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Auckland Seafood Festival

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If you are a big fan of seafood, live music, beer gardens and you are in Auckland towards the end of January then look no further as we can recommend the perfect event for you, The Auckland Seafood Festival.

Every year on Auckland’s anniversary weekend, Halsey Wharf in the Wynyard Quarter (downtown Auckland) is taken over by stall upon stall of delicious, mouth watering, fresh New Zealand seafood! (Auckland Anniversary Day is a public holiday which usually falls on the Monday closest to 29th January).

Local celebrity chefs and seafood experts are on hand to answer any questions you might have about seafood you may never have heard of before, or you might just want to ask what on earth to do with a ‘pipi’. There are also live cooking demonstrations over this 3 day seafood extravaganza!

To make it even better why not enjoy a cold beer or wine to accompany your seafood in the Monteiths Beer Garden. Still not enough for you? Then you can also enjoy some live music from Kiwi acts. And what could be a more perfect setting than Halsey Wharf with a beautiful backdrop of the Waitemata Harbour. With Auckland Anniversary Day being at the end of January you’re almost guaranteed a sunny day as it’s right in the middle of summer!

The Auckland Seafood Festival gets bigger and better each year, so if you enjoy your scampi and scallops, oysters and mussels, crayfish and whitebait along with some nice New Zealand beers or wines and some local kiwi music, then get yourself there and see what The Auckland Seafood Festival has to offer this year.

Auckland Seafood Festival 2018

If this has your mouth watering and your interest is piqued then be sure to book your tickets! Details have not yet been released for 2018 but we’ll update this article as soon as we can.

**As far as we’re aware this festival is not happening in 2018, we haven’t been able to get hold of anyone, the official website no longer exists and the official facebook page has also not been updated since February last year. We’re very sorry we can’t provide you with further information at this time.**


11 thoughts on “Auckland Seafood Festival

    1. Hi Lynette, I don’t know whether this is going ahead. It was cancelled in 2017, but we’ve heard nothing about 2018. It appears it may not be on this year

    1. Hi Penny, We haven’t seen details about this for 2018 yet and there has been nothing to say it was cancelled for 2018. Sorry about that.

  1. Hi there, Sanford Ltd on Jellicoe St Auckland (Seafood suppliers) has taken over the contract from the previous organisers for the Auckland seafood festival hence the reason why we didn’t have a seafood festival in 2017… I phoned Sanford Ltd to query the 2018 seafood festival. Well seafood lover’s sorry to disappoint you???? It’s been​ canned. So the build up to bigger and better next year (2018) well my bubbles been popped on that one​…..gutted???😥😥😥😥😥

  2. Such a shame there is no info on what’s happening with this festival! It’s unfair to say it’s happening then string people along, just get into contact with someone from the ‘festival’ and put out a statement saying it’s not happening! Ridiculous in Auckland Nz we don’t have a seafood festival in summer!

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