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.

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.

Event categories

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

In addition to our longstanding alignment with Kaipatiki Project‘s EcoFest on the North Shore, in 2023 there will also be events across South Auckland and Waiheke Island, thanks to Beautification Trust and Waiheke Resources Trust. This is a great opportunity if you are looking to engage with more Aucklanders. Online events registered with EcoFest through this page may be promoted via our partner festivals, and if your activities extend beyond west Auckland, we encourage you to consider registering events with our partner festivals too.


Our key festival funders, who make it possible.