Indian and Indian subcontinental Events, Festivals and Celebrations in New Zealand during year 2020.

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Due to lock down, many events were postponed or cancelled or moved to virtual event.

January 2020

6th Jan: Shakotsav, 6th Jan 5pm onwards Bhajan Kirtan, discourse on bhagvatji, Aarti and maha prasad (feast) at ISSO Swami Narayan Mandir, 10-12 Wentworth Avenue, Papatoetoe, Auckland 2025

11th Jan: Lohri Mela – Auckland, 11th Jan, 2pm to 10pm at Barry Curtis Park, 163 Chapel Road, Flat Bush Auckland 2016 Free entry, Free parking. Food stalls, other commercial stalls, Kids Amusement Rides, Stage Performances, Gidha, Bhangra, DJ & Bonfire. Organized by Maa Durga Temple 4/3 Onslow Ave Manuaku, Auckland 2125.

11th Jan: Lohri Mela – Christchurch, 11th Jan, 5pm to 9pm at Loncoln Event Center, 15 Meijer Drive, Lincoln Christchurch. Ticket $10, kids under 12 are free. Alcohol free family event. Bhangra, Gidha, Live DJ, Dhol, Boliyan, Live folk instruments, Punjabi authentic food.

11th Jan: MTS Pongal Vizha, 11th Jan 6pm to 8.30pm at Mt Albert War Memorial Hall, Corner Wairere Avenue and New North Road, Mount Albert, Auckland 1024. Free admission with RSVP. Organized by Muthtamil Sangam Auckland

11th Jan: Girls Second Lohri, 11th Jan 5pm to 8pm at 733 Great South Road Papatoetoe Auckland. Limited entry, Live DJ, Dinner and gifts. Registration required.

12th Jan: Makar Sankranti Indian Kite Festival, 12th Jan, 11am to 6.30pm (Rain date 19th Jan), at Eastdale Reserve, Avondale, Auckland. Kite flying, stage performances, fun, picnic and kite flying. Free entry. Organized by Vaishnav Parivar Auckland

17th Jan: Kite Day – Fort Takapuna reserve, 17th Jan 10am to 12noon, at Fort Takapuna Vauxhall Rd, Narrow Neck, New Zealand 0624.

18th Jan: Chinese New Year Festival & Market day, 18th Jan, 9.30 am to 4pm at Halls 3 & 4, ASB Show grounds, 217 Greenland Road West, Auckland. Organized by Auckland Chinese Community Centre Inc.

18th Jan: Pongal Competition, 18th Jan 9am to 12.30pm at Mt Eden War Memorial Hall, 487 Dominion Road, Balmoral, Auckland 1024. Rangoli (Kola), cookery, Poetry, coloring, oratorical competitions and more. Organized by Auckland Tamil Association

18th Jan: Thai Pongal Pooja, 18th Jan 10am to 1pm at Harvard Community Lounge, 24 Henry Wigram Drive, Christchurch 8042. Organized by Sri Ganesh Temple Christchurch.

24th to 27th Jan; Auckland Folk Festival, 24th Jan 6pm to 11.55pm, 25th to 27th Jan 9am to mid night, at Kumeu Show Grounds, Access Road, Kumeu, Auckland. Buy Tickets

24th Jan: BLACKCAPS v India: First Twenty20 International, 24th Jan, 8pm onwards at Eden Park Auckland (India tour of New Zealand 2019-20 – Twenty20 International) Tickets

25th Jan: Hare Krishna Food Festival 2020, 25th Jan 4pm to 8pm at ISKCON Temple 1229 Coatesville-Riverhead Highway, Auckland 0892.

25th Jan: Deep South Kite day 2020, 25th Jan 11am to 3pm, at New Brighton Beach, Marine Parade, New Brighton, Christchurch.

26th Jan: Flag hoisting ceremony to celebrate India Flag Indian Republic Day at Indian Embassy, Consulates and Indian communities across New Zealand

High Commission of India, Wellington invites all Indian nationals, persons of Indian origin and friends of India for celebrating 70th Anniversary of the Republic of India on 26 January 2020, 9:30 am onwards at India House, 128 Knights Road, Lower Hutt, Wellington 5010.

