its people. Enjoy more than 70 free or low-cost activities and events across the region.​

World of Cultures starts on 21 March — coinciding with Race Relations Day and giving us the opportunity to reflect on what binds us, what makes us different and to take a united stand against racism.

To stay up to date with events and festival news, follow them on social media HERE!

Don’t miss some of the other bigger events:

  • Celebrating Cultures in Howick (25 March) offers dance, food, stalls, and workshops.

  • If you’re in New Lynn, visit Whau Cultural Celebration (25 March) for cultural performances and more.

  • Sit and weave with the Kiribati Mamas at NZ Maritime Museum’s Moana Oceania open day (25 March).

  • For a fantastic one-day, not-to-be-missed event, head to Mt Roskill War Memorial Park’s annual CultureFest(2 April). Experience colourful performances, cultural music and dance (traditional and contemporary), enlightening discussion and delicious food from Ethiopian to Indian, Thai, Malay, Chilean, Eritrean, Slovakian, Afghani, Māori, Pasifika and more. 

  • For more family fun, celebrate what unites us at FootballFest as you cheer on teams representing nations from across the globe.


For a full list of events and activities, visit their website.

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