Absorb the sights, sounds, tastes and arts of Mexico at La Fiesta, a free and fun festival held across two central city locations in Tāmaki Makaurau.
Enjoy free tasters of tamales while you browse art, craft and food markets at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki. Get the whānau to participate in creating a large-scale mural with Mexican artist Mayan Quintos and watch colourful and vibrant dance performances by Ollin Yoliztli.
Across the road at Central City Library create your own clay animals, play a traditional Mexican board game, enjoy storytelling and feel your spirit soar as you listen to a live mariachi band.
Please note, exhibition entry is not included - click here for tickets to Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera: Art and Life in Modern Mexico
10am – 5pm
- Free | Exhibition admission additional
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Mexican market 10–5pm – enjoy some art, craft and food at our authentic Mexican market.
Whānau drop-in 10–5pm – create bracelets, headbands, flowers and brooches inspired by Frida Kahlo.
Make a mural – 10–12pm and 1–3pm – join in to help create a large-scale mural with Mexican mural artist Mayan Quintos.
Taste a tamale 11–2pm – taste samplings of delicious, traditional Mexican food.
Mexican folk dancing 12–12.45pm and 2–2.45pm – be swept up in a Mexican folk dancing performance by Ollin Yolitzl.
Live mariachi band 11-11.30am (Gallery Forecourt) and 2.30-3pm (Level 2) – tap your feet and feel your heart soar as you listen to the vivacious sounds of a live mariachi band.
Please note all activities are drop-in sessions.