At the cold winter weather hits New Zealand, there is nothing better than finding an event on the calendar to look forward to. August is a month packed full of events throughout the country – from international music stars to local beer festivals, August is a great month to get out and about and there is nothing better than having a few events locked into your calendar for something to look forward to.

With events taking place all across New Zealand in August, we’ve put together a list of the best 6 events in August in New Zealand for you to enjoy!

1. BEERVANA 2022


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According to the Beervana website, “Beervana is a mind-bending, palate expanding Beer wonderland. From outrageous brewery displays to the best culinary bites, from exciting live music to weird street performances, there’s something new to discover around every corner and Sky Stadium is one big corner!”

All we know is that Beervana is one of New Zealand’s most beloved beer festivals and this year, it is returning for its 21st iteration on 19-20 August.

Beervana is a true celebration of craft beer here in New Zealand and this year promises to be bigger and better than ever. With more local, regional, national and international brewers than ever before, it’s the perfect chance to sample some of the best beers on offer here in New Zealand.

Event: Beervana 2022

When: 19-20 August 2022

Where: Sky Stadium, Wellington



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The Bay of Islands Jazz and Blues Festival features good music and friendship in the stunning setting of the Bay of Islands of New Zealand – one of the top tourist spots of the country. Each year the festival features more than 40 acts performing at multiple venues. Street music in Paihia and Russell also gives you a chance to enjoy the music as you dine at a nearby café or join in some dancing.

The annual festival is a great opportunity to head up and explore this beautiful part of New Zealand as well as listen to some of the best jazz and blues musicians in the country. The festival is held in multiple venues throughout the Bay of Islands over the weekend of 12-14 August and there are a number of supporting hotels and motels in the area.

Event: Bay of Islands Jazz & Blues Festival 2022

When: 12-14 August 2022

Where: Bay of Islands – multiple locations


Grammy & Emmy Award-winning comedian, actor, director, writer and producer, Chris Rock, has announced his highly anticipated return to New Zealand with his Ego Death World Tour 2022, which will be Rock’s first world tour in 5 years.

Lauded by peers and critics alike, Chris Rock is one of our generation’s strongest comedic voices. He’s quite simply in a class of his own, and as a packed Spark Arena audience will testify from his 2017 show – nothing beats witnessing his genius unfolding in real-time, in a live arena.

With a career spanning more than 3 decades, Rock has enjoyed ongoing success in both film and television as a comedian, actor, writer, producer and director.

Event: Chris Rock Ego Death Tour

When: 7 August 2022

Where: Spark Arena, Auckland



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New Zealand, get ready to Wiggle! The Wiggles are bringing their brand-new Big Show Tour across the Tasman to the North and South Islands this August!

The world’s most popular children’s entertainment group, The Wiggles will be travelling to Hamilton, Auckland, New Plymouth, Palmerston North, Wellington, Christchurch, Dunedin and Invercargill to perform their biggest show yet!

Anthony, Tsehay, Lachy and Simon can’t wait to sing, dance and play music for their fans, and they will be bringing along all of their Wiggly friends too!

Captain Feathersword, Dorothy the Dinosaur, Wags the Dog, Henry the Octopus, Shirley Shawn the Unicorn are all coming along for the fun, PLUS The Wiggles are excited to introduce Caterina Wiggle and John Wiggle from the Fruit Salad TV series to their NZ fans!

Event: The Wiggles Big Show Tour 2022

When: 20-29 August 2022

Where: Hamilton, Auckland, New Plymouth, Palmerston North, Wellington, Christchurch, Dunedin, and Invercargill



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New Zealand’s largest green living and sustainable lifestyle show comes to Christchurch and Hawke’s Bay this August for all those interested in doing their bit to help the planet (which should be everyone!).

The show is incredibly wide-ranging with a diverse array of products on offer and ideas to be shared. From home building and household products to food and beverages, supplements, pet products, gardening products and more – they’ve pretty much got everything covered.

The show will also be in Wellington, Auckland and Tauranga in November.

Event: Go Green Expo 2022

When: 6-7 August and 20-21 August

Where: Christchurch and Hawke’s Bay



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Winter Pride is the largest winter pride festival in the Southern Hemisphere – a festival in a small town with a bold heart, celebrating love, community, diversity, visibility, safety, and inclusion. It is a festival that encourages locals and visitors alike to come together and celebrate their diversity.

The annual week of festivities includes a huge variety of both on and off mountain events ensuring there is something for everyone. The shows and creative events at the festival serve a healthy dose of culture, and the community series gives back to local youth and charities.

This is an amazing festival and one of the highlights on the New Zealand events calendar. GO Rentals has been a proud sponsor of Winter Pride for the past four years and we are delighted to be involved once again in helping to bring this wonderful festival to New Zealanders and visitors from overseas.

Event: Winer Pride New Zealand

When: 26 August to 4 September 2022

Where: Queenstown


As you can see, there are some great events taking place in August right across New Zealand no matter where your adventures happen to take you. They’re a great way of meeting people and doing some great things too so put them in your calendar now!

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