Festival FAQs

  • Is this festival taking place in 2022?

    Yes! We're incredibly proud to present the Auckland Pride Festival that will take place across February 2022.

  • When is the festival taking place?

    The Festival will take place between 1-27 February, 2022.

  • Where is the festival located?

    Festival events will take place across Tāmaki Makaurau, with major events taking place in central and south Auckland. A full list of venues can be found here

  • What impact has COVID-19 had on the festival?

    The 2022 Auckland Pride Festival will be delivered in the COVID-19 Protection Framework, which will allow events to take place with different restrictions at each level of the framework.

    Auckland Pride has put in place a blanket vaccination mandate across the Festival, requiring participants of every Festival event to show a vaccine pass. This is to keep our communities safe and protect them against transmission of COVID-19 at our events.

    You can find our COVID-19 Strategy here, and information on the individual plans for our events at the bottom of each event listing.

  • Who do I contact for media enquiries?

    Our Executive Director, Max Tweedie: [email protected]

  • Can I perform at the festival?

    If you wish to produce and present an event, there's still time! Festival registrations and funding applications are still open until late December.

    If you want to perform at one of our major events, you can contact Creative Director Elyssia Wilson-Heti at [email protected] however our lineup is mostly full! 

  • Can I volunteer for the festival?

    We will be launching volunteer registrations soon!

  • I’d like to become a partner of the festival, who can I contact?

    We'd love to discuss becoming a partner of the Auckland Pride Festival! Contact Executive Director, Max Tweedie on [email protected] for more information including a partnership prospectus.

  • What does it cost to attend?

    The majority of events in the Auckland Pride Festival will be free, including Major Events such as He Whakawhārikihia, Te Tīmatanga, the F.I.N.E Festival, Big Gay Out, Samesame but Different, as well as the Pride March and Party.

    Some events, such as the Auckland Pride Gala, and other arts events are ticketed to ensure they can go ahead and to support our queer artists in Tāmaki Makaurau. 

  • Why do I have to register for free events?

    We've implemented registrations for free events for the purposes of contact tracing, so if a confirmed COVID-19 case attends one of our events we can quickly and effectively contact those affected. This will protect more of our communities and support Aotearoa's contact tracing system.

  • Why have you decided to go ahead with the 2022 Festival?

    Pride is deeply important to our communities, it connects us to one other, deepens our connections and understanding, and provides an opportunity for us to come together and fight for progress.

    With such high vaccination rates in Tāmaki Makaurau, we have the confidence that our communities are vaccinated and will be able to safely participate in our Festival. We have a deep and unwavering commitment to protect our communities, and we can do that while holding a Festival. Stay up to date with our latest advice here