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1. Can I bring my dog?

Visit the Auckland Council website to find out which parks allow dogs:

If you intend to bring your dog, please ensure they are:

  • kept on a leash
  • comfortable with crowds and children
  • removed from the event if they become excitable.

2. Will there be food available to buy?

We suggest you bring a picnic to enjoy. At some large events there are food vendors but not at all events. And don’t forget a water bottle!

3. What happens if it's raining?

A weather call will be made by the organisers closer to event date or on event day. Follow us on the Music in Parks Facebook page for the latest event cancellations or update notifications.

4. Can I bring alcohol?

Alcohol bans apply to some parks. Check for restrictions at your local park.

Music in Parks are family-friendly events. Please be considerate.

5. Do I need to buy tickets for this event?

Music in Parks events are FREE. Bring family and friends! If you are attending with children and intend to sit close to the stage, please consider protection for their ears (headphones, earplugs).

6. Can I smoke at the event?

No. Music in Parks events are smoke-free. This includes vaping.

7. COVID-19 – what do I need to know if I'm going to Music in Parks?

Using the traffic light system, these events can only take place at ORANGE and GREEN (limits of 100 people apply under Auckland's current RED status).

Current Protection Framework restrictions for Auckland apply. Each event space will be monitored, and a My Vaccine Passport and mask are required to enter for anyone aged 12 years 3 months and over. Please have your vaccine pass ready to present to the team when you arrive.

For more information on COVID-19, visit

As always, please stay at home if you are unwell and continue to wash and sanitise your hands.

8. Will you provide QR codes at the event?

Yes, QR codes will be around the event location and manual recording sheets will also be available.

9. Will you provide hand sanitiser and hand washing facilities at the event?

Yes, hand sanitising stations and hand washing facility will be available at the event.

10. What happened to Rock the Park and George in the Park?

Auckland Council is no longer partnered with the radio stations behind those events. In 2022 we are partnering with Live Nation and its promoters to bring you Beacon in the Park in Albert Park and Open Water in Coyle Park, Pt Chevalier.