26th Jan: Krishna Holi 2020, 26th Jan 12noon to 4pm at ISKCON Temple 1229 Coatesville-Riverhead Highway, Auckland 0892

26th Jan: BLACKCAPS v India: Second Twenty20 International, 26th Jan, 8pm onwards at Eden Park Auckland (India tour of New Zealand 2019-20 – Twenty20 International)

29th Jan: BLACKCAPS v India: Third Twenty20 International, 29th Jan, 8pm onwards at Seddon Park, Hamilton Waikato (India tour of New Zealand 2019-20 – Twenty20 International)

31st Jan: BLACKCAPS v India: Fourth Twenty20 International, 31st Jan, 8pm onwards at Sky Stadium, Wellington (India tour of New Zealand 2019-20 – Twenty20 International)

February 2020

2nd Feb: BLACKCAPS v India: Fifth Twenty20 International, 2nd Feb, 8pm onwards at Bay Oval, Tauranga (India tour of New Zealand 2019-20 – Twenty20 International)

5th Feb: BLACKCAPS v India: First One day International, 5th Feb, 3pm onwards at Seddon Park, Hamilton Waikato (India tour of New Zealand 2019-20 – One day International)

8th Feb: BLACKCAPS v India: Second One day International, 8th Feb, 3pm onwards at Eden Park Auckland (India tour of New Zealand 2019-20 – One day International)

8th Feb: Thaipoosam Pooja, 8th Feb, 10am to 1pm at Harvard Community Lounge, 24 Henry Wigram Drive, Christchurch 8042. Organized by Sri Ganesh Temple Christchurch

11th Feb: BLACKCAPS v India: Third One day International, 11th Feb, 3pm onwards at Bay Oval, Tauranga (India tour of New Zealand 2019-20 – One day International)

14th Feb: New Zealand XI v India: 3 day Match, 14th Feb, 11am onwards at Seddon Park, Hamilton Waikato (India tour of New Zealand 2019-20)

15th Feb: Ashburton Holi Festival of Colours, 15th Feb, 11am to 3pm at Ashburton Domain, Ashburton 7700.

21st Feb: BLACKCAPS v India: First Test Match, 21st Feb, 11.30am onwards at Basin Reserve Wellington (India tour of New Zealand 2019-20 – Test Match)

Maha Shivratri 2020 Festival in New Zealand

Maha Shivratri in New Zealand

22nd Feb: HOLI Wellington Colour Fest, 22nd Feb, 11am to 8pm at Upper Frank Kitts Park, Jervois Quay Wellington 6011. Tickets available from 1 Dec.

23rd Feb: Kirtan in the Park, 23rd Feb, 5pm to 7pm Band Rotunda Auckland Domain. Organized by Matra Night.

26th Feb: Punjabi / Bollywood night 26 February 2020 at 19:00 at Engineers, 178 St Asaph Street, Christchurch, New Zealand. Tickets available on and Bombay Bazaar. Only $10. Free delivery for 5 tickets or more in Christchurch region.

28th Feb: Sunil Grover Show, Live in Auckland, 28th Feb, 8pm. Doors open 7pm. at Victory Convention Centre, 98 Beaumont St, Freemans Bay, Auckland. Buy tickets online

29th Feb: BLACKCAPS v India: Second Test Match, 29th Feb, 11.30am onwards at Hagley Oval Christchurch (India tour of New Zealand 2019-20 – Test Match)

29th Feb: Christchurch Holi – Festival of colours 2020, 29th Feb, 10am to 4pm at Hagley Park, Christchurch 8011. Multi community event. Free entry.

