We’ve got Bluff Oysters for the ASB Auckland Seafood Festival! We’ve secured even more than last year, but these delectable treats from the deep are a hot commodity, especially when paired with a wedge of lemon and a glass of Champagne Bollinger – don’t miss out!
Our Festival celebrates seafood and our beautiful city, Auckland over its Anniversary Weekend. Over the long weekend, the city really comes to life; so while you’re out enjoying New Zealand's best seafood, check out a few other things happening in the heart of the city. For instance, the Auckland International Busker’s Festival, the City Farmer’s Market, the Ports of Auckland Anniversary Day Regatta, the Ports of Auckland Seaport, the Voyager New Zealand Maritime Museum, the Auckland Anniversary Showcase at the Classic Comedy Club, the Silo Markets, and of course St Jerome Laneway Festival.
If you fancy yourself a bit of an explorer, make sure you check out our new Festival feature, ‘Taste of the World’. We’ve got a huge array of stalls with incredible seafood dishes from all around the world. From Mexico to Italy to Japan to Malaysia; there’s international flavours to tantalise even the most adventurous tastebuds. Plus, get your passport stamped at as many vendors as you can and go in the draw to win a 2hr America’s Cup Sailing Experience, valued at $640, care of our friends from Explore NZ.
We promised more of our ambassadors this Festival and we weren’t lying – in fact, we started early! Brett McGregor has been working hard cooking up some recipes to share with our Facebook followers. We released the first yesterday and there are more delicious dishes to follow. So check out our Facebook page here and you too can learn to cook like a Masterchef!
Tickets to the ASB Auckland Seafood Festival are on sale now! For the first time ever, the first 5,000 GA tickets purchased will receive a book of vouchers when they enter the Festival to redeem at the event as well as out and about in Auckland! The goodies in this booklet range from a free Festival dish to a discounted Laneway Festival ticket!
As always tickets are $20 and all profits made are given to charity, so celebrating Auckland Anniversary Weekend dining on delights from the deep won't just satisfy your stomach, but will leave your conscience content too.
There’s change in the air and it smells wonderful. With the 2014 Festival on the horizon, we are very pleased to announce that ASB has signed on as the new naming rights sponsor of the Auckland Seafood Festival. With a new office near our venue in the heart of the city and a history of working with the Auckland community, ASB is the perfect fit. As always, any profits made are returned to the community. Since 2006, the Festival has donated over $400,000 to various charities. Together with ASB we can’t wait to add to that total.
Tickets are on sale now! Once again gate sales will be available on the day, but numbers are limited so we recommend getting your tickets in advance.
VIP EXPERIENCE: $109
Tickets are valid for one of the three days of the Festival, you must specify which day of the Festival you will be attending when you purchase your ticket, so make sure you check your diary before you buy! For more information about the VIP Experience, check out the Programme section.
KIDS GONE FISHIN’: $0
While Kids Gone Fishin' is a free event, each child attending must get a ticket. Numbers are limited, so you must specify which day you will be attending, just follow the link on the right and secure your kids a spot! (Adults do not need tickets.) For more information about Kids Gone Fishin’, check out the Programme section.