Auckland Night Markets are now in seven different locations across Auckland, along with one market in Hamilton. Starting in Pakuranga in 2010, the Night Markets have steadily expanded and become a regular event in the local entertainment calendar. The markets are growing in popularity due to their appeal to all age groups. The markets are free, but make sure you bring a lot of spending money, as there is plenty of food, fashion, toys and lots of interesting sights and smells to tempt the senses!
It’s a great night out for the family, and the undercover location means it’s an all-weather event. The kids can experience food from other cultures, hear live music and watch performances. Buskers, magicians and dance troupes provide additional entertainment at some events.
Food is the big component, where you can sample cuisine from dozens of different cultures. There are of course the ethnic favourites like Thai and Chinese, and for those looking for something different there are some rare delicacies on offer from most regions of the world. But we won’t spoil the surprise!
The Hamilton Night Market is an expansion of the Auckland Night Markets concept which is going extremely well. There are now markets running from Tuesday to Sunday across Auckland so it was only a matter of time before the fun spread down to Hamilton. The concept involves strict food licencing through local councils, so each food stall is fully licenced, meaning hygiene and safe food is assured.
The atmosphere is alive with hundreds of people all meeting together to share food and family fun. Whether you are there to meet friends or with the family, it’s a great night out. The night markets are on rain or shine and EFTPOS is available on site, so bring the family, bring your friends and bring your appetite for fun and food!
Here is a video showcasing some of the delights: