Friday 15 March – Sunday 14 April 2024

EcoFest is an annual month-long festival celebrating the unique environment of Tāmaki Makaurau and how we care for it. The EcoFest 2024 programme is packed with events, activities, installations and workshops for people of all ages and at any stage of their sustainability journey. From composting workshops to beach clean-ups, EcoFest’s aim is to make sustainability fun and accessible, inspiring people to make simple changes to reduce their impact on the environment.

For the second year running, EcoFest will be held Auckland-wide as a collaboration between EcoMatters Environment Trust, Kaipātiki Project on the North Shore, Beautification Trust in South and East Auckland and Waiheke Resources Trust.

2024 programme now live

To explore the full list of over 300 events for this year, visit and register for the ones that you’d like to attend. You can view all the events that EcoMatters is hosting as part of EcoFest on our website here.

Plus, keep an eye out for one of our printed fold-out calendars coming soon to your local libraries, community centres and cafes.

Register Your Event

Registrations are still open for events for EcoFest 2024.

Hosting an event is a great way to showcase the wonderful work you’re doing, share your environmental knowledge, reach new audiences and recruit volunteers.

Organise any event with an environmental or sustainability theme in Auckland during EcoFest and register it with us by 8 March to be added to our online festival calendar.

Organising your event

Events can range from guided nature walks to film screenings, stream restoration days to family bike rides, hands-on workshops and more. You are welcome to include your regular ‘business-as-usual’ events and volunteer sessions. View the 2024 programme for more inspiration on what kind of event you could host. We would love to see more events for men and more hosts from Auckland’s diverse ethnic communities.

Decide when and where to hold your event by picking the date and time between Friday 15 March to Sunday 14 April that suits you, and securing your location. The 2024 festival dates include Easter weekend from Friday 29 March to Monday 1 April and the school holidays are from Saturday 13 April.

Event Host Info Pack

You can click here to view the Host Info Pack where you can download EcoFest’s event preparation checklist or scroll down to follow through the steps.

Event categories

Event hosts and supporters

Would you like to join our mailing list for event hosts and festival supporters? Email [email protected] to find out more about opportunities to support the festival and to stay in the loop on becoming an EcoFest event host in 2025.

Festival updates

To receive updates about EcoFest, as well as EcoMatters news and events throughout the year, sign up to get our regular EcoMatters newsletter and follow us on Facebook.

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Gathering feedback from people who attend events is really important for EcoFest, as it helps us keep improving the festival each year.


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