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FREE EVENTS

HERITAGE WEEK
Beautiful Birkenhead- Horses, Heritage & all that Jazz! - Horse Rides

Heritage Horses 

Saturday 14th Oct, 11am-3pm
Starting From Highbury Corner (Corner of Rawene Road & Hinemoa Street)


Children only on these rides please.

Horses were key in enabling the development of Birkenhead Borough. Don't miss this chance for children to ride the horses of our heritage. Explore the living history of NZ's only sugar town village to the sounds of Dixieland Jazz.

Please Note:
First in first served, spaces are limited.
Children ride solo on the horses. 
Small children are welcome to ride the ponies at the Heritage Farm (See Heritage Farm event)




 

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FREE EVENTS

HERITAGE WEEK
Beautiful Birkenhead: Horses, Heritage and all that Jazz! - Horse Rides

Heritage Farm

Wednesday 11th October 11am-2pm
Thursday 12th October 11am-2pm
Highbury Corner (Corner of Rawene Road & Hinemoa Street)


This year Shetland Ponies join the farm! Before the Auckland Harbour Bridge opened in 1959, Birkenhead Borough was a collection of rural farms and orchards. Bring the family and meet the heritage farm animals of yesteryear, pigs, goats, sheep, ponies and more! Brought to you by the Birkenhead Town Centre Association and Kaipātiki Local Board.




 

 

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FREE EVENTS

HERITAGE WEEK

Vintage Cars & Jazz Music
Beautiful Birkenhead: Horses, Heritage and all that Jazz! - Horse Rides

Saturday 14th October 11am-2pm
Highbury Corner (Corner of Rawene Road & Hinemoa Street)

Celebrate the handover in 1927 from horse to horsepower with a vintage car & jazz music display in Birkenhead Village. Enjoy the beauty of vintage cars from bygone eras, and admire our Art Deco buildings on Highbury Corner. Stroll around, check out our vintage stores and be entertained by our very own Dixieland Jazz Band. Grab a coffee and cake and enjoy the atmosphere!




 

 

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FREE EVENTS

HERITAGE WEEK
Beautiful Birkenhead: Horses, Heritage and all that Jazz! - Horse Rides

Swing That Jazz!

Thursday 12th October 6-8pm
Saturday 14th October 6-8pm
Starting The Good Home then progressing through Birkenhead Avenue, Upper Hinemoa Street & Mokoia Road

Ain’t Misbehavin’? Why Not? Enjoy our progressive swing serenade on Thursday & Saturday evenings around the village, passing by many of the restaurants and pubs. Stop off at the new lookout Kaimataara ò Wai Manawa for stunning views of Auckland.


 

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FREE EVENTS

HERITAGE WEEK
Beautiful Birkenhead: Horses, Heritage and all that Jazz! - Horse Rides

Op Shop Hop!

Friday 13th October 10am-4:30pm
Saturday 14th October 10am- 4pm

Hinemoa Street, Mokoia Road & Birkenhead Avenue

Hop into Highbury and catch a heritage walk while shopping the op shops. Be serenaded by vintage jazz as you shop between 11am-2pm, and check out the stunning outfits worn by our shop owners!.




 

 

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FREE EVENTS

HERITAGE WEEK
Beautiful Birkenhead: Horses, Heritage and all that Jazz! - Horse Rides

Original Sugar Workers Guided Walk

Wednesday 11th October 1:30-3pm
Friday 13th October, 1:30-3pm

Starting From Highbury Corner (Corner of Rawene Road & Hinemoa Street)

For 130 years, the iconic New Zealand Sugar Company’s factory has sat at the foot of Birkenhead Village, on the banks of the Waitematā Harbour. Let our local guide walk with you in the footsteps of the original sugar workers, past their historic family homes still standing today. 




 

 

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FREE EVENTS

HERITAGE WEEK
Beautiful Birkenhead: Horses, Heritage and all that Jazz! - Horse Rides

Boardwalk to the Bush-Self Guided Walk

Saturday 30th September - Sunday 15th October
251 Hinemoa Street

Discover the stunning views across the Waitematā Harbour & Auckland citys only inner city rainforest access from Birkenhead Village as you descend into Le Roys Bush. Take the family and discover the site of Charles Blomfield’s NZ Noted historic bush. Painted in 1925. Explore the pipi walk used by local Māori to access the shoreline.




