Vibe out this weekend at Laneway Festival. Photo / Nick Reed

Laneway Festival (Obviously) & Other Fun Things To Do This Weekend

Here's the scoop on how to celebrate Auckland Anniversary weekend

Ice Cream Sundae Market at Silo Park
Swing along to Silo Park’s Ice Cream Sundae Market for a scoop (or two) of sorbet, dairy-free soft serve or a waffle cone. With the waterfront lapping nearby, it will be almost like you're back on holiday. Sunday January 26, 12-5pm. Corner Beaumont and Jellicoe St, Wynyard Quarter

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Laneway Festival at Albert Park
The ultimate back to work incentive finally descends onto Albert Park this long weekend. Laneway Festival returns for our annual fix of sun, music, food, and friends, and the line-up is a cracker. There are plenty of pop beats from The 1975 and Charli XCX, along with Aussie rockers King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, The Chats and songwriter Julia Jacklin on the line-up. Local talent includes Benee and hip-hop newcomers eleven7four. Monday, January 27. 33-43 Princes St, CBD

Brazilian Day Festival at Rocket Park
Liven up your weekend courtesy of this weekend's free Brazilian Day Festival. Enjoy a colourful program of live dancers, samba workshops, Zumba, traditional food stalls, a bustling market, and more on offer. There's also traditional art displays at the free event including music genre forró, and a style of capoeira, the unique Afro-Brazilian martial art. Saturday, January 25, from 11am. Councillors Drive, Mt Albert

Queens Wharf Summer Market 
If you prefer your shopping to be more al fresco, this three-day market on Queens Wharf has you covered. There's everything under the sun to shop for under from art, jewellery, clothing, skincare and a leafy array of indoor and outdoor plants. Find coffee and food trucks on site. Saturday January 25 - Monday January 27, from 10am-4pmQueens Wharf

Celebrate Chinese New Year at Federal St this weekend. Photo / Supplied

Chinese New Year Federal Street Festival
Chinese New Year festivities are kicking weekend long on Federal Street to welcome in the Year of the Rat. Head along on Friday and Sunday (6pm-8pm) for entertainment in the Plaza underneath the Sky Tower with lion dancers, dragon dancers, a Chinese acrobatic show, and calligraphy and balloon artists. Auckland night markets and market stalls will be running most of Saturday (2pm-8pm) including a leaping descent from the God of Fortune (by SkyJump) from the Sky Tower, followed by a traditional Eye Spot ceremony and firecrackers. Friday January 24 - Sunday January 26. Federal St, Auckland CBD 
 

Hare Krishna Food Festival
Feast on delicious vegetarian and vegan food courtesy of the Hare Krishna community. The annual festival in Kumeu runs alongside the Holi – Festival of Colours (at the same location). Saturday, January 25, 12pm-7pm. 1229 Coatesville-Riverhead Hwy, Kumeu

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