Devonport’s festivals and events
Devonport hosts a fantastic range of world-class events and festivals throughout the year. It also boasts great vantage points for Auckland harbour events and the city’s New Year’s Eve fireworks displays.
Sports enthusiasts enjoy competing in the Devonport half marathon and Devonport is the starting point for the Auckland marathon. Littlies love the Santa Parade and the monthly Devonport Craft Market is popular with locals and visitors.
Mizuno Devonport Half Marathon – September
A scenic run or walk around beautiful Devonport – choose 5 distances 21 km, 15 km, 10 km, 5 km, 2 km.
The Coastal Classic Yacht Race – October
New Zealand’s premier fleet yacht race from Devonport Wharf to Russell Wharf in the Bay of Islands – has been held annually on Labour weekend since 1982.
Auckland Marathon – October
It’s an early start in picturesque Devonport for runners in the Auckland marathon – held annually in October.
NZ Sculpture on Shore – November
A stunning collection of sculptures on show at Fort Takapuna – exhibition is held alternate years and supports NZ Women’s Refuges. NZ Sculpture on Shore celebrated its 10th biennial exhibition in 2014. Next event November 2020.