 

 

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FREE EVENTS

HERITAGE WEEK
Beautiful Birkenhead: Horses, Heritage and all that Jazz! - Horse Rides

Highbury Heritage Guided Walk

Wednesday 11th October 11am-noon
Friday 13th October 11am-noon 

Starting From Highbury Corner (Corner of Rawene Road & Hinemoa Street)

Join us on the Highbury Heritage Walk with a local historian, who will share secrets of this unique sugar village. Bring your smartphone to discover more interesting facts! Finish off with a Devonshire Tea from a local café..




 

 

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FREE EVENTS

MID WINTER MAGIC!

Birkenhead Village
Monday 10th - Saturday 22nd July

Fairy Light Display 

Monday 10th - Saturday 22nd July nightly @ Village Streets

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FREE EVENTS

MID WINTER MAGIC!

Birkenhead Village
Monday 10th - Saturday 22nd July

Highland Joker Giant Bubble Show 

Performance Times:
Highbury Mall - Show times 11am & 12pm


Monday 10th July 
Tuesday 11th July 
Thursday 13th July 
Monday 17th July
Tuesday 18th July 
Thursday 20th July 

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FREE EVENTS

MID WINTER MAGIC!

Birkenhead Village
Monday 10th - Saturday 22nd July

Fairy Annabelle 

Performance Times:
Fairy Grotto - 4/27 Mokoia Road


Saturday 15th July 1-3pm Face Painting & Balloon Twisting
Tuesday 18th July 10-12pm Stories & Wishes 
Tuesday 18th July 1-3pm Face Painting & Balloon Twisting 
 

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FREE EVENTS

MID WINTER MAGIC!

Birkenhead Village
Monday 10th - Saturday 22nd July

Childrens Balloonist

Performance Times:
Roaming Streets from 11am-3pm


Saturday 15th July 11am-3pm  @ Roaming Village Streets & Cafes
Monday 17th July 11am-3pm  @ Roaming Village Streets & Cafes
Wednesday 19th July 11am-3pm  @ Roaming Village Streets & Cafes

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FREE EVENTS

MID WINTER MAGIC!

Birkenhead Village
Monday 10th - Saturday 22nd July

Facepainter

Performance Times:
Fairy Grotto -4/27 Mokoia Road


Thursday 13th July 12-2pm 

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FREE EVENTS

MID WINTER MAGIC!

Birkenhead Village
Monday 10th - Saturday 22nd July

Trixie Magic

Performance Times:
Roaming Street Cafes from 11am Roaming Mall from 12pm

Wednesday 12th July 11am-1pm 
Friday 14th July 11am-12pm @ Birkenhead Library 
Saturday 15th July 11am-1pm 
Wednesday 19th July 11am-1pm 
Friday 21st July 11am-1pm 

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FREE EVENTS

MID WINTER MAGIC!

Birkenhead Village
Monday 10th - Saturday 22nd July

Walnut The Clown

Performance Times:

Thursday 13th July WALNUT HAS BEEN STUCK AT THE OTHER END OF THE RAINBOW IN WELLINGTON TODAY But we have the award winning 
Katrina M NZ Representative for Balloon twisting flying in before she flies off to Las Vegas to compete.  She will be roaming in Cafes from11 am starting at the Teapot till1pm  and filling in for her good friend Walnut and will make you something fantastic to take home !

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Walnut should flying in in time for Saturday Evening. See you in the Village then.
Thursday 20th July 11am-1pm @ Roaming Village Streets & Cafes

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MID WINTER MAGIC!

Birkenhead Village
Monday 10th - Saturday 22nd July

Street Fairies

Performance Times 11am-1pm
Roaming Street Cafes from 11am Roaming Mall from 12pm


Tuesday 11th July 11am-1pm 
Friday 14th July 11am-1pm 
Tuesday 18th July 11am-1pm 

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MID WINTER MAGIC!

