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Celebrate the best of British culture this Queen’s Birthday Weekend at Auckland’s spectacular waterfront spot, Queens Wharf. Panuku Development Auckland is thrilled to announce this free community event will be taking place from Saturday 4 June through to Monday 6 June - so rally together family, neighbours and friends and head to the wharf for a long weekend of activities and entertainment.

There’s something for everyone at Queens Wharf over the weekend. The Queen’s Birthday Makers’ Market will see the wharf transformed into a thriving hub of stalls and performance, where patrons can engage with arts and crafts as they are created! Stock up on specialty imported British and Scottish products and London bus signs, along with countless New Zealand treasures thanks to popular local craft, art, fashion and accessories vendors. A diverse variety of food and drink stalls will set mouths watering and keep you moving all afternoon.

Entertainment for the whole family will be on offer over the weekend, with an array of British music and dance performances bound to delight. The Waitakere Brass Band will lead you through a number of British classics, while DJs spin you through the best of British music eras all weekend long. Fun carnival fare with classic seaside carnival games and rides are taking place on the Southern apron of Queens Wharf. Plenty of British sports and games will be on offer, with a special Open Fort interactive offering. Vintage car displays will be revolving daily, with a selection of historic motor-cars that would do James Bond proud! There’s even more to be involved in - the weekend also includes a grand cake competition, and 2pm Sunday sees a very special dog show, “Scrufts” taking place.  

When it comes time to relax a little, park up to enjoy the great family films on show over the weekend. And for a sit-down and a breather from all the activity, there’s an array of refreshment options at Queens Wharf this Queen’s Birthday weekend. For the royalty of the family, try the decadent expanded High Tea offering upstairs at the Cloud, or the more relaxed bar and restaurant downstairs at the Cloud. Auckland looks great on a winter’s day - set yourself up with your favourite British beverage and make an afternoon of it.

Get ready to join in the festivities at Auckland’s Waterfront - it’s a party fit for royalty, so make Queens Wharf your holiday destination this Queen’s Birthday Weekend.

Queen’s Birthday on Queens Wharf

4 June - 6 June 2016

10am – 4pm

Free Entry

Queen’s Birthday on Queens Wharf is brought to you by Council organisation Panuku Development Auckland as part of the ongoing activation of Queens Wharf and the central city waterfront.

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