March 2020

New Zealand’s International Yoga Festival 2020, 5th to 8th March at Kawai Purapura Retreat Centre, 14 Mills Lane, Albany, Auckland 0632. YOGA – MEDITATION – MUSIC – WISDOM TALKS

Auckland Vegan Food Festival, 8th Mar 10am to 4pm at Corban Estate Arts Center Henderson Auckland

Holi With Summer Festival, Sunday, 8 Mar 2020 from 12 noon – 6pm at Vodafone Events Centre, 770 Great South Road, Manukau, Auckland, 2014

International Women’s Day 2020 celebration 8th Mar, 1pm to 4pm at New Lynn Community Centre, 45 Totara Ave New Lynn, Auckland 0600. Hosted by EthNix Links & Advocacy inc

Celebrate International Women’s Day with WIA, 8 Mar from 3pm to – 4.30pm at Te Manawa, 11 Kohuhu Lane, Westgate, Auckland 0814. Hosted by Waitakere Indian Association

Mahan Gurmat Smagam, Kirtan and Katha on 9th Mar 6pm Gurudwara Sri Guru Harkrishan Sahib, 4/3034 Great North Rd, New Lynn, Auckland 0600

Waitakere Holi Mela 2020, Sunday, 15 Mar 2020 from 10am-5pm at The Trusts Arena, 65-67 Central Park Drive, Auckland 0610.The event will feature Live Music, DJ, Cultural Items for all walks of life- young and old, mouth watering food and lots of choices of colors.  This is a family friendly event and the colors are bio degradable ones.

Natyam 2020 – Eleventh Annual Bharatanatyam Dance Recital 21 March from 6pm – 7:45pm at Heaton Normal Intermediate, 125-133 Heaton Street, Christchurch 8052. More details

Christchurch Vaishakhi Mela 2020, 27th Mar 5pm onwards with the performances of famous artist Bhagwant Mann and Harjit Harman, cultural dance performances, food stalls and and the opportunity to meet and greet with the legendary Bhagwant Manna and soulful voice of Punjab Harjit Harman.

Bohemia Live 27 March 20 Auckland, 27th Mar 9pm to 3am at Mikano Seafood Restaurant, 1 Solent Street, Judges Bay, Auckland

April 2020

Please note, all social gathering are cancelled due to New Zealand lockdown. Please check with the organisers about the status of the event. These may be postponed or converted to virtual event.

4th Apr: Nepal Festival 2020 on 4th Apr 10.30am to 7pm at Aotea Square, Queens Street, Auckland. Nepalese performing arts, street food and a glimpse of Nepalese culture and handicrafts.

4th Apr: The Grand Indo Western Bridal, 4 Apr from 12 noon – 6pm at Stamford Plaza Auckland, 22-26 Albert Street, Auckland 1010. Expo, Fashion Shows, Stalls, Dj & Music, Heena, Bhangra, Dhol, Dance Preformances, Local Talent,

9th Apr – 13th Apr: Royal Easter Show, 9th to 13th Apr, 10am to 10pm at ASB Showgrounds 217 Greenlane West, Epsom, Auckland 1051.

18th Apr: Tamil New Year Pooja, 18th Apr 10am to 1pm at 64 Kirk Rd, Templeton, Christchurch 8042, New Zealand (Templeton Community Center). Organized by Sri Ganesha Temple Christchurch

25th Apr: Anzac Day Ride for the Fallen, 25th Apr 11am to 4pm at Solent St, Mechanics Bay, Auckland 1010

26th Apr: Vishwa shanti Yagna 2020, 26th Apr 11.15am

Vishwa Shanti Yagya 2020



June 2020

International Yoga Day celebrations in New Zealand

  • 17th June beginning of week long celebration of International Yoga day at NZ Parliament.
  • Sunday 21st June, 10am onwards at Bharat Bhavan, 48 Kemp Street, Kilbirnie, Wellington
  • Sunday 21st June, 9am to 11am at Mahatma gandhi Centre, 145 New North Road, Eden Terrace, Auckland
  • Sunday, 21st June, 8am to 9am at Shri Ram Mandir, 11 Brick Street, Henderson, Auckland
  • Sunday, 21st June, 9am onwards at Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu, Christchurch
  • Sunday, 28th June, 2pm onwards at Western Community Centre, 46 Hyde Avenue, Nawton, Hamilton
  • 21 June, 8am to 9am: International Yoga Day online event  Hosted by Waitakere Indian Association, Shri Ram Mandir NZ, India in New Zealand (High Commission of India, Wellington), Nirvana Yoga and Apna Television Channel 36 – NZ


July 2020

Robert Peper: A Celebration of Indian Life (surfacing the unseen), an exhibition by Robert Peper, part of Auckland Festival of Photography. From 15th July 10am to 3rd August 4pm at Depot Artspace Gallery, Devonport, Auckland.