Birkenhead Village
Monday 10th - Saturday 22nd July

Street Pirates
Performance Times 11am-1pm
Roaming Street Cafes from 11am Roaming Mall from 12pm


Wednesday 12th July 11am-1pm 
Saturday 15th July 11am-1pm 
Tuesday 18th July 1-3pm @ Fairy grotto (4/27 Mokoia Road)
Wednesday 19th July 11am-1pm 
Friday 21st July 11am-1pm 
 

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MID WINTER MAGIC!

Birkenhead Village
Monday 10th - Saturday 22nd July

Fred Baker Jazz

Performance Times:
Post Office from 11am Kaimataara O Wai Manawa from 12pm


Saturday 15th July 11am-1pm @ Roaming Village Streets
Saturday 22nd July 11am-1pm @ Roaming Village Streets


 

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FREE EVENTS

MID WINTER MAGIC!

Birkenhead Village
Monday 10th - Saturday 22nd July

Jolyon "Trumpet Daddy"

Performance Times:
Highbury Corner from 11am Kaimataara O Wai Manawa from 12pm


Thursday 13th July 11am-1pm @ Highbury Corner
Friday 14th July 11am-1pm @ Highbury Corner
Sunday 16th July 11am-1pm @ Highbury Corner
Thursday 20th July 11am-1pm @ Highbury Corner
Friday 21st July 11am-1pm @ Highbury Corner

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FREE EVENTS

MID WINTER MAGIC!

Birkenhead Village
Monday 10th - Saturday 22nd July

Magical Library Activities- Treasured Tales

Bookings essential, phone 09 301 0101 or email amy.paulin@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz 

Performance Times:
Birkenhead Library


Tuesday 11th July 11am-12pm Tales Treasured Tales Book Club 8+

Thursday 13th July 11am-12pm Magical Mini Worm Farm

Tuesday 18th July 10:30-12pm Treasure Our Magical Oceans (Make your own stop motion movie 8+)
 

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FREE EVENING EVENTS

MID WINTER MAGIC!

Birkenhead Village
Monday 10th - Saturday 22nd July

Trixie Magic

Performance Times
Birkenhead Ave from 6pm Hinemoa Street to Highbury Corner from 7pm

Friday 14th July 6-8pm 

Birkenhead Ave from 6pm Mokoia Road to Highbury Corner from 7pm
Saturday 22nd July 6-8pm 

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FREE EVENING EVENTS

MID WINTER MAGIC!

Birkenhead Village
Monday 10th - Saturday 22nd July

Walnut The Clown

Performance Times:
Birkenhead Ave from 6pm Hinemoa Street to Highbury Corner from 7pm

Saturday 15th July 6-8pm @ Roaming Village Restaurants

Birkenhead Ave from 6pm Mokoia Road to Highbury Corner from 7pm
Friday 21st July 6-8pm @ Roaming Village Restaurants 

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FREE EVENING EVENTS

MID WINTER MAGIC!

Birkenhead Village
Monday 10th - Saturday 22nd July

Jazz Duo/Trio

Performance Times:
Birkenhead Ave from 6pm Hinemoa Street to Highbury Corner from 7pm
Thursday 13th July 6-8pm 
Birkenhead Ave from 6pm Mokoia Road to Highbury Corner from 7pm
Sunday 16th July 6-8pm 
Birkenhead Ave from 6pm Hinemoa Street to Highbury Corner from 7pm
Thursday 20th July 6-8pm 
Birkenhead Ave from 6pm Mokoia Road to Highbury Corner from 7pm
Saturday 22nd July 6-8pm 

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FREE EVENING EVENTS

MID WINTER MAGIC!

Birkenhead Village
Monday 10th - Saturday 22nd July

Fred Baker Jazz Solo

Performance Times:
Birkenhead Ave from 6pm Hinemoa Street to Highbury Corner from 7pm
Friday 14th July 6-8pm

Birkenhead Ave from 6pm Mokoia Road to Highbury Corner from 7pm
Friday 21st July 6-8pm 

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