Past Event28 Jan - 30 Jan 2022

Fiesta Weekend

No longer available

Aotea Square

Special Events

UPDATE 24 Jan 2022: Auckland Live, our partners and artists involved in Auckland Live Summer in the Square regret to announce that due to New Zealand being in Covid-19 Red Traffic Light setting indefinitely, all events scheduled from Friday 28 January - 26 February will not be going ahead. Due to the nature of the events planned and difficulty safely distancing or capping audience numbers in Aotea Square, the events are now postponed until further notice.  The welfare and safety of our artists, staff and audiences will remain our first priority.  

These events are:

Fiesta  28 – 30 January
Jazz  31 January
Circus  3 - 5 Feburary
The Greatest Showman  5 February
The Circus  5 February
Fashion  11 -12 February
Beats  17 -19 February
In the Heights  19 February
Animation Gets Groovy  19 February
Pride  24 - 26 February
Auckland Pride Party  26 February

We are monitoring advice from the Ministry of Health and will provide further updates and advice around rescheduling of Auckland Live’s Summer in the Square in due course.


¡Vamos a la fiesta!

It’s heating up in Aotea Square!

Prepare to party all weekend long as the Auckland Latin Fiesta brings the exciting sounds, tastes, and experiences of Latin American culture to the heart of the city.

Enjoy three days of free salsa and tango dance classes, live music featuring a 15-piece Latin band, samba parades, Brazilian forró bands, Latin DJs, traditional foods from the market, and more.


Welcome back to Auckland Live, where our venues are open for Covid-19 Protection Framework compliant events. All visitors must show a valid My Vaccine Pass, sign in and wear a face covering when required. Click here for our Covid-19 FAQs and information on how we are keeping our people, visitors, and venues safe.  

Accessibility: If you are attending a show or event in our venues and have an access need, find more information about accessibility here



Friday 28 January

Latin Stage

2pm - 11pm: Food trucks open

5pm - 6.30pm: Salsa dance lesson and Social dance

6.30pm - 7pm: Samba Parade: Samba Passion & AK Samba

7pm - 11pm: Havana Groove Band

Brazil Stage

6.30pm - 7pm: Samba Parade: Samba Passion & AK Samba

7pm - 11pm: Trajah Roots Band + DJ

DJ Stage

5pm - 8pm: DJ Chino

8pm - 11pm: DJ JC

Saturday 29 January

Latin Stage

11am - 11pm: Food trucks open

12pm - 1.30pm: Henrique Morales Quartet

1.30pm - 2.15pm: Capoeira lesson with Bruno

2.30pm - 3.30pm: Ricky de Medeiros

3.30pm - 4.30pm: Dance Lesson with Salsa Crew NZ & North Shore Latin Dance

4.30pm - 6.30pm: Social Dance

6.30pm - 7pm: AK Samba Parade to Brazil Stage

7pm - 11pm: Matecito Latin Band + DJ King Salsa


Brazil Stage

12pm - 1pm: Latin Fitness with Viva Dance

1pm - 1.30pm: Traditional shows Kunza, Renacer, Lisette, Tierra Viva

2pm - 3.15pm: Chico & Gypsie Kings Tribute Band

3.45pm - 5pm: Radio Rebelde

5.30pm - 6.30pm: Samba lesson with Gabriela

6.30pm - 7pm: AK Samba Parade from Main Stage

7pm - 11pm: Samba Maracana + DJ Mister Deejay

DJ Stage

12pm - 3pm: DJ Dudley - Latin Mix

3pm - 6pm: DJ Neat - Kizomba

6pm - 8.30pm: DJ Ksanova

8.30pm - 11pm: DJ Chino

Sunday 30 January

Latin Stage

11am - 6pm: Food trucks open

12pm - 12.45pm: Zumba United

1pm - 3.15pm: Bachata lesson and social dance with Sweet Azucar

3.30pm - 6pm: Chico con Tumbao Feat Basteano

Brazil Stage

12pm - 13.45pm: Mariachi New Zealand

2pm - 3pm: Chaos, Valerie & El Brujo, Spanish pop

3pm - 3.45pm: Brazilian Zouk lesson with Viva Dance

4pm - 6pm: Fohobodo Trio

DJ Stage

12pm - 3pm: DJ King Salsa

3pm - 6pm: DJ Dharsh & Dani - Zouk

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