Mela Punjabana Da, Ladies only event on Sat 25th July, 4pm onwards at La Vida Center, 34A Hanson Lane, Upper Riccarton, Christchurch 8041. Tickets $10 (Kids under 10 goes free). Folk songs, dances, food, activities, fun and much more. Organized by IndianNZ Association of Christchurch Inc.

Reincarnation, online conference Veda Festival organized by Chinmaya Mission New Zealand on Sat 25th July, 1pm to 4pm New Zealand time. Register for free at

Chaha Katta, an evening to socialize with fellow Maharashtrians over chaha (Tea) and vadapav (Indian Tapas) on 25th July 5pm to 8pm at Hillsborough room, Fickling convention Center, 546 Mt Albert Road, Three Kings, Auckland 1042.

Punjabi Music Industry in New Zealand | Behind the Dreams online event on 26th Jul 12noon to 3pm. click for details

August 2020

Robert Peper: A Celebration of Indian Life (surfacing the unseen), an exhibition by Robert Peper, part of Auckland Festival of Photography. From 15th July 10am to 3rd August 4pm at Depot Artspace Gallery, Devonport, Auckland.

Marathi Play Mogara मोगरा – Netak Live online event on Zoom on 1st Aug, 7pm presented by Hrishikesh Joshi. click here for details

Multicultural Dance & Fashion Show, 1st Aug 2pm to 5pm at 48 The Parade, Bucklands Beach, Auckland 2012. Ticket $15.

High Commission of India in Wellington in association with CII is organising the “1st Indo ASEAN Oceanic Business Summit & Expo” virtually from 4 – 6 August 2020.

Yeh Shaam Aapke Naam, Melodious Musical Concert presented by Tanya Mehra on 7th Aug, 6pm – 10.45pm at Mt Eden War Memorial Hall, 489 Dominion Road, Mt Eden, Auckland.

Northland Indian Association presents Indian Independence Day celebration on 8th aug, 5.30pm to 8.30pm at St Francis Xavier Hall, 63 Park Ave, Kesington, Whagarei. Games, Food, Music, DJ and more. Free entry.

Teej 2020, fun filled celebration event on 8th Aug 6.30pm to 10pm at Ranui Community Centre, 474 Swanson Road, Ranui, Auckland 0612 , Teej is a festival in which women adorned in red sarees, tika and bangles sing and dance to traditional folk songs.

Poetic Event 2nd Indo Pak Friendship, 8th Aug, 6pm onwards at RSA Manurewa, 2/8 Maich Rd, Manurewa, Auckland. Presented by Radio Sadeaala, Partnered with Mahindra Rise and Sahitak Sath New Zealand.

Ladies Cultural Night 2020, 8th Aug 6pm to 11pm at 25 Tui Road, Papatoetoe, Auckland. Presented by Botany Community Trust

Sri Krishna Janmashtami Utsav, 9th Aug to 11th Aug 7pm onwards at Maa Durga Temple, 4/3 Onslow Ave, Manukau Auckland.

Indian Auckland Meetup – Homecoming, 9th Aug 3pm to 6pm at Western Springs Garden Community Hall, 956 Great North Rd, Western Springs, Auckland

Krishna Mela, Delicious vegan and vegetarian food, cultural program and activities for kids. On 9th Aug, 11am to 4pm at ISKCON Temple, 1229 Coatesville-Riverhead Hwy, Kumeu, Auckland 0892, New Zealand

Janmastami 2020, 12th Aug 4.30 to 13 Aug 2.00 at ISKCON Hare Krishna Temple 1229 Coatesville-Riverhead Highway, Auckland, New Zealand

8th Kiwi-Indian Hall of Fame Awards, 14th Aug, 6pm to 9pm at Cordis, Auckland
83 Symonds Street, Auckland, New Zealand 1010

Indian Independence Day celebrations, 15th Aug.

High Commission of India in Wellington cordially invites all Indian Nationals, persons of Indian origin & friends of #India to celebrate the Independence Day of India 2020 on 15th Aug, 11am onwards at Bharat Bhavan, 48 Kemp Street, Kilbirnie, Wellington.

