Saturday 18 March – Sunday 16 April 2023

EcoFest is an annual month-long festival celebrating our unique environment and sustainable living. Each year, the programme features interactive workshops, experiences and activities that celebrate and restore our natural environment, and teach ways to live more sustainably in our neighbourhoods. The festival programme will be released late February 2023.

Event Categories

Call for events

Hosting an event is a great opportunity to share your environmental knowledge, reach new audiences and recruit new volunteers.

Organise any event with an environmental or sustainability theme in West Auckland during EcoFest, and register it by Sunday 29 January 2023 for inclusion in our printed programme. The printed programme will be going out to community facilities, cafes and retail outlets from February to April.

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 events or volunteer sessions. View the 2021 programme for more inspiration on what kind of event you could host.

To decide when and where to hold your event pick a date and time between Saturday 18 March and Sunday 16 April that suits you, and secure your location. The 2023 festival dates include the Easter public holidays (Friday 7 to Sunday 10 April) and the school holidays (Friday 7 to Sunday 23 April).

As event host, you’ll receive a promotion support pack and tips on how to promote your event.

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.

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.

EcoFest is growing

To build on a longstanding collaboration between EcoMatters and Kaipātiki Project, #ecofest2023 is going regional! EcoMatters, Kaipātiki Project, Beautification Trust and Waiheke Resources Trust have teamed up to collectively showcase all that Tāmaki Makaurau has to offer in the sustainability space. The festival has a new look but the same passion for local action and impact! You can have a look at the regional website here.

This is a great opportunity if you are looking to engage with more Aucklanders. When you register this year your event will automatically be included in an online map covering all events for all of Auckland. If your activities extend across Auckland areas, we encourage you to consider registering events in North, West, South Auckland and Waiheke Island.



Our key festival funders, who make it possible.