Takapuna Beach Summer Days Festival

Takapuna Beach is your ultimate summer destination because the Summer Days Festival is happening from the 12th until the 14th of January at Gould Reserve, Takapuna Beach. FREE ENTRY to all events so don’t miss out!

We will have food vendors on site and there are many quality restaurants nearby, but everyone is welcome to bring along a picnic. Gould Reserve is a liquor-free zone from 9pm to 7am, so please take this into account when planning to BYO. Outside of these hours, you are welcome to bring along an alcoholic beverage but please consume responsibly and with care. 


Music and Movie Night

Friday, 12 January, is music and movie night! We’ll have food trucks and easy listening music from 4pm. Catch Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 as the movie starts 9pm, trailer HERE. It's the perfect end of the week activity with family and friends.

Music lineup (Music before the movie starts):

8.45pm till movie starts - DJ V Laidback Grooves

7.45pm - 8.45pm - Ray Bishop Trio (With Ernie Semu, & Peter Scott)

7.30pm - 7.45pm - DJ V Laidback Grooves

6.30pm - 7.30pm - Damien Hauwai & Brenda Rawiri

6.15pm - 6.30pm - DJ V Laidback Grooves

5.15pm - 6.15pm - Carl Mose & Tipene Babbington

5pm - 5.15pm - DJ V Laidback Grooves

4pm - 5pm - Denis Hepi & Catherine Ross


Jazz on the Green

On Saturday, 13 January, join us for a lazy afternoon filled with groovy tunes for Jazz on the Green. Wear your jandals and bring a picnic or try any of the local restaurants around Taka or food trucks on site and get ready for a chill afternoon as the finest jazz and blues musicians serenade you from 2pm to 7pm. Featuring The Denis Hepi Trio, Jonathan Besser and the Zestniks, The Blue Pearl Band, Catherine Ross & Brenda Rawiri, and DJ V. It's the ultimate chill day.

Music lineup (Jazz on the Green):

5.45pm - 7pm - The Denis Hepi Trio (+ Kevin Field, & Alex Griffith)

5.30pm - 5.45pm - DJ V Smooth Acid Jazz  

4.15pm - 5.30pm - The Blue Pearl Band (6-piece Jazz Band)

3.45pm - 4.15pm - DJ V Smooth Acid Jazz

3.15pm - 3.45pm - Catherine Ross & Brenda Rawiri  (with Kevin Field & Tom Dennison)

3pm - 3.15pm - DJ V Smooth Acid Jazz

2pm - 3pm - Zestniks (7-piece Jazz Band)


Family Beach Day - All Day Acoustic Jam

Sunday, 14 January, is Family Beach Day, join us in an all-day acoustic jam. There will be live music, food trucks, and heaps of entertainment for the family including the Ray White Sand Castle and Sand Art Contest. Talented local artists will be jamming on stage including the winners of the Takapuna Bar Open Mic and the amazing Hollie Smith. Bring the whole family, it's going to be a blast!

Music lineup (Family Beach Day):

6pm - 7pm - Hollie Smith

5.45pm - 6pm - DJ V Chilled Reggae Vibes

5pm - 5.45pm - Ray Bishop Trio (With Ernie Semu, & Peter Scott)

4.45pm - 5pm - DJ V Chilled Reggae Vibes

4.30pm - 4.45pm - Ben Glanfield (With His Sister Brodi)

4.15pm - 4.30pm - DJ V Chilled Reggae Vibes

4pm - 4.15pm - Broken Shore

3.45pm - 4pm - DJ V Chilled Reggae Vibes

3.30pm - 3.45pm - Eli Sharewood

3.30pm - 4.45pm - Takapuna Bar Open Mic Winners

3.15pm - 3.30pm - DJ V Chilled Reggae Vibes

2.15pm - 3.15pm - Damien Hauwai & Denis Hepi

2pm - 2.15pm - DJ V Chilled Reggae Vibes

1pm - 2pm - Carl Mose, Val Smith, & Seb Pryor