India Independence Day Flag Hoisting and Celebrations, Hosted by India in New Zealand (High Commission of India, Wellington), Mahatma Gandhi Centre/Auckland Indian Association and Auckland Indian Diaspora on 15th Aug, 10.30am to 2pm at Mahatma Gandhi Centre, 145 New North Road, Eden Terrace, Auckland.

Indian Flag

Kiwian Da Raunak Mela – by Kiwi Indian Club, on 15th Aug 6.30pm at Old Papatoetoe Town Hall, Auckland 2025. Fun filled entertainment event.

Love Letters, Hindi Play, introducing Prachu Purandare-Vaidya, original writer A R Gurney on 15th Aug, 7pm at Tapac (The Auckland Performing Arts Center), 100 Motions Road, Western Springs, Auckland.

Ganesh Chaturthi Pooja, 22 Aug from 10am – 1pm at Sri Ganesha Temple Christchurch, Harvard Community Lounge, 31 Corsair Drive, Wigram

Dhan Dhan Baba Nand Singh ji Barsi Samagam, 29th Aug, 5pm onwards followed by ardaas and langar at Gurudwara Nanaksar 100-106, Great South Road, Manurewa
2102 Auckland.


September 2020

Due to lockdown level 2/2.5/3 in Auckland and level 2 in rest of New Zealand, most of the events do have updates on date / venue / change of event structure. Please check respective organizers webpage / FaceBook page for new updates.  

Garba Night, Indian Gujarati folk dance event on 5th Sep, 7pm to 11pm at 773 New North Rd, Mount Albert, Auckland 1025, New Zealand VARIATION – PLEASE CHECK FB PAGE FOR UPDATES

Ras Bhaav Rang – Queens of Thumri Indian classical music program on 19th Sep, 6pm onwards at Mount Roskill War Memorial Park, May Road, Mt Roskill, Auckland, New Zealand 1041. Organized by Hosted by Aarohi Academy of Music and Migrant Heritage Charitable Trust Inc. VARIATION – PLEASE CHECK FB PAGE FOR UPDATES

Rubaru – Evening of Ghazals, on 19th Sep, 7pm to 10pm at Hillsborough Room, Fickling Centre, Three Kings, Auckland. Ticket $20. Organized by Mohan Nadkarni Foundation. MOVED TO 5th DEC 2020

Dandiya 2020, 26 Sep. Navratri Garba / Gujarati Indian Folk Dance event presented by Pranshi Group. Free entry, Free parking at Mahatma Gandhi Centre (MGC), 145 New North Road, Eden Terrace, Auckland 1021. DATE VARIATION – PLEASE CHECK FB PAGE FOR UPDATES


October 2020

Pal Pal dil Ke paas पल पल दिल के पास, Musical evening, A Tribute to Kishor Kumar, on 3rd Oct 7pm to 10pm at Dorothy Winstone Centre, Auckland. Hosted by Hosted by Music Divine and Melody Studio


Navratri 2020 in New Zealand

Let’s Go Garba 2020, Navratri garba dance event on 10th Oct 7pm to mid night at Barfoot & Thompson Stadium, 203 Kohimarama Road, Kohimarama, Auckland 1071

Karwa Chauth and Diwali Mela 2020, 10th Oct 12noon to 8.30pm at Mt Eden War Memorial Hall, 487 Dominion Road, Balmoral, Auckland, New Zealand 1024 EVENT CANCELLED

Teeyan Da Mela, 17th Oct, 4pm to 9pm at La Vida Centre, 34A Hansons Lane, Upper Riccarton Christchurch. Complete event for ladies. … Old Tradition: Teeyan is about happiness, prosperity and well-being.

Hare Krishna National Festival 2020, 23rd Oct 11am to 26th Oct 10am at Rotorua New Zealand

Diwali Celebrations New Zealand

Palmy Punjabi Festival, 31st Oct, 10.30am to 4pm at The Square, Palmerston North. Free entry. Major activities: Turban tying, bhangra & gidha, kids games, bouncy castle, cricket, soccer and other performances.

