EcoFest West

Saturday 19 March – Sunday 17 April 2022

EcoFest West is an annual month-long festival in West Auckland 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 2022.

EcoFest West 2022 will be going ahead at any level of the Covid-19 protection framework, but the events may look different depending on the guidelines at the time.

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 West, and register it with us by Friday 28 January 2022 for inclusion in our printed programme. At least 4000 copies of the printed programme will be going out to community facilities, cafes, retail outlets and schools from mid-February to mid-April.

Events can be submitted until Wednesday 16 February 2022 for inclusion in the online festival programme. No events submitted later than this date will be included.

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.

The event can be scheduled for any date and time between Saturday 19 March and Sunday 17 April 2022 that suits you. The last weekend of the festival coincides with Easter weekend.

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

Event categories

Festival updates

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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 North

Looking for events on the Shore? Our festival aligns with EcoFest North, which is organised by our friends at Kaipātiki Project on the same dates.


Our key festival funders, who make it possible.