With a packed schedule of performances and stalls representing 11 nations across eight villages, Pasifika is a free and family-friendly event.
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An annual staple of Auckland's events calendar, Pasifika is always a great weekend out. Fun, free and family-friendly, you can pop along for a couple of hours or stick around to soak up the full weekend's schedule.
Saturday & Sunday 18-19 March
9am – 6pm | 10am – 4pm
Western Springs Park
Getting there: The Auckland Transport Journey Planner shows you public transport options from wherever your are in Auckland
Find the full programme of events across the weekend at aucklandnz.com/pasifika/festival