With the Auckland region joining the remainder of the country at Level 1 Auckland Pride has confirmed the return of postponed Pride events this weekend – Allowing the Festival to continue until April 17.

“We’re ecstatic that we can take over the ASB Tennis Arena on Saturday for one of Auckland’s largest vogue balls to date: the IMAN Ball,” explained Director of Pride Max Tweedie.

“Then with the Splash Pool Party on Sunday, we’re excited to see our communities come together again to celebrate Pride. We know that lockdowns are harder on our rainbow communities and arts sector, so this announcement comes as a massive relief.” Tweedie added.


After a two week pause of the Auckland Pride Festival, this weekend marks the return of six previously postponed festival events:

  • Pride Caribbean Carnival – Friday 12th

  • Inclusive Schools Together – Saturday 13th

  • IMAN Ball – Saturday 13th

  • Queer Chinese Film Night – Sunday 14th

  • SPLASH Pool Party – Sunday 14th

  • Thank God for Pride – Sunday 14th

Postponed Pride events will continue throughout March and April, culminating in the season of Over My Dead Body: UNINVITED at Q Theatre, and the launch of the NZ On Air funded Proud Voices on Screen at the Ellen Melville Centre on the 17th of April.