November 2020

DASHAIN & TIHAR celebrations together with authentic Nepali Food, Music & Drinks, 2nd Nov, 8pm to 12 mid night at Trilogy Bar & Eatery, 150 Karangahape Road, CBD, Auckland (R18, id required)

Karwa Chauth 2020 in New Zealand: 4th Nov

Sandringham Spring Festival, 7th Nov 9am to 4pm at 510-599, Sandringham Road, Sandringham Auckland 1041

Eid Milad Un Nabi National Jalsa, 8th Nov, 10am to Zohar Salaat at Jamia Masjid Al-Mustada, 26 Mangere Road, Otahuhu, Auckland. Organized by South Auckland Muslim Association (SAMA)

Diwali Festivals in New Zealand

Nepal Festival, biennial Nepalese festival on 21st Nov, 11am to 7pm at Aotea Square Auckland. Food, Music, Dance and Crafts. Free entry

Mela Trinjana Da – Ladies Nite, 21st Nov 6pm to 11.45pm at Vodafone Event Centre, 770 Great North Road, Manukau, organized by NZ Sikh Woman Association office Otahuhu. Ticket $10.

NZ Yoga Day 2020, 28th Nov, 10am to 5pm at Western Springs Lakeside Park, 859 Great North Road, Western Springs, Auckland

2nd New Zealand Sikh Games, Sports, Games and Competitions on 28-29th Nov at Bruce Pulman Park, Takanini. click for details

2nd Sikh Walk 2020 – Auckland, celebrating 551th birth anniversary of Great Guru Nanak Sahib ji, 28th Nov, 9am at Great South Rd, Manukau, Auckland 2025. The 11 km walk will start from Sri Dashmesh Darbar Gurudwara NZ at 9am.

December 2020

Rubaru – Evening of Ghazals, on 5 Dec, 6.30pm to 9.30pm at Fickling Convention Centre, Three Kings, Auckland. Ticket $20. Organized by Mohan Nadkarni Foundation.

Annual Ratha Yatra queens Street Auckland, Sat 5th Dec, 11am to 3pm starting from Fort Shortland Street. Hosted by ISKCON Hare Krishna Temple Auckland

Sayyiduna Ghaus-e-Azam, Annual evening of remembrance 5th Dec followed by dinner at Jamia Masjid Al-Mustafa, 26 Mangere Road, Otahuhu, Auckland. Organized by South Auckland Muslim Association. Separate arrangement for ladies.

Fundraising Fashion Show, 6th Dec, 4pm to 6pm at Auckland city Hotel. Ticket $30. Light snacks with tea / coffee. Welcome drink. Presented by DH Events.

Hilarious Hindi comedy play “Mere Samne Wali Khidki Mein मेरे सामने वाली खिडकी में” (हिन्दी हास्य नाटक) on Sat 12th Dec, 6.30pm and Sun 13th Dec 5pm at Play House Theatre, 15 Glendale Road, Glen Eden, Auckland. Ticket $30/$25/$20

Youth Festival – Musical Event, vocal and instrumental performances, 12th Dec 1.30pm to 8.30pm and dinner takeaway pack at Blockhouse Bay community center main hall, Blockhouse Bay Road, Auckland. Organized by New Zealand Carnatic Music Society

Chak De Phattey, Punjabi Musical Concert with live orchestra, Fri 18th Dec at Mt Eden Memorial Hall Auckland

Tere Soor aur Mere Geet (Old and New songs), 19th Dec, 7pm onwards at Shri Shirdi Saibaba Mandir Hall, 12-18 Princes St, Onehunga, Auckland. Fundraising programme for St John Ambulance project. Donation $15 per person. More info: 021 111 1055 / 021 998 275 / 027 516 7493.



Santa Parades in most of the cities across New Zealand: Please check with local authorities about the program


We try to cover upcoming Indian events in New Zealand of all the types (Music, Dance, Yoga, Gathering etc) and of all the religions (Baishakhi, Budhha Purnima, Christmas, Diwali, Easter, Eid, Holi, Janmashtami, Lohri, Mahavir Jayanti, Maha Shivratri, Karwa Chauth, Parsi New Year, Ram Navmi and many more).

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